Education

DU Admissions: On the lookout for best college? Here’s the deserving ones and why

As the admission season sets in, every Delhi University (DU) aspirant dreams of making it to the best college in the varsity — be it the faculty, the infrastructure or the societies. Each college has something that the students can boast about. But which one really is the best? We …

Health

Why you should practice Pranayama every day

Pranayama is a practice that dwells into giving energy to every cell of our body. It is a Sanskrit word which means ‘mastery of life force’ or quite literally, to draw out life force or the breath that sustains our body. The practice of Pranayama may seem simple, but includes …

Health

Why long commutes are bad for you

Long hours of commuting can not only make you tired and lethargic, but can also have an adverse effect on your work performance and health. A study conducted by University of Cambridge and Vitality Health, Mercer and Rand Europe, found commuters who commuted for less than half and hour in …

Health

Why lying is a sign of a powerful mind

Everybody lies. That’s a settled point and anyone who claims they don’t can be sent up the stage as `Exhibit A’. The question is, why do we lie? Donald Trump claiming his inauguration crowd was bigger than Barack Obama’s may be a case of inflating one’s image; Bill Clinton denying …

Health

Why resistance to antibiotics is fast becoming a big killer

Is antibiotic resistance a threat to surgical outcome? A retrospective study by AIIMSon 100 infants who underwent heart surgeries at the institute from June 2015 to June 2016 suggests so. Cardiac surgeons have found that 16 children developed hospital-acquired infection, which led to longer hospital stay and need for ICU …

Health

Why You Should Move Your HIIT Workout to the Pool

HIIT workouts have been a big hit among gym goers for years now. Understandably so: They crush loads of calories and improve your fitness, fast. But sometimes you need to switch up those all-out-effort intervals to give your body a break — and challenge it in new ways. Enter these pool exercises from …

Education

A white Ambassador and lal batti are to kill for: Why the civil services coaching bazaar survives

New Delhi: A two-lane road leads up to the Batra Complex in Mukherjee Nagar, and it is not the one less travelled. Thousands flock here from every nook and corner of India to prepare for various competitive exams, particularly the civil services, at many big and small coaching centres, making …

Education

Why Betsy DeVos Will Rewrite These Student Loan Forgiveness Rules

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will rewrite two Obama-era rules intended to protect student loan borrowers. The U.S. Department of Education said new committees will be formed to rewrite rules for Borrower Defense To Repaying and Gainful Employment. Here’s what you need to know. What Is Borrower Defense …

Food

This Is Why You Crave Sugar Immediately After Your Meal

Let’s admit it. We love our desserts, and for most of us, eliminating the last course of the meal is the hardest part of following any diet. Dietitians and fitness experts always advice in ruling out as much sugar as you can from your diet because sugar is a source …

Finance

Home buyers, wait for GST rollout on July 1. Here’s why

Is it a good time to buy a house? This is the perennial question on the minds of home buyers. But this question assumes significance as India moves to a new indirect tax regime, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1. Experts say that buyers will benefit if …