Munira Fidai

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

The Importance of an aunt

Imagine loving a baby to bits, being able to spoil them rotten but then having the liberty to hand their squalling faces to parents and breeze a carefree goodbye — sounds enviable? Because it is. Sometimes, it truly seems as if aunts have the best of both worlds. With all the fun but without the daily mundane responsibilities, aunts are the first links for children between family and the real world.

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

Hair contouring — What it is and how it can help you

Pop icon Kim Kardashian posted before and after pictures of her contouring trick one decade ago, and the makeup world is still thanking her. The stage makeup technique has been a good friend to artists all over the world, and now, hairstylists have come up with hair contouring methods, which aim to define facial contours with tactically placed highlights and colouring techniques. What’s more, there’s one for each face shape so there’s room on the bandwagon for everyone.

September 7, 2022
September 7, 2022

Strength training for a long life

A new study published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that doing both aerobics, up to three hours a week, and strength training, up to two sessions a week can result in lower mortality risks and better overall health than doing just one or the other. Regular physical exercise has plenty of health benefits, one of which is a longer life. Until now, most research showed that regular cardio or strength training interchangeably was the key to cardiac health, but recently, more and more experts are waking up to the benefits of pairing the two together for maximum longevity and health.

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

Twirling dresses in the sun

Florals and geometric patterns have ruled fashion charts for a reason. Worn short, mid length or long, the prints are versatile and can be styled easily. Think of jumpsuits with floral flounces, one-shouldered midi dresses in polka dots, strapless short numbers or long and breezy dresses in soft layers — the summer friendly motifs make almost everything look a little bit better.

September 3, 2022
September 3, 2022

Children play more when they have fewer toys

In an age of hyper-consumerism, it is easy to get carried away buying too much of everything. If you are a parent, your child’s sweet requests often also have a part to play in filling the toy basket much more than intended at the monthly supermarket run. However, offering children fewer toys, rather than spoiling them for choice, has definitive benefits in the long run.

September 3, 2022
September 3, 2022

How to improve brain function?

Long-COVID brain fog, mum brain or work burnout — there are quite a few reasons in today’s world that can bring intelligence levels to a drop. If left in that state, the mind, just like a person, can become lethargic and unwilling to get back to its original sheen. For a growth-oriented individual, low smarts could also mean a slowdown in their career. Fortunately, there are a number of ways one can constantly challenge their mind and keep it alert and focused.

August 29, 2022
August 29, 2022

Aura from 6 Yards Story — Gender neutral jewellery for all

Almost coming full circle, jewellery designers are now blurring lines between masculine and feminine pieces, designing baubles that have no motive other than to adorn their wearers. One such jewellery designer, Lora Khan, from 6 Yards Story, has made space for male customers in her new collection, Aura. The seed for this idea was planted by one of her friends who sensed a gap in the market for jewellery that men could wear. After much deliberation, Lora decided to present genderless jewellery to her customers.

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

Thinking about a career in Europe? Career Lover Bison says it’s easy

Europe — the ultimate continent, the stuff of dreams and a reality for only a choice few. For an average Bangladeshi to be able to live and work in a European country, let alone flourish there is a thought that seems almost too good to be true, for most people at least. However, it is possible and Farzana Hai can tell you how!

August 22, 2022
August 22, 2022

Boho jewellery: All colours under the sky

Versatile enough to wear on traditional or western clothing, the boho trend is blazing a bold trail across the fashion scene and the magic seems to be catching on. One of the best ways to rock boho or hippie jewellery is to give it a plain canvas so that the outfit does not interfere with the bold interplay of colours, textures and designs of the ornaments.

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

Airline Sleeper Coach in Economy Class?

Not one to compromise on service quality, and having received a number of accolades for the same attribute in recent times, Air New Zealand is now set to give its economy class passengers a smoother flying experience on mid and long-haul flights. Bunk beds for the economy class would mean a definitive goodbye to stiff necks and legs, armrest wars with the next passenger and guarantee generally happier clients. The concept of what they call the “Skynest” has been in conception for about five years now and is set to make its debut in 2024.