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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014

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DIY tips to fix your party make-up: Go red, go gold this Christmas

Tis the season to stress. But by stocking up on our simple make-up tips, you'll look party-pretty in no time. So, this Christmas, take our advice and colour your lips festive red and eyes glitzy gold.

Is your baby keeping you up all night?

If your infant is not sleeping through the night, it may not be a reason to panic as sleep patterns of infants vary for at least the first three years of life, says a new study. There are many reasons for this, including changes in infant health and mobility and the development of separation anxiety.

Why breathalysers are not as safe as you think!

Researchers have found that the ability of some breathalysers, widely sold to the public to detect potentially unsafe levels of alcohol in blood while driving, varies considerably. The findings call into question the regulatory process for approving these sorts of devices for personal use.

Narrating tales through drums and martial arts

A group from Taiwan is set to stage a theatre act with a difference: using drums and martial arts instead of dialogue.

For a feel of real Rajasthan head to Churu

It is the 'gateway' to the Thar desert, boasts of untapped desert experiences and spectacular painted havelis, and yet, Churu — a sleepy town on the border of Bikaner, has never been on the list of 'go to' places in Rajasthan.

Organic foods: Are they more nutritious? Are they safer? Or are they plain lies?

A recent study in Delhi found that 30% of food items and products labelled organic actually contain chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Here's what you should look out for when you go grocery shopping.

This Christmas, ask Santa for books!

Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo. And with that opening line, Little Women became the obvious go-to book for festive cheer. This Christmas we decided to look through our bookshelves and Kindles and find you some of our favourite Christmassy books.

Winter: the best time to improve your health

Yes, the winter makes us vulnerable to cough and cold. But it’s also the best season of the year to improve your health and pump up your immunity. Shikha Sharma answers why.

Maldives: Of amazing lagoons and top-of-the-line resorts

It’s not only one of the most beautiful destinations in the world (with its lagoons, clear water and amazing underwater world), but the Maldives is also where luxury chains are setting up breathtaking, top-of-the-line resorts, writes Vir Sanghvi.

A ground report from India's biggest art show in Kochi

From graffiti on public walls to installations on the beach, Kerala's commercial capital has seen an explosion of crowds and colour as the Kochi-Muziris biennale comes to town. Already, 25,000 have visited the eight venues. A ground report from India's biggest art show.

Stocks for your Christmas stockings

From funky mobile covers to little blings - if you’re playing Santa this Christmas, here’s a quick guide to what you can stuff in your Christmas stockings.

Manipur: The place where polo was born?

Britishers may have introduced polo to the world, but Manipur claims they taught them the game. The sport died out during the communist era, but is now catching up again. A look at the space it gets in the state's cultural calendar.

Christmas is not a festival but a feeling

Hindus seem to be celebrating Christmas this year with a zest that's quite remarkable even for this party-loving faith.

Rapidly-changing genes help malaria parasites hide in human body for long periods

While living in human red blood cells, malaria parasites use new genetic tricks every 48 hours to evade the human immune system. The findings could explain why attempts to create an effective vaccine against the parasites have failed.

Quicker food choices driven by taste, not health

If you want your diet to be healthy, take time in deciding the food you are about to pick, suggests a study, noting that quicker food choices are driven by taste and not health.
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