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Do Doctors Know Much About Food And Nutrition? Probably Not!

When Americans hear about a health craze, they may turn to their physician for advice: Will that superfood really boost brain function? Is that supplement okay for me to take? Or they may be interested in food choices because of obesity, malnutrition or the role of diet in chronic disease. But a doctor may not be a reliable source. Experts ... Read More »

Broccoli Nutrition: This Nutritional Showstopper Can Do Wonders For Your Health

Broccoli is the edible flowering head of a green plant that derived its name from the Italian plural broccolo- flowering crest of cabbage. Its history dates back to the 6th Century BC, and is the outcome of careful breeding of Brassica crops in northern Mediterranean region. A valuable food in the Roman Empire, it was taken to England in the mid-18th century ... Read More »

Do you eat according to your blood group? All about the blood type diet

Your blood group holds a lot of information. It can guide you on what your diet should look like. Unlike a lot of other one-size-fits-all diets, the blood type diet is personalised based on your blood group. It was most prominently advocated by Peter J. D’Adamo, a naturopath. There are four main blood groups – A, B, AB and O ... Read More »

5 things to do if you’re feeling neglected

Feeling neglected or lonely in a relationship can be a painful – and is often a sign that something isn’t right. It can be a matter of perception, rather than a list of behaviours, according to Relate counsellor Rachel Davies. First off, you may have noticed that you aren’t spending as much time together – and that work, friends, hobbies and other family members ... Read More »

Do you skip meals to eat junk food? It’s making you overweight and undernourished

Giant corporates selling processed foods are not only raising undernutrition but also obesity in a country that is seen as the hub of stunted and undernourished children, say experts. They cited how biscuits, savoury snack packets and the likes, costing between one and five rupees, have replaced many meals for a large chunk of population across rural and urban India. ... Read More »

Which old PC game do you revisit regularly?

I can’t count the times I’ve played through Portal and Portal 2. With over 100 hours clocked in each, I’m an amateur speedrunner at this point. I treat every puzzle like a choreographed dance, a nearly unconscious performance that to any observer unfamiliar with the series makes me look like the master of all time and space. Because the Portal ... Read More »

‘Hey dude, do this’: the last resort for female gamers escaping online abuse

Fear of online abuse has made female gamers change their behaviour. Photograph: OcusFocus/Getty Images/iStockphoto In an extract from her book, Game Changers: From Minecraft to Misogyny, the Fight for the Future of Videogames (co-authored by Dan Golding), Leena van Deventer writes candidly about a time she was sexually harassed online. She was playing Team Fortress 2, an online multiplayer shooter, and one ... Read More »

I built my own PC and it was super easy – here’s how to do it

In the summer of 2016, I decided to build my own computer – specifically one that can handle running high-resolution video games.I could’ve just bought a ready-made PC from Asus or Alienware, two of the most well-known gaming PC brands. But I like the idea of choosing the parts that go into my computer so I know exactly how much they ... Read More »

Fitbit-Style Activity Trackers Could Do More Harm Than Good, Finds Study

HIGHLIGHTS Study was conducted on school pupils aged between 13 and 14 years Fitbit’s community element introduced negative feelings of self Competition was an external pressure rather than internal motivator Wearable activity trackers such as Fitbit could be doing more harm than good in encouraging young teenagers to exercise, a study suggests. Over decades, physical activity interventions targeted at young people in ... Read More »

Now, college teachers need not do research to get promotion

Making changes in the Academic Performance Index (API), a criterion on which teachers get their promotions, the HRD ministry is working on a plan to make research optional for college teachers. The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has recently said that college teachers will no longer be mandated to conduct research to be eligible for promotions. However, if not research, ... Read More »