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5  Sheer dress ideas for this Valentines Day

Who doesn’t love to look gorgeous and sexy at the same time? But sexy comes with a cost. Certain times you can’t show much skin, but still wanna look sexy. Here comes some best ideas to become elegant and sexy this Valentines Day.

Wear this botanical embroidered sheer top with round neck with a pair of a solid monochrome pencil skirt.

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Top, ROMWE |

Reds are never out from Valentine Day. Wear this red floral cut sheer dress and look fabulous on the special day with your love. Team it with wine red lipsticks and nude heels.

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Dress,c/o Chicwish | Heels, Macy’s | Lipstick, YSL | Earrings, Nordstrom Rack |

If you are not that obsessed with red and want to remain gorgeous and simple, this is the exact thing you are looking for. Black sheer polka dotted dress is all you need. Team it with a pair of cute sandals and wear a bold lipstick. Make an updo bun with your hair. You are ready!

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Dress, SHEIN

Besides, red and black, you can look pretty in shades of pink. Here comes the attitude outfit for you. Pink paillette-covered Givenchy midi dress is the classic outfit you could try. Pair it with neutral heels and mini bag and a velvet pink choker for a youthful look.

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Dress, Givenchy Resort 17 dress | Bag, Givenchy Pandora Box Mini Textured Leather Chain Crossbody Bag | Choker, Fina Velvet Choker |Heels, Alexandre Birman Clarita Leather Ankle-Tie Sandals | 

How do we forget cold shoulders on this special day? Here’s the perfect style for the chic in you. Burgundy sheer boho mini dress is the best style for teenagers, who don’t want to spend much on makeup and accessories. Team it with a thin solid black choker. This cold shoulder mini dress just completes the look.

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Dress, 1015 Store |

 

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Alcohol is good for your health and long life

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If it is consumed in moderation, Alcohol may help you live longer

 

Text Credit: Shibul Pavithran 

‘Drinking alcohol is injurious to health’, is the very popular statutory warning seen almost ‘everywhere’. But let’s change it a bit and say drinking excess amounts of alcohol is injurious to health. Drinking for some may be out of mere addiction and for some its just due to a casual event or occasion happening. If there’s one thing that tends to blur the line between friend and foe, it’s alcohol. One glass of wine or beer can easily be morph into two to three and so on.  Instead of drinking like crazy on weekends, let’s try drinking in less often so we don’t have to face any problems … it’s like changing your favourite song from ‘Saturday Night‘ ( Whigfield) to ‘Staying Alive’ (Bee Gees). Yes, let’s try working the sober way out with some fun.    

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Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90.

Though the study has not yet been published in a scientific journal, it triggered a spate of booze-praising headlines. But can alcohol actually help you live longer? Researchers have gone back and forth on that question for years. Here’s what the research really says about alcohol and health.

Alcohol linked with longevity

The new study isn’t the first to link alcohol with a long life, suggests of people with mild Alzheimer’s, for example, found that moderate drinkers were less likely to die during the study’s follow-up period than teetotalers. A large study also found that light and moderate drinkers were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who never sipped. Red wine, in particular, is often singled out for its anti-aging benefits, usually because of a compound called resveratrol — though that explanation may be over-simplified, and more research is needed.

Beverages themselves are giving longevity benefits, or if the health effects come from other lifestyle factors common among moderate drinkers, such as a strong social network. Plus, most research focuses specifically on moderate drinking, which is typically defined as no more than a drink a day for women or two drinks a day for men. Research has generally not found health benefits for people with heavier drinking habits — and, in fact, a recent report says that alcohol abuse is causing a decline in US  life expectancy.

 

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Alcohol may or may not be good for your heart

The relationship between alcohol and cardiovascular health is perhaps the most debatable of all. Quite a few studies have linked moderate drinking with better heart health, but some researchers have questioned these findings based on something called the abstainer bias: the idea that many non-drinkers teetotal because they have other health issues, or because they’re recovering from addiction. Including these folks in studies could skew the data to make people who don’t drink look unfairly unhealthy, and to falsely equate booze with health benefits.

A large study suggests, however, was designed to eliminate the possibility of abstainer bias. It still found that moderate drinking may protect against heart attacks, strokes, chest pain and fatal heart disease.

 

Alcohol may contribute to weight gain

It’s easy to forget, but alcoholic beverages are often quite high in calories. Regularly imbibing, then, can sneakily contribute to weight gain and obesity. Those can come with their own set of health problems, ranging from heart disease to type 2 diabetes.

The bottom line

There’s still a lot of scientists don’t know about drinking, but the research clearly suggests that moderation is key. While it’s smart to cut back if your drinking veers into bingeing territory, there’s likely no reason to stop drinking if you do so in small amounts — just as you probably shouldn’t feel compelled to start sipping if you don’t already. The healthiest game plan: Stick to drinking in moderation (one drink a day for women, two drinks for men) and avoiding binge drinking. And know yourself, adds Moore. Before popping bottles, consider your family health history, what—or how many—drinks it takes to trigger bad behavior, and whether or not you’re on any meds that may have less-than-stellar alcohol interactions. And last but not the least, keep your body hydrated (drink lots of water).

Cheers! 🍷

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Take some tips from the world’s happiest man about happiness

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Learn the art of being happy and how it takes only 15 minutes of your time, from Matthieu Ricard

Text Credit: Shibul Pavithran 

Matthieu Ricard, a 71-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk, has been hailed as the ‘world’s happiest man’ by scientists. Born in France, he grew up in an intellectual atmosphere – his father was a renowned philosopher and his mother a painter. Ricard went on to earn a Ph.D degree in molecular genetics, but left it all to become a monk in the Himalayas. And has been practicing meditation everyday from the age of 20.

He participated in a 12-year-long brain study that was conducted by Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin. The study’s focus was on the positive effects of meditation and compassion on the brain, and it was found that when Ricard meditated, his brain felt exceptionally light.

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Take out 15 minutes from the day, sit down alone, and think happy thoughts. Yes, it’s as simple as that. Just train your mind to not think of sad or negative thoughts during this time. Consciously, focus on positive thoughts. It might be difficult in the beginning but gradually you can train your mind as you want. Nobody is an expert, when they start.. all good things take time.

This sounds oh-so-simple that we just might be tempted to dismiss it as one of these preachy mantras we all hear often but don’t have the time and patience to. Our mind is so preoccupied with a zillion things that we may find it easy to order a pizza but wouldn’t find 15 minutes for ourselves, so that we can be happy. After running on routines for sometime, our mind becomes fearful of experimentation. That’s the cause and culture of conditioning that we suffer from. Note: It is a self made condition.

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Training the mind is a very easy task, if you really try 

The human mind is a wonderful organ. It has limitless potential and is much stronger than we think it to be. It is possible to train it to do anything, even be happy. Matthieu says, “With mental training, we can always bring our level of happiness to a different level It’s like running. If I train, I might run a marathon. I might not become an Olympic champion, but there is a huge difference between training and not training. So why should that not apply to the mind?… There is a view that benevolence, attention, emotional balance and resilience are skills that can be trained. So if you put them all together, you could say that happiness is a skill that can be trained.”

Have a look at what Matthieu had to say when asked about happiness…

 

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I’m curvy not fat

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Plus size?5 people to inspire you to slay the body shamers

Text Credit: Silpa Rajan

Failing to maintain the 34-24-34 hourglass measurement doesn’t mean to be the end of the universe. Every person is unique, so is their physical appearance. Body shaming is a never-ending issue that only women who have some meat on their bones could understand. You get advice for free, like join the Jim, have lemon juice in morning, follow this diet, wear black so that you could hide your flesh. Not every person with a little bit weight wants to get slim, nor all are unhealthy. Afterall why are we so much obsessed with slimmer, smaller and tanned beauties. The trouble doesn’t end there. You won’t find a perfect size for your wardrobe. Why is it so? “I sat in on hundreds of meeting with designers, and customers who are a little overweight was never part of the conversation”, says Mariah Chase, an industry veteran of Eloquii, an e-commerce site devoted to plus sizes. Here is the list of women, who literally slew the body shamers with Body Positivity concepts.

Iskra Lawrence 

Iskra Lawrence is an English model, who stands against body shaming and encourages women to become happy and confident about their body. She currently works for a bridal campaign for Be You, a brand having a wide collection of dresses for the brides from size 2 to 32. And according to the press release, she asked the technicians, not to retouch her photos for the brand.

 

Nadia Boujarwah

Nadia Boujarwah, the woman behind  Dia & Co, the plus size fashion retailer, who fights against body shaming. Dia & Co is the New York City-based e-commerce start-up which sells clothing and accessories to plus-sized women via a try on at home model. Their aim is to fight against body shaming by encouraging women to be confident about their body.

 

 

Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi, a Bollywood film actress, and model is one among the few in Bollywood to stand against stereotypical beauty concepts. She appeared in Femina Magazine cover in which she flaunts her curves without any shame. She was bold enough to stand against reducing weight in an industry where hourglass body and slim figure matters.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham is a model and body image activist, who plans to keep pushing for change on behalf of all the women who believe in size diversity and breaking the stereotypes of fashion. She is campaigning for curvy girls. She owns multiple clothing lines.

 

 

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan, the national award winner Bollywood actress, is the one who had no discomfort to flaunt her body, which was not ideal according to the Bollywood industry. She never worried about gaining weight and she is also one among the most powerful women from Bollywood. She focused on the work more than her appearance.

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