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  1. If you are reading this, it means a long-distance relationship must be the reality of your life, or somebody close to you, for you to be reading this instead of them. However, if you are in it, you know that maintaining long-distance relationships aren't the easiest of things to be undertaken. Unlike most relationships where both the partners stay in the same city, your relationship demands double the efforts and care for it to stay strong, move beyond the insecurities and bloom into a healthy, loving companionship. © Rose Movies Also, a long-distance relationship is no guarantee that fights and misunderstandings shall lessen, instead they seem to crop up ever so often, over minute issues and sometimes over genuine concerns on either of your part. Fights are a part of relationships that help us understand each other and our needs/expectations better, which only adds to the growth of our relationship. But we totally know this isn't something you look forward to especially in a long-distance relationship. So, we bring you these 5 easy steps that can help you make up with your girlfriend every single time: Step 1: Calm Those Nerves © Kunal Kohli Production If you feel this is absurd, you are wrong. We understand that a lot of times you are not at fault and don't want to say sorry either, but long-distance requires more compromising and if she's not up to it, it's best that you drop your side of the fight and take the first step. Also, anger can lead to drastic decision-making such as giving it off to your partner in a fit of anger and you DON'T wanna do that. Instead, calm down and reconsider what you seek from this relationship and then choose the stance (loving or yelling) you wanna take to see this fight through. PS. If you choose to yell at her despite the moments of silent considerations, you need to rethink this relationship. Step 2: Resist The Temptation To Hurt Her Back © Yash Raj Films It is only possible for things to turn ugly during a fight. Often the phone-call fights cease and WhatsApp fights ensue. The change in medium of communication also adds to misunderstandings, because you can't always make out the tone your partner is taking. But even during such moments, avoid the urge to give her a taste of her own words. Things we say during fights can do lasting damage and the aim to win these fights is only going to pull you apart. Prioritize your love during such moments. Step 3: Power Up On Warmth © UTV Motion Pictures No matter how pissed your girlfriend is or how irrational she seems, take responsibility for your own behaviour and reach out to her. You have calmed your nerves, now listen to her concerns and try to reach an understanding together. As you do that, ensure that the warmth is getting communicated through your conversation. Girls like to know you're making an effort to make things better and reach a mutual solution that would work in both of your favours. Such small acts of affection will calm her down as well, as it won't seem like you're relinquishing your autonomy either. Step 4: Empathy Is Key © Yash Raj Films Next in line, once you have reached an understanding as to why she is upset, try to empathise with her. If she feels a certain way and you simply wish to brush it off or want her to shove it under the carpet, it isn't going to work out. This unilateral disarmament method doesn't imply you're giving in to her manipulations, but rather suggest that you value your relationship more than a certain point of view that seems to be meddling with your heads. So try to consider her point of view and move forward with it. Step 5: Talk © Dharma Productions Once both of you have calmed down and you understand where she is coming from, begin to communicate your own concerns because, by this point, she'd be more than willing to hear you out. Be honest and tell her how this entire issue is making you feel and why (or if) you feel the fight was uncalled for. Even if you're still angry within, don't hide it. Let her know about that and wait for her to acknowledge it and respond. Trust us, she will understand and the talk will eventually nullify the anger. Try these and you'll see that these work like a charm to resolve your fight.
  2. In this uncertain life, we never know where we land. This continual pursuit of education & career sometimes takes a toll on our personal lives. We go to new places, meet new people, make new friends and get busy with our lives. It becomes hard to make time for your old pals, especially for your partner. This leads to fights, and fights lead to a bitter breakup. We have developed this stigma that long distance relationships don't work. Let me tell you something, everything works if you want to make it work. But you'll have to put in some effort. Here are 5 tips which can help you in making your long-distance relationship rock solid: 1. Time Management Always manage your time! Make a schedule and stick to it. Everyone knows the essentials of their daily routine; all you need to do is, adjust it in your schedule properly. Office, friends, get-togethers, love; adjust it hour by hour. If you miss out a party because you have to talk to your partner, you'll blame them. If you miss out talking to your partner because of the party, they'll blame you. Both the cases are not good for the relationship. via GIPHY Make time for every important thing. Talk to your partner every day, no matter what. This will show them that you still have space for them in your new life. Ask for advice, tell them how your day went, and make them feel that they're important to you. 2. Be Honest If you're going to a club and you tell your partner that you're in a meeting, imagine the trouble that lies ahead of you if they find you lied. The lies which you think are harmless will create doubts in their mind. Have an open and honest relationship. 3. Be Mature You two will have to understand that you both have a life apart from each other. You both will be meeting people and making new friends. Don't become clingy or jealous. Accept the part where your partner will be having fun without you. It doesn't mean they have replaced you or have become bored of you. via GIPHY 4. Keep it Interesting & Spicy Nothing kills the relationship more than mundanity. If you want to make it work, keep the spark alive. Don't take each other for granted, keep the romance alive. Emotional & physical, both. In this era of video calls, it's not that hard. Just don't let each other loose interest in the relationship. 5. Visit Each Other As Often As You Can This is a really important one. We often wait for long breaks so we can spend more time with each other. Don't do that. Even if it means seeing your partner just for a day or for a couple of hours, do it. These small gestures matter a lot. via GIPHY Life is already hard, don't make it harder by throwing your love under the bus. It takes maturity, patience and understanding to make a long distance relationship work. Make sure you both have all three before you use the 'L' word from miles apart.
  3. If you have followed my work or had a look at the evidence-based fitness industry scene in the past decade, you pretty much must have heard that your body composition goals do not depend on eating clean or eating healthy all the time. Your weight loss comes down to your calories in vs. calories out aka calorie balance and to ensure that you are losing fat, it is necessary that you consume adequate Protein and lift weights 3 to 4 times in a week. And no, this is not a thing that I am claiming from anecdotal observations. This has been concluded via research and holds true for anyone and everyone. What this means is that you do not have to EXCLUSIVELY eat clean foods or the so-called healthy foods all the time. As this idea falls flat in its face by assuming certain foods are good for you and certain foods are bad for you. One food in particular never changes your body composition. It is the entirety of your diet and it has been shown that moderating this so-called junk food can lead to higher dietary satisfaction and adherence. Keeping this in mind, your beloved McDonald's can be had as an option occasionally while dieting. Here are five items you can order the next time in McDonald's which are under 400 kcals and have some okay-ish quantity of Protein in it: 1. McVeggie Burger © mcdonaldsindia Total kcals - 386 kcals Protein - 9 grams Carbohydrates - 56 grams Fats - 14 grams 2. McEgg Muffin © mcdonaldsindia Total kcals - 281 kcals Protein - 12 grams Carbohydrates - 32 grams Fats - 12 grams 3. Sausage McMuffin with Egg © mcdonaldsindia Total kcals - 273 kcals Protein - 16 grams Carbohydrates - 28 grams Fats - 11 grams 4. McChicken Burger © mcdonaldsindia Total kcals - 398 kcals Protein - 15 grams Carbohydrates - 48 grams Fats - 15 grams 5. Filet-O-Fish © mcdonaldsindia Total kcals - 344 kcals Protein - 15 grams Carbohydrates - 39 grams Fats - 14 grams 6. McMuffin © mcdonaldsindia Total kcals - 299 kcals Protein - 10 grams Carbohydrates - 38 grams Fats - 12 grams 7. McNuggets (6 pcs.) © mcdonaldsindia Total kcals - 399 kcals Protein - 25 grams Carbohydrates - 26 grams Fats - 22 grams 8. Egg wrap with Chipotle © mcdonaldsindia Total kcals - 310 kcals Protein - 10 grams Carbohydrates - 24 grams Fats - 20 grams Nutrition information and picture credits - McDonald's India website. With this information, you can now occasionally fit McDonald's into your diet and make it more enjoyable. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  4. There are times in the evidence-based fitness industry when a certain study does the rounds and makes a bold claim of a certain legal compound or drug proving to be as efficient as anabolic androgenic steroids to increase muscle mass or make a person lose body weight. The HMB study was one such dubious study which did the rounds last year. A week ago, another such study has come to the surface where it has shown that Sildenafil has been touted as potentially anabolic as 200 mg shot of Testosterone for muscle building. Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4076819/ What Is Sildenafil? The Active Compound In The Blue Pill We Know As Viagra © Pinterest So does Viagra really have as much potential as a 200 mg shot of testosterone for muscle building? Whenever such a study makes the rounds, it is always better to get into as much detail as possible before you start supplementing or investing in any such supplements or muscle aids. Though the spike in muscle protein synthesis is impressive, as you can see in the above table, there are a few pointers which raise skepticism about the findings of this study. 1. The sample size and the period of the study. This study had 11 men and the duration of the study lasted only 15 days with the placebo vs. Viagra ingestion only lasted on an average of 8 days. 2. The average age of the men in the study. The placebo group had an average age of 44 ± 9 and the group that received Sildenafil was 55 ± 11. 3. Higher BMI and body fat ranges. The average BMI was 26.5 and the average body fat percentage was 30 to 33%. 4. The study only looked at mixed muscle protein synthesis. Not myofibril muscle protein synthesis where the actual answer would be found as to if Viagra does have any benefits in terms of muscle building. 5. You see similar increases in muscle protein synthesis on consumption of adequate protein alone. Now when you put things into context, though the study shows some significant increases in muscle protein synthesis, a few questions need to be answered: © Pinterest 1. What if the control group was changed? Would it change the impact of the Sildenafil? 2. What if you compare the spike in muscle protein synthesis to that of subjects who have an adequate protein consumption alone? 3. How long did the elevation in muscle protein synthesis last? Especially when you compare it with testosterone as testosterone spikes muscle protein synthesis lasts for days. 4. What if this study was replicated in healthier men or better, men who watch their diet and engage in regular resistance training as well? 5. Does it have any direct implication on myofibril muscle protein synthesis? All these questions need answering before a conclusive yes or a no as to does Sildenafil actually help with muscle building or not? And again, Viagra has been shown to have certain side effects as well which could impact certain individuals. Though the study shows some promising data and opens the doors for more controlled studies to be done in this area, the current body of evidence does not point towards benefits in terms of muscle growth. So do not yet go popping the pill before the workout as it may or may not have any confirmed benefits on muscle growth but it can definitely lead to some awkward moments at the gym. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  5. It can be tough to always stay fresh when daily commuting, long lines at the metro station, heavy traffic, work engagements and other social responsibilities are constantly tiring you out. As such, getting body odour and perspiration are pretty understandable. What is not so understandable is the fact that most men end up choosing random (and ineffective!) deodorants to combat it. The importance of using the right deodorant for your body cannot be stressed enough, and we at MensXP understand that. So here is a hand-picked list of the best Nike deodorants for men out there that will not only put an end to your body odour and perspiration, but also do so without burning a hole in your wallet. Check Out The Best Nike Deodorants For Men That Will Keep You Fresh And Active 1. Nike Pure Men Deo, 200 ml © Amazon India If you're looking for a deodorant that won't burn a hole in your pocket but is supremely effective, Nike's Pure Men variant is the one you should opt for. Its long-lasting fragrance will make sure that you stay fresh throughout the day, while its active formula gives you continuous protection against body odour and perspiration. MRP: Rs. 248 Buy here 2. Nike Up Or Down Men Deo, 200 ml © Amazon India Just as its name suggests, this Nike deodorant for men will be with you through all your ups and downs, making sure you glide through the day smoothly without having to deal with body odour. As its super affordable, there is no reason why you shouldn't be adding it to your grooming kit. MRP: Rs. 242 Buy here 3. Nike Casual Deo, 200 ml © Amazon India This Nike deodorant for men is simply effective, has a good musky smell to it and will help you charge at your day with full effort, yet nonchalant casualness. Its fragrance is refreshing, and its efficiency as an antiperspirant has been vouched for by many. So, grab a bottle and stay fresh all day long! MRP: Rs. 249 Buy here 4. Nike Party Zone Deo, 200 ml © Amazon India Recommended for daily use, this Nike Party Zone Deo is long-lasting and completely problem-free. Just spray it on in the morning before leaving for work and you will be good to go. Be it a long and exhausting day at work or a social outing with friends, this Party Zone variant will help you get through it without getting bogged down by body odour or perspiration. MRP: Rs. 248 Buy here 5. Nike Basic EDT Deo, 200 ml © Amazon India Don't let its basic name (pun intended!) fool you into underestimating this 200 ml variant. With a fragrance that won't leave your side even after the toughest of days, its formula is quite advanced. So put it on everyday and be ready to face the world with a fresh and exciting outlook. MRP: Rs. 249 Buy here 6. Nike Urban Musk Deodorant, 200 ml © Amazon India This deodorant is enriched with so many minerals that it will definitely keep you happy, active and smelling good throughout the day. The antiperspirant qualities will make sure your sweat patches keep a safe distance from you, and the long-lasting fragrance happens to be a favourite with both men and women. MRP: Rs. 223 Buy here 7. Nike Extreme Deo, 200 ml © Amazon India The musky smell of this Extreme variant is apt for all occasions - whether you're making an important presentation or dancing the night away. The invigorating smell will keep you energized throughout the day, while the incredibly affordable price makes sure you don't have to screw up your budget. MRP: 249 Buy here
  6. Starting a new relationship with someone can be as thrilling and exciting as it's a bout of nervousness and a million butterflies in your stomach. You're basically exploring uncovered territory, so there is a lot to know and learn about the person you're starting something new with, before you start to get a tad bit serious. The beginning of a new relationship is very important as you're exploring a completely new context and also setting up boundaries based on the kind of equation you wish to have with the person. It's also a phase where you get to know about each other's quirks and interests and it decides how serious you'd like this association to get. © AA Films So, if you find yourself dabbling about in a new relationship, while being a little lost, I can help you sort that out by listing a few things you should expect and consider from your partner. Also, apply these things to you so there is equality in the relationship. Here are 7 tips you can follow that will help you sail through the initial stages of a new relationship. Let Go Of Your Past Baggage If you're entering into a new relationship, it's always wise to enter with a clean slate. By that I mean, clear out every ounce of baggage from your last relationship before you enter the new one. Why would you want to carry things from the past to something brand new anyway? If you're baggage-less, it helps you give your all to the new dynamic rather than focus on cleansing the past out. The best way to leave your baggage behind is either telling the person you need to get rid of some excess baggage from the past and asking them for time or getting over your past and letting it go before jumping into a brand new relationship. Carrying baggage has never proven to be good and is very capable of causing a lot of problems in a new relationship. Be Honest Honesty is very important for a fresh start. Apart from being honest about things you want the other person to know about your past, you should also be honest about what you expect from that person and what you're all about. Put it all on the table. Don't do it all in a go, though. Take your time establishing that comfort level where you can talk to her about anything under the sun and slowly tell her whatever you wish to, to be honest about. It's always good to have an honest start. Establish Boundaries This is also another important thing to keep in mind. Establishing a boundary which you probably didn't before is always good. A lot of relationships end due to disrespect for the other person's boundary. A boundary could also be an expectation from your partner. If she's expecting you to not indulge in adultery she's establishing her boundary and asking you to respect that. Other than that, you both should establish what suits you best. Like not checking each other's phones, or giving each other adequate space. Make Time For Your Friends This is a very important aspect of a healthy relationship. When two people get together they want to spend all the time in the world with each other. People who know them personally might take offense to their sudden absence but in all honesty, making time for your friends is healthy and it works on giving space to your significant other. If you want to have a 'boys night' once a week, let her know. Similarly, if she wants to go out with the girls or her friends, be okay with it. Meeting your friends also helps understand your dynamic with the other person a lot better. It's also healthy to get to know each other's friends and hang with them. Talk About *** *** is a major part of your relationship and if it's brand new with someone, it should be talked about. Talk about what you like, what she likes. What she's doing that is not good for you or vice versa. It's only healthy communication at the end of the day, that'll establish a good initial phase for your relationship, to anchor on to something really strong. Communicate With Each Other Talk more often than not. through texts, phone calls and through other channels on social media. Just be as expressive and communicative as you wish to be. If you have a doubt or a question, don't harbour it and communicate that with you partner. Trust me, you'll feel a lot better at the end of the day. Don't Change It's easy to change your beliefs and opinions to better suit your partner or be around them differently other than yourself, in the beginning. But the thing is, sooner or later they will figure out the real you through your innate actions and words, eventually. Besides, do you really want to change who you are for someone? One of the reasons a relationship lasts predominantly is because both the people have separate identities and beliefs and different views and opinions, which is quite healthy. So, if you're trying out something new with someone and are a tad nervous or completely lost, just keep these tips on your mind and use them wisely.
  7. As a well-groomed and luscious beard can (more often than not) make all the difference in transforming you into a hit among ladies, it's probably safe to assume that you'd want to follow all the tips that'll help you grow and maintain a proper beard. After all, taking care of your facial growth shouldn't be an exercise that is just confined to the month of November. And since there should never be a time frame attached to looking your absolute best, here are five essential tips all Indian men should keep in mind if they want to show off a badass mane. 1) Beard Oils Are Essential, Invest In Them Wisely © Instagram Official/ Vicky Kaushal Your beard requires adequate grooming and care, something you cannot afford to ignore if you have any plans of growing and maintaining a proper mane. As such, opting for the best beard oils out there is not only advisable, but also highly recommended. After all, bead oils provide the proper nourishment and care to your skin and hair, enabling you to grow a beard that'll make you the envy of many men. 2) Your Choice Of Trimmer Makes All The Difference © Unsplash As was the case with beard oils, the type of trimmer you opt for also plays an instrumental role in ensuring your beard is well groomed. As such, you need to ensure that you pay a lot of attention to your choice of trimmer. Whether you want to opt for a rotary or foil trimmer or a wireless or wired option, ensuring that you get your hands on the best trimmers for men is highly advisable. Pro tip: Opting for some of the best Philips trimmers out there will make for a premium and cost-effective option. 3) Keep Your Skin Clean © Instagram Official/ Kartik Aryan You might have the best beard trimmer and beard oil in your possession, but it'll be all for naught if you don't take care of your skin. After all, keeping your skin clean and hydrated is just as important as investing in the right beard care products. So invest in quality face washes and scrubs, premium shaving creams and gels and A-grade aftershave lotions. 4) Don't Forget About Your Mooch! © Instagram Official/ Ranveer Singh This is one of those rookie mistakes that most men end up making. Taking care of your beard but neglecting your mooch is an absolute no-no. So make sure you take care of your mooch as well by investing in the best moustache waxes and oils out there. Pro tip: Ustraa and Beardhood come out with some of the best moustahce waxes you could get your hands on. 5) Vitamin B Is Great For Hair Growth, Incorporate It In Your Diet © Instagram Official/ Ranveer Singh You are what you eat. As it turns out, this is true for beard care too as adapting a diet that is rich in Vitamin B will do wonders for your hair growth. So eat as many nuts, eggs, chickpeas, lentils and whole grain breads as you can, and you'll be one step closer to getting and maintaining that beard you've always desired.
  8. People from across the world are sending in help to Kerala, as 'God's own country' continues to battle the devastation left in the wake of the worst flood the state has seen in 100 years. While, it is being ensured that food, water, medicines and other necessary supplies reach the flood victims at the earliest; a group of students have come up with an ingenious plan to help the stranded people. Reuters It is needless to mention the importance of communication in such a disastrous situation. Minimum or no battery in mobile phones and power cut in most parts of the state, has made it tougher for people, who are helplessly trying to connect with their relatives stuck in the floods. To help the stranded flood victims, an organisation of engineering students from Kerala called 'Inspire' have built over 100 temporary power banks and are distributing it to relief camps and to those who are unable to connect with their relatives. Facebook/ Inspire The power banks are made from 8 AA batteries with two cartridges and each cartridge can hold four batteries which are then crossed together. The whole thing is connected to a USB cable that can connect to any phone and can charge up to 10-15%. The students also mentioned that these power banks are for emergency situations and a long-term use can damage the phone. Furthermore, they've also mentioned that they are not making these for commercial purposes and these units are not for sale. Facebook/ Inspire They are distributing these power banks to those in needs by generating funds on their own. The effort made by these students is truly commendable and so is of every other person, who is doing their bit to help the Kerala flood victims.
  9. While the torrential rains seem to have stopped in Kerala right now causing the water levels to subside slightly, the devastating damage that the deadly floods have left in its wake continues to take a toll on the life of the people in the state, who are trying to rebuild their lives now. With family members missing, homes completely razed to the ground, unimaginable loss of property and the death toll rising by the day, the natural calamity is truly a tragedy that has shaken up the entire nation. © Facebook Thanks to social media, a lot of people are now donating whatever they can to help the victims and while few celebrities and influencers continue donating, most are restricting themselves to raising awareness on social media only. One doesn't become a hero simply by starring in a fictional project but by doing what a hero is supposed to do. Once again, the Khalsa Aid Organization came on board with its team of stellar volunteers to do their bit in providing help in Kerala. © Facebook © Facebook The volunteers have been relentlessly cooking meals for people stuck with no food and drinking water, as over 8000 people are being served by them and they continue to do their bit. The organisation is also constantly purchasing more food and other items with the help of donations coming its way. In case you wish to contribute and help them continue their sewa, here are the details that will help you in your donations. Real heroes don't wear capes or star in glitzy movies, they are actual people who come to the aid of their fellow humans, when they are in need.
  10. I think it can safely be said that, perhaps after cricket, badminton has become that one sport that has brought the most international glory to India. Considering the massive accomplishments of the likes of Saina Nehwal and P.V Sindhu, badminton has become a sport where India is excelling in. As such, the potential for aspiring badminton players to make it big is monumental. So if you happen to be a budding or aspiring badminton player who wants to make it big, following these simple (but effective) tips will help you get on the road to becoming a badminton pro. 1) Invest In A Quality Badminton Racket © Instagram/Srikanth Kidambi This one should be an absolute no-brainer. Just like the bat you use pretty much defines how you'll play cricket, the racket you'll be using holds paramount importance in deciding how you'll play badminton. As such, investing in the best badminton rackets out there is not only advisable, but highly recommended. Some reputable brands that you could opt for include Li-Ning, Yonex and Cosco. Pro tip: If you're on a budget, you can opt for the best badminton rackets under Rs 1000 - all of which will deliver the goods without burning a hole in your wallet. 2) Practice Makes You Perfect © Instagram/Saina Nehwal If you ask the most accomplished and renowned athletes of any sport what the secret behind their success is, most of them will tell you that it's practicing. This is true for badminton as well - where the more hours you spend practicing your game and honing your skills, the closer you'll get to realising your dream. Pro tip: Remember, you can easily get injured if you don't take care of your body or exert too much pressure on yourself. So while training is important, doing it at the expense of your physical health is not okay. 3) Don't Underestimate The Influence Your Shoes Can Have On Your Game © Instagram/Srikanth Kidambi Your choice of sports shoes isn't just a fact for flashier sports like soccer or basketball - it plays a significant role in a court game like badminton as well. So don't shy away from investing in the best badminton shoes and you'll be good to go. Apart from helping you take you improve your game, investing in the right shoes will also help you avoid injuring your foot or ankle. Pro tip: Adidas, Puma, Li-Ning and Yonex are premium brands that you could opt for. 4) Invest In A Premium (And Durable!) Shuttlecock © Instagram/Parupalli Kashyap You may have a premium racket and you might have invested in quality shoes as well, but none of it will matter if you don't invest in a premium and durable shuttlecock as well. After all, if you don't practice and hone your skills using a a-grade shuttlecock, how else will you become a pro? Pro tip: Yonex and Li-Ning are known for producing some of the the best shuttlecocks in the market. 5) Know Your Strengths And Work On Your Weaknesses © Instagram/ P.V. Sindhu Knowing your strengths and identifying (and then working) on your weaknesses is absolutely paramount in determining how good (or bad!) of a player you're going to be. After all, without identifying your weakness, how else could you possibly work and improve on that one part of your game which your opponents are most likely to exploit?
  11. 'God's Own Country', Kerala is currently battling the worst flood in 100 years. The death toll has climbed to over 300 and is on a constant rise. More than 3 lakh people have been shifted to relief camps and rescue missions are on to save thousands of people from this disaster; Kerala needs our help as the situation continues to worsen with each passing day. Reuters Like a silver lining in the dark clouds, in this worsening situation, people from across the country are coming forward to support and help Kerala in every possible way. And cricketer Sanju Samson also lend a helping hand by donating Rs. 15 lakh to the Kerala Chief Minister's Relief Fund. In fact, he further urged his fans to support the Kerala flood victims. Reportedly, Samson's father Samson Vishwanadh and brother Saly Samson met CM Pinarayi Vijayan and handed over the cheque to him. Instagram Samson, in an interview with Khaleej Times, said he is not doing this for publicity, "This is not for publicity. I do charity without letting the world know. Now, it's the time to raise some awareness on the importance of making a donation to the flood relief fund and people like me have to do it and let the public know. I think my action will prompt several other people to come forward and support the flood-hit people." And he did exactly that with this Facebook post. While people are appreciating and supporting Sanju Samson for helping the Kerala flood victims, they are also criticising India's youngest billionaire, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, for donating a small sum of Rs. 10,000 to the flood victims. Social media was not ready to let this pass just like that and bombarded Sharma with these tweets. Paytm founder @vijayshekhar Sharma, The youngest Indian billionaire with net worth of $1.7 billion did a self promotion by posting a screenshot of him donating a huge amount Rs.10000 via his @Paytm app towards #KeralaFloods. Deleted it later. pic.twitter.com/ML7GHh1Y8i — Unofficial Sususwamy (@swamv39) August 18, 2018 See the cheapness of this Billionaire Vijay Shekhar, He makes a 10K grand donation, then posts a screenshot to promote Paytm & himself. pic.twitter.com/h9NEStOheD — Aashey (@789_aashey) August 18, 2018 Naam bade aur darshan chote.@vijayshekhar only 10 thousands rupeesð¤ you are a billionaire ðð#KeralaFloods #KeralaFloodRelief https://t.co/R7r7AHUz0B — Dr.Deepa Sharma (@deepadoc) August 18, 2018 Basically he did an expense of 10,000 to promote his app, will put it under Marketing budget...outright cheap and shameful by Vijay Shekhar....#paytm #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/SV3nlggxFx — Amrish Sawe (@AmrishSawe) August 18, 2018 So, billionaire Vijay Shekhar makes a 10 grand donation, then posts a screenshot to promote Paytm & himself. Vile & height of being cheap. pic.twitter.com/O9w9kJBZeE — Brown Sahiba (@Rajyasree) August 18, 2018
  12. Just a couple of weeks ago we faced the reality of how hard finding a job if when we saw a homeless guy go viral after he actually handed out resumes on the side of a road as a way to look for work. Today I saw this young homeless man asking for people to take a resume rather than asking for money. If anyone in the Silicon Valley could help him out, that would be amazing. Please RT so we can help David out! pic.twitter.com/ewoE3PKFx7 — FullMakeup Alchemist (@jaysc0) July 27, 2018 People were so impressed with him and how he was doing everything he could to change his unfortunate conditions at the time. The power of internet helped him out immensely and he got offers from companies like Netflix and Google. Yep, really! See, these are the kind of heart-warming stories we need to distract us from all the bad things happening in the world. People helping out people, people trying their best to finding work and start living an honest life. Now, there's another similar story of the internet coming together to help out a stranger in need. Here's Mohamed, a rocket scientist who recently graduated from University College London with two degrees in space engineering, who needed a little help finding a job. I mean, it's comforting to see that everyone has to struggle after getting a degree, but at the same time, if a rocket scientist is finding it hard to find work, then what hope is left for all of us? Coming back to Mohamed, he came to Britain as a refugee when he was kid and after successfully completing his degree, he is now looking for a job in finance, and is roaming the area around London's Canary Wharf holding a poster looking for a job. I met Mohamed coming out of the tube at Canary Wharf this morning. He came to the UK as a child refugee and has two degrees in Space Engineering. He's looking for a JOB IN FINANCE. Please RT! DM me for his CV if you want to hire someone smart who thinks outside the boxð pic.twitter.com/cgQ1lBfBNY — Mary Engleheart (@MaryEngleheart) August 14, 2018 The International Rescue Committee's Mary Engleheart ran into him and then decided to tweet his picture to spread the word and help him out. That tweet was just the beginning. Soon, people started tweeting even more and doing everything they could to support him. What do we want? A job for Mohamed! When do we want it? As soon as anyone has a good one. Thanks. https://t.co/0zJlNgookC — Vix Leyton ð´ó §ó ¢ó ·ó ¬ó ³ó ¿ (@PRVix) August 15, 2018 Good luck, indeed! I met him yesterday, very confident and polite young man. Good luck to him! https://t.co/dSF22tnO5I — Andrew John Hodge (@DasHodge) August 15, 2018 It is. I think this is fantastic and heartwarming. I also think it is a brilliant example of the recruitment challenge facing engineering. https://t.co/Br4LjgVhDB — Ben Verinder (@BenVerinder) August 15, 2018 Possibly an offer in Germany? Wow. Could you send me his CV. I do know some people. In Germany though ... — Olaf Dreyer (@olafdreyer) August 14, 2018 Soon, hopefully. For someone who has graduated from UCL in Rocket Science and is looking for a career in finance then he has proved to me that he is thinking outside the box. Good luck mate I'm sure youll get snapped up pic.twitter.com/l6TK26PT30 — Medtechcerb (@Medtechcerb) August 15, 2018 See, an offer already! Hi @MaryEngleheart, I work closely with the Growth and Economic Development team at Tower Hamlets Council. Canary Wharf is in our borough. Please DM me Mohamed's CV and I'll see if we can help. — Chris Humphreys (@C_J_Humphreys) August 15, 2018
  13. Always remember, to be sexually attractive to a woman, display the personality traits within you, which they're naturally attracted to. If you come off as confident, funny, charming and charismatic, women are naturally drawn towards your personality. It's a given. But if you're dull, boring, socially withdrawn and shy most times, they'll never give you a second a look. Let's just say, if you're afraid to be yourself, she's afraid to get to know you. © Pinterest There are a few ways you can make yourself sexually and otherwise appealing to women. A few not-so-known-ways, which trigger the subconscious mind of a woman, making her think and do things on an instinct. Nope, don't get me wrong, these are not mind-games but instinctively natural ways to draw her towards you. Here are 3 unknown ways to attract any woman, sexually and otherwise with your personality: 1. Your Masculinity Is The Biggest Turn On If a woman interacts with a guy who knows what he wants and behaves in a 'masculine' way, she can't help but be sexually attracted towards him. But if you come off as guarded and shy or lacking in confidence, she'll definitely think you're not masculine enough for her taste. How is masculinity important? By masculinity, I don't mean you have to be buffed up and do the utmost manly things to impress her. By that, I mean having your ambition in place and knowing what you want to do and be in life and not being aimless or shying away from rising up and reaching your own potential. I mean, to have control over your life and doing what you love with utmost dedication. © Pexels 2. Women Are Turned On By The Strength Of A Man Women are naturally attracted to the strength in men and not their weakness. By that, I don't mean that a man needs to have a strong body with his muscles intact. It means that a strong man gives a woman a sense of protection and safety. It's an age-old belief that women find a mate based on their survival instincts so that they can procreate with him, in a safer environment. If she feels you can make her feel safe with your strength, she'll be instantly attracted to you, sexually. Men who display wimp-like characteristics don't make it to her attraction quotient at all. Men work on a different theory. For a man, if a woman is not as attractive as he'd like her to be, he wouldn't consider being with her because she contradicts the benefits of breeding an offspring through her. On the other hand, women don't go for looks as much as the strength of a man and his ability to guard and protect her, throughout her life. © Pexels 3. Alpha Males VS The Rest Human beings are like animals in a lot of ways. The process of selecting a mate to procreate with is very similar to that of animals. A lioness will always pick the strongest and the most alpha lion from the pack to breed with. It's a given. For her, he represents the best chances of survival, where he can fight any threat to protect her. It's a very innate need for a female lioness. No, women do not look for a mate who can beat up any other person just to protect her and be strong. She, in fact, looks for inner strength and emotional strength of a man, that he can display in a complex human dynamic, he's surrounded with. So, if you come off as a lower ranked male than an alpha male, there are chances, she won't find you attractive at all. But if you have the strength and courage, both emotionally and mentally to show her that you can take care of her (although she can take care of herself), subconsciously, of course, then you've definitely got her attention. © Pexels These are the three simple yet unknown facts about attracting any woman, sexually towards a man and if you can build on these, then you can get any woman, in and out of bed!
  14. When you're out on a date or figuring out whom to score with while you're out, it's almost always a hit and miss. That's because your chances of scoring in bed depend upon if she's open to the idea and if she's worth it. If you're having a good evening while you're out with her and things are going good enough for you to take her home, there's only one thing left to figure. Whether or not she'll be good in bed or match up to your energy in bed and there are ways to find that out. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images Here Are 5 Obvious Cues: She Won't Be Afraid To Make Eye Contact Eye contact is a very crucial thing to figure if the girl you're with is into you or not. If she's constantly shying away from you and taking her gaze off you, while in a conversation, every now and then, then you know she's not as bold as you'd like her to be in bed. Eye contact also means confidence and not shying away from anything at all. (c)Giphy She'll Be Open Minded She'll be open-minded and won't be afraid of talking about *** unabashedly. You just need to bring up the topic and if she's in a conversation with you, talking about her likes and dislikes, you know she's probably almost done it all. She doesn't think *** is dirty or something that shouldn't be talked about and obviously doesn't cringe at dirty jokes you make either. To know for sure, crack a dirty joke and wait for her reaction. (c)Giphy She's A Good Dancer Okay, I am gonna let you in on a secret. Do you know how girls' figure if we're good in bed? By we, I mean us men? By the way we dance. Yeah mate, that's how they judge and it actually works the other way 'round too. Dancing is energetic and if you're dancing with her you can feel her energy rub off on you just by her moves. Observe her when she's doing her moves and you'll know for yourself. I said observe, not stare. (c)Giphy She's Super Confident & Loves Taking Risks If she's confident and outspoken outside, then she's the same inside as well. By that I mean, if she's not afraid to stand her ground, be open and talk with confidence without bragging about herself, she's a fireball in bed, because she's going to show the same traits in bed too. She'll also be up for anything that includes taking risks. If they're adventurous in nature and up for just about anything, they're certainly the same in bed. (c)Giphy She Loves Her Food Someone who's passionate about food, eats slowly, to savour every bite. Now compare that to someone in the bedroom. Why? Because according to research, food and *** go hand-in-hand. Again observe (but not stare) at her eating her food and if she's enjoying food like a true foodie, you have yourself a winner! (c)Giphy These are all firsthand experiences I have had with women that tell me whether or not they'll be good in bed and most of the times I am right! It could vary for every interaction and differ in many ways, for some people. But these 5 prominent observations are almost foolproof! The trick is to always observe a few things about her and never imagine the worst!
  15. When it comes to looking for an inspirational story in Bollywood, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's name tops the list. From doing small roles to staking his claim in tinsel town with 'Gangs Of Wasseypur', he is one of the most acclaimed actors today. © Twitter While his movies are indeed worth watching, his latest role as Ganesh Gaitonde in 'Sacred Games' along with Saif Ali Khan is the most trending topic in entertainment right now. Well, his dialogue, 'Kabhi kabhi lagta hai apun hi bhagwan hai,' makes complete sense when we look at his achievements. © Nawazuddin siddqui But reaching this glorious moment in his career wasn't easy. It all started with working at a pharmacy and then farming. Turns out, he has done a lot more than one can even think of. And now, when he is flying high in his career, the man has not forgotten his roots and still enjoys farming, as it is a stress buster for him. © Twitter His brother Shamas Siddiqui recently told IANS that Nawaz is actually all set to buy a land soon to connect with his roots once again. He also plans to educate farmers and tell them about the latest technologies, so that they can be well equipped. © Twitter “Last year, we had implemented new irrigation techniques in Budhana, which helped the farmers there tremendously. Similarly, Nawaz bhai and I want to create awareness here too. Once people will see him implementing new techniques, it will create curiosity, and in the process, we will be able to help them in developing their output,” Shamas Siddiqui said. © Twitter As per reports, the actor will buy land in Kasara, Maharashtra and will soon start farming himself. Now isn't this cool? Full respect to this man for wanting to stay true to his roots and not forgetting his humble beginnings.
  16. Kim Kardashian released a book on her selfies called 'Selfish' and it gave the world another meaning to the word 'narcissism'. You may not have a Kim in your life but if you think you're in a relationship with someone or have someone in your life who is rather toxic for you and for the people around her, it's time to recognise them as narcissistic in nature. It could be just about anyone in your life- a friend, an acquaintance, someone in your family, someone you probably like or even your significant other. Narcissists draw a lot of strength from destruction and toxicity by thriving on the misery of others for their own vicarious pleasures and have no guilt or remorse in doing so. © Thinkstock Most people are under the misconception that only men are narcissistic in nature or have a narcissistic personality disorder and we live on that stereotype, but here's the thing- narcissism has no gender boundaries and women can be as narcissistic as men. Sometimes it's not easy to identify a narcissist as they disguise themselves well by manipulating their surroundings. It's easy for them to do so, because they make people the victims of their whims and play on their insecurities to get what they want. I am not saying they're terrible people, but that they've been tuned this way, all their lives, due to unforeseen or unfortunate circumstances from their past. So, if you think someone has narcissistic traits, you will easily be able to identify them through these prominent markers or personality traits they display. The best thing to do is distance yourself from them or let them know how they make you feel, time and again. Here Are 6 Main Personality Traits Of A Thoroughbred Narcissistic Woman: She Has To Be The Centre Of Attention She will continuously try and hog the limelight, just so that she can be the centre of attention and make the conversation revolve around her constantly. She will bring up topics that either revolve around her life or about her and will get mighty upset if she doesn't get the required attention. Just think back and ask yourself when was the last time she asked anything about you or your life and you'll know your answer. Narcissists are usually self-involved and self-centered people, who can't put others before them, at any cost. She Derives Pleasure Out Of Someone Else's Pain It's sad but true. Narcissistic women usually lack empathy, even during intense emotional situations and they love bringing people down. Especially people who are potential threats to them. They do have sociopathic tendencies and may also be sadistic in nature. She can't have balanced and healthy emotional relationships, so she does her best to sabotage and devalue friendships and relationships she has, which also means that she can't be in a potential long-term relationship ever. Unless of course she changes. You will always see her idealise, devalue and discard people from her life, all the time. She's Got An Unhealthy Competitive Streak She has a nasty competitive streak and she will not let up, even though she sees the other person suffer. You'll see this most in her friendships with other women, who seem like a threat to her. She will either keep putting them down or comparing herself to them and make her to be better than them. If you're dating one, you'll see these traits emerge with time. She has a competitive streak with anyone whom she thinks is better than her, at anything at all. She Will Act Like The Boss Of You If you've noticed some women have 'followers'. No, I don't mean Instagram or Twitter followers, but real-time followers who idolise her and make her feel good constantly, that's because she has a knack for bossing people around and being dominating in nature and her meat usually are insecure people, with lowered self-esteem, especially other women, who will bend to her every whim. In your relationships too, you will notice this trait of her being the dominant force and not meeting you halfway, for anything at all. She lives by 'it's my way or the highway' rule and if you don't agree with her, she's going to plot a severe revenge against you or just cut you off. She's Obsessed With Herself She's obsessed with everything she is. From her looks to her life, she loves it all. While it's great to be in love with yourself but going overboard with self-obsession is very unhealthy. Having no regard for other people around you and only thinking about yourself is a resting trademark of a narcissist. They're also very selfish and will always put themselves before anyone else. If you always see her on her phone clicking her face away, and paying no heed to the others, you have yourself a narcissist. She Lies And Manipulates Manipulation comes easily to a narcissist. They usually manipulate to get their way and don't fear to lie for small things. They're mostly pathological liars and will lie with so much conviction, that you'll never come to know the truth. If she wants something from you, she will use the handiest tool in her power- manipulation, and you have to really figure when she's trying to manipulate you. Being with or around a narcissist is not an easy ride and you have to really observe their tendencies to figure out their narcissistic side. We all have a very tiny bit of narcissism in us, but if someone is going over the top with it, it's easily identifiable. Narcissists put you down, make you feel small and manipulate you to get their way, more ways than often and the best thing to do, is to stay out of their way. So, if you know someone in your life or someone in your friend's life who is a thoroughbred narcissist and is spreading nothing but toxicity, you know what to do!
  17. Just a month ago, Sonali Bendre posted a heartfelt note on her social media accounts, sharing the heart-breaking news with her fans that she has been diagnosed with cancer. But, she made sure to tell everyone that she's taking this battle head on and is getting the best treatment there is to better the condition. Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them. There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I've received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I'm taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me. A post shared by Sonali Bendre (@iamsonalibendre) on Jul 3, 2018 at 11:46pm PDT She has been battling metastatic cancer and is currently in New York, where she is undergoing treatment for the same. She also occasionally posts on her Instagram with updates and shares her positive outlook in life, even when she's dealing with so much right now. In the words of my favourite author Isabel Allende, “We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” The outpouring of love I've received in the last few days has been so overwhelming… and I'm especially grateful to those of you who shared stories of your experiences in dealing with cancer, whether it was your own or of loved ones. Your stories have given me an extra dosage of strength and courage, and more importantly, the knowledge that I'm not alone. Each day comes with its own challenges and victories and so for now, I'm taking this #OneDayAtATime. The only thing I'm trying to be consistent about is maintaining a positive outlook... literally #SwitchOnTheSunshine - it's my way of dealing with this. Sharing my journey is also part of this process... I can only hope it reminds you that all is not lost and that someone, somewhere understands what you're going through. ð¤ð Thank you @tomoarakawa for making this a chic transition from long to short! A post shared by Sonali Bendre (@iamsonalibendre) on Jul 10, 2018 at 12:20am PDT She's always shown appreciation for all the people she's surrounded with, all the people who want nothing else but for her to win this battle and come out stronger. From the moment he was born 12 years, 11 months and 8 days ago, my amazing @rockbehl took ownership of my heart. From then on, his happiness and wellbeing have been the centre of anything @goldiebehl and I ever did. And so, when the Big C reared its ugly head, our biggest dilemma was what and how we were going to tell him. As much as we wanted to protect him, we knew it was important to tell him the full facts. We've always been open and honest with him and this time it wasn't going to be different. He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do! I believe that it's imperative to keep kids involved in a situation like this. They are a lot more resilient than we give them credit for. It's important to spend time with them and include them, rather than make them wait on the side-lines, not being told yet instinctively knowing everything. In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite. I'm spending time with Ranveer right now, while he's on summer vacation. His madness and shenanigans help me #SwitchOnTheSunshine. And today, we derive strength from each other #OneDayAtATime A post shared by Sonali Bendre (@iamsonalibendre) on Jul 18, 2018 at 11:29pm PDT As everyone knows, today is Friendship's Day, and if you have incredible friends, they'll come to celebrate with you, wherever you are in the world. Sussanne Khan, Gayatri Oberoi and Hrithik Roshan are those kinds of friends and Sonali shared a picture with them saying, “I am extremely grateful to my friends, my pillars of strength, who at a moment's notice, arrived to be with me and help me through this. In between their busy schedules they find time to visit, call, message, FaceTime... basically never leaving a moment for me to feel alone.” This is me. And in this moment, I am really happy. People give me strange looks when I say that now, but it's true and I'll tell you why. I am now paying attention to every moment, looking for every opportunity to find joy and #SwitchOnTheSunshine. Yes, there are moments of pain and low energy, but I am doing what I like, spending time with people I love, and feeling very loved and happy. I am extremely grateful to my friends, my pillars of strength, who at a moment's notice, arrived to be with me and help me through this. In between their busy schedules they find time to visit, call, message, FaceTime... basically never leaving a moment for me to feel alone. Thank you for showing me what true friendship is. #HappyFriendshipDay, ladies. Blessed to have you all in my life (including the ones not in the picture... You know who you are) @gayatrioberoi @suzkr P.S. Nowadays I spend far less time getting ready because I don't have to fuss over my hair! ð#BaldIsBeautiful #FindThePositive #OneDayAtATime Picture credit: @hrithikroshan A post shared by Sonali Bendre (@iamsonalibendre) on Aug 4, 2018 at 10:28pm PDT Yes, bald really is beautiful! Everyone gets by with a little help from their friends, and it's the best thing in life to find those friends who will always be there, no matter what.
  18. The first impression you make is almost always the last (and most impactful) impression you leave on someone. The same holds true for dates as well, where your chances of getting a second date are directly (and unequivocally) dependent on the impression you leave during that first date. Adhering to a few tried and tested (if it ain't broke, don't fix it!) tips for dating ends up being pretty helpful. So with that in mind, here are five tips you should think about following if you want to score a second date (provided you're not a creep). 1) Wear A Strong Fragrance © Pexels More often than not, wearing a strong and captivating fragrance can make all the difference in making sure that your date remembers you (and for all the right reasons!). As such, getting your hands on some of the best perfumes for men will significantly increase your chances. When buying a perfume, keep in mind the brand (Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss and Burberry are good options) and the base note (it's the note that lasts the longest) of the cologne in order to make an informed choice. 2) Make Sure Your Grooming Game Is Up To The Mark © Instagram No woman in her right mind will want to go out on a second date with a man who's unkempt beard makes him look like a hobo or vagabond. Sorry guys, it's not No Shave November and there is no excuse for you to be looking like Ranveer Singh's low rent cousin. As such, investing in the right shaving essentials (the best trimmers), the best shaving creams and the best moisturisers) becomes mandatory. Additionally, you should also not forget about grooming your hair by using the right shampoos, conditioners and hair oils. 3) Harbour Your Own Sense Of Style © Instagram Harbouring your own sense of style will always go a long way in ensuring you create a positive impression on your date. So as long as it's not too funky (ROMPERS FOR MEN ARE NOT OKAY!), and is something that doesn't make you compromise on comfort, you should be good to go. Pro tip: Printed t-shirts, solid chinos, leather jackets and smart-casual blazers never go out of style. 4) Cultivate A Sense Of Humour © Pexels Who doesn't like someone who can make them laugh? Cultivating a good sense of humour will go a long way in ensuring that you leave a positive and lasting impression on your date. While you don't have to be a stand-up comic, it's also important to not be so bland or monotonous that she starts checking her watch every two minutes. 5) Offer To Pick The Tab, But Respect Her Choice © Pexels Perhaps one of the most debatable aspects of any date has to do with who gets to pick up the tab at the end of it. Now when you go on a first date, you should offer to pick up the tab (being a little chivalrous has never hurt anyone). However, if she wants to pick the tab instead or just split it between you two, DO NOT resist or make it a bigger issue than it deserves to be.
  19. Nothing feels better than a finished workout, right? And nothing feels worse than sore muscles the next day. Sometimes it gets so bad that you can't even make it to the gym for your workout and taking a day off is the only option. But that's not the end of the story; you can easily solve the problem of soreness with the help of these most effective tips that I'm going to tell you in this article. Read on. Static Stretching Post Workout © Breaksingmuslce.com Stretching is an important aspect of your workout but most of us tend to ignore it. It will only take ten minutes of your workout but will give you benefits that will help you train better and longer. We all like the pump after the weight lifting but it is also important to loosen up stiff muscle fibers before you leave the gym. Otherwise, this is what will lead to soreness the next day. Preferably you should perform a complete body stretch before and after your workout. If you're short on time, at least perform static post your workout stretching, especially for the muscle group that you have trained on that day. This will prevent you from getting too stiff and will also regulate blood flow to the muscles, leading to lesser soreness. DynamicStretching In The Morning © YouTube If you still feel that you are too sore the following day, you still have the option to perform dynamic stretching in the morning. Dynamic stretching is a type of stretching wherein you do not hold the stretching stance like in the case of static stretching. You can easily perform a few stretches at your home itself to help your muscles loosen up a bit and increase the blood supply to every part of your body. Foam Rolling © Mensjournal Foam rollers are an important piece of equipment in the gym which is mostly neglected. Foam rolling is done before your workout to prepare your muscles for muscle tension and post your workout to relieve your muscles from getting sore. Foam roller is a self-myofascial release equipment that releases the tension on the fascia that's there between your muscles. If done properly it can help you to a great extent for recovery and reduce your muscle soreness. Nutritional Supplements © YouTube Nutritional supplements can also be used to reduce soreness after a heavy workout. Supplements like citrulline malate have proven to be very effective in reducing soreness. Studies have established that supplementing citrulline malate half an hour before your workout can reduce soreness by as much as 40%. Other supplements like whey protein, glutamine and L carnitine have also shown positive effects in reducing soreness post your workout. You can use a combination of any of these supplements to help you reduce your soreness and to shorten your recovery period. If you feel sore even after implementing the above strategies, it's probably time to take rest. It might be a sign of overtraining and there is no point in hitting the gym if you have not recovered properly from your previous workout. Take a day off from the gym and you will feel better and more motivated. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  20. Thanks to the rapid advancements that have taken place in the world of technology, fitness bands have become the new norm. Once considered to be somewhat of a novelty, they are slowly (but surely) becoming more and more mainstream. As such, if you're somewhat of a fitness freak, owning a fitness band becomes essential. But most fitness bands tend to be a bit costly - and if they're not costly, they tend to be lacking in features. Well not anymore, as here are 7 of the best fitness bands under Rs. 2000 that will help you stay in shape without making you broke. Check Out These 7 Best Fitness Bands In India That Are Budget-Friendly As Well 1. Mi Band 2 © Amazon India Equipped with a heart rate monitor, a sleep tracker and a step monitor, this fitness band from Mi is a pretty good option for those looking for a budget-friendly variant. Also featuring an OLED bright display, water resistance, Bluetooth 4.0 and gravity sensors to detect movement, you'd be remiss to miss out on this affordable fitness tracker. MRP: Rs 1,799 Buy it here 2. GOQii Fitness Tracker © Amazon India This fitness tracker from GOQii is one of the best fitness trackers under Rs 2000 that you could possibly get your hands on. Equipped with a large OLED display, Bluetooth 4.0, up to seven days of battery life, a heart rate monitor and a calorie tracker, it's an absolute steal at a mere Rs 1,699. MRP: Rs 1,699 Buy it here 3.Boltt Fit Fitness Tracker © Amazon India This Fit fitness tracker from Boltt offers perhaps the most value for money of any of the fitness bands mentioned on this list. Featuring a calorie, distance and step tracker, inbuilt sleep detection capabilities, a functional bionic design and connectivity to the Boltt Health app, it's made of skin-friendly materials that makes it sweat proof as well. MRP: Rs 1,199 Buy it here 4. Lifesense Mambo Fitness Band © Amazon India Featuring a pedometer and sleep monitoring functionality, this fitness band from Lifesense - which also happens to be waterproof - makes for a great budget purchase. As it comes equipped with built-in direct charge functionality from a USB port, there is no reason for you to carry those annoying USB cables around. And the icing on the cake? It comes with 2 years of warranty as well! MRP: Rs 1,395 Buy it here 5. JSB Cardio Max Fitness Band © Amazon India A kickass OLED display? Check! An activity tracker? Check! A heart rate monitor? Check! Direct USB charging? Check! A sleep monitor? Check! And one year of warranty as well? Check, check and check! This Cardio Max fitness band from JSB is an absolute all-rounder and worth every single penny you spend on it. MRP: Rs 1,799 Buy it here 6. Boltt Fit Fitness Tracker Band © Amazon India Perhaps the most fascinating thing about this fitness band from Boltt is the fact that you can actually clip it to your shoe whenever you're working out - making it an effortless tool for tracking your progress. Featuring a heart rate monitor, step tracker and a battery life that can last up to six months, at a mere Rs 1,899 this makes for a great deal! MRP: Rs 1,899 Buy it here 7. Mi Band - HRX Edition © Amazon India Finally, we have the HRX edition of the Mi band. Made of a stylish aluminium alloy, and featuring water resistant, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 0.42” OLED display, this is - yet again - another kickass deal you could opt for. MRP: Rs 1,299 Buy it here
  21. It's a perpetuated myth that only women need to take care of their hair and that men can sustain without having to invest in hair care products. In reality, men need to be taking care of their hair as well - whether they've got short hair, a crew cut or long hair. So on that note, here are the best TRESemme shampoos for men in India that will help you effectively and efficiently combat hair-fall, dandruff, breakage and split ends. Check Out These TRESemme Shampoos For Men That'll Help You Look Your Best TRESemme Smooth and Shine Shampoo, 580 ml © amazon This smooth and shine variant from TRESemme, with its silk protein and Vitamin H rich formula, is possibly one of the best TRESemme shampoos for men that you could get your hands on. Not only does it double-down as a moisturizer for your hair (making it less dry), but it also conditions it and is infused with advanced technology that'll make you feel like your hair is getting washed at a saloon. MRP: Rs 274 Buy it here TRESemme Climate Control Shampoo, 580 ml © amazon Thanks to the rapidly advancing levels of air pollution in India, a lot of damage is being caused to our hair. As such, having a shampoo that will help curb that damage becomes essential. This is where TRESemme's climate control shampoo comes in. It is equipped with a formula rich in keratin and olive oil that makes it the perfect tool for removing dust particles and pollutants from your hair. MRP: Rs 298 Buy it here TRESemme Spa Rejuvenation Shampoo, 580 ml © amazon As the name suggests, this spa rejuvenation variant from TRESemme will give you a spa-like experience for a price as miniscule as Rs 299. Infused with a hydrating marine minerals complex, this shampoo combats hair fall, nourishes your scalp and hydrates your hair - making it a pretty useful and effective addition to your grooming artillery. MRP: Rs 299 Buy it here TRESemme Hair Fall Defense Shampoo, 580 ml © amazon Infused with Keratin proteins, this hair fall defense shampoo from TRESemme is ideal for those suffering from hair-fall and breakage. Especially formulated for Indian hair, you should immediately add it to your grooming arsenal. Considering its low price of Rs 323, there is no reason why you shouldn't be adding it to your grooming regimen. MRP: Rs 323 Buy it here TRESemme Ionic Strength Shampoo, 580 ml © amazon Equipped with a salon grade ionic complex that helps revitalize any damaged hair, this Ionic Strength variant from TRESemme also nourishes your scalp, conditions your hair and makes for a great purchase considering its low price tag. MRP: Rs 333 Buy it here Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo, 580 ml © amazon Equipped with volume lockers, this Beauty-Full variant from Tresemme adds bounciness to your hair and makes it grow long and strong. Specially formulated with advanced technology, you should think about using this the next time you've got a Tinder date to impress. MRP: Rs 333 Buy it here TRESemme Argan Oil Shampoo, 580 ml © amazon Finally, we have this Argan Oil variant from TRESemme. Infused with Keratin proteins, it's perfect for nourishing your hair and scalp, for combatting split-ends and for making your hair smoother and silkier. MRP: Rs 379 Buy it here
  22. Regardless of who we are, it's only natural for us to sweat. What is not natural (or advisable), however, is not doing anything about the odour our body emits due to all that sweat. So if you happen to be someone who sweats like a pig, here are five of the best Nivea deos for men, all of which cost less than Rs 300, that will help you effectively combat body odour. 1. Nivea Men Fresh Power Boost Deodorant, 150 ml © amazon This Nivea Men Fresh Power Boost deodorant, with its musky and citrusy notes, will give you a long lasting fragrance. Dermatologically proven to be skin-tolerant, you can say goodbye to body odour with this deo at your disposal. MRP: Rs 132 Buy here 2. Nivea Men Protect and Care Deodorant, 150 ml © amazon This Protect and Care deodorant from Nivea Men implements a unique formula that contains zero percent alcohol so as to ensure that you don't have to deal with skin irritation. Its musky and woody fragrance is long lasting, and at just Rs 149, the deodorant offers incredible value for money. MRP: Rs 149 Buy here 3. Nivea Men Silver Protect Antibacterial Deodorant Spray, 150 ml © amazon Implementing a unique formula that contains silver ions that double-down as antibacterial agents as well, this dermatologically approved deodorant variant from Nivea Men makes for an absolute steal at just Rs 149. MRP: Rs 149 Buy here 4. Nivea Men Fresh Protect Body Deodorizer, 120 ml © amazon This Fresh Protect variant from Nivea Men will not only leave you with a cooling sensation on your skin, but it's also going to go a long way in ensuring that you don't have to deal with body odour all day long. The skin friendly formula it implements is dermatologically proven to be safe, and makes for a bargain well struck at a meagre price of Rs 171. MRP: 171 Buy here 5. Nivea Men Duo Body Deodorizer 100 ml © amazon Utilizing a two phase mix formula that gives you long lasting freshness and equipped with a freshness guard technology, this Duo Body variant from Nivea Men will make for a worthy addition to your grooming artilery. MRP: Rs 250 Buy here
  23. In most cases, a well-groomed and trimmed beard can make all the difference in ensuring that you look attractive and desirable. But maintaining a well-groomed beard requires time, effort and a premium trimmer. Making things more challenging is the fact that finding a premium trimmer itself can be incredibly frustrating. So to help you avoid keeping a beard that'll make you look like you're homeless, we've compiled a list of the best trimmers for men in India that'll actually help you score more right swipes on Tinder than left ones. Here are 7 beard trimmers in India that'll help you score more Tinder dates! 1. Philips QT4001/15 Cordless Beard Trimmer © Amazon India Philips, as a brand, is known for manufacturing quality trimmers for Indian men and this QT4001/15 cordless variant is no exception. Featuring up to 45 minutes of cordless use, 10 different lock-in settings and self-sharpening stainless steel blades, this is one trimmer that all Indian men need to carry in their grooming arsenal. MRP: Rs 1,319 Buy it here 2. Nova NHT-1071 Titanium Coated USB Trimmer © Amazon India Just like Philips, Nova too is a brand that manufactures premium trimmers for men. This NHT-1071 variant is another fine creation from Nova that features a USB cable for more flexible charging, an adjustable trimming range from 2 mm to 18 mm and high-grade titanium blades. MRP: Rs 699 Buy it here 3. Braun BT3020 Beard Trimmer © Amazon India Another premium product from a premium brand, this BT3020 trimmer is perfect for those who want to take their grooming game to the next level. Equipped with 20 precision length settings ranging from 0.5 mm to 10 mm, fully washable hand and comb for easy cleaning, 40 minutes of wireless use, a LED charging indicator and two years of warranty, this beard trimmer is a steal at a mere Rs 1,799. MRP: Rs 1,799 Buy it here 4. SYSKA HT200 Ultra Trim Beard Trimmer © Amazon India Ever wondered where you could get your hands on a premium A-grade trimmer that won't cost a fortune? Well this HT200 ultra trim variant from SYSKA is the answer to your problems. Equipped with stainless steel blades, trim dial for easy length settings, USB charging, an ergonomic design and an in-built stubble combo, at a mere Rs. 820 this trimmer is worth every single dime. MRP: Rs 820 Buy it here 5. Panasonic ER-207-WK-44B Men's Beard and Hair Trimmer © Amazon India Implementing Japanese blade technology, stainless steel blades and trimmer settings ranging from 2 to 18 mm, this ER-207-WK-44B variant provides you with the excellence that Panasonic is known for at an incredibly affordable rate. MRP: Rs 1,399 Buy it here 6. Kemei KM-2013 Trimmer © Amazon India Available in a variety of colours including electric blue, coffee brown and burgundy, this affordable trimmer from Kemei comes equipped with stainless-iron blades with corrosion resistance, an adjustable clipping comb that can clip hair of different lengths, a powerful motor and a rechargeable battery, making it the jack of all trades. MRP: Rs 520 Buy it here 7. Philips DuraPower Beard Trimmer BT3211/15 - Corded & Cordless © Amazon India Your search for an efficient rechargeable trimmer, one that could be used both with and without a cord, just got over with this BT3211/15 trimmer from Philips. Not only is it loaded with features, including a power-packed battery that gives up to 60 minutes of wireless use and 20 different length settings that can help you change your look effortlessly, but you also get a complimentary travel and storage pouch, making it an an incredibly worthy addition to your grooming artillery. MRP: Rs 1,699 Buy it here
  24. Fake News - the term has been trending for the past few months and it will continue to do so, until strict measures aren't deployed. Basically, fake news consists of propaganda or spreading of false information to further one's agenda. The term has been used extensively by U.S. President Donald Trump on multiple occasions and the effects of this menace are being witnessed in India as well. © Reuters In India, fake news has already caused the deaths of innocent citizens and journalists. Inflamed by fake warnings of child-trafficking rings or organ harvesters sent via WhatsApp, people have resorted to vigilante justice. The government has been calling for “immediate action to end this menace" and is closely working with companies to prevent the spread of unverified information. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been at the center of the issue, because it is the most widely used Instant Messenger in India and hardly has any mechanism in place to prevent the spread of information. The messages sent across the app are encrypted as well, hence law enforcement authorities have negligible chances of tracking the source of these messages. © WhatsApp WhatsApp has now released an update that adds a "Forwarded" label to messages that are simply being sent over from other users. It may seem like a minor addition, but the company says it can help people categorize fake news and other types of misinformation. "It also helps you determine if your friend or relative wrote the message they sent, or if it originally came from someone else," WhatsApp said in a statement. "Question information that upsets you", says WhatsApp's full-page advertisements. Clearly the solution to declining newspaper ad revenues in India will come from how we tackle our digital fake news crisis. pic.twitter.com/3h5XyJeMIr — Anuj Srivas (@AnujSrivas) July 10, 2018 The app has also put out full-page newspaper ads across the country, in an attempt to bring the attention of users to the issue. In a way, the company is trying to let the users know that not all information received is accurate and the forward label highlights that the information is simply being passed on and isn't verified. The company is also exploring the use of machine learning techniques to identify malicious content and said it was testing a method to identify forwards. Rumors on WhatsApp have led to the death of nearly 31 people in 10 states over the past one year. "As a reminder, you can report spam or block a contact in one tap and can always reach out to WhatsApp directly for help," the statement said.