Wednesday, 24 Apr, 2024


What entertains you most - Creation or Consumption?

In the cornucopia of amusement, where the luscious fruits of television, video games, and social media often reign supreme, it is easy to overlook the healthy grains of creative production. Entertainment is a double-edged sword; it can be a catalyst for growth or a silent time thief. So

A daytime nap is good for the brain

Regularly finding time for a little snooze is good for our brain and helps keep it bigger for longer, say University College London researchers. The team showed nappers' brains were 15 cubic centimetres (0.9 cubic inches) larger - equivalent to delaying ageing by between three and

Routines to elevate your life

“Routines make your life easier, not harder. So, embrace the power of routines. They offer a steady foundation to support your growth,” Therapist Israa Nasir spoke of the importance of routines in our lives. Social routine: This helps us in connecting with the loved ones,

Does marijuana cause depression in teenagers?

The global attitude towards cannabis has been changing, drifting more towards exploring its potential medicinal uses and legalizing it. Eight countries including Canada, Uruguay, Mexico and Thailand, and 22 states in the US have legalized recreational marijuana, and around 50 countries

Poor sleeping habits can increase stroke risk: Study

New numbers shows that poor sleep habits can lead to a greater risk of stroke, along with a number of other health problems. While there’s been numerous studies on the health risks posed by inadequate sleep, a new study out of Ireland found that five sleep symptoms in particular

5 easy ways to overcome the fear of dentist

Does the thought of visiting the dentist fill you with dread? You're not alone. Dental anxiety affects many people and can prevent them from getting the care they need. Regular dental check-ups are extremely important but many of us keep delaying it because we are scared to go to the

5 underrated love languages that require more time and effort

Love languages of each person can be different – while some are physical, some can be being together and doing thing they love.  Underrated love languages involve giving more effort and time to the relationship and knowing each other. This helps in understanding the person

5 Tips to Stay Cool and Comfortable in Sweltering Summer Weather

We're in the thick of summer, which means hot and humid weather. No matter where you are, whether at home, at work, or out and about, it's hard to stay cool. The good news is that there are a couple of simple ways to stay cool this summer. Summer heat can be brutal, so here are 5

Ramadan food: 10 things to eat to prevent fatigue, stay energetic

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn until dusk. The Islamic ritual can be challenging for many and may leave those practicing feeling less energized and weaker during the day. To avoid feeling sluggish, it is important to consume

World Kidney Day: Some habits can damage your kidney

World Kidney Day is a yearly event that takes place on the second Thursday of March. It is aimed at promoting awareness of the importance of kidney health, risk management and dealing with kidney issues.  This year, the event is being held on March 9 and provides an opportunity to

YouTube videos on sleep disorders contain ‘alarming’ levels of misinformation: Study

A new study has found that YouTube is rife with misinformation about good sleep habits. The study, led by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, US, revealed an “alarming” amount of medical misinformation within videos discussing sleep disorders on

The ancient drink that powers Indonesia

In the streets of Central Java, women carefully load their bamboo baskets with bottles of jamu, a homemade elixir. Their hands are stained yellow from the turmeric that they have freshly ground to a pulp that morning with a pestle and mortar, along with other rhizomes, roots, fruits, bark

Humans ‘may need more sleep in winter’, study finds

For those of us who struggle to leave our beds in the winter, taunts of “lazy” could well be misplaced. New research suggests that while humans do not hibernate, we may need more sleep during the colder months. Analysis of people undergoing sleep studies found that

What Types of Music Help You Fall Asleep The Easiest

You might be hard-pressed to find any commonalities between the children’s lullaby “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and the k-pop hit “Dynamite” by BTS. It turns out both songs are commonly used to help people fall asleep. Surprised? So were the

Hair Fall In Winter: Follow These Tips To Control It

It's not surprising to notice that you're losing more hair in the bath than usual as winter approaches. The hair loss you're likely to experience throughout the winter is cyclical, just like the health of your skin, which is dependent on the changing seasons.  Winter

Improve your memory with these natural remedies

It is not unusual to forget things as you age. As we grow old, our ability to remember and recall things decreases. While it’s natural, the condition can be aggravated due to other factors, including certain health conditions.  In Ayurveda, the ability of the brain to carry

Recipe: Homemade eggnog

Those of us who grew up with creamy yellow jugs of eggnog around the holidays find ourselves out of luck in Tokyo this time of year. As with many cocktails, the true origin of this drink is cloudy, but generally the name and image comes from colonial America. In 17th-century Europe,

25 Quick Ways to Reduce Stress

Taking care of your long-term mental and physical health is an important part of stress management. However, there isn’t always time to take a nap, hike a fourteener, or read a novel. Thus, here are 25 ways to reduce stress in five minutes or less. From eating chocolate to

Can younger workers speak up without managers bristling?

As millennials and Gen Zers make up more of the workforce each year, there’s one big difference emerging that sets them apart from their predecessors. Unlike the generations that came before them, these younger workers are more eager to be heard in the workplace, whether

10 Best Ways to Stay Healthy In Winter

As we grumble upon the fact of facing winter blizzard, it's quite hard to imagine that this frigid low temperature could possibly bring any health benefits, but according to Ayurveda, winter is the season in which there is inherent immunity boost up.  Cold weather leads to

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