This Startup Wants To Wean Kids Off Smartphones And Gadgets With Engaging Activities

Young students form a line as they walk to classes after morning assembly in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) In a world where kids already seem to be spending far too much time staring at screens, how do you keep them intellectually challenged without giving them any gadgets? That’s the problem that Chennai startup Flinto Learning Solutions is seeking to address. Flinto is a reference to flint stones and how early humans created fire. It’s a nod to how the company would like to ignite young minds. The five-year-old…

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On Day 1, MBBS counselling fails to take off amid row over cap on fee

With the state’s department of medical education and research failing to release the seat distribution and fee structure for MBBS admission till Friday late evening, Baba Farid University for Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, the nodal agency, did not start the first round of scheduled counselling. There are 1,025 MBBS seats in eight medical colleges. BFUHS had uploaded the merit list on its website, but MBBS seats and fee in three private medical colleges including Adesh Medical College, Bathinda, Guru Ram Das Medical College, Amritsar and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, are not uploaded….

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5 Foods You Are Better off Eating Raw

It is said that cooking some foods may impact their nutrient value and therefore its best to consume these raw or lightly sauted. This is primarily due to the heat exposure to nutrients at the time of cooking that may change or alter their intrinsic goodness. Their inherent taste and flavour can get affected too. There are some foods out there that are better off being eaten raw rather than cooked. Here is a list of food items that you should consider eating raw: 1. Onions They may make you cry,…

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Healthy lifestyle and exercise key to staving off alzheimer’s, study finds

A healthy lifestyle and regular exercise are key elements to battling alzheimer’s And it is never too late to start, say researchers who found that physical activity helps stimulate blood circulation in areas at risk in the front of the brain. “We understand that living with dementia poses many challenges to individuals and their families and the idea of improving their physical fitness may seem like an unachievable target,” said lead researcher Alice Hollamby, of University College London. “However, we encourage increased physical fitness in any way – even what…

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GONE OFF! Tea bags, peanut butter and BEER… the food and drink in your cupboard that you’ve kept for too long

MOST kitchen cupboards contain unfinished packets of various sundries that get pushed to the back and forgotten about – but some of these kitchen staples need to be thrown away sooner than you think. While many believe items such as teabags and sugar are non-perishable, they go off more quickly than you might expect. ALAMY 4 To keep tea fresher for longer, try popping it in your freezer Wesbite Eatbydate suggests how long food really lasts and outlines just how long kitchen cupboard essentials should be kept. Check your cupboard…

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Samsung’s next big gamble: A TV that never turns off

CES 2017 has already produced plenty of interesting announcements, but leave it to Samsung to throw the tech world a curve ball with a tantalizing teaser of its next insane idea: a TV that you never turn off. Samsung calls it the Lifestyle TV, though that may only be a placeholder name under the moniker is finalized — it was previously listed on CES material as being called the “Samsung Frame,” so who knows — and it’s a video display that is a TV when you want it to be,…

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‘How do I cut my sleeves off?’ – 2016’s most-Googled fashion questions answered!

1. ‘How to cut sleeves off a shirt?’ This year was largely focused on vandalising your clothes: razoring your jean hems, cropping your tops and, apparently, de-sleeving your shirts. To do this one, you need scissors and good arms. We’re fairly confident this question was made up. 2. ‘How do I start modelling?’ A bleak perennial on the search engine’s annual fashion question roundup but, anyway … To start, you need remarkable genes. If the year’s catwalk was anything to go by, you also needed curly hair and a decent…

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Dynamic Lifestyle | Keeping The Pounds Off This Christmas

The holiday season can make sticking to a consistent workout routine difficult. Between the cooler temperatures, shorter daylight hours, travelling to visit families, food-oriented gatherings and frantic shopping schedules, squeezing in physical activity is always tough. But staying active during the holidays can be easier and more fun than you think. We’ve compiled a list of five easy ways to squeeze in a workout during the holidays that will surely keep you active and keep those inches off.   1. SET GOALS   The holidays can get so busy and…

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Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Small businesses sound off on health-care reform

With November elections just over a month away, small-business owners are wondering what a new administration might mean for the nation’s health-care system. The candidates have squared off on whether or not the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s sweeping health-care reform law often referred to as Obamacare, should survive. Hillary Clinton has talked about strengthening the landmark act, while Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the law on his first day of office. Photographer | Collection | Getty Images The dueling ideas have Pedro Alfonso concerned. The chairman and CEO…

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Researchers debunk ‘five-second rule’: Eating food off the floor isn’t safe

Turns out bacteria may transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up. Rutgers researchers have disproven the widely accepted notion that it’s OK to scoop up food and eat it within a “safe” five-second window. Donald Schaffner, professor and extension specialist in food science, found that moisture, type of surface and contact time all contribute to cross-contamination. In some instances, the transfer begins in less than one second. Their findings appear online in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal, Applied and…

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