Lifestyle

  • Brussels
    Aug 31, 2015 15:43 IST

    Lepers to art lovers: The story of Les Marolles in Brussels

    Today's Marolles is a centre of medical expertise. The Saint Pierre hospital, stands where the nuns of Maria Colentes, or Marikollen, tended lepers in the Middle Ages. Now the area is being gentrified, or Sablonised in a reference to the Sablon area, renowned for smart chocolate shops, which adjoins the Marolles.

  • Cyrus Broacha
    Aug 31, 2015 17:56 IST

    Be sure of the love: Cyrus Broacha

    Worry not. TV anchor, theatre personality, comedian, political satirist, columnist and author, Cyrus Broacha is here to help you: From navigating relationship trouble to helping your love life go the distance, he's got all the dating advice you'll ever need from your first date to something that you can't find a solution to.

  • Mothers
    Aug 31, 2015 16:07 IST

    Childhood abuse and parenting skills: How is it related?

    Research shows that self-criticism leads to lower-confidence in parenting abilities in previously maltreated mothers and this is true in non-depressed moms as well as depressed mothers.

  • Depression
    Aug 31, 2015 14:57 IST

    Feeling sad? Please stay away from your smartphone

    The research bears out that despite all the advances we have made, there is still a place for meaningful, face-to-face interaction. The mobile phone can do a range of things that simulate human interaction. It seduces us into believing it is real, but the fact remains it's still synthetic.

  • hangover
    Aug 31, 2015 18:29 IST

    Are you destined for the famous morning-after-hangover?

    Interesting research has revealed that if a person does not experience a hangover - and 25% to 30% of drinkers regularly claim this - then either they are drinking less or may not be telling the truth.

  • Kareena Kapoor
    Aug 31, 2015 09:24 IST

    Saif Ali Khan lucky to have me in his life: Kareena Kapoor

    Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor Khan brought the curtains down at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 showcasing ace designer Gaurav Gupta's line on Sunday. Reacting to the compliments she received at the event, she said that her husband, Saif Ali Khan, surely is a "lucky man" to have her in his life.

  • Junk food, obesity
    Aug 30, 2015 14:38 IST

    The growing pain of teen obesity and high cholesterol

    An unhealthy lifestyle of junk food and little exercise is putting urban youngsters at increased risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, even heart attacks

  • Dochula Pass, Bhutan
    Aug 30, 2015 13:17 IST

    Mountain Echoes: Discovering Bhutan's culture

    Bhutan is breathtakingly beautiful, the people are polite and friendly, and they love Hindi cinema! What more could one ask for?

  • Fashion
    Aug 29, 2015 18:47 IST

    Twin sets or coordinated prints? Fashion power play is here

    We are loving the all-matchy vibe! Twin sets or coordinated prints are now trending and we've got fashion experts decoding the sartorial playfulness of the hot trend.

  • Second child
    Aug 29, 2015 17:47 IST

    Secret to a super married life found: Have a second baby!

    While earlier researches suggest that marital satisfaction continue to decline with each additional child, this new study says that marital life becomes better after the second child.

  • Amancio D’Silva
    Aug 29, 2015 15:55 IST

    Download Central: With a little help from friends

    I hadn’t heard of Bombay-born jazz guitarist Amancio D’Silva before. But his 1969 album, Hum Dono, hooks you from the very beginning.

  • Grumpy Cat
    Aug 29, 2015 18:25 IST

    Grumpy Cat to be immortalised by Madame Tussauds, meh!

    Grumpy Cat, the Internet celebrity, will be recreated as an animatronic with five different movements, and will first be unveiled at Madame Tussauds' San Francisco location later this year.

  • hangry
    Aug 29, 2015 11:33 IST

    Oxford Dictionary accepts new slangs, here's how to use them

    After months and, in some cases, years of usage in the streets, office cubicles, homes and online, the Oxford Dictionaries have finally given legitimacy to words like 'hangry,' 'manspreading,' 'brain fart' and 'swole'.

  • Slim woman
    Aug 29, 2015 16:58 IST

    Finally explained: Why men like slim women as life partners

    Fitness in evolutionary terms comprises two things: survival and the ability to reproduce. A BMI of 17-20 corresponds to the average BMI of a young 18-20-year-old with maximal fertility and minimal risk of future disease.

  • Tetanus
    Aug 29, 2015 16:08 IST

    India's tetanus story: Fewer babies dying but moms neglected

    Lowering tetanus deaths to less than one per 1,000 births in India is phenomenal because of the sheer numbers of babies -- 26 million -- born each year. Instead of carrying out massive vaccination campaigns, India used a medley of strategies that included providing cash incentives to families for delivering the baby in a health centre or hospital, training more skilled birth attendants, and vaccinating all pregnant women attending antenatal care with the tetanus toxoid vaccine.