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Winter brings on its own woes and pleasures, usually causing woes stealing skin’s moisture. It is important to do your bit to actually counteract the cold and keep your skin looking youthful and smooth by trying out facial massages, exfoliation and a few other steps, says an expert.Cleanse regularly: Cleanse your face with lukewarm water and the correct face-wash for winters, ideally one that hydrates your skin.Indulge in a facial massage: It is important to get a facial massage once a day to make sure that the muscles get an improved circulation. Make sure you massage your face with the moisturizer or face cream well in circular strokes. This is helpful for the skin to attain the perfect moisture. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfExfoliate: We often forget to help the skin marsh off dead cells in the winter, find an exfoliating mask and use it on your face and your hands, as well as gently on your lips. Exfoliating body washes are also helpful in the winter months.Get rid of the winter sun-tan: It is very important to use a face pack perfect enough to remove the sun-tan and also provide you with the appropriate moisture that gets lost due to the chilly winds blowing across the face, making it dull and dry. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDo not step out without a sunscreen: The sun makes you more prone to the impact of UV rays during winters. A sunscreen is very much needed during the winters. Chapped lips aren’t good: Get yourself a lip balm and use it four-five times a day to keep your lips well hydrated. Your lip salve should be smart enough to not only seal in the lips moisture but also impart additional hydration to coarse and parched lips without clogging pores.Hydrate from the inside out: Eating foods high in water content can help hydrate your skin from the inside out. Make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin C and zinc to support the healthy production of collagen and elastin. Use DIY (Do It Yourself) masks: Homemade hydrating masks can provide needed moisture in the winter months. Use natural moisturizing ingredients like honey, avocado, yogurt, olive and jojoba oils, almond oil, bananas, and aloe. Invest in an appropriate night and eye cream: Night skin care routine is very important and should not be skipped. The products works best while we sleep at night. They penetrate deep into our skin. The area under the eyes is the thinnest and the most delicate. An eye cream will prevent damage from sun and air pollution.
Kolkata: A youth was murdered in his home at Kanchannagar in Burdwan. It is suspected that his elder brother and his wife had committed the crime as both of them are missing.According to sources, the youth identified as Bijoy Pandit (24) used to live with his mother Malati Pandit at their house in Bhatchhala area. His elder brother Dilip and his wife Nilam live in another house close to that area known as Lichubagan with their child. Bijoy was supposed to get married in two weeks. It was decided that following his marriage Bijoy will also stay at their Lichubagan house which would be divided between two brothers. With this issue of partition relation between Dilip and Bijoy turned sour. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMalati stated that on Friday evening that Dilip’s son had came to visit her. At night Dilip came there and asked Bijoy to give them a ride to his home in Lichubagan on a two-wheeler owned by Bijoy. When Bijoy did not return after 9pm, Malati went to Lichubagan looking for her younger son. But despite she called Dilip repeatedly, none responded. Later, she sought help from some local residents, who climbed up on the wall and saw Bijoy was lying in a pool of blood inside and there were no trace of Dilip and Nilam. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateImmediately, the police was informed. According to sources, signs of multiple stab injuries were seen on Bijoy’s body. It is suspected that he has been murdered over some personal dispute. Local residents stated to the police that on Friday night they heard noises of altercation inside the house. Since it was almost a daily matter, no one paid heed to them. After sending the body for autopsy examination, sleuths questioned Malati. During the questioning several ambiguities was found in her statement. Sleuths suspect that Malati might be hiding something which can solve the case. The police are trying to find Dilip and his wife to know what exactly happened on Friday night.
Managing your personal data is hard. When the information is in the hands of dozens of websites and businesses, it can be difficult to know who knows what, and how it’s being used.But Microsoft may have a solution. The company’s researchers appear to be piloting a new project that’ll let you control the personal data companies have on you through a single platform: a so-called “data bank.””With Project Bali, we propose a new personal data bank which puts users in control of all data collected about them,” the project’s website says. “The bank will enable users to store all data (raw and inferred) generated by them. It will allow the user to visualize, manage, control, share, and monetize the data.”The project was initially spotted by a Twitter user who goes by the handle @never_released. But so far, Microsoft hasn’t officially commented on it.The website for Project Bali simply states the effort is an “incubation project” from Microsoft Research, which has historically come up with technological innovations that were later offered as actual Microsoft products.Project Bali is based on a paper Microsoft computer scientists published in 2014 about the problems of today’s digital privacy landscape. Often times, people have no idea what data websites and businesses have on them, nor do they have a convenient way to find out, the authors wrote at the time.The paper proposed changing this by creating an ecosystem that would allow consumers to see the data a given company had on them. Businesses actually have a good reason to do this, the authors wrote. Customers prefer dealing with companies that handle their personal data with transparency, rather than those that keep it confidential and shrouded in secrecy.”As sharing back personal information gains ground, the need will arise to mine large amounts of customers’ personal data on their (the consumers’) behalf,” the paper added.Enter Project Bali. Currently, the platform is invite-only, but it proposes acting as a bank that will give you full transparency into how your data is used. Of course, there is a catch: you’ll have to give Microsoft researchers’ access to some of your personal information, such as email addresses, so they can help manage it.”We are still in initial stage,” the website for Project Bali reads. “In this stage, we are focused on helping the user aggregate personal data from various websites and have an ability to view the data.”Not everyone may like the idea of Microsoft or another third party mining your personal information. But living in ignorance about your digital footprint isn’t a great solution either.”Today hackers are in a much better position to find your inversely private information about you than you are,” the authors of the paper originally wrote. “Sharing that information with you should improve the situation.”Ideally, the same access will also let you correct, rescind, or delete your personal information from a business or website. But time will tell if Project Bali can actually act as an antidote to today’s privacy woes. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. January 4, 2019 Register Now »