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Landscape Architecture

In recent times, there has been a spurt in infrastructure development and housing projects with emphasis on healthy, secure and enjoyable living conditions. More and more planned townships are coming up in metropolitan cities and their suburbs, and this has in turn given rise to a genuine need for quality landscape architects. You need  Landscape architecture is a fine blend of art, science and creativity. An inherent eye and sensitivity for nature’s beauty, a humanistic approach to design, keeping in mind the needs of the people as well as environment, and possessing the technical competence to translate a design into completed structure is what one requires to pursue a career in landscape architecture.  On the job The job of the landscape architect...

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The Dangers of Self Medication

Self-medication without the doctor’s advice can come with its own risks, especially for senior citizens. Lalitha Balasubramanian takes a look at what can go wrong and how senior citizens can stay safe. It is not uncommon to see someone buying a strip of Crocin or Coldarin and stock it for use during a fever or cold. But the fact remains that even these commonplace medicines have side effects. Sedatives, painkillers and steroids are known to have dangerous side effects. The stocking and usage of over the counter drugs or painkillers without the supervision of a doctor has led to self medication and over medication being considered as a significant health concern for senior citizens, as in their case, the risks...

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Things you should consider before quitting

By Lalitha Balasubramanian Quitting a job is a personal decision and is usually triggered when you are either not satisfied with your job or the time schedules and stress levels take a toll on your personal life. Women, who decide to quit, usually do so because of responsibilities that they take up after marriage. Such women invariably turn towards something which provides a better work life balance. Asserts Manisha Singh, who decided to quit her job at a finance company in South Mumbai because it required her to travel all the way from Virar, "Although the money was good, the long commute and unpredictable work timings started eating into my family life and causing unbearable stress. However, travelling to work...

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Sensory Losses in Elders

In Easing communication with elders, we had looked at easing the communication difficulties faced by elderly persons who suffer a natural deterioration in their vision and hearing due to the ageing process. In this article, we deal with a few other sensory losses, like taste, touch and smell. Decline in the sense of taste and smell can make life miserable for the person concerned, as it affects the diet and eating habits, making the person weak and fragile. Losing the sense of touch, even partly, can lead to dangerous situations and result in the person getting injured. TASTE Often, we find elderly persons complaining about the food being unappetising or giving an unpleasant taste. This has got nothing to do...

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Open Universities

Many universities offer distance education in the form of correspondence courses. These are just an extension of the regular courses conducted by them. With printed study material and very little scope for innovation, these courses prepare the students for the main examination and are seen as a second alternative to regular college. However, the concept of an Open University is completely different. They also offer distance education, but the quality of education is not compromised as most open universities adopt the course team approach.

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GARDENING- World’s Best-Kept Exercise Secret

The garden in front of my house serves as my “in-house” gym. How? You may ask. It is true and I can vouch for it. I enjoy gardening and chores such as hauling topsoil, mowing and raking, and even weeding. I never knew till recently though, that, 45 minutes of gardening burns as many calories as 30 minutes of aerobics. It was a chance meeting with a general practitioner friend that let me into this best- kept secret. Gardening is a wonderful hobby with the bonus of having fresh flowers in your drawing room, and fresh fruits and vegetables on your salad trays. In addition, it is a moderate, and sometimes strenuous, exercise that incorporates many important elements of accepted...

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Elderly Care – For a happy second innings

No matter how much we want to stay young forever, ageing is inevitable. We get so busy in our lives chasing success that it’s only when the first signs of ageing like white hair and wrinkles start to show that we realise that years have gone by. There is no one set age which marks the onset of ageing. We must realise that we begin to age when our body starts showing the signs. These include loss of muscle and bone mass, loss of strength, and loss of energy potential. Increase in body fat and frequent mood changes are also other signals. With time, many involuntary physiological changes also occur in our body. Ageing becomes a problem when the effect...

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