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  • Understanding foreign currency accounts

    As Bangladeshi residents and citizens, we are often in requirement of foreign currency for travel and to remit outside of our country.

  • Winter skincare regimen

    For girls like us, it is very important to follow a set routine, summer or winter. It is actually a common misconception among most of us that people with oily skin should not moisturise.

  • Lucky lips are always kissin’

    In the case of piling up lipsticks, we rarely find a non-enthusiast…but when it comes to lip care regimen, the opposite is true, as most are quite neglectful.

  • The Importance of being skintellectual

    The days of considering the ingredients list at the back of your beauty products are far gone! Thanks to the Internet, numerous forums and beauty bloggers have made it easy for people to understand what really goes on in the making of beauty products.

  • Exam eve fever — the Google solution

    Whether you are a last minute crammer or a perfectionist with carefully detailed notes taken throughout the entire course, sitting for an exam is stressful. While no amount of coffee or sleepless nights can quite take the stress away, thanks to the Internet, there are now plenty of ways to make this journey a little easier.

  • Geriatric care in winter

    While most of us go crazy over purchasing the right winter wear, and opt for the perfect skin care solution and planning activities for the holidays, senior citizens often get left out of the equation. When we talk about care for the elderly, the care comes in many forms, and not just health.

  • The procrastination loop

    Have you ever wondered why something that should only take you ten minutes is left undone even after two months? Whether its clearing out drawer space, or organising your kitchen utensils, one tends to put off mundane tasks until they are entirely impossible to avoid.

  • Seasonal changes and children

    Winter is usually when children love to go out, spend a nice vacation and participate in some fun winter sports. Falling ill takes away all the fun, and not to mention is dreadful to the child and their family, so prevention is always better than cure.

  • Waking up with the perfect hair

    For chilly winter days when you would rather hit the snooze button instead of spending half an hour styling your hair, getting your strands to cooperate can feel exhausting. Imagine if there was a magic formula using which you could just wake up with the perfect hair!

  • Asthma and patient care

    As the weather gets dryer some of us tend to enjoy the reduced humidity. For those who suffer from asthma and breathing issues, this is a terrible time of the year where the dry atmosphere is anything but soothing to the nostrils.

  • Self-care in winter

    A change in the season calls for some changes in our daily routines and habits as well. While it might take a while for our bodies to warm up to the new season, there are surely catalysts that will help with the process while keeping us healthy and well.

  • Wedding Photography Etiquettes

    Photographs are meant to capture special, yet fleeting moments to be cherished later on. It might seem simple enough to hold up a smartphone and click away, but

  • Flag down hair troubles

    For the hopeful brides-to-be; imagine a day right before the wedding that is just going perfect! Everything is in order, from your clutch to the shoes.

  • Post wedding care: skin and body

    Perhaps, the big day is over, but what shall follow is a series of post wedding dinners, luncheons and evening parties; meaning you really cannot bid adieu (even for a day) to the make-up kit just yet.

  • Four commandments for the STACHE

    It is a feat. But soon enough, that feat starts feeling like an everyday mess you have signed up for life. Be it cuts or the very idea of wasting a good few minutes every day, the shaving routine can be far from being convenient. However, follow these simple rules and make peace with it.

  • Four commandments for the STACHE

    It is a feat. But soon enough, that feat starts feeling like an everyday mess you have signed up for life. Be it cuts or the very idea of wasting a good few minutes every day, the shaving routine can be far from being convenient. However, follow these simple rules and make peace with it.

  • Invest on your skin right!

    Men's skin has long since ceased to be a closed book. Besides having facial hair, there are structural differences between men's skin and women's skin. Men's skin is up to 15 percent thicker than that of a woman, due to androgen (testosterone) stimulation.

  • Glycerine – the winter wonder

    If pure glycerine becomes too powerful for you, you can always mix in a few drops with your gel or cream moisturiser. This will not make your skin too oily or clogged, and will achieve the perfect balance.

  • Hygiene for the conscious

    No matter how lazy you are feeling, a shower or bath is a must if you have stepped out of the home at any time of the day. Do not hit the couch and let all that gunk build up on your body and hair. Instead, opt for a nice shower that helps to relax as well.

  • Fall essentials for when you're on the move

    The weather nowadays seems to be erratic and moody as the citizens of this city, changing without notice. As the nights get longer and you turn down your ceiling fans' speed a notch, you realise that the humidity and heat of summer are long gone. But as pleasant as the chilly breezes may feel at first, they do bear a bleak reminder for you to buckle up and start preparing for fall.

  • Rapunzel Hair

    Imagine you had the perfect day with spotless makeup and a swanky dress on. But your hair looked droopy, dry and life-less! The entire look would be jeopardized in a moment only because the mane decided to misbehave.

  • Dandruff remedies for the hunk!

    Use shampoo that contains salicylic acid and Vitamin E, which breaks up build up of dandruff, washing it away effortlessly and soothes the skin to reduce irritation respectively, making your scalp feel fresh.

  • Squeaky clean Eid

    There are some grownup things to consider too, such as setting out budgets for your sacrificial animal, setting up the butchers, and of course, getting all sorts of cleaning agents, such as bleach and detergent, before the big day arrives.

  • Taking care of your first plant

    With summer in full swing, and infinite reasons to have green surround us, nothing beats the happiness of heading out to our nearest nursery to bring home some of that blooming goodness. But even though taking care of a plant is not as hard as a pet, it is not easy either, especially if you have never done it before.

  • Biggest Career Mistakes Millennials Make

    Millennials have inherited a very different world from their predecessors. While the advantages of having the world at our fingertips is innumerable, it also provides us with a continuous psychological dilemma of choosing from innumerable options for everything.

  • Dress to impress

    Whether it's your first time, or years as a veteran in the workforce, job interviews are a nerve-wracking experience. While we can't help you with what to say, what we can say is that an interview is the one place where first impressions REALLY matter. If you look drab, grab the door handle as you won't be there long. Remember to do your homework when choosing your outfits. Here are some tips to make sure you look as good as your resume.

  • When rain is a menace

    First and foremost, avoid white during rainy season. And the reason is simple, it'll get see-through in case you get drenched creating an embarrassing situation for you. Wear brights and pastels instead to maintain a cheerful aura in the gloomy atmosphere.

  • Pro tips for a twenty-first century home

    Start with the mise-en-scene. Like a movie set, the floor plan and lighting are vital to the decoration. A modern house has a strategic base; electronic lives now call for strategic power socket planning. Even the best seat in the house needs a charger for your phone nearby. Socket distances should be convenient to accessibility, and all of this must add to the aesthetics.

  • Hijab and summer haircare

    Whether we realise it or not, glands of our scalp constantly release sweat and sebum; when the head is covered with a hijab, it creates a warmer environment which is ideal for bacterial and fungal infestation, resulting in itching, stickiness and that dreaded bad odour.

  • Oily scalp and hair loss

    Hair roots come with sebaceous glands, which secrete an oily substance called sebum. In fact, this sebum benefits the hair but excessive sebum production is the cause for oily hair.