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Tips for vegan beginners

WT24 Desk Following a vegan diet has gained popularity in the country as people have now decided follow it for ethical reasons. Begin today, but keep patience as the transition will take some time and find tasty substitutes, say experts, according to IANS. Nitin Dixit and Mohit Yadav Co-founders of Green Cafe and Surruchi Joshhi, Founder of Nut & Bowls ...

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Healthy living may help offset genetic risk of dementia: Study

WT24 Desk Living healthily with a good diet and regular exercise may help people with a higher genetic susceptibility to dementia to offset the risk of developing it, according to recent research, Reuters reports. The risk of dementia was reduced by 32 per cent in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to ...

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Spirituality transcends religion, says artist Seema Kohli

WT24 Desk Watching the art of Seema Kohli is like a walkthrough of the pictorial Jataka tales of Ajanta caves, defined by intricacy, rich hues, storytelling and imbued with a deeply spiritual flavour, according to IANS. Over 200 of her artworks are currently being exhibited in the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) in Belgium in a six-month long show. Titled ...

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Fit and fine: Split program at the gym for beginners

After six months of training at the gym, here’s how you can introduce variations for better results WT24 Desk In my last column, I laid down a simple rule: A beginner should stick to full body workouts for the first few months of their training career. Since the current training dogma is biased towards a single body part per training ...

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Glowing toxic lake in Siberia draws Instagrammers

WT24 Desk An industrial dump site in Siberia whose turquoise lake resembles a tropical paradise has become a magnet for Instagrammers who risk their health in the toxic water to wow online follower, according to report. Bikini-clad models, paddle-boarders and romantic couples are using a Novosibirsk energy plant’s ash dump site—nicknamed the local “Maldives”—as background for their snaps, posing as ...

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Journey of Life, an art exhibition, is a repository of human expressions

Charcoal artist Arunkumar Chatterjee, an NGO worker from Bihar but based in Maharashtra’s Latur, has built upon numerous emotions he has encountered over his life, to create his Expressions series. WT24 Desk Humans are capable of showing at least 27 distinct emotions, and an ongoing art exhibition on human expressions here takes viewers through many of them, according to IANS. ...

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Fruit juice, soda linked with cancer: Study

WT24 Desk Consumption of sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice is linked to a higher risk of developing certain kinds of cancer, researchers reported on Thursday, AFP reports. The consumption of sugary drinks has exploded worldwide in recent decades and the high-calorie beverages have already been associated with an elevated risk of obesity — itself recognised as a ...

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Male bloggers challenge Russia gender norms

WT24 Desk Gevorg brushes mascara onto his already long, dark lashes before dabbing highlighter above his cheekbones and checking the results in a mirror of a central Moscow salon, IANS reports. The 26-year-old is one of a growing number of young men in Russia who are offering makeup tutorials and beauty advice online — a practice that is not only ...

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Early home learning improves children’s grades: Study

WT24 Desk The positive effects of a rich home learning environment during a child’s early years continue into adolescence and help improve test scores later in life, says a study, IANS reports. Published in School Effectiveness and School Improvement, the research shows pre-schoolers whose parents regularly read and talked about books with them scored better on math tests at age ...

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