Let your skin glow as the wind blows

Beautiful skin

Skincare on your mind? Yes, the weather is changing. It’s getting sunny and windy. Time to take extra care of your skin with mother earth’s natural ingredients in their raw form. Using skincare regularly will show miraculous positive results very soon.

So, what is the texture of your skin? Your skin should feel as light as feather–supple, soft and young. It should be consistent in colour having smooth and hydrated texture. Keep away blackheads, whiteheads, acnes, spots and dark under eye circles. Your skin should be free from dryness, itching, burning and scaling. Learn to make your own skin care products and promote skin wellness at every stage of life.

The following natural skincare ingredients are gentle to the skin, affordable, effective and readily available in your kitchen and garden.

Aloe Vera: The water filled tissues in the leaves work wonders to moisturise the skin, prevent wrinkles, reduce acne and inflammation, lighten the blemishes and revitalise the skin.

TIPS: Cut one leaf. Wash it. Split it. Extract the pulp. Rub it on the face and neck. Rinse after 15 minutes. It’s that simple and easy to do

Cucumber and lemon juice: The fresh juices of these two vegetables applied together lighten and brighten the skin. With regular use, glow and fairness will take over dullness and darkness. Embracing these natural ingredients, dark under eye circles will fade away quickly.

TIPS: Take one table spoon lemon juice. Add one tbsp. cucumber juice. Apply on face and neck. Wash off after 15 minutes.

Sandalwood and fuller’s earth paste: With this pack, get rid of pimples, acne, blemishes, dark spots, dark circles, pigmentation and many more skin flaws. This pack is packed with anti-aging stuff, giving a healthy glow and shine to the skin.

TIPS: Take one tsp pure sandalwood powder. Add two tsp fuller’s earth. Add five to six tsp rose water. Make a fine paste. Apply on face and neck. Wash off after half an hour.

Potato and tomato juice: Get glowing and soft skin with this combination. It soothes sun burns, attacks premature wrinkles, removes dark circles, diminishes blemishes, shrinks the open pores and finishes off with good moisturiser.

TIPS: Take one tbsp cold potato juice. Mix it with one tbsp tomato juice. Apply on face and neck. Keep it for half an hour before rinsing off.

Raw milk and honey: Tone your skin with this face mask. It will gently scour off dead cells, dirt and pollution from deep inside your skin pores.

TIPS: Mix one tsp of raw milk with one tsp of pure honey together: Coat a thin layer on your face and neck. Leave it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water if the skin is oily and normal tap water if the skin is dry.

Besides these therapies, keep your skin well hydrated by drinking water equal to half of your body weight in fluid ounces. Now you can look into your mirror with confidence. A visibly vibrant skin can be seen. No matter how many expensive skincare products you have been buying over the counters, it’s time to switch over to 100 per cent natural. Let your skin glow as the wind blows.

 

 

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Children ‘exercise less as they get older’

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The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by nearly 40% between the ages of five and 12.

Figures suggest that by the final year of primary school, just 17% of pupils are doing the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

A spokesman for Public Health England described the drop in activity levels as “concerning”.

More than a third of children in England are overweight by the time they leave primary school.

A new survey from Public Health England and Disney looked at the effects of physical activity on children’s emotional wellbeing

More than 1,000 children aged five to 11 were questioned, with their parents acknowledging that being active made their children feel happier (79%), more confident (72%), and more sociable (74%).

But the survey also found that children’s overall happiness declined with age, with 64% of five-and six-year-olds saying they always felt happy, compared with just 48% of 11-year-olds.

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“Children’s physical activity levels in England are alarmingly low, and the drop in activity from the ages of five to 12 is concerning,” said Public Health England’s Eustace de Sousa.

“Children who get enough physical activity are mentally and physically healthier, and have all-round better development into adulthood – getting into the habit of doing short bursts of activity early can deliver lifelong benefits.”

Currently, just 23% of boys and 20% of girls, between the ages of five and 15, meet the national recommended level of activity, according to an NHS report published last December.

“Not being very good” was cited by many children as the reason they did not take part in some physical activities, with older children more likely to be self-conscious than their younger counterparts: 29% of 11-year-olds compared with 17% of five-year-olds.

As part of the Change4Life campaign, Sport England and Disney have joined forces to launch a 10 Minute Shake Ups programme, encouraging children to take part in accessible activities across the school holidays.

“The 10 Minute Shake Ups provide a load of fun activities to get kids moving more,” said Olympic marathon swimmer Keri-anne Payne, who is backing the campaign.

“Being active is not just for Olympians, it’s for everyone. ”

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EXERCISE CAN BE PUNISHING – BUT HERE’S HOW TO STOP THINKING OF IT AS A PUNISHMENT

Image result for EXERCISE CAN BE PUNISHING – BUT HERE’S HOW TO STOP THINKING OF IT AS A PUNISHMENTThe fitness industry is said to be worth £4.4bn in the UK alone. But, despite medical research telling us that exercise will help us live longer, the majority of people do not engage with health and fitness. Could it be that exercise is still considered a punishment – as it was in Victorian prisons?

Or do we just need to increase the fun and social aspect to exercise to get more of us working up a sweat?

Medical research suggests exercise is good for our health and will help us all live longer. But a report by the British Heart Foundation says that 20 million people living in the UK are physically inactive.

To be considered active, the Department of Health recommends adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week. So it begs the question: why do close to a third of the country’s population struggle to meet this recommended amount of exercise, when doing so could prolong their life?

A reason why inactive people may not engage in enough exercise is because it is not perceived to be a fulfilling or satisfying leisure pursuit. Other competing pastimes of a more sedentary nature, such as watching TV, reading and gaming, are seen by some as being more enjoyable.

Exercise as punishment

The treadmill was devised as a form of punishment for convicted criminals in the Victorian era. At this time, prisoners had to undertake long hours of hard labour by walking on treadmills to grind flour. This form of punishment was abolished in the late 19th century for being too cruel.

Exercise also has a long history of being used as a form of correctional behaviour in schools. Indeed in 2014 the then-Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, proposed to ban exercise being used in schools as a form of punishment for fear that it would put children off being active.

Given that exercise has a lengthy historical association with the use of discipline for the purpose of punishment and obedience, can 21st century society ever be truly accepting of exercise as a leisure pursuit that can have personal fulfilment?

At present, the high volume of inactivity levels in the UK suggests a large amount of people are not motivated to take exercise. Getting people to be more active, therefore, would require a shift in people exercising because they want to rather than having to.

Making it social

My research explores the role of social psychology for the development of interventions that make physical activity a fulfilling pursuit for long-term condition sufferers. This is because social psychological science has consistently demonstrated that people are motivated to seek social connections in order to fulfil their psychological needs as human beings. For example, “the belongingness hypothesis” states that people have a basic need to feel closely connected to others.

So it is important people have positive social exercise experiences that enrich their quality of life and, in doing so, make the pursuit of exercise a more satisfying and worthwhile activity. This can be achieved by creating exercise environments that provide individuals with a shared sense of social connectedness, creating opportunities for people to form friendships, meaningful attachments and mutually supportive relationships.

For example, the EuroFit programme takes a unique approach for improving men’s health and fitness by allowing fans to train in the environment of a professional football club they support. City Ride events are another example, where families and friends of all ages and abilities can enjoy cycling together through the streets of a vibrant traffic-free environment. Similarly, walking sports offer a social atmosphere of fun, laughter and camaraderie for those who may have difficulty participating in high impact activities.

Connecting people in dynamic and socially rewarding exercise environments has the potential to offset the drudgery often associated with exercise and make it a leisure pursuit worth doing.

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Ireland emerging as good destination for Indian students

The safe and welcoming ecosystem of Ireland besides its excellence in the academic field are some of the primary reasons that attract Indian students. Ireland is considered as one of the safest and friendliest countries in the world.

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The numbers surrounding Indian students offshore have always been voluminous. Apart from the United States, European countries are most preferred education destination for Indian students.

Despite huge fall in the numbers of Indian students coming to the UK in the recent times, Ireland is emerging as the one of the best destinations for Indian students owing to its attractive higher education system, academic excellence, and job oriented programmes.

It is widely accepted that the Enterprise Ireland, which manages the country’s education under the Minister for Education and Skills, successfully provide employment soon after their completion of studies.

“The Irish economy continues to grow at the fastest rate in Europe which in turn is creating a high demand for well qualified graduates. Our world-class international education offering, coupled with post-study employment opportunities for international students makes Ireland the perfect destination for Indian students,” said Mr. Rory Power, Director – India of the South Asia, Enterprise Ireland, as reported in careerindia.com  .

One of the attributes that catches the attention of students across the globe is the unparalleled devotion of the Enterprise Ireland in generating jobs. There are as many as 200, 000 employees under the Enterprise Ireland.

Indian students in Ireland:

While numbers are expected to grow at a faster rate, there are currently around 2, 000 Indian students in Ireland for higher studies.

With the exit of Britain from the European Union, Ireland is the only English speaking country in the EU.

“Popular programmes among Indian students include cloud computing, cyber security and data analytics, and well as management and MBAs. Students are hearing a positive story about Ireland economic growth and we’re getting a lot of queries about post-study work opportunities,” said Mr. Barry O’Driscoll, Senior Education Advisor.

The safe and welcoming ecosystem of Ireland besides its excellence in the academic field are some of the primary reasons that attract Indian students. Ireland is considered as one of the safest and friendliest countries in the world.

According to the Expat Insider Survey 2015, Ireland is the fourth most welcoming country in the world.

The “stay back” policy of the country encourages many Indian students to take up jobs and other opportunities in Ireland after completing their studies.

Ireland Education Fair in India:

source”cnbc”

Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Electrocardiograph readings could be used as passwords in the future.

Researchers at Binghamton State University in New York think your heart could be the key to your personal data. By measuring the electrical activity of the heart, researchers say they can encrypt patients’ health records.

The fundamental idea is this: In the future, all patients will be outfitted with a wearable device, which will continuously collect physiological data and transmit it to the patients’ doctors. Because electrocardiogram (ECG) signals are already collected for clinical diagnosis, the system would simply reuse the data during transmission, thus reducing the cost and computational power needed to create an encryption key from scratch.

“There have been so many mature encryption techniques available, but the problem is that those encryption techniques rely on some complicated arithmetic calculations and random key generations,” said Zhanpeng Jin, a co-author of the paper “A Robust and Reusable ECG-based Authentication and Data Encryption Scheme for eHealth Systems.”

Those encryption techniques can’t be “directly applied on the energy-hungry mobile and wearable devices,” Jin added. “If you apply those kinds of encryptions on top of the mobile device, then you can burn the battery very quickly.”

But there are drawbacks. According to Jin, one of the reasons ECG encryption has not been widely adopted is because it’s generally more sensitive and vulnerable to variations than some other biometric measures. For instance, your electrical activity could change depending on factors such as physical exertion and mental state. Other more permanent factors such as age and health can also have an effect.

“ECG itself cannot be used for a biometric authentication purpose alone, but it’s a very effective way as a secondary authentication,” Jin said.

While the technology for ECG encryption is already here, its adoption will depend on patients’ willingness to don wearables and on their comfort with constantly sharing their biometrics.

source”cnbc”

US Cellular LG G5 starts getting Nougat update as well

After Sprint and T-Mobile, now US Cellular has also started pushing out the Nougat update to LG G5 units on its network. Arriving as build version US99223A and weighing in at around 1,546MB, the update brings Android version 7.0 as well as some other changes.

Given that the update has just started rolling out, it may take time for the update notification to pop up on your device’s screen. Meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for the update by heading to your handset’s Settings menu.

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As AMD mulls GPU for 32-core Zen chip, it develops software tools

AMD’s new ROCm software tools will exploit the joint computing power of its GPUs and Zen chips

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AMD’s Radeon WX 5100 GPU is targeted at VR content creation.

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AMD has a clear-cut business plan: Its upcoming 32-core Zen chip will bring it back into high-performance servers, and the company has expressed a desire to make high-performing GPUs for such systems.

The combination could make for a powerful server and a signature re-entry for AMD into the server market, where it virtually has no presence after bad product decisions cost it market share. The company is already doing the background work so software can be written and installed on those servers.

AMD has released the latest version of software tools, called ROCm, that will make it easy to write and compile parallel programs for its GPUs and CPUs. It’s targeted mainly at high-performance computing applications.

ROCm is key to AMD’s re-entry into the fast-growing data center market. AMD’s GPUs are rocking game consoles, PCs, and virtual reality systems; ROCm provides a base for the company to build GPUs for large-scale servers.

ROCm is a low-level programming framework like Nvidia’s CUDA. But instead of being closed source, it’s open source and can work with a wide range of CPU architectures like ARM, Power, and x86.

Beyond servers, AMD also doesn’t have a big presence in the high-performance computing (HPC) market. Most of the GPUs in the world’s top supercomputers are from Nvidia, but ROCm tools provide AMD a base for the company to take market share from Nvidia.

The ROCm platform is targeted at the large-scale server installations and for multiple GPUs in a cluster of racks, said Greg Stoner, senior director for Radeon Open Compute.

It’ll work with AMD’s latest Radeon Pro GPUs and current consumer GPUs based on the Polaris architecture. It can be used to run neural networking clusters or for scientific computing.

But there’s a chicken-and-egg problem. Scientists use Nvidia’s CUDA because the company’s GPUs are already in supercomputers. AMD scrapped its FirePro brand, which was targeted at supercomputing, and is reestablishing the Radeon brand for servers. AMD hasn’t said if it would release GPUs targeted at supercomputing to take on Nvidia’s Tesla, but it’s a lucrative market.

Stoner didn’t reveal any of AMD’s supercomputing GPU plans but said ROCm will play a big role as the company goes after the HPC space.

“We know what we have to do for future hardware” in the supercomputing market, Stoner said.

The specifications established by Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation are core to ROCm. The specifications are designed to harness the joint computing power of CPU, GPU, and other processors in a system. AMD has said HSA specifications could replace OpenCL, which is widely used today for parallel programming.

AMD is chasing open-source standards, contrary to Intel, which rules the server market and is trying to push its proprietary standards. AMD is a member of recently established organizations like Gen-Z and OpenCAPI, which are trying to push open-source

source”cnbc”

Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content

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Marketing companies are targeting children on YouTube with advertising disguised as other content, an “unfair and deceptive” business practice, three privacy groups said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

The companies, including Disney’s Maker Studios and DreamWorks’ AwesomenessTV, use popular “influencers” on YouTube to pitch products, aimed at children worldwide, with videos that “masquerade” as unsponsored content, said the complaint, filed Friday by the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), Public Citizen, and the Campaign for a Commerical-Free Childhood (CCFC). YouTube and corporate parent Google reap the benefits through advertising sold alongside the videos.

The marketing videos, often not labeled as advertising, include promotions for candy, “junk food,” and other products, with popular YouTube personalities, some of them kids themselves, playing games, unboxing boys, or sampling food, the groups said.

“In many cases, these advertisements cause children to want unhealthy and costly products,” Laura Moy, a lawyer representing the groups, said in an email. With this marketing practice expanding, “it becomes increasingly urgent” for the FTC to say these tactics violate agency rules against deceptive and unfair business practices, said Moy, director at the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center.

Representatives of YouTube, Maker Studios, and AwesomenessTV didn’t respond to requests for comments on the complaint.

Parents have no idea that some of the personalities they watch “unbox toys are really stealth marketers,” added Josh Golin, CCFC’s executive director. The FTC should set rules against influencer advertising targeting kids online, just as similar practices are prohibited on children’s television in the U.S., he said.

The videos are viewed worldwide, he noted. While the FTC’s actions wouldn’t directly impact rules in other countries, the agency could “make production of influencer advertising less lucrative and also hopefully spur policy changes outside U.S.,” he added.

CCFC and CDD have previously filed complaints with FTC about child-focused marketing practices on YouTube and YouTube Kids.

source”cnbc”

HTC Bolt tipped to launch globally as HTC 10 evo

HTC Bolt tipped to launch globally as HTC 10 evo

If you recall, last month, the usually reliable leakster Evan Blass – who goes by the handle @evleaks on Twitter – revealed that the yet-to-be-announced HTC Bolt will be available in the US through Sprint sometime in October.

While we are still waiting for that to happen, the tipster, meanwhile, is back with some more news about the device. He has now revealed that the handset may carry HTC 10 evo moniker globally.

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In case you missed, the phone has already been the subject of some image leaks, and is said to have been already certified by the FCC as well.

Specs-wise, rumors so far suggest that the phone will be powered by last year’s Snapdragon 810 and sport a 5.5-inch 1080p or QHD display. Other rumored specs include 18MP main camera, 8MP front shooter, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

There have also been reports that HTC is planning to bid adieu to the 3.5mm headset jack with this model.

source”gsmarena”

More Meizu M5 images leak; device spotted on Geekbench as well

If you recall, we have already seen some leaked images of Meizu’s upcoming M5 smartphone. Now, a couple of more images alleged to be of the device have surfaced online, showing a black and a green colored variant of the handset.

Further, an alleged Geekbench listing of the device has also been spotted, confirming some of its rumored specs such as Mediatek’s MT6750 chipset and 2GB RAM.

Other rumored specs include an HD display, 16GB internal memory, and a 13MP main camera. Latest reports say the phone could feature a polycarbonate body instead of a metal one.

source”gsmarena”