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A bibliophile’s recommendations

April 13, 2018 11:16 AM

Shristi Shakya loves to read but laments the fact that, in Nepal, there aren’t many book clubs or book related events. Thus she plans to create an online community for avid readers in Nepal where they can share reviews and discuss their favorite books. After all, one of the true pleasures of reading lies in sharing the stories. Here, Shakya shares eight of her all time favorite reads.

Storage solutions

April 13, 2018 09:23 AM

Lack of storage is a common problem in almost every home. No matter how big a house seems initially, space is never enough when you start living there. As you gather books, clothes, and other items (the remnants of daily life), you find that your house starts looking cluttered.

Eat right

April 13, 2018 08:55 AM

After making it a point to put yourself through grueling routines, you naturally want to see the desired results. Sweating it out for five to six times a week takes dedication so since you have already got that far with your determination, why not put in the effort to learn a few extra helpful tips that will help you reach your fitness goals?

Your guide to flossing

April 13, 2018 08:46 AM

We have always been taught to brush our teeth at least twice a day. But something equally important for good oral hygiene but often overlooked is flossing. A toothbrush can only reach so far whereas when you floss, you can actually reach all corners and nooks of your teeth and it prevents plaque very efficiently.

Picture perfect

April 13, 2018 08:32 AM

All of us spend quite some time taking photos every opportunity we get. And there are lots of things we do after taking photos for that one perfect post on Instagram. But rather than always using filters and editing your photos, why not create a look that is camera ready instead?

Surviving long haul flights

April 6, 2018 09:59 AM

Going on a vacation is always exciting. You find yourself dreaming of pristine beaches, new sights, and days of doing absolutely nothing. But getting there can sometimes be the difficult part as you will have to survive long hours in a plane, often glued to your seat with very less space to move about. Whether you are going to be on one of these crazy-long-hauls or simply dreading your next trip halfway around the world, here are some coping strategies that can help make plane ride a little more comfortable.

Sugarless treats

April 6, 2018 09:54 AM

Yes, you heard that right. There are such things are sugarless treats and in case you too want to reconfirm, we have checked they are indeed called treats because they taste just as good as other sugary baked goods.

Colorful cities around the world

April 6, 2018 09:47 AM

Cities are not just about huge skyscrapers, concrete buildings, and shopping malls. Some of the most beautiful cities around the world have imbibed aesthetic beauty through their colorful and attractive buildings.

Saving lives; Things you need to know before you donate blood

April 6, 2018 09:30 AM

Blood donations campaigns are always taking place around the city. And though many of us might want to step up to the task, it’s true that a lot of us also hesitate to do so because we don’t know what’s going to happen and, frankly speaking, a needle pricking your arm and drawing blood is always a scary concept.

Getting fit with YouTube

April 6, 2018 09:12 AM

Don’t have time to hit the gym or the money to splurge on a personal fitness instructor? There is no need to worry. YouTube can get you connected with the best trainers, dieticians, and health freaks from around the globe.

Men’s makeup

April 6, 2018 08:26 AM

Let’s get it clear for once and for all. Men do wear makeup. Maybe you just didn’t know about it. So to list out a few tips and tricks that every makeup wearing man should know, we at The Week caught up with Binita Shah from Glow to Glow, The Beauty Studio in Bhatkeko Pul, Kathmandu. She helped us form a complete makeup guide to get the no-makeup look for men. Read on to find out what she had to say.

Holding their hands

March 30, 2018 11:32 AM

About eight years ago, while in a public bus, Anita Ghale Gurung noticed two children communicating in sign language. Since then her inquisitiveness to learn Nepali sign language grew each day. “Even till today I have not mastered the art of communicating in sign language. I do face certain difficulties while trying to communicate with women at my organization. Yet I strive to learn from them every day,” says Gurung, founder of Happy Hands Nepal, an organization established for the empowerment of deaf women in Nepal.

Good Reads

March 30, 2018 08:56 AM

​Throughout your life, you have had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears.

Recreating the magic of love

March 30, 2018 08:22 AM

Have beautiful movie scenes always captivated your imagination?  Have you ever wanted a romantic escape with someone you love in the world of movies? Then here is your chance to add a little spark and spice into your life, just like in the films.

Tasty spring meals

March 30, 2018 07:53 AM

Spring brings with it longer days and pleasant weather with a good amount of sun. And what it also brings are fresh, delicious spring vegetables into our homes and kitchens.

Healing insomnia and migraine with yoga

March 30, 2018 07:36 AM

Work pressure, stress, and tension are a part and parcel of our everyday lives. The hectic urban lifestyle that most of us lead has made us vulnerable to various health problems. Among them, headaches and insomnia are two of the most commonly seen disorders.

Understanding UTI

March 30, 2018 07:26 AM

It is said that Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is so common that it affects more than 50% of women at least once in their lifetime. However, despite being so prevalent, this ailment is rarely discussed in public and is often hushed upon even in closed rooms.

Taming brows the Tumblr way

March 30, 2018 07:21 AM

Gone are the days when everybody seemed obsessed with over-plucking their eyebrows to the point where just a thin line was all that was left. Bold and bushy brows look have taken the world by storm for a while now.

Good Reads

March 23, 2018 10:01 AM

The One Thing by Gary Keller, Find Your Why and Do We Not Bleed?

Caffeine caution

March 23, 2018 09:30 AM

All over the world, March sees various women-related movements but not many know that this month is also the Caffeine Awareness Month. If you are someone who likes to start their day with a mug of steaming coffee, then the Caffeine Awareness Month is a great time to get the low down on exactly how much caffeine you are consuming in a day and if that is having any harmful effects on your body.