On the final day of Navratri festival, Maha Navami is celebrated which falls on the ninth day of the Shukla paksha of the month of Ashwin. On this day, also considered as the paran day for Navratri fasts, devotees break their fasts after organising Kanya Pujan or Kumari puja at home and worshipping the ninth avatar of Maa Durga Siddhidatri. A delicious prasad of halwa, puri and kaala chana is prepared on this day which is offered as bhog to the goddess and then served to the little girls during Kanya Pujan who symbolise nine different avatars of Maa Durga. On Navami, the goddess is also worshipped as Mahishasurmardini as the legend has it that on this day Maa Durga was able to fatally hit demon Mahishasur before killing him on the next day, also known as Vijayadashami.
Teddy Day falls on February 10. People gift their partner or crush a teddy bear on this day to express their love and fondness for them. Since Valentine's week is about celebrating the feeling of being in love with pomp and grandeur, gifting teddy bears also becomes a part of that gesture. So, if you are marking this day, you can make it extra special by adding a sweet message for your special someone.
Collecting decor that holds cultural significance has long been a practice for those with a deep appreciation for culture and art. " Life imitates art" and this phrase by Oscar Wilde perfectly expresses the impression for art and culture enthusiasts in terms of integrating decor that reflects culture and art into our daily lives. Similarly, decor that holds cultural significance provides us with a strong reminder of the importance of culture and art in our lives. Vintage paintings, brass statues, and other cultural items can be found in households all over the world that augment the allure of your home space.
Parasitic worms affect up to a billion people, particularly in developing nations with poor sanitation. One of these parasites known as 'whipworm' can cause long-lasting infections in the large intestine. Researchers discovered that a high-fat diet allows the immune system to eliminate the parasite.
Patients with BPTA syndrome have characteristically malformed limbs featuring short fingers and additional toes, missing tibia bones in their legs and reduced brain size. As the researchers found out, BPTAS is caused by a special genetic change that causes an essential protein to migrate to the nucleolus, a large proteinaceous droplet in the cell nucleus. As a result, the function of the nucleolar condensate is inhibited and developmental disease develops.
Elizabeth Earnshaw wrote, “In a partnership you will come back to these three things again and again and again. As long as you choose together, you will argue. But the more you learn to argue well, the better things can be. As long as you choose together you will mess up. And as long as you learn to appropriately repair, the better things can be. As long as you choose together, your work is to choose connection.”
Is your dream life turning more adventurous with each passing day with scenes of chasing and fighting becoming more common as you sleep? Do you hurl a pillow or a nearby object at your partner or falling from bed as the scene in your dream turns more dramatic or frightening? Acting out dreams may seem harmless at first and you may attribute your high stress levels for these episodes, but if scientific data is to be believed, this could be an early sign of brain disease. Enactment of dreams is one of the symptoms of REM sleep behaviour disorder which affects 0.25-1.25 of the general population and is more common in elderly, especially men.
Cancer is an emotionally and physically crippling disease and even with the latest treatments, hair fall is a given side effect of cancer, which becomes emotionally crippling for someone who is losing hair because of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy related hair loss is not limited to scalp hair but effects hair on eyebrows, eyelashes etc hence, some temporary solutions include wearing a wig or cap to cover up the lost hair and regain confidence in one’s self esteem but they are not permanent solutions.
Love is in the air as Valentine's week has officially begun! The week of love is filled with special days to celebrate the ones we hold dear, and Teddy Day is no exception. On February 10th, we take the time to show appreciation for our loved ones with a special gift. And what better way to do that than with a fluffy and cuddly teddy bear? Whether you're looking to surprise your significant other or just want to show a friend how much you care, here are five creative ways to express your feelings with a teddy this Teddy Day 2023.
Deepika, for the flight, picked a black long top featuring turtle neck details. She further teamed it with a pair of black trousers. Deepika added more oomph to her airport look in a pink checkered oversized trench coat. The coat featured checkered patterns in shades of white. Deepika posed and sported her brightest smile for the paparazzi before getting into her car.
Are you tired of the same old recipes? Looking for a change of pace in your cooking routine? Then you're in luck! South African cuisine offers a unique blend of flavors and ingredients that are sure to add some excitement to your kitchen. With a mix of African, Dutch, Malaysian, and Indian influences, South African dishes are diverse, flavorful, and easy to prepare. Whether you're looking for a hearty stew, a delicious BBQ, or a sweet treat, these South African recipes will satisfy your taste buds. So ditch the boredom and try something new with these fun and easy South African recipes!
A stroke, or brain attack, happens when blood flow to your brain is reduced or interrupted so, health experts recommend B.E.F.A.S.T (Balance Loss, Eyesight Blurring or Loss, Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties and Time) treatment within the golden hour of the stroke to recover without any severe complications. Currently, stroke cases are rising at a rapid rate in the country where stroke is commonly seen in elderly people but there are rare instances of youngsters getting affected too.
Sidharth and Kiara made a public appearance post their wedding in Delhi as they twinned in red and slayed couple fashion goals like fashionistas. The couple was also spotted distributing sweets to the media. Kiara looked like a pretty dulhan in a red salwar suit featuring a plunging neckline and teamed with matching bright red silk trousers with silver zari details. A matching georgette dupatta added more beauty to her overall look.
A good night’s sleep is vital for the baby’s overall health as it will help to boost the physical as well as mental well-being of the baby but a majority of babies fail to get that much-needed sleep at night and become cranky and tired hence, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) tends to happen in the majority of babies and is worrisome as it can occur anytime. It is imperative to follow safe sleep practices and save the baby’s life as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is commonly seen in babies.
According to new research from Penn State College of Medicine, the 150 minutes of moderate to severe aerobic activity per week suggested by the US Department of Health and Human Services can dramatically reduce liver fat. The team's meta-analysis of 14 previous studies confirms that exercise leads to clinically meaningful reductions in liver fat for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. While prior research suggested that physical activity was beneficial, it had not determined the specific amount of exercise needed to make clinically meaningful improvement.
The B vitamin folate is available in the synthetic form of folic acid and citrus fruits and leafy green veggies naturally contain folate while fortified grains are the finest sources of folic acid in meals. B vitamin folic acid is a common supplement and food additive that is folate in synthesised form and according to health experts, our body uses folic acid to synthesise DNA and create new cells hence, it's necessary for regular development and growth throughout our life.