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  • Skincare during Monsoon

    The rain is here, giving us some relief from the heat that June-July is about to pack in. The clouds are roaring and it is pouring rain when it is not hot from the constant sunshine. Your skin, just like the seasons, change their needs because the environment is now different.

  • Organising the kitchen properly in 3 simple steps

    With a significant decrease in the number of deliveries ordered and less dining happening outside in the current situation, many of us now find ourselves spending longer periods of time with children and other family members at home, 24/7.

  • Father’s Day this summer

    Moods and tempers may be as turbulent as ever, but that does not mean you have to drop a good occasion to celebrate, particularly Fathers’ Day.

  • Five essential ways to deep clean the house

    Our homes deserve a thorough cleaning at least once a year. Now that most of us are under house arrest, this might be a very good time for that deep cleaning, to alleviate your boredom if nothing else.

  • The Fun in Science

    Science, the study of the surrounding world, can be rather intimidating despite being so fascinating. Learning about how different aspects of the world operate in classrooms can become very uneventful, especially for children.

  • Dos and don’ts in dealing with the coronavirus

    It is easy to understand that just about anyone would be stressed out over a public health emergency. It is also important to address the situation by staying informed, and being kind and supportive to each other.

  • Gardening children

    Seeing your child coming home all dirty/muddy is not a sight most mothers would entertain with a smile, considering the amount of effort it would take to clean them up again. However, mothers also know this is an essential part of growing up, as they themselves

  • Dirt is good

    The slogan reads ‘dirt is good,’ and the mother in me skipped a beat. I mean what mother would tolerate their precious toddlers and kids rolling in the dirt, playing with mud or making mud stoves, pots and pans, or even toy animals and planes?

  • Rose Water for Skin Care

    A time tested beauty element, rose water is a popular ingredient in many skincare products all around the world today, because of its countless benefits.

  • Dandruff and hair care for men

    Look for dandruff specific products that target your problem and try to incorporate them into your routines.

  • Lip care for the winter

    Unlike other parts of the body, the skin of the lips is a lot thinner, making it more prone to dehydration, especially during the fast approaching cold winters. Without properly moisture, they look dry, and chapped when dehydrated.

  • Baby lotion for all

    With winter almost here, it is time to not only make sure your baby is well protected and warm at all times, but ensure your child’s overall well-being. This also includes maintaining the pH levels of your baby’s skin as well, including keeping it soft and supple with the right baby lotion.

  • Screen time for children

    With an increasing addiction o screens — omputer games, social media, TV, and so on— children are getting less and less enthusiastic about outdoor activities and sports, sinking into sedentary lifestyles. True, screen time on computers or smartphones have benefits, but excess of it causes a range of harmful effects.

  • Face Massages – Secret to youthfulness

    If done right, face massages can be thought of as an equivalent to the fountain of youth.

  • Liquid detergents — say goodbye to laundry hassles

    You know that feeling when you take out your laundry and still find unsavoury clumps, or stains of powder detergent, the same detergent that was meant to clean your clothes.

  • Coffee, mate?

    With tea, we always seem to have a wide selection of snacks to serve as sides, be it alu-puri, toast or muri. However, it gets more difficult with coffee, and even harder so when it is served cold.

  • Rev up the regular roti

    Start off with a large piece of roti on a pan, and cover half of it with a mixture of seasoned chicken or beef, add on some green onions and cilantro for crunch and cheese to your taste.

  • Monsoon predicaments

    Intermittent rain, the preceding humidity, and the scorching sun combination common to monsoon days is a recipe that often makes for the spread of the common cold, flu, and also fever. Annoying and painful normally, these can become serious if not taken care of.

  • What’s in a Jar?

    A jar is not just for use as a showpiece or having a plant grow in. To some, it might be the next best thing after a plate. A jar is the

  • When to throw your makeup

    Everything has an expiration date, even makeup. Although we do not always realise this, but use of expired makeup can have harmful effects on our skin. When I was younger, I was under the impression that I could keep my makeup forever. After all, I spent so much money on them!

  • Four-year undergrad to-do list

    We all feel like adults after graduating from high-school and like to believe that we are ready to attack the undergrad life. You might have a well thought out plan to executive these four years perfectly, but just know, it might not always work out. However, the time

  • Space management

    Imagine having your guests feel like hiking in your home as they climb over or walk around the too many things that you have left lying around. That is exactly what it looks like when space is not managed right.

  • Turmeric: a godsend for skincare

    An age old remedy for not one but a plethora of problems, Turmeric is a godsend to help us deal with all our skin problems and more.

  • Neem: a time-tested ingredient

    For all natural beauty and skin-care routines, Neem (Indian Lilac, Azadirachta indica) holds an unparalleled place.

  • Skincare

    Skincare for summer

    Skincare is perhaps one of the most important, but also least understood in importance, amid all of our self-care requirements. We often recommend a balanced diet for a hale and hearty immune system.

  • Know your hand wash!

    There are innumerable hand care products these days- hand and nail creams, balms, hand cuticle cream, hand gel cleansers, hand manicure butter, hand sanitisers, and of course, the hand wash.

  • Blend it till you make it

    Makeup of all sorts, colours, finishes, and textures have been in the talks for a very long time now. And it's about time we all learn a thing or two so that we can all look our best. As a makeup enthusiast, I would say that makeup is a form of art, used by many to express themselves and their creativity.

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    Moisture around the edges

    With the arrival of spring, sweaters and jackets are already replaced with lightweight, full-sleeve tees. But often forgotten is the need to change our skincare routines.

  • Understanding foreign currency accounts

    As Bangladeshi residents and citizens, we are often in requirement of foreign currency for travel and to remit outside of our country.

  • Winter skincare regimen

    For girls like us, it is very important to follow a set routine, summer or winter. It is actually a common misconception among most of us that people with oily skin should not moisturise.