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Drinking water on empty stomach after waking up

Drinking water

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

Successful people

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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Get perfect hair during monsoon

Monsoon

MNA Life Style Desk: Monsoon is here again. Though we all love the rains and wait for them eagerly, we should be aware that during this time of the year, our body requires more care. We take care of our body and skin but, often neglect our hair. With proper hair care we can always manage to keep our hair safe and glossy even when the rains come. Hair masks can work as wonders on hair, especially in weather condition like monsoon. Coconut oil and honey is the odd combination, but provides wonderful nutrients to the hair. Keep your feet ...

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18 Things to Avoid Sleepless Nights

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: When you just can’t seem to turn off that is you are having sleepless nights , it’s always best to have a back-up strategy—and there are 18 options to try right now. 1. Think Positive It’s that easy—according to science, ridding your mind of those negative thoughts (“It’s so late, I’ll never get to sleep at this rate,” “I’m going to be so tired tomorrow at work,” “This stinks”) calms you down and makes you more likely to fall asleep. 2. Pick One Thing to Focus On You know how they always say to try counting sheep? ...

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Beauty tips for monsoon bride

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Getting married during the rains seems like a dreamy affair and this article will provide some beauty tips for the monsoon bride. The air is cooler and the atmosphere is just so romantic. Like there are cons to every pro, so goes the same with your makeup. After bearing that extreme heat of the sun, those sunburns, tans, sweaty (and stinky) summer days. Monsoon comes as a sign of relief. Monsoon weddings may be a hit as they score high on the romantic factor, but they spell skin and hair problems for the brides. Here are some ...

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Tips to make your skin fair in this summer

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MNA Life Style Desk: With all the sweat and grime in the air, it seems impossible to pull off healthy hair and skin in the summer season and here are some simple tips for making your skin summer tolerable. Prepare your skin The most crucial step to getting any look right, is prepping your skin. You can begin with the quintessential need for hydration, it’s very important to drink lots of water to keep your skin healthy and glowing from the inside. Exfoliate, circulate and radiate Exfoliating your skin in the summer not only removes dead skin, but also improves ...

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Ways to live eco-friendly lifestyle

Eco-friendly lifestyle

MNA Life Style Desk: As responsible citizens, everyone should do their bit and contribute to Eco-friendly lifestyle in their own small way. Did you know, something as small as the oil you use and even your beauty routine can be eco-friendly as well? Gautam Dhar, CEO and executive director at Divine Organics and Abhinandan Dhoke, CEO, Organic India list down some quick tips that you can follow in your daily routine that will go a long way for the environment: * Choose brands that are vegan, organic, not tested on animals and not laden with chemicals, enhance the overall quality ...

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Healthy way to enjoy a holy Eid

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MNA Life Style Desk: Observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, we celebrate Eid, a glorious occasion that is followed by rejoicing, giving of alms and a feast of various and delicious foods. Here are a few tips for a happy and healthy Eid: Before your Fajr prayers, make sure to eat something, like a few dates. After prayers, it is recommended to have something light such as milk or laban, preferably low fat or zero fat. A moderately light breakfast can follow. For example you can have whole grain breakfast cereals with low fat milk and a ...

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Laylatul Qadr: A night better than thousand months

Qadr

MNA Feature Desk: Muslims across the country will observe holy Lailatul Qadr tonight with due religious fervour and solemnity. The holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) on this night to show mankind the path of worldly and eternal emancipation. Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is designated in the Quran as, “better than a thousand months” (97:3) and it is very important to know the things you can do on this night in Ramadan. Any deed done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which ...

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Zakat during Ramadan holds huge importance for the Muslims

Zakat

MNA Feature Desk: Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and holds huge importance for the Muslims during Ramadan. One of the most important principles of Islam is that all things belong to Allah, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. Therefore, our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need. Zakat – also known as zakah – is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and serves principally as the welfare contribution to poor and deprived individuals. This mandatory payment is obligatory for every sane and mature Muslim whenever ...

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Importance of last ten days of Ramadan

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MNA Feature Desk: As it is for the first and second ten days of Ramadan, there is unbound specific significance of the last 10 days of Ramadan. The Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) said, “If any Muslim comes out of Ramadan without gaining forgiveness and goodness, he is a real loser.” (Ibn Hibban and At-Tabarani) The last ten days of Ramadan are very special days in the life of every Muslim. According to Muslims, they are the most blessed days in the blessed month of Ramadan, the month the Holy Quran was revealed. Muslims believe that although the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) was ...

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Itikaf during Ramadan & its importance

Itikaf

MNA Feature Desk: Significance of Itikaf during Ramadan is enormous to the pious Muslims. Itikaf is a form of worship. It is formed by staying in a Mosque for a certain time. It is Ehtiyat that one should stay with the intention to worship Allah by praying formal or informal prayers although prayer is not a condition therein. Itikaf refers to going into seclusion in the mosque for the sole purpose of worshipping Allah and attaching oneself and one’s heart to His worship. Itikaf provides an opportunity to the believer to get closer to Allah by temporarily freeing oneself and ...

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The significance of Sadaqatul Fitr for Muslims

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MNA Feature Desk: The significance of Sadaqatul Fitr is very high for the pious muslims. Fitr means to breakfast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadan is called Eid ul Fitr, as it is the day of rejoicing after the completion of fasting. On this occasion of significance, as a sign of gratitude one has to give a specific amount in alms, which is called Sadaqatul Fitr. To purify and obtain complete blessings for the fasts of Ramadan Mubarak one has to give Sadaqatul Fitr and it keeps great significance for Muslims. Reasons for ...

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Non-Muslim women take on Ramadan hijab challenge

Ramadan

MNA Life Style Desk: Grace Lloyd got a round of applause when she walked into her classroom at Doha’s Gulf English School on the first day of Ramadan, wearing a black hijab with her blue uniform. The shy 11-year-old flushed as her fellow grade seven classmates in the Qatari capital clapped and cheered for her earlier this month. Lloyd, a British Christian, will be covering her head for the entire duration of the holy month this year in solidarity with Muslim women who face discrimination for wearing the hijab. “I feel very strongly about this,” said Lloyd, the youngest participant ...

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Seeking forgiveness in Ramadan

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MNA Life Style Desk: The Muslim Ummah has just entered the ten days of forgiveness in Ramadan. Alhamdulillah, by the Grace of Allah, Most High, we have completed the first 10 days of Ramadan, the first Ashrah of Ramadan and you just prayed the 11th Taraveeh prayer and Insha’Allah if you rise in the morning to see another day, you will intend to fast the 11th day of Ramadan. Our Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned in hadith that Ramadan has three parts: the first 10 days are of mercy (rahmah) from Allah, the middle 10 days are of forgiveness ...

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The Holy Month of Ramadan

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MNA Life Style Desk: Muslims all around the world respect the Ramadan as the holy month and knowing its history in short can bring more focus for this Islamic holy month. Islam is the world’s second largest religion after Christianity with more than one billion followers. Around one million worshipers from over 180 countries will make the pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia for Ramadan and Hajj, two of the most important periods in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation ...

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First ten Days of Ramadan: A Shower of Mercy

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MNA Feature Desk: Ramadan is known to be broken down into three parts and ten days of mercy for the Muslims stays at the beginning of Ramadan. The first ten days of Ramadan are known as the ‘Ten Days of Mercy’. Muslims are aware that Ramadan is a month of spiritual opportunities, but what does the ‘mercy’ really mean to Muslims? One of Allah’s names is Ar-Rahman, the Most Merciful, and Muslims call upon God using this name in nearly everything they do. Thus, there is no surprise that Mercy manifests itself in the month that God created for Himself. ...

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Healthy balanced iftar in this Ramadan

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Ramadan is the Holy Month of fasting and blessings and to keep fit throughout the month, it is required to eat healthy balanced iftar in this month. It brings with it a host of special customs, of which food habits and eating play a big part. Eating during Ramadan is also about following the right habits for a balanced iftar which contributes to maintaining good health during this holy month. Ramadan is also considered to be the holiest month in the entire year according to Islamic custom. Muslims all across the world observe fasts and celebrate Ramzan. ...

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Glowing skin in summer

Summer

MNA Life & Style Desk: Summer is the season to enjoy outdoors, wear summer dresses and enjoy delicious fruits. But the heat and warmth of the sun and hot winds tend to damage the skin. The harsh weather makes the skin rough and dull, and causes the pores to be clogged with sweat dust and dirt. Special attention should be given to the skin to keep it healthy and glowing during summer In summer days, cleansing is must for face. Take milk on a cotton pad and apply on your face with it in order to free your pores and ...

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Beauty tips for moms on Mother’s day

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MNA Life Style desk: Mother’s Day should be reserved for busy moms everywhere to relax and feel free from their everyday responsibilities. This day is dedicated to the women who are proud to have given a piece of themselves to the wonderful miracle that is life. Becoming a mother isn’t synonymous with the essence of being a woman, however. So, many find themselves putting their beauty and image on the backburner. Of course, motherhood is much more important than any beauty ritual or appearance. Nevertheless, there are certain things that you shouldn’t have to ignore. Easy hairstyle The goal here ...

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Your workplace may kill you

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: In 2015, an analysis of almost 300 studies found that harmful workplace practices were as bad for mortality and as likely to lead to a physician-diagnosed illness, as second-hand smoke, a known – and regulated – carcinogen. Harmful workplace practices include things like long working hours, work-family conflict, and economic insecurity arising from job losses and not having regular or predictable work hours, an absence of job control and, in the US, not having health insurance. The workplace is making people sick and even killing them – and people should care. With rising health-care costs all over ...

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Exercise, not vitamins, urged to prevent falls in seniors

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MNA Life Style Desk: Falling is the leading cause of injury-related death among people over age 65, and seniors who want to avoid falls should exercise, not rely on supplements like vitamin D, reported news agency. The new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force update those last issued in 2012, when the independent medical advisory group was favorable to taking supplements containing vitamin D as a way of preventing fall-related injury. But unless a person has vitamin D deficiency or a frail bone condition known as osteoporosis, the task force’s latest review of clinical trials on the topic ...

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Shab-e-Barat celebration in Old Town

Shab-e-Barat

MNA Life Style Desk: Lailatul Barat or Shab-e-Barat is considered as one of the holiest night in the Islamic Calendar. It is a day of austere worship and repentance and a night of forgiveness and rewards.  On the other hand, this day is considered as day of celebration in Bangladesh. Sweet shops and bakeries of old Dhaka arrange special items while people distribute bread and sweetmeat from door to door and to the poor. The old bakeries and confectioneries of Old Dhaka have always done their part to join in this celebration with arranging foods for the city dwellers. Ananda ...

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Fighting cancer with exercise

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MNA Life Style Desk: Research is showing promising data on how physical activity helps the body and mind heal-and prevent cancer. A paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Moore et al. 2016) indicates that physical activity lowers the risk of 13 types of cancer. There are three ways to look at battling cancer. For those who don’t have it, lowering risk is the primary goal. For those who’ve had it, successfully recovering and of course reducing the chances of recurrence are of utmost importance. For those who currently have it, the priorities are getting rid of ...

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