Life Style

Ideas for matching styles with your partner

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MNA Life Style Desk: Go ahead and show the world that you’re proud to be a couple by trying all of these fashionably fun matching outfit ideas. We’ve included some of them to get you a week’s worth of envious looks from public bystanders. Do the relaxed vacation look with fun shoes like celebrities Each of you should grab plain cotton button-down, long-sleeve shirts in your respective perfect blue hues. Those with very dark hair or very tanned and dark skin tones should go with lighter, brighter shades of blue. Those with blonde hair or fair skin look best in ...

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World’s longest flight ends journey

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MNA Life Style Desk: An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on Friday after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world’s longest commercial flight. It marked the revival of a route that had been eliminated in 2013. Singapore Airlines Flight SQ22 arrived at 5:29 am (0929 GMT), having left Singapore’s Changi airport at 11:23 pm, the Newark Liberty International Airport website said. That made for a flight of 17 hours and 52 minutes. The flight had been scheduled to take 18 hours and 25 minutes. The plane was carrying 150 passengers and 17 crew members as it traveled 10,250 ...

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Exercises to boost brain power

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MNA Life Style Desk: We all want to hit the gym at some point in our lives in an attempt to get the perfect beach body or simply to tone our muscles and stay in shape. Building muscles might be our goal, but how often do we think about building our brain? Chances are that most of the people don’t even realize what a great impact exercise has on our brain and how greatly it helps to boost brain power. Studies show that long-term regular physical activity such as walking helps boost cognitive function in the elderly, including improved verbal ...

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Negative effects of eating junk food

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MNA Life Style Desk: There are many negative effects of persistent junk food eating habits, not just the obvious and inevitable weight gain. Junk food can be a good way to save time, but it is not the proper way for nutrition. Junk food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. Junk food can also be defined as any food that contributes little or no nutrient value to the diet, but instead provides excess calories and fat. Cause diabetes One of major contributing factors for the emerging diabetes epidemic is unhealthy diet full ...

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Tips to handle a possessive husband

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MNA Life Style Desk: Possessive Husbands can create havoc in relationships because they cannot deal with the fact that their wife is interacting with other men in society. This happens due to jealousy and their extra possessive attitude. Here are some tips for you to deal with possessiveness of your husband Handling your over possessive husband is only possible when he is not physically threatening or physically abusive. Make sure that you are safe when you come in his trigger of possessiveness. Not down the instances when he is in the possessive mode and try to analyze his behavior. Your ...

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Signs that show you doing well in life

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MNA Life Style Desk: Perhaps you’ve lost your job, or your marriage just ended, or you failed to pass an exam and now you are simply feeling helpless and defeated. Winston Churchill once said: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” Today I want to remind you why, even though you may be feeling a bit like a failure, you are most definitely not. You learning everyday No one said life was easy and while the bumps on the road may hurt, the ride is definitely worth it.  Think back to your failures and defeats. You ...

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Help your partner to deal with stress

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MNA life Style Desk: When stress enters any relationship, it has the potential to create distance, disagreements and disconnection. But by supplying a steady supply of support for your partner when he or she is stressed, not only can you help prevent your relationship from becoming strained, you can create a new level of intimacy that actually brings you both closer together. Don’t assume the top-of-mind topics are really the issue. Look beneath the surface. Retrace your partner’s steps to find events or circumstances that could have caused hurt, sadness, anger, disappointment, rejection or similar emotions. If you can be ...

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Benefits of using eye pillow

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MNA Life Style Desk: How peaceful it feels to lie down and slip on a lavender-filled eye pillow just before you drift away from the worries and stress of this material world? An eye pillow induces sleep, cools off your troubled mind leaving you feeling calm and relaxed. Eye pillows are not only designed to soothe and relax tired eyes but the aromatic effect of essential oils and herbs that are infused in the flax seeds help calm and rest the mind. Flax seeds sewed in delicate muslin cloth of eye shaped frame ensures perfect amount of acupressure needed by ...

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Morning habits to boost your mood

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MNA Life Style Desk: If the sound of your morning alarm is worse to you than nails on a chalkboard, and if the thought of sunbeams through your window is cringe-inducing, this article’s for you. The tips below will make the early hours easier and, ideally, get you moving and more productive during the day. Do stretch Right when you wake up take stretch or do some yoga for 15 minutes. This will naturally stimulate your body; it’s like an espresso shot right to your brain. And unlike coffee, this natural energy boost could last you all day. Make a ...

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11 things you do can increase cancer risk

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: While the list includes exposures, mixtures and agents that you probably won’t be exposed to — unless you’re a chimney sweeper, painter or cabinet maker — the list also includes things we can all take precautions against. In case you were still unclear on any of these, here are the top 11 substances that can cause cancer: 1. Tobacco smoke: Smoking the leaves of the tobacco plant through a cigarette, cigar, pipe or hookah pipe causes cancer. 2. Sunlamps and sun-bed tanning: Tanning equipment emits UV radiation that overexposes you and causes skin cancer, cataracts and premature ...

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World happiness levels hit 10-year low: Survey

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MNA Life Style Desk: World happiness levels are at their lowest level in over a decade, with the number of people who say they feel stressed and worried rising, according to a survey published. Conflict-hit Central African Republic (CAR) was the world’s unhappiest place last year, with Iraq in second place, according to the ranking by pollsters Gallup. Gallup surveyed more than 154,000 people in 146 countries on whether they had felt pain, worry, stress, anger or sadness the previous day. It said the global mood was at its gloomiest since the first such survey in 2006. Sub-Saharan Africa led ...

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Tips to make your perfume stay longer

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MNA Life Style Desk: If you find that your fragrance has faded away by lunchtime or you go through perfumes far too quickly, these top tips will help your scent last all day long – without the need to spray an entire bottle on yourself. * When your skin is moisturised, that’s the best time to spritz on perfume as this encourages the skin to retain the scent better. Ideally, use fragrant oils on the body as they will retain their essence for much longer. * The pulse points on your body emits heat. applying perfume on these spots will ...

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Over-brushing can damage teeth

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MNA Life Style Desk: If you are too much committed while brushing your teeth, you must know that over-brushing can damage your teeth. Using your toothbrush too enthusiastically can permanently damage teeth and gums, dentists warn. People who brush longer and harder than necessary not only fail to make their teeth cleaner but actually risk harming themselves, a study shows. When researchers asked people to increase the length of their brushing regime, and the pressure they applied, the removal of bacteria was only improved up to a point. Beyond that, the risk of causing oral health problems, such as the ...

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Mindsets that make extremely strong souls

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MNA Life Style Desk: Often the souls that have been through the hardest challenges experience the most growth. Growth allows us to become stronger and also allows us to become more aware of our abilities, wisdom and intuition. This in turn, helps us to create mentally strong habits that allow us to view life with more positivity, grace and thoughtfulness. Let troubles go Strong souls know when it is time to let go of what no longer serves them. They also know that through letting go, something new will always arrive. Take responsibility Strong souls know how important it is ...

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Worst things you can do to your hair

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MNA Life Style Desk: We are all obsessed with having long, thick, and beautiful hair and however, a lot of what we are doing to our hair to make it look its best is actually making it feel its worst. Hair will naturally thin out and look dull with age, but there are steps that anyone can take to stop or even reverse this problem. These are the most common mistakes that are made, but the good news is that they are easily fixable to bring your hair new life. Over-brushing You don’t need 100 brush strokes a day for ...

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‘More screen time increases risk of obesity’

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MNA Life Style Desk: If your child spends more than one to two hours on screen-based devices such as computers, phones, tablets, video games or TV, they may be at a higher risk of developing obesity, warns American Heart Association in an advisory. The new scientific statement, published in the journal Circulation, says that screen-based devices are associated with an increased amount of sedentary behaviour in children and teenagers. “Although the mechanisms linking screen time to obesity are not entirely clear, there are real concerns that screens influence eating behaviours, possibly because children ‘tune out’ and do not notice when ...

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Fairness tips to make your baby’s skin glowing

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MNA Life & Style Desk: Your newborn is home now, and you’re settling into a daily routine for skin glowing. Keeping your baby warm and nourished is tops on your list. Baby skin care is just as important. Here are some natural and practical baby fairness tips that can make your little one’s skin fair, supple, and glowing: Fruit Juice A good home remedy to enhance your baby’s complexion is feeding him grape juice. Natural fruit extracts help cleanse the epidermis and make your baby’s skin soft and fair. Some other nutritious fruits that boost your baby’s skin tone are ...

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Qurbani is the Sunna of Ibrahim

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MNA Life Style Desk: Qurbani is also referred to as the Sunna of Ibrahim in many texts. It follows the true story of father and son, Ibrahim and Ismail, and their unflinching loyalty and devotion to Allah (SWT). The story serves as a means of motivation, education and inspiration to millions of Muslims around the world today. Here, we will talk about this story at length. Qurbani or sacrifice is synonymous with surrender. It symbolizes that the person performing Qurbani is willing to sacrifice everything dear to him for Allah. It symbolizes and strengthens the promise with Allah that the ...

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Fruits, vegetables may lesser women’s stress risk

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MNA Life Style Desk: New research showed that fruits and vegetables in the diet, after finding that eating up to seven servings per day, can lower the risk of psychological stress for middle-aged women. Here are a list of some fruits and vegetables to eat. Moderate daily vegetable intake alone was linked to lower stress levels but moderate fruit intake alone appeared to show no significant benefit. The most potent effect was seen when fruit and veg like apples, bananas and oranges and potatoes, cucumber, lettuce and carrots were eaten together, and particularly in women. The findings, published in the ...

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Beauty Benefits of Turmeric for Skin

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MNA Life Style Desk: Turmeric, otherwise known as the golden spice, originates from the East. It’s good for more than spicing up curries though this spice has long been used in India to beautify the skin. Ancient China also valued turmeric for its medicinal uses, including its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties. Correct oily skin In order to prevent the skin from becoming too dry, oils and waxes are secreted by the sebaceous glands. This helps the epidermis retain moisture while keeping the skin soft and supple. Excessively oily skin, usually due to overactive sebaceous glands, can lead to ...

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Ways to improve office efficiency

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MNA Life Style Desk: It primarily reflects the work efficiency of the employees of a company that helps to retain clients and get new businesses by timely delivery of quality work resulting in customer satisfaction. Delegate Tasks Based on Skills Identifying skill sets and behavior of employees is the epicenter while allocating work to employees. Before assigning tasks, one must assess strength and weaknesses of the employees to execute the timely deliveries. A street-smart, creative, offbeat thinker can be a great match for business development while they may find it difficult to perform routine detail-oriented tasks. Prioritise the Important Tasks ...

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Sleeping more than 10hr raises risks

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MNA Life Style Desk: If you thought that only less hours of sleep would affect your health, then you are wrong, sleeping more than 10 hours per day is also associated with metabolic syndrome, raising the risk for heart diseases, according to a new study. Those who slept for over 10 hours daily were at risk of elevated waist circumference, high triglyceride levels — a type of fat, low levels of “good” cholesterol, hypertension as well as high fasting blood sugar — referred to as metabolic syndrome and associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. While sleeping more raised triglycerides ...

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Drinking water on empty stomach after waking up

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MNA Life Style Desk: Drinking water immediately after waking up is a popular ritual in Japan. Scientists agree that is very beneficial to our health. For our readers we publish below a description of use of water. For curing various kinds of diseases drinking water has been found to be very successful in the Japanese medical society. Flush out harmful toxins At night, your body repairs itself and casts out all the toxins in the body. When you drink water on an empty stomach in the morning, you will flush out these harmful toxins, leaving your body fresh and healthy. ...

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Characteristics of highly successful people

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MNA Life Style Desk: Successful people have to go through lots of struggles, uncertainty and pains. Struggle is different for everyone but psychologists say some characteristics are very common in all successful people. Here are some characteristics of successful people. Self-Control: Self-control is also needed for success. In your journey to success, you have to give-up many bad habits. Without self-control, it is highly unlikely that you will reach your goal. If you read successful people, you will find that they rarely lose control. Big Dreams: If you go through biographies of successful people, you will hardly find anyone who ...

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Make meditation a habit to improve your life

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MNA Life Style Desk: For thousands of years, people from all around the globe have been practicing meditation for its many life-improving benefits. In recent years, the practice has grown in popularity thanks to the many studies that support its numerous physical and mental health benefits. Better Sleep If you’ve ever spent a restless night tossing and turning, then you already know that your active mind can keep you awake for hours worrying and wondering about events of the day or what may happen tomorrow. A bit of meditation before bed can serve to completely clear your mind so that ...

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Tips to make your wife happy every day

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MNA Life Style Desk: While dream vacations and life milestones are important, it’s the simple ways you do that make your wife happier. Express love and show respect to your bride every day, and remind her why you were the best choice she’s ever made. There are uncountable times in marriage when a husband and wife get their wires crossed.  No wonder men are confused about how to make your wife happy. Efforts to make your wife happy may seem to backfire more often than not. Though the mystery between men and women is sure to continue, here are some ...

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Low glycemic fruits for diabetes

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Diabetes is becoming a major health issue for most of the people of Bangladesh and low glycemic fruits can be solution to arrange a proper diet for them. A healthy diet should almost always include some fruit, and this is particularly true if you’re suffering from adrenal fatigue. The difficulty arises in choosing the best and most nutritious fruits to eat. Most nutritionists will recommend sticking to the fruits with lower sugar content where possible, and this makes a lot of sense as part of a balanced diet. First of all, it’s important to understand how we ...

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