Lifestyle

Go organic for skincare this winter

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Pamper your skin with the goodness of an organic beauty and skincare regime this winter, says an expert. Garima Singh, Research and Development Manager, Organic Harvest, has shared some tips to fight against winter woes. * For oily skin: If all you can see is dull and oily skin staring back at you from the mirror then scan for additives ...

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Suffered acne?

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Suffering from those itchy red pimples? Take heart, as your skin may age more slowly than those with no history of acne, a study has found. Signs of ageing such as wrinkles and skin thinning often appear much later in people who have experienced acne in their lifetime. It has been suggested that this is due to increased oil production ...

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How attractive you look depends on your company

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Your beauty may depend on the person who is standing next to you and how good he or she is looking in comparison, researchers say. The study showed that a person can be ranked higher on a scale of attractiveness only when he or she is compared alongside a less attractive person, and not when being judged alone. The company ...

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Modern-day jewellery trends

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There is a subtle change in the jewellery trends that are fast catching up. People now see jewellery as an expression of their status, confidence and individualism, says an expert. Pushkar Jain, Chief Marketing Officer, BlueStone.com, lists some trends that are in vogue. * Ideological shift: Occasion based buying is a bygone trend. Women buy when they want to and ...

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Beauty myths and blunders

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There are some misconceptions and mistaken ideas about beauty care. Since wrong beauty habits and ideas are not clarified, people continue to make some common beauty mistakes. Here are some common beauty blunders that need to be clarified. Washing the face with soap and water is a good cleansing method: No. Actually, soap does not remove the make-up, dirt and ...

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Tips to care of your footwear

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If you want to ensure longevity of your favourite footwear, make sure you store them right and use the best ways to keep them clean, suggests an expert. Danish Bajaj, Fashion Consultant at ladies footwear brand La Briza, has shared a few tips: * Regular dusting: Always brush or clean your shoes before putting them in to the shoe rack. ...

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Genes influence how you feel about your weight

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Do you feel overweight even if you are actually not? If yes, you may have your genes inherited from parents to blame, suggests new research. Genes contribute to self-perceived weight status among young adults, especially among women, the findings showed. “This study is the first to show that genes may influence how people feel about their weight,” said lead study ...

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Women have emotionally more intense nightmares

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Women not only have more nightmares than men, their nightmares are emotionally more intense than mens’, finds a study. Men also typically dream more of exciting and joyful things, the researchers said. “Nightmares come from anxiety. The extent to which women are more prone to anxiety disorders than men may be an underlying reason for this,” Anne Cutler, a US-based ...

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Bad relationship leads to poor sleep

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How well you think your partner understands and cares for you is linked to how well you sleep, new research suggests. “Our findings show that individuals with responsive partners experience lower anxiety and arousal, which in turn improves their sleep quality,” said lead author Emre Selcuk from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. One of the most important functions of ...

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Research: Excess ‘good cholesterol’ may shorten your life

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Too much of a good thing may not always be better for your health. Researchers have shown that high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – commonly touted as “good cholesterol” for helping to reduce risk of stroke and heart attack – may increase a person’s risk of premature death as much as its low levels. The research suggests that ...

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