Getting ready for work in 10 minutes every morning. Ready, get set, go!

Getting ready for work in 10 minutes every morning. Ready, get set, go!

If you have transitioned into the “real life” world (AKA: a full-time job, longing for the weekend, always exhausted), then you know exactly what it’s like to want to stay in bed much longer than you are able to, especially on a Monday morning. I have never been a roll-out-of-bed-and-look-fabulous kind of...

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What is love? We asked Google – here’s the answer

What is love? We asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries. Experts say the western ideal of romantic love is constantly disappointing us. Which is a shame because our culture loves romantic love. It’s an idea that pervades pop music, novels, TV and...

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Puzzled dynamics: Converting professional life into personal happiness

Puzzled dynamics: Converting professional life into personal happiness

If you are like most information workers, you can now get work done wherever you are — from the local coffee shop to your child’s piano recital.  Most of us initially welcome this flexibility, but it isn’t long before this “freedom” begins to chafe.  Work incursions into private time and...

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ASMR: the millionaire business of uploading videos with supersoft sounds to YouTube

ASMR: the millionaire business of uploading videos with supersoft sounds to YouTube

These videos seek to create a sound environment that causes tickling in the listener. Olivia Kissper creates videos that make you shiver. She speaks in whispers, taps her nails on various objects, wrinkles paper bags and even eats in front of the camera. Seeing them is strange and, sometimes, even a bit...

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16 Annoying Things All Pakistani Husbands Do That Drive Their Wives Crazy

16 Annoying Things All Pakistani Husbands Do That Drive Their Wives Crazy

We love them for all those adorable things that they do. But, we also hate them for a lot of annoying things that they never miss to do.          In fact, as much as we may try to ignore all those irritating things, there are a few...

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When is the right time to get married?

When is the right time to get married?

10 Reasons Millennial Women Must Get Married in Their 20s or They Won’t Find a Husband Marriage! Many women want it, some women get it, and most who do get married are waiting until they are older. Long gone are the days where women were marrying in their late teens or early...

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‘Baby blues’? Let’s stop belittling the suffering of new mothers

‘Baby blues’? Let’s stop belittling the suffering of new mothers

As a society, we struggle to empathise with the mental health problems of motherhood. Mothers and children pay the price  ‘Those who haven’t had children sometimes can’t see what the fuss is about … Everybody has a mother – how hard can it be?’ Photograph: Monkey Business Images/Getty/iStockphoto Sleep deprivation....

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The love gap: Broken because of breakup? Discover the reasons!

The love gap: Broken because of breakup? Discover the reasons!

Of course, every couple is unique. The longer two people shared their lives together, the more likely it is for complex factors to be involved. The list of reasons below is not meant to be comprehensive. They simply represent some of the most common and damaging factors behind relational dissolution....

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5 Common Mental Errors That Sway You From Making Good Decisions

5 Common Mental Errors That Sway You From Making Good Decisions

I like to think of myself as a rational person, but I’m not one. The good news is it’s not just me — or you. We are all irrational, and we all make mental errors. For a long time, researchers and economists believed that humans made logical, well-considered decisions. In...

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4 tips to increase your emotional intelligence

4 tips to increase your emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is essential for personal and professional success Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. But what if you have not had luck and you have not been born having this ability? Here we explain how to develop it. Why is...

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Why do not we need as many proteins as we consume (and what consequences does that excess)?

Why do not we need as many proteins as we consume (and what consequences does that excess)?

Do you know how many proteins your body needs? At the beginning of the 20th century, the Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent five years eating only meat. 20 years later, in 1928, he repeated the experiment for a year. Stefansson wanted to refute those who argued that humans can not...

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Where does the symbol of peace come from?

Where does the symbol of peace come from?

A longing, several symbols. For the Polish writer, psychologist, philosopher and linguist Alfred Korzybski, “the achievements of man rest on the use of symbols”. And peace has inspired several of them for centuries. But the one that came to be known as the symbol of peace was designed in 1958 by the...

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10 Speed Cleaning Shortcuts to Get the Job Done Faster

10 Speed Cleaning Shortcuts to Get the Job Done Faster

For most of us, cleaning is not one our favorite pastimes. We want a clean house, we just don’t want to spend a great deal of time getting it. So, here are some speed cleaning shortcuts to help you get the chores done faster and more easily. Most involve a few minutes...

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Why life improves after 50

Why life improves after 50

“Science has concluded that after age 50 it tends to make us happy, like that until the end,” Rauch said. When Jonathan Rauch fell into a crisis at the start of his 40 years, he could not understand why he felt that way. He was doing well in life: he had...

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The reason why you eat more when you are sad or distressed

The reason why you eat more when you are sad or distressed

Are you one of those who eat the most when it is sad? Or of those who eat junk food when stressed? It’s a recurring scene in Hollywood movies: the depressed or anguished protagonist eating a giant ice cream bottle in front of the television at dawn. Many of us resort...

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Why we always want to eat what fattens us the most?

Why we always want to eat what fattens us the most?

The combination of carbohydrates such as sugar and fat causes a double response in our brain. It’s as if the universe wants to put us to the test. The food that we find most difficult to renounce is frequently the one that is worst for our body. If you are told...

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10 hilarious Eid memes every Pakistani can relate to

10 hilarious Eid memes every Pakistani can relate to

From sighting the moon to our tailor woes, Eid in Pakistan comes with its fare share of dilemmas. However, there are moments of joy as well. And these memes perfectly capture what most of us go through/feel on this most important day of the year. 1. The one person who...

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The Art Chowk Gallery showcases nearly 200 artworks in ‘Potpourri 31’ exhibition

The Art Chowk Gallery showcases nearly 200 artworks in ‘Potpourri 31’ exhibition

To celebrate its newly expanded space, the Art Chowk Gallery has displayed nearly 200 artworks of seasoned and young artists in an exhibition titled Potpourri 31 that commenced on Saturday. More than 200 artworks are showcased in the gallery area that art lovers usually visit, and the rest are spotted in the new space. It’s...

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Eid prodigy: A visual celebration of Ramazan before it ends

Eid prodigy: A visual celebration of Ramazan before it ends

Feeling Overburdened in the Kitchen During Ramadan? Make most out of the last 3 days! Avoid overburdening your mothers and wives this month with housework and cooking. They need their personal spiritual time as well, so help out where you can to free up their time and make Ramadan preparations...

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5 tips for crafty kids to eat fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods

5 tips for crafty kids to eat fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods

Many children reject some healthy foods, but it is possible to modify their eating habits. Few things are more desperate for parents than having children who refuse to eat. Many children are crafty at the time of the meal and it is difficult to give them something new. But even...

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NASA experts announce “very exciting discovery” on Mars

NASA experts announce “very exciting discovery” on Mars

“We can not confirm the origin of the molecules found yet, but it could be a test of previous life,” said NASA’s Director of Exploration of Solar System, Paul Mahaffy. NASA announced this Thursday (07.06.2018) that its Curiosity explorer robot, a mission that landed on Mars in 2012, found organic...

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Why the Emirates airline wants to build passenger aircraft without windows

Why the Emirates airline wants to build passenger aircraft without windows

The windows could disappear from the fuselage of the planes of the future. Can you imagine taking a transoceanic trip, say about 8 or 9 hours, on a plane without windows? At first it may sound like the worst nightmare for someone suffering from claustrophobia but the president of the...

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How Qatar has survived a year of blockade of its Gulf neighbors

How Qatar has survived a year of blockade of its Gulf neighbors

The boycott has provoked a wave of support for the young emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. Although things did not look good a year ago, today Qataris say they are “stronger”. In what at first seemed like a fight between David and Goliath, on June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia,...

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Fishing assaulters: Sexual harassment toll rises, are national laws to be blamed?

Fishing assaulters: Sexual harassment toll rises, are national laws to be blamed?

Over the years, as a law practitioner and a lecturer, I realised that Pakistan’s law on sexual harassment at workplace requires immediate reforms. Cases of sexual harassment in Pakistan are primarily being dealt under the Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2010. For starters, section 2(e) of the...

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Why putting the screen of your phone in black and white can help you to depend less on your cell phone

Why putting the screen of your phone in black and white can help you to depend less on your cell phone

Cell phone dependence is becoming more common among adults and young people around the world. Although seeing the world in color through the screens was one of the great advances in technology, more and more people prefer it in black and white. At least, on your phone. And is that every...

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Myths about the human brain

Myths about the human brain

  The  brain is the most complex organ of the human body . Our brain determines how we experience the world around us. This fantastic and essential organ weighs about 1,400 grams and contains around 100 billion neurons, the cells that carry information. Like any other organ, the brain is affected by our lifestyle, our diet and...

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The top 10 of the new species of 2018

The top 10 of the new species of 2018

As every year, the International Institute for the Exploration of Species of the College of Environmental and Forestry Sciences of the State University of New York (ESF) publishes its particular selection of the most curious species newly discovered. A fantastic opportunity to value the amazing  biodiversity of our planet. “Each year we name about 18,000...

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15 Brilliant Ways To Keep Your Home Cool Without Air Conditioning

15 Brilliant Ways To Keep Your Home Cool Without Air Conditioning

In warmer months, it’s tempting to crank the AC or plant yourself in front of the nearest fan. But these aren’t the only tricks to keeping cool. It turns out there are plenty of ways to buffer your home from the heat without racking up your electric bill. And they’ll...

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‘Dear David’ Ghost Is Back And The Photos Are Scarier Than Ever

‘Dear David’ Ghost Is Back And The Photos Are Scarier Than Ever

Since August, writer Adam Ellis has been sharing his experiences with the paranormal on Twitter. He says the ghost of a dead boy he calls “Dear David” is haunting his apartment and possibly trying to kill him. Evidence has been captured in several photos, and they’ll make every hair on your...

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Vinicunca: how to explain the beauty of the mountain of seven colors that attracts thousands of tourists in Peru

Vinicunca: how to explain the beauty of the mountain of seven colors that attracts thousands of tourists in Peru

The Mountain of the Seven Colors is at 5,200 meters above sea level. About 100 kilometers southeast of Cusco, Peru, there is a mountain rainbow. It is about the mountain of the Seven Colors, also known as Vinicunca or Arcoíris. The mountain is in the Cordillera del Vilcanota at 5,200...

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The 10 countries with the richest population in the world!

The 10 countries with the richest population in the world!

Qataris have the greatest purchasing power in the world. Some of the smaller countries have the richest populations in the world because of their gigantic purchasing power. If you live, work and pay your salary in the oil state of Qatar, for example, you are part of the select group...

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The disturbing image of a deer with a rope and a buoy on its antlers

The disturbing image of a deer with a rope and a buoy on its antlers

Quiet, with a net and a buoy entangled in its antlers, this red deer looks directly at the camera. This powerful image taken last year on a Scottish island was published this week on social media by the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), to raise awareness about marine pollution. The image was published...

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In photos: this is how inequality looks from the air

In photos: this is how inequality looks from the air

A visual exploration of inequality. The American photographer Johnny Miller took a series of aerial photos and videos with a drone on some of the most unequal parts of the world. These shots show the contrast of rich and poor neighborhoods in the vicinity of South Africa and some of...

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Ramadan Lifestyle Planner

Ramadan Lifestyle Planner

Many Muslim families will break their fast together, eating traditional Asian and middle-eastern foods which can often be fried and high in fat. Dr Ranj advises that you avoid the temptation of too many sugary, oily or fried foods. “Firstly, make sure your diet is varied and has a good...

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Reasons for which one may be excused from fasting in Ramadaan

Reasons for which one may be excused from fasting in Ramadaan

Valid excuses for not fulfilling the obligations for fasting fall under five major categories (aside from menstrual and postnatal bleeding). When one breaks one’s fast with a valid excuse, he should simply make up the missed day, whereas breaking the fast without a valid excuse entails a penalty, such as...

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Traditions and rituals of Ramadan

Traditions and rituals of Ramadan

Ramadan is a special period for practicing Muslims around the world, characterized by spiritual discipline and the pursuit of purification. Rava reviews its most emblematic practices.

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11 qualities that only a weird gross girl can relate to

11 qualities that only a weird gross girl can relate to

When you feel like you’re failing at working out. I think I’m gonna give up on my New Years resolution honestly I can’t go up 3 flights of stairs without a 20 minute breathing break please help #comics #animation #girls #fitness A post shared by ~ Erotic Cartoon Lady ~...

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How Tunisia became the most feminist country in the Arab world

How Tunisia became the most feminist country in the Arab world

In Tunisia, women enjoy freedoms they do not have in other Arab countries. In the streets of its capital you can see the women wearing miniskirts, smoking in the cafes or having a glass of wine in a fashionable nightclub. They are considered normal images in any western country. But this is...

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Why the language we speak affects the way we see colors

Why the language we speak affects the way we see colors

The human eye can perceive millions of colors, but not all of us recognize them in the same way. There are those who can not see differences in tone – the so-called color blindness – due to a defect or absence of cells in the retina that are sensitive to...

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10 tips for mothers who return to work (and how to take advantage of the lessons of motherhood)

10 tips for mothers who return to work (and how to take advantage of the lessons of motherhood)

Those who have had to face this experience, say that the return of mothers to work can be hard. Especially for those who renounce their jobs, they dedicate themselves to raising their children while they are young and then they have to travel a difficult path to achieve their reintegration...

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IKEA Asks People To Bully This Plant For 30 Days To See What Happens, And Results Are Eyeopening

IKEA Asks People To Bully This Plant For 30 Days To See What Happens, And Results Are Eyeopening

Bully a plant, a live experiment with two IKEA plants and with thousands of children, to help to raise awareness around Anti-Bullying Day on 4th May in the Middle East. The live experiment involved IKEA taking two of its very own plants and installing them at the school, where one...

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5 things that Karl Marx did for us and for which we do not give credit

5 things that Karl Marx did for us and for which we do not give credit

Do you like to have free weekends? And driving on public roads or going to the library? Are you one of those people who seeks to put an end to injustice, inequality and exploitation? In that case, May 5 may want to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, since he defended...

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What are the 10 countries in the world that spend a greater part of their wealth in armaments

What are the 10 countries in the world that spend a greater part of their wealth in armaments

The total world military spending reached 1.7 trillion dollars in 2017. And only the United States spent US $ 610 billion in 2017. The first economy in the world is also the country that spends the most in Defense, but it is not remotely the one that has a greater...

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Saudi prince pays $50m bride price for new wife

Saudi prince pays $50m bride price for new wife

Saudi prince, Sultan Bin Salman, has allegedly paid the sum of $50m (about N18bn)  as bride price for his new wife, a 25-year-old woman. It was gathered that the bride, who is believed to be a national of  United Arab Emirates, received numerous gifts for her elaborate wedding, aside from the...

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WHO: Seven million die a year from breathing contaminated air

WHO: Seven million die a year from breathing contaminated air

Nine out of ten people in the world breathe contaminated air, causing 7 million deaths annually from causes directly related to pollution, reported the World Health Organization Seven million people die every year in the world from breathing polluted air, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report...

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Why do we celebrate Labour Day?

Why do we celebrate Labour Day?

LABOUR Day means many things, but for most of us, it means a day off from work. As for those in Western countries, it also means the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of fall and for the rest, it could also mean a chance to get away for...

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Here’s a research proven key of letting your child excel

Here’s a research proven key of letting your child excel

Children are born inquisitive, a reason why they have countless questions to ask and seek answers. A secure child with a familiar teacher/caretaker can reap benefit from this curious nature. Children seek novelty in safe and familiar settings, perhaps this is the reason why they are always exploring around their...

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Best formula to crunch numbers on your hotel bills this summer

Best formula to crunch numbers on your hotel bills this summer

After crunching the numbers, analysts at TripAdvisor have come up with the best formula for saving money on your hotel bill this summer. Travelers planning a summer staycation in the US are being advised to book within a month of their trip, to see savings of up to 40% off their hotel...

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The problem with our society is; “We know the price of everything but the value of nothing” – It’s a war!

The problem with our society is; “We know the price of everything but the value of nothing” – It’s a war!

I once learnt a lesson in Dubai that I won’t forget in a hurry. Of itself that isn’t very surprising. I am always learning things – I need to. But on this occasion, it was from a young 20-year-old and until it happened I had not realized how wise he...

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Are you a nature-lover? Here’s to lure you with practical nature-porn

Are you a nature-lover? Here’s to lure you with practical nature-porn

Take a moment to close your eyes and consider the sights, sounds, and smells that you imagine when you think about being in nature. Perhaps you see a tiny trail meander through a dense forest or smell blossoming wildflowers as you summit a mountain peak. Maybe you feel the fresh...

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