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  • Uplift your attire with quirky footwear

    New Delhi: The right pair of shoes can transform your body language and attitude tremendously. Pair up Garfield or Mickey Mouse print shoes with loose and ankle-length cargo pants or opt for bold colours and attractive heels that can be paired with an all white attire, say experts. Saket...

  • Revive dull, dry skin with oatmeal

    New Delhi: Many individuals have a never-ending tiff with dry skin. Experts suggest moisturisers with natural ingredients like oatmeal that can be a saviour as it restores the skin's pH balance, preventing dry skin. Reshma Vishnani, Consultant Dermatologist at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani...

  • Novel blood, urine tests may predict autism in kids

    London: In a first of its kind, scientists have developed novel tests that can indicate autism in children, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis of the developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.The new blood and urine tests searches for damage to proteins...

  • Household cleaning products may harm lung function in women

    New York: Women working as cleaners or using cleaning sprays or other products regularly at home are likely to experience a greater decline in their lung function, researchers have warned. The study found that the lung function decline in the women was comparable to smoking somewhat less than...

  • How I became a translator

    Did I always want to be a translator? No. I became a translator by default. When asked if I could translate Jayant Kaikini's short story "Amrithaballi Kashaya", I said, of course! I know Kannada, my command over English is good, I can easily do it. So, what if I had never translated...

  • 'Journalism was like instant coffee, writing books is satisfying, self-discovery'

    New Delhi: She worked as a journalist for Asian Age, Frontline and Tribune, but running behind bylines always seemed like "instant coffee" with no time to pause and appreciate the beauty of things around her. After she quit her full-time job and embarked on a journey of writing, life changed...

  • Give a red twist to your look

    New Delhi: Winter season doesn't have to be only about grey and black. Pick a red accessory or a jacket to add more drama to your look, say experts. Neha Bhasin, Creative Director, Jabong.com, and Sanhita Dasgupta, Myntra Fashion Expert, have list down some tips to play with the colour. *...

  • How asthma may affect your chances of pregnancy

    Sydney: Certain asthma medication, especially the "quick-acting" relievers, may affect women's ability to conceive, warns a new study. The study of more than 5,600 women showed that asthma patients who only use these short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other...

  • 'It all began with that dinner where the milk played truant'

    I had admired K.R. Meera's extraordinary talent as a writer -- the mesmerising wordplay and magical imagination -- long before I became her translator. In my wordpress blog, I often translate Malayalam poetry and post articles about literature. By a serendipitous turn of events, Meera...

  • Maternal deficiency of Vitamin D may up childhood obesity risk

    New York: Babies born to women who suffered from Vitamin D deficiency during their pregnancy are more likely to develop obesity in childhood as well as in adulthood, a study has found. Children born to mothers with very low Vitamin D levels during their first trimester are likely to have...

  • Schools becoming breeding grounds for intolerance? A new book opens the discussion

    New Delhi: Nazia Erum's "Mothering a Muslim" has been dominating the bestseller charts for many weeks now and has opened up prime-time discussions on the telly, columns in newspapers and reams of reviews on how -- through the cases she has documented across cities -- religious bigotry has been...

  • Doing this may reduce hypertension

    New York: Try climbing stairs as much possible if you find aerobics or resistance-training exercises to be tedious, as it may not only reduce high blood pressure problems but also build leg strength, especially in older women, claimed a new research. Postmenopausal women with estrogen...