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‘I AM A PROUD THIRD CULTURE KID’

Lavisha Kapoor was born in Thailand, a country not far away from India, her roots. Her parents, who hail from Lucknow, moved to Thailand few decades ago following her father’s corporate career with the Aditya Birla Group. India is home for the Kapoors but Thailand is where work brought them. After completing her high school

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Create healthy & creative workspace

New Delh: A healthy work environment through a blend of active urban setting as well as a stress-free ecosystem with sustainable measures can go a long way in improving employees’ productivity, say experts of workspace design. Praveen Rawal, Managing Director of Steelcase, Southeast Asia and India, Shaishav Dharia, Regional CEO, Lodha Group and Amit Ramani, Founder

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Gurumustuk Singh on the Sikhi way of life

With his turban and beard, Gurumustuk Singh Khalsa is not your quintessential Punjabi Sikh. He was born in America to parents who converted to Sikhism before he was born. The founder and CEO of SikhNet.com, one of the biggest online portals for Sikhs around the world, Gurumustuk shows how comfortable he is in his beliefs

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Children worldwide not physically active: Report

Toronto: Children around the world are leading sedentary lifestyles and not maintaining a healthy growth and development, says a global report. The report by the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) — an Australia-based non-profit organisation — showed that modern lifestyles including an increase in screen time, growing urbanisation of communities and the rise in automation

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How Twitter contributes to ‘social jet lag’

New York: People’s social media usage, which largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars, is causing a huge amount of “social jet lag” and disrupting their biological clocks, reveals a study that analysed patterns of activity on the social media platform Twitter. Social jet lag — a syndrome related to the mismatch between the body’s

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How to make your home festive ready

New Delhi: Every corner of the house defines a part of your personality through the designs, colours and artifacts in that space and therefore keeping it clean and healthy is a matter of concern. Festivals are the time when the intensity of cleaning needs to gain momentum so do it smartly. Abhay Kumar, Chief Scientific Officer

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Include 2.5 hours of physical activity per week

New York: Engaging in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including walking, running, swimming and aerobics, may delay cognitive decline and prevent Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a new study. The results support that physical activity of at least 150 minutes per week can have benefits on cognition and dementia progression. It was seen even

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How Internet can help those who self-injure

Toronto: Positive messaging through social media could be a powerful tool to help people overcome non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Digital Health, suggested that those who engage in NSSI, the Internet can provide a less threatening and more anonymous information and support network, especially if individuals are

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