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  • Pros and cons of having a small extended family

    Most people have a large extended family that stretches beyond to some relationships that you probably didn't know existed. This wasn't the case for me, as my extended family is quite small. So let's take a look at all the blessings and curses it brings.

  • Living without music for a week

    My eyes fluttered open to hip hop beats unfamiliar to my ears. Like reflex, I got up and started dancing to the tunes until realisation

  • Types of People at a Graduation Ceremony

    To put it bluntly, graduation ceremonies are quite the bummer. If you're expecting the audience to burst into applause when you walk

  • Third wheeling tips

    Of all the sacrifices we make for the people we care about, third wheeling must be the most taxing. Regardless of how much you care

  • Life lessons from YouTubers

    Boy, has YouTube come a long way. In the twelve years since its conception, it has given us some wonderful content. Over time this content has shifted from funny cat videos to whatever the popular YouTubers can dream up. Mostly vlogs, since they're so “creative”.

  • Struggles of a Male Non-Gamer

    Video games are an integral part of the life of an average urban young male. Starting from trips to the local games store to purchase CDs of classic games such as Need For Speed, Call of Duty, Grand Theft

  • What your favourite shoe says about you

    They say you shouldn't judge a person unless you've walked a mile in their shoes. Well I'm feeling a little rebellious and I'm about to judge you just by the type of shoe you wear. *pushes in glasses and sips tea*

  • Things you look forward to at the start of each year

    Another year has begun and it’s quickly passing which means all the annual events you love are going to come up very soon. It’s exciting to think about all the new stories and adventures that await you.

  • A bookworm's enemies

    We know bookworms to be the bunch that enjoys reading and everything bookish. However, our joy of reading is always surrounded by some lingering enemies. Before using the Avis spell on the enemies, let's discover them.

  • Which holud dancer are you?

    Gaaye holud (if you refer to it as “body turmeric” or “haldi” I already hate you without even knowing you), in my opinion, is likely to have as many characters as the TV show Game of Thrones. It's obvious you and your friends will relate to this, so tag yourselves.

  • A day in the life of an overthinker

    Anika woke up with her shirt drenched in sweat. As she tried to put bits and pieces of the nightmare together, she realized she had seen her crush Badrul's ex-girlfriend chasing her with a jharu in her hand.

  • Stages of enduring a bad movie

    Given how productive Holly, Bolly and Dhali-wood are, it's inevitable that there will be some below-par movies among the Oscar-worthy ones. Of course, below-par movies have nothing on bad movies.

  • The Cold War of 2018

    Winter used to be a short, delightful break from the scorching, sweaty summer and the muddy, flooded days of the rainy season. It brought with itself the gift of wedding feasts

  • Reasons not to merge your school and university social circles

    As much as I dislike the concept of divisions, I've a list of things that I think need to be divided- school and university friends are definitely on top.

  • What is consent?

    Webster's dictionary defines consent as “to give assent or approval”. The meaning is easy enough to understand but still there are millions out there who are struggling to fully understand the concept of “consent”.

  • What's it like to have a common name

    Being someone born with an inherent identity crisis, whenever I come across my namesake, my first instinct is usually to prove to them that I am the alpha and establish superiority because I tend to get highly

  • Struggles of having a unisex name

    The day people stop making gender assumptions based on my name, the colours pink and blue will finally be free from the shackles of gender roles related stigma.

  • YouTube channels for tech junkies

    YouTube is a great place to feed your curiosity concerning the latest releases that excite the tech scene and make headlines.

  • The magical day I did everything right

    I wake up, refreshed from 8 hours' worth of sleep. For once, I forego setting alarms every minute for the next 30 minutes to ensure I wake up. I feel invincible, I mutter while giving myself a celebratory pat on the back.

  • Wholesome messages for our readers

    To our dear readers at SHOUT, we writers always appreciate the enthusiasm with which you guys read our stuff. And it's time we showed some of that love back with this article. Today it's about you and the love you deserve!

  • Why the room is so special

    Some movies make us laugh, others make us cry. Then there are those movies which make us feel all of the emotions at the same time. The Room is one such movie, and in this article I'm going to look at what aspects make it a modern classic.

  • Unconventional New Year's resolutions

    As one year bids adieu and the next one knocks on the door, good intentions, hope and optimism lead us to jot down the new year's goals in fresh notebooks, only to be forgotten between the dusty pages overtime.

  • Hands vs. Cutlery

    While there are many other important battles to stress about, there is this one battle which catches everyone's attention while dining in public: hands vs. cutlery.

  • Save your streaks

    I don't know if you have noticed, but along with our face structures and voices, Snapchat has done lots to alter friendship patterns. Somewhere along choosing your bitmoji and sending that first selfie captioned “Streak?”, the tags altered.

  • 10 most Instagrammable places in Dhaka

    Instagram is the social networking app many can't live without. If you are someone who checks their Insta first thing every morning and need your feed to be on top of everyone's, here's a list of photogenic places in Dhaka.

  • Mom, can I get a tarantula?

    Exotic pets are usually luxuries for wealthy people in many countries. From pet lizards to 12-feet alligators, exotic pets come in all shapes and sizes.

  • Life lessons from Grey's Anatomy

    “Wait, is that show still on?” Umm, yes. Why wouldn't it be? This show provides you with lessons that you can apply to every aspect of your life.

  • The wonders of ping pong

    Table tennis is a relatively simple game that isn't very physically demanding. The rules are quite straightforward. If you're new to the game, it won't take you long to internalise the rules and get down the basic skillset.

  • The real chronicles of comic cons

    Brace yourselves – while winter may not be arriving in full force, comic cons are already here. Yes, it's that time of the year again.

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    Tips for your first time at a beauty parlour

    Beauty parlours are the zones of mystery and enigma to many, given its power of before-after transformation effects within a couple of hours. The first visit to a beauty salon is always memorable.