Screen-inspired: Set-jetting in the UK

Seeking holiday inspiration from films, soaps or sitcoms is the new global travel trend, with the UK remaining an evergreen choice /news/big-story/setjetting-uk-travel-trend-expedia-111714111224778.html 111714111224778 story On a family trip to Wales last summer, I made time for the usual suspects: Pembrokeshire, Aberystwyth, Anglesey and the national parks. I also made a day trip to Devil’s Bridge,…

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Webb telescope captures detailed images of Horsehead Nebula’s ‘mane’

The James Webb Space Telescope has taken the sharpest infrared images to date of the top portion of the Horsehead Nebula located in the constellation Orion /smart-living/innovation/nasa-james-webb-space-telescope-horsehead-nebula-infrared-image-111714457679045.html 111714457679045 story The James Webb Space Telescope has added yet another glowing gem to its collection of cosmic images. US space agency Nasa said on 29 April that…

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Drinking less, or none at all, is better for your health

Alcohol has been found to contribute to over 200 health conditions including cancer and heart problems, and so drinking guidelines are changing /health/wellness/drinking-less-or-none-at-all-is-better-for-your-health-111714444799698.html 111714444799698 story It’s wine time. Beer Thirty. Happy hour. Five o’clock somewhere. Maybe it’s also time to rethink drinking? Moderate drinking was once thought to have benefits for the heart, but better…

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Why women need to build networking circles

Workspaces remain largely patriarchal, leading women professionals to turn to dedicated networking groups to learn and grow /news/big-story/women-groups-networking-work-office-111714324086252.html 111714324086252 story Veni Jain, 30, had an idea she believed in. Before she could act on it, however, she got married and moved to Kolkata from Delhi, where she knew no one except her husband and his…

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5 reasons to pick a pre-owned smartphone over a new one

While brand-new smartphones with latest features appeal to users, there are still many valuable advantages in choosing pre-owned mobile phones /smart-living/innovation/preowned-smartphones-refurbished-e-waste-mobile-phone-india-111713964684988.html 111713964684988 story Life without mobile phones is unimaginable for most of us in today’s hyper-connected age. Smartphones have completely transformed the way we communicate, work and access information. Interestingly, there has been a remarkable…

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Why you should have an ice bath

Athletes take ice baths for recovery all the time. Here’s why you should also consider including some cold water immersion therapy into your post-workout routine /health/fitness/fitness-exercise-ice-bath-recovery-workout-111714353605416.html 111714353605416 story From Kolkata to Mumbai and New Delhi to Bengaluru, the temperatures that India is witnessing these days would have everyone dreaming of an ice bath! But even…

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Why moonlighting is not always like cheating on your job

Doing side gigs only makes sense if the employee can pursue their genuine interests outside of work /news/talking-point/moonlighting-side-job-part-time-work-interests-111714324643689.html 111714324643689 story Imagine that your application for a teaching position has been rejected by a number of universities and teaching institutions in Europe. You advertise private tuitions but no pupils turn up. You settle for a job…

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Study predicts accelerated warming of Indian ocean

A new study warns that the Indian Ocean is expected to experience surface warming between 2020 and 2100, which will push it into a near-permanent heatwave state /smart-living/environment/indian-ocean-warming-tropical-climate-change-heatwave-iitm-111714296386183.html 111714296386183 story The Indian Ocean is expected to experience surface warming of 1.4 degrees Celsius to 3 degrees Celsius between 2020 and 2100, which will push it…

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A new study reveals that having flat feet is…absolutely normal

The study by Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada lays rest to the belief that having flat feet predisposes individuals to pain and musculoskeletal problems /health/wellness/asymptomatic-flat-feet-normal-musculoskeletal-problems-orthopaedic-shoes-111714276281203.html 111714276281203 story For many decades, if not centuries, researchers, medical professionals and the general population have believed that people with flat feet are more prone to developing a variety…

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