The food isn’t ready til you add the `finishing touch’

If you’ve ever wondered why food made by your favorite restaurant chef tastes better than the food you make at home, chances are you are missing the crucial “finishing touch.” That’s the final seasoning that chefs sprinkle or drizzle on the food once it is cooked. You can add the finishing touch when you take the dish out of the oven, or off the stovetop or grill, or once the food is plated. If you serve your meals family-style, then add the finishing touch to the whole dish. If you…

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10 Trailblazing Brands That Turn Waste Into the Lifestyle Products You Love!

We are told to conscientiously recycle, reuse or upcycle our waste so that it does not end up in one of the many overflowing landfills. But how practical is all this effort, if thousands of bottles, newspapers, cloth pieces, e-waste articles are discarded every day, and only some are reused? One excellent option here is to rethink waste, as raw materials for home decor items, stationery and daily need products. For example, when you use plastic bottles to manufacture a T-shirt, you reuse whatever is at your disposal and secondly,…

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How do you start a conversation about mental health with someone who is depressed?

 War photographer Jacob Simkin, one of the subjects of the Australian documentary Happy Sad Man, suffers from post-traumatic stress and moral injury syndrome. Photograph: Proud Mother Pictures Jacob Simkin believes in humanity. But while documenting the fallout from airstrikes and artillery barrages in north-eastern Syria, he says this optimism has created a war inside him. The Melbourne-raised photographer is more at home in chaos than in peace. Simkin has also covered conflict in Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan over the past 15 years, and has taught activists how to shoot video…

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How to maintain Healthy Digestive System: Seven happy digestion tips for you

Are you a healthy person? You’d possibly like to answer this in the affirmative and one guess as to how you would arrive at that answer is by thinking about how many times you have visited the doctor. Correct? So, if you think you are a healthy individual, then congratulations, that’s what most people want. But, let’s pause for a moment and ask: are you really as healthy as you think you are? If you want to determine the absolute right answer to this question, then only a doctor can…

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If Someone Invites You to the Fashion Cafeteria, Sit on the Floor

This week, a meme seized fashion Twitter and beyond like a midsummer fever: “Fashion stan Twitter: where are you sitting?” The accompanying image was a cartoon of an empty cafeteria, done up in classic operating-room blue, with fashion’s leading lights seated in groups of three across the cafeteria. The premise was tantalizing: Whose table would welcome you? Who would shun you? And most important of all: What sick, twisted spirit trapped all these fashion designers in a cafeteria? It was all fun and games, I guess, until people starting making…lists? Just like, straight-up…

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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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Health tips: Why you should drink more water during summers

It is extremely important to drink water and keep yourself hydrated during summers. (Photo: Getty Images) During summers, our bodies try to cool down through the natural process of sweating, which in turn can cause dehydration. This makes it essential for us to drink more water, as less water content in the body can lead various ailments. Dr Ajay Agarwal, Director, Dept of Internal Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Noida shares the factors that determine a person’s water intake, and also mentions the quantity of water a person should drink in a…

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Ramadan 2019: 5 diet and fitness tips to help you fast safely

While fasting during Ramadan is a good way of improving one’s health, doing it the right way is imperative. Here are a few things to keep in mind so that you can fast compromising your health. Ramadan 2019: 5 diet and fitness tips to help you fast safely  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: The holy month of Ramadan is a crucial month for the Muslim community across the world, both physically and spiritually with practicing restraint as one of its key learning. During this period the community observes Roza i.e. fast,…

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IPL 2019: Now You Can Order Food on Swiggy From Within The Hotstar App, While Watching Cricket

This surely has to be a first of its kind partnership. Food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy has tied up with streaming service Hotstar for this IPL 2019 season. Cricket fans streaming the match on Hotstar will be able to now order food without having to leave the Hotstar app during the match stream. Swiggy POP, Swiggy’s curated single-serve meals from top restaurants in your neighbourhood, is being integrated within the Hotstar app. The feature will be available on Android and iOS devices. This comes after Swiggy analysed the data…

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Weight Loss: 5 High-Protein Dinner Foods You Can Add To Your Diet

It has been reiterated often enough that for a sustainable weight loss, you need to have a healthy diet in place. While you are charting your diet, make sure you make room for enough protein. Protein is called the building block of life. It helps build muscles, cartilage and even help facilitate weight loss. Protein helps induce the feeling of fullness. It also plays a crucial role in regulating hunger hormone ghrelin, which helps check cravings. If you are searching for dinner options that are high in protein, you have…

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