HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014


Planting an idea: Green reminder to keep you focused 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.

Between landscape and art: Best installations from IGF

The International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens in Grand-Metis, Quebec, Canada is underway, showcasing 22 contemporary installations by designers and architects that cross the boundries between landscape and art. Here are some of our favorites.

Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes: Scientists

Fist bumps, famously employed by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, are thought to be more hygienic due to their shorter duration and smaller contact area. They drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, says a study.

Trivial matters: Play ridicules banalities of daily life

A talk show host, a serial killer, a nationally renowned blind poet, and a man who wants to confess in a church but has nothing to confess, are just a handful of characters from director Atul Kumar’s new play, Trivial Disasters.

Big changes: Pirelli calender makes plus size debut

The Pirelli Calendar, for the first time in its 50-year history, will feature a plus-size model, Candice Huffine, in its 2015 edition. Shot by fashion photographer Steven Meisel, the calendar will be out in November.

Penchant for theatricals: Salzburg Festival remembers 100 years of WWI

The Salzburg Festival, despite looming financial worries, got off to a thundering start on Sunday with an opera by the city's favourite son Mozart, kicking off a month-long programme of culture and glamour.

Wedded in the rains? Here are some do's and don'ts for monsoon bride

Monsoon weddings may be a hit as they score high on the romantic factor, but they spell skin and hair problems for the brides. To get a radiant skin, girls should adhere to certain rules like shunning oil and going for less cosmetics, said an expert.
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