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Guide to the best FIFA Watch Party

Sure, in theory, you can enjoy watching your favourite teams play all alone in front of the TV and still have fun. But let's be honest, everything is a lot more entertaining and enjoyable when you have your friends and family with you. It can be a lot of fun to plan a watch party to watch a game together but remember that to organise a good watch party, you should follow the next tips like gospel:

Ultimate FIFA 2022 Game Day Snacks

There is nothing better than sitting in front of the TV, tuning in on the latest football games, and digging into your favourite supply of snacks. With FIFA World Cup 2022 now in full swing, it's time to start collecting the ultimate snack ideas you can easily munch on with your friends and family while watching the games! No matter which team you are rooting for to win (or lose), these delicious game-day snacks definitely pack a punch and satisfy every taste bud and desire!

Celebrate football World Cup with special screenings, food deals, and discount offers

While of course, you can always enjoy the FIFA Football World Cup matches in the comfort of your own home, there is something to be said about coming together as a community and watching them on screens across restaurants, burger joints, lounges, etc. across Dhaka City. As a rule of thumb, it is safe to assume that almost everywhere with a TV screen will stream matches, however, if you want someplace specific, here are some starting points as well as deals and offers to look out for!

Are you walking enough?

For one, walking is known to greatly improve your mental health and your mood. Secondly, it will also help you lose calories and maintain a healthy weight, as walking daily can increase your metabolism. Walking is also known to alleviate joint pain as well as make your heart healthier. Think about all the aunties and uncles you know that speed walk every day at their favourite park — for some reason, they are always incredibly fit and healthy (hint: the reason is probably all that walking!).

Essential winter skincare tips

There are many sure-fire traditions for the coming winter season: getting the big heavy quilts down from storage, finding yourself reaching for hot coffee, and of course, the inevitable dry skin. Not just dehydrated but flaky dryness that robs your skin of its radiance. It's a seasonal sign, but it's also a not-so-subtle reminder that it's time to switch to a winter skincare routine. Your beauty routines should change with the seasons. As a result, it's time to choose the best winter skin-care regimen to keep your skin healthy and glowy as it battles the colder temperatures.

All you need to know about hot showers

The weather is already careening headfirst into the stinging cold season and we are already craving the comfort of hot drinks, snug sweaters, cosy comforters, and swelteringly hot showers. But while it is a universally acknowledged truth that there is nothing better than a warm shower on a cool winter morning, there are certain disadvantages of the beloved hot showers.

Healthy diet for healthy bodies

Consuming a balanced diet throughout one's life helps to prevent malnutrition in all of its manifestations, as well as a variety of diseases, illnesses, and other health problems. However, increased processed food production, rising urbanisation, and changing lifestyles have resulted in a shift in dietary trends.

Healthy diet for healthy bodies

Our bodies are important. They are the vessel through which we live and experience everything in this world, and so it is important we take care of them. And while exercise and good sleeping habits are important in keeping us healthy, in the end, it is diet and nutrition that play the largest role in maintaining and sustaining a healthy body.

Guide to street shopping in Dhaka

Let's be honest, almost all of us have seen the multiple vans and carts (thela garis) filled with various clothes, jewellery and accessories while going about our day and wanted to stop and shop. But truth be told, it does seem kind of intimidating, which is where this guide to street shopping comes in!

How to make the most of guava season

It is no secret that the reigning royalty of summer fruits includes mangoes, lychees, pineapples, various berries, guavas, etc. And while we have said goodbye to most of these fruits as the season comes to an end, guavas are just about coming to a peak. Here are 8 ways to make the most out of this guava season while they are still in the markets!

How to make the most of guava season

It is no secret that the reigning royalty of summer fruits includes mangoes, lychees, pineapples, various berries, guavas, etc. And while we have said goodbye to most of these fruits as the season comes to an end, guavas are just about coming to a peak. Here are 8 ways to make the most out of this guava season while they are still in the market!

A Minimalist Kitchen

Minimalism is a trend that has persisted through many changing years and yet, and one that is rarely seen in kitchens, especially Bangladeshi kitchens. And while yes, having all those spice bottles, oils, plates and bowls might be useful to a certain degree, it does make the kitchen look cluttered and hinder the flow of cooking. So, how does one start on the minimalistic kitchen of their dreams?

What You MUST NOT have in your bedroom

The bedroom is more often than not the haven within our homes. This is where we come to relax and get a good night’s sleep, to recharge. It is essential then, that the bedroom becomes an oasis of peace and tranquillity. With that in mind, there are definitely some things which become essential, while others should be steered clear of.

The ultimate Eid-Ul-Azha grocery shopping list

Eid is always a busy time — especially Eid-ul-Azha, as it involves all the work dealing the sacrifice, meat handling, workers, subsequent clean-up, etc. The least of your worries should be whether or not you have enough cardamom for the korma, or something sweet in case your dessert experiment falls short. This is where this list saves the day. Complied here are all the essentials one might need to make your family and friends’ favourite dishes!

"Pleasantness: The Story of Madhuree" jewellery exhibit opens at AFD

Friday, 1 July, 2022 marked the opening of the jewellery exhibition by fashion consultant Madhuree Sanchita Smrity at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD).

JCI Bangladesh hosts Women of Inspiration Awards, 2022

JCI Bangladesh recognised the achievements and efforts of fourteen inspiring women with the ‘Women of Inspiration 2022’ award. The signature event was held at Radisson Blu Water Garden on a Friday evening, hosted by Niaz Morshed Elite, national president of JCI Bangladesh.

4 easy tips for a productive morning

It is not easy create a productive morning routine, but the benefits outweigh the labour and initial discomfort. What you do first thing in the morning, good or bad, sets the mood for the rest of the day. In the end, a productive morning means one stresses less, is more efficient, and has more energy to tackle the day ahead! Here is a guide for making your day as productive as a Fortune 500 CEO.

The essential foot care guide

What is a part of our body that is overworked every day and yet always taken for granted? Our feet!

Nutritional Value of Strawberries

Strawberries are high in fibre and vitamin C, a dietary combination that is beneficial for lowering oxidative stress which in turn can lower the risk of heart diseases and cancer.

Teaching money habits to our children

Money and managing finances are a very important part of adulthood, and more often than not, good money habits start from a young age.

10 ways to maximise the strawberry season

Bold red, juicy and tantalizingly sweet - strawberries are beloved by many. There are always ways to maximise your enjoyment of strawberries even as the season wanes.

Winter Workout Tips

Here are some tips to get your blood pumping and yourself motivated for working out in winter.

A basic guide to cleaning your fridge

Refrigerators are one of those parts of our house that makes us feel safe in the knowledge of its cleanliness when the outside is spotless and shiny. However, the insides of fridges often are a completely different story and it is important to clean them regularly in order to keep food-borne diseases away as well as prevent diseases like food poisoning, etc.

The ultimate guide to pet grooming in Dhaka

Oftentimes, people think grooming your pets is only the act of bathing them and cutting their nails. But our beloved furry creatures deserve so much more love than that.

Delicious chocolates, and where to find them in Dhaka

Weddings and wedding preparations, Christmas, and birthday parties all culminating in an over-the-top New Year’s bash. Here we have compiled a list of places you could visit for all the different types of chocolate for every occasion and moment!

Interview with a breast cancer survivor: Nabanita Islam

Breast cancer is not a topic discussed often, let alone the implications and emotions behind it. In lieu of breast cancer awareness month, The Daily Star sat down with Nabanita Islam to have a candid heart-to-heart as she tells her story.

Breast cancer screening: the barriers and the solutions

Early detection is key to increasing the odds of survival for breast cancer. Regular checking and mammograms are key to early detection. A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breasts that often helps detect breast cancer three years before it can be felt.

Carbon footprint and you: slowing climate change starts at home

One of the factors contributing increasingly to a rise in climate change is a high carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse emissions (such as carbon dioxide and methane gas) that are generated by our actions as we live our life.