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  1. The latest episode of 'Game of Thrones'' was a mixed bag of predictable yet gorgeously shot scenes, and the prepping up for the battle towards the end of the episode kind of takes you on a journey filled with mixed emotions. Now, social media is a funny Pandora's Box of jokes and memes and these hilarious ones on today's episode, sum up how we feel. #GameofThrones Jaime when Bran said “the things we do for love” pic.twitter.com/TIxEp5A8Ds — Annalisa Nicole (@annalisa_nicole) April 22, 2019 My thoughts on tonight's Game of Thrones: - Good episode but next week is going to be CRAZY. - Arya a freak! She been reading 50 Faces of Grey. - Jon Snow picking literally the worst time to tell Daenerys that she's in love with her nephew. - Hot Pie gonna end up on the Throne. pic.twitter.com/PEenoTZQDW — Tyler (@TyIerJTY) April 22, 2019 Now, first things first, Arya and Gendry finally found some action and everyone went 'WHOAAAAA'. Arya Memory almost ruined #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/F07MIrv6N0 — hehehe (@AndileXhoba) April 22, 2019 They sure did #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/LTNq19UqYN — Susanela (@_Susanela) April 22, 2019 The Ghost of Ned Stark wanting a word with Gendry. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/23VuDAre8S — Jeffrey Walizer Jr (@JWalizerJr) April 22, 2019 Then lets talk about Bran and him being a steak offering for the Night King. Bran being dropped outside of Winterfell as a peace offering for the Night King #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/zMgRGVNNQE — anak mading (@dapihes) April 22, 2019 Jon: My name, My Real name is Aegon Targaryen Dany: Who told you? Jon: Bran *Next episode*#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/LTQzxi0hwM — Tony Stark ðº (@_Lone_Ranger21) April 22, 2019 That silent moment between the new lovers when Khaleesi finds out Jon Snow is her nephew in reality. AWKWARD. #gameofthrones Jon: *tells daenerys his true identity* Daenerys: pic.twitter.com/RfwfDiarf5 — sg (@SarahGawo) April 22, 2019 Jon tryna tell dany that he is aegon targaryen #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/eki8lpynSP — mels ðâ¨ðð° (@princessmelssss) April 22, 2019 And then that insanely proud moment of seeing Brienne being knighted? Priceless! Congratulations to Brienne of Tarth for breaking through the stone ceiling. #GamefThrones pic.twitter.com/XUydV5Z0cP — shauna (@goldengateblond) April 22, 2019 Me holding back my tears knowing this is gonna be last time everyone alive together but still looking forward to next ep #GamefThrones pic.twitter.com/zkam1p03oX — Sebastian (@SebJuodaky) April 22, 2019 However, we are aware of the gruesome fact that most people are going to start dying from the next episode onwards and we can't wait. Catharsis much? Sums up episode 2 #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/c8jL1lv9GS — Caligula (@NotEvilCaligula) April 22, 2019
  2. Apple's AirPods have become a cultural phenomenon and has become an icon when it comes to audio gear. It may not be the best earphones on the planet but it's surely the most convenient. AirPods 2, with a wireless charging case, is set to launch in India soon and many of you would want to use them with your Android smartphone. In fact, there is a way to use some of the AirPods features that are available natively if you use the earbuds with an Apple device. AirPods 2 offers some new features and familiar tech which has not been easy to replicate. You can read our full review here if you want to know more. How To Pair AirPods With An Android Phone © MensXP Pairing AirPods with an Android smartphone is fairly simple as it works similar to other Bluetooth earphones. At the back of the case of the AirPods, you need to long press the small button to make it discoverable. Once you can see the AirPods in your phone's Bluetooth settings, select and pair with the AirPods. It's easy and does not have any issues while connecting. How Can I Use Airpods 2 Features © Akshay Bhalla_MensXP The AirPods have neat features such as double tapping the earbud to skip songs and play/pause music with a single tap. You will be happy to know that this feature works with Android smartphones as well and works just like it does on the iPhone. Check Battery Life & Setup Google Assistant The AirPods 2 natively gives you battery levels when connected with the iPhone when you start using them or via the batteries widget. You can even use Siri without any additional setup on the iPhone. Having said that, making these features work on an Android smartphone is a bit more complicated. You will need to download third-party apps to take advantage of these features on an Android smartphone. © Google Play You can download AirBattery via the Google Play Store as it lets you interact with AirPods and see battery levels of each earbud and the charging case. You can alternatively use AssistantTrigger which essentially lets you do the same thing but also lets you set up Google Assistant functionality. You can fire up Google Assistant by double tapping on the earbud thanks to AssistantTrigger.
  3. It has been a while since the Board for Control of Cricket in India had declared the list of final 15 cricketers who will be representing the country in the 2019 ICC World Cup and while the level of talent and skills the roster boasts, a good portion of the fans of Indian cricket are questioning the Board's decision to not pick the 21-year-old Rishabh Pant, former Australian captain, two-time World Cup winner and Delhi Capitals Head Coach, Ricky Ponting being one of them. "I was surprised when he was left out of the squad. I thought he'll be in and I thought he'll actually play in the starting eleven. I thought that someone like him batting at No. 4 or 5 in their side would have just been that sort of player who could have had that X-factor about him that could have been the difference between India and some other teams in the World Cup,” said Ponting, according to an International Cricket Council (ICC) report. Pant â Karthik â India have named their @cricketworldcup squad â¬ï¸https://t.co/7fOjI2he3X pic.twitter.com/q8WnsVCa42 — ICC (@ICC) April 15, 2019 Ponting, who has been one of Pant's hardcore fan ever since his brilliant innings in the Test series against Tim Paine's Australian team in January 2019, has become more of a mentor to the Roorkee-born as integral parts of the Indian Premier League franchise, Delhi Capitals. "He is sort of like another Adam Gilchrist" – Ricky Ponting on Rishabh Pant after the India wicket-keeper batsman hit an entertaining ð¯ at the SCG. READ ðhttps://t.co/fofFrxgqLi pic.twitter.com/7CsO9ITloR — ICC (@ICC) January 5, 2019 Having spent more than a month together now, the Aussie was in Pant's corner when the Indian squad for the World Cup was announced and got to see him take in the rejection up close. According to him, Pant naturally felt a bit dispirited and depressed upon learning his exclusion but was quick to get back on his feet. "The thing that he has to remember, and we all have to remember, [is that] he's still very, very young. He's got an opportunity to play, potentially, in another three or four World Cups during the course of his career," Ponting said. "One thing that we know about Indian cricket is that there is a lot of depth around, particularly around the batting side. Unfortunately, this time, Rishabh is the one that has missed out, but as I said, I think knowing what he's like and the talent he's got, I'll be surprised if he doesn't play at least three World Cups before his career is over." While the World Cup teams have the right to make amendments to their respective teams until 23rd May 2019, the Australian truly believes that Pant's chances of being called this year, are negligible. Instead, he wants the Indian wicket-keeper batsman to focus all his energy towards helping Delhi Capitals do better in the ongoing IPL and try a win them their maiden title. This. Is. New. Delhi. ⤠Coach Ricky Ponting out there giving us all the #MotivationalFeels with his speech after the #MIvDC game ðð¥ The boys are ready for #DCvCSK at #QilaKotla! #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals #CoachSpeaks pic.twitter.com/hLzTuQI7X2 — Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 26, 2019 "What he can only focus on now is win games for the Delhi Capitals. I think there's enough motivation there for him with that, he's talked a lot about wanting to be a successful part of a successful Delhi team. We've got that opportunity now over the next month."
  4. Gone are the days when fitness was restricted to just bodybuilding and weight training. Today, the definition of a fit body is the one that not only looks good but is able to perform well too. Actors like Tiger Shroff and Vidyut Jamwal have changed the outlook on how people perceive fitness in their minds. © Instagram/tigerjackieshroff Not only do they have a chiselled body, but they also carry unique skills of being agile and athletic at the same time. They defy the age-old myth that weight training makes you slow and stiff. Its all about how you manage your training and incorporate various aspects of fitness together. I am not saying that you need to forget about weight training if you want to be fast and agile, but yes, agility exercises should be an important part of your workout routine if your aim is to be like them. © YouTube Agility in simple terms means the ability to move quickly and change direction with ease. This describes both physical and mental agility. As we age, or just become complacent in our daily routines, both our mental and physical agility suffers. Here are a few exercises that you can do to be quick on your toes and be sharp as a tack. 1. Ladder Drills The agility ladder is a common instrument which can be found in any average gym these days. It looks almost like a regular ladder. To use an agility ladder for training you need to select a method of moving through the ladder. For example, you might start with a high-knee march forward through each box, and then progress to a lateral scissor if you're more advanced. To target your upper body, move through the ladder with your hands while maintaining a push-up position. Working out on an agility ladder might seem simple, but it will get your heart rate up and your brain working in just no time. There are lots of similar ways to work out on an agility ladder to improve your agility skills. 2. Hurdle Drills Hurdle drills can be performed by using dedicated hurdles or dumbbells if the hurdles are not available in your gym. You can keep dumbbells in place of hurdle sets and use them as hurdles while performing agility drills. For example, you can set 5 to 10 hurdles in a straight row, parallel to each other. Moving laterally, start by going over the first hurdle with a high step and pausing in a stork stance before moving back to the starting position. Then move over the first two hurdles, pause and go back to the start. Continue this until all five to 10 hurdles have been travelled. When you become more advanced, speed up the hurdle steps and take out the pause. 3. Cone Drills Cone drills help you to get faster with your mind as well. You need small cones to make this drill. Take 5 or 7 small cones and name them with numbers or alphabet or colours. The identity has to be given to each cone which needs to be unique. Now ask someone to call out the name of a particular cone at random and try to touch the called out cone as fast as possible. Do this for a couple of minutes and see how your reaction time increases when you perform this more often. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  5. DC is known for the depth and darkness it shows in its movies, and it is never just about good guys fighting the bad guys. It is so much more! It is about the struggles of the superhero, his fight with his inner demons and his struggles to keep at least some of his conscience alive. DC has produced much more than movies, it has produced characters. Characters which make you realise that even superheroes are not invincible. Characters which make you realise that everyone is fighting their own battle, no matter how powerful they are. Characters who don't have the spare time to entertain the audience by doing some silly things. But it all changed with 'Shazam'! 'Shazam' seems like a Marvel movie, more than a DC movie. Totally made for kids, with almost no depth. Good guys fighting bad guys, good guys win, then end. Hell, even Marvel came out of this kid-friendly storyline and gave us 'Infinity War'. Their only movie which actually has some depth. Thanos is the best character that Marvel created, a character with some depth. The way the audience loved him, DC should have set a new bar with the character of 'Shazam'. They should have launched something dark, someone, who has to fight the battles within before he can save/destroy the world. But unfortunately, Shazam came out as just another guy who got lucky. 'Shazam' reminds you of all the Marvel movies before 'Infinity War', and this is not a compliment. It is strictly for children and has zero scope for an adult fan who seeks deep emotions in a DC movie. What makes it worse is that the launch of this movie is almost after DC launched the show 'Titans', one of the best and certainly darkest shows of DC. It's really hard to understand what DC was thinking while making such a light movie. They could have made at least the second half a bit dark. Let's hope they stop this experimentation right here and get back to following their script which shows the inner battles of the character more than his battles with the supervillain.
  6. Following a remarkable comeback to the tournament last season, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have continued their fine run in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The MS Dhoni-led brigade have won seven out of the eight games they've played so far to go four points clear at the top in the points table. While the Chennai outfit has derived favourable results owing to a collective team effort, Dhoni's success as the one true leader continues to capture the imagination of cricket fans. Arguably one of the most admired and respected cricketers in the world, Dhoni seems to have passed on his leadership skills to daughter Ziva. For a four-year-old, Ziva has already tasted stardom owing to her cute videos that continue to throng social media. But, more recently, her understanding of the fast-paced world around her has left everyone in awe. When you receive your award once again and get to learn how to wear the cap yellovingly! #WhistlePodu #Yellove #KKRvCSK ð¦ð @ImranTahirSA @DJBravo47 pic.twitter.com/nquXsFTiR8 — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 14, 2019 In her latest video, Ziva was seen imparting lessons to none other than Chennai's star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo on the correct way to wear a CSK cap. The youngster was seen correcting Bravo after he was seen wearing the CSK cap backwards - something that had earlier instigated Sunil Gavaskar to slam the likes of Fakhar Zaman and Dinesh Karthik for disrespecting the national cap. After recording their first win at the Eden Gardens since 2013, Dhoni-led Chennai will be eager to continue their fine form when they visit the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium to take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on 17th April.
  7. Season 8 of 'Game of Thrones' premiered today and boy, oh boy, has it given new light to a particular theory that we've been speculating for so long. Cersei Lannister was introduced to us as a cruel, conniving Queen who was willing to cross any lines when it came to protecting her kids and lover/ twin brother Jaime. We've hated her initially and then we grew to admire her for her unpredictable moves that would challenge the whole sequence of events (remember the burning of the Sept?) all orchestrated seamlessly. A major motivation and central to her arc is the Prophecy that Cersei was made acquainted to as a little girl. © HBO While going deep into the woods around Casterly Rock, Cersei stumbled upon an old woman called Maggy the Frog, who turned out to be a powerful fortune teller. Cersei asked Maggy three questions about her future, however, the answers weren't hopeful. The first said that she wouldn't marry a Prince, but a King. The second said that she would be cast down by a younger and a more beautiful queen who would take all that she held dear. Further, Maggy told Cersei that the king would have 20 children, but that Cersei would only have three, and “gold will be their crowns, and gold their shrouds.” Now, of all the three predictions, Margaery Tyrell did manage to take away most of what Cersei held dear to her including her son, Tommen but besides these three predictions, in 'A Feast for Crows', the fourth book in the series, Maggy reveals to Cersei one final part of the prophecy: “The valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale throat and choke the life from you.” Now, here the valonqar translates to a younger brother. For Cersei, this has always been Tyrion as someone who could possibly try to kill her. © HBO However, if you notice, there is this other 'younger brother' in Cersei's life. Yes, we're talking about Jaime Lannister. © HBO After watching the first episode, this prediction could come to life, because Cersei has commissioned Bron to assassin Jamie. If this fails, Jamie could possibly come after Cersei because he's clearly repulsed by Cersei's rule, which is like the Mad King in more ways than one. To begin with, Cersei made Tyrion believe at the end of the seventh season that she would send the Iron Fleet to help fight The Army Of the Undead. This obviously, was a lie which Tyrion failed to see through for a change. She couldn't care less about the White Walkers or the impending doom as long as she could save herself from it. In the fifth episode of season 7, Cersei told Jaime that she was pregnant. Now, in the premiere of season 8, she consummated her alliance with Euron Greyjoy because the only way she could keep the Iron Fleet and have her way around with it was if she would sleep with Euron which, to her seemed a small price to pay. © HBO Now, Euron telling Cersei “I'm going to put a prince into your belly” is practically impossible — if, indeed, Cersei is still pregnant. It's unclear, however, if that's the case. If you recall, Cersei nixed drinking last season when she realized that she was pregnant. But in today's episode, she was seen sipping a glass of wine after sleeping with Euron. While the Westerosi doctors probably aren't warning Cersei against fetal alcohol syndrome, the change could signal a change in Cersei's status. Regardless of whether Cersei is pregnant or not, she's likely to lose her baby at some point to that effect taking into account how things are moving. But the question is if a majority of the theory has come to pass, as we are still waiting to see who will be the vanquisher of Cersei. It could still be Tyrion, if Jaime ends up getting executed or killed before or during the battle of Winterfell. It could also be Euron Greyjoy. Technically he is the younger brother of Balon Greyjoy and passes the criterion of a valonqar if he realizes that his relationship with Cersei is not based on trust and she could betray him any time.
  8. Summers have already begun and I am assuming that in a few weeks from now, you would be planning your summer holidays, just like every other year. But unlike every year, you don't really have to come back from your holidays after gaining pounds of fat on your belly. Wherever you are heading this summer, the tips that I am going to share with you in this article are going to help you in maintaining your weight as well as heath during your vacation: 1. Practice Portion Control Credit - Getty Images I know that it's impossible to stay on a diet while you are on a vacation. And frankly speaking, you shouldn't really be too rigid while you are on a full-fledged vacation with your closed ones. So while you would be losing track of your diet, what you can at least do is to practice some portion control. Now, this won't really stop the damage but at least it will lower the degree of the damage. The problem begins when you binge-eat food items that were not ideally a part of your diet. Thus, while it's good to indulge yourself in some new and tasty food items that come your way during vacations, keep in mind that you should not binge-eat them. 2. Keep Your Protein Intake In Check Credit - Getty Images Majority of the food items that you consume while travelling or during vacations are full of calories. Generally, these calories come from carbs. Thus, it is almost sure that your carb intake is going to be sufficient during vacation. It is your protein intake that you will have to take off. Try to include a portion of protein in all the meals of the day whenever possible. Adding food source that contains protein will increase its satiety factor and thus you won't be feeling hungry too soon. This will help you to save yourself from overeating. 3. Have Foods High In Fibre Credit - Getty Images Just like protein, fibre intake also goes for a toss while you are out on a vacation. Thus, have foods that will add to the fibre intake for the day as well. So while you are having lunch outside and ordering your favourite dish, just add on a portion of vegetables or salad along with that. This will add on to the fibre content of your meal and thus also increase the satiety factor. 4. Limit Alcohol And Other Drinks Credit - Getty Images Though it's difficult to stay away from the temptation of alcohol while you are on a beach holiday, I would still suggest keeping your alcohol intake in check. Alcohol and other sugary drinks like flavoured juices and colas just add on to the calories and do not provide any kind of nutrition. Make sure you are not consuming too much of any of these. 5. Stay Physically Active Credit - Getty Images When you feel things are going a little haywire in terms of maintaining a good diet, try to compensate it with staying a little more active. Performing some form of cardio is one such move that you can make. You can also indulge in some outdoor sports activity like cricket and badminton along with your friends to enjoy the company and burn some calories. I am not saying that this will compensate poor nutrition entirely but at least it may help with the damage control.
  9. What were your first thoughts when you saw the silver screen come alive at the screening of 'Night At The Museum' back in 2006? That was something, wasn't it? The colossal museum and the myriad people and animals from the antiquities coming to life on-screen, and watching Ben Stiller trying to gather his semblance, almost made us wonder what would it be like to experience all that history with our very own eyes if given a chance. © 20th Century Fox Well, tell you what, we finally might have landed a chance to experience something similar, if not the same. Airbnb has teamed up with The Louvre in Paris and is giving a lucky winner the chance to win a 'Night with Mona Lisa'. Yes, you read that right. Here's What This Is All About © Wikipedia The Louvre Museum in Paris is the world's largest art museum and a historical monument in Paris. The museum is celebrating 30 years of the iconic glass pyramid aka the 'Louvre Pyramid' and is giving a lucky winner the chance to stay there! Read The Finer Details Here The stay is scheduled for Tuesday, 30th April, when the Louvre is usually closed. The winner gets to sleep under the pyramid in a “tent-like” bedroom, as well as enjoy a private tour of the museum. © Wikipedia Apart from all that, they will also be served boozy appetizers in a “living room” in front of the Mona Lisa painting, which will be followed by a privately-cooked dinner at the foot of the famous statue of the Venus de Milo. Later, the winner will also be taken to attend an acoustic music concert in the Napoleon III halls. Here's How You Can Try Your Luck © Instagram Sounds like a once in a lifetime opportunity, doesn't it? Well, it sure is! So here is how you can give this a shot and try your luck. To enter the competition, all you have to do is answer “Why would you be the Mona Lisa's perfect guest?” Details of how to enter, and all the terms and conditions are on the Airbnb website or else you can simply head over to AirBnB's official Instagram page and click on the link given in the bio. Happy participating!
  10. Mark Ruffalo and Avengers spoilers go hand in hand. I'm sorry, but he has brought the title of 'King of Spoilers' upon himself. Well, actually, he shares that with Tom Holland, to be honest. As Robert Downey Jr puts it, he is a repeat offender and has accidentally revealed so much more than he was supposed to so many times. But, it has always somehow worked in his favour, keeping him from 'getting fired' from Marvel aside. We can talk about the various occasions he let something out about these million-dollar movies - and we will, everyone wants to see Mark's greatest hits - but the biggest faux pas has to be the 'Thor: Ragnarok' incident. In case you don't remember, Mark genuinely gave out spoilers when he forgot to end his Instagram Live right as the movie started at the premiere. That was one of the best and the worst and the most hilarious things ever. He's talked about the immediate reaction to this before when some from Disney had to come and tell him to shut off his phone. Well, looks like he'll never leave it behind because even the Avengers are still talking about it. Recently, the OG Avengers and Kevin Feige sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about 'Endgame' while not actually talking about 'Endgame'. Scarlett Johansson talked about how much this press tour was stressing her out, she said, “I'm gonna have PTSD from this [press tour.] I mean, honestly, it is so stressful. At the end of every day, I lie awake at night and I think about all the things I almost said. It gives me panic.” But, obviously no one knows that stress like Mark and he made sure to tell that to everyone. At that point, RDJ called him a “repeat offender”, but Mark's been to reeducation camp now, apparently. Then the conversation drifted to Mark talking about the biggest thing he has spoiled and Ragnarok won because “that was the one that got him the call from up high.” But, Chris Hemsworth came to his defence. He said, “Wait, wait, that was actually genius! There might be some strategy there, because [the audience] laughed so hard during that [footage]. All [viewers] could hear was laughing. They went, “It must be good!” Even Mark agrees that it was some of the best unplanned promotion ever. He said, “It sort of turned around on me because when I came to work on Monday [on the set of Endgame] everyone ran up to me. I thought they were coming to scream at me — Barry, he threw his arms around me. 'That was genius! We got more press than we could have possibly paid for!'” Well, all's well that ends well? I mean, Marvel will probably still not trust Mark completely and that's understandable but it's great that he got to see a silver lining to this debacle. Good for you, Mark!
  11. Dieting is tough. Losing fat and getting lean is tougher, and getting shredded is the toughest. If it were not, everyone on the streets would be walking around shirtless with shredded abs. But, that is not the case. One reason why people miserably fail on their road to get leaner is that they do not know how to track progress. Yes, you read it right. If you think you are not making progress, you stop trusting the process and give up altogether. You see a little bit increase in the weight on the scale and you lose your mind and go all guns blazing and stuffing your mouth with everything that comes your way. © Getty Images Now, let's talk about how to one's track progress? First thing, understand that checking your weight and trusting that or using it as the only tool to measure progress is outright stupid. Partly because you do it wrong all the time. Yeah, checking your weight before and after your training session to see how much weight you have lost that day is idiotic. What are the tools you should trust to help you with gauging the progress? 1. Your pictures 2. Your measurements 3. Your average weight Let's discuss all of them in detail: 1. Your Pictures When you start your diet, or in general if you want to track your progress year-round, your pictures would be the best tool for that. When you gain a pound of muscle or lose half a pound of fat, you will not see it until you compare your pictures. Another thing about pictures, screw your gym selfies. If you want pure progress picture, get naked (almost naked) and take a front/side/back relaxed and flexed pictures. Invest in a goddamn mini tripod for the same. Click pictures weekly and compare them. 2. Your Measurements © Getty Images Again, take these once a week. At times, especially if you are a beginner, you may be losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time. Say you have gained two pounds of muscle and lost one pound of fat, the net result on the scale would be a one pound gain. Not the direction you would be expecting during losing fat. You are actually making better progress here and you should be continuing with this. Instead, you check the scale and cut your calories and thus undo the process by not keeping room for your muscle to grow. Start taking measurements, at your chest, waist, and hip circumferences once a week. If the scale shows up but you are looking better in pictures and losing inches, who cares what the number on the scale is? 3. Your Average Weight Firstly, your weight is essential for your relationship with gravity. Unless you are an MMA fighter or a weight-restricted athlete or going bungee jumping or skydiving, your weight does not mean much. It is merely a number. Add to that, your weight can fluctuate 1-3% day-to-day due to sleep, hydration, food, sodium, fiber intake, how well did you poop, etc. And it changes throughout the day as well due to these reasons. So, first things first, stop checking your weight when you go to the gym at 7 pm in the evening. Nor should you check it when you leave. Check it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and with minimal clothing on. Along with that, do it around 3-4 times in a week and take an average. Mainly to cancel out the day-to-day variance. Do the same for next week and compare. If the trend is downward, you are doing good. If not, then make adjustments. Not the day to day should I change my diet or should I change my training confusion you create for yourself. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  12. The creators of 'Game Of Thrones' have come up with a pre-release treat for fans. With Season 8 right here, most people are anxious to find out who will sit on the Iron Throne and who is going to be slaughtered. With an unending supply of elaborate theories on the internet, it's hard to scour for the truth. But if you too, like us, can't wait to figure out how this season is going to pan out, then read ahead. Courtesy of creators of GOT, the pair David Benioff and D.B. Weiss helped create a new Spotify playlist, 'Game of Thrones: The End Is Coming', to accompany their show's final season—and even included hints as to how the beloved series will conclude. © Instagram “The answer to the ending is one hundred per cent hidden in the playlist choices,” Benioff and Weiss told a publication in an email. “No one will believe us, but it's true.” © Spotify Obviously, the intention was much more than to have their fans guessing who is going to die next. It was also about sharing their love for rock, metal, and several other music genres. The tracks that Benioff and Weiss added in the new playlist include: “Her Black Wings” by Danzig, “Sleep Now in the Fire” by Rage Against The Machine, and “Girl from the North Country” by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. This new playlist was made to get 'Game of Thrones' fans hyped in the last few days before the final season's premiere on April 14.
  13. A 74-second footage from the upcoming 'Avengers: Endgame' was shared by the official YouTube channel of Marvel Entertainment yesterday and boy, does it give an insight into what awaits us come May when the movie finally drops in theatres near you. The video starts with a close shot of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) staring at what appears to be a holographic model of the earth as she says: “He used the stones again,” clarifying that Thanos is still in possession of the infinity stones. Quick to jump in, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) suggests that the short-staffed Avengers attack the 'Mad Titan' as soon as possible. When Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) asks why they would succeed this time when their first tete-a-tete clearly tanked in great fashion, to which Captain Marvel says: “Before, you didn't have me.” And then we see the whole sparky moment between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Carol Danvers that we slyly smirked at in the trailers released before, followed by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) saying: “Let's go get this son of a bitch”. Uh... Captain? LANGUAGE! via GIPHY Anyhow, the footage suggests that the team is planning an attack on Thanos and judging by the colour and length of Black Widow's hair, it appears that the scene occurs in the initial moments of the movie when the wounds of losing their teammates and loved ones into thin air are still afresh in the hearts of earth's mightiest heroes. Also, the fact that Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has not made it to the base with his van yet and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) are nowhere to be found in the footage, suggests that it's still early in the movie. Now, we have a theory and this is where we are giving a potential SPOILER WARNING just in case we ruin your lives with our ability to see the future: Still here? Okay! We believe that Carol Danvers loses her life in this attack on Thanos. Underestimating the supervillain who still has control of all the infinity stones regardless of the burned down gauntlet, Danvers might try to take him head on and end up dying. via GIPHY Multiple factors have gone into coming up with the theory: 1. The future of Captain Marvel's independent franchise is foggy. When Screen Rant asked Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, if there is going to be a second Captain Marvel movie, this is what he said: “The making of a first film is in some ways a brainstorm on the future and on what can be. So what it will be again is not clear. But what it could be is pretty amazing.” Open-ended and vague, that's a classic Feige response when it comes to a franchise coming to an end. 2. Judging once again by the colour and length of Black Widow's hair, the latter moments of the movie, during which her hair's longer and the red is finally showing, seem to dwell in a comparatively darker tone, almost as if the team just went through yet another grave loss, maybe losing one of their most powerful comrades. Added insult to injury? Maybe. 3. When the second trailer for the movie had dropped a couple of months ago, the scene in which the Avengers walked through the empty hanger wearing the Quantum Realm/Time Travel Suits, Marvel tried their best to digitally remove Stark and Nebula from the scene. Nonetheless, the empty spaces in between, got the fans to smell something fishy. And very conveniently, the following trailers showed all the characters in the shot. However, Captain Marvel was nowhere to be found even then, suggesting that this might be the second attack of the movie, the final stand against the Mad Titan, the 'all or nothing', the endgame. Of course, there is also a possibility that the footage released by the Studios would not make the final cut and was put out into the internet just to throw nerds like us off track in which case, you won Marvel. via GIPHY Fair win.
  14. The early phase of the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw a casual Jos Buttler getting a stark reminder of the forgotten and less-talked about 'Mankad' rule when Ravichandran Ashwin paused in his delivery stride before catching him short at the non-striker's end. Since then, the cricket world has been divided over upholding the spirit of the game and the advantage batsmen tend to gain by leaving the crease early. While the debate is still on, David Warner has showed everyone how a batsman can save himself from embarrassment that mankading tends to supply in abundance. During the 22nd match of the ongoing season, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) were slowly, but surely trying to consolidate on a key partnership between Warner and Vijay Shankar. WATCH: No, Warner doesn't want to get 'Mankaded' Full video ð¹ð¹https://t.co/feeK6QM0Nt #KXIPvSRH — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 8, 2019 The seventh over of Hyderabad's innings saw Warner taking extra precaution against Ashwin who seems to have left a doubt in the minds of opposition batsmen after mankading Buttler. In a bid to make sure he didn't follow in the footsteps of Buttler, Warner was seen leaning behind and stretching out his bat to keep it inside the crease as the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain delivered the ball to Shankar. How Warner backs up at non-striker's end for Mujeeb (head down pitch) vs. how Warner backs up at non-striker's end for Ashwin (head craned back at bowler's hand). pic.twitter.com/diDmlCo6sI — Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) April 8, 2019 When Mujeeb Ur Rahman came into the attack, Warner was once again seen backing up at the non-striker's end by his head remained forward, facing down the pitch. However, during Ashwin's over, the Australian opener appeared more cautious as he turned his head around, carefully watching the bowler's hand. And, thanks to Warner's awareness, Hyderabad was aided with yet another brilliant knock by the Australian. Despite beginning the innings at a slow pace, Warner's 62-ball 70 powered the visitors to a 150-run total at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium in Chandigarh.
  15. 1983 marked team India's cricket World Cup win and no Indian can forget the moment when cricket legend Kapil Dev lifted India's first ever cricket world cup trophy at Lords stadium. Now with Kapil Dev's biopic in the pipeline, cricket and Bollywood fans are looking forward to witnessing that moment being recreated on the silver screen by Ranveer Singh in '83'. View this post on Instagram Becoming the Hurricane ðª #KapilDev #Legend #JourneyBegins @83thefilm @kabirkhankk ð A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Apr 5, 2019 at 6:34pm PDT Based on the life of India's legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, '83' has been garnering a lot of momentum ever since the film hit the floors in Dharamshala. However, today it's just about the insane amount of fun the cast of '83' was having during their bus ride that has caught social media's attention. Videos showing Ranveer leading a jam session aboard a bus have been doing the rounds and it's got all shades of nostalgia kicking in when you hear Ranveer belt out Altaf Raja's iconic song 'Tum Toh Thehre Pardesi'. View this post on Instagram #WATCH: Captain @ranveersingh is surely having a gala time with his reel-life cricket team ð SWIPEâ¡ï¸ to see more fun happening! ð¶ . . #ZoomTV #RanveerSingh #HarrdySandhu #SaqibSaleem #83Movie #TeamIndia #Cricket #Bollywood #Video #instagood #instalike A post shared by Zoom TV (@zoomtv) on Apr 6, 2019 at 10:45pm PDT In another video we can see Ranveer rolling on a high of 'Apna Time Aaega' in an impromptu, but more than perfect rendition of the much loved rap anthem. View this post on Instagram #WATCH: All-rounder @ranveersingh caught on camera doing what he's best at! ð¸ @saqibsaleem @harrdysandhu #ZoomTV #Video #RanveerSingh #83Movie #Cricket #BTS #Bollywood #GullyBoy #Rap A post shared by Zoom TV (@zoomtv) on Apr 6, 2019 at 9:44am PDT Even Harrdy Sandhu, who is supposedly playing Madan Lal in the movie, sang 'Naah' for the cast in another video. Reportedly, the guys were headed back to their hotel after their practice session at Dharamshala cricket stadium when this fun singing session was kicked off. View this post on Instagram RanveerSingh singing Nahh with @harrdysandhu on his way to back in hotel after practice session in #Dharamshala @ranveersingh ð¤©ð¤©ð¤ð¤ð½@ranveersinghglorious @harrdysandhu A post shared by Ranveer Singh fanbase (@ranveersinghglorious) on Apr 6, 2019 at 7:49am PDT
  16. Diljit Dosanjh and Lilly Singh are two celebrities who are most popular with millennials all over the world. While Lilly Singh is a social media sensation across the globe, and enjoys huge following even in her motherland India, Diljit Dosanjh needs no introduction as such since his every other song has been doing all the talking for this terrific singer-turned-actor. View this post on Instagram New video coming today and can I just say I went to literal hell and back to make it happen. So stay tuned... unless a lightening bolt strikes my laptop and destroys it which is honestly not that unlikely at this point ð #IfBollywoodSongsWereRap any guess which song this is from?! ðð½ A post shared by Lilly Singh (@iisuperwomanii) on Mar 27, 2019 at 6:46pm PDT A popular YouTuber, Lilly Singh aka Superwoman was recently topping trends charts for her video titled 'If Bollywood Songs Were Rap' where she talks about women's rights and being Indian in a world dominated by men and the white man's burden. While our man Diljit Dosanjh has been in the news for his upcoming Bollywood project 'Good News' which also stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Kiara Advani. The first look of the film was released a few hours ago. View this post on Instagram Superwoman ... Gud artist .. God bless her @iisuperwomanii #diljitdosanjh A post shared by Diljit Dosanjh (@diljitdosanjh) on Apr 30, 2013 at 1:28pm PDT However, today, Lilly and Diljit are yet again trending all over social media, and for a reason that is so desi, and so completely Punjabi that every Indian, regardless of their geographical location, will be able to relate to it. View this post on Instagram Toronto Di Lilly Te DosanjhanWala ð When Two Punjabis meet ð¤ð¤© @iisuperwomanii @humblethepoet A post shared by Diljit Dosanjh (@diljitdosanjh) on Apr 4, 2019 at 8:43pm PDT The video is their take on what happens when two theth Punjabis meet each other, in any part of this world, in whatever company and under any given circumstance. The video is on-point and totally relatable. © Instagram Lilly's caption for the video pretty much sums it up perfectly well: “When you meet someone from the motherland. This is DEF how Punjabis greet each other, complete with a 5 minute long hand holding session and family tree check in. To be honest, @diljitdosanjh and I aren't even acting... someone was just rolling when we met up.” Lilly was recently in India for the YouTube Fanfest and met up with Diljit who happens to be an old friend. These two go back a long way, and we totally love what they have whipped up.
  17. The year was 1992. The US men's basketball team was pretty much swatting its opponents away. USA took on Croatia for the gold medal match and won by a 32-point margin. That side in the years to come, came to be known as the Dream Team and truth be told, it had some big names. The team had the likes of Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin among others. But one man drew a lot of attention and already had a budding career with Chicago Bulls in the NBA. That man was Michael Jordan. In 8 games, he averaged nearly 15 points and by the time he retired, would leave a legacy behind to be proud of. © Getty Images 32,292 points, 6672 rebounds and 5633 assists speaks a lot of his ability on the court. He also averaged over 30 points per game. When one hears his name, the memory of him flying in the air to make a basket stands out. But this is not the story of his legacy, it is the impact he made on that day in 1992 in the mind of a 6-year old boy who was, well, still getting to understand the world around him. Yours truly was discovering this new sport where one had to put the ball in the basket and here was this player who was stealing his imagination. I actually owe a lot to basketball. In my school days, while I was more into cricket, basketball was the sport that I played to keep fit. In fact, while it may sound a little too much of a stretch, I even owe my very late growth spurt to the sport. But enough about all that, back to why Jordan was so important in my life. © Getty Images Growing up in the 1990s, particularly in India, one did not have much access to sports like nowadays as far as information was concerned. There was no digital media where we could get updates just like that. Back then, the newspaper, TV and radio were our only options. NBA matches would be telecast late at night as they were being played right across the world, and the odds of staying up late in the school days was out of the question. Still, the fan in me would not give up. Occasionally I would sneak into the living room and watch with a low volume when Jordan was playing. It paid off. I got to see him win the NBA championship with the Bulls in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Not to mention being part of the All-Star from 1996 to 1998 and 2002 to 2003. Sometimes I do wonder, what if Jordan was playing now and that too in his prime? We sure would have loved to see him take on the likes of LeBron James. But when all is said and done, Jordan is the reason I started playing and watching the game, to begin with. It all began on that day in 1992. It was a pleasure to watch him on the court and the inner child in me counts himself lucky. So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you Michael Jordan, for making me fall in love with the basket, the ball and the court.
  18. If you have been an ardent fan of the Indian cricket team in late 1990s and early 2000s, you would despise it whenever Matthew Hayden took to the crease against our bowlers. Hell, even the Men in Blue needed to rattle their brains in order to get this legend of a cricketer to return to the locker room. Such a terror was the former Aussie skipper. However, ever since the Indian Premier League (IPL) began in 2008, Hayden, who batted for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings for the first three years (2008-10) before retiring, was welcomed by the people of Chennai with open arms because of the level of success he brought to the “whistle podu” franchise. Finally, when Hayden took to the commentary box to stay connected to the game he loves so much and show off his speaking skills, he truly became one of our favourites. Also, there is something about tall, international players in 'lungis' that no Indian fan can get over, period. We have to make them one of our own once they have worn lungi in public, it's an unspoken code. Well, that's exactly what the 6'1'' athlete from Down Under did a couple of days ago when he was spotted at Chennai's heavily populated area of T Nagar, shopping. Disguised in fake beard and mustache, Haydos covered his head with a fisherman's hat, looking all dapper in a brand new lungi. View this post on Instagram Bit of undercover shopping at T Nagar Street Mall in Chennai @starsportsindia @iplt20 @chennaiipl A post shared by Matthew Hayden (@haydos359) on Apr 1, 2019 at 8:10am PDT “Bit of undercover shopping at T Nagar Street Mall in Chennai,” wrote the Australian on his Instagram post. But, why go through the trouble to stick fake hairs to your face, only to head out in the public? According to an interview with the Times of India, Hayden was challenged to do so by his buddy and former Australian teammate Shane Warne. “It was a challenge by Warne to buy items for under Rs 1000. That's why I went around the market to buy some lungis, shirts, Rajini sunnies and a watch,” he said. Hayden was also assisted by a local boy, whom he remembered to thank for winning the bet: “I paid the boy Rs 100. And I can proudly tell you that I won the challenge (with Warne).”
  19. Since the last blog entry in this series I have been very busy. I’m still working full time so haven’t been able to spend as much time as I would have liked on The Dogly Mail but I’m really enjoying the time I can. Early growth has been promising and I have been experimenting with different ideas that have come from founder members to see what might work long term. We recently broke the 100 member milestone and that all came from word of mouth. We’re not talking huge numbers but I’m very encouraged for the future. My focus is now on building interactions with four main areas of the site. Forums I had imagined the forums being the most active area after seeing other Invision Communities but I don’t think there are enough regularly active members yet for this area to be truly useful so it is (for now) not the main priority. I am however using some forums functionality effectively. I’ve added a special offers forum that is viewable by non members but to get to the actual topic contents you need to register. This seems to be enticing a few people to sign up and I want to approach more retailers to build on this. Polls are also proving popular and new members who may not want to commit to introducing themselves or posting a full topic are at least interacting. I’ll be looking for more ways of adding easy interactions such as this. If anybody has any ideas for encouraging early discussion please let me know in the comments. Articles In the articles section new items are slowly being added and I find this a good opportunity to show some personality and indicate to users what they can expect from the rest of the site. I am trying all kinds of articles such as news, reviews, recipes and dog training guides to find out what I should focus on. I would also like to attract some guest writers for different viewpoints and to free up some of my time. Being able to see article view counts in Invision Community and the direct commenting functionality gives me good feedback. Events The launch of the events section coincided with a large dog related event in London and through it I was able to collaborate with the event organisers and do some succesful networking. This has led to some future opportunities for product reviews and reinforces my point from the last blog article where not all of your time should be spent behind the keyboard. Most of the events are being added by myself but hopefully as this section builds others will find it useful for promoting their own events. Photos One of the early members was quick to suggest we incorporate image sharing into the website as after all how can anybody resist cute photos of puppies? For this I originally looked at the Invision Gallery but felt that this section needed to have a voting element and Gallery was perhaps too feature rich. I wanted it to be a simple first interation with the website. I wanted people to be able to vote and more importantly encourage their friends to sign up and vote too. We started out with a simple topic and for the first month with not many people this worked great. One post was an entry and people could “Like” their favourites. It quickly became quite popular and it was clear that we would need something dedicated to the task so I commissioned some custom work. This was real investment but is already showing promising signs after launching April 1st. New members can now enter the photo competition and register at the same time so most new registrations are now coming from this route. I’ve recently discovered the profile completion feature so will enable that this month to try and increase engagement a bit further. I want to keep to our non intrusive privacy policy so this will all be optional and limited to member photo and some simple dog breed and numer of dogs fields. With what I have learned so far I have a better idea of what is going to work to attract registrations and there is also a credible amount of content. This month I will be starting to look into some paid promotion with the hope of hitting my next milestone of 250 members. I will share my findings and hopefully some helpful marketing tips next month.
  20. We've mostly seen those movies or read those novels where the guy loses the girl (or vice versa) because he's so focused on his career that he can't give his relationship the attention it requires. That always generates a bizarre moral dilemma. You feel happy that the character is succeeding in his professional life, but it's sad that he doesn't have time for stuff outside of his career. If you're an ambitious career oriented man, you can probably relate to these romantic fables. You don't want to give up your career, but you also don't prefer to be lonely. So, how do you find an effective life balance between the two? © MensXP 1. Get Your Bae On The Same Page Simple communication between two people is a crucial step in a happy, healthy, growing relationship. When you're super absorbed in your career, your interaction often jumps out the window. But if you want your relationship to progress and outlast, you ought to talk to each other. Share your concerns about balancing your time with your partner. Figure out ideas that can help in making things work as a couple, and be attentive towards your end goal. If your relationship is going nowhere, maybe it's not worthy to stress so much over the balance. © MensXP 2. Classify Your Priorities A 21st-century romance often means no one is at home to make dinner, and quality time can be difficult to find. Hence, prioritizing or recognising where you require focusing most of your attention on and where you can let go of things, can be a bit of a task. For instance, if things are stable with your job or business, it might be worthwhile to spend some time with your significant other. If you're worried about upholding a good reputation at work or of your business, and your love life is in a good zone, pour a little extra into your profession. Make it crystal clear to your partner that they're a very important part of your life. The base is effective communication. © MensXP 3. Balance And Appreciate Sacrifices Always remember that balance is created over long periods of time. Acknowledge and accept the relevance of your partner's sacrifice to your career and be willing to do the same for them and their dreams in future. No relationship works without going through sacrifices. Also, this is not something that can happen immediately. It will take ample time to recognise your wants and needs. Have patience! © MensXP 4. Practice Two Step Decisions No matter how headstrong your personality is; your decisions now affect each other. You have to recognise your partner has equal say in that issue. Be ready to handle the consequences of the other person's actions and respect their viewpoints. Don't forget that while you're focused on balancing your career and personal life, your partner may also face the same. If you will show unconditional support and respect, you're more likely to get it in return. The decisions taken mutually work more effectively than those taken on an individual basis. © MensXP 5. Apologize And Forgive A successful relationship requires patience and forgiveness. With this as the foundation, finding balance alongside your career is satisfying. Every couple will experience challenges and make mistakes during their relationship. But this is what makes us human. Hence, learn to apologize and forgive your partner. This will help you to build more trust and faith in each other while staying angry and holding grudges will worsen the situation making it more stressful for you. © MensXP Every relationship is a bit of struggle or rather a power struggle, but if two people are committed to each other, nothing can stop them. Just remember to always communicate and whenever any mishap arises, keep that in mind that you two are against the problem; not against each other.
  21. Who doesn't love sweet and savoury foods? Is there anyone on this planet who hates it? I highly doubt it! Of course, they're delicious and satisfy our taste buds like no other food. However, these cravings need to be managed if our fitness goals are of utmost importance. Especially the goal of weight/fat loss. Let's understand how we can manage these temporary cravings without messing up with our fitness goals! Situation – A Box Of Sweets/Chocolates: Before that, I would want you to imagine a situation where a box of sweets/chocolates is opened and placed in front of you. What will your immediate action be? If you're a fully functional human, you'll try to eat it. This is clear. However, the main question is - Will you: 1. Just eat 1-2 pieces and stop? 2. Eat the whole box Ask yourself this question and be honest about the answer. Okay, I'm Honest. What To Do Now? a) Just Eat 1-2 Pieces & Stop – Feed Your Cravings My recommendation for this would be to feed your cravings and have 1-2 pieces from the box. Adjust the calories of those pieces into your caloric budget of the day and roam guilt free. General guidelines – 2 pieces of chocolate contain 100 Kcals(calories). 1 piece of your favourite sweet contains around 150 kcals(calories). Congratulations, now you're a free man! Sweets/chocolates have less power over you. Eating 1-2 pieces of that chocolate will make you happy and increase your chances of sticking to the nutrition plan. Your fitness goals won't be affected now. b) Eat The Whole Box – Throw The Box Away! Fortunately and unfortunately, the above approach won't work for you. You need to take a stricter approach of handling this situation. Why? Because your fitness goals are at stake! You will do best if you restrict the intake of those sweets. For you, cravings can increase if you try feeding them by eating 1-2 pieces. With time, staying away from sweets will have a beneficial impact on you. My recommendation for this case: - Do not buy these kind of foods at all - Skip the shopping space where these foods are kept - By any chance, if you have these at your home, keep them out of your reach - Hide them in boxes which are not transparent. You won't be able to see them! - Give them to the underprivileged kids. The smile on their faces will make your day! Eventually, you will be a free soul. In the coming days, these boxes of chocolate will have lesser power on you. You will save a lot of calories and hence, reach your fitness goals faster. About the Author: Strong believer of No-Nonsense Approach when it comes to Fitness, he has been fortunate enough to learn from the brightest minds in the industry. Supporter of KAIZEN - Continuous Improvement, he's on a mission to bust and improve the scammed Indian Fitness Industry. For fitness queries contact – www.instagram.com/birafit
  22. WhatsApp, as we all know, has been fighting against misinformation on its platform in India. And now, the messaging service has launched a new tool with which the users can get a particular news verified. The feature is essentially a tipline, which is live as of today. Interested users can now send over messages to +919643000888, and get the rumors or a news verified. As soon as you send the message, you'll get a response asking if you want it to be verified. You can send '1' to get it verified, and you'll get a response (hopefully in sometime) informing you whether the information is true, false, misleading, disputed, or if it's presently unverifiable. © MensXP The tipline will accept text, pictures, links, and even videos in English and other regional languages like Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, and Malayalam. The tipline, in case you are wondering, is operated by a New Delhi, India-based startup called Proto, in collaboration with Dig Deeper Media, and Meedan. Proto will apparently setup a database of rumors to study the spread of misinformation on the platform, especially during elections. Obviously, there's no way to tell if/ how well this works. We tried sending a text message, but haven't heard from them yet. Let's hope it gets better over time, and they work on their speed. At the end of the day, the longer it will take to get things verified, the less inclined people might be to check their facts.
  23. What comes to your mind when we talk about chest hair? Bollywood actors like Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor have long legacies of sporting the wild crop on screen in the 90s. In fact, chest hair was considered sexy in the 90s. Having chest hair was a symbol of masculinity that was often used on camera and off camera unabashedly to assert ruggedness for men. However, the 'sexy' in the 90s was different from the sexy in the 80s, similarly, the definition of sexy for the millennial was not the grizzly chest hair. The new millennial man would spend time and effort on grooming. Terms like metrosexual or lumbersexual men referred to men who go to salons and get procedures like waxing and laser treatments and even shaving to get rid of chest hair, the uni-brow, hair at the nape of the neck etcetera. The bare-chest was the new sexy. Notions like, the lesser hair on the body, the more a man is desirable were popular. Cinema also focused on shirt-less bare-chested men like John Abraham from 'Dostana', Siddharth Malhotra from 'Student Of The Year'. In fact, the bare-chested man on screen would sometimes make us believe in a world that chest hair for men did not exist at all. However, that is far from the reality. Chest hair exists just like the crop on the head. Recently, Ranveer Singh wore a suit to an award function with a special focus on the chest. Take a look: © Instagram/ @ranveersingh If you notice carefully, the chest hair has especially been grown to make them prominent and visible. It's the one tiny crop in the centre that has been carefully gelled to stick to the chest for a sleek look. Mr Singh is clearly making a statement here. Having participated in the bare-chested movement in Bollywood before, Mr Singh's starkly contrasting look 'oddly' looks stellar. The reason we say 'oddly' is because the chest hair has been in hiding for the past half-a-decade. Not only Singh, Jim Sarbh too was recently seen in Prateek Kuhad's 'cold/mess' video with a fine crop on his chest. © Instagram/ @ranveersingh These are anomalies. However, considering that the chest hair is natural like those found on hands or feet, should we be hiding them in the first place? Why should we be ashamed of them? Drivers of change like Ranveer Singh are unapologetic. He's even styled them to make them pop out more. The question is, is the chest hair back for good?
  24. Apple announced a range of services this week that covers finance, gaming and video content for their customers. Apple TV+ will be the company's premier video streaming platform that will host original TV Shows and Movies with A-list actors, directors and producers. The subscription service will be available via a new app which is slated to launch this fall. We were at the launch event hosted by Apple and here's everything we know so far about the streaming platform: Original Content © Apple Apple TV+ currently has over 30 titles in the works with shows or movies from directors like Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams and Oprah. Apple wants it to be the home of the "world's most creative storytellers,” with "inspiriting and authentic stories with emotional depth and compelling characters." How Much Will It Cost © Apple Apple has not announced the pricing details of its video streaming service however we can expect it to cost the same other streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar. We aren't sure if Apple will have a different pricing plan for India, however, rumours suggest that Apple plans to make its original content available for free. Rumours may suggest free content for Apple users however it seems highly unlikely. When Will It Launch Apple has not set a concrete date yet, however, the service is scheduled to launch this fall in over 100 countries simultaneously. Can The Service Be Shared? © Apple Yes, the service can be shared with friends and family as long as they are a part of your iCloud Family Sharing plan. This will also be valid for Apple TV channels. Where Will Apple TV+ Be Available © Apple Apple TV+ will be available on a range of devices. Apart from the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV, users will also be able to use the service on Samsung smart TVs beginning this spring and on Amazon Fire TV, LG, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future. You will also be able to use Apple devices to effortlessly play videos and other content from an iPhone or iPad directly to eligible smart TVs with AirPlay 2 support.
  25. The first signs of ageing can be really agonizing. They can act as a reminder of our fleeting mortality and make us existential in no time. While we cannot control our life spans, we can, however, control these signs of ageing like scars, wrinkles, under eye circles etcetera. So, here are the first signs of ageing and how to stop them. 1. First Signs Of Sun Spots © Getty Images In our 20s, problems like sun damage start to become really apparent. The UV-damaged skin surfaces in the form of freckles, hyperpigmentation or spots. There are two solutions to this: incorporating a working retinol product in your routine which will try to reduce these spots and secondly using regular SPF to prevent further damage from the sun. A sunscreen should be like your elixir, it's the best anti-ageing product you can buy. 2. Fine Lines © Instagram Spotting fine lines can be depressing. Your laugh lines, the lines on your forehead are just some of the examples. Ageing leads to less oil production in your skin which makes your skin prone to dryness and lines. Avoid using powders on your face, they tend to absorb all the oil and moisture. Instead, get a good moisturizer for your face. 3. Dullness © Instagram With ageing, the cell-turnover slows down. The upper layer of the skin starts to become dull. To nix dullness and get your glowing face back, you need: regular exfoliation with glycolic acid will enhance cell turnover and eliminate dry, flaky, dull skin. This means regular hydrating masks, routine hydrating creams and basically all the hydrating products that you can think of. 4. Puffy Eyes © Getty Images The under eye area has a layer of thin skin and with ageing the skin thins, even more, this makes dark circles or puffiness even more apparent. Cutting out on salt and alcohol helps. This leads to water retention. Use under eye creams, masks, and log in your hours of sleep to reduce puffiness. 5. Dryness © Getty Images Dry skin is the most apparent symptom of ageing. The most obvious recommendation—moisturizer needs to be your BFF. "Your skin is in a constant battle with the environment to stay hydrated. Heat, sun, wind, air conditioning—even rinsing with water pulls moisture out of the skin. 6. Drooping Skin © Getty Images Young people get the plump, firm skin thanks to collagen and elastin, which gives structure for your face. Skin in the late 20s, begins to look less firm, around the jaw and cheeks making it loose. Again, for a situation like this, you need anti-ageing creams. They will work wonders for you.
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