Zara uncovered: Inside the brand that changed fashion

I am seeing spots. More specifically polka dots, on a white maxi dress. Three women have walked by me – all wearing the same identical dress – in the half hour I’ve been sitting outside this café. I know it’s from Zara, I’ve tried it on, and now I’m seeing those spots everywhere. It is the dress of the summer, another viral Zara fashion statement, complete with a dedicated Instagram account set up by fans. Just one sign of how the Spanish clothing giant is bucking the trend of many…

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Watch footage of Fredrik Tjærandsen’s balloon fashion that went viral

This captioned movie shows catwalk footage of Central Saint Martins graduate Fredrik Tjærandsen’s colourful bubble outfits, which have become a viral sensation around the world. Footage of Tjærandsen’s fashion collection has been widely shared across social media over the past week, after attendees at the CSM graduate fashion show on 30 May posted it on Instagram. The show featured models enveloped in huge colourful bubbles, some of which were deflated from within on the catwalk, transforming them into dresses and skirts as the models walked down the runway. [“source=dezeen”]

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Stingrays Eat Food That Is Harder Than Their Own Jaws

If you’re ever in the Xingu River (a tributary of the Amazon River) in Brazil, look into the fresh flowing water! You might spot one of the endemic spotted rays that call this area home- the Xingu River stingray (Potamotrygon leopoldi). Not only are they unique because they are brilliantly colored and in fresh water, but they are part of an unusual group that eat prey that is tougher than their own jaw. This feeding method is call durophagy, and the fishes that consume these hard-shelled animals have evolved this…

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UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as millions more succumb each year

In recommendations to counter an expected tripling in the number of people with the degenerative condition in the next 30 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines are designed to help medical professionals and governments to develop national policies. Today, around 50 million people globally suffer from dementia and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. “We need to do everything we can to reduce our risk of dementia,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “The scientific evidence gathered for these guidelines confirm what we have suspected for…

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10 lesser-known North-Eastern dishes that momo lovers should never miss

1. 10 lesser known North-Eastern dishes The very moment we talk about North Eastern dishes the only name that comes to our mind is Momos. We often associate North Eastern food with momos, when actually there are a lot more dishes, we barely know about. North East is surprisingly home to some deliciously unique delicacies. There is a large variety of food that these 7 sisters have to offer. You can find simple seasonal stew, subtly flavored boiled food and bursting masalas, bringing a wide range of variation to the…

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10 vegetarian Chinese recipes that will make your mouth water

1. Best vegetarian Chinese recipes Chinese cuisine is famous for its colourful and crunchy veggies that are loaded with spices. With tongue-tickling taste and sweet-and-sour and flavours, these recipes can be easily prepared at home. Most of the Chinese dishes make use of ingredients like garlic, ginger, spring onions, soy sauce, vinegar, and chili sauce to create lip-smacking food. If you are a fan of Chinese cuisine, then here is the list of easy vegetarian Chinese recipes that you can easily cook at home by using simple ingredients. Scroll down…

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Eat this, not that: 7 easy food swaps to aid weight loss

They say that one should eat to live and not live to eat, but it’s fast becoming an urban myth with several diet plans, weight-loss options and theories around why we gain weight. We’ve put together a list for you to consider if you’re seriously working on losing those inches and kilos to feel better about yourself in your everyday life. Read on: Water Vs. Soda: Our body comprises approximately 60% water. Drinking water aids in maintaining bodily fluids which in turn helps transportation of nutrients, maintenance of body temperature, digestion,…

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7 healthy snack ideas that you can easily prepare and carry anywhere

It’s a task in its own to maintain a healthy lifestyle in our busy lives. We are always on a look out for a healthy full stop to our instant food cravings but instead, what do we do? We end up eating unhealthy snacks and junk food with loads of guilt. Well, following a strict fitness regime demands discipline and time and in case you aren’t that determined, it’s all right. We don’t ask you to have a particular diet plan, but everyone should pay little attention to his/her eating…

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10 nostalgic foods that remind us of those happy train journeys

1. Food that remind you of your childhood There was something special about those train journeys of childhood when the rail compartment windows were not blocked by double glassed and the travellers sitting on sleeper coaches seemed like one large family. How excitedly we looked forward to those journeys when mom packed special food to keep us covered! We still eat those foods, but they lack the warmth and taste that they had when mom served them on train on paper plates and sometimes even on newspapers. Here’s a look…

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10 Italian dishes that are more yummylicious than pasta and pizza

1. Popular foods of Italy that you must try! Loaded with cheese and tomato or rich meat-based sauces with a hint of pesto and olive oil, Italian cuisine is one of the most loved across the globe now. Most of us trust Italian cafes to grab the best varieties of pizza and pasta and often skip to try more sumptuous dishes on the menu, and believe it or not, in the process some of us are genuinely missing the real food. While there is nothing that can beat the deliciousness…

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