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HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

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Masaba Gupta gives fashion advice: Three looks to look beautiful on Diwali

Since the festival to dress up and look dazzling is upon us, we grabbed a quick chat with the ever-stylish fashion designer, who shared her top style tips for looking great on Diwali. So, ladies, use her help and give your celebrations some extra sparkle.

Forget about the digital calorie counter, people! Your brain has a free one

A neuroimaging study says the brain has a natural affinity for evaluating foods based on their caloric density, containing a library of nutritional information that may be richer than that of your wearable tracker's software platform.

Fashion community reacts to Oscar de la Renta's death

The iconic designer passed away on Tuesday in the US at the age of 82. He was known for dressing up A-listers that included first ladies of the United States. Even as the international fashion community took to Twitter to mourn the legend’s death, the fashion industry in India also remembered the icon.

Dreading winter blues? Know why it's never a smooth ride for some

A new study has found that that people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) show significant seasonal differences in the way they regulate the neurotransmitter serotonin in comparison to the majority of the population.

Stop blaming your genes, heart attacks not connected to family history

Researchers have found that heart attacks are not as connected to family history and genetics as may have been previously believed. This finding may help people realise that, through their choices, they have greater control over whether they ultimately have a heart attack.

Turkey's Side: Of mosques, olive gardens, leather goods

After thousands of years of settlement by newcomers ranging from the ancient Greeks, Romans and Persians to pirates, Arabs and Jews, the town of Side (pronounced "see day") is on Turkey's southeast coast, on the Mediterranean coast. It is used to visitors and it doesn't disappoint any variety.

Love pasta but worry about calories? Just reheat and eat!

Love pasta but hate to add those extra kilos around your waist? Cool it down and reheat it again. By doing so, it will change the structure of the pasta into resistant starch which means less fat, says a new study.

DIY Diwali make-up tips to help you shimmer, shine, sparkle

Diwali is almost here, which means one thing -- a calendar full of outings starting with Dhanteras on Tuesday. But mind you, the festive season is all about standing out -- and perhaps going a little over the top. So, let's get this make-up shindig going ladies; oh and don't forget to take notes.

Kitchen gardens sprouting peace of mind and more

Be it inflation or the risk of consuming pesticide-laden vegetables, urbanites are majorly taking to farming in their apartments and the kitchen gardens are sprouting not only peace of mind but also e-businesses.

Technology to fiction: 4 books to read this week

From decoding global operations to comparative analysis of India and China; from technology to a fictional tale - this weekend our book stack has spread its wings across many genres. Take a look.

Keep the frozen eggs but ask for more

Women who cannot have children now but would like to have them later will obviously love the idea of employers paying to freeze their eggs. But what Facebook and Apple are offering is neither a miracle solution nor the “great equalizer” it’s being made out to be.

Here's how to say bye, bye to stubborn love handles

Call it love handles, the spare tyre or the middle age spread- a lot of people struggle to do away with their extra fat around waistline. Thanks to a new way to burn energy from food, you could soon be able to do so with some stress.

Ditch Anarkalis, try cleaner cuts this Diwali

Floor-length and flared Anarkali suits have been a rage in fashion circuits for a while. This festive season, go for a change and glam up your wardrobe with more defined A-line kurtas, pants or kurtis with skirts.

This Diwali, take a break from city noise and travel

We bring you a list of little known quick getaways from four major cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata) pan India. On offer are lots of nature, some adventure and a bit of culture. Get going with planning for your quick getaway and make the most life offers.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: A world of freebies

Freecycling is catching on in India, as people comb through clutter to pass on unused goods, and take from others items such as smartphones, laptops and music systems- at no cost.
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