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Want to learn a new skill? Take short breaks: Study

Resting, early and often, may be critical to learning as practice. (Photo: Getty Images/Thinkstock) Taking short breaks, early and often, may help our brains learn new skills, according to a study. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health in the US found that our brains may solidify the memories of ...

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Take short breaks to learn new skills | more lifestyle

Take short breaks to learn new skills | more lifestyle

In a new study the researchers have highlighted the importance of taking small breaks during learning. The study published in the journal Current Biology found that our brains may solidify the memories of new skills we just practised a few seconds earlier by taking a short rest. The results highlight ...

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Here’s your chance to learn about the frescoes on the walls of the Vasantha Mandapam at Alagar koil, that are fast disappearing due to neglect

Here’s your chance to learn about the frescoes on the walls of the Vasantha Mandapam at Alagar koil, that are fast disappearing due to neglect

Every painting on the ceiling of the Vasantha Mandapam at Alagar Koil has a story. There are panels depicting scenes from the Ramayana, each captioned in a mix of Telugu and Tamil; sketches of a sleeping Kumbakarna, of Rama’s birth and king Dasaratha’s children being taken to school, a war ...

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Learn how to make quilts this summer

Learn how to make quilts this summer

If you’ve spent the last few summers gardening, signing up for extravagant cookery classes and yoga camps, why not try something different this year? Say, quilting? It’s an activity that can help you get started on your annual spring cleaning (reinventing discarded clothes), help create memories (you can use your ...

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Try the Japanese art of Kintsugi and learn how to embrace imperfections

They highlight the broken lines with gold and adding a material that looks precious. (Designed by Gargi Singh) Kintsugi, an art form that the people in Japan follow, is an unusually beautiful practice in which they repair broken pottery pieces and put them back together, lending it a unique look. The ...

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Shedding clothes and taboos, Mexican women learn to sext safely | sex and relationships

Marytrini Aguilar, a 43-year-old Mexican woman with a stable marriage and two grown children, may not be what most people have in mind when they think of the word ‘sexting’. But she is proud to be part of a small but enthusiastic group of women shedding their clothes — and ...

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VIDEO: Learn how to make Khichudi and Labda this Durga Puja

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 16, 2018 5:19:18 pm Khichudi defines comfort food. Durga Puja is all about pandal-hopping in your finest clothes and indulging in delicacies. While mutton and fish chops, Kolkata rolls and puchkas are always on the must-have list, nothing can beat the comfort ...

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From slants to pressure you put while writing: Learn what your handwriting says about you

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 3, 2018 3:29:42 pm Your handwriting can reveal a lot about your personality. (Source: File Photo) We often ignore it, but the way we do things can say a lot about our personality. Going by the science of graphology (handwriting analysis), ...

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Gandhi Jayanti 2018: 5 life lessons we can learn from the great Mahatma | more lifestyle

Today, on October 2, India shall celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi’s birth anniversary is commemorated every year as Gandhi Jayanti to celebrate the ideals which he stood for, such as peace and non-violence along with his vast contribution to India’s freedom struggle. Lovingly addressed as the ...

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Eat, Pray, Learn | The Indian Express

Written by Parul | Updated: September 8, 2018 12:15:52 am Chef Manjit Gill supervises the kitchen It promises to be a culinary showcase that goes beyond borders and boundaries, bringing under one roof chefs from 50 countries, who will present their heritage culinary skills, share knowledge, present live demonstrations and ...

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