To believe or not to believe

November 23, 2019 09:31 am

In Nepal, we follow plenty of superstitions without even thinking twice.  We have them engrained so well in our day to day affairs that we act first and then think about them. The other day during dinner I asked for a green chilly.  My grandson brought one to me and put it in a plate, though I had my hand out.  Traditionally chilly is not put directly in someone’s hand.  He also believed putting a chilly directly into someone’s hand invites fighting. Later I thought about it and had a good laugh. I don’t think he even considered it for a bit, because it had become a habit where certain things are done spontaneously.  The above incident reminded me of another instance from a long time ago.

Keeping things interesting

November 15, 2019 08:22 am

When was the last time you did something for the first time? Most of us are creatures of habit and because college and work can be pretty demanding, we also usually follow a set routine day in and day out for most part of the year. But sometimes you have to spice things up to keep life interesting.

One-off things that you do like an occasional detox or running an annual marathon aren’t going to impact your overall health all that much. It’s the things that you do on a regular basis that can significantly boost your health and energy levels. Here are six simple habits that can go a long way in keeping you healthy and happy.

We aren’t going to tell you to drink water, exercise or meditate in the morning. We are sure you already know how essential they are for your physical and mental wellbeing. Instead, these morning rituals that we swear by will change the way you function on a daily basis and look at life in general.

Tooth Decay is not a curse

May 4, 2019 08:19 am

Tooth decay is simply a disease that is caused by different bacteria “Dante Kira” and is an irreversible demineralization of the tooth structure. The tooth decay is the outcome of what we do with our teeth. If we consume more chocolate, sweets, we might develop the disease. The ghosts “the bacteria” are there and they love sweets. Those bacteria are the acid producing machine and the acid is the enemy of our tooth. The acid causes tooth decay.

Consistency A superpower

April 26, 2019 08:34 am

All of us either have something we want to start doing in our lives or a habit we want to incorporate into our everyday routines. It could be something as small as getting up at five in the morning or signing up for classes to learn a new language. Starting these things are easy enough.

V for Vegan

April 19, 2019 07:43 am

Going vegan is actually a piece of cake, say the vegans we spoke to but, according to experts, a vegan lifestyle can be challenging, especially health wise. One has to find alternate food sources to compensate for the required nutrients such as proteins, minerals, and vitamins that are mainly found in meat and dairy products.

Healthy habits

April 12, 2019 08:41 am

Often times, you do something thinking it’s good for your health and fitness. But you couldn’t be more misguided. Here are some common misconceptions and habits that could potentially put your wellbeing at risk.

Musings of occasional drinker

November 17, 2018 00:15 am

Drinking is universally accepted as a normal practice across cultures and societies notwithstanding its perilous implications on health. The world may never have seen the drinking habit of one guy (read Bret Ka vanaugh, recently installed the United States Supreme Court Justice) until it triggered such an impassioned discourse.

The art of gratitude

September 28, 2018 08:48 am

Gratitude is a virtue that can help you stay positive in life. Being grateful doesn’t mean convincing yourself of some bogus notion that everything is fine when it’s not. But it means you choose to focus your time and attention on what you appreciate.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Do you think children's using mobile (smart) phone is the trend of time and you are allowing your children hooked to smart phone?

BERLIN, Oct 26: Zookeepers at Berlin’s main animal park are hoping to cure a young female panda’s habit of walking backwards by introducing her to one of life’s most precious pleasures: sex.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Mega Bank Nepal Ltd has started a campaign named 'Nanima Lageko Bani: Aaja Bachau, Jindagi Bhari Ramau' aimed at inculcating the habit of saving from the young age.

Breaking a habit

December 22, 2016 23:59 pm

Addictions usually start when a person feels lonely or has conditioned himself to think that for him to be able to achieve some task, they need something.

Creatures of habit

November 25, 2016 03:00 am

Tomorrow, the habit takes hold again. And tomorrow never comes.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Mega Bank has launched a campaign named "Nanima Lageko Baani:  Aja Bachau - Jindagi Bhari Ramau".