Lifestyle

Do you suffer from high cholesterol? Ditch meat and give vegan diet a shot

Vegan diets are controversial. While some research has suggested that it can lower risk of diabetes and cancer, some studies have also proved that it may affect your immunity levels. Now, it has emerged that plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, can significantly help lower the levels of cholesterol – known to increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. The findings ... Read More »

53 % Indians lack discipline to stay fit despite abundance of gyms

Despite the mushrooming of gyms and fitness centres as well as the growing popularity of fitness apps and virtual gyms, most Indians do not find time to exercise. In a pan-India study conducted by Gympik, India’s largest fitness discovery platform, 53 % of the respondents said that they lack the discipline to stay fit. Gympik conducted the market research – ... Read More »

What the fitness industry says … and what it really means

Self improvement is about hard work, not cutting corners – but fitness marketing might have you believe otherwise CREDIT: GETTY You see this dishy looking guy? His name was George Hackenschmidt and he was an early 20th Century bodybuilder, wrestler, and strongman. Hackenschmidt is often credited with inventing the modern bench press, the hack squat, and the bear hug. He was unimaginably strong, ... Read More »

Neymar slams Barcelona bosses after PSG home debut

Neymar went on to score twice in his PSG home debut against Toulouse on Sunday. Photo: Reuters Paris: Paris Saint-Germain’s world-record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club’s directors, saying “Barca deserve much better”. The people in charge at the Catalan giants “are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca,” Neymar told reporters ... Read More »

How slowing down your travel can enhance your holiday

Time, they say, is the newest luxury item. If you’ve got it, use it well, especially when it comes to travel. And if you’ve had the chance to eat the mushroom gnocchi in the fancy restaurant on Brittany Ferries, which sails between France, Spain, and England, you know there are ways to travel well without racing across the globe, or ... Read More »

Advocacy Group ‘Stay Work Play’ Names New Executive Director

Will Stewart arrived in New Hampshire, sight unseen, as a twenty-something in 2004. Now 38, he’s married, bought a home and is raising a child here. In short, it’s exactly the scenario his new employer Stay Work Play wants to duplicate around the state. Stewart will take over as executive director of the non-profit early next month. Stay Work Play ... Read More »

Separating work and play

South Korean actor Song Joong Ki (right) with Ryoo Seung Wan, director of his latest film, The Battleship Island, at a press conference at Marina Bay Sands yesterday.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN South Korean television drama fans who would like to see stars Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo re-create their sizzling chemistry in last year’s hit series Descendants ... Read More »

Harry Potter’s childhood home is for sale for $1.2 million

Harry Potter’s childhood home in the film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” is on sale for 995,000 euros, or about $1.2 million. The house, which is located in Suffolk, England, is listed with the UK-based real-estate agency Carter Jonas. Here’s a closer look at the enchanting home. [“Source-businessinsider”] Read More »

5 phone accessories that make travel easier

Your phone is already the hub of every trip you take: the carrier of boarding passes and hotel reservations; the holder of books and movies to help pass the time; the conduit through which travel photos are shared on social media. All by itself, it makes travel easier. But with a few key accessories, you can travel more easily with your phone. ... Read More »

How long can you live? New study claims human lifespan can exceed 115 years

Have you ever wondered how long can one live? How old was the oldest man on earth? Is there a limit to which human beings can age? These questions often hover in the mind, don’t they? A recent research paper by a team of American researchers claimed that “maximum longevity has hit a ceiling of 114.9 years”. After it garnered ... Read More »