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  • Balancing Act: Mother or wife?

    34-year-old Rajiv Shekhar (name changed) had been contemplating suicide for two months. Shekhar who had been married for less than a year, lives with parents and a younger sister and is caught between his wife and mother. Each time, he found himself forced to take sides and ended up offending the other.

    Things had turned into worse with his wife threatening to leave him if he doesn’t move out of the house and his mother siting old age and asking him to take care of his aged parents. As a result, he started slipping into depression and stayed out of the house as long as he could.

    His work suffered and he missed the promotion he was working hard for the last two years. Unable to carry the burden of worries anymore, Shekhar decided to end his life and confided in his best friend who directed him to the SamaritansMumbai helpline, an offshoot of Samaritans UK, and now a part of Befrienders India. Samaritans is a suicide prevention helpline.

    Sonal Panda, counselor at

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  • One of 2014's Most Searched DIY Products: Listerine Foot Bath

    Photo credit: <em id=yui_3_15_0_1_1418804331207_1220>Listerine</i>
    Photo: Listerine

    If you think “Listerine footbath soak" sounds both appalling and oddly intriguing, you’re not alone. The weird home spa treatment is one of the top 10 most-searched DIY projects on Yahoo for 2014.

    It’s been steadily builiding as a trend on Pinterest, and the collective rave reports its gotten suggest it can cure even the most calloused and cracked feet in a single soak.

    Photo: via Pinterest

    Here’s the recipe:

    Listerine & Vinegar Foot Soak

    • 1 cup Listerine (or any antiseptic mouthwash)
    • 1 cup Vinegar (white or apple cider)
    • 2 cups warm water

    After an hour-long soak in the tingling mixture, feet are certainly softer and prepped for a solid pumice stone sloughing session – but how much of this has to do with the ingredients of Listerine and how much is just soaking feet in water for a long time?  Besides emerging with a temporary case of cartoonish blue feet (don’t worry, this fades!) what does the Listerine actually do other than providing a “tingling” effect?


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  • Skip the gym and party instead!

    Morning Gloryville is an immersive musical and creative experience, rewriting the rules of both raving and fitness. Join the party tomorrow and start your day with energy!

    On Wednesday 15th October, Morning Glory Experiences Ltd, a London (UK) based events company will host its second, unique early morning dance experience entitled Morning Gloryville ~ Rave Your Way Into The Day!’ in Bangalore.

    Morning Glory Experience Ltd is an events company that is a trailblazer in conscious clubbing, creating monthly sober early morning dance experiences, entitled ‘Morning Gloryville ~ Rave Your Way Into the Day! encouraging its community to lead a conscious, joyful and inspired life.

    Now Morning Gloryville is live in Bangalore —the home of self-expression and passionate open-minded people who love to try new things. Bangaloreans are rejigging their usual morning routines by experiencing a brand-new — sober! — style of clubbing between 6.30am and 10.30am, before heading to work.

    On arrival attendees—who are named ‘citizens’— are welcomed by Morning Gloryville ‘Wake Up Angels’ offering free massages, alongside fresh smoothie and coffee bars, a line-up of world-class DJs,

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  • Flash mob on #WorldMentalHealthDay

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. A flash mob in Bangalore aims to spark conversations around the subject of mental health.

    World Mental Health DayOctober 10th marked World Mental Health Day, themed Living with Schizophrenia for 2014. While schizophrenia affects 26 million people around the world, and is a fully treatable disease, less than half that number has access to treatment. The most significant reason for this is the stigma that is attached to mental illness. When we fall and break a leg, we ask friends to decorate our casts with colourful markers; when we are in a bad accident, we talk about it with our friends. We show off cuts and bruises from sporting injuries, but we never talk about mental illness.

    World Mental Health Day aims aims to promote and advocate mental health to the global community, to encourage conversations around mental health, and to get rid of the stigma that clouds these conversations. Talking about it is the first step to seeking help.

    So what can you do? We loved this article that debunks the 5 most commonly held misconceptions about mental illness. If you can debunk these myths for yourself,

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  • Best kept anti-ageing secrets

    Aishwarya, Madhuri and Sridevi have one thing in common. Yes, they are actresses par excellence, but most importantly they have all crossed their thirties (or are just on the brink of it). In spite of this, they are all ageless beauties.

    These Bollywood divas have managed to beat fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing. They look exquisite every time they walk out of their homes. Do you want to know the secret behind their gorgeous skin? Well, read on to find it out:

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    Drink lots of water to stay eternally youthful like AishDrink lots of water to stay eternally youthful like Aish

    Aishwarya Rai feels that a person's face reflects what he or she is truly thinking. So, if you want to look beautiful, you must believe in yourself and stay positive and confident at all times.

    Her indulgence: Gram flour (besan) is her skin exfoliating secret, and she refuses to travel anywhere without it. She massages her face with milk and yoghurt to keep it soft and uses cucumber to soothe her skin.

    Beauty mantra: Aishwarya drinks minimum ten glasses of water daily. She says that drinking water not only hydrates the body but also detoxifies it. It gives hair and skin an ethereal glow.

    Hema Malini

    Hema Malini, though 64 years old, does not look a day older than 40, thanks to her strict exercise regime, balanced diet and her

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  • Did you know these foods could kill you?

    These everyday foods have the potential to poison you.

    These everyday foods could kill you. Yes! Potatoes, cherries, even rajma are potentially dangerous if not eaten the right way.

  • Instahealth

    The best food is healthy. What have you been cooking? Share your healthy meal photos and recipes on Instagram with the tag #healthyfoodyahoo and we will feature the best of them on Healthy Living.






  • History's craziest diets

    The most mind-bending diets that the human race has subject themselves to over the course of a century.

    Did you think the Cottonball diet was nuts? Wait till you find out about the tapeworm diet - yes, people would eat tapeworms so that the parasite in their stomachs would prevent them from gaining weight!

    And let's not forget the cigarette diet, where it was actually recommended to light up whenever you were struck by the urge to eat. Fact is truly stranger than fiction.

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  • The sleep test

    Are you sleep deprived? Answer these questions to find out.

    Professor Richard Wiseman has designed this simple sleep test to help you understand whether or not you are sleep deprived. Watch the video and find out for yourself.

    If the answer to those questions is yes, try a little yoga to help you sleep better.

    Can't see the video? Take the written test here.




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  • 12 Ingredients You Can Trust for Your Skin

    Don't you love naturally radiant skin that is also smooth and soft? Well, you cannot get that skin unless and until you use the trustworthy skin care ingredients gifted to us by Mother Nature.

    Let us have a look at a few such natural ingredients that will give your skin a flawless glow.

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider is a multipurpose ingredient, which is not only good for your hair and skin, but also has anti-bacterial properties. In addition to this, it makes a great deodorant and helps to regulate the pH level of your skin.

    Rose water
    Natural rose water with rose extracts can make your skin glow. You just have to add it to your facemask or simply dab it on your face with some cotton. Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to reduce skin irritations.

    Avocados are a rich source of glutamine, vitamins (like B, C, E and K) and phytonutrients.  Avocados give your skin a natural beatific glow and nourish your skin from within. Avocado oil in particular does wonders for your skin. Crush an avocado fruit into a smooth pulp and add one tablespoon of avocado oil in it. Wash your face and apply this paste. Rinse it off after 20 minutes. Avocado helps to slow

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