FYI | The Daily Star
  • Hatirjheel Dog Walkers Club

    Hatirjheel Dog Walkers Club

    Having a pet is a huge commitment; some might say, it is no less than having a child. Pets are your go-to companion and a friend you can always seek for comfort.

  • Halloween party

    The origin of Halloween

    The candy laden and costume parading Halloween of popular culture owes its beginnings to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.

  • Will the real Count Dracula please stand up?

    More than anything, he preferred the horrible ways of impalement to torture and execute his enemies. Moreover, to warn his enemies of his strict moral code, he would create a display of the decaying corpses, hanging from the stakes.

  • Be a conscious eater

    Nutrition labels on food packages debuted in the food industry in 2005. Although they may have gone unnoticed, the food labels have become more accurate and elaborate throughout their evolution.

  • A beginner's guide to cutting out sugar

    Sugar cravings may just feel like a small spree when you consume a handful of sugary goodness. But those sprees can last quite a while and become the calorie equivalent of full course meals before you know it.

  • Celebrating Eid-ul-Azha the cleanliness edition

    The Eid of sacrifice is less than a week away. The cattle are arriving, tickets are being booked and recipes are being dusted out.

  • Pros and Cons of Red Meat

    The love for red meat knows no bounds especially when Eid-ul-Azha is just around the corner. You could be one of the passionate buyers intensely searching through the herd in Gabtoli

  • Hilsa gets GI registration

    GI, short for Geographical Indication, is a system of marking products for their particular geographic origin based on heritage and possession of special qualities or reputation.

  • Acne and treatment

    Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples/acne.

  • Painting your home — not as seen on TV

    After countless advertisements on 'painting your own home and getting a new life', the long dormant, creative gene of some viewers is awoken with a rumble.

  • 5 things you should do before you turn 25

    Many a times, the youth feel that they have all the time in the world to make decisions. But this is the time to lay the foundation right. So, take yourself seriously.

  • Choosing the right skin serum

    Any avid beauty product user will just gush about skin serums and how they have worked actual miracles. From the newly initiated user's perspective, the horizon is not that clear.

  • Pest control

    Sneakily creeping and crawling behind furniture and secretly invading your buildings to your utter dismay, pests can easily put a damper on a joyful habitat.

  • Fly prepared

    This is a common mistake we are all guilty of.

  • ICE – In Case Of Emergency

    Imagine you are stuck alone in the lift between two floors and there is no electricity. The doors are closed and your mobile has lost network.

  • Stevia — a wonder of nature

    According to a 2013 study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, 17 percent of adults in Bangladesh are either overweight or obese.

  • Eid fashion trends, 2017

    With Eid right around the corner, you are probably brushing up on the last minute preparations, planning the nitty-gritty details for the special day.

  • Revival of Eid cards

    “When I was a child, colourful art paper were not as widely available as they are now. So we used to stock up on old wedding cards and recycle into Eid cards later," said Ashoka Mahbuba while sharing her childhood memories from the '80s.

  • The top down on terrariums

    The grind of a 9 to 5 job has you recurrently stuck in a grey-white cubicle, devoid of any sign of life, other than a human's.

  • Learning art

    Art helps people appreciate and understand different cultures and social values of our diverse society. And for children, the importance is even greater.

  • Sugar: the new tobacco

    Haven't we all at some point of our lives dreamt about becoming Charlie in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'?

  • The alternative Pohela Falgun

    The arrival of spring brings with it fresh hope and a renewed reason to celebrate life for us Bengalis who await its welcoming ceremony with much anticipation.

  • Pohela Falgun – an easy guide for busy ones

    To mark the end of mundane 'Magh' and a bleak winter, the much awaited Boshonto will be arriving shortly.

  • Know your kites

    Shakrain, the festival which marks the end of 'Poush' in the Bengali calendar, is celebrated with much gusto in many neighbourhoods

  • My window to the world

    Windows are an integral yet neglected part of our house that connects us to the outside world. Sliders have been the most used options. These are very common. Slide windows are more substance over style.

  • Leave the Gluten be

    Basically Gluten is protein, which is found in our local flour. The human body requires hardly 15% of this element. Unfortunately, in our country most of the white flour contains 35%-45% gluten which is harmful for our body.

  • Natural air cleaners

    You know that cool breeze you feel outside surrounded by greenery, where the wind feels invigorating, and the air fresh as ever? Unfortunately we miss that and a lot more since we as humans have to live indoors! However, one way to feel the green at home is to bring it inside.

  • De-clutter for the better

    Joyeeta slumped down in the sofa, too exhausted to relish a proper meal at the end of a dull day at work. She rubbed her eyes, which had not enjoyed a good night's sleep in four days.

  • Packing light

    Packing light

    I was a heavy packer once. If it were possible to take my entire house to a vacation, I would have probably considered that too!

  • Beef on the horizon

    Now, we cannot say for sure what the forecast will be on the day of Eid ul Adha, and frankly that is not our forte.