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Mornings are the busiest time of the day. We all hustle to get up on time and get ready for work. Amidst all the chaos comes the struggle of ‘What’s for breakfast?” After all, food is the fuel of our body that allows us to stay alert and active throughout the day.

Due to lack of time, breakfast escapes our attention completely and we end up making unhealthy choices that lead to lack of energy and hunger all day long.  It is important to start your day with protein-packed food that is high in carbs. Something that makes you feel full and helps get throughout the day. Here are some healthy, easy, and yummy breakfast recipes that won’t take much of your time and are easy to make on the go.

Sooji Upma- Sooji upma is a delicious South Indian breakfast dish prepared with the help of roasted semolina and green veggies. It is easy to make and full of nutrition.
Sooji Upma
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Preparation Time Cook Time Total Time
5 mins 15 mins 20 mins

 

Servings- 2

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup sooji
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 small finely chopped onion
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • ½ tsp chana dal
  • 2-3 tsp peanuts
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 8-10 cashews
  • 1-2 finely chopped chilies
  • ½ tsp finely chopped ginger
  • Curry leaves
  • 2-3 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt as required
Preparation Steps:
  • Fry sooji on a low flame for at least 5 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal, and peanuts and sauté until they turn light brown in color.
  • Next, add cashew nuts, green chilies, and chopped ginger and fry until they turn brown.
  • Add curry leaves and fry it for a few seconds.
  • Now add chopped onions and sauté until they are translucent.
  • Add water and soil and let it boil.
  • Now slowly start adding sooji and stir continuously to avoid the formation of lumps.
  • Mix it well, cover the pan, and let it cook over a medium flame for about 3-5 minutes or until sooji gets cooked.
  • In the last step, add ghee to it, mix until well combined and your sooji upma is ready to serve with hot ginger tea.
Poha- Poha is a quick and easy breakfast meal made of flattened rice, onions, and Indian spices.
Poha
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Preparation Time Cook Time Total Time
5 mins 15 mins 20 mins

 

Servings- 2

Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups poha (flattened rice)
  • 1 large finely chopped onion
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 tsp peanuts
  • 1 chopped green chili
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 10-12 coriander leaves
  • 1-2 tsp cooking oil
  • Salt as required
Preparation Steps:
  • Rinse poha in water till they lose their crunchiness and become soft.
  • Now add sugar, salt, and turmeric powder to poha and mix it well
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and wait for them to crackle.
  • Now, add onions to the oil and sauté them till they become translucent.
  • Add green chilies and curry leaves and sauté for half a minute. Then add peanuts and stir well.
  • Next, add rinsed poha and stir. Cover the pan and steam the poha for 2-3 minutes on a low flame.
  • Switch off the gas and let the poha remain covered for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now, remove the cover and sprinkle some lemon juice and coriander leaves on poha. The light and tasty poha is ready to serve with hot tea/coffee.
Vegetable Egg Omelette- A vegetable omelette is a dish made from beaten eggs friend with green veggies in butter or oil.
Vegetable Egg Omelette
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Preparation Time Cook Time Total Time
2 mins 3 mins 5 mins

 

Serving- 1

Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp finely chopped onions
  • Chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp finely chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp finely chopped capsicum
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Salt as required
  • 1 tsp oil or butter
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves
Preparation Steps:
  • Firstly, chop onions, tomatoes, capsicum, chilies, and coriander leaves finely. Mix them together in a bowl with salt and turmeric.
  • Break the eggs in that bowl and beat them well until they are foamy.
  • Add oil to a pan and heat on a medium flame.
  • Pour the egg mixture in the pan and allow to cook on a medium flame.
  • Once it is cooked well on one side, flip it to the other side and cook till done. You can sprinkle pepper or chili powder as per your taste.
  • The omelette is ready to serve with bread and tea.
Oats Porridge- A quick porridge made of oats, water, milk, and sugar.
Oats Porridge
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Preparation Time Cook Time Total Time
5 min  10 mins 15 mins

 

Serving- 1

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cooking oats
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tsp sugar
Preparation Steps:
  • Put oats in a pan, pour in milk and water. Do check the consistency as per your requirement.
  • Add sugar to the mixture. You can also skip adding sugar if you are thinking to add fruits in the later stage.
  • Stir it well and heat the porridge mixture on a low to medium flame.
  • Stir the mixture often and allow the oats porridge to boil.
  • The consistency of the porridge will thicken as it cooks. Cook the mixture for at least 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Your oats porridge is ready to serve hot.
Besan Cheela- It is a salty and tasty pancake made up of besan, spices, veggies, and herbs, which is full of nutrition.
Besan Cheela
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Preparation Time Cook Time Total Time
6 mins 14 mins 20 mins

 

Servings- 4

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup besan
  • ½ tsp ajwain
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • Salt as required
  • 3 tsp finely chopped onions
  • 3 tsp finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 finely chopped green chili
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • A few chopped coriander leaves
  • Cooking oil or ghee
  • 1 cup of water
Preparation Steps:
  • Add besan, ajwain, turmeric, and salt to a bowl and mix everything well.
  • Now, add ginger, onions, tomatoes, chilies and coriander leaves. Pour water and make a thick batter with a pourable consistency.
  • Heat a pan and add a few drops of oil to it.
  • Reduce the flame to medium and allow it to heat.
  • Mix the batter firmly. Take a scoop of batter and pour it in the center of the pan and then quickly spread it in the round shape.
  • Drizzle some oil around the edges and center and allow it to cook until the edges leave the pan.
  • Now flip the Cheela to the other side and allow it to cook completely. You can press the edges with the help of a spatula and wait till the Cheela gets golden spots.
  • The besan Cheela is ready to serve with hot tea and sauce.

Staying fit is not just about having a thin waistline and attractive physique! Being fit prepares your body to cope up with the mental and physical stress and keeps all the severe diseases at bay. With a healthy body and mind, comes the much-needed confidence that has a positive impact on your relationships and you are able to enjoy a more energetic and happier life.

Each one of us, especially youths desires to score great bodies like celebrities. You know what we are talking about- the chiseled abs, great collar bones, sleek arms, toned legs, and skinny thighs. What inspires us most is when we see a sensuous actress walking on the ramp with a figure-hugging dress or when our favorite actor takes his shirt off and we can’t help but notice his bulging pecs.

Yes, we know right now you must be imagining Bradley Cooper walking shirtless on a beach or Dwayne Johnson with his huge muscles. Trust me, girls & boys, you cannot blame yourself! Checking shirtless and bikini pictures of hot Hollywood celebrities have been our guilty pleasure for a really long time, and we just cannot stop now.

But are you familiar with the fact that these celebrities spend hours working out every day to get a desirable body and abstain from any type of fatty meals? (Do you regret the cheeseburger that you ate for lunch?) A lot of passion and dedication are required along with the right training to stay in shape. So, let’s have a look at our favorite Hollywood celebrities’ workout regime that they follow every day to stay in shape.

Kendall Jenner

 

Kendall Jenner
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This long-legged, top cat walker of Victoria Secrets has got the body to die for. Kendall Jenner loves working on her abs and she does crunches while watching TV. Gunner Peterson, her trainer has said in an interview with US weekly that Kendall Jenner is a master of full-body exercises like squats, pull-ups, and deadlifts.

Blake Lively
Blake Lively
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Blake Lively trains five to six times a week. Her trainer, Saladino make her do 3-4 exercises for her shoulder and arms that are repeated for 3-4 rounds completing 8-10 repetitions. Her workout finishes with cardio or 20-30 minutes on the treadmill. When traveling, she does bodyweight exercises like mobility exercises, walking lunges, pushups, and planks.

Demi Moore
Demi Moore
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The 56-year old Demi Moore has got a great body that most of the women would kill for. She hasn’t aged a bit. Demi Moore strictly follows the anti-aging raw vegan diet full of fruits, organic vegetables, green juices, smoothies, and soup, and swear by yoga workouts. In her 40’s she used to follow intense exercise sessions that included long-distance cycling, weightlifting and running six miles a day. But these days, her workout mainly includes yoga and Pilates that help her build lean muscles, strengthens her core, and reduce stress.

Beyoncé
Beyoncé
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This 37-year old famous American singer does a lot of aerobic and weight training to maintain her hourglass figure. Being a mother of three kids, Beyoncé is always on the go. Even if she has a few minutes, she likes to burn a few extra calories by doing squats, lunges, and planks. Dancing is what keeps her active and help burn major calories.

Chris Evans
Chris Evans
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The ‘Captain America’ is blessed with good looks but he actually works really hard to maintain his hot superhero body. His training regimen includes traditional lifting exercises, such as weighted dips, deadlifts, shoulder presses, chin-ups, squats, and incline bench presses. For his role of Captain America, Chris Evans focused more on working out two muscle groups in each training session. He also added gymnastics and some plyometric to his workouts.

Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth
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With a perfect body and dashing looks, Liam Hemsworth is quite popular among female fans for his well-toned body. He follows the pyramid workout on Monday. It starts with 10 minutes on the rowing machine for warming up. Which is followed by pushups, pull ups, bodyweight squats, stiff-legged deadlifts, hanging knee raises and ends with 10 mins rowing to cool down. This 29-year old Hunger Games star switched to veganism in the year 2015 due to health reasons.

Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
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Bradley Cooper follows a strict workout schedule that consists of bench press followed immediately by pushups that help him get decent cardio without having to hit the treadmill. It triggers more muscle growth and reduces fat in record time. Bradley Cooper’s personal trainer, Ramona Braganza has developed a 3-2-1 workout system for him. It helps him to lose fat, build muscles, and increase fitness. He follows a low-calorie and high protein diet and consumes proteins, eggs, fish, nuts, and pulses, which are all rich in proteins.

Zac Efron
Zac Efron
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For his role in Baywatch, Zac gained about 10 pounds of muscle weight in about a year. He did abdominal exercises every other day to get those chiseled abs. To prepare himself for the movie, he spent the final 12 weeks doing high-intensity interval training. He completely cut out carbs and sugars from his diet. And stayed away from all highly refined, processed foods with a big no to flour products.

A lot of hard work, intense exercises, and total abstain from fat and sugars goes behind maintaining a fit and healthy body that all these Hollywood celebrities swear by.

In this marketing-oriented world, we are surrounded by advertisements everywhere. They have become such an unavoidable part of our lives that we try to overlook them on TV, billboards, metro stations, and every possible place we come across them.

But once in a while, we come across some socially relevant advertisements. They grab our attention and tell a powerful story. They deliver strong social messages with such ease that both the brand and issue etched in our minds forever.

So here are some of the best Indian advisements that put light on social causes which are worth watching.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Ad- Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

This ad features Kangana Ranaut in the role of Goddess Laxmi along with other TV actors, including Ravi Kishan, Isha Koppikar and Amitabh Bachchan who narrates the ad. In the advertisement, a woman throws out the trash from her home without thinking about the people downstairs. A panwala cleans his kiosk while littering the street. An office-going man throws the trash out of his car’s window. Each of these people has a photo of Goddess Laxmi, which disappears while they litter the street and their surroundings. Later, Kangana Ranaut appears in the ad as Goddess Lakshmi who only stays where there is cleanliness. So this ad is a suggestion to the God-fearing common man than Cleanliness is next to Godliness. And urges them to maintain cleanliness not just at home but in their surroundings as well.

Dekh Le By Whistling Woods International

This ad by Whistling Woods International is a strong take on men who stare at women in public and treat them as objects. The ad displays four instances where women are being ogled by men with a relevant background song “Dekh Le Tu Dekhte Hue Kaisa Lagta Hai.”

The ad starts with two guys on a bike staring at the thighs of a girl wearing shorts and riding a scooter. In the second instance, three men in a bus stare at a girl’s cleavage while she is asleep on the shoulder of her friend. In another scene, a man ogles at a woman’s waist with a tattoo on it. And in the fourth instance, a man traveling in a train stares at a woman wearing a burqa. Later in the ad, one by one, all the men in those four instances are put to shame when women flash a reflective surface on their faces. That shows the men how stupid they look when they stare at women with their shameful intentions.

Ariel- Share the Load

This ad is a touching initiative by Ariel that sends across the powerful message that domestic chores are not just the responsibility of women. The ad displays a woman juggling between household chores and laundry while being on a work call. She makes tea for her husband, attend her father and clears the mess scattered by her son. The father watches her daughter handling several responsibilities at once. While her husband sits in one place watching TV and does nothing to help. He realizes how he set the wrong example for his daughter while bringing her up that only women are supposed to handle domestic responsibilities. At that moment, he decides to change by helping his wife with the household chores. This ad tries to send the message that helping around the house isn’t just a woman’s job. Men should share the load as well.

Vogue India- Boys Don’t Cry

With this ad, Vogue tries to convey the message that the serious issue of domestic abuse can be addressed at the early stage by changing the way we raise boys. Growing up, we all have seen people teaching boys that “Boys don’t cry” as it is considered the sign of weakness something that only girls can do to express their emotions. This core message is etched in their mind that crying portrays them as a sensitive individual, which is a girl’s domain and boys are not supposed to behave like that. So, these boys develop aggression and resort to violence as a way to express their views.

In this ad, there are shown several instances in a boy’s life where he starts to cry. While being sent to school, being taught to swim against his wish, being taken to a doctor’s clinic or being heartbroken after a relationship ends. But every time he starts to cry, he is nagged by parents and friends and told that “Boys don’t cry.” In the end, a boy is shown on the verge of crying while he twists the arm of a girl and leaves her on the floor after the incident of domestic abuse. Madhuri Dixit narrates in the end that we always teach our boys not to cry, but it’s high time we should teach them not to make girls cry.

Dove- Let’s Break the Rules of Beauty

The ad begins with a woman narrating that in India, there are 631 million women, but there is still only one face of beauty. Growing up in India, all girls idealize tall, thin, and gorgeous as the beauty standards and very few of them are able to match them. Throughout their life, this complex runs in their mind like an undercurrent. The advertisement shows women from the entire country having different complexions, age, and body shape. It attempts to break the conventional notion of being beautiful. In recent years, the country is observing sincere initiatives towards women empowerment. The aim of the ad film was to depict beauty as a source of confidence and it seems that it has succeeded in it. The ad has substantially strengthened the debate of evolving ideas of beauty in India.

The deep and powerful messages conveyed through these advertisements are commendable that challenges the stereotypes predominant in our society.

India is one of the most vibrant and culturally rich countries, which is also blessed with some breathtakingly beautiful places. Whether you are planning a weekend getaway or looking forward to taking a road trip with your buddies, the options are plenty.

From picturesque landscapes to clear water beaches, quiet backwaters to beautiful valleys, India is full of Instagram worthy spots to travel with your family, buddies, and partner. And who doesn’t like a magnificent Insta feed with likes pouring in every second!

So all you #travelbloggers out there, we bring to you a list of stunning destinations in India. These places are sure to leave you speechless with their beauty and serenity.

Pangong Lake
Pangong Lake
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Pangong Lake is the largest lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4350 mt. The name Pangong is derived from the Tibetan word ‘Banggong Co.’ It means “enchanted, long, narrow lake.” The lake stretches for some 130 kms with a width of about 5 kms. One-third of the lake is in India while the remaining two-thirds lie in Tibet occupied by China. The bright blue waters and rocky lake shore is sure to leave an everlasting impression on your mind. One interesting fact about Pangong Lake is that it displays multiple colors ranging from shades of blue, green, and sometimes reddish. The rugged Himalayan Mountains in the background make a stunning panoramic view, which is a must to capture in your lens.

Valley Of Flowers
Valley Of Flowers
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If you ever want to experience magic close to Mother Nature, then you must visit the Valley of Flowers. The entire place is filled with wonderful meadows and several water tributaries. The gorgeous flowers and immense beauty of this place will behold your attention at the very first sight. You may even forget to blink even once. The flowers blossom between July & September, which is the best time to visit this heaven and witness the alluring flora species and scarce animals like black deer, brown bear, fox, musk deer, and blue sheep. Visiting this place will be a sheer pleasure for photography enthusiasts. And each photograph clicked will speak about the splendor of this place.

Munnar
Munnar
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Munnar is a hill station in Kerala and one of the most picturesque destinations in India. The sprawling tea plantations make this place look like heaven and creates a picture perfect setting. Taking a stroll among the many tea plantations here feels quite like a dream. It is common among honeymooners and has lately become a favorite spot for pre-wedding shoots as well. The exquisiteness, tranquility, and the favorable climate of this place throughout the year are ideal for a refreshing holiday. Situated in the Western Ghats, Munnar houses several tourist places like Mattupetty Dam, Pallivasal Falls, Kundale Dam, Tea Museum, Potamedu, etc. You may get tired of clicking all the awe-inspiring views that Munnar has to offer. But it will never stop to amaze you with its hypnotizing beauty.

Spiti Valley
Spiti Valley
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Wild and isolated- on your journey to Spiti Valley, you’ll come across the unexplored and less traveled roads. It takes a strong heart to conquer this cold desert with narrow roads and a raging river. Still, the journey seems more beautiful than the destination itself. Spiti Valley is the dream of every adventure lover and photography enthusiast. The Key Monastery surrounded by a grand mountain range, cool blue lakes, dreamy walk under the shining sun, and prayer flags fluttering in the breeze are some of the stunning experiences that Spiti Valley has to offer its visitors.

Rann of Kutch
Rann of Kutch
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The surreal beauty of the White Desert of Kutch is something that you need to witness yourself. Because no matter how appealing it looks in photographs, none of them can ever portray the natural splendor of this heavenly looking place. Witnessing flawless white sand under your feet and limitless sky on a full moon night is an amazing experience that will stay with you forever. It becomes all the more beautiful after sunset when the color of the sand and sky looked exactly similar. And not to forget the flamelet flamingos that you’d find wandering here and there! The voice of the folk songs, dance performances by locals in traditional Kutch attire and the famous camel ride will leave you flabbergasted.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets, pack your bags, and get ready to capture the enchanting gorgeousness of these wonderful destinations in your camera forever.

“The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.”

– Paulo Coelho

The eye expressions offer a glimpse of the hidden emotions. They reveal exactly what you feel inside. Whenever you smile, feel deserted, disgusted, or desire strongly for something, it’s clearly visible in your eyes. The eyes are like the reflection of your soul that control emotional communication.

Are you surprised to know that a pair of the human organ does so much apart from letting you see things around? Well, your eyes are precious that deserves all the love and attention. The eye makeup products can enhance their beauty to a great extent and make them look stunning. The best part is that you can create different types of looks ranging from smoky and shimmery to bold and sexy with the help of a few makeup products.

Given below is the list of glamorous eye makeup products that can transform your look within a few strokes. You can easily buy these products from the market or order online as per your convenience.

Kajal
Kajal
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Kajal is the most important eye makeup product that can be easily found in any woman’s vanity box, which they love to wear every day. It is a cosmetic that underlines the eyes, protects them from infections, and provides a soothing effect. Available in a variety of types and shades, you can purchase a kajal that’s easy to use and look absolutely fabulous on you.

Eyeliner
Eyeliner
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Eyeliner is another integral part of the eye makeup clan that make your eyes look bigger, make lashes look longer, and most importantly make your eyes stand out. It is generally applied on the upper lid. Available in the form of pencil, gel, and liquid, each of them requires particular skill and perfection to be applied to your eyes. With the help of eyeliner, you can create swooping lines, dramatic lines, or winged lines based on your preference and overall look.

Eye Shadow Primer
Eye Shadow Primer
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Eye shadow primer makes sure that your eye shadow or liquid eyeliner stays in place throughout the day. It prevents your shadow from crumpling or smudging on your eyelids and comes in a gel-like form that melts away during blending. Choose the right shade of primer that matches your complexion or is a tiny bit lighter. Take a small amount of eye shadow primer on your fingertips and blend up and outward. You can use a concealer brush to blend evenly. And let the eye shadow primer set for 1-2 minutes before applying eye shadow.

Eye Shadow
Eye Shadow
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Eye shadow is a cosmetic that comes in the form of a fine powder which is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrow. Apart from adding depth and dimension, eye shadow makes the eyes look more attractive. The color of the eye shadow must complement your eye color. The neutral shades of salmon and bronzy gold accentuate the look of brown eyes. And the hazel eyes look best with the shade of eyeshades ranging between green and brown.

Mascara
Mascara
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Mascara is a key eye cosmetic that is used to darken, thicken, lengthen, and define the eyelashes. It makes your eye look brighter and fuller. Made up of the combination of oils and waxes, mascara provides pigmentation and uniformity. It is also available in bright and vibrant shades of black, blue, red, pink, and yellow. One suggestion- Always go for waterproof mascara!

Eyebrow Enhancer
Eyebrow Enhancer
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Over time, the eyebrows lose their volume and luster. Eyebrow enhancers do the magic to well-groom your eyebrows that makes a huge difference to your entire face. They help increase the eyebrow length, darkness, and thickness that makes them look fuller and nourished and give them a perfect desirable shape.

Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash Extensions
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Eyelash extensions are a huge relief for people who are not blessed with fuller eyebrows and doesn’t like to use mascara to make them look darker and thicker. There are three types of lash extensions available- synthetic, silk, and mink. With the help of specially formulated, semi-permanent glue these extensions can be applied to the eyelash line to enhance the length and volume of eyelashes. They do not cause any irritation to eyes nor damage the natural eyelashes. Their application takes almost two hours and stays for around a year with touch-ups suggested every three to four weeks.

Hurry up and fill your vanity box with these essential eye makeup products!

There isn’t anything so bad that a cup of coffee can’t fix!

Exhausted? Grab a cup of coffee.

Having a rough day? Drink some coffee.

Not a morning person? Coffee would give you the energy to face the world.

Coffee must get an award for not just being the best hot beverage but also for keeping people calm amidst the daily turmoil. There is something special about it that besides being not-so-healthy people keep going back for more.

People’s love for coffee is so strong that there are actually terms that define the intensity of their affection for this beverage. Coffeegasm means that little rush you feel after that first sip of good, strong coffee & Procaffeinating means the tendency to not start anything until you’ve had a cup of coffee.

Here, we will talk about different types of coffee drinkers who are almost horrendous when they haven’t had their coffee. For them, coffee comes first and then the whole world!

Instant Coffee Drinkers
Instant Coffee Drinkers
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No, they don’t have time for your fancy coffees. All they need is some hot water and instant coffee sachet and they are good to go. Don’t you even dare to comment on their instant coffee preparation methods. They know what they want from their coffee and they doing it rightly.

Espresso Lovers

For these coffee addicts, instant coffee is a big no-no. They only appreciate their black coffee prepared using the finest Arabic beans. Yes, with no milk at all! Because once you go black, you cannot go back to white.

Fancy Coffee Fans
Fancy Coffee Fans
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These coffee drinkers want everything in their coffee ranging from milk, foam to chocolate powder. Where some people struggle to even pronounce coffee names correctly, these people consume latte, cappuccinos, macchiato, and mochaccino like water and actually know everything about them.

Cold Coffee Lovers
Cold Coffee Lovers
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These coffee snobs love their cold coffee more than most things in life. They simply cannot function without their coffee, but after consuming it, they come up with the most creative ideas. If you ever get a chance to test, you’ll find more coffee in their veins as compared to blood.

Occasional Coffee Drinkers
Occasional Coffee Drinkers
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These people can go for days without sipping coffee. But they never mind enjoying a hot cup of coffee occasionally on a date or along with friends. And sometimes they crave for coffee just because it smells great. They do not share a love-hate relationship with this hot beverage compared to other types of coffee drinkers.

Caffeine Addicts
Caffeine Addicts
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You would be surprised to know that caffeine addicts don’t actually care about the taste of coffee. They just need their regular dose (10-12 cups of coffee per day) to function properly. Because trust us without it they look like dehydrated zombies and you would not want to talk to them when they are not at their best behavior.

Frappuccino Lovers
Frappuccino Lovers
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For these types of drinkers, coffee is all about more cream, sugar, and syrup. Actually drinking coffee is their excuse to gobble whipped cream and sauces, which are in more quantity in their cup than actual coffee.

Decaffeinated Coffee Drinkers
Decaffeinated Coffee Drinkers
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97% of the original caffeine must be removed from coffee in order to be labeled as decaffeinated. The decaffeinated coffee lovers like coffee for taste and not for its effect. In fact, decaf is good for the liver and reduces the risk of diabetes as well.

Soy/Almond/Rice/Coconut Coffee People
Soy Almond Rice Coconut Coffee People
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These people keep finding new and exciting ways to ruin the taste of coffee. Some may do it because of the dietary requirements. While others are willing to do it just because the internet said that it holds certain health benefits. These coffee experiments are nothing but compromise with the flavor and quality of true coffee.

Elite Kopi Luwak Drinkers
Elite Kopi Luwak Drinkers
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All the coffee lovers out there must know that Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world. It is a type of coffee that is made from the coffee beans, which are excreted whole in the droppings of the Asian palm civet. While most of us can only try it once in a lifetime, there are some serious Kopi Luwak lovers who take great pride in being able to afford to drink it daily. Hence the name elite Kopi Luwak lovers!

The Connoisseur
The Connoisseur
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They only like to drink the best coffee. No compromise with that! And they can actually enlighten you with their knowledge of the best coffee beans, how to brew them and how to drink them. They know when to brew a coffee in a French press or use some other fancy gadget to brew the Columbian coffee beans. Being an expert, they never shy away to try new brewing methods.

“Post on Instagram” Type
“Post on Instagram” Type
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For these people, it’s not about the taste of the coffee. They choose the coffee that looks best so that they can get an awesome picture to post on Instagram. You can easily spot them in fancy coffee shops capturing their coffee shots under the perfect lighting. They don’t even finish their coffee most of the time.

So, what’s your type?

First things first, if you suspect that your partner is cheating, then let us tell you the doubt does not grow out of anywhere. Either there is a drastic change in your partner’s habit or there is noticeable guilt in their behavior.

In both scenarios, things seem to be going south for your relationship. In your mind, you must have raised this question a million times “Is he cheating?” But how are you actually planning to confront him with the question “Is he cheating?” While it is good to talk about your suspicion but facing reality can be difficult at times. So, if you ever find yourself suspecting your partner of cheating, there here are a few simple steps you should take.

Analyze the Entire Situation

Think about things that make you suspect your partner! Take a good look at your partner’s daily activities. If your partner is spending too much time on his/her phone. The communication between you two is not how it used to be. If the spark has faded between you two. Or your partner is trying to spend as much time possible being away from you.

Confront Your Partner

Once you have identified your feelings about the entire situation, it is time to move to the next step. Talk to your partner about how the recent change in his/her behavior affects you. This is something you are doing for your peace of mind, so do it with full dignity and respect. Your anger is reasonable but does not try and dominate your partner when you speak about your feelings. Accepting faults require a lot of courage. Your partner may be sorry for his/her behavior. Or it is also possible that your partner may deny it at first.

If Your Partner Deny, Show Evidence

In case the latter happens, show your partner the logical pieces of evidence. The phone call list, photographs, exchanged text details, hidden emails, credit card statements, etc. Because there are chances that your partner may deny it until you show him/her the actual evidence.

Allow Your Partner to Express Their Perspective

When your partner takes the blame, allow them to narrate their side of the story. We understand that cheating is never justified. But it cannot always be baseless. Ask your partner about things that they fail to achieve in a relationship, such as affection, companionship, sex, lack of understanding or any other important factor. Is your partner able to find all these things outside the relationship or not? Or does your partner need any sort of therapist help to deal with problems and issues? Talking about all these things will help you understand the problem much better.

Discuss the Damage Caused To Your Relationship

Of course, when your partner cheats on you it takes a toll on your relationship and equation. Discuss with your partner the damage that his/her behavior has caused to the relationship and your emotional sanity. That will help your partner gauge the intensity of their wrong actions.

Consider Pros & Cons for Final Decision

After everything said and heard comes the final step where you have to decide whether you want to stick or twist. Do you want to break up with your partner or give them another chance for redemption? Every relationship is different and sacred for the two people involved in it. If you believe the loss is irreplaceable and staying with the same person will give you nothing more than pain and anxiety, then moving out of it seems a viable option. But if your partner accepts his/her mistake and does everything to heal your wounds, then at least he/she deserves a chance. The final call should be made from deep within your soul!

Always remember what doesn’t destroy your relationship, makes it stronger!!

Marriage is the commencement of a new journey that brings along several sweet-bitter experiences, which are worth cherishing. Some new people become an important part of our lives. We feel more connected to our partner and have a support system 24*7.

There are a few changes that people expect and love to accept after they get married. But the single people have a very different perspective about their married friends. They believe that the life of their married friends turns completely upside down after tying the knot. And it becomes almost impossible for them to carry on with their normal lives like they used to do it.

So, here is a list of weird yet funny assumptions that single people make about their married friends.

  1. The married people are on 24*7 PDA ride. And all they do is to hold hands together, be with each other every second and never want time away from each other. While the reality is we all need some personal time to keep our sanity intact. So, no! Married people are not the brand ambassadors for PDA association.
  2. People believe that married women would drop all their single friends and would socialize only with other married people. Because birds of the same feather flock together. That’s completely incorrect. Getting married doesn’t change your thoughts, interests or people you like. Married women like to hang out with single friends as much as they like to mingle with their married friends.
  3. The single people assume that their married friend is now permanently tied to her husband who wouldn’t go anywhere without him. News flash! Your friend who is now married has still got a life of her own and she can very much do things she wants with or without her husband.
  4. Now that your friend is married, she is licensed to get intimate with her partner. So, the single friends assume that their married friend is living with a guy and she is definitely having sex all the time. Sorry to burst your bubble, but sex only slows down post the marriage.
  5. The married woman can’t go out without her husband’s permission. She can’t be invited to a sleepover. Because she is married and can’t spend the night at someone else’s home. Guys, your friend just got married, she isn’t under a house arrest that she cannot go out anywhere she wants.
  6. Married women should know how to make Mughal, Chinese, Caribbean, French, Greek, Italian & several other cuisines along with the expertise in desserts. The truth is, some women don’t even know how to make chapattis long after they are married. And nobody in the family starves to death. Because it is not just the responsibility of newly married daughter-in-law to cook for everyone in the family.
  7. Married women need to behave and can’t crack non-veg jokes in front of her husband. Guys, your married friend is still the same fun-loving person and her husband for sure doesn’t mind a good laugh.
  8. That married women can’t be a part of all girls trip abroad because she has a husband and whole family to attend, feed, and entertain. Well, hello! She’s still a human who likes to travel, have fun, and spend time with people who are not her husband or in-laws.
  9. Married women are always fully dressed up in front of their in-laws. Their friends believe that they wake up before everyone else in the family to make tea and coffee for everyone. And sleep wearing a 9-yard saree with makeup on. Being an individual, a married woman has several other responsibilities besides pampering her in-laws all day long. And you only come across a woman sleeping wearing a 9-yard saree in Ekta Kapoor’s daily soap.
  10. Married people are expected to have babies as soon as they get back from their honeymoon. People start bombarding them with questions like “So, when are you giving us the good news?” or “When are you guys having kids?” Not everyone is obsessed with making babies as soon as they get a chance. Some people don’t even want to have kids now, in the future, or ever. And it’s totally a decision to be made by the couple without any intervention of society, friends, or family members.

We hope married people would relate to every point mentioned above. And would agree how crazy their single friends are to make to all these weird assumptions.

The seasons keep changing all year, but there is one season that’s constant and we can’t get enough of it. Any guesses what are we talking about? Yes, the much fun and loved party season that stays in full swing throughout the year!

Be it a fancy dinner party with colleagues, BFF’s gathering or club night with your handsome man, looking your glam best is one of the great things about parties. And playing dress up is always fun-

  1. A) Because it makes you look different and attractive.
  2. B) It makes you look more confident.

Now finding the perfect party outfit can be a whole lot of work. You need something that brings out the best in you and makes you feel comfortable at the same time. Whether you are a girl who loves to shine in shimmery sequin dress or a woman who prefer an elegant black dress, we have got it all covered for you.

Presenting to you the list of highly desirable and perfect party dresses that will quench your thirst for the ultimate party season wardrobe.

Little Black Dress
Little Black Dress
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It’s a staple but timeless and works well for every occasion. This simple and feminine dress makes you look chic and allows you to be yourself. Just throw in a pair of heels and minimal jewelry! You’ll notice heads turning, once you walk in the room.

Sequin Dress
Sequin Dress
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A perfect option to amp up your party game. The sparkly, all-body sequinned dresses will glitter details are for the nights that you will always remember. You can choose them in mini, midi or maxi dresses, whatever works for you!

Mini Dress
Mini Dress
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The killer mini dress in any style or color is the perfect outfit for day, night, and the last-minute parties. You can team them up with heels for a glamorous look or style with white kicks for a cool, casual look.

Bodycon Dress
Bodycon Dress
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The hottest of all- glamorous bodycon dresses are the perfect fit for date night. They embrace your curves and hug your figure in all the right places. So grab yourself one and pair with the right accessories to dance the night away!

Lace Dress
Lace Dress
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An absolute treat for summer parties that gives you comfort without compromising with your style game. Keep scrolling through lace dresses that come in different patterns, style, and embroidered details. You definitely need one of these in your wardrobe, which can be accessorized with loop earrings to make a style statement.

Strapless Dress
Strapless Dress
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When you don’t mind showing a little bit of your flawless skin and chiseled beauty bones, a strapless dress is your go-to option for party wear. Team up with an elegant minimalistic neckpiece and your favorite lip color to look your best. All the compliments will be your way and some flirty looks too!

One-Shoulder Dress
One-Shoulder Dress
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Something that will show a glimpse of your skin while keeping up all the support. Offering a unique neckline, the one-shoulder dress trend is worth following. For all the major parties coming up, dress up in a one-shoulder dress and make heads turn.

Skater Dress
Skater Dress
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The skater dress offers both style and comfort, which all girls would love to have. Be it the first date or a cocktail party, sporting a stunning skater dress along with right footwear and accessories will make your friends envy of your super cool dressing style.

Backless Dress
Backless Dress
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Sexy & sophisticated, you would want to save this bold dress for special parties. Hope you’re getting the hint! It will not only make you look hot but also present as a confident super lady. Someone who knows what she wants and how to get it!

Shift Dress
Shift Dress
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Everyone’s favorite and perfect for women of all shapes and sizes. They fall straight down from your shoulders and are less body-hugging, which means super comfortable. From work parties to semi-formal events, these are your go-to attires. Pair your shift dress with sexy heels to add a little bit of glam to your free-flowing look.

As Kate Spade quoted once, “Playing dress-up begins at age five, and never truly ends,” so keep up your dressing game. And dress up like you are about to take over the world!

Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling.

– Cecelia Ahern

Your home is not just a living space. It is the reflection of your personality and ideas that define your living standard. Home is the place where you love to return to at the end of each day that enhances your comfort. With the incorporation of different aspects of home décor, you can make your home look like right out of a picture book.

A decade ago, interior designing was much of a professional’s deal as it involved a lot of work from choosing the right fabrics to colors and then combining them together to create a tasteful space. But thanks to the gazillions of home décor ideas available online and of course not to forget the dreamlike Instagram pictures. They definitely give us home décor goals and inspire us to turn our home into a beautiful abode even on a tight budget/

Because furniture is just not enough to add warmth to your home and make it look welcoming, we are introducing here some amazing home décor items that you can feature in your home to improve its overall look and make it look more elegant.

Hang Wall Art
Hang Wall Art
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From photo frames to classic art pieces, hanging wall art adds a personality to the home. Make sure the artwork you select is the right size and color for the wall you are decorating. And it needs to be hung on the wall very strategically where it gets the maximum attention. The size matters a lot. The artwork shouldn’t be too small to get overlooked by the adjacent furniture and not to be too big to look as it is all over the space.

Cushions for Comfort
Cushions for Comfort
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Cushions are the right ways to add a pop of color to your home. An easy way to accessorize your living area and brighten it up. Mix and match the colors with other elements in the house for symmetry, but don’t go overboard with cushions. They should serve the purpose of making your home look vibrant and offering comfort during long sitting hours.

Window Accessories
Window Accessories
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When it comes to window draperies, stick to linen, cotton or silk (if your budget allows). The neutral color drapes will make for a cozy and comfortable vibe while the sheer drapes will offer a classy look to the home. You can also play with bright and playful colors to add warmth to your abode. The wood blinds or bamboo shades are also an alternative way to dress up your windows and compliment your home décor.

Use Mirrors Tactically
Use Mirrors Tactically
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Did you know that mirrors can add visual space to your home? And they are perfect to make space look larger than it actually is. Using large mirrors on the walls of your house reflects the room back and make it look more spacious, almost double the actual size. The placement of the mirror should be on the right wall to maximize its effect on the décor. The mirrors should reflect something striking like artwork or lighting objects.

Make a Difference with Decorative Light Fixtures
Make a Difference with Decorative Light Fixtures
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Lighting plays an important role in changing the way your home look and feel. Without spending a fortune, you can buy unique designer light fixtures at budget-friendly prices. Ranging from contemporary, eclectic, and vintage to inverted hanging lights, you can choose the lights that go well with your interiors to add more grace to your home.

Use Area Rugs
Use Area Rugs
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The rugs can be used to outline or separate areas. Select a rug that provides enough space for both the couch and table to create a better space. Do not use tiny rugs because they make a room look small and congested.

Display Decorative Pieces
Display Decorative Pieces
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The accessories give an enhancing look to a home. You can use antique and contemporary decorative pieces made up of metal, wood, terracotta, and stone on the coffee table, bedside table and wall shelves to add a charm to your beautiful home and make it look more sophisticated. Make sure you group the decorative objects by color and concentrated in a few areas to create a special focal point.

Even if you are on a budget, you can create a home of your dreams with the amazing décor ideas mentioned above.

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