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Just like good music, good smells can alter brain waves that help in boosting your productivity. Pixabay

It is a challenge to relax in a fast-paced world which is currently undergoing a crisis. Investing time and energy in activities that can help de-stress is tough in a busy schedule, even if it’s work from home nowadays. All you need is a daily healthy ritual that can help strike the balance between your mind, body, and soul. Aromatherapy is one such solution that helps build positivity, release stress, boost your mood, and leave your home smelling wonderful. Traditional, alternative, or complementary therapies that use essential oils, fragrances, and other aromatic plant compounds. The smell is the strongest of the senses and most efficient in influencing brain activity. Hargunn Jayaswal, CEO Misa Candles shares some benefits of practicing aromatherapy.

Candles are great for aromatherapy. Lighting a candle is probably one of the simplest yet most effective ways to boost the mood and absorb the goodness from the environment. It creates a soothing aura and is more practical than the essence sticks which add to the smoke. Aroma candles also act as a focal point for meditation.


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Aromatherapy helps combat the different emotions we face. Not only does it reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety but also helps in calming your nerves that lead to headache and migraine. It helps in easing discomforts, boost immunity, improve sleep quality and rejuvenate the mind.


Aroma has neutralizing properties which reduce the number of unwanted ions in the house atmosphere hence keeping you positive. Pixabay

Studies show many elements of our moods are related to the smells present in the environment and that can alter our mood from good to bad or vice versa. Aroma has neutralizing properties which reduce the number of unwanted ions in the house atmosphere hence keeping you positive. Aroma stimulates the mind. A soft mild smell can infuse the thoughts of positivity and creativity. It helps the mind to ease the tension, relaxes the muscles, and erases the negativity. It lightens up the atmosphere and enables you to work and think better.

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The aroma also charges the good emotions of the mind. Emotions and factors like empathy, gratitude, humbleness get charged up and actions post aromatherapy. It helps in de-stressing, creates a balance, stimulates and refreshes the memory. Just like good music, good smells can alter brain waves that help in boosting your productivity. Different aromatherapy scents have different effects on people, but the common denominator is a deepened sense of relaxation, positivity, and balance. (IANS/JC)


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Medical Colleges, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, India, Politics


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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.

"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.

He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.

Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.

"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.

Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,

"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.


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Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough.

Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough. It is commonly observed that while many people take their skincare routine seriously, a majority of them neglect to moisturise the body. It is important to keep in mind that timing matters a lot when it comes to applying moisturisers. Therefore, knowing the appropriate time to apply body lotion is essential.

Take a look at the ideal times to moisturise your body shared by Kimi Jain, Head of Retail, KIMRICA.

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Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. The skin is constantly exposed to harsh chemicals and pollutants when you're outside which is why using a protective and soothing moisturiser while going out is necessary. Kimirica's Five Elements Body Lotion comes with natural Aloe Vera extracts that act as a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that helps protect your skin and provide a deep nourishing effect.

man in white crew neck t-shirt Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. | Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash

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