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  1. Tweet on social image: THANOS! COUNT YOUR FUCKING DAYS BITCH! THE strongest, most powerful woman is coming for you. #captainmarvel pic.twitter.com/AZ253NU5sq — uhlEEsa (@alisawhat) 8 March 2019 While we've been eagerly awaiting 'Avengers: Endgame' in April, Captain Marvel's already made her way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and we can't wait to watch the most powerful superhero in the MCU in her full glory! While the movie will primarily be about the origins of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, she has a significant role to play in 'Avengers: Endgame'. If you've seen the 'Avengers: Infinity War' end credit scene, you will know exactly what I am talking about. © Walkt Disney Studios Motion pictures But since you're done contemplating when and where to catch this show, here is something to put your restlessness at ease. Some Twitter reaction sans spoilers to feast on, before you go watch the film. You won't regret these reactions or the film for sure: (1) Just A Little Know-How Of The Tonality #CaptainMarvel has a great '90s sci-fi vibe w/ a tone unlike any other Marvel movie, really. It's retro & trippy, mysterious & dorky. It's funny in surprising places & badass in all the right places. It remains entertaining because it's always changing. It's got the right stuff pic.twitter.com/o7AvqYY63x — Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) 20 February 2019 (2) Well, A Little About The 'Grossing' Factor #CaptainMarvel (English) - Interval - Entertainment is the main factor 'Marvel' targets at and it is achieved in an effortless way by neat making, proper script and engaging progress. 'Enjoyable' so farð¤ @captainmarvel @Marvel_India @disneyfilmindia — Review Ram (@MovieReviewRam) 8 March 2019 (3) ...And Here's Some Extreme Feedback Instant reaction: #BrieLarson was poorly cast, the plethora of writers led to a haphazard story, there are several feminist Easter eggs throughout, and the relationship between Carol and Rambeau was excessively overrated...lots to say...C- #CaptainMarvel #CaptainMarvelreview pic.twitter.com/gnha09S8MS — Odin's Movie Blog (@OdinsMovieBlog) 8 March 2019 (4) Well, This Is A Given Fans of #CaptainMarvel comics are going to love the movie. Plain and simple. — Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) 20 February 2019 (5) Here's A Happy Fan @captainmarvel was full of so much girl power I almost cried. So fantastic and empowering to see! Loved the Easter eggs and the #stanlee tribute. #captainmarvel #CaptainMarvelreview — Chantalle (@channy_cas) 6 March 2019 (6) What Did You Think About The First Half? #CaptainMarvelreview [3.75/5] #CaptainMarvelâ â kicks ass! Although this origin story does not deviate from the MCU formula, it surprisingly feels fresh. Films first half could have done with more 'excitement' that the latter parts of the film had. Overall a fun film! #Marvel — Adarsh Kandy (@Akfilmreviews) 7 March 2019 (7) Happy Women's Day Indeed! THANOS! COUNT YOUR FUCKING DAYS BITCH! THE strongest, most powerful woman is coming for you. #captainmarvel pic.twitter.com/AZ253NU5sq — uhlEEsa (@alisawhat) 8 March 2019 (8) Is The Post-Credit Scene Related To Endgame? @CaptMarvelNews An absolute great movie, great chemistry between Fury and Carol, action, humor and a pumping post credit scene! #CaptainMarvelreview #CAPTAINMARVEL #AvengersEndgame — Fer (@d5wna) 8 March 2019 (9) Only One Way To Find Out The best scene was the last one @marvel #CaptainMarvelreview — Ibrahim Nwiran (@Ibrahim_Nwiran) 6 March 2019 (10) Here's An Insight @brielarson is absolutely awesome in @captainmarvel . Her Carol Danvers is funny, sweet, charming all at the same time plus she can take down bad guys like its nothing. #CapitanaMarvel #CaptainMarvelReview — Sehbyyyman (@lazybanz) 7 March 2019 (11) Thank God For That! I saw Captain Marvel tonight, and while it may not be groundbreaking, it was fun and the personal stakes felt real/earned. Plus, it didn't have the usual 3rd act bloat that weighs down most action films today. So, yeah. Thumbs up. #CaptainMarvelreview — Evelyn Anne (@evelynanne) 8 March 2019 (12) This Is A Popular Opinion Just saw Captain Marvel. I only have to say one thing: THANOS. IS. F***ED. In all seriousness though, a hilarious, empowering, amazing film. Lots of twists and turns, an amazing end credit scene, and a beautiful tribute to the late Stan Lee. #CaptainMarvel #CaptainMarvelreview — Kyle Sandino (@KyleSandino) 6 March 2019 (13) How Many Do You Have? Everybody walking out of #CaptainMarvel reassessing their Endgame theories pic.twitter.com/6ScrfakFcz — francesca ð (@francescaaahhhh) 8 March 2019 (14) Why Would He Tweet About His Friend Though? My friend was bored through the movie, stiff acting, bland cinematography nothing vibrant, coolest shot was in the trailer, and fury loses his eye in the dumbest way possible and Brie's human character isn't that likeable. — yah (@_TheRealJerome_) 8 March 2019 (15) Touche! #CaptainMarvel's awesome. Brie Larson is wonderful as Carol Danvers, her character is beautifully realized, and her chemistry with Samuel L. Jackson is pitch-perfect. Ben Mendelsohn's Talos makes for a solid villain. It's very funny, it's wildly energetic, and it's full of heart. — DEJ #TimesUpForBryanSinger (@john_tyler646) 8 March 2019 (16) Okay, That's It, We're Booking Our Tickets #CaptainMarvel is a blast! It moved along at a wonderful pace, and introduced us to a POWERFUL new hero. Brie Larson shines, and the supporting cast Is stellar. The hype is real about Mr. Ben Mendolsohn. probably my favorite story marvel has done. So Great! endgame here we come! — Dan (@MrOptomisticrit) 8 March 2019 Also, if you are a 90s teen, you'll definitely love the soundtrack! Well, any Superhero movie first boasts of its soundtrack, doesn't it? This one's gonna be good. I FUCKING LOVED #CAPTAINMARVEL Its very different than most of the MCU films and so very 90s. It's funny and fun and super empowering. It made me feel proud to be a woman. Also, as a 90s teen, the soundtrack....oh, the soundtrack ⤠— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) 20 February 2019 And, the movie opens with a Stan Lee tribute right in the beginning. Oops did I say too much? Well, time to book them tickets because it's going to be one hell of a show!
  2. Sujoy Ghosh is dishing out a brilliant revenge thriller called 'Badla', which releases tomorrow. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles, the solid drama movie has already impressed everyone in its trailer. If you're planning on catching this gripping flick, here are 5 things you can expect from 'Badla': 1. Big B & Taapsee's Strong Performances- There is no doubt that these two stellar actors will not stand up to our expectations in the movie. We have already witnessed their fantastic chemistry in the courtroom drama 'Pink'. They are essaying the same role of a lawyer-client in 'Badla' and we're assuming the performance is going to be seamless this time as well. © Red Chillies Entertainment 2. Gripping Storyline- Trust Sujoy Ghosh to not disappoint you with what you can expect from a well-crafted movie. The trailer is already gripping and has left us intrigued. 3. It Is A Balanced Adaptation Of A Spanish Movie- If you didn't know this, 'Badla' is actually an adaptation of the famous Spanish movie 'Contratiempo' (The Invisible Guest), so comparisons are natural. However, the makers have done a fine job in spinning their own tale borrowed from the original. 4. A Good Bollywood Murder Mystery- After a very long time, Bollywood has shifted focus from biopics and other genres to explore something which boggles and keeps the audience engaged till the end. There is a dearth of good murder, revenge thrillers in Bollywood and hopefully, this movie will bridge the gap. The movie releases tomorrow, so make sure your plans are set in place for the weekend!
  3. Okay, it's like an excitement bomb dropped at us. It's dinner time and most of us are either on our way back home or planning what to eat for dinner on a mundane Tuesday night . However, everything changed a few minutes ago because guys, please drop everything as the much awaited trailer for the final season in now here! The final war of Winter is embarking upon us. Arya Stark is obviously not scared of death and wants to stare right back at it, everyone's anxious about what the Night King's army is getting towards them. Khaleesi and Jon Snow make a tiny appearance in the trailer, Cersei is obviously not the one who gives up so easily so its good to see her conniving smile again. Well, a man is going to rewatch that insane trailer which leads us to so many questions! Winter is FINALLY coming and we actually cannot wait now. Well the trailer sure leaves us on a cliffhanger and obviously it's the only thing people are talking about on social media. “the trailer is here. #GameOfThrones “ everyone: pic.twitter.com/TJnA0mgHMW — katy (@kxty11) March 5, 2019 «I know death, he's got many faces, I look forward to seeing this one...»#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/YP24VwRon6 — â Víctor M. â (@Victorhml) March 5, 2019 Everyone is thinking the same thing, right? This Missandei-Greyworm love story is gonna end in tragedy isn't it #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/u3Yb5rm5jk — Sham Easu (@Psychedelicorn) March 5, 2019 While we are shook already, lets continue to keep our calm because the actions begins on 14th April.
  4. New in the dating game? Still testing out the warm waters? That's alright, it does take courage and a lot of patience to play the game right and once you get the hang of it, you're pretty sorted. Making the first move on a girl is quite tactical and takes a lot more than confidence but the trick is to get it right the first time so you don't mess up the next time! Not like you can't mess up. Of course, you can, and by mess up, I mean you can try your best and even then she may not be impressed. But the fact of the matter is you did try your best. © UTV Motion Pictures Sometimes, making a move on someone can apply initiating a kiss or a make-out session but here, we're just going to talk about how to address your interest in a girl if you like her, have seen her and want to know her better or have known her a while and are a little clueless about how to approach her. Here are 5 sure-shot ways that can help you in making your first move: (1) Signs Are Important Signs are like an indication of whether or not you should make your move, so they are important. Signs can come through body language, the way she interacts, eye contact and other gestures. For example, if you like someone at a bar, you will know if she's interested in you if she makes eye contact with you, which reeks of interest. That's your cue to go up to her and start talking to her. Similarly while in a conversation if she strokes your arm, laughs at your jokes, then you know you can make a move further because that's a sure-shot indication of the fact that she's interested in you. © AA Films (2) Go With The Flow By that I mean stop over-thinking about the how's and what if's and just go with the first thought in your head. If the first thought is just going to the girl you like and telling her about how you feel, then go for it. Wing it as best as you can, it works most times because it reflects the confidence you exude! © Eros International (3) Try Humour You can approach a girl and crack a funny one to get her attention since girls love men who're humorous. In fact, that's one of the best ways to make a move. If you floor her with humour she would automatically want to spend time with you because you make her laugh. It's as simple as that. © Zee Tv (4) Approach Her Friends If you know her friend(s) then maybe you can try and approach them first and strike up a conversation with them and gain some perspective about the girl you like, if they're willing to help. This helps you kill the awkwardness you may develop while talking to her and boost some much-needed confidence too! © Eros International (5) Compliment Her Mind Yes, she loves hearing she's beautiful, she'd appreciate you getting her a drink but what most men don't do is compliment her mind. Strike up a rather interesting conversation with her. It could be about life, likes and the universe but pick up anything and hear her perspective on it. If it makes sense to you, definitely pay her a compliment because she deserves it. © Fox Star Studios Making the first move isn't hard if you follow through with these points. Just keep in mind to know that it's okay if she says 'no'. Rejection is part and parcel of the process, so it should be taken with positivity. After all, it all boils down to consent and how respectful you are in general towards women. Other than that, keep trying till you ace your moves!
  5. For every man there comes a time in his life when he makes lifestyle choices based on the quality of the products. Be it gadgets, footwear or clothing, choosing quality over quantity is their mantra for life. Now that labels and brands matter while every man buys clothing, it also matters what the brands actually make your clothing out of. © Getty Images Wouldn't you be disappointed if a sweater that promises it's cashmere is actually 90% polyester and 10% cashmere wool? And you're kidding if you say you wouldn't genuinely appreciate a piece of clothing more if you spot 'made in Italy' text on the tag and look down upon something that says 'made in China'. The question remains, how would you tell if the quality of your clothes is genuinely investment worthy? Well, all you need to do is follow these guidelines and you would be able to assess the quality of your garments properly: 1. Where Is It Made? © Getty Images Some countries have the advantage of being known to produce good quality garments. You'd rejoice if you spot a garment that says 'made in Italy' or 'made in France'. These countries act as brands on their own. But, does it matter? The answer is no. Most countries like China, India and Turkey have the technology to create quality garments as any other would. The only difference would be that the work-force in these countries comes much cheaper, resulting in heavier quantities of garments made at cheaper rates. Which is why only fast fashion brands like Zara and H&M consider them and the 'designer' labels stick to others. 2. Quality Lies In The Details © Getty Images Now that shopping for quality seems to be a policy that everyone adapts, the only difference is the details. An average user would opt for neat stitch, properly finished hem and quality that doesn't shrink or fade. We suggest you pay attention to details and finish of the overall garment and make your choice accordingly. 3. 'Branded' Doesn't Always Mean Quality © Getty Images If certain brands have allured you into the vortex of their shiny advertising but the product doesn't live up to it, it's time you learnt a lesson from it. While some brands have a reputation to make genuinely good quality garments, others are just famous for their advertising. Learning the difference between actual quality and endorsed quality is the key to getting a good product. Just because a certain brand is 'trending' and makes you feel updated with the upcoming fashion pieces, it doesn't promise quality. Only commit to brands after testing their product out. 4. Fabric Matters The Most © Getty Images Natural fabrics like cotton and wool tend to be more investment-worthy especially because of their qualities. Being superior to synthetics, these fabrics tend to be associated with being quality driven. The reasons why affordable brands have cheaper rates is because they compromise on fabric quality and use cotton blends that consist part rayon or polyester. Also, man-made fibres are harder to recycle. A quality cloth should ideally feel good, wash and wear well. But also, certain clothing like hoodies or sweatshirts are made from fabrics that remain of the same quality whether you spend Rs. 1500 at a reasonable brand or Rs. 30,000 at a high-end brand. Now that you've been educated well on how to figure out the quality of the clothes you invest in, make correct choices.
  6. Since we live in more tolerant times where relationships are concerned (or so I'd like to believe), a lot of people are choosing to make peace with their past. That's mostly because the world is shrinking and social media's unprecedented outpour of information really never lets you forget things. So, in order to keep your mind more sane and calm, it's only relevant to make peace with your past and by past, I mean your 'ex'. © Pintrest Most of you would want to loosen up the knotted ties between you and your ex and the reasons could be many. You could either want to shed away all the malice you hold for one another, or you still want them in your life because inherently they are good people or you still may have feelings for them, in which case, it's better to let go than figure out ways of having them in your life. But if the first two reasons are keeping your thoroughly confused then we have ways to make sure you have a healthy relationship with an ex. Here are 5 ways to keep in mind if you're looking at refreshing ties with an ex: (1) Are They In The Same Place As You? Yes, I know this is an obvious point to ponder over, but we seldom think what the other person wants in order to satiate what we want. So, the first step is to ensure your ex wants to be friends too. Because if she doesn't, then you really can't force free will can you? You can just wish them luck and hope they're happy. © Pintrest (2) Can You Trust Them Again? If you guys ended on bad terms then you have to think about how you want to go about this. If she did something to break your trust, can you accommodate trust in your equation, again? Of course, it wouldn't be in the same capacity as before, because you're not trying to get back together, you're trying to be in a good space as friends. So, if you trust your ex enough to not engage in any negativity or turn around and start a fight, then you should go ahead with it. © Twitter (3) Do Either Of You Have Feelings For Each Other? This one's a tricky one only because you may think you're over her, but you're really not and that can be a bit blurry while you're making a decision to keep in touch with her. Maybe sit down and give it a thought about your feelings for her. If you think they haven't changed since you started seeing her then maybe give it some time. © Pintrest (4) Do You Hold A Grudge? You can hold a grudge against your ex for a number of things, that is why she's your ex, to begin with! But if the grudge is minor and not too vicious then perhaps you can work on letting it go, if you think friendship with her is absolutely worth it. If it's a major grudge and cannot be reversed, then there isn't a point in looking out for any association, because you'll never be able to let the grudge really go. © Eros International (5) Have You Had Enough Time Apart? It's practically impossible to extend an arm of friendship when you've just broken up. Ideally, it takes about more than half the time you've spent with your ex, to maybe be friends with them, after you two break up. If you've never been friends before then it's a tad tough and only time apart can make that possible. So, take some time away from each other. If the break up is mutual and amicable, then definitely take time away and start a new association as friends. If it wasn't an amicable break-up, maybe take a lot more time away, get rid of the negativity you hold against them and try again. © Pintrest Break-ups are fairly hard but if two people are ready and willing for a resolution and want to take the dynamic from a negative to a positive by starting a brand new friendship, there are ways you can work things around and move away from the bad things that have happened and be good friends with your ex.
  7. One of the first prerequisites to date someone successfully is seeing how you're first date ever went with them to give them a second chance! That's how dating life get's a lifeline if you don't screw up on the first date or avoid a 'red flag' situation; then there is a bright chance for you to be a part of the second date. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images So, in order to have the 'perfect' first date, here are 5 prominent red flags you can and should avoid and get to see the girl you really like for the second date! (1) Don't Act Miserly It's a date for heaven's sake, not a night out with the boys! So, if you do get the bill and you're splitting it, don't become a miser for the last rupee she may have left! What I mean is stop splitting the bill to the T and making sure she pays every penny of the split. Offer to pay and if she wants to go dutch just let her decide how she would like to. Either by paying cash or splitting the amount on the debit card is her call and you don't have to do severe math and waste time on the bill! (c)Pintrest (2) Do Not Treat The Wait Staff Like Shit If you're out and about and don't show any decency to the support staff at restaurants and hotels then you're in for trouble my friend. Let me tell you, the biggest red flag is unkindness and if you act like an entitled man where you shouldn't be acting like one, she's definitely going to strike you out. Women determine a man's character by the way he holds a conversation with other people as well. So, if you treat someone poorly, she's going to show you the door! (c)Pintrest (3) Don't Force Anything Women have a mind of their own and they like to speak it whenever necessary. So, there isn't a point in you telling her what to do or how to do it really. In fact that's a big turn off. Of course decide the evening unanimously, I am not saying let her take charge of the evening but steer clear of the things she rather not like you do. Understand consent and what it really means before taking any steps forward. If she doesn't want to come back home with you or invite you to hers, don't force her to do the same, it'll really not go down well. Have fun on your first date, don't dictate terms or be forceful. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images (4) Keep A Check On Your Alcohol Intake First dates are markers for the second date. It's a good time to realise for both you and her whether or not you'd like a second date. So, it's best to keep your inhibitions in check and maybe not splurge on alcohol and get absolutely wasted. I mean if that's the plan to have some unadulterated fun, then go ahead but if you really want to get to know her and remember it the next day, it's wise to hold your drink. If both of you decide to get wasted then I guess that makes for a successful good first date too! (c)Pintrest (5) Misogyny Is Never Welcomed Misogyny could come under any form. You describing your ex in bad taste, you generalising other women, showing off about your work and putting others down, it takes all forms and shapes and more often than not we don't realise when we're being misogynists because of our conditioning. So it will be good if you're mindful of how you structure your words during a conversation with her. Even saying something as simple as ' you're not like the other women' can be termed as misogynistic. You may not realise it and you may think you're praising her but in reality you're insulting all the other women. Honestly, it's offensive to say the least. Give her more prominent compliments and keep the misogynistic comments in check! (c)Pintrest There are other red flags such as bad grooming and table manners, lack of confidence etc. but these 5 are very prominent because they tell a woman a lot about your conditioning as a man and talk more about your basic inherent mannerisms. A girl does judge a man by the most basic and fundamental manners he may possess and if you have these all sorted, you're definitely a liable candidate for the second date!
  8. If you're prepping for the big date that you've been looking forward to for a very long time, it'll be very unfortunate if you blow it off with your own silly mistakes. So, here's a guide for you so that you don't make any disastrous mistakes that'll probably turn the other person off. Apart from a lot of things that could go wrong fashion-wise, there are also certain grooming mistakes that you're likely to make. Here is a checklist to avoid these mistakes: 1. Bad Breath This tops the list of things you might forget to check before you step out. Before the big date, you could either take a look at these steps or pop a few mints to make sure your mouth doesn't reek of anything bad. It's important to have clean white teeth too. If you think your teeth have started to turn yellow, it's better to book a dentist appointment and get the routine cleaning done beforehand. 2. Body Odour View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Jan 3, 2019 at 10:55pm PST If you have a date at the end of a long working day, it doesn't hurt to freshen your pits with a dash of deodorant or a roll on, so that you can raise your hands freely like Tiger Shroff. 3. Unkempt Hands © Instagram One of the many things that your date will notice about you is the way you keep your hands. If they look like the picture above, she will be disturbed by it even if she doesn't show it. Think about it this way, if you spot dirty nails you would be equally grossed out too, right? It works both ways. 4. Unkempt Beard & Hair © Instagram If your hair and beard are dishevelled and you look like you just got out of bed for a date, probably because you want to send out a message that you want to keep things casual by being casual, it's a bad move pal. This won't get you a second date in the very least. Get a salon appointment before you go for your date and make sure your final look is clean and polished. This will definitely get you brownie points, trust us. 5. Not Making An Effort © Instagram Remember, the Beyonce-Ed Sheeran concert? It was outrageous for Ed Sheeran given the sheer contrast in his and Beyonce's get ups. She wore an elaborate gown and he turned up in jeans! The idea is not to go over the top with your efforts. However, keeping in mind where your date is set, you certainly can make some quality effort that goes on to show that you care, which will most certainly be appreciated by your date.
  9. It's that time of the year again where the city is decked up in pinks and reds, and while most people enjoy the 'love' displayed all over, some are significantly indifferent or not so savvy towards it. It's a choice really. Even for couples who'd just like to spend Valentine's Day without any cupid-induced festivities and treat the day just like any normal day. For single people, Valentine's Day can be a little rough or unremarkable. Either you feel bad about the fact that you don't have anyone to spend the day with or you're happy in your skin, feeling content with yourself, all the time. © Netflix Whatever it is, we have a rebellious remedy for the Val Day naysayers out there. The remedy is simple. Just drag yourself to a couch or your bed, alone or with a significant other and watch these 5 shows that are absolutely anti-candy hearts and sugary cupid and not at all Valentine friendly, and re-live a normal non-cheesy day: (1) The Umbrella Academy © Netflix Hollywood star Ellen Page and music legend Mary J Blige star in this hot new superhero series fresh out on Netflix. The Hargreeves children have never-seen-before superpowers but their dysfunctional family soon falls apart. Now they must reunite to save the world. It is based on the highly popular comic and award-winning graphic novel by Gerard Way (front man, My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel BA with Steve Blackman (Fargo S2) as the show runner. Watch the trailer here (2) Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened © Netflix Netflix's latest documentary takes on the luxury festival created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule. Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises. This behind-the-scenes look by Charles Smith is the much-needed reality check you may need on your 'let's rebel Valentine's Day' day. Watch the trailer here (3) *** Education © Netflix Choose *** and self-love this V-Day. An inexperienced socially-awkward high school student Otis Milburn lives with his mother, a *** therapist. Thanks to being surrounded by manuals and TMI conversations on ***, he starts an underground *** therapy clinic for his classmates. This British comedy series has received acclaim for being a smart, sensitive at teenagers trying to find themselves and being comfortable with their bodies and sexuality. It is recently renewed for a second season, so catch up the first one soon. Watch the trailer here (4) Marvel's The Punisher S2 © Netflix Replace romance with a desire for some revenge! Marvel's The Punisher is back with another season. After seeking revenge for his family's death, Frank Castle saves a girl from murder making himself a target. His old enemies now force the war veteran to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace life as The Punisher. Watch the trailer here (5) The Good Place S2 © Netflix Welcome. Everything is just fine - now that season 2 is here! Kristin Bell plays Eleanor Shellstrop a selfish 'bad' person, who by some glitch, has arrived in heaven ie the Good Place in her afterlife. But is the Good Place actually that good? Season 1 was a laugh riot and season 2 takes Eleanor and her friend's escapades further! This one is to watch with your gang. Watch the trailer here So, without much further lament on how to spend the 14th of February, cue these or one of these series and sit back and have some fun, you've been avoiding since a while. Ps: Happy Valentine's Day!
  10. Shaving might seem to be an extremely simple affair, but it's not. Every man has had bad experiences with shaving, at least once in his life, and it definitely is one of those experiences that one does not want a repeat of. (c) Getty Images There is a correct way and a wrong way to shave, but the trouble is that no one quite knows which is which. You're supposed to glide your razor across your face in a specific direction, that has to do with the usual hair growth pattern on a human male face. Following that pattern will reduce cuts and burns significantly, and also make sure that the stubble that grows afterwards is flawless. (c) Getty Images All you need to do is look at the face shave map here, and follow the arrows to determine the direction in which your razor should move. Make sure to rinse your razor after every stroke. (c) MensXP Say hello to a flawless shave! You're welcome.
  11. Imagine landing a date with the woman of your dreams after you've slogged your a** off, and then you go and blow it by making the worst first impression ever. Sounds like a nightmare, right? Well, to ensure you don't send your date screaming for the hills with your disastrous fashion choices, here's a list of mistakes to avoid making on your date with her: 1. Wearing Your Gym Clothes © shutterstock Your gym clothes belong to the gym and not outside of it. Please don't make the mistake of wearing your gym clothes to a date night. Your date would've probably put a decent amount of effort into their appearance and you should be reciprocating that effort. There is also the slight possibility that your gym clothes might reek of sweat, the kind that repulses people instead of attracting them. 2. Buttoned Down Shirt © artofmanliness Showing your chest hairy/ bare chest is also not a great idea. You don't want to expose your chest to the other person when she's not even consented to it. Besides, you don't want to give away too much too soon. 3. Socks With Sandals © fashionbeans Socks with sandals is another fashion choice that is disastrous. Shoes and bad breath are the two major things a woman notices about you. Shoes and socks are one combination that just won't work. 4. Jeans With The Zipper Open © monogramsigns I know, I know this seems like a really obvious one. But jeans with the zipper open is a mistake that unknowingly happens to all of us one time or the other. For the date, however, make a conscious effort to not let this happen. 5. Wearing Lame Slogans And Logos © artofmanliness Monograms might be back in fashion, however, for a date night and first impressions, they end up being a little lame. You don't want to shout out a brand's name or a funny slogan because you're much more than that. Instead, let your mouth do the talking.
  12. A good beard is an asset, and every man wants one (well, almost). But the trouble is, it's not something you can buy. You have to grow it and the situation isn't exactly even like growing muscles, which you can manage by working out and following a proper diet. Growing a beard can be a challenge if you're not gifted, and most people try to avoid being hit by this truth-bomb. Plus, some personal habits coupled with an intense disregard for patience result in super slow beard growth for some unfortunate souls. Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of 7 things one should strictly avoid doing while growing a beard: 1. Excessive Trimming © Birchbox There is a beard myth that says the more you cut/trim your beard, the faster it grows. Please don't pay heed to such myths. If you don't let your beard grow out physically, it just won't. It's that simple. 2. Using Hair Shampoo On The Beard © Beard Style The composition of hair shampoo is not suitable for your beard. It will strip your beard of its natural oils, and give rise to dry, scraggly strands of hair, which will definitely hamper healthy growth. 3. Not Washing It Altogether Or Washing It Too Often © Scotchporter The beard is a tricky territory, because it's a patch of hair that's located on your face. Your face needs to be kept clean (duh!) but it must be done without causing damage to your beard. How do you do it? By coming up with a beard cleaning cycle and sticking to it. Use a good beard wash/beard shampoo to wash your beard instead of soaps/hair shampoos, but don't do it too often. Depending on the growth and density, washing your beard every alternate day or once in three days should be fine (provided you don't let food get stuck in it or roll around in the mud, face-first.) 4. Ignoring The Existence Of Beard Oils/Softeners © Fatherly As Indian men, more often than not, we attach minimal importance to grooming. Please don't let your beard suffer because of that. Use beard oils and softeners to facilitate a healthy growth. They do work, if you use them religiously. 5. Not Brushing Your Beard © Balding Beards Brushing your beard, irrespective of its size will make it grow with a proper shape. Plus, brushing improves blood circulation at the beard base, thereby resulting in much faster growth.
  13. Let's talk about pants for a minute. Getting a perfect fit for your pants is more often than not neglected. Men's pants are either too tight or too lose. Normally, less thought is given to how a pair of pants fits than how it looks while the latter is equally pants. You need well-fitted pants not just for achieving a polished outfit but also for your own sake, because well-fitted pants can be really comfortable. Anyway, wearing ill-fitted pants to an interview is a big mistake. I mean the most obvious pointer is that if they're too baggy and falling off like this if you forget a belt one day: via GIPHY Then you get rid of them. But in case you're confused about how to judge what a comfortable pair of pants looks like, here is a guide to help you with that. 1) The Pinch Test © stitch fix man You need to pinch your pants while you're wearing it. Ideally, you should be able to pinch about 1 inch of fabric but not more. If you can pinch more, that means your pants are lose and you should get a smaller size. Your pants should never fit too tight or bend at the knees. 2) The Consistency Test via GIPHY You don't want your pants to be so uncomfortable that you have problems adjusting while sitting and standing up. A pair of pants with the said tightness won't let you move around freely which defeats the purpose of pants. Trust me, if you get the fit right, you won't even realize you're wearing pants. They'll feel like PJs. For that, your pants need to feel consistent around your butt and lower legs. A similar circumference ensures a good fit. 3) Never Trust A Number via GIPHY The waist size that you have might not match with the waist size of some other brand. Within a brand, what is a 36 this year, might not be the same next year. You need to go to the trial room or get fittings done properly. You can't assume your size. Never make that mistake. 4) The No Break Check You need to check if your pants end right above your ankle to create a no-break effect. This complements your body structure, and will make you look taller as well.
  14. Apple has introduced some cool and hidden features on iOS which you can find deep within the settings menu in iPhones. You can check out all the hidden iOS 12 tricks we found during our tests here. Having said that, there's a new tip going viral that allows users to use their iPhone as a microphone if you own a pair of AirPods. It works even if you are far away thanks to the Bluetooth technology on board. If u have AirPods ð§, u can press “Live Listen” to “On” and leave your phone in the room with someone and u can hear what they saying, thank me later𤫠pic.twitter.com/fC6KYmqpB4 — arnold (@arnoldcrndo) January 9, 2019 The feature was spotted on Twitter and is called “Live Listen” which basically turns your iPhone into a listening device. The person who tweeted about the feature said that it could be used as a way to cheat on a test. © MensXP After checking out the feature for ourselves, “Live Listen” is targeted towards people with hearing loss. It was introduced in a software update in September for Apple's AirPods and basically lets people with hearing listen in via the Bluetooth enabled earbuds. Basically, after turning on the feature you can point your phone towards the person you want to hear speak. You basically get to hear what the person is saying through the hearing aid feature on the AirPod. Apple describes it as "Made for iPhone hearing aids, sound processors, and now AirPods can help you have better conversations in loud places. Just turn on the Live Listen feature and move your iPhone toward the people you're talking with.¹ Live Listen uses the microphone to pick up what they're saying more clearly.” Here's how you can turn on the “Live Listen” feature: © Twitter Go to Settings Control Center Customize Controls. Turn on Hearing. 2. Put AirPods in the ear and open Control Center 3. Tap the ear icon, it should say “Live Listen” 4. To get clear audio, place the iPhone's chin facing the person to hear what they have to say. It is unclear if Apple is already aware of the situation, and if it will do something about it. Perhaps can bring in a new update where it would play a sound to alert people around the phone that the Live Listen feature is activated. For now, please be responsible and respect other people's privacy.
  15. If you're in love with someone, it's mostly because you're attracted to one or more of the inherent qualities the person possesses. Either you're attracted to their outward beauty or you've fallen for certain traits the person has. Whatever your reason is, you find a way to justify what love means to you, when it comes to her. © Fox Searchlight Pictures But sometimes people may be truly undulating in the symphony of love without realising the person they're in love with, is absolutely wrong for them. Or even if they're aware of it, coming out of it is an entire process in itself. But most people don't realise they're in love with the wrong person, because they're more attached to the feeling of being in love, than the person itself. Let's face it, not all relationships, dynamics, equations and feelings are meant to be and that's okay to accept. It's okay to accept only because you have to protect your own heart first. © Getty images So, to simplify this further, we have listed down 5 researched and scientific facts to tell you when the person you're in love with, is wrong for you: (1) When The Relationship/Dynamic Is Taking A Toll On Your Mental Health If you feel heaviness within you and you seem to be unhappy most times, maybe the feeling is a derivate of the relationship you're in? This is the first sign of unhappiness and is absolutely non-negotiable. Your mental state is the most important thing and if you feel it's slipping away circumstantially, you need to either step up and change things around or cut the source entirely off. © Getty images (2) When You're Always The One Compromising While we all have our individuality, and that's a great thing, in a relationship it's always best to work as a team. That's because both the sides have needs. Some basic and some complex and the partner(s) always have to compromise to ensure the others needs are met. But if you're constantly stepping forward and compromising all the time wherein she's not willing to budge, does she really want to make an effort for you? That's something to think about for sure, isn't it? © Getty images (3) When The Person Keeps Feeding Your Insecurities There will be a time where you'll realise that your insecurities don't have a standstill or a place they can disappear to. The person you're with doesn't make an effort to give you closure on certain things and sometimes, it becomes an issue of trust. If she's constantly feeding off of your insecurities, it's about time to let go of her and move on because that's the trait of a toxic parasite. © Getty images (4) When Your Family & Friends Don't Like Her Much Every time she's around either your family or your friends, they always have a disapproving look on their face and it's there for a reason. Maybe she did something they didn't like and didn't apologise, maybe she doesn't respect them enough or maybe they just don't get the right vibe from her. It's still fine when one or two people from your friend circle or your family sense it, but a bunch of them being uncomfortable around her is a certain red flag! © Getty images (5) When Your Fights & Arguments Never Find A Resolve While it's healthy to fight in a relationship, most times, it's not healthy to sweep things under the rug and not resolve them then and there. Most times, the things you sweep under the rug come out at some point and become even more fierce in nature, for any relationship. A healthy fight is something that can be talked out and let go once and for all. It's not supposed to accumulate into something bigger in the future and if that happens often, and there's no resolve to it, the relationship or the person isn't really the right fit. © Getty images It's always for the best if you figure out these tell-tale sign early off with the person, before you get more involved with them. It'll definitely hurt lesser and take lesser time to get over. Not everyone is suited for you and you really need to pick and choose wisely in today's day and age in order to have a successful and sustainable relationship with them.
  16. I am sure you meet a lot of women every now and then, and you classify them under different stereotypes. Some may come off as easy-going, while some are snobbish or grounded and some are fascinating, and some complicated. The last tag of girls who come off as 'complicated' isn't new in any way. If men don't understand the women they're trying to ask out, hit on or date, they usually put a tag on her and call her 'complicated'. While she may or may not be complicated, certain things make it difficult to assess a girl's state of mind, making her a complicated girl. © Eros Internaional Men are never complicated though. They're either nice guys or bad boys. So, for them to understand the aspects that conclude the parameters of a 'complicated' girl is next to impossible, and giving up on one is the most foolish thing you can ever do. Why, you ask? Well, research does say if you date complicated women, you've found yourself the best deal and your dating life will be fulfilling and adventurous all at once, and not in a bad way at all! So, if you think you've encountered a 'complicated girl' here are 7 personality traits she has, that'll make you fall in love with her instantly: (1) She'll Never Bore you She's complicated because she's someone who has never had an easy life and she uses every opportunity in the book, to make her life as spectacular as she can. She's a great conversationalist because she has a pool of ideas and perspectives she can share and discuss with you, at any given point in time. In all probability, she's used a lot of them on herself to get out of a myriad of situations in the past. So, if you think you'll get bored in her company, you're very wrong. Either she'll involve you in some eclectic and interesting hobbies and activities or she'll drench you with some crazy anecdotes from her life and you'll never get enough of the thrill she throws your way every now and then. © T-series (2) She's Rather Blunt & Honest Because of how life has treated her she's done beating around the bush and she tells it like it is; straight to your face, as honestly as anyone can! Bluntness is one of her main qualities and she'll always tell you what she expects from you and will call out your bullshit instantly. Now, if you're looking for someone who can be fooled easily, she's not the kinda girl you want to date. Along with being blunt and honest, she's emotional too and feels deeply. So, if she feels that way towards you trust me, you've found the right girl! © Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd (3) She's Full Of Wisdom Yes, life has been tough for her and to get by it, she probably had to figure things out the hardest way possible, on her own. If she's tough from the outside, it's only because she's chosen a difficult path for herself. Because she's experienced a lot more than people who've lived protective lives. She's wiser than the usual bunch of people you meet and can give you healthy perspectives on numerous things. All you need to do is just trust her judgment. © AA Films (4) She's Not Easy Yes, it's a challenge to be with her because she doesn't let any man take her for granted and always makes him feel like he needs to work for it and that's fair right? You always need to work for the best things in life. She hates being taken for granted because she's done the best she could to reach where she is, and anyone who doesn't appreciate that doesn't stand a chance with her. You may spend a lot of time in hand to make her fall for you but you will never regret doing so! © Balaji Motion Pictures (5) She's A Mystery She's not an open book for sure. I don't really know what it is but people, women especially, who've gone through a lot in life are never too vocal about it and are always guarded. So, if you meet her at a crowded coffee shop or a bar or even at her house, she'll take a lot of time, maybe 5 more dates to completely open up to you and trust you and tell you things other women might tell you on their first date! She's absolutely unpredictable and will always keep you guessing. © AA Films (6) She May Want You But She'll Never 'Need' You A complicated woman, so to speak, has gone through a lot in life and she's very self-sufficient in nature, because of the experiences she'd had to face in the past. More than anything life has taught her a lot of patience and calmness to deal with things. She does not crave for a man and has no emotional needs she needs to fulfil through another being. She's happy on her own. Unlike others who like to rush through relationships like there's a medal waiting for them at the end of it, this woman, likes taking her relationships one day at a time, rather slow and steady and that's why she's good at them too. She may want to be with you, but she will never need you. That's a fact. © T-Series (7) She's Intelligent & Passionate While these two traits go hand in hand, it's one of the finer qualities of a complicated woman. Most of us are intelligent, yes but someone who understands their own complexities is a level evolved. She'll always inspire you to explore new things and force you to never give up. She's had a life where she's sifted through a lot of unkindness, so she introspects a lot into the future and makes decisions based on her own experiences and most of them are passionate. You will definitely learn a lot if you date someone like her. © Fox Star Studios A complicated girl is not someone you run away from because she's too much analytical work! You embrace her and never let her go because she's literally the best of the lot! Humble yet opinionated, kind yet dynamic and she'll change you for the better man! So, the next time you come across one, maybe start a conversation with her and see your life change?
  17. Having *** or making love is fun and games sure, but if you're with that special someone, there are, on an autopilot, many strings attached with the fun that comes with being a lover. Now there maybe many ways you can improve your *** skills or your game play in bed, but apart from the physical manoeuvres, there are some emotional and mental things you need to keep in mind, which will definitely be the best for you and make you the best bet in bed. © Getty Images Even if you're single, having a few things straightened out emotionally can really help you become 'the best *** she's ever had'. But for that to happen you have to pay heed to a lot more than just physical needs. Here are three things you should do to become a better lover. (1) Communicate Effectively So many couples, and men in general, lack the basic skills for effective communication. If you're communicating what you feel and what you feel like doing, effectively, you'll never not fulfil what she desires the most. The hard part isn't over when you find someone to be with. The hard part starts when you want to express and share most things with them. By effectively communicating and laying what you feel on the table, you can grasp the situation a lot easily and understand your partner's needs, everywhere, including the bedroom. © Getty Images (2) Being Emotionally Tuned In Emotional needs fit right into the Yin Yang and they definitely help meet all physical needs. If your emotional quotient is in order, you'll understand the levels of intimacy your partner needs. Understanding women emotionally is a task and if you take out time and patience to tune in emotionally with them, there's no stopping you from becoming the mayor of loverville. If you're emotionally disconnected, *** is just a casual activity you indulge in, like taking a walk in the park and it can't become something hot and intimate. © Getty Images (3) Sensitivity Pays Off You may be thinking that if you're emotionally there, you're sensitive too but sensitivity is different from being emotionally tuned in. A sensitive man knows how to play out his emotions well and when to use them. So, if you're in bed with her and you're sensitive to her needs and listen to what she wants, you're being sensitive. You can't become sensitive when you're not. It takes time and patience to develop a skill or a personality like that but if you try and adhere to her needs and pay attention to things she says, it can get you there in no time. And also, do wonders with your lovemaking skills! © Getty Images You may have a good body, a big *****, perfectly crusted abs, a sexy voice or anything that can make her jaw drop after seeing you naked. But if you don't have these three things listed above, you're just going to be an average lover and trust me, average isn't good!
  18. New Year's Eve is a big celebration, for obvious reasons, and we are always making big party plans to forget the year we've been dealing with, to start off with a brand new year. It's the only healing we're consciously aware of and the only party we judiciously plan, down to every T. © Getty Images Along with planning NYE parties and agreeing to go for a few, there is always a chance of you trying to get the perfect date on board, so it wouldn't be all that bad. For all the single guys, being alone on New Year's isn't a bad thing at all. In fact, it gives you a chance to meet some newbie's you can take along with you to the next year and maybe have something awesome with them. So, to make this easier, here are 5 ways you can ask out someone for a NYE party and bring in 2019 with some extra joy: (1) Have A Legit Plan First off, you need to have a plan that's not floating about still trying to figure itself out. If you've narrowed down on asking a girl out, she needs to know about your plan too! You can't tell her 'hey keep yourself free for NYE' and end the conversation there! Narrow down on a plan and lock it down, so you don't make changes and perhaps let her know about it too. © Getty Images (2) Use Social Media As Much As Possible Social media is your best bet if you're asking someone out on a date for NYE. It's tangible and you can do it as creatively as you want. I mean you can do it through a simple message on Facebook/Whatsapp or Instagram as well, but you can even send funny GIFs and stickers or stories and ask the girl you like out on a date. © Getty Images (3) You Can Call Up Some Of Her Friends Now that she's said yes and you're taking her to a party where you're familiar with people or are inviting her over to your party, it's only fair that you ask her to bring some friends along. In case she feels a little left out, then she will have someone for company. If not, then she's someone who probably doesn't need anyone to depend on and that's a good thing! © Getty Images (4) Make Your Intentions Pretty Clear You asking someone out for a New Year's party could mean many things. Primarily, it means you're asking someone out to begin an entire year with and a lot of people think it's a serious gesture. Well, that's for you to decide really. If you think it's serious enough, try and let her know in some way. Through a message or something more. If it's just a date for yet another party, act out as casually as you can. But make your intention clear. © Getty images (5) Just Have Fun Apart from getting a little suspicious or serious, New Year's Eve parties are just to have a lot of fun and open up, make some rather solid, drunk resolutions and if you have her by your side, get to know her to the best of your ability. In short, have fun and bring in the new year with a lot of fun and class! © Getty Images
  19. Unless you are an 'everyday is an upper-body day' kind of a dude, you must be aware of the importance of squatting. It is one of the most fundamental exercises you can do for leg development. In this article, I will take you through the most common squatting mistakes or sins that I see people committing: 1. Not Bracing Your Core An average gym enthusiast who is about to squat, just walks up to the squat rack, un-racks the bar and starts doing the up and down motion with the weight on his back. He will always remain average and never realize his true strength and potential unless he braces his core, or in layman terms, keeps his belly tight and full of air. © Tnation Here`s how to do it: Take a deep breath and fill as much air as you can in your belly. This will require additional effort and skill if you have never done it before. Another tip is to tighten your belly just like someone is about to punch you there. Hold your breath during the whole downward phase of squat and release only when coming up or when at the top. This technique enables you to squat more weight, hence more muscle. This will also make you more stable during the movement. 2. Wrong Footwear If you want to learn the best way to do squats, learn from the way power-lifters or weightlifters do it. The use of appropriate footwear is of utmost importance while doing squats. You will never see a powerlifter or weightlifter squatting in running shoes. So why should you? The problem with the commonly used running shoes for squatting is that they don`t let you remain close to the ground due to excessive cushioning and interfere in the force transfer from ground to the body. They are fine when you are doing bodyweight or lightweight squats but not when attempting 1-5 rep max. © Thinkstock Images You have two options when it comes to optimal shoes for squatting. First is any kind of flat sole shoes or sneakers. Just make sure their bottom is hard enough. The second option would be to buy proper weightlifting shoes. Don't let the name make you think that these shoes are just for weightlifters. These shoes have a solid base and an elevated heel which makes them good for anyone who wants to be more stable during heavy squatting and helps to hit more depth. 3. Knee Sleeves To Cover Pain Let me tell you one thing. Knee sleeves are a great training accessory for someone who indulges in any sort of exercises that puts direct stress on knees such as squats and lunges. I am calling them great because neoprene sleeves available in the market keep your knees warm and compressed during squatting and help with better blood flow to the area. There`s no harm wearing them. © Thinkstock Images However, the problem arises when people start thinking of it as a training aid as a cure for knee pain. How many times have you seen people throwing unsolicited advice for wearing knee sleeves in case they have their knee troubling them? If you have knee pain due to weight training, then you need to check your stretching, foam rolling or technique and not try to self medicate via pain relief ointments, painkillers or any kind of knee sleeves or braces. You will be making the condition even worse by hiding and continuing to work out with it, without getting it cured. Adopt the above squatting guidelines and you will see improvements in your squat poundages pretty soon. Share this with someone who you feel should be squatting the right way. Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
  20. This article is going to be very personal for me, as I will be sharing with you my own experience with workout addiction. Yes, that's true; you can become addicted to exercise. Though a majority of the people around the world find it hard to get the ample motivation to exercise regularly, there is a small population who IS addicted to it. Yes, the ones who often spend their online surfing time reading fitness blogs like this one! No, I am not saying that you are definitely an addict if you're reading this article, but I want to share a few traits of someone who works out constantly. But before I get down to those symptoms, let me tell you more about my own experience of workout addiction. I have loved to be active in my entire life, at least as far as I can remember. I just love to sweat daily and get that endorphin high. I easily get carried away, trying to squeeze in more intensity, more strength, the list goes on, but the bottom line is, I don't always know when to give my body a break. Or rather I should say, technically I do 'know' (as it's my profession) but I still struggle with establishing the right balance. The result is inadequate recovery, and suffering from a host of consequences which could range from mild to severe. Strange as it may sound, but once exercise is in your blood, in your regular routine, you simply feel “off” when you skip it. I become moody and irritable when I don't get my daily sweat session. Now that's a good thing if it gives you the motivation but it's not for everyone and hugely depends on your training age. The problem starts when your body is not adequately recovering and you simply don't know how to take a break. Below is the list of the signs that indicate you are overtraining - 1) Sleeping Too Much Or Not Sleeping At All If you are tired and sleepy all the time even after getting a good night sleep or if you find it hard to get a good night sleep, you might be a victim of overtraining. Working out too much can release stress hormone like cortisol which can interfere with your sleep. On the other hand, working out daily with a high intensity can increase your recovery period to a point where you always feel sleepy. © Pixabay 2) Getting Sick Very Frequently Over-exercising can weaken your immune system as it will always be busy with the post-workout repair. Exercise is meant to strengthen your immune system and not to weaken it. If you feel that you have started falling sick more often, it might be a sign of overtraining. 3) Too Sore All The Time It is obvious to feel sore after an intense workout. However, if you feel sore in every muscle at every time of the day, that's not really a healthy sign. It means that you need to slow things down and take a break from a workout. © Pixabay 4) Dipping Energy Levels A healthy and balanced workout makes you feel energetic and motivated towards the next workout. However, if you really have to drag yourself to the gym and your energy levels have been slowly diminishing, it may be a sign of overtraining. 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.
  21. “So, no one told you life was gonna be this way…” Nothing seems more relatable (and ominous) than this line from the iconic 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' title song. via GIPHY Your 20s are the most erratic and tumultuous phase of your life. You have no idea where your life is going, your career seems to be a mystery and you have that nagging voice in your head telling you to do something about it quickly. Worse still, you have to pay bills, navigate through relationships, fake laugh through work commitments or fake smile with irritating colleagues; try to be an adult. As cherry on the top, it seems that you are running out of time. It seems laughable now; the dream you had when you were younger, when you imagined that life would turn out to be perfect. How would you have known that you would have to pay your own bills? And why does everything require money? That you would be living the best life; a great apartment, a fantastic job, a nice car, a loving partner, a fabulous best friend and lots of money! Essentially, you would be happy. Now, you have this urge to find out your true calling; to see the real you. But it seems like a fruitless attempt. Breathe. You have time. You do not need to figure out everything at the same time and more importantly, not just now. It might seem like everyone else has their life under control and is leading a more focused and better life than you but that is hardly true. Everyone is vulnerable in their 20s; no one has a veritable idea about how one should go through life. Everyone is just muddling through. What else do you find out in these years? A bunch of people you can hang out with, a start to meaningful relationships with people who might end up being with you for the rest of your life. And who else other than your roommate fits the bill perfectly? © Warner Bros. Television The person who stays with you, shares a house with you and is there for you when you need a person to listen to your ranting, or when you want to bitch about someone, or cry with when you miss your family. Your home away from home. Your family. That is if you are lucky. Roommates, like everything else, come in various shapes and sizes. Some good, some not so good and some who are terrible. Blame it on Monica and Rachel or Joey and Chandler who made living with roommates look so easy and fabulous. The reality is dreary. © Warner Bros. Television Truth be told, if life was to be perfect (read fair), I would be living in a beautiful apartment with all the amenities one can possibly imagine. More importantly: I would be living alone. But all that is wishful thinking for now. In your tweens, most people are not rich enough to live alone, essentially if you are in college or just starting out with your job. Thus, walks in a roommate, who will help you in splitting the rent, the shared amenities and basically be your go-to person in this rough, rich, big, bad world. :P © Universal Pictures Or you wish! Your 20s is a time to meet people and get to know people and these people shape the person you become later in your life, though it might not seem that way when you are interacting with them. Your roommate is the first one in this list. Here are the types of roommates you have in your 20s: 1. The Passive-Aggressive One “Does it hurt one's hand to put out the light when one leaves the room?” it said. On a note. Seems familiar? Notes seem to greet you everywhere you go; the washroom mirror, the kitchen, the fridge. This type of roommate won't come up to you when they feel uncomfortable, they will stick notes all over and never talk about the problem. © Pinterest “Oh, sorry, were you going to use the washroom? The thing is I need to use it. I'm running late.” © Pinterest They will enter the washroom just before you get up to use it or use up all the hot water. They love to irritate you, be it blaring the music on their phones when you are around or doing something which they know pisses you off but will act innocent when you call them out on their behavior. © Warner Bros. Television Or worse, they will move around your stuff or if there is a maintenance problem, they won't intimate you and act like a victim when you finally confront them. 2. The Angel These are a god-send. And very rare. They will make your bed for you, take care of you when you are sick, do your laundry. All this, without being asked to do. There are pure souls with a heart of gold, a real angel. via GIPHY They are just the best people and it always seems like you are not doing enough good things in return. via GIPHY The best thing is that they do not expect anything from you; they are genuine to a fault. 3. The Father/Mother “Are you well?” “Did you drink water?” “Are you saving money?” “Why are you so late?” The nurturer, these roommates are always looking out for you. © 20th Century Fox Television These are the people who genuinely care about you, but eventually start acting like your parents. Given a chance, they might even go ahead and out up a curfew for you! But their heart is in the right place and you love them for it. 4. The Roommate From Hell Forget everything good anyone ever said about roomies. This one is the worst of the lot, spawned by Satan himself. You trusted them, with their devilish wit and charm they fooled you when they moved in. © 20th Century Fox Television A few weeks later… They'll eat your food, disturb you when you are busy, try to antagonize you and do everything in their power to make your life living hell, just for their sadistic pleasure. via GIPHY They will put on music when you sleep, bang the drawers/cupboards while you try to rest, scream in to the phone loudly without any regard of you being there. They are pathological liars, master manipulators and are God's way of letting you know that evil is real. 5. The Monica The efficient, memo-making cleanliness freak. They have a set of rules (because they help control the fun, you know? :P), which should be followed impeccably, without question. Basically, they are Monica and Sheldon fused into one. © Warner Bros. Television Nothing is good enough for them; the maid doesn't do the dishes properly (Or you, if you don't have one). They try to control every aspect of the minutest thing. via GIPHY d The house is never clean enough, everyone is a slob and the rules are not being followed properly. Just short of a whistle and a cane, this type makes sure you bend to their rules and if not, they will make you bend to the rules. All you want to say is: via GIPHY 6. The Booze-Addled Seer “Piyega? Nahi? Are, pi na. Atleast chakhna to kha le”: A memoir. This roommate greets you with their booze-infused breath and gyaan about life. © Warner Bros. Television Always a glass or bottle in hand, with a cigarette in the other, they tipple around the house with at the least two other tipsy people in tow, churning out memoirs about their drunk adventures and life knowledge. via GIPHY Though living with them gives you the much-needed humor and levity in life; be it with their funny antics or crazy stories, there is a time after which it will become irritating. If you are uncomfortable: Don't try to change them, just move out. 7. The “Janmo Ke Saathi” À la Amy from The Big Bang theory, this type of roommate wants to be constantly with you. Whether you are going out or going to the loo. They want to hang out with you all the time and get angry if you don't reciprocate their enthusiasm. © Warner Bros. Television Though they are good people, they become overly-attached and want to be BFFs which can become claustrophobic after a while. © Warner Bros. Television Sit them down and explain your perspective, they will surely understand. It is essential to set up boundaries. 8. The Creep Imagine waking up from sleep in the middle of the night and seeing someone perched at the end of your bed, silently watching you. © Warner Bros. Television If that doesn't stop your heart, I do not know what will. via GIPHY Or when you get out of the washroom and find inside in your room, sitting on your bed or going through your belongings. On being asked, all they do is give you a weird smile and go away. Worse if you share a room with this person, you might hear them going down on themselves without a care in the world. This happens when you don't research your roommate well enough. Though you can't judge a person in a mere interview or one meeting, it is imperative that you don't entertain these people. Either kick them out or move out. 9. The Invisible One/ Ninja You never see them; except for once or twice. In fact, you wonder whether you have a roommate or not. Their room is mostly locked and looks unused when open. via GIPHY These roommates have the stealth of a cat, the poise of a ninja and the affinity of a ghost. They might give you the scare of your lifetime when they spring out suddenly from their room when you least expect it. “Are they even real?” is the question you keep mulling over in your head. via GIPHY In the end you know this is the best because you can have the whole place to yourself while paying only half the rent! 10. The Snob An uptight douchebag with an endless source of money from their affluent parents or because of a better job, the snob is out there to rub your nose in their rich lifestyle and prosperous prospects which makes you wonder why in the world did they end up sharing a place with you? © 20th Century Fox Television via GIPHY They go to the best restaurants in town, they have an enviable wardrobe and they always make it a point to make you feel like scum just because you are not rich enough. via GIPHY With their superficial and materialistic outlook towards the world, their spoilt upbringing makes them the least favorable of roommates. 11. The Borrower “Are! Mast t-shirt hai! Mai next party ke liye borrow kar lu?” These roommates are always on the look-out for borrowing something for you. Be it money, your food, your soap, shampoo, cigarette, booze, your clothes or even your underwear, they are always asking you to lend some entity or the other to them. via GIPHY “I will pakka return it!” is their catchphrase. If you are gullible enough to give it, well, good luck to you. via GIPHY via GIPHY I know, sharing is caring, but what does it amount to if the things you lent are never returned to you. If you are lucky enough to get it back, it is mostly in a pitiable condition or broken or in such a state that you won't be able to use it again. The day is not far away when they might want to borrow your life as well! :P 12. The Pseudo-Roommate This is your roommate's S.O. © 20th Century Fox Television You wake up, they are there. You come back from office/college, they are there. They seem like just another roommate; the only difference is that they don't pay the rent. They seem like a constant fixture in your apartment and you can't say anything about it because you'll end up upsetting your roommate. © 20th Century Fox Television You just fantasize about leaving the room one fine day and living alone. 13. The Slob Dirty underwear? Check. Unwashed dishes? Check. All the stuff piled up on the chair? Check. Voila, say hello to your roommate from Slobsville. via GIPHY A polar opposite of “The Monica”, this roommate makes you feel like you are living with a very dirty rat. Believe me, in a few days your apartment WILL boast of rats. They believe in not showering on days at an end or leave uneaten food lying around the house. Extremely messy, you shudder at the thought of entering their room. © Warner Bros. Television Mostly, these kinds of roommates are not aware of the mess they are creating. Or they just don't care. They just have a happy-go-lucky approach towards life, which sometimes translates into a messy lifestyle, eventually turning into slovenly habits. Their sloppiness never seems to end and drives you crazy. Exorcise them with some “Colin”, “Surf Excel” and soap! 14. The “High and Mighty” Perpetually high, they wander around the apartment with a far-off look in their eye and a constant hunger. via GIPHY Always smoking weed, this roommate will offer you a different perspective of the world. Then forget what they said. via GIPHY You might be woken up at 3 in the morning with the loud banging of this person trying to make Maggi. via GIPHY These roommates are up at the most unearthly of hours and doing weird stuff which in turn will come back to disturb you. 15. The Party Animal Today is a party. And tomorrow is a party. And the day after? You got it, a party! The party animal roommate seems to be in an eternal party mode. They seem to know everyone around and are always ready for a gala time. If not going to one, they turn your apartment in the venue. With a bunch of raucous friends and a knack for frivolity, these people do not care about the other person living in the house. via GIPHY Late nights, loud music and a penchant for disturbing others are just the basic characteristics of this genre of roommates. via GIPHY Throwing a party occasionally is good; it takes off the pressure from your hectic lifestyle but throwing a party every day knowing that it irks their roommate is just a way of torture. 16. The Sadhu They don't go out. They don't want to hang out with you or anyone. They are always cloistered in their room and have no interest in the outside world or the people in it. via GIPHY via GIPHY Early to bed, early to rise. Their perfection and lack of interest in worldly matters make you want to kill yourself. You have to drag them out of their room, just so they can get a breath of fresh air. 17. The Noisy Nitwit This person believes in being loud. And by loud, I mean, ear-drum shattering, cacophonously loud. via GIPHY They always have music blaring from their phones or iPods or some other electronic gadget and are never aware of the noise they make. They don't believe in earphones. Guess what? It just doesn't stop at music. They will holler at the person on the other end of their phones, snore when they sleep, create an orchestra when they prepare food and the list goes on. Heaven forbid, if they have a S.O., you'll be treated to their vocal declarations of pleasure when they are in the sack. 18. The Kumbhakaran An atomic blast or even Dhinchak Pooja's songs is not enough to wake this one from their deep slumber. via GIPHY They are always running late but are perennially complaining about their lack of sleep, even though they would have just woken up from a 14-hour beauty sleep. Moreover, they can sleep anywhere; on the couch, on the bus, in the grocery store or the washroom. via GIPHY Not a great partner in the case of emergencies. 19. The Fitness Enthusiast “Why don't you go on a run with me from tomorrow?” “Here, try this protein shake!” “You really need to work on being more active, you need to lose weight!” “ Do you even lift, bro?” Guess what? Thanks for the advice, but I won't take it. via GIPHY These fitness enthusiasts turn the apartment into a gym; you walk in the apartment and there they are, doing push-ups, lunges and what-not. Moreover, they will try to make you join them. Being active is a choice; everyone has their way of staying fit, but this type doesn't understand the concept of leaving people alone. According to them, whoever doesn't work out isn't fit. via GIPHY They will push you to work out with them and the day you reluctantly agree to that, well, you just signed off your rights to a pleasant morning's sleep and have a master class in feeling incompetent. Though they are just trying to help you, they need to realize that all people aren't the same. Ah, but who will make them understand? 20. The Mooch This person makes Ebenezer Scrooge seem like a spendthrift! They never seem to have money, never ever! They conveniently forget their wallets at home when they go out with you, never seem to have their bills in order, are always behind on the rent and basically ask you to do everything around the house which requires money and effort. They are quite comfortable with leeching off you and like a parasite are sucking away your happiness and resources. © Warner Bros. Television They are always trying to figure out a “jugaad” for everything, so that it never requires money. So what if the fridge is not working, it leads to global warming, right? “If it ain't broke, don't fix it” is their mantra. They are a glibber cousin of The Borrower, without the promise of returning your things and they make duping you to save money look effortless! 21. The Fight Club Member The first rule of this fight club is to get angry without any provocation. Always angry and determined to fight with you on the most trivial issues, they are a permanent member of the angry club. Aggressive and angry, they will try to assert their dominance over the house and you. via GIPHY You try to ignore them, but they have a problem with that as well. You have given up on engaging with them because they turn everything into a fight. 22. The *** Freak You have planned a perfect evening; you look forward to going back home and just relaxing with a cup of coffee and a great book. Well, the gods have a different plan for you, or rather the *** fiend does. via GIPHY You arrive to your apartment to see a sock on the doorknob, which means that your roommate is busy getting lucky while you need to find someplace else for the next couple of hours. It is the third time this week. You can just sigh and slog off to the library/department store for the next couple hours. via GIPHY Or if you have a separate room, your roommate makes it a point to let you know how much fun they are having with their better-half with; continuous giggles and moans or with plain ol' creaking bedsprings. via GIPHY 23. The Bestie-Turned-Roommate They say that you can truly know about a person only if you live with them. There's a difference between hanging out with your best friend and living with them full-time. © 20th Century Fox Television Your best friend might be the best person in the world, but it does not mean that they are the best roommate. You will find out that they have some habits which irritate you, which had never bothered you before. As the adage goes, closeness brews contempt; seeing too much of a person eventually leads to resentment. All your plans of living with your best friend seem too good to be true now. 24. The Greek God/Goddess They are the epitome of beauty and you are always in awe of them. They are good-looking, and they know it and after a while you start to resent them. © Warner Bros. Television The reason? They always get asked out on dates when you guys go out, you hardly get any attention when they are around, and it seems everyone is clamoring to get their attention and some even use you as a means to get to them. Like Chandler says when asked by Monica to make Joey his roommate (in the flashback episode): Monica: He's so cute. Chandler: Oh yes, and that's what I want a roommate that I can walk around with and be referred to as the funny one. Don't begrudge them because they might be better in the looks department; it is a person's heart that matters! Mostly, these beautiful people have beautiful hearts as well! Focus on that! If they are good to you, nothing else matters. And if not, then go find a new roommate. The bottom line is: Never underestimate your worth! 25. The Perfect One The person you will find if you are lucky. The rarest of rare. The person who makes you believe in true roommate bliss! The more I say about this person would be less; you confidante, your partner-in-crime. You can't imagine home without them. You miss them when they go home or to their job. You love hanging out with them and even sitting around seems to be fun. The one who make your partner jealous because of the closeness you share. They get your vibe; your camaraderie is legendary. They know when you are upset, when not to talk to you and when you need your space or your food. © Warner Bros. Television They let you live peacefully and don't bother you unnecessarily and you reciprocate the same. The best thing: they are always there for you! via GIPHY On an end note, life would be incomplete without roommates! Note: All the characters of this post are real! :P
  22. The very mention of Thanksgiving in the company of millennials conjures merry stills from popular American sitcoms such as 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S.', 'Modern Family' and 'How I Met Your Mother'. The very subject prods our mind's eye to envision a roasted turkey and pumpkin pie-laden elaborate feast spread across the dinner table, surrounded by a boisterous bunch of friends and family. This is often followed by the better understanding (as pitched by the sitcoms or perhaps distorted general awareness), that Thanksgiving literally translates to just that - giving thanks. Which, as a matter of fact, is true, but only partly. Yes, Thanksgiving is all about expressing your gratitude for all things good and blessed in one's life, but at the same time, it is much more than that. © 20th Century Fox Television And honestly, none of the aforementioned sitcoms have gotten it quite right. But as always, you can count on us to enlighten you about stuff you would otherwise miss out on. So, here goes. What Is Thanksgiving For Real? It was in 1960 when the English ship named The Mayflower brought in the first English Puritans, now known as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to North America. That is where the Pilgrims first set up their colony and thus followed an arduous year of struggles and scarcity. However, it is believed that in 1921, the Pilgrims finally managed to have a successful harvesting season in the New World in November after learning how to plant, hunt and farm, and decided to celebrate with a three-day long feast. This celebration is said to have been attended by the local Wampanoag tribe, and thus also marks the first cordial interaction between the Natives and the Pilgrims. All of them came together to express their gratitude for the good season (and their successful survival in the New World). © Wikipedia However, what most people do not know is that in the years to follow the Pilgrims and Europeans strategically began to exterminate the Native from their land in order to colonise the better part of the land - which is known as modern day United States of America. Robert Jensen, former professor of journalism at University of Texas likens this extermination to “genocide” in this article, and states that, “While the concept of genocide, which is defined as the deliberate attempt "to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group," came into existence after World War II, it accurately describes the program that Europeans and their descendants pursued to acquire the territory that would become the United States of America.” Yet, this detail about Thanksgiving has been conveniently distorted in American history, as is the larger oral narratives and general awareness of the citizens over the span of many years. This is perhaps because the people, who knew better, wanted to do away with the knowledge of what had really conspired in the garb of Thanksgiving. The Original Menu Wasn't Just About Turkey & Pumpkin Pies Unlike what the majority believes, the original feast comprised of much more than turkey and pumpkin, while the pies weren't to make an appearance until much later. It is said that the Wampanoag tribe brought five deer to be roasted, while others showed up with wild turkey, ducks, geese, carrier pigeons, and swans. © maxpixel Culinary historians also claim that the menu also included seafood, and since it was a post-harvest celebration, nuts, corn, onions, beans, cabbage, carrots, berries, plums, grapes, and pumpkin were consumed during the celebration. Thanksgiving Wasn't A Holiday, Originally The celebration of Thanksgiving was made official after much deliberation since the celebration did not have any religious associations. According to the Telegraph, George Washington first made the National Thanksgiving Proclamation on October 3, 1789. © cz (dot) usembassy However, it was Franklin D. Roosevelt who finally set the exact date of Thanksgiving in stone. So it was decided in 1939-1941 that Thanksgiving would be a national holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year. Unlike what pop-culture wants us to believe, there are greater details that are attached to Thanksgiving that most of us are unaware of. However, we do believe in revelling in the spirit of celebrations, and thoroughly uphold the better saying 'bhavnaaon ko samjho'. So, a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating, and also to those too who aren't, because you can never be too grateful in life, can you?
  23. Long distance relationships are very tough to sustain and people who can pull them off flawlessly should be awarded! No kidding. I tried my hand at one some time ago and I couldn't do it for longer than maybe 6 months. Not that I wasn't in love with her or something, I just couldn't handle being away from someone for so long without any physical or emotional proximity. I guess a LDR (long distance relationship) is not everyone's cup of tea and people who do it have a lot of willpower, patience and a sense of loneliness that doesn't really bother them. © Pintrest When I signed up for a LDR with my then girlfriend, we didn't factor in any cons and just thought about the pros. We thought we'll swiftly move into a space where we'll have a lot of time to ourselves over digital media and spend a lot of time talking to each other and two years without any physical contact would be just about fine. Little did we know it was the toughest journey both of us ever embarked upon. The problem was that we didn't factor in what goes into maintaining a long distance relationship and we figured we'll just wing it. But it doesn't really work like that and till date, losing that relationship has been my biggest regret. © Pintrest So, if you're contemplating a LDR with someone you really love or want to be with and want to make the probable effort for, here are some important boxes you should check before going ahead! You can take these steps as serious learning's, from my failed LDR! (1) Can Basic Logistics Be In Place? Basic logistics also include the distance your partner is travelling and figuring out accordingly how often you can visit each other. If it's a straight-up no-travel or no seeing each other LDR, then it gets tough (like ours was). There is only so much you can rely on technology TBH. If you have the means and the luxury to travel and meet up at least once in two months, then it sounds absolutely doable. Maybe think of a commonplace you both can meet every other month. That way you don't have to travel the whole distance to see your beau. But if the logistics aren't in place there is no point in doing a long distance at all. "My GF and I have been in a long distance since I got a job in another city and I had to leave. There was no 'talk' per se about how we were going to deal with this but things sort of fell into place. She understood we had to do this because of our respective careers. Of course, we had our doubts and fears about how we'd do this but we decided to meet at least once a month and since then it has become a lot easier" - Alshaar, 28, Associate Editor © Pintrest (2) Can You Be Constant At Communicating? Communication is the key to keep any healthy relationship alive and it's required even more if you're in a long distance relationship. Communication is the heart of a LDR and if it fails, the entire relationship can collapse. I don't mean be on the phone 24/7. I mean communicate as and when you feel like talking to the other person. If you remember something concerning them, communicate, if you're feeling sad or happy, just communicate. You have to make sure the person is a part of your life through communication. You can decide on how to carry forth the communication but once you do stick to it. if you're averse to the idea of communicating or think you're bad at it, LDR is probably not for you then. "Communication is the key. When I moved to another city to study, my boyfriend and I would only meet maybe twice a year but we made it through by just effectively communicating and staying in touch. It came naturally to us" - Gowrav, 27, Writer © Thinkstock (3) Can You Trust The Other Person Completely? This is also another key factor. If there is no trust, there is no reason to consider doing a LDR. Trust is the binding force behind any relationship and in this case, you wouldn't know what the person is up to for most of the time and you just have to have a solid trust in them and a strong faith in the relationship! If you can trust the person enough and trust them to not do something that may upset you, then you're ready for this. *** is an important part of any romantic relationship and sometimes it becomes a carnal need. If you trust the person to not indulge in casual *** while she's not around you or meet other people for any other purpose than to just socialise, then maybe it's not worth the risk. "Yes, trust is important. It's the most important thing to have in a relationship. My GF visits me every other week since we're not very far off from each other but there are times I don't see her but I don't wonder what she's up to. I know she'll never cheat on me" - Mohit, 28, accountant "*** is an important part of any relationship and sometimes, in a long distance, physical proximity does get compromised. In that regard, my boyfriend and I have decided to have an open relationship, just for *** and not an emotional attachment. We're clear about this in our communication and talk about it whenever we do hook up with someone. It works out for the best" - Gowrav, 28, Writer © Pintrest (4) Can You Be Okay With Them Socialising? Sometimes, in order to not think about the distance, a lot of people resort to socialising so they don't feel lonely. Your partner will have a different social circle and you may not be a part of that life. If you think you can handle her having a separate life from yours without having the FOMO, then it's fine to do this. Or else just be clear about what you really feel. © Pintrest (5) LDRs Are All About Commitment If you're planning to go ahead with a LDR it's but much obvious that you're willing to commit. There isn't a point if there is no commitment and you're just doing this for the heck of it. LDRs should only be done if the relationship is heading somewhere. If it's a casual fling, why keep the person on the hook and do one? Commitment gives a sense of security to both the partners and the fact that so much hard work will not go in vain. It stabilises a relationship and seals the deal, telling the partners that this is it for them. © Thinkstock You can have certain dos and don'ts if you're considering a LDR. Like make a LDR budget wherein you spend out of that for travels etc. Have a schedule for talking to each other, especially if you're in different time zones. Keep the interaction alive with communication, sending over gifts, handwritten letters etc and just be true and honest to each other. A day will come when you will not have to be away from each other anymore and you'll cherish each other even more when you do come back together and form a stronger bond!
  24. You already know office romances are frowned upon and discouraged only because they can create difficulties in a professional work environment but having said that, crushing on a co-worker can at times be inevitable and natural. But you don't really want it to become a thing, unless of course you're really in love with someone at work. Then you can act on it and figure how office romances can be done right. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images But let's focus on someone you have a crush on. Do you want it to become a thing? Or do you just want to crush on the person and not make it awkward? Let's go for the latter, shall we? Here are 5 things to keep in mind if you're crushing on someone from your office space! (1) Don't 'Act' On How You 'Feel' It's okay to have a harmless crush on someone but crushing on someone doesn't necessarily mean you have to act out on it! You can admire them for their work, compliment them or even talk to them time and again but think thrice before you act out on your feelings in such a scenario. There's a huge difference. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images (2) Don't Let Your Feelings Take Control Over You Sometimes we think from our heart and not our mind. So, if in case you're in that situation, then consciously think of a way to distract your heart, so your mind takes over and takes charge of your feelings. Your feelings don't govern how you act and think in a certain situation. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images (3) It's Alright To Be Happy And Excited Of course there'll be sheer excitement when you come into work, to see that person and work with them but don't let your excitement ruin things for you! You can look forward to each day and this can help you focus better too, since you're always out there, trying to impress the person by looking sharp and confident in meetings and brainstorming sessions, by dressing up well etc. But remember your excitement shouldn't get ahead of you. (c)Pintrest (4) You Don't Have To Feel Guilty For Crushing Sometimes guilt can act as counterproductive. If you're guilty on crushing on a colleague or your boss, you'll constantly think about why've your crushing in the first place and that might lead you to do unhealthy and unproductive things. It can also make you feel awkward and you might act in a certain manner that's unlikely of your behaviour in the first place. So, don't feel guilty about a thing and enjoy it till it lasts. (c)Untitled Korsch Company (5) Don't Confide About Your Crush To Many People While you can tell your closest colleagues, you don't have to tell the world about it! Not everyone you work with needs to know about your crush. It can become something bigger and affect your relationship with the colleague/boss you're crushing on, if they ever find out through the grapevine. Tell a selected bunch you really trust so you can rationally discuss the details with them, whenever you feel like. (c)Pintrest Office crushes are absolutely normal and you should definitely enjoy them till they last. If it's more than a crush then you have to figure what you need to do next. Ether you take a step forward and tell the person how you feel, or you let go of the feelings. It all depends on the circumstances. So act wisely and have fun while you do so!
  25. We all go through the phase where we are looking for company but not exactly looking for company. Getting me? You might be finding it confusing, so let me rephrase that. Sometimes in our life, we crave for intimacy but don't exactly want a relationship. via GIPHY To get over this phase, some people have one night stands while some find solace in friends. However, some go for a relationship which is not exactly a relationship. They enter into something casual which usually has just one rule (and we sure can talk about it, unlike fight club): nothing serious! via GIPHY If you just had a breakup, or need a break from singlehood without having to commit, a casual relationship is a great idea. It provides you with the break which you need, you get a new friend, and of course, who doesn't like to get laid? But maintaining a casual relationship isn't as simple as it sounds. If you are in one such relationship then keep in mind that contrary to the popular belief, there is more than just one rule to keep the relationship in the complication-free zone. 1. There's No Space for Jealousy Irrespective of whether you're exclusively (but casually) involved or in an open relationship, there's no space for jealousy in such relationships. Your partner is free to date/hangout/party with whomever they want and you have no right to question it. via GIPHY The “who were you talking to at 1 in the night?” doesn't work here. If you're the jealous kind who hates the idea of your partner being even slightly involved with someone else, then a casual relationship isn't for you. 2. They Can't be Available All the Time When you're in a serious relationship, you expect your partner to be there for you whenever you need. But when you're in a casual relationship, expecting the same is naïve. via GIPHY A casual relationship is not an 'in sickness and in health' relationship. It is being there with each other to have a good time. That's it! Don't expect anything more than that. Make yourself understand that you might be their last priority. 3. Tell Them If You Start Developing Feelings First of all, you shouldn't break the very first rule of a casual relationship by falling for them. But, we're human and at times, we don't have control over our feelings. If you find yourself breaking this very basic rule, tell your partner. via GIPHY It's important because they might not be on the same page and things would become complicated if they actually aren't. Don't wait for too long hoping that they might start feeling the same. You might get hurt. 4. Don't Expect Pillow Talk Expecting the lovey-dovey messages, mushy talks, or good morning texts is a big NO-NO! You're in a casual relationship, so, keep it casual. Meet & talk when you both are free, have a good time and then get busy with your lives. via GIPHY Speaking of life, get one! Don't make them your world. A casual relationship is not at all about spending all the time together. It's about having a good time when you're free. 5. Split The Bill It goes for every relationship actually but is mandatory when you're in a casual relationship. Don't let your partner pay all the time. via GIPHY You don't need to split every bill, but you should pay alternately. It would keep things simple. The next time you enter into a casual relationship, keep these in mind. In fact, it is also good if you make your own rules by discussing your partner. After all, You wouldn't want a complicated relationship, would you?
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