Celebrity Photos, Entertainment, Gossip

‘It’s a QUIT!’ for 5 Celebrity Couples (Breakups)

While the world was drooling over the grandeur of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s toe-curling wedding last December, the first couple of months of 2019 has already witnessed some shocking starry splits. Here are the five celeb splits of 2019 you can’t afford to miss.  

Henri Levy and Demi Lovato

Calling it a quit, Demi and Henry have been in the headlines lately. Not too long did their paradise last. These two were spotted together at Beverly Hills while they were enjoying a romantic sushi date last year. While Lovato, the pop star had had a challenging time with her wellness in a rehabilitation center combating an overdose of the drug, she relapsed into it once again. Though these two crossed paths while both were at rehab and the last post of PDA by her beau stated all love and support for her, with the caption reading of loving her scars, yet they parted ways when she resumed treatment. Sources reveal that Lovato’s family didn’t find it to be a good time for her to go into any relationship and suggested her health should be the major focus, instead.

Shayna Taylor and Ryan Seacrest

If breakups are meant to get dirty, one must pay a visit to Shayna Taylor and Ryan Seacrest now. After their three years long relationship, these two had called it a quit in February. Akin to all other relationships, theirs wasn’t a smooth sail either. About a year into the relationship, they had a break up fuming in the latter part of 2014, but the cupid pulled the love chords once again, and they were back as stronger together. Though Seacrest had mentioned to a daily that it had been quite an adventure moving to New York from Los Angeles with her, yet the rumor of their split isn’t false. Again, post-split they are in all amicable terms.

Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian

Putting a final stop to their relationship, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan are making the headlines now. There have been multiple times that Khloe’s beau has been in the limelight of scandalizing gossip of for his infidelity. They have been dating for over a period of two years, and their split had hit the headlines when Khloe was pregnant with their daughter True. Even after the duo patched up, steaming stories of Tristan’s infidelity didn’t subside. Sources reveal that this time Khloe is nowhere close to reconciliation.

Christian Carino and Lady Gaga

Sources have confirmed to a popular daily about their split. While Lady Gaga has added a couple of more feathers to her overcrowded cap, with the Grammy and the Golden Globe this year, the rumors confirm that all is not well in their paradise. The pop star did not bring in this Valentine’s with any lovey-dovey PDA with Christian Carino neither did she mentioned him in any of her latest speeches she chose to flaunt her tattoos instead. This one might be a silent split.

Ellie Bamber and Richard Madden

They announced their relationship in 2018 while the news of their split surfaced this year. Richard Madden has been spotted solo in the award ceremonies this season. While the Game of Thrones fame actor bagged a Golden Globe, Ellie Bamber could not be spotted either around him or in his award acceptance speech.

While 2019 did not start off with much new insta stories of happily ever after for celebs, these are few split stories doing the rounds in starry tinsel town of the West.

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Misc

How To Remember Everything You Read

You’ve read the latest hot seller from a famous novelist, and you’re eager to make your friend jealous by dropping hints about what’s in it. But when you both are at your favorite coffee shop, the worst happens! You can’t remember what you read! Or, there’s a really important exam that you have to clear to move on to the next level, but you’re worried you won’t be able to remember all that you’ve studied. Sound familiar? These scenarios do to more people than you think!

It’s not always easy remembering what you’ve read. It’s like holding on to a dream; you have a feeling that what you’d dreamt was really scary or hilarious, but they slowly slip out of your mind’s grasp anyway.
Unluckily, there aren’t really proven techniques to retain fabulous dreams. Luckily, here are a few ways you can remember all that you read.

Build a Mind Palace

Also known as the “Method of Loci,” this technique is highly recommended even by experts, even those as old as Sherlock Holmes! Here are its key points:

1. Don’t Memorize what you Read – Yes, you read that right! We often push our minds too hard to retain things when, in fact, our grey cells find other recall tools more attractive. It has been proven that highlighting or underlining the key sections of what you read are more effective than memorizing the whole lot.

2. Jot Notes – When you make notes, you actually force your mind to understand what you’re reading before putting it down on paper. And when your mind’s applied, you already increase the chances of remembering what you’ve read because you understand the concept. Concepts, ideas, or perception are always easier to remember actual words.

3. Identify 5 pieces of furniture in every room – Go to the rooms you are most familiar with, which would mostly be the rooms in your home, your school/college, or office. Next, identify 5 of the rooms you frequent the most and retain their maps in your mind. For example, in your classroom, remember – podium, teacher’s table, chalkboard, projector, window, and your desk.

4. Attach pictures to things – Attach an image to things that you read and what to remember. For example, if you’re reading a book on creating websites, then you can compare the website to your home, the first window like the window you first see when you wake up, the contact us section to your telephone, the algorithm to keep a track of the website footfall like your shoe rack, etc.

5. Assign Images to Room Objects – With each object representing something you’ve read, it’s time to collate those objects in your top 5 rooms. So, it would be something like this – Contact Us segment -; Telephone -; Hall, Home Page –; Big Window –; Hall, Daily Feeds/Articles -; Ceiling Fan -; Hall, Photos -; Family Photo Frames -; Hall.

6. Create Data Segments – It’s easier to break down a large task into smaller pieces. With each piece getting completed, your satisfaction and confidence grow. Similarly, break down the book’s chapters into the rooms in your mind palace. For example, the introductory chapters would be the living room or office foyer, the core chapters could be your bedroom or kitchen, and the concluding chapters like your veranda, balcony, or washing room. With each object in each room representing something, you will find it easier to remember what you’ve read because those objects, right before your eyes, will remind you of them.

7. Pictures for Months – Dates are usually tricky things to remember, especially for those tedious History & Civics exams. An easy way to recall which month an important event took place would be to assign a picture to the months. For example, if an event occurred in December, then think of Christmas, or exams for events that happened in April.

Other Methods

Apart from the ‘Mind Palace’ technique, here are a few other basic methods if you don’t want to remember things you’ve read from an academic perspective, but because you want to use the information in the book or article for something more important or to make a difference to your life.

1. Read important sections out loud. Like jotting down notes, your mind’s put to use to hear what you’re reading out loud, which further helps to remember things.

2. Try to read books, magazines, or newspapers – the hard copies of data, rather than sticking to just e-books or screenshots of pages of books or papers.

3. The mind tends to retain read things better when it is rested. If you’re under a lot of pressure, have too many to-do things in mind or emotionally occupied with something else, then it’s best to stop reading. Resume reading when you’ve cleared your mind of all other clutter and it is calm and rested.

4. Go distraction-free. When you are able to isolate yourself and read, your complete focus is on the written material, and you can, therefore, remember things better.

5. Reflect on what you’ve read. It may just take a few minutes but try and analyse what you’ve read and see how it makes a difference to you. Think about what your objective was of reading a particular piece, and whether it was met, and how it made a difference. Things that impact you directly will certainly make you remember them better.

So, use these tips and get cracking with minding what you read better!

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Latest, Smart Phones, Technology

Compare Smartphones: Apple iPhone XS vs. Samsung Galaxy S10

Today’s smartphones are quite literally marvels of technology. They feature designs and processors so fast, that a task that takes longer than a few seconds is considered slow. The processors under these machines are simply extraordinary. Today, these machines have more computing power than the rockets that sent the first men to the moon; all of which fit in chips which are a few nanometres wide.

When it comes to the best devices in 2019, there are very minor differences which separate the goliaths at the top. Yet, there is one new entrant, which has quite simply set the bar for what a 2019 smartphone should be. That device is the new Samsung flagship the Galaxy S10. It comes sporting the latest SoC from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 855, which is supposedly faster than even the A12 bionic, which features in the iPhone XS. The processor offers superior graphics performance, as well as better RAM management than any previous Snapdragon processor.

Samsung S10

The S10 also comes with the best AMOLED display, featuring a whopping 550+ppi density. The phone is also the first mainstream flagship to sport the hole punch, hence demarcating the fact that Samsung has never embraced the notch culture.

The phone also features not two, but rather three cameras, a primary, a zoom lens and a wide angle lens. This makes it the first time Samsung has incorporated a three-camera system. The quality is top notch and is equally comparable to the system employed by the iPhone. The smartphone also comes with an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, which allows you to unlock the phone at lightning fast speeds, through the screen itself. This is a revolutionary new step as it replaces the conventional haptic touch-based fingerprint scanners.

The phones also feature hefty batteries to ensure it runs all day. Samsung has quite simply outdone them with this iteration of the Galaxy S10. They also understand that with the rise in quality and prices of the device, they have to offer a device which is slightly more affordable; hence, they have the younger S10E, which features the same powerful processor, but tones down on the camera and display. There is also a bigger, S10 plus which features a wider screen along with a dual front-facing camera.

IPhone XS

When it comes to competing with the iPhone XS, the Galaxy S10 is quite neck in neck. The S10 takes the crown when it comes to screen, power, new technology, and battery. The iPhone also punches above its weight; it can stand equally when it comes to power and battery and one ups the Samsung when it comes to camera quality. The images from the iPhone are quite simply stunning, and the S10 does a little overexposure which slightly makes the image warmer. Both devices are the best choices one can have when looking out for a smartphone; they simply tick all the important pillars of a smartphone; the display, power, battery, camera and experience. You cannot go wrong when you are choosing either of these heavyweights.   

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Grooming, Hair Removal

Effective Home Remedies for Dealing with Ingrown Hair

Are you experiencing weird bumps on your face or body which are not pimples or hives? They are nothing but ingrown hair which has curled and grown back into the skin instead of rising up from it. Usually, dead skin clogs up the hair follicles on the surface and force the hair inside to grow under the skin sideways. Though it is not a serious issue, yet it can be irritating or embarrassing in appearance. Sometimes, the ingrown hair can be painful as well.




Here’s a look at home remedies for ingrown hair:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

You need apple cider vinegar and a cotton ball for the remedy. You need to apply apple cider vinegar to the affected area with the help of a cotton ball and allow it to dry. After 15-20 minutes, wash the area with plain water. You can use the remedy twice or thrice a day.

apple cider vinegar

  • Epsom Salt

For the remedy, you need 2 cups of Epsom salt and warm water. Add Epsom salt to the warm water filled in your bathtub. Get inside the tub and soak for about 15 minutes. Post soaking in the tub, shower as usual.




epsom salt

  • Aspirin Tablet

You need 2 Aspirin tablets, a tablespoon of water, and a few drops of honey for the remedy. Soak the Aspirin tablet in a tablespoon of water and wait till it dissolves completely. Once it gets dissolved, mix it well to form a paste. Now, add honey to the paste and apply on the affected area evenly. Allow the paste to dry for 10-15 minutes and rinse with plain water.

aspirin

  • Aloe Vera Gel

This is an effective remedy for ingrown hair where you need fresh Aloe Vera gel only. Extract the gel from Aloe Vera leaves and apply the gel on the affected area. Leave the gel for half an hour and rinse with warm water. Repeat the remedy twice a day for best results.

aloevera gel

  • Tea Tree Oil

For this remedy, you need 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix both the oils and apply them on the affected area. Now, massage the oil on the skin for 2-3 minutes. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. You can repeat this remedy twice a day.

tea tree oil

  • Warm Compress

This is one of the simple remedies where you need only soft washcloth and warm water. Soak the clean cloth in warm water and remove the excess water from the cloth. Place this cloth on the affected area for few minutes. You can repeat the remedy several times a day.

  • Coconut Oil

You need coconut oil and a tissue paper for the remedy. Apply the coconut oil on the affected area and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wipe the oil with a clean tissue. You can use the remedy thrice a day for quick results.

coconut oil

  • Castor Oil

You need washcloth, warm water and castor oil for the remedy. Apply castor oil on the affected area and leave it for 15 minutes. Now, soak the washcloth in warm water and wipe off the oil.

castor oil

These, are some common and effective home remedies with no side effects and offer results in a few days itself.

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Fitness, Health

14 Yoga Poses with Animal Names

Here you can find 14 different yoga poses. The world of yoga is astonishing and amusing at the same time. You will be surprised to know how many different yoga poses there are for people to practice and lead a healthier life. Interestingly, a lot of these poses are based on the body postures animals take. The prime reason why yogasanas are inspired from animal poses is because yoga encourages people to be as flexible as an animal. If you wish to know what poses take inspiration from animals, then here is a list that you can follow-


    1. Crocodile Pose

    The crocodile pose, also referred to as makrasana, is an amazing pose that ensures restfulness to the body. So, anybody who feels stressed and tensed perpetually can try out this pose. The pose you assume in this asana might not quite resemble that of a lying crocodile, but it is indeed a lot of fun to do it.

    crocodile pose

    1. Turtle Pose

    The turtle pose, also known as kurmasana, is the best yoga pose to get rid of belly fats. The reason why this pose is called a turtle pose is because it appears like a turtle when viewed from above. This is an extremely popular yogasana among women and has many benefits like an improved digestion and a more efficient respiratory system.

    turtle pose

    1. Camel Pose

    If you want a good stretch in your abdomen and to strengthen the muscles here, then engaging in the camel pose would be the best bet. This pose, also referred to as ushtrasana, improves posture, betters digestion and cures lower back pain. What more? Your thigh muscles get strengthened considerably.

    camel pose

    1. Crow Pose

    The crow pose is also called bakasana. And it is called so because of its resemblance with a bird’s posture. The most important characteristic of this pose is that it calls for a great deal of balance in the body. With an increase in the flexibility and elasticity of the spine, this pose helps with problems like acidity and heartburn.

    crow pose

    1. Peacock Pose

    In this pose, you need to balance your body on your hands. Also called mayurasana, this pose requires a lot of body strength. By practicing peacock pose regularly, you will see a significant improvement in the functioning of your inner organs. This is basically a yoga pose that works on your entire body.

    peacock pose

    1. Eagle Pose

    This is also one of those yoga poses that need you to have a lot of balance. Doing this pose regularly will subject your body to a great deal of benefits. You get strong joints, your balance gets a boost and you feel a considerable improvement in your digestion and general health.

    eagle pose

    1. Scorpion Pose (Vrischikasana)

    This is a balancing pose, referred to as Vrischikasana in Sanskrit. With this pose, you can reap all the benefits of doing an inverted pose. By increasing blood flow to the brain, it makes your cognitive abilities better. Problems of piles and vericose veins also subside with the regular practice of this pose.

    scorpion pose

    1. Frog Pose

    Bhekasana, also called the frog pose, looks pretty much like a frog that is about to hop. The best thing about this pose is that it is a great hip-opener. In addition to giving your internal organs a good massage, this pose improves your body posture. And it doesn’t just strengthen the muscles in your back, your front also gets that much needed stretch.

    frog pose

    1. Downward Dog

    This pose is called adho mukha svanasana in Sanskrit. It is probably the most popular of all the animals yoga poses we have today. It is that pose almost all yoga classes teach, irrespective of its level or standard. It is also an important part of sun salutation. It relieves stiffness and tension in the body.

    downward-dog

    1. Cat Pose

    Bidalasana, also known as the cat pose is an extremely important pose for people with spine problems. By doing this pose diligently, you will be able to offer your spine a great deal of flexibility and strength. This pose doesn’t depend on your balancing capacity, so is perfect for beginners.

    cat pose

    1. Fish Pose

    Fish pose, also known as matsyasana is a common pose taught in yoga schools. It is a restorative yoga pose that relaxes your body and offers it a great deal of energy and vigour. With this pose, you can get your nasal passages cleared. What more? Your spinal flexibility improves.

    fish pose

    1. Cow Pose

    This is a less complicated asana, referred to as gomukhasana in Sanskrit. The most important benefit of doing this asana is an improvement in balance and posture. With this pose, your neck and spine get a good stretch. Your body feels more coordinated than ever with the regular practice of the cow pose.

    cow pose

    1. Cobra Pose

    Cobra pose is also called Bhujangasana. This pose is an important part of flow yoga and offers the entire body a good stretch. Anyone having stiffness in the lower back can try this pose. Apart from improving heart health, this pose helps with problems such as asthma. What else? Your digestion and spine health improve significantly.

    cobra pose

    1. Pigeon Pose

    Pigeon pose or rajakapotasana is a sitting pose that works wonders on your flexibility. When you do this yogasana regularly, your internal organs get stimulated. People having urinary disorders see a lot of improvement by practicing this pose diligently. What else? You see a lot of improvement in your mood.

    pigeon pose

    These poses are special not just because they are inspired by animals’ postures but also because they are extremely beneficial for the health. So, what makes you wait? Practice these poses and make your body as fit and healthy as that of an animal.

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    Healthy Habits, Uncategorized

    Know How to Wake up Early in the Morning – 5 Simple Tips

    It is said, “Early to bed early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” But for many people, it is not less than a challenge to wake up early in the morning. You may be one of those people who are always late for school, college, or work. It is important to wake up on time so that you can accomplish all your tasks throughout the day timely. Haven’t we heard of successful people and how their day begins early?




    If you are one of those, who struggle to wake up early, here’s a look at useful tips that will help:

    1. Set multiple alarms

    If you set only one alarm, the chances are you will put it off and dose back to sleep. Thus, make a habit of setting 2-3 alarms at an interval of 4-5 minutes each. This will help in getting up early. If you have a sibling or spouse that wake up early, you can ask them to wake you up so that you can begin your day early.

    1. Pick something that can motivate you

    When you don’t have an aim for your morning, it is obvious for you to procrastinate and wake up late. If you are a fitness enthusiast, go for an early morning jog with your friends or join a gym in the morning slot with your best friend. When you know someone is waiting for you, it would be a reason enough for you to push yourself and get up on time.




    1. Train your mind

    Your mind is probably in a habit to get up late and is absolutely convinced that there is no wrong in it. You need to change your mind-set by reading and listening to the stories of people who wake up early and how they make optimum utilization of their mornings. You must read the benefits of waking up early. Try to get up early for a day or two and try to find the difference it made in your routine. It will motivate you to get up early every day.

    1. Get up to something that you enjoy doing

    If the idea of doing monotonous jobs keeps you from waking up early, try to do things that you enjoy after waking up such as taking a walk in the park, spending time with your pet, listening music, dancing, having a cup of coffee, etc.

    1. Sleep early

    When you sleep early at night, you will automatically wake up early. When you sleep late, you can’t push yourself to get up due to sleep deprivation.

    These practical tips will go a long way and help in training your mind and body to wake up early.

     

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    Entertainment

    Avengers: Endgame: Trailer Review

    A glimpse of a green halo over Tony Stark and we immediately get a gloomy feeling, the impending doom has already struck down, and we are transported to the fatal events of the previous movie. Thanos has really wiped out 50% of the universe and the Avengers are shattered; they have been defeated, yet there seems to be a glimmer of hope.

    The trailer begins with a monologue from Tony, a message addressed to his beloved Pepper Potts, but really a message for all of humanity to hear. He had been beaten by the all-powerful Thanos and despite all their attempts, they failed to defeat him. He is seen stranded in space, an unknown region, adrift and desolate. His means of sustenance are finished and the air is running out as well, it will only be a matter of time before his terrible demise occurs.

    The trailer then takes us to earth, where the consequences seem to be dire, and we see a sullen Steve Rogers lamenting the death of his brothers in arms, and more. However, it’s not just Steve; we see a very distraught Bruce Banner and Thor, each of whom is thinking about the next course of action.

    The scene then skips to various other characters, and we finally get a glimpse of Hawkeye, who has now taken up the persona of Ronin. Now The Black Widow and Captain America are discussing a plan, which the Widow is certain is going to work. The Captain has his doubts, but he is fully behind the plan. The final scene is where the real shroud of mystery lies, we see a very energetic Scott Lang, better known as the Antman, who is shouting at the camera, requesting permission to let him in. The reason the scene carries such momentous value is that in the premise to the movie, he is seen stuck in the quantum realm. His escape brings about some much-needed answers and perhaps a solution to defeating Thanos and undoing his actions.

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    Entertainment, Film

    Robot 2.0 – A must watch for all movie lovers

    Quoting Rajinikanth, the humongous star of Tollywood – like all other S. Shankar’s movies, Robot 2.0 is aimed to be larger than life cinema. Being the ‘not-so-baby step’ of Akshay Kumar in Tamil film industry, that too alongside Rajinikanth, this movie has all the ingredients worth the hype.




     

    Beginning right from the whopping budget of INR 5 billion (approx. US$ 71.65 million) and AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty coming together for the music to the Hollywood VFX team and all the meticulous hours of Akshay Kumar’s absolutely unrecognizable makeup – every single fact about this movie has only rendered the fans in higher levels of anticipation.

    With the weekend being around the corner, if you are still having second thoughts about the movie – here are a few facts about 2.0 that you must know before being conclusive about it.




    1. In case, you are under the impression that 2.0 is an out-and-out sequel to Robot or Endhiran, do know that you are not going to be subjected to any monotonous dragging of Robot. Instead, it’s a whole new story with a couple of characters coinciding with the prequel.
    2. The entire movie has been shot in 3D visual technology.
    3. Akshay Kumar plays the villain Dr. Richards, who has gotten himself transformed into a crow and puts the entire city into trouble by controlling all the mobile phones whimsically.
    4. The protagonist from the prequel Vaseegaram brings back his robot Chitti to restore peace in the city.
    5. Well, for those who still swoon over Aishwarya Rai Bachchan waltzing in the meadows in vibrant drapes, might be a little disappointed since she is not to be seen in this sequel. Instead, you will take back home glimpses of the gorgeous Amy Jackson in your mind from 2.0.
    6. AR Rahman has played his magic once again with the background scores.
    7. Thinking if the VFX is overhyped? Well, it has had the biggest ever preps in terms of high-end VFX in Indian cinema. Both Aki and Rajinikanth will be seen sharing the screen in some marvellous high octane sequences.
    8. It is being released in about 13 languages or more.

    No matter whatsoever the very first reviews of the audience are; in case, you are thinking of 2.0 as a weekend entertainer, you won’t return disappointed. Without a prior booking, you rarely have a chance at the multiplexes for this weekend. Already there has been a collection of INR 1.25 billion ($17.93 million) through prior bookings at the multiplexes. As per the speculations, it’s estimated to have the biggest ever opening collection in Indian cinema or any other movie of Rajinikanth or Akshay Kumar.

     

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    Health, Health Conditions, Uncategorized

    How to overcome the fear of darkness

    Do you have fear of darkness? It is very common to hear about people who are afraid of the dark. Others might laugh it off, but people who are scared of the dark may have serious issues. The level of fear varies from person to person, and some individuals have an extreme fear of darkness, which is termed Nyctophobia.




    There can be various underlying reasons for the fear of the dark. Most of the time, it is the fear of ghosts and monsters that have been instilled in our minds right from childhood, and unfortunately, some people are unable to overcome that even after growing up. Nyctophobia is also associated with sleep disorders just as insomnia. When people have trouble in sleeping, they feel particularly anxious and distressed in the dark as compared to people who immediately fall asleep after lying in bed.

    No matter, what causes the fear of the dark, it is essential to combat it and not let the fear get better of ourselves. Here’s a look at the practical tips that will help in combating the fear of dark:

    Use dim lights in your room

    One of the easiest and most helpful ways of sleeping in dark is to keep dim lights on. You can’t sleep peacefully if you have your lights on which is why you can get a small lamp for your room which dimly lights ups your room so that you can sleep in peace without fearing the dark

    Prepare for the bed

    One of the effective ways of fighting the fear of dark is to wind up before you go to bed. Keep all your electronic devices aside and avoid consuming caffeine. Now, try to meditate for 10 minutes by focusing on your breath and try to eliminate all negative or anxious thoughts from your mind. Avoid watching TV shows that are violent or stressing your mind.



    Challenging your fears

    Most of the fears are all created in our mind and don’t have any existence. It is better to get rid of them by facing them. Once you put off the light, if you feel anxious or scared that someone is inside your closet, standing at the corner, or under the bed, go and check the place. Prove yourself that there is nothing to worry about

    Seek counselling

    If these tips don’t work for you and your fear of the dark is extreme, it is recommended to seek professional help from a psychologist or counsellor as they can help in eliminating the root cause of fear by studying your psychology and reasons for fear.

    These essential tips will help in combating the fear of the dark and spend nights peacefully.

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    Health, Healthy Habits

    Health Benefits of Golden Milk Aka. Turmeric Milk

    As the world moved from black tea to green tea, and then, blue tea in search of the perfect health drink, there emerged an age-old powerful Ayurvedic drink, which has been the top contender with innumerable health benefits.




    Golden Milk or Turmeric Milk is an Indian drink with a myriad of health properties good for skin, hair, and the whole body. This ancient drink repackaged into a neo-modern avatar is the current rage in the wellness market. In India, people drink golden milk as a beverage right from childhood. It is also used as a home remedy to fight off various infections and enhance immunity.  A warm glass of turmeric milk before bedtime is just the right thing to make you sleep like a baby and wake up feeling fresh and energetic.

    turmeric milk

    What is Golden Milk?

    Called by various fancy names such as golden milk latte, golden tea, turmeric milk, haldi doodh, etc., the golden milk is a combination of milk, turmeric, and some spices. The name comes from the colour of the drink, which is golden due to highly pigmented turmeric.

    What are the health benefits of Golden Milk?

    Traditionally in India, turmeric milk has the status of a health elixir; the go-to-drink to heal all problems. It is given to get relief from cold, cough, and other infections. It soothes the throat and improves the body’s defence mechanism.




    Most of the goodness comes from the turmeric present in golden milk. Milk and other spices add to the health benefits.

    What exactly are the healing properties of this magical Golden Milk?

    Let us go back to the roots and learn about the medicinal properties of this wonder root called turmeric. Curcumin is the main compound present in turmeric, which gives it the healthy food status. The list below summarizes what all wonders this humble root can do:

    1. To treat coughs and colds

    Turmeric has powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties. Hence, it can assist in healing respiratory problems like cold, running nose, cough, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, etc. A cup of golden milk will give relief from these ailments.

    1. Joint pains and arthritis

    The anti-inflammatory qualities of turmeric help in reducing swelling in the joints and gives relief to arthritic patients. Pain caused due to back problems can also be relieved by having turmeric milk.

    1. As a detox agent

    Turmeric acts as a wonderful detoxifying agent by flushing out harmful chemicals accumulated in the body. It helps liver by boosting its ability to remove toxins. Also known to be a super blood purifier, turmeric helps in cleaning the lymphatic system.

    1. Easing menstrual cramps

    Being antispasmodic in nature, turmeric helps in giving relief from menstrual cramps and soothes the abdomen. Ancient medicine also advises taking turmeric milk for women, who are trying to conceive.

    1. Immunity booster

    Turmeric is an excellent natural immunity booster. It perks up the body’s defence forces to fight against any infections, which might attack the body. Drinking turmeric milk every day during the monsoon can ward off seasonal health problems.

     

    turmeric

     

    1. Powerful anti-oxidant and prevents early aging

    Damage due to oxidation is one of the main reasons behind the early ageing. Being antioxidant in nature, turmeric neutralizes free radicals, and also, enhances the power of our body’s antioxidant enzymes.

    1. Desi Aspirin

    Turmeric is also called desi aspirin because it is known to ease the body of pains and aches. Headache, muscle ache and general body pain can be healed by having turmeric milk.

    1. Healing of wounds and injuries

    Being anti-inflammatory, turmeric is used in the cure of wounds, eczema, cuts, psoriasis, and other skin problems.

    1. Improving complexion

    This miracle herb is a well-known Indian beauty formula to keep skin youthful and glowing. Antimicrobial properties help in keeping the skin soft and smooth. The antioxidants present in turmeric fight free radicals, which damage our skin. By controlling excess oil secretions from sebaceous glands, it keeps the skin flawless and blemish free.

    In addition to the above list of benefits, golden milk also contains the goodness of milk and spices like pepper and cardamom. Milk helps in inducing sleep, provides calcium and improves bone health. Spices aid in digestion and overall wellness of the body.

    How to make a cup of Golden Milk?

    The recipe is simple and easy to make.

    Ingredients

    • A cup of milk (You can take coconut milk or soy milk if you wish to go vegan)
    • 3/4th teaspoon turmeric powder
    • 1 teaspoon honey (Optional)
    • 1/4th teaspoon black pepper to enhance the taste

    Mix the above ingredients in a pan and boil on a stove. Let it simmer for a minute and switch off the flame.

    Drink spiced golden milk while it is still hot.

    You can also add cardamom to up the yumminess quotient.

    The versatility of this simple and easy-to-make health elixir cannot be stated enough. In addition to being healthy, it also has a delicious taste. Sip on this incredible drink to stay healthy, active, and energetic.

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