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Five rules of fitness

May 25, 2018 07:33 AM

We have all been there. Losing weight can be really difficult and sometimes, even when it feels like you are doing everything right, your clothes still fit the same, and the scale just won’t budge. But have your ever thought that you may actually be hindering your progress by following misguided or outdated advice? Like eating too few calories, or cutting down on an essential food group? We consulted experts and narrowed down the top five things that you could possibly be doing wrong while trying to lose weight.

The ideal breakfast

May 18, 2018 10:20 AM

They say breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. But many of us barely have time for a good, scrumptious breakfast before we head out the door in the morning. At best, we grab a piece of toast or an apple or a banana. And during hot summer months, we aren’t often in the mood for fried eggs or heavy meals either.

Journaling through art

May 18, 2018 09:00 AM

Although it sounds pretty extravagant, art journal is similar to a regular journal. It just incorporates colors, images, patterns, collages and other similar stuff other than just your handwriting. It can be used any way the artist or the owner of the journal wants to use it.

Girls with glasses

May 18, 2018 08:40 AM

Most women who wear glasses tend to neglect their eye makeup. After all, who cares about meticulously applied eye liner that’s hidden behind a huge pair of glasses, right? But the truth is, like any other makeup, there is a trick to making your eyes look beautiful even while having glasses on.

Curating your Instagram feed

May 11, 2018 09:07 AM

Instagram pretty much rules our lives these days. But no matter how much effort you put in to post nice pictures and make the overall layout look good, something feels amiss. Then you stumble across all these feeds that look so well thought out and managed and you wish you could do something similar.

Decoding dyslexia

May 11, 2018 08:39 AM

People with dyslexia have difficulty reading letters and words but it’s a learning disability that has nothing to do with their intelligence. Even though it is misunderstood and thus largely misdiagnosed as well, dyslexia is a very common problem in today’s kids and adults.

Short and simple workout

May 11, 2018 08:14 AM

The benefits of being active go far beyond losing weight or getting a body worth flaunting just in time for summer. Routine physical exercise strengthens the heart and lungs, improves energy levels and, studies have shown that, it even prevents many chronic diseases from developing.

Good Reads

May 4, 2018 10:05 AM

An Almond for a Parrot, Mencius and Love From Lexie

Staying safe: The eight basic rules of staying safe while traveling

April 27, 2018 14:39 PM

Few things are more exciting than traveling internationally. When going abroad, you get to experience all the beautiful cultures that make up our world. Many people are wary of international travel, however, fearing that it is dangerous.

Mango mania

April 27, 2018 09:27 AM

It’s finally that time of the year again when we get to savor kilos and kilos of mangoes in any way that we can. And although mangoes taste just as good by itself, it does not hurt to try out something new with it. We bring you a bunch of easy recipes using mangoes that you can make in your kitchen.

The pursuit of happiness

April 27, 2018 08:48 AM

Everyone wants to be happy. But happiness is an elusive concept. Philosophers and psychologists have long sought to define it but there is no way to actually pin it down. More than simply just positive mood, happiness is a state of wellbeing that encompasses living a good life, with a sense of meaning and satisfaction.

All you need to know about allergies

April 27, 2018 08:30 AM

Allergies are an incredibly common condition. As Dr Amit Amatya, associate professor and dermatologist at Patan Academy of Health Science and Patan Hospital respectively, says, “A popular quote goes one can be allergic to anything and everything under the sun, including the sun.” According to him, even things like water and ayurvedic/herbal medicines that many assume can’t cause allergies can be the culprits.

Preventing workout injuries

April 27, 2018 08:06 AM

We may not realize it now but small mistakes while working out can do great harm to our body in the long run. Experts say that most injuries occur either because of people’s negligence or hesitance to ask for help. And also because small injuries like a pulled muscle or a sprain are often overlooked they can lead to bigger problems over time. But preventing workout mistakes and hence injuries is actually really simple, says Kumar Thapa, fitness instructor at Fitness Park Gym in Sundhara, Kathmandu. Here he outlines some common mistakes that we must avoid at all costs while getting our much-needed daily dose of exercise.

Pushing a little soul into Sessions

April 20, 2018 11:31 AM

When Yomari Sessions first hit our music scene it was a breath of fresh air. The live single-take performances were all about authenticity and originality. Further, being a platform specifically for independent bands, it gave us – the viewers – a new perspective into the Nepali music scape as well.

Good Reads

April 20, 2018 10:35 AM

In Twisted, Kellerman skillfully weaves together at least three threads of stories into one overall picture of the life of Petra Connor, one of LAPD’s female detectives.

Summer treats

April 20, 2018 08:31 AM

Although it took quite some time for the weather to leave behind the winter chills, summer is finally here. If the forecast is anything to go by then, for Nepal, the summer of 2018 is all set to be one of the hottest ones this decade.

Beginners guide to calisthenics

April 20, 2018 08:09 AM

Calisthenics is a form of exercise that uses only body weight to build strength, lose weight and develop stamina. The best part about calisthenics training is that you will need very little or no equipments to perform it.

Minimal makeup

April 20, 2018 07:53 AM

Summer is finally here and with summer comes sweat. The makeup you so diligently apply before you head to work in the morning will probably not last the day. So, if constant reapplication isn’t something you have time for, your best bet at staying put together and composed is by following the less is more rule.

It’s time to party!

April 13, 2018 13:39 PM

Wondering where to celebrate the Nepali New Year’s eve tonight or the New Year tomorrow? Look no further. We have compiled a list of fun events around town that you might want to head to with your family and friends to usher in 2075 BS.

Good Reads

April 13, 2018 11:22 AM

Knowledge is Power, The Philosopher’s Flight and Goodbye, Vitamin