How your clothes become microfiber pollution in the sea

Most people don’t realize it, but “the majority of our clothes are made from plastic,” said Imogen Napper, a researcher at the University of Plymouth.  (Shutterstock/Maridav) From the polar ice cap to the Mariana Trench 10 kilometers below the waves, synthetic microfibers spat out by household washing machines are polluting oceans everywhere.  The world has woken up over the last year to the scourge of single-use plastics, from bottles and straws to ear swabs and throw-away bags, resulting in legislation to restrict or ban their use in dozens of countries. A lot…

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Why vegan junk food may be even worse for your health

No British train station or high street would be complete without a Greggs bakery. The merchants of mass-produced pastries are as quintessential as they come. And last year they won plaudits for turning vegan. On the back of their success, other fast food brands shortly followed suit. In fact, Greggs’s vegan sausage rolls have been so successful, the company announced a “phenomenal year” for sales in 2019 driven in part by their new product and that they would share a £7m ($9.17m) bonus equally between staff. Like the sausage roll, another staple of British…

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Balance your sleep for a healthier lifestyle

A good, refreshing sleep is very important for all of us as it helps solidify and consolidate memories, restores and rejuvenates the various body functions, helps to grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesise hormones. Dr Vivek Nangia, director and head, Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, brings to the light the necessity of a balanced sleep routine. Too little or too much sleep, both can be harmful. While adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night, one-year-olds need roughly 11 to 14 hours, school-age children between 9 and 11…

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5 ways to make your bedtime stories magical

According to psychologists, while bedtime stories help forming a very good bond between kids and their parents, it also benefits the child in numerous ways like enhanced imagination and creative thinking, wider scope of knowledge, fun learning, better communication and problem-solving skills.(Unsplash) Bedtime stories for toddlers are no less of a golden opportunity to build and nurture your relationship with your child. This becomes further crucial for working parents who do not get the entire day to spend with their kids. According to psychologists, while bedtime stories help forming a very good…

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Today health tips: 6 lifestyle modifications to bring down your breast cancer risk

Smoking, alcohol intake, obesity and exposure to light late at night increase your risk of breast cancer © Shutterstock   According to the estimates of World Cancer Research Fund, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women and the second most common among all forms of cancer overall. In 2018 itself, 2 million new breast cancer diagoutlooknoses took place., suggest the findings of this research agency. But what could be the culprit behind the ever-widening base of breast cancer all over the world. Studies on this fatal on this…

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Yelp now offers personalized results based on your diet and lifestyle

Yelp is introducing a new personalization feature that produces custom search results based on each user’s general preferences. Users can set up profiles with their dietary restrictions, lifestyle interests, and accessibility preferences, and places that meet those requirements will be elevated in the app. The function marks the first time that Yelp has offered personalization options, as the company has been expanding its focus beyond food. Besides dietary, lifestyle, and accessibility options, the app also lets users set more specific interests for restaurants, (like Taiwanese, bubble tea, bakeries), attractions (farmers…

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Manage Your Stress with Samsung Health, Now Available in More Languages

While many look forward to the cooler weather and the sight of falling leaves in autumn, it’s easy to get stressed out as summer vacation season winds down and back-to-school planning and the daily grind begin again. Samsung Health1 can help keep away the post-vacation blues with a suite of meditation and mindfulness features that are designed to help you manage your body and mind in collaboration with Calm.   Samsung Health recently expanded its language support of its Mindfulness service in collaboration with Calm2, the number 1 sleep and meditation app.…

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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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This gadget can chill your beer from room temperature to ice-cold in a minute

When going out on camping trips, an irritating part about carrying beers is that even though they are kept in thermoses, they tend to still get a bit warm. BlueQuench is aiming to solve this issue by launching Qooler on Indiegogo and this brand means business. The Qooler is for those who want nothing but ice-cold beers in the shortest possible time and we can’t wait for it to launch fast enough. So, how does BlueQuench’s Qooler manage to chill a can of beer in just 60 seconds? The magic…

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Here’s how to fund your child’s education

Maneesh Joshi, a 39-year-old Mumbai based documentary producer and director, is quick to emphasise on the financial goal of funding his son’s higher education. While his 7-year-old son Rikhil Joshi is busy with class III studies, the father has all the plans in place to fund his education. Maneesh invests regularly in equity mutual fund schemes to ensure that he gets a sizeable corpus over a long-term. He is also investing in fixed deposits to balance the risk. “It is too early to talk about Rikhil’s academic choices. He may…

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