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World Mental Health Day: Is sex addiction a real condition? We find out

Written by Anjali Jha | New Delhi | Updated: October 10, 2018 12:51:58 pm Is sex addiction a real condition or simply a clever excuse? (Source: Getty/Thinkstock Image) Time and again, we come across scandals in which a person is seen risking everything to satisfy his (or her) sexual desires. ...

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Kolkata’s must-have street foods and where to find them

Kolkata’s must-have street foods and where to find them

Its innumerable street food haunts are mainstays of student life in Kolkata. But for Iti Mishra, there are a few that have a special place in her mind and memory. When asked — and often before being asked — any born-and-bred Calcuttan can rattle off the names of a dozen ...

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Single and ready to mingle? Here’s how to find a date without dating apps | sex and relationships

Single and ready to mingle? Here’s how to find a date without dating apps | sex and relationships

Like them or not, dating apps have become an acceptable way for younger generations to meet a potential love interest. As of 2016, Tinder, a popular location-based mobile dating app, had a staggering 9.6 million daily active users, accounting for some 1.4 billion swipes per day. Tinder has been operating ...

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Is sparkling water bad for your health? Find out here

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2018 9:29:55 pm Know why sparkling water is not good for your teeth. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images) Are you someone who prefers to have sparkling water on a daily basis rather than natural water? Well, there’s some bad news for you. Carbonated ...

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A Tamil Nadu favourite, the native fresh-water fish has become rarer to find with the drying of the Vaigai river

A Tamil Nadu favourite, the native fresh-water fish has become rarer to find with the drying of the Vaigai river

At 7 am, inside Madurai’s Nelpettai fish market, 75-year-old K Bose sits on a cemented platform with two big aluminium basins in front of him. As he uncovers them, customers eagerly peek in. Inside the water-filled containers, a school of alive and active Ayirai fish (Lepidocephalichthys thermalis, also called common ...

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Belief in God helps lonely people find purpose in life | sex and relationships

Belief in God helps lonely people find purpose in life | sex and relationships

Befriending God, according to a study, could help socially disconnected people have a better sense of purpose in life. Researchers at the University of Michigan stated that having a belief system that adequately “substitutes” for some of the functions of human relationships, like having a God that values and supports ...

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Your contact lens might be harming the environment; find out how

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 22, 2018 7:13:51 pm Contact lenses may be contributing to environmental hazard. (Source: FilePhoto) Not many people care about what happens after they flush their contact lenses down the toilet or toss them out in a sink basin? It is how ...

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Does drinking cold water actually help in weight loss? Let’s find out

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 21, 2018 5:04:27 pm The main aim should be to drink enough water, be it cold or warm, to keep yourself from getting dehydrated. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images) Contrary to popular belief, drinking cold water for weight loss is just a myth. ...

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Are there side effects to taking multiple medicines together? Find out why

Written by Ishita Goel | New Delhi | Updated: August 16, 2018 6:33:35 pm Are you taking more pills than you need? (Source: Getty Images/ Thinkstock) Popping multiple pills every day to manage a multitude of health conditions is a reality for many people in the country. While the disease ...

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Indian-American researchers find way to use turmeric’s power to fight cancer | health

A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells. Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric (haldi), the ubiquitous kitchen spice that gives curry ...

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