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Trick-or-treating is a traditional Halloween custom for children and adults in some countries. Children in costumes travel from house to house, asking for treats with the phrase “Trick or treat”. The “treat” is usually some form of candy or sometimes money. The “trick” refers to a threat, usually idle, to perform mischief on the homeowner(s) or their property if no treat is given. In this ongoing pandemic, Halloween is indeed going to be different than usual, but be happy and enjoy well.
“Eat, drink and be scary.”Read More
- Wear your Halloween costume and video call your friends and relatives and give them a surprise and enjoy with them.
- Decorate your home with homemade Halloween decorations and take your time beautifying your house and also carve pumpkins in different shapes and use them for decorations.
- Host virtual events for Halloween that will enlighten everyone’s mood giving them a unique and special experience.
- Decide a menu that you and others will enjoy on Halloween.
- What remains for this celebration is gifts, right? Pack some gifts and send them to others, this will make your Halloween an unforgettable one!
“Ghosts and goblins spook galore,
Scary witches at your door,
Wishing you a haunting night
FRESHER’S GUIDE: THE MOST IMPORTANT DOS AND DON’TS OF UNIVERSITY :- University life is indeed full of fun and surprises and this is a period of life when people enjoy their life at most, not only do they discover their personality at the same time they also get to know their areas of interest by participating in various co-curricular activities. University life begins with the well-known fresher’s week.Read More
Freshers’ week or welcome week is a week-long event for first-year university students. It is held for at least a week, although some universities stretch it to two, before commencement of the lectures. Fresher’s week includes a series of activities in order to familiarize the freshers to their university campus and courses and to their seniors whom they can befriend once they enter the university. After the induction program comes the fresher’s party wherein the seniors throw a party for the freshers and they also set a theme according to which the freshers dress up and prepare themselves.
Here is a list of some dos and don’ts which can make you utilize the best as a fresher:
Get involved in the activities organized in the university and sign in for the clubs organized by the university students, this will help you discover your hidden talents.
Try to make more new friends including both from your batch as well as the seniors also, this will help you adjust more to the environment.
Maintain your safety as university life also can sometime become hectic due to undue peer pressure that can lead to depression in severe cases. Safety is especially important for those who reside in hostels.
Organize yourself well as it is very important to manage your routine to keep space for your studies as well as the activities in which you will be participating.
Do exercise to relieve stress or you can go for a walk.
Don’t feel pressured to do anything you don’t want to do, or you are unable to do as everyone has their own capabilities.
Avoid wearing clothes that are too revealing. Wear comfortable clothes to make yourself light.
Don’t skip meals as you will require energy and nourishment for your busy schedule.
Avoid hesitating to ask something if you don’t know and participate actively in lectures and discussion.
Don’t compare yourselves to others and don’t put unnecessary extra pressure on yourself.
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POSTURE BOOSTERS FOR WORKING FROM HOME– Before mentioning a few tips to correct your body postures, the first thing is to know what exactly are posture boosters, so, a posture booster basically serves as an aid to correct your body posture and also strengthens your muscles to develop long-term healthy posture.Read More
Poor posture or slouching can lead to tension and pain in your neck, upper back, lower back, and shoulders. Be careful that you don’t overcorrect on your own wrongly by pulling your shoulders back too far as this could cause muscle tension and stiffness. Nowadays people prefer to maintain a good body posture to remain fit and lead a healthy life. Sitting and standing with proper postural alignment will allow one to work more efficiently with less fatigue and strain on body’s ligaments and muscles. It also helps in reducing stress and strain on the spine. Posture defects can also increase the rate of diseases, so in order to overcome these correcting body postures is very important.
The ongoing pandemic situation due to coronavirus infection has resulted in a monotonous life as most of the persons have started working from their homes causing stress and strain as they have to work for longer hours with less movement, a solution to this kind of problems includes maintaining good body postures.
Following are some tips that can help find a solution to the problems related to body posture:
- The very first way to correct your body posture is to do yoga and exercises. Yoga asanas help in reliving your pain by relaxing your muscles. Different exercising techniques such as child’s pose, reverse plank bridge, legs up the wall, etc also can help in correcting body posture.
- Child’s pose or Balasana or Child’s Resting Pose is a kneeling asana in modern yoga as exercise. Child’s Pose helps to stretch the hips, thighs, and ankles while reducing stress and fatigue. It gently relaxes the muscles on the front of the body while softly and passively stretching the muscles of the back torso.
- The reverse plank is an excellent way to strengthen your core. It is good for the muscles in your lower back. It can also be used as a rehabilitation exercise to improve core and spinal stabilization. A strong and balanced core can help you maintain good posture and have ease of movement in your daily life and can also help with performance in a wide variety of sports and other physical activities as well.
- Legs up the wall pose (or viparita karani) is a restorative yoga posture that allows the mind and the body to relax, relieving stress and tension. It is one of the most approachable yoga poses as it doesn’t require much flexibility or strength.
- One can buy posture correctors from online shopping sites at affordable prices. Some examples of posture correctors include back brace, balance ball chair, supportive back cushion, etc. Using these correctors while working can relieve your pain.
- The Aspen posture corrector offers lumbar support and is a top pick for treating lower back issues.
- A back brace prevents unnecessary movements that further damage the back. This helps align your spine and strengthen your back muscles. Your back can heal and your back pain will decrease. Back braces also take support away from the vital areas of your back, such as the spine, intervertebral discs, and vertebrae.
- The exercise ball chair has replaced the traditional office chair, this is because the instability of an exercise ball chair increases the trunk muscle activation of the user, thereby increasing core strength, improving posture and decreasing discomfort.
- The supportive back cushion provides support to give you better posture while sitting in an upright position. This reduces strain on your muscles relieving back pain.
100 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS-10 WAYS TO PREPARE NOW : Keep calm, it’s only 100 days until Christmas! The Christmas means “Feast day of Christ”. It is a yearly celebration marking Jesus Christ’s birth; it is observed on the 25th of December as a cultural and religious celebration among a lot of people all over the world. Preparations for Christmas start early for most people. Preparations for Christmas involves a lot of activities.Read More
People usually buy decorations, food, and gifts. People usually clean their houses and decorate it with Christmas trees and lighting. Presents are placed under the Christmas tree in wrapped gift boxes and are not to be opened until Christmas day. The church is also decorated for the special event. Songs and skits are prepared to be performed on the Christmas day. Cards are also written to friends and family to wish them a happy holiday and to show love.
Here are some of the ways which will help you all to prepare for Christmas and enjoy the best:
First thing is to have a proper budget plan to celebrate Christmas without any worries.
Write a list of festive season goals. Having goals for this Christmas season will make you more conscious of the efforts you put in as the season approaches.
Start a new Christmas tradition. Make your Christmas tradition something that you look forward to and make sure it’s meaningful to you.
Shop Online-festivities are not complete without going shopping, right? So, another way to prepare for Christmas is to go shopping online and that too at best prices.
Prepare gifts for your friends and family-gifts are a must on the occasion of Christmas. Preparing gifts for others gives you immense pleasure and a sense of enjoyment of what to wrap as a gift for others in order to surprise your friends and family.
Christmas time is baking time! Do discover your baking skills while making delicacies to serve your guests during Christmas. Homemade cakes, muffins and essentially the gingerbread house makes your Christmas more special.
Decide upon your Christmas resolutions to take on the Christmas eve. After all it’s a great day to start something new.
Organize list of games that could be played with family and friends during Christmas celebration and also prepare gifts for the winners to make it more exciting. If you are unable to meet your family and friends, organize virtual events to enjoy your Christmas celebration.
Christmas is incomplete without Santa Claus, right? Either of the family member can become a Santa Claus to distribute presents to other members, this will make your Christmas an unforgettable one.
After preparing everything for the Christmas, you can finally start the countdown!
A season of blessings from heaven above,
A season of sharing with all those we love,
A season of caring, warmth and good cheer,
A season of hope for the coming New Year!
5 virtual music events still happening this summer : While most of the entertainment places are shut down during this global pandemic, there are many people who are feeling constant frustration and anxiety. No matter how much you watch movies or videos or chat on your phone but you cannot compare any such thing with the live concerts. Live concerts have that thrill and excitement. This is why there are many bands and artists who have decided to go live virtually to their fans to entertain them. Watching such a show can be a great motivation in the quarantine situation of the present time. Note down the date and event which you want to watch in the recent future. Here is the list.Read More
The Monterey Jazz Festival 2020: It is great news for the jazz lovers that the Monterey jazz will go online this year so you must get your devices ready for it. There are about 100 artists performing this year which includes Miho Hazama and Christian Sands. Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Buddy Guy, Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, and more musicians are going to perform this year. You surely don’t want to miss this event. It will be streamed live from 25th September to 27th at 8 p.m. exactly.
Rockdown in the lockdown: it is another upcoming great event that will be streamed live on the internet. It is going to be a great event that will also make people laugh because it features some pre-recorded comedy shows also. It will be conducted by the Steel panther band. This event is sponsored by monster drinks. It will benefit the Crew Nation and animal rescue of Los Angeles also. It could be a great relief for you during this global pandemic.
Tomorrowland’s virtual festival: You will surely not want to miss this if you are a Katy Perry fan. It is going to be one of the greatest electronic Dance Music festivals this year that is to be streamed online. You can experience some great music and dance in it. There are eight stages and over 60 artists are performing in it. There will be 3D imaging provided with the video and also there will be fireworks and laser show. You can really enjoy this show without 3D goggles also.
Promotion of “the Kingdom”: Bush is coming live online to promote his latest album “the Kingdom”. This will help you in lightening your mood in the lockdown with new songs. It is also announced that 50 cent from each album will be given to the nonprofit organization “when we all vote”.
Best Beach Reads 2020-Summer is also known as beach season where you can spend quality time with your friends and families along with taking sunbath. Some love to try dry activities on beaches and spend their time taking massage, trying different water sports etc. You can also find some people who love to read books along with enjoying the beautiful nature. If you are also one of them then you can get some of the best beach reads from the market and spend quality time sitting and reading it at the shore of beach. If you are getting confused then given below are some of the beast beach reads for you.Read More
Park Avenue summer by Renee Rosen
This delightful book or novel attracts the readers into the glamour and glitz of 1965 of New York. The Novel tells about the story of single girl Alice Weiss who left her house in a small town and went to Manhattan known as city of dream. In the city, she got the job unexpectedly and spent her whole life working for Helen Gurley Brown who was the first female editor-in-chief of that time. But even after showing great passion towards the job, Alice was unable to learn the schemes and scandals.
City of Girl by Elizabeth
This is one of the most popular books among the readers. The book tells the story of a 19 year old girl Morris who were rusticated or thrown out of the college and sent to spend her rest of life with her threatening aunt in Manhattan. There she gets wrong company and dives into an alluring new world of show girls, glamour and sex. In the ending period of her life, she made a great mistake that changed her life upside-down. To read more about the story, buy the book and enjoys it on the beach.
A Beautiful Terrible Thing by Jen Waite
The book is inspired by the real experience of the author Jen Waite in which he receives a disturbing email that made her feel that her husband is cheating on her and having an affair with someone else. In the book, she revealed the truth. She conducted an investigation to find that she was surrounded with lies since five years and discovered more betrayal than she should have ever imagined. The story comprises of the past and present situation that creates a great suspense for the readers.
Home fitness gadgets while gyms remain closed-Once a person gets the habit of exercising, he starts hating loose body. Now, considering the present condition of the world suffering from COVID, nothing is certain. The commercial places including gyms are ordered to be closed. In such a stressful situation, no exercising can make you frustrated for the entire day. So, it is better to have some gadgets to workout at home itself. Here is a list for you:Read More
Tangran Smartrope – Jump roping is a great workout but it can be more enjoyable and longer with this smartrope. It will do the counting for you. It will display the data in the mid air. You can also synchronize it with an app on your smartphone through which you can see the data associated with this work out. You will be able to count calories burnt and increased heart beat on the phone.
Exercise bike: There are huge numbers of stationary bikes available. You can easily buy one for your home. From heavy duty gym bikes to cheap bikes for home, you can get any that meets your requirements. It will be a great addition to your cardio workout routine. Now, they have more features than before and you can even connect such a bike with your smartphone to track your progress.
JaxJox KettlebellConnect – This is another great gadget that you can prefer buying to have a good workout session in your home. It will make you do the kettlebell swings, deadlifts etc. you can also change the weight in it. It will take less than 3 seconds to change the weight. Another great benefit of buy this gadget is that you can also connect it with your phone and monitor your fitness.
Vibrating roller – It is another great gadget that you can buy to have a healthy fitness workout in your home. With this roller, you can activate deep muscles and relieve muscle pain. It can be used after workout on muscles to have better flexibility and blood circulation.
Fitness watch – At gyms, there is a trainer to guide you and keep a track of your fitness but to do work out at home you can use a fitness watch which you can synchronize with different apps on your smart device. There are several fitness apps available with different fitness schedule which you can use to workout at home.
5 fab summer garden activities for kids – No kid is going to love gardening if you force him to do it but if you make those activities fun or challenge him to something then you might find him eagerly doing the job. Give them goals, set some kind of reward for it. Just make it more fun and enjoyable for the kids. You can also develop good thinking in them by making them to do different gardening activities. If there is no such idea coming to your mind then here is a list for you from which you can select an idea you feel like would be good for your kids.Read More
Grow plants in the bottle
It is a creative and easy way to grow some plant in a plastic bottle or in a jar. Let’s take bean plant for example. You are going to need an empty jar with cotton balls and a dry bean for it. Make your kid wet the cotton balls and place them in the glass or plastic jar. You can also get the walls of the jar be wedged in order to make your kid see the growth of the bean. Then you can make your kid observe the growth of the bean. Make him predict what will happen next. You must make him water the cotton whenever it is needed. In 3 days only, the bean seed will start growing into a plant.
Make mini garden with egg shells
Another great garden activity that you can make your kids to do is using egg for different activities of garden. Eggs are full of proteins, minerals and vitamins. Their eggshells can be used in different ways for gardening. These shells are made of calcium carbonate which can be a very good fertilizer. You can make your kids dispose these eggshells in the soil of the garden which will be very good for the plants. Don’t worry as these shells decompose very quickly in the soil. Along with fertilizers, they are good pest deterrent as well.
Plant trees in some of toys: What will be more fun for a kid to use his toys for gardening? It will become a total play for your kid. Toys like toy truck can be a good pot to grow plants for your kid. Here is how you can turn a toy truck into a movable garden. First of all, you need to lay stones in a small layer for drainage. If you want to make it better then you can prefer using charcoal over it. Then you need to put a thick layer of potting soil in it. Then you can plan some trees in it. Some bush species would be better. It not only looks nice but your kid can also play with it as it will not harm it in any way.
Give Lego planting project to your kids: Your kid must have played with Lego and if he gets bored of it then you can tell him this idea. You can tell him that he can use it for gardening and can make new stories out of them. You need to get a cactus plant or mini succulents for it. First of all, you need to decide how big you want the plant to be then, choose the planter accordingly for it. You can vary its size using different legos. Once you have decided the size then add soil to it and root the plant. It will surely look great.
Make a mini greenhouse: Here is how can teach your kids better about the greenhouse effect. If there is some area left behind the sink in your kitchen then it is great to make it your green house. Your kids are surely going to love watching these plants grow.
Another method of growing a plant in mini greenhouse is by taking two clear cups. Turn one of them upside down and fill soil and seeds in the other one. Pinch three small holes on the flipped glass to make it a green house for the plant.