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Childhood cancer

Childhood cancer

Life Desk :Childhood cancer is a cancer that occurs between birth and 15 years of age. It is also known as pediatric cancer. It is ranked as the number

How money reduces worry about old age?

How money reduces worry about old age?

Life Desk :Individuals who possess a greater understanding of finance are less likely to fret about life in their twilight years.It seems financial literacy - the ability to understand

April: The STD awareness month

April: The STD awareness month

Life Desk :The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month is observed annually in April in the U.S. The 2017 theme for the month is 'Syphilis Strikes Back'. The World

Higher tax may decrease deadly tobacco consumption

Iqbal Masud :Bangladesh is one of the largest tobacco consuming countries in the world, with over 46 million (43%) adults consuming cigarettes, bidis, smokeless tobacco, or other tobacco products

Arabic mehndi designs

Arabic mehndi designs

Life Desk :While traditional mehndi is synonymous with Indian weddings, many modern Indian brides have started opting for contemporary versions of mehndi. And, the most popular one out of

What my dad taught me before he died changed my life

What my dad taught me before he died changed my life

Life Desk :As a child, I just wanted to fly. Living on the top floor of a three-storey building gave an edge to my weird imagination that I was

South Asian writers are getting picked up by publishers

South Asian writers are getting picked up by publishers

Life Desk :Gone are the days when readers would look up to international authors who had earlier set a benchmark for sophisticated literature. With Indians picking up more and

Help kids cope with war, terror

Help kids cope with war, terror

Life desk :Any child with access to a smart phone or computer is potentially viewing rolling coverage of a world in crisis.Many parents, particularly of school-aged children, are rightfully

Sleep calculator for ideal bedtime

Sleep calculator for ideal bedtime

Life Desk  :In fact, at least one-third of the adult population regularly suffers from significant sleep problems. Thirty-five per cent of Australians don't feel refreshed when they wake in

What's in a name?

What's in a name?

Life Desk :Born in the family of Shrivastavas, after intense brainstorming done by all the intellectuals, I, the younger daughter, was named as Shringi Shrivastava. Shring means the peak of

Wisdom teeth

Life Desk :Wisdom teeth, also called the third molar teeth are present at the back of the upper and lower jaws, one on each side. These are the last permanent

Is your house romance ready?

Life Desk  :Celebrating the smaller things in life is what adds to your love for each other. So, make each day special by recreating some romantic moments - spending your

Insomnia increases risk of heart diseases, stroke

Insomnia increases risk of heart diseases, stroke

Life Desk  :Insomnia is a known risk factor for poor health outcomes including metabolic and endocrine abnormalities, raised blood pressure, depression and elevated levels of inflammatory cytokinesThe insomnia symptoms of

Easy tips to keep rugs and carpets brand new

Easy tips to keep rugs and carpets brand new

Life Desk :The rugs and carpets surely add a charm and bring the cozy and warm feeling to your home. But to ensure that the charm doesn't fade away,

Power nap can boost employees' creativity

Power nap can boost employees' creativity

Life Desk :A new study says that 20 minutes nap in the afternoon can boost employees' creativity and problem-solving ability, reports Telegraph.co.uk. According to scientists from the University of

300m people suffer from depression

300m people suffer from depression

Life Desk :More than 300 million people are living with depression, according to the latest estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN agency released the estimates on

Summer skin care tips you must follow this season

Summer skin care tips you must follow this season

Life Desk :Every year, summers take a toll on the skin. The scorching heat, pollution, humidity, et al, wipes it off the natural glow, and sometimes, invites infections. To

Dear teacher, don't dent her confidence please

Dear teacher, don't dent her confidence please

Life Desk :My daughter graduated to the primary school last month and today was her first day in the big school. Needless to say my heart was pounding so

Personality traits are contagious

Personality traits are contagious

Life Desk :People unconsciously tend to imitate the prudent, impatient or lazy attitudes of others, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology. "Prudence", "impatience" and "laziness" are typically

Have a laugh at work, get surprised by the payoff

Have a laugh at work, get surprised by the payoff

Art Markman :Successful jokes can make people appear more competent and can increase their status. I like humour. I try to be funny, and sometimes succeed.  Thankfully, my podcast

 Let us ensure health for all

Let us ensure health for all

Dr. Samir Kumar Saha :The World Health Day is observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere across the world on April 7 every year. It marks the founding of World Health

World Autism Day 2017 : 'Toward Autonomy and Self Determination'

Life Desk :World Autism Day 2017 is celebrated on April 2nd to raise awareness about autism and discuss how rights of people with autism can be upheld in the

Handling adult sibling rivalry

Handling adult sibling rivalry

Life Desk  :Screaming, sulking, pillow fights and contemplating strangulation - your sibling can elicit many adverse reactions when you're growing up. As adults, life events like weddings, careers and

Why do we feel good after religious retreats?

Why do we feel good after religious retreats?

Life Desk :Spiritual, meditative and religious retreats change the levels of dopamine and serotonin indicating the reason behind powerful, positive emotional experiences.More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual,

Are you a postponer at work?

Are you a postponer at work?

Life Desk :A new report says delaying tasks and being distracted takes away 55 days a year. Okay, how many of us are guilty of this?1. Shopping online when

Keep your washroom clean

Keep your washroom clean

Life Desk  :Tips to keep your washroom cleanTips to keep your washroom cleanHere are few pointers that will help you keep your bathroom sparkling and fragrant:· Avoid cluttering your

Smoking and its effect on skin

Smoking and its effect on skin

Life Desk :Cigarette smoke is one of the most toxic compounds known and is truly a slow poison. Cigarette smoke, being a mixture of 4000 chemicals is not only

Health benefits of eggplant

Health benefits of eggplant

Life Desk :Eggplant (Solanum melongena), also known as brinjal or aubergine, belongs to genus Solanumand to species nightshade. It got its name because of its resemblance to the white

Just brows-ing

Life Desk  :Grooming your eyebrows is somewhat like a short-term investment plan - you invest a bit and the returns are huge. Ignoring it leads to unruly chaos, and investing

Mind diet

Life Desk  :As you get older you need to take care of your brain as much as your body. Recently, MIND diet has gained a lot of popularity. MIND diet,