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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

Lifestyle

Oranges to imaginary vactions: 5 ways to kill stress at work

With a demanding boss, a long list of to-dos, and negative environment, you are bound to get stressed in office. Beat the stress by downloading a fun app or gorging on oranges. Here is a list of ways to de-stress in office:

Lucky number 7: Eat seven veggies everyday to keep fit

British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to health.

Holidaying on mighty seas: Best cruises from world around

If you’re shopping for a cruise vacation, a new ranking could serve as a helpful guide as it breaks down the best brands in categories like food, cabin, and onboard activities.

Pulitzer winning novel The Goldfinch to hit big screen

Donna Tarrt's acclaimed novel The Goldfinch could be set for the big screen after Warner Bros. snapped up the film rights to the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Marathi theatre festival celebrates experiments

Unlike other festivals, Pratibimb’s objective is not to showcase premiering plays. What sets this five-year-old fest apart is that it serves as an interactive platform, where discussions with the cast and crew are held after each show. Here’s a selection of what not to miss:

Hang in there: Soon a blood test to predict suicide risk

A new study has found a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions which could give doctors a simple blood test to reliably predict a person's risk of attempting suicide.

Planting an idea: Green reminder to help focus at work

We all know how hard it can be to keep our work/life balance in check, but one design group has come up with a decor option for your work desk to help keep stress at bay.

Slip not: Pick comfortable footwear for the rainy days

While buying footwear for the monsoon season, you need to make sure that your footwear selection has a good grip. Keep leather shoes away from your sight, focus on grip and go for easy to maintain footwear when it is raining cats and dogs.

Hitting the gym? Not without these gym-kit must-haves

Excited about hitting the gym and cutting that extra flab? Make sure to carry essentials like water bottle, hair ties and deodorant in your duffle bag. Here is the complete list:

What the fizz: Soft drinks during meals could be harmful

It is usually felt that meals that include a calorific drink are expected to be more satiating than those served with water. But did you ever count calories from the soft drink you usually order along with the dinner? Now is the time to factor those in.

Middle aged, high on alcohol? Demetia might be on cards

A new study has revealed that middle-aged adults with a history of drinking problem are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment later in life. Maybe it is time to cut down on the booze a little?

Take a stylish dip: Where are the chicest pools on earth? Dream Paris

Want to unwind? Think Paris, where graffiti, art deco and sun loungers go hand in hand at one of the city's 1930s haunts, Le Molitor. It features a heated outdoor 46m summer pool, a 33m, glass-roofed, mosaic winter pool and the most stylish sundeck in the city. Vive l'été!

Stomach, the most hated body part: Research

Stomachs have been voted the most hated part of the body, followed by the dreaded muffin top (fat on the waist), bingo wings (flabby upper arms), thighs and noses, according to new research by non-surgical treatment clinic.

People who work longer smoke more: Research

Do you work for long hours? Check your smoking habits. New research has revealed that people who work longer smoke more. They find it harder to quit smoking and those who have given up are more at risk of starting again, according to the researchers.

Run, run, run: Daily running can lower death risk

A new US study has suggested that running everyday, even for a few minutes, can significantly reduce a person's risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases.
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