The 6 WORST Ways to Study for Tests

Most of us don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about our study habits or lack thereof until a low score on a critical exam knocks us into reality or a threatening “thou will not pass unless” warning shocks us straight. We turn over the bad grade or obsess about the warning for days and weeks on end, all the while trying to make sense of the very blurry lines between outright procrastination and our potential. I want to say here that stellar grades and A1 test scores are not the…

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Four ways: How to use leftover coffee

You often over-estimate the quantity of coffee you want to gulp, and end up having guilt pangs about discarding it. Fret not, for we give you four amazing tips for making the best use of the coffee waste. 1) Use it to bake cake: If you are baking a cake, you can use leftover coffee instead of water in the cake batter. This works especially well with chocolate cake. You can also use this for baking brownies 2) Make yummy coffee ice-cream: You can combine the leftover coffee with milk, cream and…

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Is life getting to you? Here are 5 effective ways to de-stress and let it go

Stress is an inescapable part of daily life. Yet, if you are persistently stressed over a period of time, it can increase risk of cardiovascular disease. But don’t get worked up just yet. Research also shows that how we deal with stress is more important than the level of stresswe face. To put it simply, irrespective of how many or how few stressful events a person faces, it is how they think of the event that matters. Those who experienced a greater spike in negative emotions had lower heart rate variability and…

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4 Natural Ways to Make Your Hair Grow Thick

One of the most fun things about our body is our hair. We can experiment with it however we want to. I, personally, mark the end of a phase, be it a bad phase or a good one, by changing my look, in which my hair plays a huge part, obviously. So, how can we be alright with our hair not being the way we want it to be which is smooth, silky, and thick? We don’t want our prized tassels to be scraggly and dull, but then, with all the playing and experimenting,…

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8 Ways to Use Red Sandalwood for Glowing, Acne-Free & Beautiful Skin

Your skin goes through a rough time facing dirt and pollution daily. No matter how lucrative some beauty products may sound, natural ingredients and a home-made pack are still the best solutions. Ingredients like saffron, lemon, milk and sandalwood are known to be great for your skin. Although sandalwood (chandan) is popular as a beauty remedy, very few people know about the red sandalwood. Rakta Chandana or the red sandalwood is one of the finest ingredients for your skin. The red sandalwood tree can be found mostly in the southern Eastern Ghats mountain range of South…

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Jojoba Oil Benefits: 7 Incredible Ways to Use it For Beautiful Skin and Hair

Jojoba oil is a great beauty ingredient. It is a natural oil extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant is is closest to the oil produced by the human skin called ‘sebum’ that helps protect and heal the skin from external toxins. It is the first defense barrier for the skin. Jojoba oil being the closest in construction to the human sebum is a natural replacement for it. When the body is unable to produce enough sebum to protect against harsh external elements, jojoba oil can be the perfect skincare…

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4 Ways to Use Coriander for Beautiful Skin

Did you ever think that the green leaves you sprinkle on your biryani as a garnish could be the secret to your glowing skin? Coriander, also known as ‘hara dhaniya’, is a member of the Apiaceae family. Other members of the same family include celery and parsley. Traditionally, it was an essential ingredient in oils and perfumes too. It is a herb with a pungent smell. The fresh aroma can make you feel instantly rejuvenated. Its anti-septic and carminative properties make it unique. What is coriander good for? Coriander is extremely rich in folate,…

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Soups For Monsoons: 5 Ways to Drive Away the Chill and Stay Strong

One look at the stormy showers outside the window, and the thought of piping hot pakodas, samosas and a hot cup of tea comes to mind almost instantly. And why not, after sweating it out for two months, binging on crunchy fried delicacies seems like the reward we all deserve and had been waiting for. But sadly, the damp weather also makes one susceptible to several diseases associated with the monsoon season like cold and flu, throat infections and tummy problems. Your immunity levels tend to be low during seasonal change and your body…

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Five ways to fit marking exams around your teaching

Are you balancing full-time teaching with exam marking this term? One teacher-examiner offers her advice on how to make sure you’re efficient and resourceful with your time It was the middle of the spring term that I announced my decision to my department: “I am going to markGCSE scripts.”This was met with cries of “Oh you’re so brave!” and “It’s amazing that you can fit it around your teaching!” You may be sat there thinking that marking scripts really isn’t that big a deal; it’s no different to the marking we…

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4 Ways I Learned How to Adopt a Healthier Diet From a Woman Who Completely Transformed Her Body

Much attention is focused on the external signs of aging on our skin as we grow older. Although I’m just a couple years north of 30, my beauty regimen can rival that of someone a few decades older, thanks to work perks and the millennial obsession with “preventive anti-aging.” But as much cream as I slathered onto my face, certain pesky signs of aging kept rearing their ugly head—not exactly in the form of lines and wrinkles, but what felt like a subtle yet noticeable decline in wellness—a cough that…

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