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HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

Lifestyle

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones.

Five simple steps to healthy, glowing skin

It's not a bad idea after all to go bare faced sometimes, but make sure you have healthy and glowing skin. Ensure drinking water and using sunscreen to get that glow. Here are some tips to boost your skin's health.

News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash

In a country known for its high-tech 'smart loos', a Japanese exhibition dedicated to what gets flushed down them and featuring a giant toilet slide is making a splash in Tokyo.

With the rains making a comeback, head for a fall

Multiple waterfalls sprout at every other corner of hill stations. We pick some must-see ones from across the country that become major tourist attractions during the wet season.

Now, Amish's Shiva trilogy in different languages

The publisher - Westland - said the trilogy has sold more than two million copies and looking at the soaring demand, it has been released in different languages like Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada and Tamil and even in the Indonesian language.

SMSes help young adults reduce binge drinking

Young adults in the US who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking halved their binge drinking after receiving mobile phone text messages following a visit to the emergency department.

Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds

A study says using spoons as measurements for medicine can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes. The results, published online in Pediatrics, underscore recommendations that droppers and syringes that measure in milliliters be used for liquid medicines - not spoons.

Pakistani writer Moni Mohsin's back with her Butterfly

Moni Mohsin's The Return of the Butterfly, the third book in the hilarious Butterfly series is out. We asked her about writing, Pakistan and of course, her heroine. Plus, an exclusive extract from the book!

Monsoon special: damp-proof your style

You don't need to look purely utilitarian (read unexciting) this season in case you get wet. The trick is to identify the right outfit that can transition from summer wear to monsoon wear with ease.

Monsoon special: it's pouring, pass the grub

Something about the monsoon makes us hungry and self-indulgent. Why fight it? Just dig into the perfect snacks and chai.

The irresistible love for adult comedies

Despite the onslaught of stand-up comics and laughter channels, the genre of adult comedies in theatre is seeing a revival.

What you eat can affect your body's internal clock

Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behaviour and biology. Researchers believe adjusting the clock through dietary changes may help patients with various conditions.

Game of combs: DIY guide to hairstyles from GoT

If you’ve always wondered how to get those next-to-perfect braids sported by Khaleesi or the adorable twisted buns that sit atop Sansa’s pretty head in Game of Thrones, here’s your DIY guide.

Sweet dreams: revamp your slumber zone

Want to give your bedroom a chic revamp without much sweat, and without drilling a hole in your pocket? Get your creative juices flowing, break rules, mix and match, and let your bedroom say who you are. We tell you how to get working on a dream perfect bedroom!

Study debunks health benefits of light drinking

You always liked to believe that a glass or two of booze was good for your heart. Say cheers no more: a new study says reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only improve your chance against coronary heart disease, but also help you lose weight and ease high blood pressure.
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