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Why The Indian Manufacturing Industry Needs Instagram

Instagram took to the tech headlines earlier in December, when it decided to delete fake and spam accounts.<p>The Facebook owned social photo and video-sharing network caused mild panic, with several superstars finding their follower counts hugely depleted. The average decline in followers for …

Switch Your Sleep Positions To Ease Back Pain

<i>By Diana Rodriguez Reviewed by Niya Jones, M.D., MPH</i><p>Back pain can make it tough to get a good night's sleep. On the other hand, certain sleep positions can ease the strain on an aching back.<p>Somewhat of a vicious cycle exists between back pain and sleep problems, but it's not well understood. "There …

Get a Flat Stomach—Fast!

<b>Eat Simply</b><br>Next time you're in a grocery store, pick up any boxed food and read the label. Chances are, it will have a few ingredients you recognize—wheat, sugar, salt—and a whole bunch you don't. These are the chemical additives that food scientists have cooked up not only to foil the spoilage …

Nutrition

Protein: The Best Sources

The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for protein is .8 grams per kilogram of body weight, says Lisa Young, PhD, RD, a nutritionist in New York City, and author of <i>The Portion Teller</i>. If you’re trying to lose weight, she recommends upping your intake to 1 gram per kilogram of body weight (that comes to …

Nutrition

The New Year's Best Hair Trends

The hottest hair trends to try in 2015.<p>The hottest hair trends to try in 2015. Also, check out this updated step-by-step guide to getting perfect waves.

4 Tips for Politely Bailing On a Bad Date

I was searching for tights at T.J.Maxx when we started chatting on Tinder. Right from the start, he was an excellent conversationalist and asking the kind of questions you want men to ask: What are you most passionate about? Why did you make the big move from NC? What makes you happy? And best of …

6 Ways Running Improves Your Health

Running is not only great for the soul but good for your well-being.<p>You’ve probably heard it said that exercise is medicine. Well, it’s not just a saying; it’s the truth. There’s a raft of scientific evidence that proves that regular exercise (150 minutes per week, which is about 30 minutes five …

NPR

Obama Secretly Extends U.S. War In Afghanistan

The president has quietly authorized an expanded role for the U.S. military in Afghanistan despite previously saying combat operations would end in 2014.<p>The order authorizes a more expansive role for the U.S. military in Afghanistan than Obama had previously described, allowing troops to attack …

Plyometrics

<b>Squat Jumps</b><br>Starting Position: Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart and your hands clasped behind your head.<br>1. Keeping your weight on your heels, squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Pause in the squat.<br>2. Without counter-movement and without the use of your arms, jump as high …

Women build bigger businesses

The results are in: women build bigger businesses than men.<p>On average, women entrepreneurs start more companies and their main business makes more in revenue, according to a new global survey.<p>French bank BNP Paribas and consultancy firm Scorpio Partnership surveyed more than 2,500 entrepreneurs …

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

“Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. <b>The Top Ten: Writers</b> …

The True Stories Behind Classic Fairy Tales

Fairy tales, gripping, magical and inspiring, are master narratives. Children subconsciously recall their messages as they grow older, and are forced to cope with real injustices and contradictions in their lives. Some fairy tales are based on legends that incorporated a spiritual belief of the …

Literature

Sugaree's Bakery's Chocolate Cake Is Just Like Your Mom's, And Maybe Better

Every so often we fall in love with a new cake. There was the World's Best Cake from Sweet Paul. There was Prantl's Burnt Almond Torte from Pittsburgh. And now there's a new cake in our lives: the chocolate layer cake from Sugaree's Bakery in New Albany, Mississippi.<p>Sugaree's Bakery's slogan is …

Why 'Sandhurst in the Sand' hasn't worked in Iraq

The MOD has already spent a decade training the Iraqi Army – sending extra British trainers won't help<p>It's just been announced that British troops are heading back to Iraq, this time to teach the Iraqi army not to run away from the jihadists of Isil. A small troop of officers <b>will head to Baghdad to</b> …

Follow This Formula For Breakfast to Lose Weight

<b>Calories</b><br>Aim for a range between 300 and 400 calories. If you're trying to lose weight, stick with the 300 to 350 range. And if you're trying to maintain weight—especially if you're working out—shoot closer to 350 to 400 calories.<p><b>Carbs</b><br>About 45 to 55 percent of your breakfast calories should be …

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Nutrition

7 Things You Should Never Apologize For

Everyone makes mistakes. We're human -- we're allowed. And when we do make an error in judgment, we simply apologize and move on.<p>But the truth is, there are simply some actions we shouldn't have guilt over because our emotional and physical health depends on it. Below, find seven instances that …

Nutella Cookies Recipe

Eid is coming up and we're so looking forward to stuff ourselves with kahk, maamoul and delicious cookies. Here's an easy Nutella cookies recipe that …

Harnessing the Potential of a Nation’s Leftover Food

America’s dairy farmers use food waste to generate green energy and grow more food.<p><b>Analysis has shown an estimated 31 percent of food available for consumption is simply thrown away. It could be for any number of reasons, and thrown away by an array of sources—from grocery stores, restaurants, and</b> …

U.S. and Russia Can’t Agree on Whether They Agreed to Coordinate on ISIS

The secretary of state has been trying to thaw U.S.-Russian relations, but the Kremlin just won’t play ball. Now he says they agreed to work together …

Why Canada Is Under Attack by Terrorists

Most people probably reacted in shock to learn that Canada has now been hit twice by terror attacks against soldiers in three days. Many Americans probably think of it as our sleepy socialist neighbor to the north. But Canada is a key ally in the war against terrorism in general, and ISIS in …

Canada

Isis claims it has US airdrop of weapons

· Pentagon admits one of 28 loads missing and blames wind · Turkey criticises arms airdrops saying the strategy will never lead to desired results<p>The Pentagon admitted on Wednesday that one of the airdrops of weapons intended for Kurds in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani almost certainly ended up …

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Warm, fluffy, weekday-friendly pancakes to cure your fall cravings.</i><p>It’s October, which means that I can pat myself on the back for having waited an appropriate amount …

Breakfast

Drinking Sugary Soda Makes Your Cells Age Faster, Study Suggests

Soft drinks have been linked to a number of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. And now a new study suggests that drinking even a single sugary soda a day can cause cells in your body to age prematurely.<p>It all has to do with telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of …

Why Is It Safe to Eat the Mold in Bleu Cheese?

<i>Why is it safe to eat the mold in Bleu Cheese?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Yoav Perry, Artisan cheesemaker and food</i> …

Toxins

8 Ways To Rev Up Your Metabolism

Steven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, provides 8 tips to tune up your metabolism.<p>Let's start with the most basic definintion of metabolism—the chemical processes by which a plant or an animal uses food and water to grow, heal and to …

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airport Security

Take off your shoes, remove your belt, chug that half-empty bottle of water -- we know the general rules of airport security all too well.<p>But what's going on behind the scenes, and which hacks will get you through security faster? Allow us to share some of our most riveting security secrets.<p><b>You can</b> …