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Your guide to a luxurious and sustainable wedding
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 21:41:44 +0530
In all the wedding excitement, it's easy to overlook the impact a wedding has on the environment. While everyone is making their big fat Indian wedding dreams come true, they are also adding their carbon footprint and undue energy consumption. Modern couples are now looking for ways to have a wedding with a sustainably conscious mindset. It's become about incorporating less waste, locally sourced and seasonal food, natural materials over the use of plastic. Mindful wedding planning and decor includes the use of recycled paper and goods along with eco-friendly venue needs. Check out this quick guide to achieve a sustainably conscious wedding without compromising on luxury:
Grand mass wedding of 21 differently-abled couples in Udaipur touches hearts
Mon, 13 Sep 2021 21:16:00 +0530
Live music, dancers dressed as Lord Krishna and coy brides in a grand, decorated pandal - the scene seems straight out of a Bollywood film except that most of brides sat on wheel chairs and the grooms walked on crutches. Narayan Seva Sansthan in an attempt to help individuals who are underprivileged- organised 36th Mass wedding ceremony in Udaipur, where 21 differently-abled couples tied the knot in a grand ceremony oranised with with love and passion by Prashant Aggarwal, President, NSS. 
Study finds turning cameras off during virtual meetings can reduce fatigue
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 19:42:58 +0530
According to a new study, having your camera on during a virtual meeting increases "Zoom fatigue" -- a feeling of being drained and lacking energy following a day of virtual meetings. The findings of the study were published in the 'Journal of Applied Psychology'. More than a year after the pandemic resulted in many employees shifting to remote work, virtual meetings have become a familiar part of daily life. New research conducted by Allison Gabriel, McClelland Professor of Management and Organisations and University Distinguished Scholar in the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, suggests that the camera may be partially to blame for the "Zoom fatigue".
Work pressure raising heart attack & stroke risk in women than men
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 22:44:50 +0530
Work stress, sleep disorders, and fatigue, regarded as non-traditional risk factors for heart attack and stroke, are rising more steeply amongst women than men, according to a new study presented on Wednesday at the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Conference. While diabetes, arterial hypertension, raised cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity are recognised modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease, recently, it has been noted that non-traditional risk factors such as work pressures and sleep problems can significantly add to cardiovascular risk.
Reducing sugar in packaged foods can prevent deaths in millions: Study
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 21:27:42 +0530
Cutting 20 per cent of sugar from packaged foods and 40 per cent from beverages can prevent death as well as the onset of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in millions of people worldwide, according to a study. The study, led by a team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts University and others, showed that reducing the amount of sugars in packaged foods and beverages can reduce the risk of 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular deaths, and 750,000 diabetes cases in the US.
The truth about products that claim to kill 99.9% germs
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 17:58:56 +0530
From SARS to H1N1 and now Covid-19, the last decade has seen many viruses and flues due to 'germs'. This has also given rise to dozens of new products which brag about their microbe-killing properties. Preventive hygiene products including sanitisers and handwashes, home care products like floor and toilet cleaners, come with a disclaimer that they kill 99.9 per cent, or 99.99 per cent, of common bacteria and fungi. We have seen it in ads, read them on labels ad nauseum.
60% students say parents are now more involved in their learning: Survey
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 13:48:31 +0530
In the wake of the study-from-home model of schooling, a new survey shows that many (60 per cent) students report increased involvement of their parents in their education as compared to pre-pandemic times. The finding suggests that parents who are working from home are also making time to support their children on their learning journeys in different ways.
Dipanjali Chhetri becomes first trans woman to participate in LIVA Miss Diva 2021
Wed, 18 Aug 2021 10:19:54 +0530
Dipanjali Chhetri, who is the first trans woman participant at the LIVA Miss Diva 2021, on Tuesday said her inclusion in the Top 50 of the beauty pageant has opened doors for more women from her community to achieve their dreams. The 24-year-old hails from Jaldhaka village in Kalimpong district, West Bengal and said she is "proud" to be a part of the competition.
Breastfeeding athletes: Challenges and solutions
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 12:42:57 +0530
World Breastfeeding Day is celebrated every year in the first week of August to spread the message that breastfeeding is essential for an infant. Organizers have also allowed nursing athletes to bring their children to the Olympics village in Tokyo. Initially, the breastfeeding rule made for the athletes at the Tokyo Olympics was not very friendly. The athletes' families will have to stay at different hotels, the athletes were not allowed to go anywhere for 20 days, and the mothers can only breastfeed their infant at the end of the Olympics village.
Happy Friendship Day 2021: Wishes, quotes, messages, HD images, wallpapers, WhatsApp & Facebook status
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:29:51 +0530
Happy Friendship Day 2021! Celebrated on the first Sunday of August, Friendship Day is a celebration of companionship. Friends are probably the most important people in one's life. You laugh at them at your best friend when they are in trouble but you instantly cover for them when it gets out of hand. You'd eat from their tiffins when they are not watching but you'll save a bite of their favourite dish without saying. Reality checkers, support systems, punching bags and shoulders to cry on, a true friend is truly a blessing in disguise and friendship day is the perfect occasion to make them feel special. With COVID pandemic still hanging over our heads, it is important to avoid crowded spaces and maintain social distancing norms, but you can always have a virtual celebration!