Sunday, 25 Feb, 2024


Beat the heat, naturally

Aloe vera: A popular and effective ingredient to remove that horrid sun tan during summer is aloe vera. There are many Aloevera benefits from health to nutrition, from acne treatment to skin care. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant; however it is equally popular as medicinal plant

Kava plant holds promise against anxiety

In an eight-week Australian study, 75 patients with clinically diagnosed generalised anxiety disorders (GAD) were given kava or a placebo. Results published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology showed a significant reduction in anxiety for the kava group compared with the

How to repair sunken eyes

    What causes eyes to appear hollow Hollow eyes run in families and are caused by a combination of deficient fat in the under eye areas and pigmentation. These do not go away without intervention. Says cosmetic surgeon Dr Vinod Vij, Faulty food habits, prolonged fasting and

Illuminated Skin

This week’s beauty tip is on ‘Illuminated Skin’. Take your makeup box and try…concealer, the trick to achieving actress Kim Kardashian’s illuminated skin is to reverse the formula. We love how her complexion has no hint of dark undereye circles, but the concealed area

How To Know If A Guy Likes You? 

Well in the first place, why bother and if you do anyway, then be tactful in your approach. Understanding a guy is not a Rubik’s cube puzzle, just hold on to the right string and analyse the moves to derive the message. Guys can never hide their feelings as they lack the tact of

Makeup on acne

However, the right product can, not just camouflage your acne marks but also lend an elusive iridescence to your skin. Dr Sama Rais, consultant dermatologist and cosmetologist says that if one is suffering from mild acne one must preferably apply light makeup like a daily-wear

It’s cool to be a working mother

Says, working mother of a five-year old boy, Moumita Das, "I was repeatedly cautioned by my friends, family and well-wishers to drop the idea of working after I delivered my son. But then, I had to because I help my husband support our family financially. While there is always that

What's wrong with men cooking?

No, we are not talking about the super chefs at star hotels, we're talking the guy-next-door; the white-collar worker, and the corporate types, who suddenly seem to have gotten very comfortable in the kitchen. Scan through the names registered for cookery workshops across the state

5 things women notice about men on first date

you reached bang on time to pick her up and have dressed to impress. But there are certain things that a woman notices on your first date and makes an impression about you.  From your body language to the way to treat the staff of the restaurant to even your nails, your girl is taking

Get perfect beach holiday skin

Jill Zander, founder of the Jill Zander Skin Rejuvenation Clinic, shares tips to keep skin looking beautiful in the summer sun and beyond, reports Sun protection: Use a sunblock daily. Always include your neck, decollete and backs of hands and reapply frequently.

Tips to correctly check your blood sugar

Managing your blood sugar level is very important if you are a diabetic. And these days, you don’t really have to run to a diagnostic center every time you want to test your sugar level. The blood glucose meters available at the chemists make your life a whole lot simpler. A blood

How spices and herbs improve health

While red pepper may assist individuals who are trying to manage their weight, cinnamon may help improve blood glucose levels and insulin sensitivity, showed the findings of separate studies. “We now understand that spices and herbs have a meaningful role to play in bringing flavour

Beauty uses of papaya

If you apply a finely grounded paste of raw papaya on your face, it will help reduce pimples and blemishes! Mashed papaya can be used for treating the sore and cracked heels. The peel (skin) of the papaya can not only be used on the face, but it should also be used for whitening the

How to Apply Eyeliner

Eyeliners can make your eyes look bigger, gorgeous and dramatic. Eyeliner will usually be available in pencils, cream, or a liquid. For a smooth, fine line, a cream eyeliner or liquid eyeliner is the best choice. For a smudgy, blurred look, consider a pencil. Pencil eyeliners are easy to

Common unusual food phobias

Food phobias can be as scary as the fear of flying or heights. Here's looking at some of the unusual food phobias. A meat-lover's nightmate There are a few phobias that could haunt meat eaters in their worst nightmares... 1. Alektorophobia is the fear of chicken and,

Stress Causes and Symptoms

However, no matter how prevalent the problem, the idea is to broaden your knowledge about the concept so that you know what leads to it and about the onset if you are facing it. Causes of stress The guide below is a professional health list that gives you the top notch and the most

Work towards soft, youthful hands

It's advisable to get a manicure from a reputed salon that practice good hygiene procedure. Once a week, one should soak their hands in soapy water for a couple of minutes and then file the nails before applying nail paint. One should not scrap off nail paint because this weakens the

Exercises for Six-Pack Abs

  (e.g., bending your chest toward your knees at the back) is just about “the worst thing you can do for your back,” says David Larson, C.S.C.S., a strength coach at Pulse Fitness in Scottsdale, AZ. In addition to swapping crunches for some more complex moves (detailed below),

Spray Your Perfume 

The best places to apply perfume are your pulse points. These areas of your body are known to have a collection of veins and arteries, which can easily become warm, releasing scent as you go about your day. The top pulse points to apply your fragrance include -The areas just above

Top 10 health tips during working hours

1. Keep walking. Sitting in front of the computer for hours on end is nothing short of a modern-day curse. It’s bad for your posture, bad for your blood circulation, bad for your eyes and in general bad news all round. Combat this by making it a point to get up off your desk once every