Lifestyle

The unusual suspects: 7 reasons why flu can get you… and not just during season change

Everyone dreads the change of season, because it means that everyone is susceptible to the seasonal flu. According to Dr Mohsin Wali, general physician and cardiologist, and Dr Vinayak Abbot, Ayurvedic practitioner, apart from the change in the weather and the yo-yo rise and fall in temperature, there are quite a few unusual reasons that can also cause flu. Here’s ... Read More »

Struggling with your mental health? Adopt a pet to help you

Your pet is good for your mental health, according to a study. Researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton suggest that pets provide benefits to those with mental health conditions. A previous study said that for individuals suffering from various mental illness, pets can provide them with unconditional support as well as help manage stigma. There is increasing recognition ... Read More »

Suffering from seasonal depression? Here are easy, practical ways to fight it

Every year it happens like clockwork, yet every year nothing seems to soften the blow – the anticipation and excitement of the holidays have come and gone, and our New Year’s resolutions have either been maintained through January or have faded into a distant memory – the cold days of winter have settled in.With it comes a seasonal pattern of ... Read More »

Here’s why women are more likely to suffer from a stroke than men

Researchers have found that stroke disproportionately affects women as compared to men due to factors such as fluctuations in naturally occurring hormone levels, early age of menarche, and menopause. According to the researchers, stroke is a leading cause of disability that affects 55,000 more women than men each year. “Many people don’t realise that women suffer stroke more frequently than ... Read More »

Hunger games: Why you tend to overeat after weight loss

Ever wondered why it is so difficult to maintain a healthy weight after substantial weight loss? The hunger hormone ghrelin tricks the bodies into thinking that it needs to eat more, and may be the culprit, research has shown. According to Catia Martins, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), most people with obesity are able ... Read More »

Beware, flu season is on and as bad as 2009 swine flu

The flu has further tightened its grip on the US. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A report out on Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor in the US last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in ... Read More »

Quick recipes to make when mom is away

When the cat is away, mice will play is not just a saying but stands true when mother takes a break from kitchen and leaves the house to other family members. That is the time one can either crib, order out or don the chefs hat and showcase ones culinary skills. Chef Mrinmoy Acharya of Ciclo Café, Gurgaon and Chef ... Read More »

Khichdi recipes: 5 healthy and tasty varieties you can whip up in no time

The on-going debate on Khichdi is a hilarious one. Soon after, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the minister of Food Processing Industries of India announced their plan to promote the humble dish as ‘brand India food’, Twitterati went crazy. If all this talk about Khichdi has left you yearning for some, then here are five easy recipes you can whip up in no time! ... Read More »

Veganism is the hottest food trend in Israel

Amira, a housewife belonging to the Druze community, is busy chopping vegetables in her home in Dalyat el Carmel, a serene and quaint town in the Carmel mountains near Israel’s Haifa city. It takes her about an hour to roll out five vegan Middle Eastern dishes which are fresh and healthy. Veganism has gained popularity in Israel and is a ... Read More »

15 Stellar Cooking Recipes You Can Try At Home

Aren’t you bored of having the same dishes for lunch and dinner every day? Don’t you want a change in your everyday routine? If you’re looking for new and easy recipes to help you cook delicious dishes for any meal, then this will be your guide to the most lip smacking dishes that are extremely easy for you to cook ... Read More »