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Black lipstick in early Hollywood movies : Symbolic or strategic?

"I love black lipstick! I think it's daring, it's bold. There is a way it can be really beautiful." -...

Women outfit for monsoon: A style guide

Looking best when it is wet outside is not an easy task. When you are outside, you need to be...

Classic Vampire Tales: A great collection of vampire stories

Vampire stories have been at the forefront of European horror fiction for a long time. With the publishing of Bram...

Body skincare is as essential as face skincare

Skin is the largest organ of our body, and it doesn’t stop at our chin. The skin type of our...

Frog, snake species cost world economy $16.0b between 1986 and 2020

Two invasive species, the American bullfrog and the brown tree snake, cost the world an estimated $16 billion between 1986...

Fifth endangered Bengal tiger born in Cuban zoo

Another rare Bengal tiger cub was born at Cuba's National Zoo in Havana, zookeepers said on Friday, just over a...

Hitler's watch sells for $1.1m in controversial sale

A watch said to have belonged to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has sold for $1.1m (£900,000) at an auction in...

Curls are beautiful: Beyond orthodox beauty standards

Afia Mazhar Kowshi, in her late teens, was having a particularly bad day taming her shoulder-length curls. For a party...

Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 flight jacket fetches $2.8m

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin's flight jacket, which he wore on the historic mission to the moon in 1969, was...

Lips beauty and care: The ideal way to follow

Naturally, when we communicate with someone, we look at their eyes or lips. Lips play a vital role in having...

Making restaurant foods at home

There was a time when noodles meant plain white ‘Cocola’ noodles cooked with only eggs, onions, and chillies. In winter,...

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen declines Banga Bibhushan award

Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen has declined the Banga Bibhushan award by the West Bengal government, bdnews24.com reports citing The...

The right way to oil your hair

Oil massage for the hair is a tradition passed down through generations, making it almost a routine like washing hair...

Determine your skin type for better care

Knowing your skin type and how your skin responds to different products and seasons are essential steps in skincare. Even...

Makeup can damage your skin if not used properly

Makeup enhances our beauty and confidence. We often use makeup for any occasion or day-to-day life. Proper dealing with makeup...

Australia's environment in 'shocking' decline, report finds

Australia's environment is in a shocking state and faces further decline from amplifying threats, according to an anticipated report. The...

Craft your skincare routine matching your skin type

Skin covers and protects our body from any foreign particles. The skin of every part of the body is not...

Graphicacy: The essential communication form to survive in 21st Century

Newspapers in the earlier times, to be specific, before the 2000s, used to be filled with long concentrated paragraphs; those...

The India couple in 'one pizza a month' wedding contract

Wedding agreements between spouses are generally serious business. But the video of one "contract", signed by an Indian couple at...

Indulging in colourful delicacies at BRAC University street-food hub

Entering the premises of BRAC University Mohakhali campus, people get to see a huge crowd of students along with many...

Making friends as an adult

In childhood, everyone thinks that life will be easier and there will be fewer boundaries once they grow up. But...

Making steak at home - tough job or fun?

Steak is considered a premium food because of its pricing, availability and making process. There are a few authentic steakhouses...

Japanese horseradish farmers fear for future amid climate change

Masahiro Hoshina, a Japanese farmer, starts worrying about typhoon season months before it begins, haunted by memories of the heavy...

Why do people share photos and videos of Eid sacrifices?

Six years ago, two photos went viral on Facebook around Eid-ul-Azha. One showed a young man leaning against the bloody...

How to handle red meat like a chef

Excess to anything is harmful to the body. But when it comes to red meat, many people are cutting it...

Getting through the Eid day in a healthy way

It’s the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha when capable Muslims around the world sacrifice an animal and distribute a large portion of...

Kolkata: A city full of street foods

Imagine it’s your birthday and your friends are whining for a treat. You take your friends to a shop which...

Kritoggo Foundation stands by flood victims

Kritoggo Foundation Bangladesh (previously known as Project Kritoggo) has stood by flood-affected people in Sylhet division, including Sylhet and Habiganj...

'90s fashion trends that are making a comeback

Choosing trendy fits is a must to look fashionable, as one might not want to look backdated. Fashion follows trends,...

Cave woman one million years older than thought

Fossilised remains belonging to some of humanity's oldest ancestors are far older than scientists had originally thought, new research says....

Internet memes are now beyond fun

People like to get humorous content from any page or group in their newsfeed or may be shared by their...

An impromptu tour of the mythical Varendra Bhumi

Being synonymous with Mango and Kalai Ruti, the city of Rajshahi has a lot to offer. From the mighty Padma...

How K-culture is influencing our dressing style?

Oppa Gangnam Style Gangnam Style… These lines shook the world of music on July 15, 2012, when Psy mesmerised the...

Why Bangladesh too may see more boys than girls

The prevailing son preference attitude in Bangladesh, and the consequent undervaluing of women and girls have the potential to significantly...

Elon Musk's daughter seeks name change to sever ties with father

Elon Musk's transgender daughter has filed a request to change her name in accordance with her new gender identity and...

Russian journalist's Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5m at auction

Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia's last major independent...

When attempt to break Guinness World Record turned into tragedy

People do weird things to break or make Guinness World Records. Sometimes their attempts bring consequences, as heavy as death!...

Disappointing UN climate talks leave 'huge task' for COP27 Egypt summit

A "disappointing" fortnight of UN talks in Bonn has left much work to be done just five months before a...

Gravity Hills: Where gravity seems to work wrong

Our physical world is bounded by the rules of physics. We can not do whatever we want defying those rules. ...

Leena’s Achar: An effort to bring age-old tradition online

It is summer, and almost everyone has a jar full of achar on their shelves. Achar is a staple with...

Saudi-backed golf tournament pays $120,000 - to the loser

If anything summed up the absurd amounts of cash being lobbed at the new LIV Golf Invitational Series it was...

‘Mandir-waapsi’ craze in India: A text-book example of revisionist history

India has been seething with many political issues regarding communalism and religion that have brought the northern state of Uttar...

India creates Guinness record for constructing 75-km highway in five days

Indian Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday that India has entered the Guinness World Records for...

World Environment Day is a wakeup call for Bangladesh

Every year on 5th June, World Environment Day is celebrated across the globe to highlight the need and means of...

Sologamy: India woman's plan to 'marry herself' sparks debate

Sologamy, a wedding ceremony where people marry themselves, has been a growing trend in the West over the past few...

The curious case of rain bathing

Imagine, the sky is pouring. All the dry heat of the summer is getting dissipated. The raindrops falling on the...

Archaeologists discover ancient Mayan city on construction site

Archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city filled with palaces, pyramids and plazas on a construction site...

Cover unveiled of book ‘The Story of Advancing Mediation Movement in Bangladesh’

The cover of the book titled ‘Bangladeshe Mediation Andolon: Agiye Jawar Golpo’ (‘The Story of Advancing Mediation Movement in Bangladesh’)...

Bose Cabin: A century-old tradition

101 years! That’s a long time. Can you imagine a 101-year-old restaurant in this day and age when everyone is...

Indian actress dies following fat removal surgery

A 21-year-old Kannada actress died on Monday after a fat removal surgery at a private hospital in Bengaluru city of...

Scientists grow 1st plants in moon soil

Scientists have grown plants in lunar soil for the first time, an important step towards making long-term stays on the...

Feluda vs. Feluda: Settling the conflict of mind and eye

“Hoy ami er bodla nebo, noyto goyendagiri chhere debo” (Either I’ll take revenge for this, or else I’ll quit investigating)....

Microplastics Contamination in tea bags of Dhaka

Microplastic pollution is now a global concern due to its adverse effects on ecosystems and organisms. A research team of...

Couple in India sue son for not giving them a grandchild

A couple in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand are suing their only son and his wife for not giving...

Birds fall from the sky as heatwave scorches India

Rescuers in India's western Gujarat state are picking up dozens of exhausted and dehydrated birds dropping everyday as a scorching...

'Holy': The spirit of natural goodness in wholesome packages

The popularity of natural skincare and healthcare is ever on the rise. With time, people are becoming more cautious about...

Amazing RPG games for your low spec PC

Role-playing games or RPG games are one of the most popular categories of games that exist in the world. One...

Refusing to be hired: The rickshaw pullers’ side of the coin

Have you ever been under the scorching sun looking for a vehicle to arrive at your destination just after finishing...

Ukraine's mine sniffing dog Patron awarded by Zelenskiy

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy presented Ukraine's famous mine sniffing dog Patron and his owner with a medal on Sunday to recognise...

Woman gives birth to baby boy on moving train

A woman gave birth to a baby boy on her way to Dhaka on a train from Rajshahi on Friday. ...

An Eid with relatives after two years 

Visiting relatives has always been an integral part of Eid holidays. With Covid dampening the festivities of the last couple...

Companies confront a new climate challenge: home offices

Tech and financial companies leading efforts to cut climate changing emissions are finding a new challenge from remote work: the...

Jacky Hunt-Broersma: The cancer survivor who ran 104 marathons in 104 days

A woman who took up running after she lost her left leg to cancer has passed the Guinness World Record...

Bring variation in your eid day dessert

On the day of Eid, every household makes some desserts. The most common and traditional desert is shemai. Some other...

How Eid salami reminds us of the circle of life

Eid salami is so entangled with our Eid memories that it still tingles our minds with the fresh smell of...

The snake-rescuers in Chattogram

Whenever the call comes their way — which could happen several times a week — a group of snake rescuers...

Which day is better for outing, Eid day or the day after Eid

After nearly two years, the Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated without any COVID-19 restrictions. A festive mood is lingering in the...

Oktoberfest to go ahead in 2022 after pandemic break

The annual Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival, will take place this year without any coronavirus restrictions after being cancelled...

Things you get wrong about self-care

According to ASD Market Week, a massive retail marketing trade show publication, the global self-care market has grown from USD...

Should ‘cancel culture’ be cancelled?

Did you ever kick a person out of a group for a particular reason, whether in person or online? Or...

The struggle for writing captions for social media photos

You have gone to a fancy restaurant, and clicked tons of photos; even some photos turned out aesthetic and perfect....

Modern life problems that have no ‘solution’

No doubt technology and many digital inventions have made our life easy. Yet we ourselves create unique problems every day....

Elitism and personal insecurities that lead to cringe-tagging

What is cringy? Anything that creates the feeling of embarrassment or awkwardness in our mind is cringy. And it is...

Easy mash recipes: A bachelor’s tribute to mom

“It was the time when I left my house for my graduation,” said Md Jobayer Al Salehin, a student of...

Getting back to the Childhood in a snap

It’s the 2000s. Coming back home from school, turning on the television and tuning to Cartoon Network. I wanna be...

German man took 90 COVID shots to sell vaccine certificates

Many people across the world have tried dodging Coronavirus vaccines for plenty of reasons. However, a 60-year-old man got himself...

Bikers - the real ‘kings’ of the Dhaka streets?

The footpath is defined as a path for the pedestrians, those who are not in a vehicle, and rather use...

Four most thrilling hanging bridges in Bangladesh

Keeping Eid holidays in mind, many of us are planning to go on trips. Some of us are selecting surreal...

Healthy drinks in iftar - doctor’s recommendation

Who wants to have a typical healthy drink after fasting for at least 15 hot hours during the month of...

Sleep Routine: anytime vs nighttime sleep

The sleep requirement for adults aged 18-64 is between seven to nine hours. If we can get this as an...

The missing natural sounds of Dhaka: Drawing a picture long lost

‘The Romantic City of the East’ - this was the name given to Dhaka by the European travellers to Bengal....

These are the reasons your router is slowing down

Slowing down of your WiFi router is a common experience. And there are certain things most users are not aware...

Jalebi’s zigzag journey to modern day fusions

You can call it jilapi, jalebi, jilbi, zlabia, zalabiya, zoolabiya. These all are the same crunchy sweet coiled deep-fried dough...

Decorate your home without breaking your bank

Have you ever speculated that after a lanky tiring day, when you waddle into your house, to your utmost surprise,...

Yes or no to Halim during Iftar - a debate

A bowl of burning hot halim with chunks of tender meat, vaporising with an incredible aroma, decorated with coriander leaves...

Judgmentalism: Innate nature of judging others

“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.” The statement by the prominent philosopher Carl Jung sums up all there...

Making lassi at home is easier than you thought

Lassi is a yoghurt based sweet and sour chilled refreshing drink. It is enjoyed throughout the year but is particularly...

Custard during iftar: Make your dessert unique

In iftar, after having a lot of fried food, dessert items are essential for keeping the stomach cool. Many refreshing...

Self-invitation: Breaking stereotype or bad manner?

What would be your reaction if your friend suddenly calls you and says - “I am coming over to your...

Many problems of unpaid internships

The unemployment rate in Bangladesh was 5.30 per cent in 2020 which increased to 6 per cent the following year...

How to decline an invitation without hurting someone

There is hardly anyone who has never turned down an invitation or their invitation has not been declined. People invite...

Thinning Antarctic ice shelf finally collapses after heatwave

An East Antarctica ice shelf disintegrated this month following a period of extreme heat in the region, according to scientists....

Four energising alternatives to break coffee addiction

Are you addicted to coffee? Your day doesn’t start properly without that perfect sip of black coffee from your favourite...

Archaeologists discover five tombs in Egypt's Saqqara necropolis

Archaeologists have discovered five ancient tombs adorned with well-preserved paintings at a cemetery in Saqqara, just outside the Egyptian capital...

Dhaka restaurant gets ‘Thai Select’ certificate

Royal Thai Embassy awarded local restaurant ‘Thai Emerald’ with the ‘Thai SELECT’ certificate on Thursday. Makawadee Sumitmor, ambassador of Thailand...

If you want to buy a second-hand PlayStation, now is the time

Gaming in 2022 is expensive, and the days of buying GPUs that can game and cost less than BDT 20...

Dealing with latecomer fellows

We all have that one friend who is never on time and says, “Wait for 5 minutes; I will be...