The Week Bureau

The contributor for Republica.

What has influenced you the most in life?

Published On: March 13, 2020 10:49 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

The environment children grow up in and the things that surround them during their childhood shape their lives to a great extent. But out of all the things that move and inspire us, everyone has that one moment, book, person, movie, quote or experience that stays with them forever. It is what we turn to when things look bleak or what motivates us to keep going when we think we can’t. Here, some people share their secrets.

Know your green tea

Published On: March 6, 2020 10:50 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Green tea is popular and for good reasons—it’s long been linked to multiple health benefits. Most studies have found that green tea drinkers are in better health than those who don’t drink tea at all.

Power up; Boost your immune system

Published On: March 6, 2020 10:24 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Masks and hand sanitizers can only do so much in keeping infections at bay. But the only way you can keep yourself safe from diseases is if you strengthen your immune system. Here are eight simply ways in which you can do that.

Nature at its best

Published On: March 6, 2020 10:07 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Traveling to new places and observing the culture and architecture there is something we all look forward to but it’s often something that requires extensive planning. However, when it comes to nature and exploring the wilderness, we are lucky that we don’t need to venture too far away, as the best of it is right here in our own country.

Skincare; The Holi Edition

Published On: March 6, 2020 10:00 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Chemicals colors are the worst things about this otherwise fun and enjoyable festival. These chemicals often stay in your skin, and leave it irritated, red, and even inflamed. It causes breakouts, sometimes permanently scarring your skin, even when you have managed to get most of the color off after the festival.

To do or not to do household chores

Published On: March 6, 2020 09:55 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Chores—you can’t run from them. And yet, sadly, most still consider it to be a woman’s job. Men in the kitchen—cooking or doing the dishes—are ‘helping’ the women because they are the ‘providers’ and chores aren’t their ‘department’. Defying that very idea is one of the core notions of feminism. As Women’s day draws near and we prepare to celebrate how far we have come in terms of equality but how far we have yet to go, The Week talked to six men to find out what men today think of household responsibilities.

Getting comfortable in Heels

Published On: February 28, 2020 12:30 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Heels are popular and for good reason: They add a few inches to your height and generally make you feel more confident about yourself. Although many people complain about heels being very uncomfortable to walk in, they aren’t necessarily that bad if you know the right tricks. Here are some tips you can use to make your next outing in heels more comfortable.

Less is more

Published On: February 28, 2020 12:18 PM NPT By: The Week Bureau

You have heard about minimalism and like the concept but don’t know where to start? Apparently, living a minimalist life can create more free time, leave you with more money in your savings account, and help you lead a more purpose filled life. So, here we share five simple ways you can kickstart your minimalism journey.

Books to get you started on philosophy

Published On: February 28, 2020 10:30 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Ah, philosophy! Many of us know how important and revolutionary the genre of philosophy is but we are afraid of its complexity (fearing we’ll never understand it) and thus, rarely jump into the subject. To tell a novice philosophy reader to jump into the essays of Immanuel Kant or Jean-Paul Sartre would most likely mean they would never venture into philosophy ever again and so it’s important to start slow and, for that, philosophical fiction is the way to go. This way one can follow a story all the while being introduced to the mind-boggling world of philosophy. Here are five books that we recommend.

Your theme song

Published On: February 28, 2020 10:11 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Happiness is never a constant state. However, all of us have that one particular thing that we do that lifts our moods up and makes us feel happy about ourselves and our lives. For some, it can be knitting or watching their favorite sit-come but for most of us, it’s music. There’s something about melodies, tunes and lyrics that can make us feel really good and can instantly lift our moods. Maybe it’s the memories attached to a particular song or just the way the song makes us feel, we all have that one song we turn to to feel better. We asked some people what they considered to be their “theme song”.

Saving for that trip you want to take

Published On: February 21, 2020 11:50 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Traveling can be expensive. But you don’t need to win the lottery or take out a loan to be able to travel and travel well. You can take that trip you have been meaning to go on without breaking the bank if you are just a little wise with your money.

How to save when you just started earning

Published On: February 21, 2020 11:31 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

First salaries will always come to you with a euphoric sense of entitlement. And when that thick bundle of cash lands in your hand, you can’t help but want to spend every last paisa of it. But that’s neither practical nor logical. You can enjoy your money without letting your impulse take the steering wheel. Here are some tips on how to save a substantial amount of your salary whist indulging a little.

If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what would it be?

Published On: February 21, 2020 11:07 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

How many times have we seen something that we felt was wrong and said to ourselves, “If I could, I would have…,If it were up to me, I would…,or If I were the prime minister of the country, I would have changed such and such”? We all have our own problems and issues with the twisted ways in which the world seems to function. There are many things that irk us and that we think should change if the society is to prosper as a whole. If given a chance, what’s that one rule you would implement to make the world a better place?

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.