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Secure your virtual world

January 5, 2018 08:15 AM

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that our lives would be incomplete without Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and many more social networking sites. Most of us have also created a virtual world for ourselves where we love spending almost every minute of our waking hours.

Beauty blunders

January 5, 2018 07:29 AM

What if we told you that the beauty care routine you are following every day for glowing and gorgeous looking skin is totally wrong? Apparently, there are many who are not aware that they are making some very common mistakes every single time they pick up a makeup brush. Here, with the help of Kamala Shrestha, senior beauty expert at Siam Beauty Salon in Kupondole, The Week has highlighted some common mistakes that sometimes may also lead to serious skin problems. Read on to find out if you too are making these beauty blunders.

Pleasure of prose: Classics that deserve to be read and reread

December 29, 2017 12:10 PM

Everyone has a favorite classic. It’s that title you find yourself quoting lines from, the volume you pluck off the shelves when you don’t have anything better to read, or need some comfort reading, and it’s the book you eventually bring up every single time there’s a book discussion, which invariably happens when readers meet. The Week asked some avid readers about their favorite work in English literature and rounded up some titles that we think you must read and reread.

New Year, New Goals

December 29, 2017 10:09 AM

It’s time for resolutions and The Week asked some personalities who graced our pages this year to tell us what they are looking forward to in 2018 to get us started on our own goal planning. Here they share their hopes, wishes, and dreams.

Traveling with the tribes

December 29, 2017 09:48 AM

We travel to explore. It’s best when adventures can teach us a thing or two about the world as well as ourselves. Each traveler has his or her own ideas about what makes an ideal traveling experience. And, thankfully, the frontier of tourism is always evolving to bring new opportunities.

Maximizing your workout results

December 29, 2017 08:42 AM

Are you tired of going to the gym and still not getting the results you oh so desire? Is spending hours at the gym starting to seem pointless to you? Then this definitely calls for getting strategic about your workout routine.

Fighting depression with yoga

December 29, 2017 08:32 AM

Depression is certainly a very complicated disease that may occur due to various psychological, emotional, sociological, and biological factors.

The secret to smelling good

December 29, 2017 08:21 AM

Ask any girl what’s in her handbag and chances are that there’s a bottle of perfume in there somewhere. It’s a staple in every girl’s beauty ritual. And why not? After all smelling good is one of the many ways in which you can present yourself well.

Your kids and the kitchen

December 29, 2017 08:14 AM

Admit it, you too have been impressed with what children participants on Master Chef Junior whip up.  The show is proof that a kitchen shouldn’t have age restrictions. Under supervision, it can be a space for your children to have fun and learn at the same time.

The right makeup

December 29, 2017 08:06 AM

Picking the right tools is crucial when it comes to carrying out any task and, as it happens, the same theory applies to putting on makeup as well.

For a little festive cheer

December 22, 2017 10:48 AM

The days leading up to Christmas will see some really special events and markets in our capital city. Whether you are in mood for some holiday shopping or want to sample a few Christmas delights or it’s music you are actually after, these fairs have it all covered.

From Strength to strength

December 22, 2017 10:34 AM

We got to know him as ‘Bhasme Don’ in the hugely acclaimed movie ‘Pashupati Prasad’. After his latest release Naaka, Bipin Karki is now making a comeback in theater through the play ‘Hariyo Dhunga’ that is currently being staged at Shilpee Theater in Battisputali, Kathmandu. Directed by Sunil Pokherel, the play is based on a true story of Bhutanese refugees in camp. Despite his soaring popularity, there’s a lot that we don’t know about this talented actor.

Good Reads

December 22, 2017 10:15 AM

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham, The Sting of Peppercorns by Antonio Gomes and The Upside of Irrationality.

Time to party

December 22, 2017 09:50 AM

As folks living in Kathmandu, we all have our go-to place. It might be a bar in Thamel, a quiet lounge in Durbar Marg, or a simple café in Jhamiskhel, but we all definitely have our favorites. But regular places are for regular days.

The right time to exercise

December 22, 2017 09:13 AM

While the early birds vouch for the benefits of exercising at the start of the day, those who exercise in the evening list its plus points too. Srijan Maharjan, trainer at Fitness Paradise in Imadole, Lalitpur says it doesn’t matter when you exercise as long as you make sure you don’t entirely skip it. “Find a time that works for you and complements your work schedule and stick to it,” he says adding that doing so will promote a long-term commitment to fitness.

The male version of menopause

December 22, 2017 09:02 AM

Dr Nimesh Poudel considers it a very important discussion. If there are some who consider chances of men experiencing a phenomenon similar to that of a female menopause a myth, there are even more people who have never even heard of the condition. “Either way, awareness on the matter is long overdue,” says Dr Poudel. The condition is called andropause. Cases of it among men around or over 50 years of age is said to be quite common, but many remain oblivious to it. In Dr Poudel’s experience, many patients even tend to assume its symptoms to be results of psychological issues but clearly that’s not the case. He shares more about the condition with The Week.

Making your own wood fire pizza

December 22, 2017 08:53 AM

This is for those who enjoy hosting a barbeque party for their family and friends. In case you didn’t know, grilling meat over fire isn’t the only available option for some outdoor cooking. If you are willing to be a little more ambitious, you can host wood fire pizza party at any given time in your own backyard. Here, The Week shows you how.

Christmas special

December 22, 2017 08:36 AM

It’s time for Christmas, and this season is all about spending time with your family and friends. There can be no better way to share joy and happiness than by inviting your loved ones over a dinner party. Hosting a Christmas dinner may sound extremely fun but, for many, it can be very stressful at the same time. To make Christmas dinner party hosting relatively hassle free, we have compiled some easy to make Christmas dinner ideas because making memories do not have to mean exhausting your energy and wallet.

Debunking myths

December 22, 2017 07:53 AM

From using the right hair pack to restore its shine and smoothness to buying good quality products for our skin, there are many things we do to make sure our skin and hair are in top-notch shape. While some tricks are really good for us, there are quite a few myths that guide our beauty rituals as well. To separate facts from fiction, The Week sought the help of Hair and Skin expert Sanjana Pandey of Berry Beautik in Satdobato, Lalitpur. Here she sheds light on a few beauty beliefs that are indeed myths and tells us what we should be doing instead.

Good Reads

December 15, 2017 10:09 AM

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas, The History of Bees by Maja Lunde  and Thrill by Jackie Collins.