The Week Bureau

The contributor for Republica.

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.

What was your favorite fairytale growing up?

Published On: January 24, 2020 09:17 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Fairytales are usually the first stories we hear and it somehow never leaves us. These stories are often what shape our perception of the world and make us think about things we wouldn’t have given much thought to otherwise. Fairytales might seem like simple stories but, if you think about it, they are so much more. We asked some people which fairytale has stuck with them over the years and why. Here are their answers.

Bathroom décor ideas

Published On: January 17, 2020 11:58 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

A little styling goes a long way, and that is true especially in case of the bathroom, which is an area of the house that is usually overlooked in terms of décor. You see all these images of fabulous bathrooms on Pinterest and it makes you want to renovate yours too, but budget constraints won’t always allow for it. However, there are little tweaks that can help you transform an otherwise boring space.

For extra hydration

Published On: January 17, 2020 11:52 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

You might have noticed that your skin gets very dry during winter and you have to put in a lot of effort to make sure it looks and feels supple. Although moisturizing creams do a good job of keeping your skin smooth and fresh, there are many equally great products out there that can keep your skin in good shape all throughout winter. Here are some products you can use in case you are looking to give your skin the extra nourishment it needs.

Into the world of books

Published On: January 17, 2020 11:11 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

It’s only in rare instances that we come across strangers with familiar souls. Sometimes they come from the same place as us. Sometimes it’s the way their thoughts blend with ours—intangible and inseparable. And sometimes it’s the quirky habits, unapologetic hobbies, and inextinguishable interests that bind us together.

To share and to grow

Published On: January 17, 2020 11:07 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Kapell Pal says he has always been an imaginative person which is why photography appeals to him. It’s been around seven years that he has been actively taking photos and he can’t even think of not doing so anymore. So, he regularly posts his photos on the Facebook page, Click Nepal.

Fashionable but the sustainable way

Published On: January 17, 2020 10:46 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Now that the sustainability wave has hit us in various aspects of our lives, it’s high time we figure out how to incorporate sustainability into our fashion and style. Fashion is often seen as unethical, polluting or anti-environment (we have heard activists disrupting fashion shows, protests against fur, fast fashion, etc.).

Monochrome photography

Published On: January 17, 2020 10:26 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

You simply can’t deny that there is a subtle charm in black and white photography. Contemporary photographers often choose to go monochromatic to make their images more dramatic or emotive. Monochromatic photos also help you appreciate the content and the subject of the photo without getting distracted by the colors. Here are eight ways you can improve your monochromatic photography skills in order to take intense and gripping black and white photos.