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How To Live Happier?

As per a survey done over millennials asking them what their most important life goals were, most of them said that they wanted to get rich and famous. But is money the secret to the happiness? People say NO, money is certainly not the reason to bring happiness, but should we completely forget the cash? A few times, my wallet was stolen and this never made me happy. Even I was gloomy for days thinking about the cash loss. 

Then how we feel happy? How brain gives us the signals so as to make us feel happy? Happiness is a brain created phenomenon, undoubtedly, but what brain does is never straightforward or simple to understand. Science says there are things called "Happy Hormones" namely dopamine, endorphins, serotonin and oxytocin. Dopamine is mostly linked to happiness. So, if you want to feel happier you need to increase your dopamine levels. However, this is not that simple as it looks. The brain’s functioning is maddeningly complex. And something like "increase thi…
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My 'Invisible' Accomplishments #DecadeHop #RRxMM

As we entered 2020, through this post I am trying to contemplate the coolest, most daring, and most significant feats of my life during the last decade. Now the more I regress my memory, the more I feel there are two types of achievements or accomplishments that I can ponder upon; Visible and Invisible. Visible ones are those that I can count on my finger like a parrot and others can nod also. I got specs on, married to a not-so-romantic man, produced a baby, started writing and added good 17 kgs in my body volume (I was 50 in 2011). However, there are many invisible accomplishments too that either I know silently or very few can assert.

From 2011 to 2019, Who am I now

From a coy soul to now an outspoken woman, the trek was not easy. I achieved it. From being a no-makeup girl to now a lipstick swatches observer, the transition was tough. But it happened. And from being a sweet hater to now a sweet lover, the change was mysterious yet occurred. And now I can die for Gulab Jamuns. And I…

ESSENTIAL WAYS OF USING USED COFFEE GROUNDS

Dozens of pounds of coffee waste are thrown away every day, even though it is known to have multiple uses. Especially now that there is a possible increase in the price of grain, it is better to take advantage of each ounce, and get the most out of the waste. To know more tips how to reuse coffee powder just find here at coffeelifious.com

Here we tell you other uses that you can give the coffee eraser: 

In the fridge 
If you do not have baking powder on hand which is one of the quintessential odour eliminators, do not worry. You can also eliminate odours in the fridge by placing a little coffee eraser in an uncovered cup. The flour must absorb that which bothers your nose.

In your hands 
Garlic, onion, salmon, - there are some great ingredients to cook but if hours later your hands retain that aroma, the thing changes. To get rid of those unpleasant odours rub your hands with coffee residue, including under your nails and then rinse with warm water.

In the rest of your skin 
Cellulite cre…

My Monsoon Love Hate Love Story

Last year, almost the same time, I packed every belonging of mine and landed to a place which is close to my heart. With bag and baggage, my family moved from Delhi to Lucknow. It was monsoon time when I came here and thank god I witnessed a prosperous rain. Lucknow, though smaller compared to Delhi, is a place I distinguish since childhood. The city of Nawabs is believed as the happiest city in India. As our move was well calculated, my husband and I made sure to have all those things in our lives that I missed being in Delhi. A bigger house (that we can afford), green surroundings, street food access that we missed in Delhi and people who talk in our native tongue.

The Hate Story

I hated the rain when I was in Delhi. My house was in a busy lane of a crowded Delhi locality, and I was living on the second floor of the building. Hence neither I had easy access to the road, nor to terrace. When it rained, I was forced to stay inside. Roads used to get sunk even after the rain of half an…

The Tradition of Respecting and Celebrating Food

This post is for #BharatKaZaika is a blogging event conducted by #BlogBoosterIndia. 

A story to begin with

After winning the great battle of kurukshetra, Yudhisthira was now king of Hastinapur. And then one day, all of sudden Krishna went to Yudhishithira and started saying in urgency "dadasvannam dadasvannam dadasvannam yudhisthira (“Give food! Give food! Give food! Yudhisthira). As the great battle had affected everyone in the country, food was the first way to start giving relief to the suffering countrymen.  As suggested by Krishna, yudhisthira then organized the great asvamedha-yajna. Mahabharata records an extraordinary celebration of distributing food as a part of the sacred year-long rites and rituals.

Our food heritage

You see, In our country, there is a tradition of respecting and celebrating food. The spirit of classical Indian civilization guided that primary duty of the king is to ensure that none within his domain suffers from hunger. Hence the king ensured that people…

On #WorldBloodDonorDay, Let us pledge for saving lives

It is world blood donor day today. I also got to know about this from my twitter feeds and then I realized that this is such a great day to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

Many of us don't realize the importance of blood donation until we face the emergency in our own family wherein someone needs blood. This is because of blood donation, hospitals and other health care facilities have access to affordable blood when needed. The ample availability also ensures timely supplies of safe and quality-assured blood and blood products which are an integral part of universal health coverage and a key component of effective health systems.

Blood donation saves lives, we all know. Be it for planned treatments or urgent interventions. However, still, people are hesitant in willingly donating blood. There are many myths and presumptions that stop people from going to blood donation camps. In fact, after donating blood, the body works to renew the blo…

Eco-Friendly Bridal Attire And Dazzling Charms For Bridesmaids

With scorching heat and blazing summer brides of the season are in search of natural eco-friendly attires to keep cool in fashion. Hence fashion designers are attuned to tone down the heavy dazzles in soft flowy breathable fabric. Thus culling preeminence knocks to the linen assortment. After cotton, linen fabric takes the apical weave on the line. Let’s check out the array and its highlights.

Why U should wear Linen 
Approximately 4000 years ago linen was first manufactured in Egypt. Since then it was a part of royal apparel in high-class society. It has an amazing capacity to keep away sweat in summer and keeps you cool compared to other fabric whereas even during winter it keeps you warm. It is an organic fabric and is made from flax. It is on demand and costly as is labor intensive. It is organic, eco-friendly, breathable and soft. Hence linen is now pick of the bridal couture to tailor fashionable yet comfortable attire.


Linen Gown
For gowns, linen is much preferred as the explici…

How Was Your Exam?

It was Vibhu's last exam today. I can't say about his happiness because he is still too young to express his worry or joy about this matter, but I am happy. It was Vibhu's first school year. Everything was new. New city, new school, and new people. On top of it, he joined school 2 months late. As it was a mid session admission, no as such joining test or interview happened. It was just one day his father took him to school. Back home I was so tensed that how would he behave there! As I always say, he is a blessed kid. He was all fine in school. Now his first school session is over. He did well in his class and I am so proud of him.

Being a working mother, I rarely go to drop or pick Vibhu from school. My husband is carrying this responsibility wonderfully. At days when it is a company holiday or when for some reason I am working from home and there are no meeting clashes, I also join my husband when he goes to pick Vibhu from school. The little chit chat with Vibhu's …