The first working Monday of the year is when most people think about divorce!

The first working Monday of the year is when most people think about divorce!

Are you married or married and this Monday you are thinking about divorce more than usual? Maybe your partner too. It is normal. The lawyers of the United Kingdom consider this Monday as the “day of divorce”. The first Monday back to work after the Christmas and New Year holidays typically registers...

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How to reduce the consumption of sugar in the diet of children?

How to reduce the consumption of sugar in the diet of children?

It is recommended that children between 4 and 6 years do not exceed 19 grams of sugars per day. The WHO suggests that the consumption of sugar in children should not exceed 10% of the total caloric intake of the day in a diet of 1,750 calories. And it is...

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2018: A win-win for women

2018: A win-win for women

2018 started with small but significant attempts at breaking down taboos and calling out misogyny, with efforts turning up a notch at the Aurat March, which eventually paved way for men losing their cool (it was hilarious, trust me!). Men whined throughout the year primarily since they could see their...

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Here are 50 tips to a healthier beginning – Cheers to 2019!

Here are 50 tips to a healthier beginning – Cheers to 2019!

Let’s start the new year 2019 with 50 steps to get healthier, more energetic, more positive, more fit, more successful and happier routine life. When you will go through these important steps and healthy habitual behaviors you will set new year up for your good health and successes. 1. Start...

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Karachi’s Empress Market: Then and now

Karachi’s Empress Market: Then and now

KARACHI: It seems that the hullabaloo created by those who seem to care a lot about Karachi’s historicity — as soon as the anti-encroachment drive at Empress Market began — has now subsided. Empress Market is still there, although these days it cuts a weary, haggard figure. Everybody knows how...

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Renowned personalities who departed this life in 2018 – A major loss to all facets of Pakistan

Renowned personalities who departed this life in 2018 – A major loss to all facets of Pakistan

A number of renowned Pakistanis who made a mark in their respective fields, left for their eternal abode during 2018, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018. January On January 4, Renowned Pakistani cooking expert Zubaida Tariq, popularly known as Zubaida Aapa, left her family...

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Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Paksitan’ all set to enter 2019

Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Paksitan’ all set to enter 2019

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been in power for less than five months, but its government has been subjected to strict scrutiny. One reason is the ruling party and its chairman, Imran Khan, who put his government on trial by announcing ambitious goals that were to be achieved in 100...

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Edible oil prepared from dead animals being sold in Karachi #TooCoolToEatOut

Edible oil prepared from dead animals being sold in Karachi #TooCoolToEatOut

During moments of reflection it sometimes occurs to me that, as a nation, we have been conditioned to only react to tragedies on a large scale. In the greater scheme of things, this ability to suppress emotional reactions to the trauma that surrounds us serves as a defence mechanism of...

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Can there be any justification for increased power tariff – What’s your take on this?

Can there be any justification for increased power tariff – What’s your take on this?

Good news from power providers is like expecting the unexpected. The bad ones, though, keep coming — the latest being a Rs1.27 per unit raise in the power tariff on an average, varying between 20 paisa to Rs2.60 per unit for different categories of consumers, excluding those consuming up to...

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Making ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ a global concern

Making ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ a global concern

Since the 1950s, corporate responsibility has been the means by which the public can hold companies accountable for their actions. Corporate social responsibility is increasingly more important today and can take on various forms – including pro-bono work, product donations, financial contributions, employee community service days, eco-friendly practices, and many...

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