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Ruby, a new type of chocolate

Ruby, a new type of chocolate

Life Desk :A Swiss chocolate giant claims to have invented a new chocolate type: 'ruby', adding to the already existing - milk, dark and white - list. Barry Callebaut

If tomorrow comes

If tomorrow comes

Life Desk :Pramila Le Hunte is disturbed by the way things are. "The world is a dark place and the power of love and humanity of the soul is

Types of garden in your home

Types of garden in your home

Life Desk :Herb GardenHerb garden consists of culinary or medicinal herbs, and often has ornamental designs. In fact, herb plants are often underrated as potential design elements in land

Binge drinking may alter brain activity in teenagers

Binge drinking may alter brain activity in teenagers

Life Desk :Is your teenaged son or daughter a binge-drinker? Beware, he or she is more likely to have altered brain activity, which may indicate delayed brain development and

Friends can make your marital conflict less stressful

Friends can make your marital conflict less stressful

Life Desk :Marital conflicts can take a toll on your health, but having even a few close friends and family members to turn to can help reduce the stress

Family mealtime minus TV helps beat obesity

Family mealtime minus TV helps beat obesity

Life Desk  :Adults who reported never watching TV or videos during family meals had significantly lower odds of obesity.  Spending quality time with the family prevents many diseases and

High salt intake linked to diabetes risk : Study

High salt intake linked to diabetes risk : Study

Life Desk :Besides high blood pressure, high intake of salt - main source of sodium - may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes, researchers have found.

Jane Austen banknote goes into circulation in Britain

Jane Austen banknote goes into circulation in Britain

Life Desk :Just over one billion polymer ten-pound notes have been printed ready for issue, and will begin to be seen in the following days and weeks as the

Multiple personality disorder

Multiple personality disorder

Life Desk :Dissociative Identity disorder (DID) is a mental condition where a person has two or more identities which are distinct and that take complete control of the individual.

Smartphone accessory could be used as a breathing monitor

Smartphone accessory could be used as a breathing monitor

Life Desk :A new software combined with a low-cost thermal camera attached to the mobile phones can be used to track how fast a person is breathing. The research

GMO labelling considers farmers as second class citizens

GMO labelling considers farmers as second class citizens

Life Desk :Living a healthy lifestyle is all about making the healthiest choices. But what if the best choice (or the information needed to make the best choice) wasn't

Eat protein thrice a day to stay stronger

Eat protein thrice a day to stay stronger

Life Desk :Eating protein equally in the three daily meals could lead to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly, says a study.Many seniors consume the majority of

Fat may quicken cancer development

Fat may quicken cancer development

Life Desk :Adipose tissue, or fat, may influence the development of cancer in diverse ways, depending on the type of fat and the location in the body, say researchers."Obesity

Keep a check on protein intake

Keep a check on protein intake

Life Desk :Vegetarian diets are low on protein and need protein supplementation, while non-vegetarians have a fairly good protein intake for a not-so-active lifestyle. Experts suggest people must keep

Do potatoes make us fat?

Do potatoes make us fat?

Life Desk :We love to dichotomize foods as good and bad. For example quinoa good, candy bad, spinach good, pizza bad, flaxseeds good and potatoes bad, bad and bad!When

Consuming olive oils, nuts may up general intelligence

Consuming olive oils, nuts may up general intelligence

Life Desk  :Nutrients found in foods rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) such as olive oils, nuts and avocados are linked to general intelligence, according to a study.The researchers

Losing hair? Some tips to help you out

Losing hair? Some tips to help you out

Life Desk :Losing up to 50-100 strands of hair a day is normal but anything more is a cause for concern. Harsh chemicals in shampoos and other haircare products

To juice it or not?

To juice it or not?

Life Desk :Cold press juicers, unlike your regular juicers, extract juice by first crushing and then pressing fruit and vegetables for the highest juice yield. They are said to

Shifting home? Choose movers and packers with care

Shifting home? Choose movers and packers with care

Life Desk :Shifting home can be stressful, so ease your worries with movers and packers who give insurance for your products and who quote the best price, say experts.Rahul

Too much beer, hot dogs may up colon cancer risk

Too much beer, hot dogs may up colon cancer risk

Life Desk :Eating hot dogs, bacon and other processed meat regularly or drinking more than two alcoholic drinks daily may increase the risk of colorectal cancer, a study has

Skip dinner to lose weight?

Skip dinner to lose weight?

Life Desk :Take care of your body, it's the only place where you live - a quote by famous motivational speaker Jim Rohn stands apt for the generation today.For

Decode the secrets of a successful life

Decode the secrets of a successful life

Life Desk :Doing well in life, it seems, is not as difficult as we tend to assume when life throws a few tough challenges at us. A new study

Empathy not sympathy key to suicide prevention

Empathy not sympathy key to suicide prevention

Life Desk :If you know someone who is visibly depressed or struggling to cope with challenges of life, do not hesitate to intervene for fear of making things worse.

Folic acid in pregnancy may cut kids' autism risk

Folic acid in pregnancy may cut kids' autism risk

Life Desk :The findings showed that if the mother was taking folic acid during the window around conception, the risk associated with pesticides seemed to be attenuated."Folic acid intake

Watching the world go by

Watching the world go by

Life Desk :A family of eight hold on to newspaper sheets loaded with puris, rice and vegetable curry inside a railway compartment, making one ponder over how much time

World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

Life Desk :The World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on the 10th of September every year by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and is endorsed by the

Several cases of polio-like disease observed in kids

Several cases of polio-like disease observed in kids

Life Desk :Poliovirus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person's brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis (can't move parts of the body). In Germany in

Lemons were status symbol in ancient Rome

Lemons were status symbol in ancient Rome

Life Desk :Lemons were status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite, according to a study which found that they were the first fruits to arrive in the Mediterranean

Make baking your kids' pastime

Make baking your kids' pastime

Life Desk :Children get attracted to everything new, and their urge to learn new things is higher. Try engaging them in baking as the activity increases their sense of

One-fifth of women with postpartum depression keep silent

One-fifth of women with postpartum depression keep silent

Life Desk  :Over 10-20 per cent of women experience significant mood disorders after childbirth, and those disorders can adversely affect the physical and emotional well-being of both mothers and