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Top 10 Skincare tips for Summer

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Come summer, and we women worry a lot about how the sun lashes out on our skin. True, skincare tips for the summer are plenty but what about the hushed secrets - yes, those tried and tested family secrets that are passed on from mother to daughters? [ALSO READ: How to NEVER EVER GIVE UP on the spiritual path]

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Here are some that are totally easy to do. Best of all, these are effective and bring on a feel-good factor in the peak of summer.

1. Replace water with rosewater. It keeps your skin luminous and fragrant throughout the day. It's a good toner too.

2. Cleanse your skin by combining these ingredients - honey, milk, rosewater/rosepetals and turmeric. Add a dash of olive oil and yes, it feels wonderful.

3. Almond oil body baths are a must-have! You will smell delicious all day. This summer, skip all those body lotions & moisturizers! You will love the way almond oil pampers your skin all day!

4. Use a mixture of almond oil and olive oil for your fe…

5 Ways to make reading more fun for kids: Connect them to inspirational game changers!

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Reading is considered 'boring' by many children. Growing up around books is the best way to make your child feel comfortable and confident in the world of books.My biggest worry was that my son would feel the same way and I always ensured right from the time that he was two years old that I took him to the British Library. Here's one of Adi's earliest favorite books that he learned to read: Samira's Awful Lunch.

 So, what's the next step?

Connecting your child to game changers! Yes, that's probably the best thing you can do to take your child to the next level! Lets see how to do this step by step. Ready?



Enrol your kid in a good reading club
When I first enrolled my son Jyotiraditya for a Reading Club, I had no idea that he would enjoy it so much or that I would get useful 'expert' advice on how to take Adi's reading skills to the next level. 

At the British Council, I had interacted with several teachers who conduct workshops for kids and I loved t…

Five ways to take charge of your anger

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Anger is a self-destructive tool. Trust me, I know because I have lost my cool and it hasn't helped me in a constructive way. Does anger solve your problems?
If anger solved all the problems in the world, this world would have been a perfect place centuries ago
[READ: What is a mantra? | Adi Shankaracharya's teaching can transform your life]
                                       [Image by Samuel Silitonga on Pexels.com] Anger is self-destructive, don't find out the hard way!
Anger is a self-destructive tool, which does not help you to grow. When anger takes hold of you, learn to take a long, deep breath and don't act upon it. 1. Practice absolute silence. Stay away as far and as long as possible from whatever situation has ignited the anger till the mind is calm, still and able to reflect on the core issue more objectively. When the mind is still, when the thoughts are in your control, there is no scope for anger to rule you.
2. Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale so slow…