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Want to educate women about menstrual hygiene: Miss India World 2017 (Lead, With Images) (20:04)
By Nivedita
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) She comes from Haryana, is all of 20, is studying medicine and has just won the Miss India World 2017 crown. Manushi Chhillar is focused on winning the Miss World title for India, but her life's mission, she says, is also to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene through her initiative Project Shakti.

Here's how to declutter your home and preserve memories (18:24)
New York, June 26 (IANS) Is your cupboard full of stuff you no longer use but can't bear to part with? Taking their photo may help you dispose of such items, a new research suggests.

Want to educate women about menstrual hygiene: Miss India World 2017 (With Images) (17:36)
By Nivedita
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) She comes from Haryana, is all of 20, is studying medicine and has just won the Miss India World 2017 crown. Manushi Chhillar is focused on winning the Miss World title for India, but her life's mission, she says, is also to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene through her intiative Project Shakti.

Toronto holds biggest-ever yoga event in North America (16:40)
By Gurmukh Singh
Toronto, June 26 (IANS) Toronto set a record of holding the biggest-ever yoga event in North America as yoga guru Baba Ramdev led thousands of people through yoga asanas at the International Centre here on Sunday.

Make Avola almond your dietary supplement (16:04)
London, June 26 (IANS) From its superfood properties to its sustainability, Avola almond can help in filling the lost protein and fiber in your body to the fitter you.

Rethink if you wait for cheat day (14:38)
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Cheat days are very tempting but there are many reasons that they might not be such a good idea.

Must-have accessories to flaunt in monsoon (14:24)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Indulge in stylish raincoats, jelly-based footwear and waterproof phone covers to keep up your style quotient during the monsoon season, say experts.

Get your herbal drinks handy for monsoon (13:20)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Monsoon not only calls for extra care of hair and skin but caution in what you eat and drink. Experts suggest that herbal drinks made up of some of the common ingredients easily available in your kitchen can help you stay away from bad health conditions.

'Society has started accepting women as chefs' (With Images) (12:26)
By Kishori Sud
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Traditionally, chefs have been men. Even top-end restaurants in five-star hotels have had men as cookery experts. But things are changing. An increasing number of women have started to flaunt the chef's hat.

Haryana girl Manushi is Femina Miss India World 2017 (03:08) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 winner is Manushi Chhillar from Haryana, while the first runner-up is Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir and the second runner-up is Priyanka Kumari from Bihar.

Negative tweets on TV programmes can cut viewers' interest (18:54)
New York, June 25 (IANS) Negative comments about a television show on social media platforms like Twitter can make viewers less interested, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Playing video games can boost attention: Study (18:18)
London, June 25 (IANS) Does your child love playing video games? Let him, as it can help alter the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills -- skills that enable us to recognise a square, triangle, cube or pyramid -- as well as make them more efficient, say scientists in an analysis of over a 100 scientific studies.

Sexual appeals in ads do not sell products: Study (17:26)
New York, June 25 (IANS) Do partially or fully nude models in advertisements help in sale of products or brands? No, they do not is the flat conclusion of an analysis of nearly 80 advertising studies.

Muslims in Southeast Asia mark end of Ramadan (14:38) IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, June 25 (IANS) Millions of people across Southeast Asia on Sunday celebrated the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.

Binge drinking, cocaine abuse may impair mental skills (14:04)
New York, June 25 (IANS) Do you have the habit of taking four or more alcohol drinks a day or indulging in drug abuse such as cocaine? Beware, it may lead to impairments in mental skills such as decision-making and planning, researchers have warned.

Plagiarism: Designers worry over rip-offs in fashion industry, mass market (13:18)
By Nivedita
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Fashion designers work hard to bring out new offerings. They hire several people, keep track of fashion trends and aim at creating something new to attract buyers -- only to see their designs being copied and sold across the country.

Single-parent kids may have lower well-being in adulthood (13:08)
London, June 25 (IANS) Children who grew up in a single-parent family are more likely to have lower levels of well-being and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research.

Fusion food becomes a rage in India (06:56)
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) International influences mixed with Indian flavours is something that is becoming big in India, say experts.

Katie Price shows her topless image to daughter (05:22)
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Model Katie Price showed daughter Bunny a topless photograph from her glamour model days.

Jewellery purchasing trends to watch out for (01:36)
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) There are a few jewellery pieces that are a staple in women's wardrobes, chunky bracelets, cocktail rings, ear studs, ornate nose pins and chand balis are few trinkets that are on every womans wish list these days, say experts.

Imperfections make us more human: Jacqueline (18:42) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) For a personal photo shoot, actress Jacqueline Fernandez made a request to avoid usage of image correction applications or any touch up as she wanted to keep it natural. She says she believes in the power of imperfections.

Over 1,000 do yoga in Chinese city (17:14)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Over 1,000 people on Saturday participated in a yoga event in China's Jiangsu province.

Sleep well to avoid eating junk food due to job stress (17:12)
New York, June 24 (IANS) Stress at your job can lead to overeating and intake of junk food at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern. New research suggests that a good night's sleep can serve as a protecting factor between job stress and unhealthy eating in the evening.

Make baking your kids' pastime (14:06)
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Children get attracted to everything new, and their urge to learn new things is higher. Try engaging them in baking as the activity increases their sense of gratification and perseverance, say experts.

People accepting plus size frame with open arms: International model (With Images) (14:02)
By Nivedita
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) She quit modelling at the peak of her career because she felt she was doing no good to her body by starving to maintain a certain body frame. Liza Golden-Bhojwani, an American model now settled in Mumbai, says it's important to think before putting one's health at risk. Besides, she feels people are accepting plus size bodies with open arms now unlike in the past.

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