Lifestyle

  • eyecare
    Jul 28, 2015 18:24 IST

    Looking for a knifeless cataract cure? Eye drops may help

    A naturally-occurring molecule called lanosterol, administered with an eye dropper, shrank canine cataracts, a team of scientists reported in Nature.

  • Rice
    Jul 28, 2015 18:04 IST

    Eureka! Cooking rice in coffee-brewer could remove arsenic

    Arsenic in rice is a global health concern, but researchers in Northern Ireland have found a way to remove it by cooking rice the way coffee is brewed.

  • brain, heart
    Jul 28, 2015 17:43 IST

    Beware peeps! What is bad for heart can also shrink brain

    Smoking, obesity and diabetes, may damage the brain, thereby increasing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

  • Kendall Jenner
    Jul 28, 2015 14:38 IST

    Kendall Jenner's #hearthair selfie is a trend on Instagram

    Like all true style icons, wherever Kendall Jenner leads, 32 million Instagram fans follow, and now the model has once more proven the extent of her influence by starting the new trend for "heart hair" selfies.

  • Music
    Jul 27, 2015 14:49 IST

    Ending on a high note: Music can give you 'skin orgasm'

    As if you needed more proof of the power of music. Adding another attribute to the known ones, a new study has suggested that musical notes can move some people so intensely that they feel like having an orgasm.

  • Loss of sleep
    Jul 27, 2015 11:25 IST

    Slept tight? You'll have a razor-sharp memory in the morning

    After a good night's sleep, we are more likely to recall facts which we could not remember while still awake, researchers have found. The study suggests that sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten it also makes them easier to access.

  • couple
    Jul 27, 2015 19:46 IST

    Find spark first, act later: More sex leads to less desire

    Yeah, that's right. As if you needed experts to do another research on it: According to a new study, having more action between the sheets may not make you happier! More sex can actually lead to low sexual desire in the long run.

  • man on phone
    Jul 27, 2015 12:21 IST

    Radiation alert: Put that phone aside, it can cause cancer

    If you cannot leave your smartphone aside even for a minute, this research is for you. According to a study, mobile phones can actually cause cancer: A metabolic imbalance caused by radiation from your wireless devices could be the link to a number of health risks, such as various neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.

  • Ginseng
    Jul 27, 2015 13:35 IST

    Gin and bear it: Beware of wonder-herb ginseng's side-effects

    If you thought ginseng is the go-to herb for all your ailments, you'd do better to take a step back and read this. Health experts have warned that if you ever think of trying out ginseng supplements, then you must also go through its possible side effects instead of blindly taking them.

  • Constipation
    Jul 26, 2015 15:08 IST

    That gut feeling: Poop transplant to the rescue

    As bizarre as it may sound, poop transplantation can treat painful inflammatory bowel conditions that usually don't respond to antibiotics and steroids.

  • Rain care
    Jul 27, 2015 18:22 IST

    Rain-proof your style: Say no to acnes, rashes, make-up woes

    Rains are known for their clammy nature, often causing acne, rashes and hair breakage. Add to this, the make-up woes, such as running mascaras or smudging rouge. But don’t let the monsoon dampen your spirit. Here, a few experts put together a set of tried-and-tested beauty tips.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Jul 25, 2015 14:46 IST

    Why some fiction characters have such a grip on our imagination?

    Why do some fictional characters have such a powerful grip on our imagination? Why do we feel so invested in certain fictional characters? Why do their fates so absorb us? Why do we feel outraged on their behalf when their creators do the dirty on them?

  • walnut
    Jul 23, 2015 18:28 IST

    Superfoods to boost your brainpower

    It pays to feed our brain right. It is, after all, the hot seat of decisions in our body and needs specific fuel to function right. So include these five super foods in your diet daily to keep it fit, alert and disease free.

  • The scenic Nigeen lake in Kashmir
    Jul 26, 2015 13:07 IST

    Paradise on your plate: A gourmet guide to Kashmir

    Later, sitting on a mattress to have a meal at the waza's home, dastarkhan style, you are transported by the taste of haak saag (collard greens), the white dhobi dal and the aloo bukhara kukur, a chicken curry that's superlative when eaten with Kashmiri rice. While rogan josh (lamb curry) and the richly flavoured tabak maaz (lamb ribs) are international favourites, gushtaba and rista (white and red meat balls), waza kukur, tamatar paneer and haak are lesser known delicacies.

  • Burnout
    Jul 23, 2015 17:41 IST

    The dead-line looms: Working too much can kill you!

    All-nighters are the norm, and long working hours are unavoidable. What does this mean for your body – and how can you cope? The Japanese have a word for death from overwork: karõshi.