The Week Bureau

The contributor for Republica.

Education systems around the world

Published On: February 14, 2020 11:42 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Education systems, especially in the recent years, have been quite a topic of conversation. And for good reasons. With mental health becoming a growing concern and schools often being viewed as a preliminary institution responsible for producing a docile workforce, it’s only understandable why people wish to see a drastic change in the field. Here we bring you different education systems around the world.

Wake up and make up

Published On: February 14, 2020 09:45 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

23-year-old Pooja Magar never thought she would become a makeup artist. And such a fantastic one at that. Her life was pretty much set when she started working as a radiographer at Siddhi Polyclinic in Dillibazar, Kathmandu. Makeup had always been a hobby for her. She used to put soft layers of powder and eyeshadows on kids around her house and post them on Instagram. That was it.

Giving a good presentation

Published On: February 14, 2020 09:13 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Some love attention, some hate crowds and some are simply meh about it, but there’s one thing that you can never avoid in your life. And no, it’s not the common cold. It’s giving presentations.

What’s the worst commercial you’ve come across in the recent times?

Published On: February 14, 2020 08:53 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Advertisements are necessary and they are fun to watch too. We all remember that one advertisement that we watched while growing up that stuck with us and kept replaying in our heads all the time. We feel advertisements today have lost that appeal because competition comes before creativity with most advertisers doing anything to glorify their products. We asked a few people around town which has been their least favorite advertisement in the recent times.

No stopping them

Published On: February 14, 2020 08:52 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

It’s always nice to see stereotypes and preset notions being challenged and defied. In the past few years, we have seen an increase in the number of plus-size women on screen and walking the ramp. As glamorous as it might look, the women haven’t had it easy. But nothing has stopped them from achieving what they wanted to either. Here they share their stories.

The basics of photography

Published On: February 14, 2020 07:39 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

There are a gazillion modes to shoot on and you’ve no idea what to do and sometimes the photos come out too dark while others come out too overexposed. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

Mastering the art of multitasking

Published On: February 7, 2020 12:43 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Usually you’re doing it before it even registers; multitasking. When your head is all over the place, and your to-do list even more so, it’s time to cram weeks’ worth of work in a few days. And how do you get it done? That’s right, by doing multiple things at the same time.

How to become more flexible

Published On: February 7, 2020 12:38 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Many people—even ones who exercise regularly—often overlook the advantages of increasing their flexibility. Flexibility—alongside cardiovascular activities and strength—is one of the six pillars of fitness. (The other three are nutrition, rest and meditation.) Being more flexible can improve your balance and stability, reduce your chances of being heavily injured (even after a serious accident) and prevent arthritis in the long run. Additionally, flexible muscles are also the ones that get stronger quicker and help you exercise more effectively. Here are some tips that will help you improve your flexibility.

Drawing tips for beginners

Published On: February 7, 2020 11:41 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Art’s kinda difficult. Even with motivation coursing through your veins, sometimes you can’t do anything but mess up. Along with talent and inspiration, you need skills and techniques to make that masterpiece.

Eight underrated cities to visit in 2020

Published On: February 7, 2020 10:44 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

If you look at travel magazines or browse through online articles for ideas on where you should vacation next, it’s always the same few cities that make it to the top of the list. These places have their charm, no doubt, but they tend to be overcrowded (especially during the travel season) and are perhaps too commercial as well. But surely, these few places aren’t the only ones with magnificent views, architecture, and culture. In fact, there are several relatively unheard-of cities that have just as much to offer. These places along with being economical (due to their relatively less popularity) are usually untouched by mainstream culture and have a unique identity of their own. Here is a list of eight such cities you can visit in 2020.

What do you miss the most about your childhood?

Published On: February 7, 2020 10:27 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

As children, most of us couldn’t wait to grow up. Adults around us got to go to bed late at night, they could eat whatever they wanted and they could go places without anybody’s help or permission. But now that we are adults ourselves, we finally see what an illusion that was and many of us long to go back to our childhood when things were way simpler and all you had to do was sleep, play, and eat. We asked a few people what they missed the most about their childhood. Here’s what they had to say.

Traveling on a student budget

Published On: January 31, 2020 12:49 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Many of us imagine traveling to the most exotic places of the world, alone or with friends. But sadly, as students and young people in general, though we have the time and energy to visit and explore new places, it’s the financial aspect that we often have trouble with. So, do we have to wait until we’re professionally successful to finally travel the world? Not really. There are many places around the world that are student budget-friendly, with many affordable lodging options including hostels, inexpensive local food and an overall hospitable environment for young people who want to travel. Here is a list of countries that one can easily travel to on a student budget.

Super healthy food

Published On: January 31, 2020 12:14 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

All of us want to eat well and stay fit but not many of us know how to do that. Here are some foods you can incorporate in your diet to start eating healthy.

Morning rituals

Published On: January 31, 2020 12:03 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

A healthy morning routine sets the tone of the day. Here we have rounded up what some phenomenal personalities do in the early hours to inspire you to make the most of your mornings.

Inspiration for eco-friendly living

Published On: January 31, 2020 11:52 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Being environmentally aware and trying to live a zero-waste, low carbon and no plastic life are what many of us strive for (at least those of us who are aware of the ongoing climate crisis and want to play an active part in preventing/reversing the damage). Though the idea of eco-friendly living seems easy on paper, it’s especially difficult to put it into practice as our lives are so heavily dependent on mass production and non-renewable energy sources.

Staying energized

Published On: January 31, 2020 11:40 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

There might have been days when you have felt so tired in the middle of a workday that all you wanted to do was go home and curl up in bed. Fatigue is quite common especially in today’s context when people aren’t extremely aware of what they are putting into their bodies and have hectic schedules to boot. Here’s what you can do to keep your energy levels up throughout the day.

If you had the world’s attention for five minutes, what would you say?

Published On: January 31, 2020 10:58 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Having the whole world’s attention is a big deal—it’s not something most of us get in our entire lives. But just in case you did have the world’s attention for five minutes, how would you spend them? The Week asked some people and most of the answers we got were advice and concerns about the environment. Read on for more.

Best of Instagram’s photographers

Published On: January 24, 2020 12:18 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

It’s no secret that Instagram is to photography what YouTube is to music. Thanks to Instagram, selfie-addicts to wildlife photographers have found a platform where they can share their photos and give and take instant feedback.

Psychology tricks that actually work

Published On: January 24, 2020 12:06 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The worst thing about psychology tricks is that you forget them. Want to know why you forget them? Simply because they aren’t interesting enough to remember in the long run. Yeah, looking someone in the eye might make you seem friendlier and thus approachable and honest but that’s probably the last thing you’re thinking of when you’re looking to make friends.

Eye makeup trends for 2020

Published On: January 24, 2020 11:36 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

As times change, so do the makeup trends. And this year it seems like most makeup trends have to do with the eyes. Here, we have listed out some of our favorite eye makeup trends for 2020 that are interesting and practical with instructions on how to get these looks.