How to Send Back Food and Drinks

Dining and drinking out can be an expensive experience and you, as a customer, are entitled to an enjoyable one. But being entitled to something doesn’t mean you get to be a jerk about it. Sending food or drinks back from whence they came for no real reason is the saddest sort of flex, and there are few things more off-putting than someone who tries to build themselves up by being rude to waitstaff, bartenders, or anyone else in the service industry. There are circumstances, however, where returning or exchanging…

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Is your cool hashtag-friendly lifestyle leading you to cancer?

Yes, it is easy to go out and devour junk food and alcohol. It is even easier to smoke a cigarette thinking that is the only way to keep your stress at bay. But, what one is forgettingis that the short-term perky feeling is the risk factor to the fatal disease, cancer. This choice of being in sync with peers and wanting the cool lifestyle is one of the prevailing reasons for the growing number of cancer cases in the city. “There has been a definite increase in cancer incidence and…

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Kolkata’s American Waffle House adds new savoury wafflles to their menu

When it comes to waffles, the more the merrier. American Waffle House agrees with this sentiment, as they just expanded their menu in a major way. The dessert chain famous for its Red Velvet and Choco Blast waffles has introduced savoury waffles into their menu, piquing our interest sufficiently. Featuring a range of add-ons, like nachos, cottage cheese, pesto fillings and Mexican sauces, each of the new waffles are as individualistic as they come. Kolkattans have long been looking for a taste of waffles on the savoury side. And American…

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A Raspberry Pi-based handheld to make creating your own gadgets easy

The latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi-based pi-top computer is a handheld gadget designed to remove technical barriers to using the Pi to build homemade hardware. The pi-top 4 puts the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ in a case with a mini-OLED screen, portable power pack with a three to six hour battery life, and four programmable buttons. The pi-top seems designed to take some of the hassle out of learning how to use the Pi to interact with anything from simple electronics like sensors through to full systems like robots More…

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All the hottest tech you want to be seen with in 2019

There is tech: functional, boasting of specs that run for pages on end and savvy enough for Bruce Wayne’s basement. And then there are gadgets that tick all of these boxes and are designed well enough to be conversation starters – the kind that Shuri would approve of. Here, GQ’s favourite stuff (in no particular order) to optimize your life and keep you looking sharp. Google Home A smart speaker the size of a humidifier, the Home packs surprisingly good sound, the omniscience of Google and an AI assistant that sounds…

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Wellness gurus’ health tips: which to adopt and which to ignore

Do you start your day with a visit to a hyperbaric oxygen chamber? Or do you prefer to stare at the sun while doing yoga? These are among the rituals of four “wellness” obsessives who were profiled by The Times on 12 January. The pursuit of good health is, of course, to be encouraged, but it’s hardly surprising that some of the measures they reported – such as Himalayan salt lamps and a device called the “HumanCharger” – raised a few eyebrows on social media. The Times of London ✔@thetimes Once wellness meant…

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Zomato partners with Paytm to expand online food ordering in India

Further expanding the landscape of digital food ordering in India, Zomato has announced a partnership with Paytm to enable its food ordering and delivery services on Paytm’s mobile app. With this addition, users can now browse their favourite restaurants, listed on Zomato’s online ordering platform, on the Paytm App as well and order food instantly. This service is currently live for all the Paytm Android app users in Delhi-NCR and will soon be made available across India and on the iOS app as well. Zomato’s overall mission is ‘better food for more people’ and…

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Enabling consumers to lead ‘nutty lives but with yogic food’

Pallavi Gupta set up Nutty Yogi after lifestyle changes improved her health. Photo: Diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease, about five years ago, Pallavi Gupta found herself making repeated visits to specialists for six months. “As part of the treatment, I was taking a lot of steroids and at some point I came to the realization that there’s no cure for my condition in modern medicine,” says Gupta, who decided to change her lifestyle following a friend’s advice. “I became vegan, went gluten-free and dairy-free. Within six months, I was…

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Storing leftovers in aluminum foil can lead to these health risks

Refrigerated leftovers typically last up to four days if your leftovers are sealed and stored correctly. For most people, covering a plate with foil and tossing it in the fridge is a quick, easy way to store food. However, wrapping your food in a sheet of aluminum foil is also an easy way to put yourself at risk for health hazards. Much like we need air to breathe, bacteria need air to thrive. Some bacteria like staph and Bacillus cereus, which causes foodborne illnesses, produce toxins that aren’t destroyed by high…

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Hair Care Tips: 6 Ways To Prevent Frizzy Hair In Winters

Welcome to the time when freezing winds, dry air and chilled temperatures together leave no stone un-turned to make you ‘feel the frizz’ and your blankets do not let you head to the salon! Winter season is synonymous to the season of dryness and that’s why winter hair care isn’t that easy. The lack of humidity and the imbalance in temperature – cold outside and warm indoors – make our hair dry, frizzy and unmanageable. De-tangling dry hair is also very cumbersome and leads to hair fall, which further reduces…

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