The “Effective Dose” of Work You Need to Feel Fulfilled Is Surprisingly Low

Now that the World Health Organization has officially recognized the symptoms of ‘workplace burnout’, it’s clear that the mental health effects of too much work are a global concern. While it may feel tempting to walk away from work altogether, scientists warn that not working is also linked to mental health issues. As a paper published Tuesday in Social Science & Medicine, there’s an “effective dose” of work we should be doing each week to reap the rewards — and it’s not that much. Indeed eight hours a week would be enough for average worker.” As part of…

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Tajin is a lifestyle: An appreciation of the Mexican seasoning mix

Mangonada, prepared with the Mexican spice Tajin, in New York. (Source: The New York Times) You can find Tajin served alongside the freshly sliced mango sold on the street in New York City on humid summer afternoons. At Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Tajin garnishes esquites, a Mexican snack of stewed corn, served in mini batting helmets, while the cafe Tropicales in Houston dusts its yuca fries with the chile-lime salt. Tajin coats the rims of cocktail glasses at countless bars, and in homes, throughout the United States, the canister…

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An exhibition at Pitti Uomo 96 explores the history of men’s fashion

ince the mid 1990s the curator Olivier Saillard has applied an incisive, dynamic attitude to the way fashion is presented to the public. Ahead of Pitti Uomo’s 30th anniversary, he explores the tradeshow’s role in shaping ideas of masculinity. ‘Romanzo Breve Di Moda Maschile – A Short Novel on Men’s Fashion’, at Palazzo Pitti Museo della Moda e del Costume, is a tribute to Marco Rivetti, president of Pitti Immagine from 1987 to 1995. It was Rivetti who first understood the need to combine fashion and the cultural heritage of Florence. Pitti has continued…

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The surprising truth about Indian food

I was in a narrow kitchen in Mumbai, one of India’s most strikingly modern cities, watching an ancient Indian meal being cooked on vessels of baked clay. Utensils made from leaves, wood and metal were scattered across the kitchen. The food was being prepared using only ingredients native to the subcontinent, which meant that the sharpness of chillies (native to Mexico) and the starch of the potatoes (imported from South America) were missing. “No cabbages, cauliflower, peas or carrots, either,” said Kasturirangan Ramanujam, one of the cooks preparing the meal….

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Edible insects? Lab-grown meat? The real future food is lab-grown insect meat

Livestock farming is destroying our planet. It is a major cause of land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration, deforestation — and of course, climate change. Plant-based diets, insect farming, lab-grown meat and genetically modified animals have all been proposed as potential solutions. Which is best? All of these combined, say researchers at Tufts University. Writing in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, they explain why lab-grown insect meat — fed on plants, and genetically modified for maximum growth, nutrition and flavor — could be a superior green…

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Fruity fashion: 7 of the best lemon-print pieces on the high street

When life gives you lemons… wear them. That’s our motto this season, because the shops are bursting with gorgeous citrus prints right now. Make a bold lemon dress the star of a summer outfit, adding a straw bag and espadrilles for a chic Fifties-inspired look. Many of these zesty designs have a retro vibe to them, but if you want to take the trend and give it a modern edge, try a lemon motif skirt paired with an oversized tee and sporty sandals. Or if floaty frocks aren’t your thing,…

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Protect your hair from damage in the summer heat with these 5 easy tips

The UV rays can damage the cuticle of the hair, and also make the scalp dry and rough that can cause hair fall, hair breakage and split ends. Protect your hair from damage in the summer heat with these 5 easy tips  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: The summers, especially in a tropical country like India, are really hot and stepping out in the sun could mean damage to your health. Not only are you at a very high risk of getting heat strokes and cold and flu, your skin…

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By 2030 India Will Replace One Of The Top 3 Superpowers: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said that PM Modi-led government has provided an immense boost to the economy of India. CHATRA, JHARKHAND:  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that by the year 2030 India could replace any one of the three world superpowers (Russia, China and America). “By 2030 or 2031 Bharat will replace any one of the three superpowers, either Russia, China or America from the list of top three countries of the world in terms of economy and strength,” said Rajnath Singh while addressing an election rally at Chatra….

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How CLT India is changing the face of education in semi-urban and rural areas with e-Patashale

Technology has transformed our lives in many ways. It is also responsible for taking education from brick-and-mortar classrooms to virtual classrooms. Today, internet has opened doors of opportunity for students with better reach as well as covering an ever-widening range of subjects. But one might assume that schools need to splurge a lot of money to afford eLearning solutions. And busting this myth is CLT India, which is based in Bengaluru. CLT, which stands for Children’s Lovecastles Trust, aims to use low-cost technology to serve the underserved students across India. Bhagya…

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Fashion Trust Arabia Spotlights the Visionary Fashion Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Krikor Jabotian Photo: Courtesy of Krikor Jabotian Whatever it was that magnetized a vast troupe of international fashion people to converge on Qatar for Fashion Trust Arabia, curiosity had to be at the top of everyone’s list. The events around the inauguration of the National Museum of Qatar in Doha were as high on royal ceremony, glamour, and celebrity as could be expected from a Gulf country as wealthy as this. What couldn’t be anticipated was the window that was opened on the vibrant energy and social activism of young…

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