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Seven ways to make your better half happy this ‘Wife Appreciation Day’

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September 15: Ladies and Gentlemen, mark your calendars. Sunday, September 16 is Wife Appreciation Day, a time to show how much you truly honor and cherish your other half by celebrating her.

Wait, what’s that? You’ve never heard of Wife Appreciation Day? It falls on the third Sunday in September. Husbands, if you have found yourself in the doghouse lately, here are a few tips for Wife Appreciation Day that might help spur you.

*Agree with her about everything

Whenever your wife is talking about anybody in your family whether it’s your mom, dad, brother, sister or sister-in-law, just agree with her. Ninety per cent of the time she is pointing out one problem or the other, don’t try to defend but just “Agree with her” and if possible, contribute a little

*Fix her a drink

When your wife comes home after a hard day at office or shopping fix her a drink — one for you and one for her. A drink can help you in two ways:

1) A drink lightens the mood

2) After a drink, your disability is suddenly viewed as your ability because the vision gets a little blurred. Once the night progresses, she can see lesser of your mistakes like things are all over the place, or you left the laptop on the sofa, or the remote is inside the cracks of the sofa, or shoes are left outside the house et al

*Stand by her during the most important decision of her life

Whenever she is stepping out of house, she will take her time to choose what she is going to wear. You have 2 choices here:

1) Stand there, roll your eyes, take a deep breath and even probably irritate her by asking her how much more time she’ll take

2) You can stay there and wait for her

I suggest the latter. In fact, you can contribute to the choices. You can give your suggestions and say “No this pink top won’t go with white pants, this dark blue slipper is not looking good on you could you please try light blue one?” She will still do what she likes, she will wear what she had already decided but she will somewhere think you took interest in her most important decision of life

*Confess your sins

Go to her and confess a few mistakes that you made in the last few days. While making the confession, also agree with her that these were the defects she had discovered in you long ago. You can then go to her and say you realised that whenever she used to pinpoint your short comings was the right thing ever. This will please her “I am always Right” ego

*Surrender the remote and the phone for a day

Don’t pick up the remote to watch your favorite match on TV or pick up your phone to check your Whatsapp messages or Facebook feeds. Be around and answer the first time she calls your name and mark your attendance. Honestly, she also wants this for a day otherwise she will also be creeped out with this behavior.

*Sing a song

If you have a voice like mine, sing a song for her and sing the whole song. She will be scared for life and you will never get a song request. Basically sing like nobody is listening

*PDAing on social media

Put up a Facebook post appreciating her, tagging her and probably tagging some of her family members. There is no better way of appreciating her when everybody in the world can see, including your family and your friends.

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Virgin brows, glittery lids: Beauty trends to rule in 2019

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New Delhi, Jan 23: Glittery lids, virgin brows and bronzer are in this year, say experts.

Here we have shared some of the beauty trends that you can follow:

** Glitter means instant glam-up. However, you don’t need to swim in it. A little is perfect. Take a very tiny amount of gold or silver and lightly dust it on the inner corner of your eyes. A hint of glitter peeping from the inner corner of your eyelids is perfect to lend that unmistakable spark to your look. In case you want to get into the diva mood, cover your lids with chunky gold glitter. Always remember that a glitter trend never goes away.

** Instead of applying an overall eyeshadow, go for fading traces of colour on both upper and lower lids. Use different but complementing colours for upper and lower lids. Finish off with a liner and mascara and you are done.

** It’s time to ‘unfollow’ the perfectly shaped eyebrows and follow real and raw brows. While tweezers are kept aside, the eyebrows are groomed with the help of eyebrow brush. If the idea of bushy brows is too daunting for you, then you can shape your brows in a natural arch, instead of a total clean up.

** While bronzer makes its way back, heavy contouring is shown the exit door. Skip framing the face to perfection. Instead, take a large fluffy brush, and put the bronzer along the temple, cheekbones and jawline. And you are done. Keep the skin clean and luminous with a high-definition foundation.

Here are few more suggestions by the experts:

** Last year was the year of the hot red shade. This year will be all about subtle and dark tones of brown matte and gloss. Be it eyes, lips or cheeks highlighting, brown would be seen everywhere. Even the hair colour in brown would be more viral.

** Nude is the new chic: Keep your make-up natural and minimal to give it a fresh look. Speaking of nude make-up, women have found a new companion. Base oils. From a variety of oils ranging from rose to gold, women are loving this new trend. Sandalwood oil has always symbolised purity and its fragrance has stood the test of time.

** This year again, the winged eyeliner will be in trend.

** Smokey eyes are gorgeous as ever, but can be too bold for some. As bridal make-up moves into its understated glam phase, it is time to welcome the blurred eyeliner. With the flexibility of playing with colours and intensity that this smudged look allows, it manages to complement just about every age and style and is perfect for a bridal glam look.

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So, be prepared to see women following unusual yet amazing beauty trends in this year!

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In stress? Remember your romantic partner and keep BP down

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Having a romantic partner present — even in your mind — can help you keep blood pressure down in daily stressful situations, say researchers.

When faced with a stressful situation, thinking about your romantic partner may help keep blood pressure under control just as effectively as actually having your significant other in the room with you, according to a study by University of Arizona psychologists.

“This suggests that one way being in a romantic relationship might support people’s health is through allowing people to better cope with stress and lower levels of cardiovascular reactivity to stress across the day,” said psychology doctoral student Kyle Bourassa.

“It appears that thinking of your partner as a source of support can be just as powerful as actually having them present,” Bourassa added.

For the study, published in the journal Psychophysiology, 102 participants were asked to complete a stressful task — submerging one foot into 3 inches of cold water ranging from 38 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Researchers measured participants’ blood pressure, heart rate and heart rate variability before, during and after the task.

The participants, all of whom were in committed romantic relationships, either had their significant other sitting quietly in the room with them during the task or they were instructed to think about their romantic partner as a source of support during the task. In third scenario, they were instructed to think about their day during the task.

The effect on blood pressure reactivity was just as powerful whether the partner was physically present or merely conjured mentally.

“The findings may help explain, in part, why high-quality romantic relationships are consistently associated with positive health outcomes in the scientific literature,” said Bourassa.

If replicated, the findings could have implications for those facing everyday stressful situations, the researchers added.

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Myntra taps 9,000 kirana stores in 50 cities to boost last-mile delivery

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New Delhi, Jan 22 : Flipkart-owned ecommerce platform Myntra that saw 80 per cent revenue fall in FY2018 has doubled down on last-mile delivery, tapping into over 9,000 kirana stores across 50 cities to fast deliver packages.

Today, nearly 60 per cent of all Myntra’s product pick-ups and deliveries happen through its “Kirana Delivery Programme” — helping the company reduce delivery costs, the company told IANS on Tuesday.

“Myntra’s ‘Kirana Delivery Programme’ is a successful model introduced by the company to accelerate order delivery in the most efficient way possible, while ensuring we provide a good partnership opportunity to our kirana partners,” a company spokesperson told IANS.

“We will continue to innovate, expand and hope to register more kirana partners in the future as well,” the spokesperson added.

The “Kirana Delivery Programme” is an ingenious model introduced by the company to accelerate order delivery, while creating a platform for kirana stores to have an additional source of income.

“A mutually beneficial model, it has helped Myntra achieve greater consumer satisfaction and is enhancing the standard of living of the owners of several ‘mom & pop’ stores across the country,” said the company.

Several tailors and beauty parlour owners, among others, have also signed up with Myntra for the programme.

The online fashion retailer narrowed its consolidated losses to Rs 178.7 crore for 2017-18, compared with a loss of Rs 655.8 crore in the previous fiscal.

According to business intelligence platform Tofler, the company saw its income growing nearly threefold to Rs 427.4 crore in 2017-18 as against Rs 155.6 crore in the previous financial year.

Ananth Narayanan, Chief Executive of e-tail portals Myntra and Jabong, stepped down from the post on January 14 “to pursue external opportunities”.

The 11-year-old Flipkart Group, owned by US retail giant Walmart, includes e-tail sites Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong and digital payment platform PhonePe.

In May last year, Walmart bought a 77 per cent equity stake in the company for a whopping $16 billion.

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