Studies suggest messy people are smarter but then studies have also shown that women who live in cluttered spaces are likely to have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. But for those of us with busy lifestyles, keeping our homes clean is a task that requires a lot of persistence and patience. There’s a way to go about it: Become a minimalist.
Adopting a minimalistic lifestyle is how you stop or at least curb all the gluttony that surrounds you. Make it a mission to streamline your life and live a little more simply. Here The Week brings you seven minimalism hacks that will help you live more with less.
First things first, no you can’t lose weight overnight. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t simple, quick, and easy things you can do that, over time, will give you the results you want. The reason why most of us never see the scale tip is because we are inconsistent with our workouts.
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.
There may be no greater pleasure than bringing your little baby into this world. But pregnancy also takes a great toll on your body and post-pregnancy weight gain can be a disappointment and a source of stress for many. But the good thing is you do not have to do a thousand crunches to lose that baby belly. All you need is some patience and dedication to ease back into your fitness routine.
DANG, Dec 1: Octogenarian Tilak Bahadur Dangi had voted for the first time almost sixty years ago in 1959. The eighty-seven-year-old local of Tulasipur still has vivid memory of the general election of February 18 that year. Election those days used to be simple and cheaper, he reminisces. Nepali Congress had secured a two-thirds majority in the first parliamentary election of the country, which picked up late BP Koirala as the first elected prime minister of the country. Dangi fondly recalls the historic election even to this day.
After receiving much accolade and applause at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF), the 17-minute short movie Dadyaa: The Woodpeckers of Rotha, recently bagged the special jury award for cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival. Dadyaa is a poignant Nepali story based in Karnali where Atimaley and Devi find themselves faced with a dilemma when a dear friend leaves without a word.
Priyanka Gurung sat down with Chintan Rajbhandari, director of photography of the movie, to talk about the win and reflect on the movie making process.
With the onset of winter, it’s time to protect your hair from damage that the natural harsh elements cause and the ideal way to do it is to include essential fatty acids and zinc in your diet, says an expert.