FYI | The Daily Star
  • Bitter is the new sweet

    Soft drinks and fastfood raise cholesterol and blood sugar levels. A glass of korola juice a day, keeps blood sugars low and bad cholesterol away. Still not convinced? Do not cry when you are 40 and need insulin shots.

  • Living with phobias

    Be it standing on the top floor of Bashundhara City or spying on a spider high on the bathroom wall, or even avoiding your relative's unusually small lift— deep down you know you are afraid. These fears that feed on you are phobias, which have names and their strange games.

  • Comfy in cotton

    That naturally means lots of exposure to the outside environment. While there is plenty to be excited about with Baishakh, one thing is not; the summer heat!

  • Checklist for Baishakh

    Being a festival of colour and new beginnings, it is no surprise that you want even the nitty-gritty details of your Pahela Baishakh to be perfect. From the right outfit, to the right home decor, to the ideal food — the list is endless! Yet, as we loom closer to the most anticipated event in the Bengali calendar, the mental to-do list seems more daunting by the minute.

  • Importance of Stretching

    After those mandatory, and somewhat annoying morning stretches in the 7th grade, most of us have not looked back to giving our limbs some freedom.

  • Thinking back on black and white- the masters of monochrome

    In our modern lives the maximum impact of black and white often comes in the form of Instagram filters, and that too only when the mood to strike a chord or pose grips us, for some reason or another.

  • Getting re-acquainted with petroleum jelly

    For skin and cuticles, just pat a bit of water and a little bit of the jelly on the surface. You will immediately moisturise the area by locking in the moisture.

  • Mad about kites!

    Etched into the traditions of Bengal, kites have a long and colourful history. For centuries the festive kites have graced the clear-blue skies of the subcontinent, uniting people of various ethnicities.

  • All about fragrances

    All about fragrances

    Your everyday perfume is a part of what makes you who you are. It gives wearers a presence and a pleasant fragrant never fails to leave a lingering impression.

  • Why it's Worth It

    There's a reason it's the most popular shape. A well-cut round stone generally sparkles the most. Diamond cutters have been refining the proportions for more than 100 years. Classic and timeless, this can definitely accentuate your personal style.

  • Christmas carols: Bengali kirtans

    Christmas around the world is synonymous with presents, good food and carols. For Bangladesh and the people's affinity for music, it

  • Finding the glittering gems

    There are quite a lot of places around Dhaka City where you can discuss about your zodiac and learn about it in detail. Places like Gems

  • Sneaky veggies for picky carnivores

    Babies go through picky eating in their cute, helpless growing ages. It's how they first tell their mothers about the lack of variety

  • World AIDS Day

    Notorious for being known as one of the gravest pandemics, AIDS (Acquired Immuno-deficiency Syndrome) is a destructive disease that attacks the body's immune system and is caused by HIV, the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus.

  • Hatirjheel Dog Walkers Club

    Hatirjheel Dog Walkers Club

    Having a pet is a huge commitment; some might say, it is no less than having a child. Pets are your go-to companion and a friend you can always seek for comfort.

  • Halloween party

    The origin of Halloween

    The candy laden and costume parading Halloween of popular culture owes its beginnings to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.

  • Will the real Count Dracula please stand up?

    More than anything, he preferred the horrible ways of impalement to torture and execute his enemies. Moreover, to warn his enemies of his strict moral code, he would create a display of the decaying corpses, hanging from the stakes.

  • Be a conscious eater

    Nutrition labels on food packages debuted in the food industry in 2005. Although they may have gone unnoticed, the food labels have become more accurate and elaborate throughout their evolution.

  • A beginner's guide to cutting out sugar

    Sugar cravings may just feel like a small spree when you consume a handful of sugary goodness. But those sprees can last quite a while and become the calorie equivalent of full course meals before you know it.

  • Celebrating Eid-ul-Azha the cleanliness edition

    The Eid of sacrifice is less than a week away. The cattle are arriving, tickets are being booked and recipes are being dusted out.

  • Pros and Cons of Red Meat

    The love for red meat knows no bounds especially when Eid-ul-Azha is just around the corner. You could be one of the passionate buyers intensely searching through the herd in Gabtoli

  • Hilsha export ban

    Hilsa gets GI registration

    GI, short for Geographical Indication, is a system of marking products for their particular geographic origin based on heritage and possession of special qualities or reputation.

  • Acne and treatment

    Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples/acne.

  • Painting your home — not as seen on TV

    After countless advertisements on 'painting your own home and getting a new life', the long dormant, creative gene of some viewers is awoken with a rumble.

  • 5 things you should do before you turn 25

    Many a times, the youth feel that they have all the time in the world to make decisions. But this is the time to lay the foundation right. So, take yourself seriously.

  • Choosing the right skin serum

    Any avid beauty product user will just gush about skin serums and how they have worked actual miracles. From the newly initiated user's perspective, the horizon is not that clear.

  • ICE – In Case Of Emergency

    Imagine you are stuck alone in the lift between two floors and there is no electricity. The doors are closed and your mobile has lost network.

  • Pest control

    Sneakily creeping and crawling behind furniture and secretly invading your buildings to your utter dismay, pests can easily put a damper on a joyful habitat.

  • Fly prepared

    This is a common mistake we are all guilty of.

  • Stevia — a wonder of nature

    According to a 2013 study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, 17 percent of adults in Bangladesh are either overweight or obese.