Life Style

Over-brushing can damage teeth

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: If you are too much committed while brushing your teeth, you must know that over-brushing can damage your teeth. Using your toothbrush too enthusiastically can permanently damage teeth and gums, dentists warn. People who brush longer and harder than necessary not only fail to make their teeth cleaner but actually risk harming themselves, a study shows. When researchers asked people to increase the length of their brushing regime, and the pressure they applied, the removal of bacteria was only improved up to a point. Beyond that, the risk of causing oral health problems, such as the abrasion ...

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Natural tips to prevent hair fall

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: You may lose your beautiful hairs for many reasons but there are some natural tips to prevent hair fall. Long, luscious hair is a desire that keeps pricking you. For many years, people in the world have searched and tried different types of home remedies for hair growth.  However, each of the hair strands has a life cycle with different stages in it. By the time you reach middle age, which is around 30 years, hair growth slows down. This happens due to hormonal imbalances, excessive stress and an imbalanced diet. Anyone with long and thick hair ...

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Tips to enjoy freedom in a relationship

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MNA Life Style Desk: Many of us back out of long-term relationships and even marriage due to fear of losing our freedom and identity. However, the thumb rule is to abide by a few guidelines to avoid those clashes that may arise due to high expectations. Free to be different: It is a fact known to all that no two people are alike. We are born with certain traits which in turn enable us to develop our individual personalities as we grow up. In a long-term relationship, both the partners fail to realise this very fact and thus choose to ...

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Staying in shape may make you live longer

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MNA Life Style Desk: A healthy long life is what most aspire for and this could be possible by reducing excess fat and staying slim and shape, according to a new study. While several unhealthy habits and bad lifestyle impacts life expectancy adversely, certain healthy lifestyle may increase life span of a person. “Our study has estimated the causal effect of lifestyle choices. We found that, on average, smoking a pack a day reduces lifespan by seven years, whilst losing one kilogram of weight will increase your lifespan by two months,” Peter Joshi, researcher at the University of Edinburgh in ...

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Common mistakes that guys make with women

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Women are not even sure what they want half the time, but you knew that already and even after that, there are several mistakes men make when meeting women. Being handsome will never get a woman’s attention. If she is hot, there are enough guys who will be nice to her. It is like having arms, legs, or a driver’s license. It won’t set you apart. Too many men are much “too nice” to women, especially when they’ve just met. That just tells her that you think that she’s out of your league. To avoid this, show ...

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Natural tips to cure your acne

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MNA Life Style Desk: Acne is a tremendously embarrassing and burdensome problem. It is easy to feel that you don’t have control over your breakouts. Here are some easy things you can start doing today to help you heal your acne. Apply a honey mask to your face once or twice a week:  Honey has antibacterial properties so it is great for disinfecting and healing minor blemishes. It is also gentle on sensitive skin. Wash twice a day with acne soap: You should wash your face twice a day with a sulfur based soap designed for acne. Once when you ...

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Foods that will work wonders on your digestion

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MNA Life Style Desk: The digestion process is an intricately choreographed ballet during which your body performs the many steps needed to break down the food you eat and unlock the vitamins, minerals, calories, fats, and proteins you need and then efficiently clean sweep the rest. Most people don’t contemplate these inner workings unless they’re not working smoothly, but you can proactively take steps to avoid problems. One of the easiest digestive health tips is to fuel up with good foods for digestion. Ginger A traditional Asian remedy for tummy aches and nausea and a favorite condiment used in Japanese ...

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Some signs of a real friend

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MNA Life Style Desk: A real friend is our concert buddies. They’re the people that come over to trap a mouse that’s in the apartment. They’re the ones who see us through relationship blunders and changes at work. Research has also found that friends help us live longer. They’re present The greatest gift any friend could ever give is full attention and awareness — and true friends make their presence a priority. Support through adversity It’s one thing to have friends who provide support during times of success. But genuine friends are there through all of our peaks and valleys ...

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Find more time in a day

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MNA Life style Desk: Make sure you’re using your time wisely. Follow these time management techniques to find extra hours you didn’t even know you had. Time management seems to be an issue in almost everyone’s lives as there never seems to be enough time in the day to complete all of the day to day tasks. Be efficient in all that you do You should always be asking yourself “What’s the best way to do this?” Focus on doing everything in the order that makes the most sense. The opposite of this is multi-tasking, which you should avoid. When ...

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Winter skin care tips for men

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MNA Life Style Desk: Avoid common skincare mistakes that most guys make by skipping foaming shave cream and saying no to one soap bar for everything. Winter presents a unique set of challenges for skin care. Cold, dry air and constantly running heaters leave your skin stripped of moisture. To avoid rough, scaly or itchy winter skin, take proper skin care of your face by following these five tips. Skin irritation Foaming shave cream is no good for your skin. It does a poor job of protecting your skin and lubricating your razor. The air bubbles that you call foam ...

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Depression in women

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MNA Life Style Desk: Depression is more common among women than men. It is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Most people with depression need treatment to feel better. Before adolescence, depression is rare and occurs at about the same rate in girls and boys. However, with the onset of puberty, a girl’s risk of developing depression increases dramatically to twice than that of boys. Some experts believe that the increased chance of depression in women may be related to changes in hormone levels that occur throughout a woman’s life. These changes are evident during ...

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Inexpensive ways to keep kids entertained

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MNA Life Style Desk: Entertaining your kids can be a tricky business at the best of times, and it’s even more difficult during holidays. We’ve put our thinking caps on and come up with great ways to keep your kids busy, whatever the weather and their age. Camping The kids are ready for an adventure! Time to travel to Neverland. After a while, nobody wants to be cooped up inside and never growing up sounds like the perfect solution to everyone in my home. What better way to create the feeling of distance and adventure than camping? Grab your tent, ...

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Parents of successful children do these things

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MNA Life Style Desk: Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different matter. There is no set recipe for raising kids. Psychologists have found a few common threads of successful parenting: Assigned regular tasks Research shows that when children are given chores at an early age it cultivates in them a sense of responsibility, self-reliance and mastery. When using chores to build your child’s character, researchers caution that chores and allowance be kept separate. Studies show that external rewards can actually lower ...

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Ideas for matching styles with your partner

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MNA Life Style Desk: Go ahead and show the world that you’re proud to be a couple by trying all of these fashionably fun matching outfit ideas. We’ve included some of them to get you a week’s worth of envious looks from public bystanders. Do the relaxed vacation look with fun shoes like celebrities Each of you should grab plain cotton button-down, long-sleeve shirts in your respective perfect blue hues. Those with very dark hair or very tanned and dark skin tones should go with lighter, brighter shades of blue. Those with blonde hair or fair skin look best in ...

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World’s longest flight ends journey

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MNA Life Style Desk: An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on Friday after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world’s longest commercial flight. It marked the revival of a route that had been eliminated in 2013. Singapore Airlines Flight SQ22 arrived at 5:29 am (0929 GMT), having left Singapore’s Changi airport at 11:23 pm, the Newark Liberty International Airport website said. That made for a flight of 17 hours and 52 minutes. The flight had been scheduled to take 18 hours and 25 minutes. The plane was carrying 150 passengers and 17 crew members as it traveled 10,250 ...

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Exercises to boost brain power

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MNA Life Style Desk: We all want to hit the gym at some point in our lives in an attempt to get the perfect beach body or simply to tone our muscles and stay in shape. Building muscles might be our goal, but how often do we think about building our brain? Chances are that most of the people don’t even realize what a great impact exercise has on our brain and how greatly it helps to boost brain power. Studies show that long-term regular physical activity such as walking helps boost cognitive function in the elderly, including improved verbal ...

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Negative effects of eating junk food

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MNA Life Style Desk: There are many negative effects of persistent junk food eating habits, not just the obvious and inevitable weight gain. Junk food can be a good way to save time, but it is not the proper way for nutrition. Junk food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. Junk food can also be defined as any food that contributes little or no nutrient value to the diet, but instead provides excess calories and fat. Cause diabetes One of major contributing factors for the emerging diabetes epidemic is unhealthy diet full ...

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Tips to handle a possessive husband

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MNA Life Style Desk: Possessive Husbands can create havoc in relationships because they cannot deal with the fact that their wife is interacting with other men in society. This happens due to jealousy and their extra possessive attitude. Here are some tips for you to deal with possessiveness of your husband Handling your over possessive husband is only possible when he is not physically threatening or physically abusive. Make sure that you are safe when you come in his trigger of possessiveness. Not down the instances when he is in the possessive mode and try to analyze his behavior. Your ...

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Signs that show you doing well in life

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MNA Life Style Desk: Perhaps you’ve lost your job, or your marriage just ended, or you failed to pass an exam and now you are simply feeling helpless and defeated. Winston Churchill once said: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” Today I want to remind you why, even though you may be feeling a bit like a failure, you are most definitely not. You learning everyday No one said life was easy and while the bumps on the road may hurt, the ride is definitely worth it.  Think back to your failures and defeats. You ...

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Help your partner to deal with stress

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MNA life Style Desk: When stress enters any relationship, it has the potential to create distance, disagreements and disconnection. But by supplying a steady supply of support for your partner when he or she is stressed, not only can you help prevent your relationship from becoming strained, you can create a new level of intimacy that actually brings you both closer together. Don’t assume the top-of-mind topics are really the issue. Look beneath the surface. Retrace your partner’s steps to find events or circumstances that could have caused hurt, sadness, anger, disappointment, rejection or similar emotions. If you can be ...

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Benefits of using eye pillow

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MNA Life Style Desk: How peaceful it feels to lie down and slip on a lavender-filled eye pillow just before you drift away from the worries and stress of this material world? An eye pillow induces sleep, cools off your troubled mind leaving you feeling calm and relaxed. Eye pillows are not only designed to soothe and relax tired eyes but the aromatic effect of essential oils and herbs that are infused in the flax seeds help calm and rest the mind. Flax seeds sewed in delicate muslin cloth of eye shaped frame ensures perfect amount of acupressure needed by ...

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Morning habits to boost your mood

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MNA Life Style Desk: If the sound of your morning alarm is worse to you than nails on a chalkboard, and if the thought of sunbeams through your window is cringe-inducing, this article’s for you. The tips below will make the early hours easier and, ideally, get you moving and more productive during the day. Do stretch Right when you wake up take stretch or do some yoga for 15 minutes. This will naturally stimulate your body; it’s like an espresso shot right to your brain. And unlike coffee, this natural energy boost could last you all day. Make a ...

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11 things you do can increase cancer risk

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: While the list includes exposures, mixtures and agents that you probably won’t be exposed to — unless you’re a chimney sweeper, painter or cabinet maker — the list also includes things we can all take precautions against. In case you were still unclear on any of these, here are the top 11 substances that can cause cancer: 1. Tobacco smoke: Smoking the leaves of the tobacco plant through a cigarette, cigar, pipe or hookah pipe causes cancer. 2. Sunlamps and sun-bed tanning: Tanning equipment emits UV radiation that overexposes you and causes skin cancer, cataracts and premature ...

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World happiness levels hit 10-year low: Survey

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MNA Life Style Desk: World happiness levels are at their lowest level in over a decade, with the number of people who say they feel stressed and worried rising, according to a survey published. Conflict-hit Central African Republic (CAR) was the world’s unhappiest place last year, with Iraq in second place, according to the ranking by pollsters Gallup. Gallup surveyed more than 154,000 people in 146 countries on whether they had felt pain, worry, stress, anger or sadness the previous day. It said the global mood was at its gloomiest since the first such survey in 2006. Sub-Saharan Africa led ...

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Tips to make your perfume stay longer

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MNA Life Style Desk: If you find that your fragrance has faded away by lunchtime or you go through perfumes far too quickly, these top tips will help your scent last all day long – without the need to spray an entire bottle on yourself. * When your skin is moisturised, that’s the best time to spritz on perfume as this encourages the skin to retain the scent better. Ideally, use fragrant oils on the body as they will retain their essence for much longer. * The pulse points on your body emits heat. applying perfume on these spots will ...

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Over-brushing can damage teeth

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MNA Life Style Desk: If you are too much committed while brushing your teeth, you must know that over-brushing can damage your teeth. Using your toothbrush too enthusiastically can permanently damage teeth and gums, dentists warn. People who brush longer and harder than necessary not only fail to make their teeth cleaner but actually risk harming themselves, a study shows. When researchers asked people to increase the length of their brushing regime, and the pressure they applied, the removal of bacteria was only improved up to a point. Beyond that, the risk of causing oral health problems, such as the ...

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Mindsets that make extremely strong souls

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MNA Life Style Desk: Often the souls that have been through the hardest challenges experience the most growth. Growth allows us to become stronger and also allows us to become more aware of our abilities, wisdom and intuition. This in turn, helps us to create mentally strong habits that allow us to view life with more positivity, grace and thoughtfulness. Let troubles go Strong souls know when it is time to let go of what no longer serves them. They also know that through letting go, something new will always arrive. Take responsibility Strong souls know how important it is ...

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