HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014


Heart diseases are preventable: Just follow the numbers for smart heart choices

Heart disease kills in huge numbers. By now, you probably know what you need to do: lower cholesterol, cut stress, quit smoking and get active. But new research is being done every day, making it easier to make smart heart choices. And we’ve made it easier still – just follow the numbers!

Office hazards: Stress at work might just turn you asthmatic

A new study has indicated a link between asthma and work related stress. It was found that those who didn't feel their tenure was secure were more likely to have been diagnosed with depression and for every 25 % increase in the perceived threat of job loss, the risk of asthma rose by 24 %.

Dining out? Choose a well-lit table to avoid overeating

People order healthier foods if they sit by a window or in a well-lit area, while people at uncomfortable high-top tables favor salads and buy fewer desserts, since it's harder to slouch or spread out.

Power dressing: How to wear grey

Grey fashion pieces were shown at the autumn-winter collections of many renowned brands including DKNY, Simon Gao and Zeynup Tosun and its hitting the high street too but opting for such shades needs a perfect pairing. We tell you how to get it right.

A fan of pizza? Now, eat your way through Chicago

The tour guide offers fun statistics as the bus travels from pizzeria to pizzeria. There are 2,200 pizza restaurants in Chicago. Thin crust outsells deep-dish in Chicago even though deep-dish was invented in Chicago in the 1940s.

Move over the machines people, walk a mile to stay fit

Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress on active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star.

Surprise! Anti-odour clothes may not be effective at all

Anti-odour clothing may not be living up to its promise, and it could all be a matter of how the product was tested. In two separate experiments, researchers found that some antimicrobial textiles were far more effective at performing their advertised tasks in the lab than in testing on humans.

I wanted to be a tap dancer: Ruskin Bond

That the 80-year-old is a favourite childrens' author is a fact universally known. But did you know that Bond is not too fond of pets; that his grandma was a strict Victorian, or that he wishes he had at least one or two love affairs?

Around the world in 90 days

The year's almost drawing to a close and suddenly you realise that you are yet to fulfil your resolution to go out and explore the world. But where's the time to decide on the location, you wonder. We have done the job for you. Here's a compilation of international events/festivities to help you plan your holiday around. Take your pick!

Truth about natural sugar unveiled

Chocolates, ice creams and mithais. Be it Diwali or getting over a break-up, they have been our companion during celebrations and comforter in times of sorrow. Sure it's delicious, but does natural sugar love us back? Shikha Sharma finds out.

Tobacco kills half its users: Tips on quitting smoking

France has announced plans to introduce plain packaging of cigarettes as part of tough anti-smoking laws. Tobacco use in India is higher than France (31%), with 34.6% adults here using some form of tobacco. India too has introduced graphic warnings on tobacco packages, but how effective are they?

Las Vegas: Honeymoon capital of the world

According to Facebook check-ins, the most popular honeymoon destination for international newlyweds isn’t on a secluded, tropical beach and doesn't boast watery, romantic sunsets. But it is home to a whole lot of Elvises and replicas of some of the most romantic cities in the world, including Paris and Venice!

Fabrics in India are the best in the world: Tommy Hilfiger

He defines classic Americana — from the instantly recognisable blue, red and white logo, to the rockstar-chic vibe of his iconic brand. In New Delhi to celebrate 10 years of his presence here, the globally acclaimed fashion designer tells us how India has been an inseparable part of his life.

Book review: A Home in Tibet by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

It is not easy to classify Tsering Wangmo Dhompa’s debut book, A Home in Tibet, into any genre. How should we read her book, as a memoir or a travelogue? Perhaps, it is both and in this sense, is evocative of Colin Thubron’s To A Mountain in Tibet.

A Calmer You: Hey, watched the tiger killing the man video?

When a person is mentally unwell, the very logical questions of ‘why did he have to jump in front of the tiger?’ become as redundant or meaningless as asking ‘but why did the cancer patient have to die of cancer? Was he an idiot?’
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