Matcha a healthy choice: Drink this Japanese tea as it improves mood, memory and concentration

With Indian consumers getting more aware and conscious of healthy eating, consumption of green tea, gluten-free products or super foods has seen a rise. Matcha, a green tea from Japan, is an ingredient being innovatively used in ice creams, cupcakes and doughnuts. For the uninitiated, Matcha is a finely ground green tea. In ancient Japan, monks primarily consumed it as a beverage of choice. Now it can either be dissolved in milk or water to add to its versatility — and also for its health benefits. “Apart from health benefits…

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NEET 2017: Domicile rules leave MBBS, BDS aspirants confused, give them limited college choice

Hundreds of candidates successful in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to medical and dental programmes and colleges across the country, have been spending time, money and energy desperately seeking admission to colleges in various states of the country. Lack of a uniform domicile policy could put an end to their dreams to pursue fulfilling careers in medicine or dentistry. While some states like Maharashtra and Punjab have barred candidates from other states from participating in counselling for admission to medical colleges (both private and government), Uttar…

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Eyeing that donut? Your food choice may reveal struggle to resist temptation

Wondering what to order the next time you eat out? Pick wisely, as it may tell a lot about you. A study has recently revealed that people, who choose unhealthy food over healthy food in real time, had a lower self-control to resist temptation. Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus, USA watched in real time as people’s hands revealed the struggle they were under to choose the long-term goal over short-term temptation. But for those with higher levels of self-control, the path to the healthy food was more direct, indicating that…

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Mumbai student scores 99.6%, but error in online form will cost her a seat in college of her choice

Despite scoring 99.6% in the SSC exams, a Kandivli student will not get admission to the first year junior college (FYJC) of her choice. Why? She listed only one college in her option form, as she was unaware of how to go about the process. She listed Thakur College, Kandivli, but wants admission to NM College, Vile Parle — an institute she might have gotten into owing to her high score. Her mistake means she will now be allotted Thakur College in the first merit list. According to admission rules,…

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