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    It's a well-known scenario when a young man or even a middle aged one can be seen feeling distraught because a lack of facial hair has diminished his standing in the world as a male.

  • Minimalism: A Beginner's Guide

    Although minimalism has become commonly associated with aesthetics, minimalism goes far beyond style and décor— it is the idea that our lives can be simplified by living minimally which can help anyone who's looking to de-clutter their lives- be it a relationship or a wardrobe.

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    A day in the life of a skinny guy

    Shafi thinks it's high time the world talked about the struggles that came saran wrapped with a skinny body. But to his sadness, everyone only talks about how they have gained so much weight and how the fat is hell bent in staying settled in the abdomen.

  • Cliched Interview Answers

    As a job seeker, you may have faced multiple occassions where you prepped for job interviews by taking advice from various sources on the internet.

  • A love letter to winter

    A love letter to winter

    I perceived your arrival when the gentle chill in the air turned into biting cold and the morning fog gathered on my window glass, condensing and crashing to the sill. Your quiet footsteps didn't warn anyone of your arrival.

  • Struggles of being a Bangladeshi nerdfighter

    On their channel, the Vlogbrothers talk about anything and everything, starting from world politics to science, to rants about everyday lives. Their videos can be informative, inspiring, silly, and downright hilarious.

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    5 things a girl must have in her wardrobe this winter

    Winter is fast approaching with shorter days and cooler weather. It is the best time of the year with its frosty mornings, bhapa pitha and of course, winter weddings. This is the time when we start scouring our closets for the forgotten

  • Ode to Bhat

    Back in 2012, when Passenger was booming in everyone's radio with their hit new single, one line in particular stuck with me, “Only know you love her when you let her go”.

  • Bangladeshi book clubs you should follow

    While the non-bookworms will find it boring to point out the flaws of Rupi Kaur's poetry and relish JK Rowling's works, book-nerds can now share their thoughts and crack humour with a group of like-minded individuals instead of suffocating themselves with their own opinions.

  • Myths about minimalistic art

    Art is the subject of many memes as it is. When you add the adjective “minimalistic” to it, the internet kids can go ballistic.

  • BHUMIJO: Ending the public toilet crisis for women

    There is a toilet in Gawsia that smells like flowers. It is clean, bright and flooded with sunlight. And it is solely for women.

  • Struggles of a combined student

    When the time came for me to choose subjects for my O Levels, I was completely confused. Not only was I clueless about the direction I want to steer my life towards, I was also disinterested in a lot of the subjects offered.

  • The Great Grade Slumber

    We've all been there, haven't we? Surrounded by books, scribbled papers, stationeries spread all across the table and constantly scratching our heads trying to make our battered, worn out brains work.

  • On a mission to make the best, better

    4-H is America's largest youth development organisation – empowering nearly six million young people across the USA with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

  • DIY Halloween costumes

    Looking for cheap and easy to do Halloween costume ideas? Well, look no further.

  • The Rapunzel Struggles

    When television commercials showed long silky hair, the young me would drool and dream. I always wanted to have luscious locks, and achieved them at one point.

  • Why I love soup so much

    Soup makes for a quick and easy comfort food, especially when it's chilly outside. Despite being there since ages, it's still somewhat underrated. Below I discuss exactly why it shouldn't be and the reasons behind my eternal love for soup.

  • Types of Rickshawalas

    Types of Rickshawalas

    This piece of work is in no way a slight to the image of rickshawalas. Regardless of what I tell you, without them, Bangladesh wouldn't be Bangladesh.

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    it began with an itch at the back of my neck

  • How you're helping out the wrong way

    Helping other people out regardless of what detrimental effects it could have on themselves is second-nature for some people.

  • The procrastinator's guide to writing a term paper

    I'm sure if I had to pick between finishing my due assignments after having eight hours of sleep and going to class with bloodshot eyes with a coffee in my hand after pulling off an all-nighter, hands down I will go for the second one.

  • Never too late to learn

    There are a lot of things I want to do or at least try out, one of them being teaching. Aspiring teachers normally start out with tutoring the younger ones at their homes...

  • Justifying Attention Seekers

    Humans are social beings. However some are in constant need of external acknowledgement in the form of attention to gain their daily dose of self-esteem.

  • The Chronicles of Wonder Bua

    After years of being the victim of the inexplicable misplacement of my belongings around my room and constant spying, prying eyes inside my very own house, I have recently been acquainted with a woman who not only helps with household chores but also minds her own business. She goes by the name X-er ma, but I like to call her Wonder Bua.

  • Riding the murir tin like a pro

    I have a love-hate relationship with the public bus. It's one of the most integral parts of my everyday commute. The rides are as cheap as a packet of jhalmuri but it's safe to say it's not going to be a joyride if you don't take a few precautions.

  • Pros and cons of following online recipes

    Despite being a foodie and an avid MasterChef Australia fan, I was never really that into cooking. My laziness and lack of aptitude in the subject probably played a part.

  • Better jobs for superheroes

    There are two kinds of people in the world — firstly, people who have thought about themselves having superpowers and secondly, people who probably have a life outside their imaginations.

  • 10 Hours of TED Talk

    One fateful day, I decided to spend my entire waking hours watching Ted Talk videos. You may ask “why?” Well, because why not?

  • Podcasts for literary nerds

    As students, we would be expected to spend most of the time of our day at educational institutions. Instead, we end up spending excruciatingly long hours on the road.

  • Untimely Existential Crises

    Human emotions are similar to the weather. Sometimes it'll be sunny, sometimes it'll be rainy, sometimes it'll be snowing and then you start wondering why the sky is blue, what the origin of the colour blue is and why Nolan finished Inception on a never-ending cliffhanger (thank you for the countless sleepless nights afterwards).