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Tips for Healthy Pink lips August 04, 2016 16:45

Every girl likes soft, luscious lips. But what your lips are damaged? What to do if your lips are dry, chapped, and pigmented? Want to get rid of all those? Then here are few simple home remedies are to get softer, smoother, and pinker lips.1. Apply Lip Balm and Toothbrush Apply a thick layer of lip balm to your lips. Leave it on for a while so that your lips can absorb the moisture. This will make exfoliating easier. Using a toothbrush, gently massage your lips in circular motions. Dip a washcloth in warm water and wipe off the lip balm. Apply a thin layer of balm if your lips feel dry. Do this once a week. You will get results.2. Honey and Lemon Juice Add the lemon juice to the honey and mix well. Apply the pack to your lips and keep it on for 15 minutes. Wipe it off with a washcloth and follow up with a moisturizing lip balm. Use this pack every day.3. Olive Oil and Sugar Put the sugar and the olive oil in a jar, and using a spatula, mix them. Scoop out a little of the mixture, and gently scrub your lips in circular motions. Wipe it off with a damp washcloth and moisturize your lips with a lip balm. Use the scrub once or twice a week.4. Beetroot Balm The beeswax, shea/cocoa butter and the olive oil in a glass jar. Heat water in a saucepan, and place the jar in it. Keep stirring the contents till they melt. Add the beetroot powder to the jar, and stir so that the mixture is even. Transfer the lip balm into containers and let it cool down and set. Use with the help of a lip brush.5. Aloe Vera Gel Peel off the outer layer of the aloe leaf to get to the gel. Scoop out the gel and store it in a container. Use as you would use a lip balm, and store in the refrigerator. You can use this gel till you lip gets soften.6. Pomegranate Juice Place the pomegranate seeds in a blender and blend. Using a strainer, remove the juice from the pulp. Dip a cotton wool into the juice and apply it to your lips. Store the rest of the juice in the refrigerator. Apply this juice every day.7. Rose Petals Soak the rose petals in the milk overnight. Strain the rose petals, and mash them with a pestle. Add a few drops of milk to the petals and apply to your lips.8. Chocolate Lip Treatment Melt the chocolate chips and the cocoa butter in a double boiler. Add the vitamin E to the chocolate balm. Pour the balm in a container, and allow it to cool before using.9. Glycerin and Lemon Combine the glycerin and lemon juice. Apply to your lips as an overnight treatment. Use this daily for better results.10. Coriander Lip Treatment Crush the coriander leaves and apply directly to your lips. Keep it on for 30 minutes and wipe with a damp washcloth. Also Read: 10 Things to Carry in Your HandbagBY M. DIVYA SRI

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How To Do Manicure At Home June 13, 2016 16:06

Don’t have time to go to salon for manicure? Have to attend party or event in the evening? This easy step-by-step tutorial will ensure you get a salon-quality manicure sitting right in your home.You Need: - Nail polish remover- Cotton swabs- Nail clippers- A nail file- Cuticle nippers/ pusher- Cuticle remover- Moisturizer- A tub- Warm water to soak- Face wash- A scrub- Nail polish1. Shape Your Nails: First soak your nails for few seconds. Then file them gently to whichever shape you like. It is recommended that you file your nails in a round shape or a rounded square at the edges.2. Soak & Scrub: In a tub place warm water. Add a cleanser to the water. Then soak your hands for about three minutes. You can use your face cleanser.3. Cleaning & Trimming The CuticlesAdding some cuticle remover before you start working. Then, using a cuticle pusher, gently push your cuticles. You need to just nip off the free edges using the nippers. Be care don’t hurt your fingers.4. MoisturizeNow that your hands are clean, use a rich, creamy moisturizer, and massage it into your cuticles and hands. This will hydrate and replenish the skin. If you don’t have a good moisturizer at hand, you can use your favorite oil instead.5. Glam It Up With Nail Polish If you plan to add some color to your nails, you need to make sure there is no moisturizer left on the nails as it will not allow the nail paint to stick well. Use a cotton swab to remove the excess cream from the nail surface.If your nails are weak or brittle, it is a good idea to apply a base coat first. You can use a transparent nail polish or a ridge filler. Apply the color of your choice on your nails. Allow it to dry for a few seconds, and then apply another coat. So, you are ready for any occasion with no money spend. Enjoy! Also Read: How to Get Rid of Tan at HomeBy M. Divya Shri

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Simple Weight Loss Tips for Sedentary Lifestyle June 08, 2016 11:31

Are you overweight? Do you have a sedentary lifestyle? You don’t have time to work out? But you want to loose weight...Then here are some tips by which one can loose weight:1. Drink at least 7-8 glasses of water daily. Water keeps your body hydrated and can help your skin glow. It also helps you reduce your weight. 2. Eat six meals daily in small portions. This will keep your insulin levels steady and also you won’t feel hungry. It is always recommended by doctor that one should always eat food for every 3 hours.3. Include nuts, fruits, vegetables, milk products in your diet. One should always remember that when you are planning to loose weight, at the same time your body needs vitamins and proteins. But remember all are not healthy. Choose wisely according to your body weight and enjoy happy meal.4. Clip a pedometer on your belt and try to take at least 10,000 steps every day.  Instead of taking a elevator or lift, take stair. Always park your car away from your house entrance. 5. Do at least one physical activity once or twice in a week. It can either be walking or jogging or playing out door games like badminton etc. This will help you shed few pounds every week.6. Stay away from all junk, fried, packed foods. Cutting down these foods will help you a lot to loose weight And the last but not the least...Never loose hope, Keep yourself motivated and Stay Fit... Also Read: Exercise can help reduce excessive sleepinessBy M. Divya Shri

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In search of a Brahmastan, a place to live safe, secure and healthy June 26, 2015 16:48

Brahmastan is a principle of Vedic architecture and community planning that designates the center point of a geographical area. Vedic architecture is based on Vastu Shastra. Brahmasthan has to be free from any obstructions and is often to be well lit from above, by skylights for instance.Now that the explosion of expansion rather than the growth of the cities has given little regard to planning, natural laws and foresight. The loss of open spaces and greenery is detrimental to our physical and mental health. The smart cities will never truly be smart unless this environmental imperative is incorporated into their plans.Children brought up in green spaces (at home, school and commuting) were found to have better attention, memory and overall development, according to a recent paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.A Japanese longitudinal study in 2002 in the megapolis of Tokyo found that living in a greenery-filled neighbourhood that allowed easy walking was correlated with lower mortality risks.“The relation was generally present at all degrees of urbanity,” said a 2006 study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. “The overall relation is somewhat stronger for lower socioeconomic groups. Elderly, youth, and secondary educated people in large cities seem to benefit more from presence of green areas in their living environment than other groups in large cities,” it said.In Bengaluru, each person had 1.73sq. m of open space in 2007, with more than 70% of the population having access to no more than 1sq. m, according to an Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore thesis by D.S. Ravindran, an Indian Forest Service officer. The international norm is of 11sq. m per person and developed countries tend to have 20sq. m per person.In this context a valuable question arises. Are Indian cities doomed to be dull, grey, hot and angry, congested concrete heat islands, inhabited by people on the edge of their tempers and resilience, with children destined to never fulfil their potential?A great open space is envisaged at the center point of a geographical area, its heart, the Brahmasthan, or residence of Brahma, is inspired by divinity. Brahmastan, an open space with lush greenery can make the lives of that area more humane and healthy. Congested surrounding are the reason of unrest and unhealthy.Samar Halarnkar editor of IndiaSpend.org, a data-driven, public-interest journalism, non-profit organization, who also writes the column Our Daily Bread in Mint Lounge has raised the most important question in his article, “The search for Brahmasthan” published in livemint.com, regarding the importance of environmental equilibrium for not only human beings but also for all the living beings..By Premji

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Culture Shapes the Environment June 02, 2015 19:07

My intnention is not to blame American Work Culture, but i just want to say " Don't get carried away with something, which is sheer robotic.  From a time, where the office is used to be the ‘home after home’ to the present days, where office has become Home itself – Americanism and its work culture has certainly taught us many more. Now in India, the new era employee is William Blake’s ‘School Boy’. The poem is good to read but hard to digest. Yes, if one loves to work under Centralized Air conditioner and want handsome salary, they need to work accordingly. Nobody denies that. But balancing personal and professional lives is equally important. Earn money, but not at the cost of relationships. We get the most use of today’s ever changing technology, which has erased all the distance barriers around the world. But at the same time, we make ourselves so busy (No, we addicted to being busy!). Scheduling the things till 2020 sounds so good now. Great! But are you spending the same day 365 times and calling it a year? Leading the same day routine for 60 years and calling it a life? If yes, then it’s time to rethink. Work is for Work and fun is for Fun. Don’t mix both In European nations, when workers go on holiday, they really go on holiday—they won’t answer work emails or make business calls. No colleague or manager would even think of sending an employee a late-night text (post office hours) relating to work, yet it happens all the time in America.

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Protecting Kids from Cyber Threats January 07, 2015 19:18

Cyber crimes are rapidly increasing all over the world but the main concern is, children are also on the victims side. Children needed special care from offline and online wrongdoers and parents should step up in taking the responsibility.  Children who are quite low in academics might be more attracted to the web space which will make them fall in the pray of predators. Here the precautions that parents should do to protect their kids: Away from Strangers: Tell your kids to stay away from unknown persons. Have a talk with your kids, how strange lure them when kids are not being guided properly. Ignore new friends: In social media platforms, friend requests from strange people is most common. Tell your kids to accept requests from those whom they knew and are constantly in touch. Making friends in social media is something which is resulting in dire consequences. No Personal info: Sharing of personal information is a major threat. Uploading pictures, sharing information such as place where we live, schools and colleges cannot be given to a third person. If the information is passed, your children can be easily traced. Educating: This is the most important part. Educating yourself at the same time educating your children will bring the differences. Talk to your kids openly and be a broad minded parent. Never let them down, encourage them and even if they do wrong, instead of reacting quickly, try to pacify them and explain the reason who the wrong should be corrected. Limiting night hours: While we will sleeping, children tend to open internet and see what's going on. A parent should make internet available to children but at the same time they should limit the access of web. Most of the route to threat happen during nights and so kids should limited or make internet unavailable to them in the nights. Other than these, Parents should keep on eye on their kids' social life. Try to be friends with them in social media platforms too. Ignore if they are partying around with friends and watching movie, but follow them throughout and make sure he is on the safer side. - TVR

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Continuous Texting affects Spine December 19, 2014 19:02

These days we rarely find people without phones in their hand. Calling, texting is now part of our daily activity and about 98 percent of people will sleep with their phones by their side. Now a new study published in the medical journal, Surgical Technology International stated that texting will put 60 pounds of pressure on your spine. Well this is due change in angle of your spine while texting. In general, your head weighs around 10 pounds, when you look down to type, the weight of your head will add to your neck and spine and increases by 50 pounds. A New York surgeon, Kenneth Hansraj  insists that he had calculated the amount of pressure during the texting and emails are adding to your spine. The pressure on spine also depends upon the angle you tilt your next while texting. The more bend in neck, the more pressure on spine and triple the consequences of it future. - TVR

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Left Handed make less December 09, 2014 15:25

A new Harvard study has found out that left handed people make less money when compared to right handed ones. The research said left-handed people are likely to earn 12 per cent less over their lifetime and with which hand we tend to write is not just preference. The researchers stated that the brain is wired differently for left handed people and they are at higher risk for things like dyslexia. The differences in brain wiring could make lefties vulnerable to some learning disabilities. Also left hand people score less in subjects like maths and might suffer from reading problem. We have heard that left handed people live short and have high threat of getting heart attack more than right handed people, this latest study brings yet another bad news for the Lefties. - TVR

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What kids learn from parents November 03, 2014 17:03

Kids who observe happiness in their parents' relationship are reported to do better in studies, have a higher sense of self-esteem and are less likely to face any behavioural issues. Very few married couples realise that their children too benefit tremendously when they see their parents happily married to each other.  Here are few things, kids will learn from parents and their marriage bond. Marriage: It is a relationship where two people willingly support and love unconditionally each other through life. When parents be like good friends and lovers, their kids learn that marriage is indeed a lovely bond that keeps them always connected. Handling differences: Differences are common in any relation. How well we handle them is something that matters. Instead of shouting at each other, crying, slamming the doors, very couple should sort out differences in a calm, mature and composed in front of kids. This also gives them some sort of confidence to handle crisis situations. Commitment: Highs and Lows are quite common too in professional life. But the commitment towards your destiny also inspires kids. In tough situations, working smartly and getting out of it, will teach kids to be prepared for any kind of situations they face in future. Appreciation: Respecting and appreciating your partner is the most important thing. if you appreciate your partner for the little things they do, your kids also learn the importance of appreciating and praising, especially for a healthy and happy marriage. Forgiveness: Forgiving is the most vital part in any relationship. In marriage bond, forgiving your partner and showing unconditional love will lead good. If you forgive your partner, kids understand the importance of apologising and forgiveness in a relation. (AW: Vamshi)

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Sense of Humour changes with age October 06, 2014 17:22

A study reportedly suggested that things that you find funny now may not be the same later which means, sense of humour changes with age. However, the study did not report that the change leads to the best or worst. This research showed that the young and middle-aged adults considered aggressive humour to be funny, older adults won't find it entertaining. The older aged people prefer “affiliative humour” in which a number of characters share and navigate an awkward situation while young and middle-aged partly feel this too humorous. The research was conducted how young, middle-aged and older adults reacted to “aggressive humour” and its implications. This finding has appeared in the journal Psychology and Aging. Finally concluded that sense of humour changes with age. (AW: Vamshi)

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Indian men want women to propose September 05, 2014 16:10

Men propose to women, this is a orthodox. But Indian men are proving to be different as a recent survey revealed that Indian men want women to propose to first. The survey was conducted on over 6,500 single Indian men in the age group of 25 to 36 across the country to understand men’s take on relationships. According to the survey, 71.7 per cent of men like when a women proposes to them and 63.8 per cent men opined that modern day women are confident enough to come up with first proposal, while 36.2 percent of them said it is difficult as the tradition is men first. Also 61.2 per cent men like the proposal to be a face-to-face conversation while the remaining were okay with digital form of proposing. Interestingly men are okay if women proposes in WhatsApp, Facebook and any other media where face-to-face is not possible. The survey is conducted by matrimonial portal Shaadi.com. (AW: Vamshi)

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Airtel ad sparks uproar! July 31, 2014 17:27

The new commercial of Airtel, the largest telecom service provider of the country has irked many and was claimed as demoralising stuff. The commercial goes like this, a working woman reaches home and cooks for husband. She does a video call to husband who will working at office and asks him to come home early. Ironically, the husband's wife is his boss and she assigns a huge task to him and directs them to complete as early as possible as they are running short of time. Bharati Airtel is known for producing heart touching ads, for the first time faced the anger of people. Many Twitter users have made bitter comments on the ad. Here are few: Ah, Airtel. You attempt to be 'progressive' and 'feminist'. End up with an ad even more retrograde and sexist than usual! This airtel ad sends the wrong message. A double income, no kids couple can't afford a cook?! Demoralising for management students! The Boss wife Airtel Ad is the latest example of 'trying too hard to look cool while riding on feminism'. Total fail. However adman Prahlad Kakkar has backed the commercial and said there is nothing wrong it. “She's cooked meal with her own hands because it is important to her to cook for her husband. It's special. I think it's perfectly valid ad. Why shouldn't women be bosses in the office? They can still cook for their husbands and still be good housewives. If a wife occasionally cooks a special meal for her husband it means she can't afford a servant? What rubbish?,” added Kakkar. (AW: Vamshi)

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