Four ways: How to use leftover coffee

You often over-estimate the quantity of coffee you want to gulp, and end up having guilt pangs about discarding it. Fret not, for we give you four amazing tips for making the best use of the coffee waste. 1) Use it to bake cake: If you are baking a cake, you can use leftover coffee instead of water in the cake batter. This works especially well with chocolate cake. You can also use this for baking brownies 2) Make yummy coffee ice-cream: You can combine the leftover coffee with milk, cream and…

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Can olive oil be used for frying? We debunk four myths about this wonder oil

Whether making the heart healthy or regulating sugar levels or bringing with itself vitamins and antioxidants, olive oil is an ideal companion for all who wish to lead a healthy life. Recent studies say it can also help in preventing brain cancer and reduce cholesterol levels. But due to a lack of precise knowledge about this oil, some are reluctant to make it part of their daily lives. This is, to some extent, a result of all the crazy marketing out there: Peruse the olive oils in a typical grocery store and you’ll…

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Keep these four tips in mind to manage eczema better in summer

Summer can be a tricky time for people who suffer from eczema or “atopic dermatitis,” as sunny weather can lead to major flare-ups due to sweating or photoallergic reactions. Specialists from the French Eczema Association (Association française de l’eczéma) have a few tips to help eczema sufferers through the summer months. Stay out of the sea when experiencing flare-ups “Salty seawater has multiple benefits for atopic skin, but each dip in the sea should be followed by a shower in clean water, careful drying and sunscreen application to hydrate skin,”…

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No students in this school: Sanskrit institute with four teachers in dire straits

From a distance, this government-run Sanskrit school in Sikar district of Rajasthan appears like any other run-down school with the building in need of paint. But once you enter the premises, it becomes clear that something else is amiss. The school is erringly quiet – there are no children on the small playground or, for that matter, in the classrooms. The Government Upper Primary Sanskrit School in Pratappura village has six classrooms, four teachers — but not a single student. The teachers report for work at about 8am, water the…

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Four myths about olive oil busted

Olive oil is a gift of God, especially due to the numerous health benefits it offers. It is a gold standard when it comes to edible oil. Whether making the heart healthy or regulating sugar levels or bringing with itself vitamins and antioxidants, olive oil is an ideal companion for all who wish to lead a healthy life. But due to a lack of precise knowledge about this oil, some are reluctant to make it part of their daily lives. This is, to some extent, a result of all the…

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Listen to Your Gut: A Four Step Formula to Cleanse Your Digestion

The New York Times’ bestselling author, Alejandro Junger, calls gut the second brain in the human body. It has a completely separate mechanism of its own with a streamlined protocol in place, which once disrupted, can wreak havoc on your health. You ignore your gut health and it will take you down. Interestingly, gastrointestinal disorders plague most of us. What starts as simple bloating, cramping or abdominal discomfort may also lead to severe conditions like obstruction, bleeding, constipation etc. So how do you ensure that your gut’s ‘flora and fauna’ stays…

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