Uttar Pradesh

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UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

According to India Today-Axis survey, the BJP would win around 180-191 seats in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The poll also predicts a good number of seats for newly formed SP-congress alliance, giving them 168-178 seats, slightly behind the BJP. The poll also predicts a dismal performance by Bahujan Samaj Party which according to it would … Continue reading UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

Bollywood

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Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi: His name adds credibility to the films he does and the actor has A-listers vying to work with him but Nawazuddin Siddiqui does not want to think about stardom as he fears it will corrupt his performances. Film after film, there has been a growth in Nawazuddin’s fan following so much so that … Continue reading Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

U.P

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UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

According to India Today-Axis survey, the BJP would win around 180-191 seats in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The poll also predicts a good number of seats for newly formed SP-congress alliance, giving them 168-178 seats, slightly behind the BJP. The poll also predicts a dismal performance by Bahujan Samaj Party which according to it would … Continue reading UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary


Category: Lifestyle

You may want to ditch the pickup lines and polish your punch lines as a recent study has revealed that funny men are likelier to attract women. The University of Kansas study found that when two strangers meet, the more times a man tries to be funny and the more a woman laughs at those attempts, the more likely it is for the woman to be interested in dating. However, an even better indicator of romantic connection is if the two are spotted laughing together.

Researcher Jeffrey Hall said that the idea that humor is a signal of intelligence doesn’t give humor its due credit, adding that if you meet someone who you can laugh with, it might mean your future relationship is going to be fun and filled with good cheer. The study also showed that when the pair laughed together, they were more interested in each other. Finding no link between humor and intelligence, Hall offers four explanations for why humor is so important in finding partners. First humor points to having a sociable and agreeable personality, secondly men use humor to gauge if women are interested in them, thirdly when men make jokes and women laugh, they may be performing a script in courtship and finally humor is valuable for humor’s sake.

Is this typical? You’ve got car bills, doctor’s bills and rent to pay. Your boss wants more results, your brother-in-law wants you to help shift house and your twelve-year-old wants a tattoo.

Everyone wants your time and money. And your mother won’t quit telling you that you married an idiot. “Find peace of mind”, you say, “with MY problems and MY family?”. Well, there’s hope. Follow these steps below to reduce the stress in your life and prioritise what really matters.

  1. Do What Is Most Important

Make a to-do list each day. You’ll achieve more. Then prioritise your list. Do the most important things first. When you fix what matters most every day, you feel better every day.

  1. Get into Nature

Sandy beaches and peaceful forests restore you in ways that stinky pubs and shopping malls and bad TV never can. Walk in the bush, sit in a garden, grow tomatoes. You’ll think better thoughts. There’s nothing to figure out, it just happens.

  1. Quit Comparing Yourself

The books say, “Raise your self-esteem!” But here’s the problem: you try to raise your self-esteem by comparing yourself with other people. You tell yourself:

  • “I’m okay because I’m thinner than her.”
  • “I’m okay because I got a promotion, won a trophy, drive an Audi.”
  • “I’m okay because I’ve got a thousand friends on Facebook.”

But there will always be people who are richer, trendier or cleverer than you are — so you never win. Instead, just aim to be a better you. Set goals to be happier, healthier or more skilled, and refuse to compare yourself. You have your own journey. Life doesn’t have to be a competition.

  1. Don’t Try to Change People

Trying to change other people is too stressful! Whenever you try to force people to be happy, healthy, motivated, spiritual or intelligent, you get frustrated and they hate you.

EXAMPLE: Mary marries Fred. Mary says, “Now, if I can just make him quit smoking, quit drinking and quit thumping traffic cops, I’ll be happy.” It doesn’t work.

Positive change is a natural process. Often it unfolds like this:

Step 1: stupidity, followed by

Step 2: disaster

Step 3: desperation, and finally

Step 4: wisdom.

We need each step. When you force change upon others, you disrupt the process.

You say, “But it’s painful to watch other people being stupid!” Right! But when you force them to change, they don’t learn.

Note — Parents and policemen sometimes need to force people! Most other times, we best let others make their own mistakes.

  1. Make Gratitude a Habit

So your life isn’t perfect. Maybe you have colleagues who do less than they could, a husband who does less than he should and children who could be more considerate. You say, “How can I be grateful?”

Try this. As you go to sleep each night, find one more thing to be grateful for. You’ll enjoy greater peace of mind. Why? Because you can’t be grateful and stressed at the same time. If there is one key to peace of mind, it’s gratitude. Happy people focus on what they have. Unhappy people focus on what’s missing.

Kegel exercise: The best part about this exercise is that you can do it anywhere and everywhere without the world even knowing about it. Slowly tighten your pelvic muscles under the bladder as hard as you can. Hold to the count of five, and then relax. Repeat for five minutes and do it every day.

Pelvic floor exercise: Tighten and release the pelvic floor muscles over and over. Be quick and do about 10 sets. Make sure that these exercises are only done with the pelvic floor muscles. Avoid tightening the abdomen, buttocks, back or thigh muscles.

Squats: Believe it or not, doing squats is a very good exercise for tightening the vagina. Stand with feet shoulder wide and keep the hips tucked in. Bend at the knees and lower down your body slowly. Add hand weights for a better result.

Leg raises: Lie on your back and raise each leg into the air. First go alternate legs each, then go both legs each time. Along with toning your leg muscles it will also tighten your muscles around the vagina.

Vaginal exercisers: There are several vaginal exercisers which can help in tightening of the vagina, like cones, barbells and even balls. Basically you insert the exercisers into your vaginal opening and tighten your muscles around it. Over time you switch to the heavier and smaller exercisers as your muscles get stronger.