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Reading Time: 4 minutes Moving to a new city for studying can be a challenge because not only do you have to adapt to the new situation, you also have to maintain your curriculum while adjusting to the unfamiliar environment. But the biggest challenge can be maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So, how do you manage all this while maintaining a balanced lifestyle? Let me tell you a secret, start with decorating your living space. As a student, the chances are,  you are either living in a dorm or sharing a space with a roommate or two. No matter whichever it is, in most cases, the living space won’t be much roomy. So to make the place tidier, room management is the real key. Decorating a compact space is challenging, especially when you are sleeping, studying, entertaining, and relaxing in the same space.  Decorating ideas pertaining to a dorm room or a similar space used…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Starting a journey with someone is always an adventure. And one of life’s biggest adventures takes place when two people get married, move in, and start their lives together. Like all journeys, the journey of marriage needs items to help them along the way; which comes in the form of furniture. The furniture in a newlywed’s home helps them start on the right foot by making the beginning smoother and more intimate. Since we are on the verge of the ‘Wedding Season’ in Bangladesh, let’s take a look at some essential furniture in a newlywed’s home. A Large Wardrobe for Two People Even at the risk of sounding stereotypical, I would like to stay that this particular piece of furniture will probably be for the wife than it is for the husband. In fairness, there are plenty of people, regardless of gender, who are passionate about their clothes and have…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Fondness over aged things is not uncommon. Some say it’s classy, some just like the look of it, and then there are those who actually love to collect vintage stuff. If you are someone who just loves aged or old stuff, odds are you also love aged furniture too. As an ardent lover of vintage objects, while you can always buy old furniture from flea markets, garage sales or from an online store, you might also want to know if there is a way you can give your furniture an aged look. That said, there are multiple ways to transform your furniture into a finely aged item. But depending on the look that you are going for, the technique may vary. For example, if you are a ‘shabby chic’ kinda person, you may like a weathered look on your furniture. Luckily there is a technique to transform your furniture in…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Living in Dhaka City is not easy on the wallet. More than half the population lives in rental apartments. One needs to contribute a major portion of their income for rent. Most people can only ever dream of having a house of their own. Thus, in a place where rent is the norm, strong tenancy rights, landlord laws, its efficient uptake and the responsibilities of landlords becomes necessary for smooth operations of the city’s housing situation.   The landlord vs. tenant dispute is a widespread phenomenon even though there are laws to serve as a blueprint for basic interactions. Despite the laws and acts, there are some primary duties that every landlord or homeowner should perform or follow. Sometimes it seems like there are no rules in this regard since there is no regulatory body for monitoring the impulsive activities of so many landlords. Do’s – The Responsibilities of Landlords…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Finding an office space that you really like can be quite difficult. And even if you are finally able to find one, you need to consider its location. After all, having an office near your home has many benefits. What’s better than having an office near your home? Having it in your home! There is also another type of businesses that can benefit a lot from a home office, startups. Because of limited funds, a home office can be the perfect place to work while your business grows. For this and many other reasons, many choose to set up an office in their home. And if you have a home office, you need to decorate it. That is why we are here today with some functional and wonderful tips on home office design. Utilize All the Spaces Many times, a ‘home office’ is usually a corner or sector of your…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Buying a house is tiring and exceptionally difficult. Selling your own house is just as difficult. So many concerns and thoughts enter the mind when you decide to sell your place. And if you don’t prepare properly, you’ll start to think to yourself ‘Should I really sell the place?’ these thoughts of doubt take up time as good buyers slip out of your grasp. So let’s take a look at some of the things to consider before selling your house. Is the price you set correct? As the owner … you really have to be the one to set the price… It’s very important to know the lower limit of your price before entering the market to avoid multiple issues between seller and buyer. The owner will never want to sell at an extremely low price while the buyer will always think the price for the house is too high.…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you know how much it costs per unit of energy spent? According to the Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (BPDC), for the first 50 units spent, it costs BDT 3.50 per unit. And if you go over 50 units, the charge is instead BDT 4 per unit. Charge per unit keeps going up. And then you have to keep in mind demand charge, VAT and things like that. So the best way to save ourselves from these expenses is to reduce our usage of electricity. There is no shortage in the appliances using electricity; something we notice every time there is load-shedding. So we spend a lot, but do you know which equipment pulls the most load or how to reduce your electricity bill? Let’s find out more… Refrigerator No matter how much electricity the TV, fans, lights oven and computer use, they’re generally on for small periods of…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Two Eids a year! We have Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha. And among them, Eid ul-Adha, or Qurbani Eid, is an incredibly busy time. The house is full of guests and the kitchen, meat. No matter how you work, somehow the house becomes a complete mess. Your kitchen is probably ready by now, as it should! After all, a lot goes on in the kitchen during Qurbani Eid, from dividing up Qurbani meat to storing it in the refrigerator. However, cleaning the kitchen isn’t enough during your post Eid cleaning; other rooms need your attention too. Post Eid cleaning is an important step in getting your life back on track after a busy few days. So once the rush is over, pick up the cleaning materials and begin tidying things up one by one. Let’s see how you can do just that! Kitchen Dividing up Qurbani meat requires the use…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Eid is a busy time, Qurbani Eid even more so. It starts with the visit to the haat (Eid’s livestock market) to find livestock of our liking, taking it back home, caring for it till the day, performing Qurbani, distributing it to family and the needy, cooking; the list goes on. With all the things that need doing, it’s important to stay prepared to stay in control of the situation. Most of the tasks are home related and so can be done by yourself. All you need to do to prepare your home for Eid is find yourself some time and some drive. Keep your kitchen clean The busiest place during both Eids is without a doubt the kitchen and there are a lot of different issues you can handle there yourself. We’ve already covered the basics of cleaning your kitchen. The kitchen is already going to see a lot…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Preventing the spread of dengue fever has unofficially become a national emergency. Thousands of people in 59 districts have been afflicted with the dengue virus in just the first seven months of 2019, and the time to stop it from becoming an epidemic is almost running out. Dengue prevention, as it stands, can be difficult, but not impossible. What we need to do is take care of the problem at its source; mosquito infestations. Source of Virus & Current State “More than 7,000 men, women, and children have been admitted to the hospital solely in July” Aedes mosquitoes or as many refer to it as, dengue mosquitoes are the main carriers of this virus, spread dengue to humans through a bite. According to the World Health Organization, they are daytime feeders, and are especially active during early morning and just before dusk. However, a regular mosquito can also become a…