BODY POSITIVITY

5 magic words that will repair your broken relationship with your body

“Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.” I am 23 years and 7 months old. However, if I speak about my struggle with my body image and confidence, it is just as old. I have seen it all. I have received compliments and I have received hate. I have fed on junk food and I have …

SOCIAL AWARENESS

Today Is International Food Day!

DID YOU KNOW? A child dies every 5 seconds as a result of hunger. One in eight people go to sleep hungry every day. World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger.Celebrated annually on the 16th of October, people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate worldwide hunger, suffering & …

Physical Health

Keto Diet Explained – Will it work for you?

The famous ‘keto’ diet (also known as the ketogenic diet) has hit the world with a big bang! BUT Why is it so hyped? That’s because instead of feeling deprived, irritated or HANGRY, like a person generally does in any other diet- when ‘keto-ing’- you’re actually filled with a lot of energy while your weight …

GROWTH

The Feeling of Emptiness: What Is It and How To Fight It

We all have those days when breathing becomes a task extremely exhausting. If I have to define the feeling of ”emptiness”- I will call it the big concave hole in your stomach. You make desperate attempts to fill in this hole with friends’ laughter, love, companionship, food, sleep, shopping spree (and in my case, new …

BEAUTY

How to get the perfectly smooth Insta-finish with your foundation!

Let’s talk foundation today – perhaps the most important yet the least talked about part of your makeup routine. Let’s be real, guys. Real human skin has pores, it has fine lines, it has discoloration and it has texture. There is nothing…NOTHING…wrong with it. However, there are a few easy steps, that if done correctly, …

BEAUTY

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

Hair care is essential for maintaining gorgeous healthy-looking locks. However, sometimes in the effort of making your hair ‘extra clean’ you might actually do more harm then good. Maybe you’ve heard that shampooing less often is better for your hair or you might even be thinking of ditching shampoo and joining the “no ‘poo” movement in …

MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH, Mental Health

Could You be Suffering from Depression? 5 pointers that can help detect whether you might be a patient.

Depression is more than just a mood swing or a bad day. It is a very serious mental condition that can impact a persons daily life. Mental health awareness and improvement is something people are more reluctant to talk about mainly because of the stigma surrounding any kind of mental condition in our society. But it’s …

ALL ABOUT PAKISTANI WOMEN

If Pakistan indulges women in the workforce, it can help raise GDP by 60%

Patriarchy has its implications – not for women on an individual level but on society as a whole as well. However, it does not stop there. On a broader level, gender parity affects economic indicators too. Statistics from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) say that if the world can successfully narrow down the gender …

BEAUTY, Best Buys & Steals

Best Under Rs. 500 Beauty Products Every Pakistani Woman Should Own!

Makeup is an expensive addiction – that’s what they all say. But contrary to the lie sold to us to keep big fishes big, I personally believe that it all lies in how you use it. You don’t need luxury makeup for a luxurious look. You do not need to break your bank for a …

BEAUTY

2019 Fall Nail Colour Trends and Where To Buy Them In Pakistan

Fall is here (finally) and so are the funky, fun, new updated trends. Again, colors don’t have a season, but for me, all colors mean grungy, dark and vampy shades. So whenever the winds start to change, my vanity does too – as all the pastels are thrown back at the table and oranges take …

MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH, Mental Health

GUIDE: How to restart your life by rejecting emotionally abusive relatives

When we talk about abusive relationships, the first things that pop up to our mind is usually romantic bonds (husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend). But we often tend to ignore the form of abuse which is inflicted upon us most OFTEN in Desi families particularly – EMOTIONAL ABUSE FROM RELATIVES. Somehow, it has become such an acceptable practice …

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Careers, GROWTH

We asked employers what most people miss on their CV, here is what they told us!

Tired of waiting around for the job call? Has hopelessness, stress, and anxiety taken over your mind? Are you over-thinking, stressing over how you keep missing chances one by one? Pakistani universities, while giving you a degree, forget to guide on how to use it. Hence, clueless, we don’t have any roadmap on how to …

MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH, Physical Health

A Pakistani woman dies every 15 minutes due to breast cancer

Pakistani President Dr. Arif Alvi said that a woman loses her life every 15 minutes to breast cancer, hence, a comprehensive policy-based approach is needed to tackle the health emergency. He said that an extensive health education plan needs to be launched to raise breast cancer awareness. A community-based approach will help women avail the different …

ALL ABOUT PAKISTANI WOMEN

Lahore’s Hunain, Islamabad’s Haleema – Private institutions’ greed now wants our lives

Be it 23 years old Haleema or young Hunain, private institutions have kept their priorities defined and straight – MONEY! With parents protesting against the unjustified fee hike every two months and the courts repeatedly snubbing the commercialization of education, the private institutions continue to milk people at the cost of their mental wellbeing…and now …

ALL ABOUT PAKISTANI WOMEN

Abottabad: Villagers shave Qari’s head, humiliate him for sexually harassing students

A Qari (Quran teacher) was made a sign of humiliation for sexually harassing minor girls continuously for seven months. Qari Sajid was teaching Quran to students in a village named Patan Kallan, situated right night to the city of Abottabad. 28 years old Sajid was sexually molesting his students for months before he was exposed. …

ALL ABOUT PAKISTANI WOMEN

Imamia Disaster Cell: Women guarding Imam Bargahs and Churches

Scouts of IDC, comprising college and university students, guard not only at imam bargah’s but also at the church. The wave of extremism in Pakistan has re-initiated in recent years. With the cases of mob-lynching, hate-speech, and intolerance, the hope seems to fade every single day. However, with this blanket of darkness intensified by communal …

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GROWTH, Life & Work Skills

5 tips To Make Your Monday More Productive!

For many years I’ve struggled with finding the right balance between work and personal life. There’s either one extreme or the other- nothing in between. No moderation. My heart sinking every Sunday night anticipating the coming morning is something i should by now be a little used to at the very least. But nothing, and …

ALL ABOUT PAKISTANI WOMEN

Smaha Jahangir becomes Pakistan’s first female photographer to be featured in National Geographic

ذرا نم ہو تو يہ مٹی بہت زرخيز ہے ساقی Making Pakistan proud, another daughter of the country has made her motherland’s presence felt on the global stage. Faisalabad’s Smaha Jahangir becomes Pakistan’s first female photographer to be featured on the National Geographic magazine’s July 2019 issue. The picture that caught Nat Geo’s attention is …

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ALL ABOUT PAKISTANI WOMEN

Pakistani writer’s literary award withdrawn for her anti-Israel stance

Famed and internationally recognized British-Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie was awarded Nelly Sachs award this month. However, the jury reversed its decision to award her the €15,000 (£13,000) Nelly Sachs prize because of her pro-Palestine activism. Kamila is an active supporter of BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) Israel campaign. She termed it as a matter of outrage that …