How to Beat Extreme Dry Heat

How to Beat Extreme Dry Heat

Being Well
Over the last few days we've been having a heat wave over Telangana with temperatures touching 45 degrees Celcius. Either there is no breeze, or it blows hot scalding air which will burn your cheekbones and give you a headache. Hyderabad (the capital of Telangana) is a hot and dry place in summer, with very minimal humidity - so there is not a lot of sweating. Heat strokes are quite common, and every year people die from the heat.  So how does one beat dry heat? How does one go from the left to right below? The answers are the usual - drinking water, hydrating etc, but the approach to beat heat is more important than the solutions. I had got the answer to this around 6 years back, during…
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Eat Expensive Food and Save Money

Eat Expensive Food and Save Money

Being Well
Yes you read it right.  You can actually reduce your food bill by eating expensive and better quality food.  As a Financial Analyst, I am always on the lookout for new avenues of making as well as saving more money, and to that end I read a lot of stuff. The inspiration for this lifehack came from one such reading - in an article I read in Prof Pattu's fine blog on personal finance freefincal. In that article, he talked about how switching from normal cooking oil to olive oil helped him save more. Doesn't sound right now, does it? If you think carefully, it does. Borges Extra Virgin Olive Oil is typically 7x more expensive than normal cooking oil be it refined palm oil or rice bran oil. The…
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