4d ago| Food & Recipes

5 sandwiches to relish in hot weather

Between two slices of bread, a great number of ingredients can be mixed and matched to create a class favourite, a food that we know by the name sandwich. Sandwiches are insanely easy to prepare and delicious sandwiches can be prepared from simple and readily available ingredients. If you are a fan of sandwich like me, you can put together different kinds of sandwiches throughout the year to treat yourself, and your friends and family. The days right now are hot and humid, so here are 5 simple but scrumptious sandwich recipes that you can use when you are looking to eat something fresh and light. These sandwiches are also quick, healthy, and budget-friendly.

4d ago| Life & Living

Single and happy

There are many reasons why men and women today shun the institution of marriage. One of the key reasons is they believe in meeting new people and keeping their options open for better companionship, which is an important key to happiness. Preferring freedom over commitment, these individuals crave open experiences rather than family life and are happy to live their lives free of any kind of obligation.

4d ago| Life & Living

Relationship Matters: Confused relationships

Our relationships and how we navigate them keep evolving with the times. Often, we find questions or worries so personal that they can only be shared with a stranger, but any random stranger is no real solace! Nor is the advice safe. With that in mind, Star Lifestyle brings to you a brand-new relationship advice column from certified experts. This hopes to tackle the host of worries, questions and forks in roads of the relationships plane that includes the personal, professional to psychological. Read on for insights, and shoot us your concerns, even anonymously at lifestyleds@yahoo.com, or send us a message on Star Lifestyle's Facebook page.

1w ago| Food & Recipes

The Fourth Dimension

Tucked in a quiet corner behind the busy chatter of urban Dhaka, she is truly a hidden gem that speaks elegance and gastronomy in the same breath. It’s like finding a cute little European family home that beckons the oft-finicky gourmet to a few tricks up her sleeve. You can easily mistake her for someone’s house in Dhaka, and drive right past it.

1w ago| Life & Living

Hawa sari, t-shirts and merchandise: secret behind the fascination

If you are thinking that Hawa, the Chanchal Chowdhury and Nazifa Tushi starrer is simply facing the first few days of success, that is usual of any good movie, then you are simply clueless. The movie written and directed by Mejbaur Rahman Sumon is facing an implausible triumph, one that is only synonymous with blockbuster hits. Fans had gone wild even before the movie was released. They were wearing the Hawa sari, and Hawa T-shirts, carrying the Hawa merchandise and even humming to the famous ‘Shada-Kala’ tune while boarding a rickshaw. It’s as if the film had created a cult following, who were hung up on setting the records straight for once: that Bangladeshi movies could generate a buzz similar to any of their global counterpart.

Is napping harmful now?

After studying 60,686 individuals who provided information on their napping habits four times between 2006 and 2019, the researchers have come to the conclusion that individuals who napped frequently have a 12 percent higher chance of developing high blood pressure and a 24 percent higher chance of having a stroke as opposed to people who never nap.

Hot pink — The colour of 2022

After two difficult years of struggling with COVID-19, fashion designers worldwide wanted something fun to brighten up their surroundings, so this year, they decided to bring back the bright and bold hot pink. Yes! You heard it right, hot pink is the colour of 2022 and this season, we have seen many shades of hot pink in fashion week, starting from Dior, Valentino, Versace to Alexander McQueen everyone is offering various shades of pink.

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

The Potter’s Community in Bogura

Every country has its own heritage crafts. While we may have many, from weaving authentic Jamdani to knitting bamboo baskets, very few people know about their history and traditions. Today, in this article we will be talking about one of our most talked about heritages: the art of pottery making and the village that stays awake in keeping our pottery heritages alive. The Bengali term for Pottery making is ‘mritshilpo’, which mostly specifies the maneuver of the craft: the soil of Bangladesh.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

New Theme Nights Buffet Dinner at Elements

“Elements” the all-day dining restaurant of InterContinental Dhaka has recently revamped its buffet dinner. Guests can relish five different theme nights throughout the week. The guests will not only get to taste different flavours but also have the chance to experience different types of cuisines every day.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Secret to Neetu Kapoor’s beauty

Veteran actress Neetu Kapoor comes back to the spotlight — with a different art form this time. The actress recently shared with the world her own simple-yet-delicious oatmeal recipe via Instagram Stories. She has been known for her love of cooking for a while now. The actress recently appeared to share her speciality treats on Dance Dewaane Juniours, a reality show.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Self-care to help with mum burnout

Mothers nowadays are trying to do it all — work and parenting — with a schedule that seems to get busier every day. With sleepless nights, an early work routine, pumping schedules, school events, work deadlines, and the need to provide quality time to children, mothers have their hands (and arms and legs) full. Mental and physical exhaustion, also known as mum burnout, can lead to dire consequences not just for them, but for children too

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

How physical punishment harms children

Raising your hand or voice, for that matter, on a child simply because they are weak and younger than you in age, is an act of cowardice on the part of the parent. Some fantastic and in-depth research has been done in this field. Psychologists and paediatricians both agree that physical abuse is extremely harmful for a child, having both physiological and mental consequences. Abuse comes in many forms and what is equally surprising is that a lot of parents have no idea that many of their actions can count as abuse.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Traits of the happiest country in the world

The annual survey that ranks countries according to how happy its citizens think they are, have found Finland to yet again top the list, according to criteria such as a high GDP per capita, a healthy social support system among friends and family, good life expectancy, freedom of choice, little to no corruption in the government and the business world, and generosity in charity or community service. Countries with all or most of these factors rank high on the list of happiness as their citizens feel a sense of security in living there, and are able to form trusting relationships with their governments.

July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022

Your guide to the floating guava market of Bhimruli, Pirojpur

Whenever you think of floating markets selling fresh vegetables and fruit, the Cabiao floating market in Philippines or Damnoen Saduak market of Thailand comes to mind first. In Bangladesh however, not many people know about the floating markets that are in operation in the division of Barishal, one of them is situated in Pirojpur, famous for guavas that are sold during its peak season.

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

Warning signs of a heat stroke

With record breaking heat waves being experienced all over the world, heat stroke is a very real risk that many of us will face even without realising. A heatstroke, also called a sun stroke, is the most serious form of harm caused by exposure to extreme heat, usually indicated by a core body temperature of 104°C. But there are warning signs of a heatstroke in the making, and we can all look out for the following symptoms to help avoid it for ourselves and prevent it in the people around you.

July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

A guide to kalai ruti of Chapai Nawabganj: Recipe, accompaniments, and where to eat

If you are going to Chapai Nawabganj, you must try out kalai ruti. That's what everyone said when I was planning a trip there. And so, I did, and I didn't regret it. The question of regret comes from the premise that kalai ruti is, after all, a ruti. I mean, how magically delicious can ruti be? My expectations were not that high. With that almost arrogant low expectation, I tried out this Chapai Nawabganj specialty, but it left me pleasantly surprised.

July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

Enjoy Free Swimming with “Seafood Extravaganza” weekend Dinner Buffet at ATTITUDE Restaurant, Holiday Inn Dhaka City Centre

This monsoon, Holiday Inn Dhaka City Centre, the newest 5-Star Hotel in the City brings to you “Seafood Extravaganza” a Weekend Seafood Dinner Buffet every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at ATTITUDE Restaurant which is the All-Day Dining multi-cuisine restaurant of the Hotel.