If you have developed a spare tyre, it is time you saw a doctor to assess your cardiovascular health as researchers have found that belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart. “People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are obese according to BMI (body mass index),” said study author Jose Medina-Inojosa from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”This body shape indicates a sedentary lifestyle, low muscle mass, and eating too many refined carbohydrates,” Medina-Inojosa said. BMI, which is weight relative to height in kg/metre square, is used to categorise adults as underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. However, BMI does not account for the amount and distribution of fat and muscle.Central obesity is a store of excess fat around the middle of the body and is a marker of abnormal fat distribution. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThis study tested the hypothesis that people with normal weight and central obesity would have more heart problems than people with normal weight and normal fat distribution.From 1997 to 2000, the study enrolled nearly 1,700 people aged 45 years or older in the US. Participants underwent a clinical examination and measurements were taken of weight, height, waist circumference and hip circumference. Patients were followed-up from 2000 to 2016 for the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events such as as heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiovascular causes. Participants with a normal BMI (18.5-24.9 kg/metre square) and central obesity had an approximately two-fold higher long-term risk of heart problems compared to participants without central obesity, regardless of their BMI, the study said.”If you have fat around your belly and it’s greater than the size of your hips, visit your doctor to assess your cardiovascular health and fat distribution. If you have central obesity the target will be waist loss rather than weight loss,” Medina-Inojosa said.
Men often go with solid colours to stay safe on the fashion barometer, but there are designs and patterns like checks and stripes that they can never go wrong with, suggest experts.Here is a list of few prints and patterns to make your life easier:Checks and stripes have been one of the most dominant patterns when it comes to menswear. The modern day designers are providing new uses and iterations in these patterns. The vertical, horizontal, diagonal, pinstripe and dashed designs can be mixed and matched with check patterns like windowpane, tartan and gingham, which would add texture to the most basic pieces. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe white windowpane check pattern on black suit is one classic ensemble that fits best from formal to casual meets.Florals are fun, frolic and scream the summery vibe. Tropical florals are picking up the trend and are considered as one of the best option for vacations. Invest in floral t-shirts and shorts and if you love your suits a lot then try dabbling with the floral tie.Paisley print is identical to floral but varies in terms of motifs. It is mostly a teardrop shaped design that stems back to ancient era. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt’s perfect for men who want subtle embellishments to their wardrobe. Step outside your comfort zone and experiment with different coloured paisley t-shirts or even ties giving a break to mundane fashion.Polka dots have a long and noted history in fashion and over the years it has become a dominant pattern in men’s accessories. Be it ties, pocket squares, socks or simply scarves, this timeless pattern adds a fancy attitude to any look.Shirts with micro polka dots work best as a formal wear option.Conversation prints convey your sense of humour and style in ways that most patterns cannot. It encompasses a wide range of themes, symbols, animal, fruits and what not.
Opening at the Visual Arts Gallery on August 14 is Georgina Maddox curated stubbing show of powerful figuratives on canvas, as well as sculptures in a quixotically titled show ‘Destiny, Sold Out’.”Fate and Destiny are perceived as twin sisters, that guide humankind through the perils of life. Destiny may be read as both redemption and nemesis of human existence,” says critic and curator Maddox. “According to Modern philosophers, destiny ultimately revolves around death, rather than the events of one’s life while fate has been connected to the concept of life. This has however been challenged. Destiny and Fate have been relevant in every civilization whether Hellenic or Vedic, since the dawn of time.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis exhibition features probing paintings by Shiffali Wadhawan and surreal sculptures by Tapasya Gupta. It explores the notion of destiny and the various myths, traditions, allegories, and perceptions created around it.”Destiny has been formally defined as the power or agency that predetermines and orders the course of events,” opines Maddox one of the finest critics in the country. ” Shiffali and Tapasya examine in detail and depth the human condition and its relation to the idea of destiny. Often in situations of complete despair when there is no answer in sight we humans are faced with the big question ‘why is this happening to me?'” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWith the figurative perfectionist Shiffali Wadhawan, the objects and figures work as references that invests these works with a strong biographical and emotionally resonant note. Wadhawan works on realist principles but it is her approach and subject sensitivity that brings in a surrealism that is both symbolic as well as sensitive to her output rooted in a consistent set of emotional themes. Indeed, the eternal thread may be read as the realm of the unconscious, timeless and eternal, from which the multifarious and at times contradictory forms of her art emerge. The finesse and felicity of forms and scale of these works reflect the artist’s research into correspondences between the shapes of human figurines and the contours of bird in the realism of a scenic spectacle. The flamingoes appear formally factual, but within their perfection of form and figure, we can glimpse spirits of different ages and statuses and will evoke mediums or visionaries engaged in a conversation that is part convocation and part choral lament. With allusions to the reality of life-destiny and dictates and spiritual travel, Wadhawan offers a conversation for these imagined voices and premonitions and underscores the brevity of human existence relative to cosmic and geologic time in which nature plays a vital part.Tapasya Gupta creates hybrid sculptures that dwell both on symbolism as well as the blended realities of today. She expands her ongoing explorations into the histories of specific mediums bronze, metal wood as well as fiberglass to give us stories within stories. In these quaint hybrids like creations, we glimpse artistic forms and dualities as well as cultural symbolism.In her sculptures, Tapasya traces the history of the contours in composition across centuries and diverse geographies – following its transitions and shifting associations, from the sacred to the political to the emotional. Her sculptures invade the space in moments when the storyline ascends and descends and then recedes, channeling a discomfort within sterile environments and the invisible alien aftermaths that engulf us and transform our very inner recesses.The show runs till August 18 at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on February 19, distributed 1,000 Electric Potter Wheels along with other pottery equipments among the potters at Varanasi.Creating positive impact on the lives of artisans, among whom the Prime Minister had earlier distributed 260 Electric Potter Wheels along with Blungers and Pug-mills. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), under its Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana, has identified another 1,000 potters in Varanasi for distributing Electric Potter Wheels, Pug-Mills, and Blungers. Training of those 1,000 has already been completed. These 1,000 Electric Potter wheels, 100 Pug-Mills, and 100 Blungers will create 4,800 direct employments in Varanasi region as each machine provides direct jobs to four persons. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfKVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said it is a matter of pride for KVIC that the Prime Minister has distributed its Electric Potter Wheels, Blungers and Pug-Mills for the second time. “The Electric Potter Wheels had appeared as major game-changer for the lives of Kumhar community. Since Varanasi and surrounding areas have a significant number of Kumhar people, the demand for more Electric Potter Wheels have come in a big way after its distribution,” he said, adding, “We had requested the Railways to make use of these products mandatory at Varanasi and Raebareilly Railway Stations. Accepting the request, The Railways issued the orders on January 16.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt may be noted that KVIC, for the first time, has reached the remotest areas of Leh / Ladakh, to create employment opportunities in that region, which was so far, cut-off from the main land of the nation. “These Electric Potter Wheels have not only revived the pottery industry from extinction but also has created a big ray of hope for the further generation of employment. We have identified the artisans for pottery with the help of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) in the villages like Likhit, Saspole and Matho etc. of Leh region, which will create direct employment for 720 people. We have set a target of distributing another 10,000 Electric Potter Wheels with 1,000 Pug-Mills and 1,000 Blungers by March 31 this year,” the KVIC Chairman added.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » As part of its focus on the customer experience, eBay is intent on rewarding sellers who go the extra mile to meet or exceed customer service standards. “We want to promote the best customer experiences and demote those sellers who are underperforming,” says John McDonald, a senior director on eBay’s U.S. trust & safety team. “By encouraging sellers in this way, we will help them deliver that fantastic buying experience.” eBay offers three major benefits to exceptional sellers who maintain their status:1. Discounts for PowerSellers: For the first time ever, PowerSellers can receive tiered discounts based on feedback customers give about their buying experiences. Volume sellers who maintain a Detailed Seller Rating, or DSR, of 4.6 or higher will receive rebates on their fees ranging from 5 percent to 20 percent, with 20 percent off for those who maintain a 4.9 or higher average within the previous 30 days.2. Better payment protection: PowerSellers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong are eligible for expanded protection against claims, chargebacks, reversals of unauthorized payments, and merchandise not received when they have registered PayPal accounts linked to their eBay accounts. Only transactions that are conducted through PayPal are eligible. The protection is free, has no annual limit and no longer requires a confirmed address for a transaction to be covered.3. Increased exposure: In addition, all great sellers are getting increased listings exposure thanks to Best Match search results, which were introduced last year and, in March, became the default search criteria for eBay listings. Best Match is different from traditional eBay searches, which defaulted to the item ending soonest, says Todd Lutwak, senior director of eBay’s seller development team. “Best Match takes into account format, time ending, relevance–how closely it matches what we think the buyer wants based on the title of the listing–and attributes,” says Lutwak. “We’re also elevating the sellers with high DSRs.”Best Match allows buyers to find relevant items faster, increasing their level of satisfaction. In fact, since it was rolled out as a search engine, Best Match has proved to be the best sort method for successful buyer conversion. And because sellers with higher DSRs are elevated, it’s more likely that buyers will have positive experiences. August 18, 2008 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.
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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. November 23, 2018 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals It’s easy to be swept up in the negative rhetoric around the gig economy. Too often “on demand” workers are framed by the media purely as a cost-cutting tactic for businesses. Somehow the professional experience and expertise of the humans behind the screen get left out of the conversation.Related: How to Fight the Gender Pay Gap as a Self-Employed Woman — and Maximize Your IncomeThink of it this way: Online platforms are a unique space where the world’s best talent can connect both with each other to exchange ideas and share feedback, and with people and organizations actively seeking their specific skills. They create a truly level playing field irrespective of location, gender, age or background.When you remove the barriers of geography and social background — which is what Silicon Valley’s call for “democratization” ultimately is — the creative possibilities are endless.Our industry talks tirelessly about improving diversity. We need to celebrate the evolution of platform work as a step in a fairer direction, and see it for what it is: an unparalleled opportunity to work with millions of people who aren’t necessarily like you.Diversity in ideas adds value.Not looking more deeply into the benefits of our emerging global workforce does a disservice to the people around the world using online platforms to build their careers. Truly flexible work has never been this accessible, and is a valuable pipeline for people like stay-at-home parents, retirees or creatives who find they do their best work on the road. Valuing flexibility over more traditional benefits shouldn’t be dismissed as a somehow less valid choice; as a society we should encourage people to work in a way that works for them.Related: 7 Reasons Why the Gig Economy is a Net PositiveIn addition, there’s plenty of evidence that a globally distributed talent network can radically improve a company’s output and available skill set. Research from McKinsey shows that ethnically diverse businesses are 35 percent more productive and 9 percent more profitable. However, as any business owner knows, achieving diversity isn’t always as easy as we’d like. The platform economy offers a solution in a ready-made global network of skills and international perspectives.Access the best people and projects.Freelancers have been the lifeblood of the creative industries almost since their inception, so the concept of tapping into on-demand talent is nothing new in fields like design, music, film or writing. What online platforms have succeeded in doing is opening up this model to the rest of the world, making it easier for freelancers to find interesting work, and making talented creatives more accessible to clients.While the platform economy has created a new global wave of creative diversity, there’s still some way to go in getting more people comfortable with the idea that the best person for the job isn’t necessarily in the same time zone or country as them.The key point that’s missing from so much of the narrative around the gig economy is that companies put significant effort into attracting, nurturing and retaining skilled people. After all, the best talent will always have options — and working within the platform economy is just one of them.Related: How ‘Unconventional’ Workers Can Be the Answer to Your Company Culture WoesIgnore international talent at your own risk.Creative talent is a commodity in demand, and that talent truly is everywhere. No skilled worker should be disadvantaged because of where they were born or where they live. Platforms have broken down borders in the creative industries, and ultimately made them a much fairer place to work.As a global society, we should celebrate this: Businesses have never had access to such depth and reach of creative talent before. To miss out on the benefits of this diversity simply because we are stuck in well-worn narratives and assumptions is such a waste of potential for a society in desperate need of creative diversification. Register Now »