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  • Hijab and summer haircare

    Whether we realise it or not, glands of our scalp constantly release sweat and sebum; when the head is covered with a hijab, it creates a warmer environment which is ideal for bacterial and fungal infestation, resulting in itching, stickiness and that dreaded bad odour.

  • Oily scalp and hair loss

    Hair roots come with sebaceous glands, which secrete an oily substance called sebum. In fact, this sebum benefits the hair but excessive sebum production is the cause for oily hair.

  • Cleaner for your screen

    As far as cleaning tech devices, screens in any form and size pose the biggest challenge. The obnoxious trend of wiping off mobile screens with toothpaste was here for a while, but it is simply not recommended.

  • Do's and Don'ts of Ride Sharing

    Always wear a proper helmet (this goes for both the passenger and rider) that fits the size of your head. As annoying and uncomfortable as it feels to some, remember that not wearing one even during a crash at a speed of just 25 kilometres per hour can cause brain injury.

  • The organic hair colour

    What say you about dyeing your hair in a dazzling shade that shall shine in hues of the evening sky? Sounds tempting, right?

  • Digital detox

    With the chaos which comes with the rush of city life, smartphones seem like the perfect escapade. Not only is every step of our life massively dependent on our digital windows, but we also use our precious gadgets for entertainment and interaction.

  • Warnings from your skin

    You hydrate your skin regularly, apply the top shelf foundation and never forget to use the right serum. But how closely are you listening to your skin? As the largest sensory organ on the human body, our skin can give early warnings of an impending internal ailment. Then again not every scratch or bump is a reason to run to the dermatologist! You can start with looking out for and taking care of the basic signs first.

  • Cream contouring made easy

    Probably, there has been times when you were really feeling yourself, wanted to look extra chiselled and followed your favourite Guru with her contouring techniques, only to find out that instead of looking flawless, your efforts turned out muddy, patchy and unblended!

  • Being the standout single

    While there are no set rules or guidelines to spend this time correctly, there are simple things that can add up to a marvellous and fulfilled life.

  • Exfoliate your brows

    Most of us include exfoliating our face as a part of our daily beauty routine. Exfoliation keeps our face free of dirt, dead skin cell, product build up, and promotes a healthy skin revival, especially for winter.

  • Winter road trips

    Whether you are in a mood to discover unexplored sites in close proximity to the city, or you simply want to escape the stress, pollution and restlessness of the busy capital, a long drive could be the most relaxing getaway for you, if you know just where to go. So, check up on your ride's nitty-gritty, fill up the tank and get set to hit the open roads!

  • Feet care: Winter Edition

    After hoarding on five different types of moisturisers and serums for our beloved facial skin, we often fall short on care for our feet. Sure, our facial skin is the most sensitive and requires utmost care

  • Do you beditate?

    We have all heard of yoga, pilates and meditation, but how many of us have actually heard of the term Beditation? The term itself is a new word that people on the internet have invented, but the practice is not. In short, it is simply good old meditation before bed, to help us fall asleep quicker.

  • Insomnia

    Can't sleep?

    Up to 20 percent of adults may experience mild seasonal affective disorder, which can be caused by a disruption in the body's natural circadian rhythm, triggered by fewer daylight hours in winter, and may lead to disordered sleep patterns, according to a 2013 study in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

  • Tools for the low-maintenance makeuplover

    Makeup brushes come in big family of 8 to 20, all of which have actual use, and you will definitely get desired looks with the help of specific brushes, but of course, only if you care.

  • Delightful Candles

    These wax coated wicks, although meant for decorative purposes, serve us a lot more than that. To most of us a candle is a daily stress reliever, to some it is love for the sight of little lighted ornaments in our homes, while to others — a must-have on special occasions. In short, a lighted candle is a little piece of joy, if it is scented, well, halleluiah!

  • Winter skin care for your infant

    Winter skin care for your infant

    The winter chills are just beginning to creep in on us. And we are already reaching out for lotions and moisturisers like there is no tomorrow. But slathering on any and all products like these is most definitely not the way to go when it comes to our little ones.

  • Condition wisely

    When it comes to choosing hair cleansing and care products, it should strike a balance between —50 percent of the commercial information; 50 percent of scientist's recommendations.

  • Caring for the mane

    I think it is safe to say that girls go a little starry-eyed when an advert comes up on television showcasing a beautiful woman with head full of gorgeous hair. We all want it, yet are too lethargic to put an effort to get it. Clumsily topsy-turvy-ing our way through hectic schedules; we barely have the time to breathe.

  • All that glitters is probably gold!

    The best way to clean gold jewellery is to soak it in a concoction of warm water and non-detergent based soap. How long you soak it depends on how much debris the piece has accumulated.

  • Comfy with curly

    Having bouncy, curly hair is definitely a blessing but boy oh boy, it can be an utter disaster if you're going through a bad hair day. To twirl your curls in the air is a dream come true and you can have it only when you know the tricks to getting your big hair pride switch on!

  • Trick for the treats with makeup

    Halloween is here. A lot of you have been anticipating this for a year now. And some of you just happen to go for the tricks and stay for the treats.

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    The charm of white walls

    The environment of a room not only expresses its vibe but it also expresses a part of you through it. Different rooms have different functional aspect and decorating each room accordingly is an individualistic choice.

  • Onam in Dhaka

    Kerala is often referred to as 'God's own country', and anybody who has ever visited the state will not disagree. Of course the scenic greenery is part of the whole appeal, but other factors that contribute to the divine beauty of the place...

  • Kitchen tiles

    Long gone are the times when tiles were merely utilitarian elements. No modern house is complete without incorporating easy to clean

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    Tip 10 - Get rid of kitchen smells in 5 minutes

    One of the many reasons that many put off cooking fish is due to the weird smell that remains afterwards. However, one cannot entirely

  • Engineering Instagram

    Midway through my university programme, I realised where my passion truly laid — fashion!

  • Cool down with cucumber packs and cumin seeds

    'Cool as a cucumber' is a phrase that is very true to the intrinsic value of a cucumber. It is one vegetable that is known to have a cooling effect on the body. It is packed with health benefits and is not only good to eat but also has multiple benefits when applied on the skin.

  • Handy tools for better health

    Medical treatment and healthcare in today's fast-paced world is costly.

  • Pointers for a stress free Eid

    A successful Eid party lives on in everyone's memory long after the last glass of punch has been sipped and the last bit of dessert eaten. But the fuss and frustration of planning can be a big party pooper.