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Marriage must follow rules

Marriage must follow rules

Rifat Zafreen :Rabeya will tie the knot today. The groom is little known to Rabeya, she got attached through face book recently. She hardly knows the detail of him and

Yoga as a way of life

Prof. Dr. Gobinda Chandra Das :This 21st the world observes International Day of Yoga, a celebration of the unity between an enlightened spirit and a healthy body. Calling for adoption

Bacteria in placenta responsible for preterm births

Life Desk :Scientists have found a higher number of pathogenic bacteria in placentas from women who delivered prematurely, supporting the presumption that maternal infection may cause preterm birth - less

Replace your mattress

Replace your mattress

Life Desk :From its immune system to proper hormonal balance, memory or emotional health, the body requires an abundant amount of comfortable sleep to function well. However, most people pay

Urban design may reduce childhood obesity

Urban design may reduce childhood obesity

Adeline Dorcas  :Urban design with pedestrian-friendly facilities helps children to actively engage in physical activity such as walking and freely playing outdoors. Children who live in walkable neighborhoods are found

Raise a child who reads

Raise a child who reads

Life Desk :On a recent flight back to Mumbai, the kids had their noses buried in books, waiting for the flight to land as it did its usual circling above

Cancer 'vaccine' found effective in mice

Life Desk  :Raising hopes for a cancer vaccine for humans, Stanford researchers have eliminated all traces of cancer in mice by injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into

Eco-friendly wedding

Eco-friendly wedding

Getting married? Do your bit in saving the environment by using eco-friendly decor items, wedding garlands made from recycled paper, gifting potted saplings to guests and switching to digital invites,

Smoking could be injurious to leg muscles too

Life Desk  :If you believe that smoking affects only the lungs, then you may be wrong as a new study showed that components in cigarette smoke may directly damage the

For an ideal kitchen

Life Desk  :The kitchen is undeniably one of the most important rooms in a home as it is the area where the family congregates, meals are prepared, and guests are

Grow tomatoes at home

Grow tomatoes at home

Life Desk  :Teach your kids how to grow tomatoes at home and we assure you the unmatched excitement they will show witnessing the first tomato breed. Through this, you

Face the sun

Face the sun

Life Desk :Summer time means scorching heat, high humidity and harsh sun rays that can make your skin discoloured, dry and dull. From opting for anti-fungal products to using

In Egypt, a marionette maker strings together memories

In Egypt, a marionette maker strings together memories

Life Desk  :In a tiny Cairo workshop, Mohamed Fawzi Bakkar designs and builds marionettes from scratch, hoping to revive a traditional art.The 32-year-old spends hours or even days designing

Flat belly diet

Flat belly diet

Life Desk :Festivals are around the corner and there could be no time better than this to start that much thought about diet plan. And it is actually possible

Travelling responsibly

Travelling responsibly

Life Desk :Different countries may have customs that one is unaware of, but it is the responsibility of travellers to leave destinations as they find them and help preserve

Stroke is treatable

Stroke is treatable

Life Report :Speakers at a roundtable discussion on Saturday said stroke is treatable. There is a treatment called rt-PA therapy. This medicine is now available in Bangladesh. People have lack

Injury caused by accident or abuse

Chrisy Ngilneii :Pediatric injury experts may offer the most accurate identification of cases of injuries among children caused by accidents or physical abuse, University Of Louisville finds.In a study led

The proud stay-at-home mothers

Life Desk :Stay-at-home mothers, you have every reason to be proud! Stay-at-home mothers, you have every reason to be proud! Mothers are really the best people in the world. Especially,

Green tea may prevent deaths from heart attacks

Life Desk :Love your cup of green tea? Besides playing a role in weight loss and boosting immunity, green tea - rich in antioxidants - may also help prevent deaths

Easy ways for metropolitan living in your home

Easy ways for metropolitan living in your home

Life Desk  :A sustainable lifestyle and unclustered living is not just a present-day trend, but the need of the hour. Optimum utilization of space and a neutral colour palette

Hassle-free trip to abroad

Hassle-free trip to abroad

Life Desk :From picking the right place to travel duration to travel card, there are many things that one needs to keep in mind while planning a foreign vacation,

Wear organic jeans to save environment

Wear organic jeans to save environment

Life Desk :Make your contribution in saving the Earth by using biodegradable sanitary pads, organic jeans and 100 per cent vegan skincare products. With Tuesday being the World Environment

Only 20pc young people treated for anxiety stay well

Only 20pc young people treated for anxiety stay well

Life Desk :Researchers have found that only 20 per cent of young people diagnosed with anxiety will stay well over the long term, no matter which treatment they get.The

Keep cool with smart food habits

Keep cool with smart food habits

Life Desk :Eating the right fruits, vegetables and spices can ensure you remain cool during the summer season, suggest experts.Indian chef Sudhir Nair, Executive Chef at Courtyard by Marriott

Night time snacking linked with poor sleep, obesity

Night time snacking linked with poor sleep, obesity

Life Desk :Are you in the habit of snacking in the middle of the night? Besides leading to unhealthy eating behaviours, it can also result in poor sleep and

World Environment Day: History and significance

World Environment Day: History and significance

Life Desk :The world observes World Environment Day promoted by United Nations on June 5 every year and India being the host country for 2018, it has already generated

Cool summer veggie for weight loss!

Cool summer veggie for weight loss!

Life Desk :Since time immemorial, cucumbers have been known to benefit overall health. They are mostly made of water and important nutrients that are essential for the human body.

How insufficient sleep could cost countries billions

How insufficient sleep could cost countries billions

Life Desk :With the problem of inadequate sleep affecting more and more people around the world, researchers have found that the financial and non-financial costs associated with it could

A holy time, with food from many cultures

A holy time, with food from many cultures

Susan Ferrechio :Muslims throughout the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, fasting from the break of dawn until sunset each day. While the emphasis is on prayer

Long use of caffeine aggravates Alzheimer

Long use of caffeine aggravates Alzheimer

Adeline Dorcas :Alzheimer's disease is associated with memory-related problems. It is characterized by neuropsychiatric symptoms found in the early stages. Long-term use of caffeine is found to alter these