March 25th, 2014

Nurture the Right Body Language

Dr. Neeta Relwani Garg, Consultant Psychologist at Apollo Clinic, Gurgaon shares here some universally accepted way of using the eight elements of your body to express the connection of your emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. Using the right body language sends out positive signals. Learn the trick: Face: A person’s face communicates emotions clearly. Smiles for instance convey friendliness. You can express warmth and acceptance on your face by thinking positive thoughts; when you think good things, it’s likely to show up in your expression! Eyes: They are the window to your soul. Maintaining eye contact gives an impression of honesty and genuineness; poor eye contact may

August 8th, 2013

Scent Sense for Sensitive Skin

If your skin is red and itchy, splash the area with cold water for a few minutes and pat dry. Some areas such as the neck are more sensitive than others, so if the reaction is only mild, you could try the fragrance on a less sensitive part of the body. Safer pulse points are: below the ears and knees, at the bend of the elbow, on the bosom and around wrists. If the fragrance still irritates your skin, but you love it so much that you want to keep wearing it, then spray a cotton ball, let dry and tuck it in your shirt pocket. Experiment with distinctive classics, adventurous and individualistic fragrances that reflect your growing maturity and sophistication and at the same time keeps your

June 13th, 2013

Essential Beauty Rule # Keep Perfumes in Your Purse

When you are out and about, whether it be for business or pleasure you should always carry your perfume in your purse. Having it with you at all times is important. You never know when you will turn a business day into a personal evening, so make sure that you have a small bottle of your favorite perfume in your purse. You can also get small purse sized bottles that you can refill. You can find these in department stores or online. The online stores have a large variety of refillable perfume bottles that are small enough to put in a purse. They don’t have to worry about inventory shelf space, so they will carry some very unique small perfume bottles that you will be able to take

December 12th, 2009

Know Your Stress Level

How stressed are you? 1. When someone who I know is misinformed confronts me, I start preparing my corrections while he is still speaking. 2. I don’t easily forget when someone does me an injustice. 3. When there is a discussion on a controversial topic, my tone of voice becomes persuasive and loud. 4. Sometimes I change direction to avoid someone who I don’t like. 5. I feel annoyed when family, friends or colleagues do not understand my needs. 6. If I am in a state of conflict with someone, I can close off communication with him. 7. When I am about to face an important or demanding situation, my tension increases. 8. I feel frustrated when I see someone else struggle less than I

September 18th, 2009

What’s your dosha type?

Ayurveda says that all of us are endowed with a different body type. Knowing your body type is the first step to stay healthy. As per our constitution of the body should be the diet, lifestyle and exercise. Broadly there are 3 body types according to 3 doshas (bio dynamic forces in the body-vata, pitta, kapha) or prakrutis. Take this quiz to know your body constitution. 1. My least favourite weather is– a. Cold b. Hot c. Damp 2. How are your hands and feet? a. My hands and feet tend to be usually cold b. My hands are usually warm c. My feet are usually warm 3. What’s your weight like? a. My weight is below average for my build. b. My weight is average for my build. c. My weight is

September 18th, 2009

Find Out Your Medical Quotient

While we love to throw these terms around to show that we are updated about the latest buzzwords in health, let’s do a reality check and find how much we know about these? Glycemic Index Measures effects of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels Tells about the efficiency of the kidney functioning. Reports the working of heart Body Mass Index is defined as . Normal 15 to 20 Overweight 20 to 30 Obese 30 to 35 Angina is– Pain in your lower abdomen because of kidney stones Pain in your feet when you begin to jog all of a sudden Chest pain or discomfort that occurs when an area of your heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich blood Palliative A treatment for liver

September 18th, 2009

What do you want from life?

The year is coming to an end. This is the time to introspect whether we achieved the goals that we had set in the beginning or not. Life gives what we demand. But do we know what we want? Take this quiz to know how much your life is on the track. What would you answer if anyone asked you, “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” 1. I know the answer very well and keep reminding myself what I have to achieve. 2. I sort of know it. 3. I have just no clue! What’s your possibility of achieving your goal? 1. I have to do it. 2. Probably I will 3. By God’s grace I may How often do you review your life to find where it is going? 1. Whenever I achieve a success or failure, I

September 18th, 2009

Are you a workaholic?

Your family was sure of it; you somewhat suspected it. Take this quiz to know where you stand? There is fine line of distinction between a hard worker and workaholism. Sometimes we overstep, but the problem brews when this distinction is blurred more often, so much so that work becomes the driving force of your existence. How many hours do you put in at work every week? 40-45 hours 45-55 hours 55 and more What’s the first thing you do when you wakeup? Draw curtains and allow sunlight to come in. Think of your appointments at work that day. Check your Blackberry How many times have you missed your family appointments because of work in the last six months? Once or twice Around five

September 18th, 2009

Do you or your emotions rule?

Take this test to know where you stand. Your normally gentle and mild-mannered boss has been harsh on you for some reasons unknown to you. How do you react? a. You leave his office almost in tears. b. You try to take this in your stride but avenge this on your subordinates by scolding them for no reason. c. You wait until your boss is again in good mood and explain your position to him. You love chilling out with friends and pulling pranks on them. How do you react when the tables are turned? a. You get out from there saying that you hate all this. b. You continue staying there but make your displeasure obvious. c. You take this in your stride. Your mother-in-law has come to stay with

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