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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

Lifestyle

Seoul: Of trains, palaces, towers, surprisingly varied cuisine and fast cell service

South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But it offers lots: here, you can explore Korea's rich historic heritage, wander around temples and savor local delights.

Five tips for that perfect celebrity body

Achieving a perfect body a la celebrities is not difficult if one follows the right workout regime and eating habits. We have Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes and Anne Hathaway's fitness trainer sharing workout secrets.

Decoding Bollywood decodes lives of 15 filmmakers

The new book by author Sonia Golani, takes readers through the unusual lives of 15 Hindi movie makers, including Mahesh Bhatt and Anurag Basu. It is due to be launched in Mumbai in the presence of Farah Khan and Kunal Kohli.

Sleep drunkenness: When you wake up feeling confused

A new study has explored a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness", which affects one in every seven people and causes episodes of waking up confused.

Voices of Men: Ongoing US play on gender violence

The one-man play by American educator and public speaker Ben Atherton-Zeman uses humour and celebrity voice impressions to highlight issues of violence against women, is now travelling to India and will be in cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore and Vijayawada.

Finally! Researchers reveal 'world's best diet'

A University of Copenhagen study found that a high protein, low carbohydrate diet pattern is the best ever. The diet includes fresh vegetables, lean protein sources like fish, poultry and nuts and grainy foods like rye bread and barley.

Using anti-bacterial soap not a good idea, warns study

Hand-washing with antibacteria lsoap may expose people to significant levels of a widely-used chemical that can potentially cause developmental problems in foetuses and newborns, a new study has warned.

It's raining discounts at Delhi Book Fair

Exhibitors at the ongoing 20th fair are offering some wonderful gems - Parragon books are giving three books for Rs. 100, whereas publication houses like Random House and Penguin are offering 30% discount- at throwaway prices to ensure stock clearance and attract more footfalls. The fair will end on August 31.

Most Indians work even on vacation: Survey

Majority of Indians continue to tag along work on their vacations, says a recent survey that puts US and Australia on top of a list of countries where people find it hard to unplug.

Luxury fashion takes on fitness technology

Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. Read on.

On display: Raja Ravi Varma's 19th century oleographs

As many as 16 oleographs on paper by the legendary Indian artist are on display at an exhibition in Kolkata. Varma, credited with being the pioneer of modern art in India, was also one of the first to marry Indian and European styles of art.

Ice is passe, take the #RiceBucketChallenge

Had enough of the #IceBucketChallenge dowsing your newsfeeds? From the makers of all things jugaad comes the perfect example of the swag that we Indians are capable of: a desi version of the ice bucket — the #RiceBucketChallenge.

Do gamified fitness apps really work?

An increasingly sedentary lifestyle, in which people can't put down their mobile devices, has led app developers to believe there could be a pot of gold in motivating people to exercise by means of gamified fitness, though researchers beg to differ.

Kareena dazzles in metallic lehenga at LFW grand finale

Showstopper for Bollywood's favourite designer at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, the Singham Returns actor looked classy and elegant. She donned a purple lehenga with grey shades, a diamond and silver studded open jacket, and a net chunni.

Want to avoid over drinking? Use 'rule of thumb'

A new study has revealed that using 'rule of thumb' while drinking wine can help people lower their alcohol consumption.
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