Now you can #WhatsApp #money

Put your money where your words are, now literally. You can now send money while chatting on your phone. The possibilities are endless. Here’s how you can do it:

Other than irritating forwards, sickly-sweet homilies and bawdy jokes, Whatsapp will now carry money. Many users have already received this update and are sending money over this messaging app. An official announcement is still pending. India is the largest market for WhatsApp with over 200 million monthly active users as of February 2017, reported PTI. Soon, they will be able to send and receive money while chatting on this app.

However, to be able to do this, you must be able to make use of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). If you have never used UPI, here is how you can set it up on your phone. Also, before you begin, ensure that the version of WhatsApp on your phone has this payment option.

Step 1: find the payment option

Open WhatsApp. If you use an Android phone, click the three dots on the top right of the app screen. In the pop-up that opens up, one of the options would be Payments. Click it. On the Payments screen, you will be prompted to link your bank account to WhatsApp. If you use an iPhone, the Settings option is at the bottom of the app.

Step 2: Link your bank account

Click ‘Add new account’ option in the Payments screen. This will take you to the Terms & Conditions page. Once you accept these, you will be asked to verify your phone number. Provide the number that is linked to your bank account. The verification will happen over SMS. Once verified, WhatsApp will display the names of banks linked to UPI. Once you choose the bank, you will get the details of the account linked to your phone number. For security purposes, the entire account number will not be displayed. Typically, you would see the bank name and last four digits of your bank account displayed. If you have multiple accounts with the same bank, all of them will be shown. Choose the one you want to link to the app. Next, verify your debit card details, using the last six digits of your debit card and its expiry date.

Step 3: Set up UPI

After you verify the details, you will be prompted to set up a PIN for UPI, and the bank will send you a one-time password (OTP) to do this. The OTP for doing this is usually a six-digit number, which will reach you over an SMS. In the next page, enter your OTP and your new UPI PIN. You will have to create a four-digit UPI PIN.

After you create and confirm the PIN, you will get a message that your UPI set-up is complete. You will also get a confirmation via SMS. From here on, your Payments screen under the Settings option will display the bank details linked for payment. You can then start sending and receiving money.

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Do you have #plans of #rekindling your #friendship?

When you get busy, your friendships fall by the wayside. But does it mean that you can’t revive your friendship? Says relationship counsellor Parul Hedge says, “Even if time has elapsed, you must go out of your way to nurture your friendship because you know your friends are going to be there for you always, whether you ask them or not.”
But justwanting to rekindle your friendship isn’t enough; you need to work towards it to make it into a success, and reconnect with old friends too. Here are some ways to do it…

Touch base through social network

One of the best ways to reconnect with old friends is by catching up on social networking sites. Says 27-year-old advertising professional Shriya Shroff, “I had lost touch with one of my closest college friends for over seven years, ever since I started working. But recently we got in touch through social network and have now met a couple of times. It feels great to get in touch with her again and share old memories.”

It’s always better to start with some information about how busy you’ve been and then encourage your friend to reply with the same openness.

Reconnect over a favourite pastime/place

Once you’ve touched base with your friend, always make it a point to meet them in person if you reside in the same city. You can do an activity that you used to do together to rev up your stalled friendship. This would help bring back the same closeness that you once shared and also help break the ice and rebuild the bond.

Call/text him or her

Hearing your friend’s voice after a long time is a great way to reconnect. Give your friend an unexpected call — but make sure that you are not calling him or her during work hours. When you text someone or call them not only does it give out positive energies but it also helps you stay in touch again.

Do something unexpected and kind

Preparing a small surprise like sending a handmade present or her favourite chocolate can go a long way in rekindling your friendship. But make sure that you don’t go overboard with gifting him or her; but a nice gesture is the best bet to rekindling your friendship.

Call her/him over dinner

Chances are that the two of you plan to catch up after work but end up getting stuck for some reason or the other. That’s why one of the best ways to make the meeting happen is by calling your friend over to some place or your house for dinner.

Is #drinking #water from #copper #bottles actually #healthy?

1. Drinking water from a copper vessel is a good habit!

Copper is considered an essential mineral for the human body. According to Ayurveda, water stored in a copper vessel has the ability to balance all the three doshas (vata, kapha and pitta). According to health experts, it does so by positively charging the water. The water stored in a copper vessel is known as ‘Tamara Jal’ and is meant to be consumed only after at least eight hours. But, the point is, what are the benefits of drinking water from a copper vessel? Listed below are the reasons that make it a healthy habit to be followed by people of all age groups. For instance, copper fights off free radicals that cause ageing. Packed with strong anti-oxidant and cell forming properties, copper helps avoid the formation of fine lines and leads to the production of new healthy skin cells. Also, it helps in eliminating extra body fat efficiently; fine-tunes the digestive system and thus helps in losing the extra kilos. Even in homeopathy, drinking water stored in a copper vessel has been highly recommended. According to the American Cancer Society, copper has been found to help regulate blood pressure, heart rate and lowers one’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These are just a few benefits, read below to know what all copper can do to your body.

2. Infection fighter

Copper is ‘Oligodynamic’ in nature (the sterilizing effect of metals on bacteria). It destroys all sorts of bacteria effectively and thus prevents common water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, and jaundice.

3. Better digestion

Copper helps in cleansing and detoxifying stomach. It also regulates the working of liver and kidneys. It increases the absorption of nutrients from food too.

4. Fights cancer and hypertension

According to the American Cancer Society, copper has been found to help regulate blood pressure, heart rate and lowers one’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

5. Controls ageing

Copper fights off free radicals that cause ageing. Packed with strong anti-oxidant and cell forming properties, copper helps avoid the formation of fine lines and causes the production of new healthy skin cells.

6. Regulates thyroid gland

According to health experts, people suffering from thyroid diseases, usually have low levels of copper. Drinking water from the copper vessel helps maintain the required thyroid hormones level and prevent hyperthyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) and hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone).

7. Beats anemia

Interestingly, copper is an essential mineral required in the body. In the entire process of absorbing and using iron in the body, copper helps boost the levels of haeme (iron) also regulates its flow in the blood vessels.

8. Weight loss

It helps in eliminating extra body fat efficiently. It also fine tunes the digestive system and thus helps in losing extra kilos.

9. Helps heal wounds faster

Copper is high on anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties and that’s the reason is considered a great tool for healing wounds quickly. Also, it is known to strengthen the immune system and helps in the production of new cells.

#Excessive #social #media #use #reduces #sleep among #children

There were in total 5242 participants in the study out of which 63.6% slept less than recommended.

The research was conducted among the Canadian students aged between 11-20 years which revealed a dose-response relation between the over-use of social media.

According to a recent study published in a journal named Acta Paediatrica, the excessive use of social media can lead to reduced sleeping hours among children.

The research was conducted among the Canadian students aged between 11-20 years which revealed a dose-response relation between the over-use of social media and the shorter sleep duration among the students.

There were in total 5242 participants in the study out of which 63.6% slept less than recommended and 73.4% students reported that they used social media for at least an hour per day.

“The impact social media can have on sleep patterns is a topic of great interest given the well-known adverse effects of sleep deprivation on health,” said senior author Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.

He further added that electronic screen devices are pervasive in today’s society and they are just starting to understand their risks and benefits.