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  • DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BEAUTY GURU

    I begrudgingly wake up and head straight to the filming room to grab my camera equipment. Today is the day I finally film my morning routine, so I head straight to the bathroom, do my 12-step Korean skincare routine then put on eight layers of makeup.

  • How to be a woman in a rom-com

    At one point or another, we have all envied the rom-com protagonists who seem to have it all; the luxurious house, the convenient job, the perfect wardrobe, and the dreamy guy. Now you can have all that as well with just these few easy steps.

  • How to get along with people

    There is nothing worse than being an individual who can't get along with people. And as someone who transferred schools every two years, I fell victim to this from a very young age.

  • Applying for the best job in the world

    The latest start-up in town catering to the digital marketing industry is looking forward to expanding its team. Within only a week of its establishment, it has managed to gather a sizeable share of clientele.

  • If Bangladeshis romanticised summer like winter

    The migratory birds that had been successful in evading the local poachers' eyes packed their belongings and left. The dead trees are breathing again, their crowns filled with leaves.

  • A snowy day in Dhaka

    Unlike Elsa, the cold did bother me. And unlike the 'Night's Watch' from Game of Thrones, I didn't sign up for this 'sheet'. But sadly, Mother Nature had other plans for me and the rest of Dhaka as snow had descended on this mega city for the first time in forever.

  • Walking towards the edge of the planet

    Humans can embark on unrealistic measures to seek ways of validation at times. While there are a gazillion ways to be recognised in a respectable manner, I chose to sway with the opposite. Here I stand, as a changed man to share my story of guilt.

  • Subject: Please give me raise

    I'm addressing you with “dear” because you truly are a dear old fellow. The two of us have known each other for quite a while now and I consider ourselves family at this point.

  • When trees open up about humans

    Nature is more important than ever before, and trees are arguably the most valuable components of the environment. That is why, on this special occasion, we have invited three prominent trees who have come from different walks of life.

  • How to be more desirable to a guy

    Since we all know that getting male attention is the only thing that matters in a woman's life, I have compiled a list of full proof ways to achieve your life's goal.

  • A guide to getting fired

    Another 7 AM morning marks the beginning of the endless nightmare that your life has become. You slowly drag your hands across your face, tired of this cycle of exhaustion and self-hate.

  • CID went off air, and so did my life

    1997 was a year when I had no concept of criminals or law enforcers to catch said criminals. That's the same year CID aired for the first time.

  • Cricket from a football fan's perspective

    As football fans, we spend much of our time engrossed in weekly league games, UEFA Champions league(UCL) fixtures and couch FIFA matches. Majority of our entertainment revolves around the football season, spanning over the course of August to May.

  • Self-help books I wish existed

    The disillusioned intellectual raging at the world from the confines of his own room is not an uncommon character in fiction and at times in real life.

  • Surreal Reality - Childhood Edition

    Everyone has a different image of their own childhood. Some had their days filled with joy and security, whereas others may not have been so fortunate.

  • University majors as horoscope

    Your Zodiac sign might fail you at one point, but hopefully, your university major will not. If the horoscopes on Page 2 of SHOUT isn't enough to get you through the day, perhaps this might.

  • Envisioning a world without tea and coffee

    I couldn't care any less about breakfast as it always seemed like a hassle to me. But as social convention dictates, I must have something in the morning or I won't have the energy to live through the day.

  • A Detox Supplement Review

    My journey into detoxification and self-discovery began when one night, this woman on the TV enlightened me that in order to detoxify your body, you must take Extra Nut Detoxing Supplements, because your liver is just as lazy as you at its job.

  • MAN VERSUS MIRPUR

    For years, we have been getting reports from general people that a certain ominous area in our own capital has been harrowing the lives of its inhabitants, and no, it's not Uttara.

  • Extreme Documentaries: A loner surviving university

    The loner. A solitary creature living among us in plain sight. Their purpose in life, unknown. Their lonesome lifestyle, often mocked by the ones who choose to be surrounded by friends whom they later refer to as 'snakes' on social media.

  • People based on smartphone security

    Of all the things people judge you for, your lock screen security is probably the one for which you have been judged the least. Till now.

  • International days we need but don't have

    We have been recording history and special events for a long time now. Moreover, in the present age, it is far easier to celebrate new things, trends and days than it was before. However, there are still some things that need to be celebrated but unfortunately we don't have special days to celebrate them. Some of them are:

  • How to 4G Mobile Network Changed my life

    How 4G changed my life

    The day I got my new 4G SIM was the day I realised my full potential. To think I was going through life with a 3.5G connection is insane. Now every day is so fast and smooth, no buffering. Allow me to illustrate just how much of a paradigm shift this is.

  • How a girl should get ready

    From the beginning of time immemorial, it has been established that females take an exasperatingly long amount of time to get ready before venturing out.

  • If we romanticised sunny days like rainy ones

    It's been months since the sun peeked from behind the clouds, clearing the gloominess that clung to the atmosphere and sucking up the tea puddles from the roads.

  • If famous meet cutes happened in Bangladesh

    For anyone confused about what exactly a meet cute is, it is a scene where the two leading characters of a romantic movie or TV show who are destined to be together, meet for the first time. Romantic comedies are never complete without an interesting meet cute, but what would change if these meet cutes happened in Bangladesh?

  • How the rain drips into my heart

    The rain means a lot of things to a lot of people. It might be a feeling of nostalgia, a longing for someone or simply a need to pee.

  • The art of crashing weddings and getting caught

    It may be the sudden craving for kacchi, or it could just be an opportunity for you and your friends to seek some thrill and excitement.Crashing a wedding is an extreme sport having its own merits that can only be discovered if you're curious enough to actually been in one. Whether you're a professional crasher or just a seasonal one, wedding lights are sure to get you pumped up once you're into the thrill of this peculiar activity.

  • Loving animals for a day

    Before you call the cops on me, let me make it clear that my love is pure. I am just a person who is very fond of all types of animals, even the ones which support Argentina. After exhausting the collection of animal posts on /r/animalphotos, I was looking for other places to satiate my animal curiosity. That was when I stumbled upon a potential goldmine: animal shows.

  • AUNTIE VERSION: THE 48 LAWS OF POWER

    Of all the myriad groups of people existing in South Asia, one of the most irksome ones are aunties. Some live with them, some live around them, and some become them. However, with all their spying and intruding, we often try to shun them from our lives and don't listen to what they have to say. So, to make your lives more miserable, I've decided to drastically alter some of the teachings of a wonderful book called The 48 Laws of Power written by Robert Greene so that it instead contains information on what aunties would do, what they already do, their advice for other aunties and what they want you to do-secretly or openly.

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