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A study revealed that lockdown increased binge drinking

Harmful drinking among adults increased with the longer they spent time at home during the lockdown. "Increased time spent at home is a life stressor that impacts drinking and the Covid-19 pandemic may have exacerbated this stress," says Sitara Weerakoon, a PhD candidate from the University of Texas.

The popcorn man of India: Vikas Suri

From supplying popcorn machines to selling gourmet kernels, Vikas Suri does everything popcorn. His business was flourishing until the cinemas were shut down due to lockdown. He intends to pop back up by going retail with gourmet popcorn.

Dairy companies increase milk procurement prices

Dairy farmers are receiving up to 12% more price for milk. “The incentive is to help farmers take better care of cattle for higher milk production that dropped by 3-4% since the lockdown last year,” said RS Sodhi, managing director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, which owns the Amul brand.

Processed foods can increase the risk of early death from heart disease by 58%

People who eat lots of ultra-processed foods like pizza, snack cakes, bacon, and sausages have up to 58% higher risk of dying of heart disease, and 52% higher risk of dying of a stroke, according to a new study.

Blueberries are said to improve insulin sensitivity

According to nutritionists, blueberries have various benefits like lowering blood cholesterol levels, blood pressure and insulin sensitivity. They are nutrient-dense and have high antioxidant content. To reap its benefits you can eat them as a snack or add them to your morning oatmeal or smoothie.

A couple built their 304 square feet house around a pizza oven

In 2017, Rebekah and Robert Sofia designed and built the entire house by themselves in Summerfield, Florida and an unusual feature of their home is a pizza oven. The oven, which also functions as a fireplace, has become a favourite part of their European-inspired tiny house.

Amazon discontinues Prime Pantry to focus on grocery delivery

The company has now merged the pantry service with its main website. Amazon now owns Whole Foods, an entire chain of grocery stores, and has started to roll out its own Amazon Fresh-branded stores that will offer online shopping services as well as in-person shopping.

Strawberry Frosted Doughnut Oreo to hit shelves in March

This limited edition cookie features a double layer of pink-coloured strawberry creme with rainbow sprinkles and a doughnut-flavoured creme. This concoction is surely going to satisfy your sweet tooth.