Is life getting to you? Here are 5 effective ways to de-stress and let it go

Stress is an inescapable part of daily life. Yet, if you are persistently stressed over a period of time, it can increase risk of cardiovascular disease. But don’t get worked up just yet. Research also shows that how we deal with stress is more important than the level of stresswe face. To put it simply, irrespective of how many or how few stressful events a person faces, it is how they think of the event that matters. Those who experienced a greater spike in negative emotions had lower heart rate variability and…

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Eat your leafy vegetables and eggs. It may help keep your brain healthy

Fill up on all those leafy vegetables. A research by the University of Illinois finds a difference in cognitive function between younger and middle-age participants with higher and lower lutein levels. Lutein is a nutrient that the body can’t make on its own but it can be acquired through diet. As well as green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, it is also found in foods such as avocados and eggs. Most previous studies have looked at lutein levels in older adults, after there has already been a period of cognitive decline,…

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UPSC Indian Forest Service IFoS prelims result 2017 declared, check it here

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Thursday declared the Preliminary exam results of Indian Forest Service, 2017 examinations on its official website. The preliminary examination was held on June 18, 2017. Candidates can click here to check their Indian Forest Service prelims results. A pdf file containing roll number of candidates who have qualified for the main examination will appear on the screen. If the UPSC website is running slow check the results at the bottom of the story. All the qualified candidates will have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form…

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UPSC IES/ISS result 2017 declared, check it here

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the results of Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service written Examination 2017 on its official website. The examination was held in May. The roll numbers of the shortlisted candidates are available on the list, which has been released on Friday, that can be opened by clicking the link here. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear in the Interview/Personality Test which is likely to be held in September. The candidates will have to produce the original certificates in support of their claims relating to age, educational…

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Tamil Nadu board SSLC June 2017 result declared, check it here

Tamil Nadu’s directorate of government examinations has declared the results of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC)or Class 10 board June 2017 examination. Steps to check Tamil Nadu Board SSLC June 2017 exam results: 1) Visit website of Tamil Nadu’s directorate of government examinations 2) Click on link for SSLC June 2017 – Provisional Mark Sheet for Candidates 3) Key in desired details on login page that opens (Registration number, Date of birth and captcha code) 4) Click on view result 5) Result will be displayed on the screen 6) Download result…

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EduGeek Answers Education IT Professionals’ Tech Challenges

A British-based online peer support community called EduGeek wants to be education IT professionals’ lifeline for any kind of technical support. The company demoed their browser-based and mobile platform at ISTE 2017 last week (June 25-28) in San Antonio, TX. The company was founded in 2005 to provide first-class support without personal information being disclosed or paying a membership fee, according to a company news release. Now, EduGeek is used by nearly 90,000 members worldwide. It is primarily known for its technical forums, but it also offers direct support through its partnerships with Impero, Smoothwall and Promethean World. Forum thread…

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Jojoba Oil Benefits: 7 Incredible Ways to Use it For Beautiful Skin and Hair

Jojoba oil is a great beauty ingredient. It is a natural oil extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant is is closest to the oil produced by the human skin called ‘sebum’ that helps protect and heal the skin from external toxins. It is the first defense barrier for the skin. Jojoba oil being the closest in construction to the human sebum is a natural replacement for it. When the body is unable to produce enough sebum to protect against harsh external elements, jojoba oil can be the perfect skincare…

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Do You Drink Green Tea Daily? Know If It Really Helps in Weight Loss

Losing weight through regular exercising is definitely strenuous yet effective. Add to it, a healthy low-cal diet and your chances of a slimmer waist go up considerably. Experts would also advise you to include those foods into your daily diet that aid weight loss. These foods either help boost your metabolism or help ease the process of digestion – either way, helping you on your weight loss journey. Green tea is one such popular ‘weight-loss aid’. However, what does green tea really help in? Does it help lose weight or is it just a myth?…

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Do you spend a lot of hours in office? It may increase irregular heart rhythm risk

Working long hours affects your health in many ways. It affects your eyes, and can even lead to cancer . Now, a new research has shown that it may increase the risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm – known as atrial fibrillation – as well as contribute to the development of stroke and heart failure. The findings showed that, compared to people who worked a normal week of between 35-40 hours, those who worked 55 hours or more were approximately 40% more likely to develop atrial fibrillation. “A 40% increased extra risk…

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Here’s another reason to take up yoga. It prevents memory decline in old age

Doing yoga for a long time could change the structure of your brain and protect it against cognitive decline in old age, suggests new research. When the researchers imaged the brains of elderly female yoga practitioners, they found that the “yoginis” have greater cortical thickness in the left prefrontal cortex, in brain areas associated with cognitive functions like attention and memory. As we age, the structure and functionality of our brains change and this often leads to cognitive decline, including impaired attention or memory. One such change in the brain…

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