Is Saline Water Beneficial To Consume? How To Make It At Home

Salt makes for an essential nutrient and if consumed in an optimum amount, it has many benefits to offer. It is said that it is one of the best ways to detox our body. In fact, Ayurveda is said to have used salt water, or saline water, to cleanse stomach, intestines and colon, while repairing the damage that our diet has caused to the cells in our digestive tract. While there is no scientific explanation or study that has proved this theory, it has been a favourite solution that has…

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Here’s What The Ancient Practice Of Sprinkling Water Around Food Meant!

Our ancestors have left us with a trove of traditional practises that became an integral part of the Indian culture and were also considered healthy. However, somewhere we have forgotten these ancient practises that have a reason backing them. One of these practises includes sprinkling water in a circular fashion around their plate or banana leaf thrice. This practise is still prevalent in most parts of southern and northern India. While the common belief is that it is a method of seeking blessings from the deities. But, is this the only reason or is there…

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Here’s What The Ancient Practice Of Sprinkling Water Around Food Meant!

Our ancestors have left us with a trove of traditional practises that became an integral part of the Indian culture and were also considered healthy. However, somewhere we have forgotten these ancient practises that have a reason backing them. One of these practises includes sprinkling water in a circular fashion around their plate or banana leaf thrice. This practise is still prevalent in most parts of southern and northern India. While the common belief is that it is a method of seeking blessings from the deities. But, is this the only reason or is there…

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Caribbean residents describe dire situation as food, water run out

A week after Hurricane Irma struck a string of Caribbean islands, some residents find themselves in darkness, as power remains out, and they’re increasingly worried as food and water supplies dwindle. In the storm’s aftermath, residents and tourists described a volatile situation with vexing challenges ahead that have forced people to fend for themselves. “You listen to the radio. You call. But nobody comes,” said Leroy Webb, a resident of St. Maarten, which is the Dutch part of the island. The French side of the island is St. Martin. “I…

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Passengers stuck on tarmac call 911, beg for food and water

Desperate passengers aboard two diverted Air Transat planes in Canada resorted to calling 911 to plead for air, food and water after being stuck on the ground for hours, according to reports. Air Transat Flight 157 from Brussels was scheduled to arrive in Montreal at 3:15 p.m. Monday, but was diverted to Ottawa because of thunderstorms, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. It finally landed in Ottawa about 5 p.m. after more than eight hours in flight – but then sat on the tarmac for six more hours and the passengers were…

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Sports Drinks Versus Water: Which One Should You Pick While You Exercise?

There is a lot more to endurance running than one might imagine. One of the main concerns being that of dehydration, and maintaining a certain level of energy while running. If you’re a runner, you will be able to imagine the utter disappointment of getting tired and having to give up on your run. It is of utmost importance to have a good amount of fluids before, during and after the run for optimal performance, and that is a fact that all the runners are well acquainted with. The question…

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Relief for Tamil Nadu, SC asks Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Karnataka government to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for 10 days. Earlier, the apex court had advised Tamil Nadu and Karnataka “live and let live”, as both the states locked horns and traded charges in the courtroom over the release of Cauvery water. Senior lawyer FS Nariman, appearing for Karanataka, said there were rain “deficit months” in the recent past and it was difficult to release the water due to Tamil Nadu. [Source:-Zee News]

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Good News! No More Water Cuts In Pune

PUNE:  Owing to good rainfall in the catchment areas of dams in the recent days, the district administration today announced the withdrawal of water cuts in Pune city. From Monday onward, the city, which has been getting water on alternate days for the last one year, will receive water daily. “Water level in all four dams has gone considerably up. Since water level is satisfactory in all the dams, we have decided to withdraw the water cuts and from Monday the city will receive water on daily basis,” said Girish…

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How Sunscreens Are Tested for SPF, Water Resistance aUVA Protection

            Testing, testing! The 2016 Skin Cancer Foundation Journal You stand in the drugstore, scanning the product information on 20 or 30 brands of sunscreen. SPF, broad spectrum – it all sounds very official, but how do manufacturers prove their products work to the required standard? In the latest edition of its annual journal, the Skin Cancer Foundation spells out exactly which tests the Food and Drug Administration requires of sunscreen manufacturers. Here’s the abbreviated version: Sun protection factor (SPF): This is a gauge of…

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