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This Soon-to-Be Mother Prepared 152 Meals, 228 Snacks to Save Time After Baby’s Birth March 22, 2019 13:39

Beyond question, motherhood is the most beautiful experience with desperate straits at intervals. And the instant baby is born, the challenges apparently increase.To keep that frame of mind right, several moms-to-be these days have to dig up amazing hacks. Jessica May Magill revealed that just days prior to her delivery, she prepared an astounding 152 meals and 228 snacks when she was 37 weeks pregnant to save time after her fourth child is born. Jessica made a decision to get in a fit state for her fourth child’s arrival. She wanted to make those sleep-deprived early days of a new baby easier for her entire family. With swollen ankle joints and nearly-ready to pop, the mother cooked up an array of snacks, pre-school meals, desserts and the likes for her family. “Everything I made was vegan (except for kids' scrolls) and lots are nut free for preschool lunch boxes, showing you can eat yummy food with allergies or food preferences,” Jessica explained to Healthy Mummy. “I know I will be starving while breastfeeding and my kids are massive snackers, so now I can relax and know we all have healthy options sorted,” she added further. Jessica’s Meals - San Choy Bow x 12 serves- Meatballs x 12 serves- Lentil Patties x 8 serves- Devilled Sausages x 8 serves- Chorizo Pasta x 8 serves- Lentil Bolognese x 8 serves- Vegetarian Chilli x 8 serves- Bean and Corn Enchiladas x 4 serves- Peanut Butter Chicken Curry x 8 serves- ‘Hulk’ Mac and Cheese x 24 (kids) serves- Vegetarian Sausage rolls x 24- Loaded Veggie Sausage Rolls x 28- Choc Chip Banana Bread x 32 serves- Peanut Bubble Crunch x 18 serves- 5 Ingredient Choc Chip Fudge x 12 serves- Bounty Bites x 20 serves- Wholemeal Choc Chip Muffins x 24 serves- Vegemite Scrolls x 32 serves- Salted Caramel Bliss Balls x 24- Chewy Choc Muesli bars x 24- Seeded chocolate bars x 18- Weetbix Slice x 24Each one of the meals and snacks she prepared is healthy choices. Jessica said she thinks carefully about what she is making and starts with the recipes that take the longest first. She further advises all the would-be mothers to decide on the recipes with similar ingredients so that they can buy in bulk and also save money.By Sowmya Sangam

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Summer Fashion 2019: Best Fabrics to Get Through the Summer Heat March 22, 2019 13:29

The summer season is here and as constant sweat triggers irritation, the cry out for some fabrics which make you refreshing will surpass. There are some fabrics in which you can still be comfortable in the scorching heat. Thus, it is important for you to take a closer look at the fabrics you opt to wear in summer, say, experts. Narendra Kumar, Creative Director at Amazon Fashion, and designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna share which fabric to pick in summer. Linen                        (Image source from: Etsy) This relaxed vibe fabric will effortlessly complement any look simultaneously keep you cool. A loosely woven fabric allows heat to escape from the body and dries quickly. It crumbles easily, which is the only thing you need to be wary of. Pair a crop top or t-shirt with linen pants to look contemporary. Cotton                   (Image source from: Tissura) Cotton allows air to circulate and move freely through the fabric, absorbing moisture. Put on pretty cotton dresses, skirts, and shirts to look modish yet comfortable. Easy breezy light-weight cotton chinos work best when it comes to bottoms, go for a lycra blend for added comfort. Opting for lighter colors is Opt for lighters colors to beat the heat. Khadi                      (Image source from: Merakus) Handwoven, it is primarily spun with cotton and sometimes, wool and silk. Even without any added embroidery, it has an unusual appeal. Whether as a Nehru style jacket, kurta or sari, this fabric adopts a versatile look. Polyester Athleisure and sportswear highly work with polyester. This fabric is extremely durable and water-resistant. However, for people who sweat extremely, putting on this fabric is a nightmare. While it is low-cost and remains relatively wrinkle-free through numerous uses, polyester outfits are best kept in your wardrobe for summer workouts and swimwear. Denim                       (Image source from: Toccoa Falls College) Summer is the time for denim shorts, skirts and dungarees galore. It's actually a highly impractical choice. It is not breathable and the fit is fairly restrictive, making it a bad choice for the summer. A useful tip is to stick to chambray, which looks very much like denim but is lightweight and breathable, unlike denim. Flowy Fabrics                      (Image source from: Pinterest) Certain flowy silks like light chiffons and georgettes are great for evenings as these fabrics naturally adjust to your body temperature. However, breezy summer wear is more than just choosing the right fibre, even the colour should be considered. Opt for pastel shades with subtle prints instead of opting for dark and deep hues. With the heat just too much to take in just at the early start of summers, it is bound to increase more in the days to come. So pick the right fabrics and be cool through the heat. By Sowmya Sangam

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WhatsApp Business App Is Now Available on iPhone March 22, 2019 13:17

Facebook-owned WhatsApp Business, free to download communication tool designed specifically for small businesses, is now available for iOS users. Launched for Android in January 2018, the beta version of the app for iOS was introduced in February. Though the company has not yet officially announced the rolling out of its Business app on the iOS platform, according to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features, the app is available in Mexico "WhatsApp Business is now available on the App Store in some countries: the first one is Mexico! Is WhatsApp Business available in your country too? Let me know under this tweet!" WABetaInfo tweeted on Thursday. WhatsApp Business is now available on the App Store in some countries: the first one is Mexico!Is WhatsApp Business available in your country too? Let me know under this tweet! pic.twitter.com/Xo9cSWUqUF — WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 20, 2019 Users from Brazil, Argentina, and France also confirmed the availability of WhatsApp Business for iOS devices in their countries.By Sowmya Sangam

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Indian Techies Returning Home as U.S. Rejects Visa Extensions March 22, 2019 13:13

Thousands of Indian techies living in the United States are arriving home as the United States authorities have refused visa extensions and while some are still making every effort over filing a new H-1B visa. An engineer, who returned to India nine months ago, tells Economic Times that "shifting with a kid who was born in the U.S. was challenging".Though the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) this week said it would resume premium processing of the H-1B visa, Indian IT firms are still struggling with the extension of the visas.According to industry experts, tightening of the visa process is primarily due to the change in regime that has focused on securing more jobs for Americans.Generally, the visa is issued for three years and can further be extended for another three years. Following the expiry of the second term of the H-1B visa, one can seek for RFEs, a request issued by the USCIS to petitioners for residency, citizenship, family visas, and employment visas. Apart from the increase in outright denials, there has also been a sharp rise in the number of Requests For Evidence (RFE). The RFEs are usually issued at the time they seek the first extension, or when applying for Green cards. The wait for Green cards for Indians can be as long as 10 years.Many techies told Economic Times that since the chances of REF approval was very low, they had to pack their bags and return to India. In 2018 five Indian Information Technology services companies together accounted for two-thirds, or 8,742, of the 13,177 H-1B extension petitions rejected from 30 technology companies, think tank Centre for Immigration Studies said, citing USCIS dataAccording to USCIS, Indian nationals accounted for about 2.2 million of the 3.4 million H-1B visa petitions filed in the decade to 2017.The time taken to process H-1B application increased from 3.2 months in the fiscal year 2018 to 5.2 months in the fiscal year 2019In a new rule, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said that it would start accepting new H1-B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2020 starting April 1.By Sowmya Sangam

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‘Chuddies’ is the Latest Indian Word to Enter the Oxford English Dictionary March 22, 2019 11:50

A new word has entered the Oxford English Dictionary and it is completely out of the blue. The Indian word for underpants - chuddies - has become the latest entry to the Oxford English Dictionary.Chuddies is one of the 650 words added to the Oxford English Dictionary as part of its effort to expand coverage of regional vocabularies. Added in the quarterly March update, chuddies now joins the ranks of pony bottles, jibbons, and kitbasher, among others.Identifying it is an Indian English word in origin, the entry for chuddies in the Oxford English Dictionary provides its meaning: "Short trousers, shorts. Now usually: underwear; underpants."In a blog post, the OED also explains how the word became popular: "Our coverage of British Indian usage gets an update with the addition of the dismissive kiss my chuddies (underpants), popularized as a catchphrase by actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar playing one half of the teenage duo known as the Bhangra Muffins in the 1990s BBC comedy sketch show Goodness Gracious Me."Online, the addition of chuddies to the dictionary elicited enthusiastic responses: “Chuddies” is now official an English word. . pic.twitter.com/44SeJuICsz — (@my2bit) March 22, 2019 Its official guys! “Chuddies” are among 650 new entries recognised as English words by Oxford Dictionary in a latest update released today. Ab zor se bolne mein kya sharmana? #ChaddiEntersOxford — Junaiz Mohammed (@JunaizMohammed) March 21, 2019 Other words that made it to the Oxford English Dictionary include jibbons - the Welsh English word for "spring onions", sitooterie - a Scottish word for "a place to sit out in", and dof - a borrowing from Afrikaans meaning "stupid, ill-informed or clueless".According to the Guardian, these words were added as part of OED's 'Words Where You Are' appeal, launched earlier this year, which invites English speakers from around the world to update the dictionary with regional words.By Sowmya Sangam

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In Pics: Allu Arjun’s Adorable Moments with Family for Holi Is Too Cute to Miss March 22, 2019 09:24

One of the leading stars of Tollywood Allu Arjun on Thursday shared pictures on his social media handle of celebrating Holi with his family and fans are already going gaga over it. Allu Arjun was seen having a gala time with his wife Sneha Reddy and little ones. Allu Arjun aka Bunny has shared some striking pictures of Holi 2019 where he is seen having a good time with his family - wife Sneha Reddy, and children Arha and Ayaan.       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Allu Arjun (@alluarjunonline) on Mar 21, 2019 at 1:26am PDT       View this post on Instagram Colourful Life A post shared by Allu Arjun (@alluarjunonline) on Mar 21, 2019 at 1:24am PDT       View this post on Instagram Happy Holi Everyone #holi2019 A post shared by Allu Arjun (@alluarjunonline) on Mar 21, 2019 at 12:52am PDT       View this post on Instagram #happyholi A post shared by Allu Sneha Reddy (@allusnehareddy) on Mar 21, 2019 at 2:39am PDT On the work front, Allu Arjun is reuniting with Sukumar for the third time. The super-hit combo is coming back together after a gap of nine years, after Arya 2. -Sangam Sowmya      

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Roar of the Lion: MS Dhoni Talks About Chennai Super Kings March 22, 2019 06:38

‘Roar of the Lion’ Hotstar doucumentary-drama series in which Mahendra Singh Dhoni narrates the journey of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team in Indian Premier League (IPL) released on Wednesday February 20.In the Five episodes series Captain MS Dhoni talks about the rise of Chennai super Kings team in IPL, suspension and also the emotional comeback in 2018 IPL and winning the title.He called that his association with CSK is like an arranged marriage.MS Dhoni breaks his silence on allegation of match fixing which levied against him.“Whatever I am today, whatever I have achieved is because of cricket. So the biggest crime that I can commit personally is not murder. It's actually match fixing because it doesn't get restricted to me. If I'm involved in such a thing, it has a bigger impact. If people think a match is fixed based on the improbability of an outcome, then people lose their faith in cricket. I don't think in my life I would deal with something that is tougher than this," he says in the documentary.He reveals that 2013 was darkest phase in his cricketing career. The team was engulfed in spot-fixing case and later on franchise was suspended for two years by Lodha Committee in 2015.CSK team owner N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was accused of spot-fixing.He clarifies that Gurunath Meiyappan was introduced to us only as the owner's son-in-law. He said the team did deserve punishment but the quantum was too harsh. He also talked on how people mocked the team after making comeback in 2018 as ‘dads army’Other Chennai Super Kings players Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Shane Watson, Mohit Sharma and coaches Michael Hussey and Mathew Hayden also make appearances in the series. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.Watch #RoarOfTheLion, now streaming on #HotstarSpecials. https://t.co/mKn2EydLNG pic.twitter.com/IvzhHRahxc — Hotstar Specials (@HotstarSpecials) March 20, 2019 Defending champions CSK will begin this season of IPL with match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23.By Sai Kumar

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Grim Response from Telugu NRIs for Lok Sabha Elections March 22, 2019 04:57

Despite potent dissemination regarding the NRI voting is put into effect, the Telangana State Election Commission is receiving a lukewarm response from natives of Telangana putting down roots in foreign parts.The Telangana election office received just 585 applications from non-resident Indians hailing from Telangana. The received applications additionally required to be scrutinized prior to deciding on how many of them are entitled to be given voter ID cards and the final eligible number would be proclaimed on March 25. In the voters' list published by the Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Dr. Rajat Kumar on February 22, the total number of voters stood at 2.95 crores in Telangana, out of which the Overseas/ NRI voters are at a very low of 1,122. Of the total 1.31 crore population of NRIs across the world, a good number of them belong to both Telugu states. However, the very less NRI voters' number is an indication of how reluctant is the Indian diaspora to cast their franchise in elections. According to Prakash Kapila, a Telugu NRI from New Jersey, the timing of 2019 elections (in mid-April) proved to be a big dampener. "Majority of NRI families from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia don't prefer to come in hot summer here because it will be quite difficult for families to adjust to the high temperatures. The distance is so long from India that we have to travel with the whole family and the travel expenses itself cost Rs 3 to Rs 4 lakh (for to and fro tickets from the U.S.)," he said. Prakash said: “If NRIs are allowed to vote in Indian embassies in various countries instead of physically present condition, a big change could be seen. Almost all eligible NRI voters would prefer to cast their vote in elections without fail, he stressed.” Prakash added that some of his friends went all the way from the U.S. to Telangana in last winter as the assembly elections were held on December 7, which was very convenient for families to get acclimatized to the weather at that time. As of now, overseas Indians have to register as voters, come to India, go to their constituency with the original passport issued to them when they had gone abroad and cast their vote.By Sowmya Sangam

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Kesari Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew March 21, 2019 14:08

Kesari is the story of Ishar Singh (Akshay Kumar) who is a Punjabi and cannot bear about the injustice that happens around him. He saves an Afghani girl revolting against his British master that changes things completely. He then gets transferred to Saragarhi Fort. The Afghans unite together and decide to capture the three major forts starting from Saragarhi. The rest of the film is all about the take of 21 Sikhs on 10,000 Afghan Army. Watch Kesari to know about the complete story.

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Watch: Brave Iowa Cops Heroically Rescue 3 Children Dropped from 3rd Floor of Burning Apartment March 21, 2019 13:06

The brave Des Moines police officers, Iowa, have rescued a mother and her three kids from an ablaze apartment. As per CCTV footage, four police officers heroically rescued all the three kids who were dropped from the third story window of the ablaze building by their terrified mother. The video has since gone viral. The police officers are receiving all praise for their quick thinking and bravery. As per further reports, the family and other residents of the building were evacuated from the building unharmed. The department said the officers quickly positioned themselves outside the building after emergency services were called in the early morning of March 19. The footage from the scene shows the brave officers, identified as Cole Johnson, Craig Vasquez, Tyler Kelley, and Casey Sanders, helping the Des Moines firefighters with a blaze at an apartment block. Officers can be heard assuring the mother to throw the children - all aged three or under one by one to safety. One of the cops can be heard saying, “Ma’am, get all your kids by the window. Send them down, I got them. Drop them.”Praising the momentous rescue, Des Moines police wrote on their Facebook page, “Please join us in thanking these officers, and those who serve with them, for leaving their homes every day to help make Des Moines the safe and secure city that it is!” The first child drops into an officer’s arms can be heard crying but is comforted by the law enforcement official. They proceed the rescue calling out, “next one” before all the three children are saved. The cops were further heard comforting the distressed kids while rescue efforts continued to free their mom from the fire. Although the cause of the fire is still unknown, it has been confirmed that all the residents of the building were rescued safely.By Sowmya Sangam

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