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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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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 …

Top 5 Sensitive Wipes In India

For today's parents, the most go-to baby care product is wet wipes. From a newborn to even tweens, mothers are using these wipes, as they make a huge difference in the smell and comfort of the kid. My son is 4 now and I still keep wet wipes handy whenever I go out with him. They are easy to carry and use. These baby wipes are designed to give ease of cleaning any sort of mess with taking away bad odors. And I am in love with them.

Wet wipes are mostly safe for baby’s skin. However, if the baby's skin is tender, choosing the right baby wipes becomes a careful decision. For sensitive skin, water-based organic wipes are assumed the best. Also, the strong scent of wipes can cause skin irritation for younger babies. Hence, if your little one has sensitive skin, before buying any baby wipes from the market, you should keep in mind below points:
Check the ingredients mentioned at the back of the baby wipes pack. If you find more unknown terms, this may not be a good option to go with…

Hot Infused Water For Winter

Do you naturally drink a lot of water in wintertime or do you need to force yourself at it? With winters comes a common health issue; less water intake. When the weather gives us chills, we don't really feel the need of drinking water all day long. But the reality is less water intake affects many of the body function like digestion and detoxification. On one side, most of us crave warm drinks and bigger flavors during winter, the other side we feel lazier in preparing them. Isn't it?

Let me be honest here about my behavior in this cold season (it is still cold here in Lucknow). I want to remain inside my quilt all day when I am not in office. I even wish to eat sitting at my bed only and I hate going anywhere if it is not sunny outside. All I remember "No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn." The biggest messiah for me this time is a hot cup of Tea.

I am a big tea fan and the frequency of my milk tea (without sugar though) increases so much in winter, if…

How Much You Know About Green Tea?

I like reading about natural and local food. When I read about their origin, benefits, and consumption, I find myself more connected to our food wisdom. Because of all these traits, our ancestors included  specific food item in our diet. And based on their natures, certain food items became part of daily intake while others got the place in celebration feast. A few years back, when I first heard about Green Tea, I was confused. I was already a tea addict and milk tea was my every morning cuppa. But to try it out, I made mind to buy it myself as the whole office was going gaga over green tea benefits. I bought my first pack of green tea bags and slowly my taste buds started liking the unique flavor of green tea. We all know that green tea comes with ample of benefits. However, in this post, I am going to cover some other aspects of green tea.

Origin
Green tea has its origin in China. It is believed that during the reign of Emperor Shennong , (a popular figure in Chinese mythology), aro…

Food Habits That I Am Going To Change This Year

This post is for New Year resolutions blog train. The blog train is hosted by Vartika, Alpana and Prerna,  sponsored by Pandora's Box and Recipe Dabba. My topic is Dr Feelgood - How are you planning to tweak your Food Habits for 2019 .  

We all desire to stay healthy and happy. Yes, happiness is very much connected to our health. But today's sedentary lifestyle has made us fall for quick meals and unhealthy choices. Over the course of time, these quick things give us side effects that rather don't go quick. Eventually, we fall prey to weight loss industry which asks for cutting sugar, salt, oils, carbs, dairy product and almost everything which is there in our kitchens since our grandparents time. We run after different diets (Ketogenic diet, Vegan diet, Raw food diet etc) and we even believe in schemes like having dinner before sunset, getting rid of rice, keeping a distance with fruits and avoiding any type of fat.

Is this way of keeping ourselves fit sustainable in the …