Want those luscious, soft glowing lips?

Are you tired of those chapped, dried lips?

Want to get rid of them?

Want to have that luscious, glowing soft pink lip that flatters anyone?

Hey, get along folks!

Here are simple tips to get those soft beautiful lips.

1. Avoid licking your lips with tongue.

2. Eat plenty of green vegetables and fruits rich in Vitamins.

3. Increase your water intake to maintain moisture levels within lip pores.

4. Apply lip balm containing Shea butter or jojoba oil extracts.

5. Use lip gloss that smoothen, moisturizes and softens the lips.

6. Use a lip liner or apply compact powder/foundation prior using a lipstick.

7. Avoid caffeinated beverages for dark lips.

Natural Remedies:

1. Universal effect – Apply honey a natural moisturizer, healer and antibacterial.

2. For cracked lips – apply olive oil mixed with beeswax.

3. For sun burnt lips – rub Aloe Vera gel that moisturizes the burnt lips.


20 Great Ways to Find More Free Time

“The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.”- Arthur Lacey

        Are there a hundred different things you wish you could do with your life someday — anything from exercising to meditation or yoga to writing that novel you always wished you could write to reading more to relaxing and watching the sunrise? But perhaps you never have the time, like most people.

        The truth is, we all have the same amount of time, and it’s finite and in great demand. But some of us have made the time for doing the things we love doing, and others have allowed the constant demands and pressures and responsibilities of life to dictate their days.

        It’s time to move from the second group back into the first. Reclaim your time. Create the life you want and make the most of the free time you lay claim to. It’s not hard, though it does take a little bit of effort and diligence.

        Not all of these will be applicable to your life — choose the ones you can apply and give them a try:

  1. Take a time out. Freeing up your time starts with taking a step back to take a good look at your life. You need to block off at least an hour. Several hours or half a day is better. A whole day would be awesome. A weekend would be even more ideal, though not necessary practical for many folks. With this block of time, take a look at your life with some perspective. Is it what you’ve always wanted? How would you get to where you’ve always wanted to be? What do you enjoy doing, but don’t have enough time to do? What things actually fill up your day? Are there things you could drop or minimize to make more time? We’ll look at some of these things in the following items, but it starts with taking a time out to think and plan.

  2. Find your essentials. What is it that you love to do? Make a short list of 4-5 things. These are the things you want to make room for.

  3. Find your time-wasters. What do you spend a lot of your time on that isn’t on your essential list? Take a close look at these things and really think about whether they’re necessary, or if there are ways to reduce, minimize or eliminate these things. Sometimes you do things because you assume they’re necessary, but if you give it some thought you can find ways to drop them from your life. Figure out what you do simply to waste time — maybe surfing certain sites, watching TV, talking a lot at the water cooler, etc. You’re going to want to minimize these time-wasters to make room for the more important stuff, the stuff that makes you happy and that you love to do.

  4. Schedule the time. As you sit down and think about your life and what you want to do, versus what you actually do, you will be looking at ways to free up time. It’s crucial that you take a blank weekly schedule (you can just write it out on a piece of paper, or use your calendar) and assign blocks for the things you love — the stuff on your essentials list. If you want to exercise, for example, when will you do it? Put the blocks of time on your schedule, and make these blocks the most important appointments of your week. Schedule the rest of your life around these blocks.

  5. Consolidate. There are many things you do, scattered throughout your day or your week, that you might be able to consolidate in order to save time. A good example is errands — instead of running one or two a day, do them all in one day to save time and gas. Another example is email, or any kind of communication — batch process your email instead of checking and reading and responding throughout the day. Same thing with meetings, paperwork, anything that you do regularly.

  6. Cut out meetings. This isn’t possible for everyone, but in my experience meetings take up a lot of time to get across a little information, or to make easy decisions that could be made via email or phone. As much as you can, minimize the number of meetings you hold and attend. In some cases this might mean talking to your boss and telling her that you have other priorities, and asking to be excused. In other cases this might mean asking the people holding the meeting if you can get the info in other ways. If so, you’ve saved yourself an hour or so per meeting (sometimes more).

  7. De clutter your schedule. If you have a heavily packed schedule, full of meetings and errands and tasks and projects and appointments, you’re going to want to weed it out so that it’s not so jam-packed. Find the stuff that’s not so essential and cancel them. Postpone other stuff. Leave big blank spaces in your schedule.

  8. Re-think your routine. Often we get stuck in a routine that’s anything but what we really want our days to be like. Is there a better way of doing things? You’re the creator of your life — make a new routine that’s more pleasant, more optimal, more filled with things you love.

  9. Cut back on email. I mentioned email in an earlier point above, regarding consolidating, but it’s such a major part of most people’s lives that it deserves special attention. How often do you check email? How much time do you spend composing emails? If you spend a major part of your work day on email, as many people do (and as I once did), you can free up a lot of time by reducing the time you spend in email. Now, this won’t work for everyone, but it can work for many people: choose 2-3 key times during the day to process your inbox to empty, and keep your responses to 5 sentences.

  10. Learn to say no. If you say “yes” to every request, you will never have any free time. Get super protective about your time, and say “no” to everything but the essential requests.

  11. Keep your list to 3. When you make out your daily to-do list, just list the three Most Important Tasks you want to accomplish today. Don’t make a laundry list of tasks, or you’ll fill up all your free time. By keeping your task list small, but populated only by important tasks, you ensure that you are getting the important stuff done but not overloading yourself.

  12. Do your Biggest Rock first. Of the three Most Important Tasks you choose for the day, pick the biggest one, or the one you’re dreading most, and do that first. Otherwise you’ll put that off as much as possible and fill your day with less important things. Don’t allow yourself to check email until that Big Rock is taken care of. It starts your day with a sense of major accomplishment, and leaves you with a lot of free time the rest of the day, because the most important thing is already done.

  13. Delegate. If you have subordinates or coworkers who can do a task or project, try to delegate it. Don’t feel like you need to do everything yourself. If necessary, spend a little time training the person to whom you’re delegating the task, but that little time spent training will pay off in a lot of time saved later. Delegating allows you to focus on the core tasks and projects you should be focusing on.

  14. Cut out distractions. What is there around your workspace that distracts you from the task at hand? Sometimes it’s visual clutter, or papers lying around that call for your attention and action, or email or IM notifiers on your computer that pop up at the wrong time, or the phone, or coworkers. See if you can eliminate as many of these as possible — the more you can focus, the more effective you’ll be and the less time you’ll waste. That equals time saved for the good stuff.

  15. Disconnect. The biggest of distractions, for most people, is the Internet. My most productive times are when I’m disconnected from the grid. Now, I’m not saying you need to be disconnected all the time, but if you really want to be able to effectively complete tasks, disconnect your Internet so you can really focus. Set certain times of the day for connectivity, and only connect during those periods.

  16. Outsource. If you can’t delegate, see if you can outsource. With the Internet, we can connect with people from all over the world. I’ve outsourced many things, from small tasks to checking email to legal work to design and editing work and more. That allows me to focus on the things I’m best at, the things I love doing, and saves me a lot of time.

  17. Make use of your mornings. I find that mornings are the absolute best times to schedule the things I really want to do. I run, read and write in the mornings — three of the four things on my Essentials List (spending time with family is the other thing on the list). Mornings are great because your day hasn’t been filled with a bunch of unscheduled, demanding, last-minute tasks that will push back those Essentials. For example, if you schedule something for late afternoon, by the time late afternoon rolls around, you might have a dozen other things newly added to your to-do list, and you’ll put off that late-afternoon Essential. Instead, schedule it for the morning, and it’ll rarely (if ever) get pushed back.

  18. The Golden Right-after-work Time. Other than mornings, I find the time just after work to be an incredible time for doing Essential things. Exercise, for example, is great in the 5-o’clock hour, as is spending time with family, or doing anything else relaxing.

  19. Your evenings. The time before you go to bed is also golden, as it exists every single day, and it’s usually completely yours to schedule. What do you want to do with this time? Read? Spend time with your kids? Work on a hobby you’re passionate about? Take advantage of this time.

  20. Lunch breaks. If the three golden times mentioned above don’t work for you, lunch breaks are another good opportunity to schedule things. Some people like to exercise, or to take quiet times, during their lunch breaks. Others use this time to work on an important personal goal or project.

8 Tips to Take Control of Your Weight

    Anyone who is overweight will testify that losing weight is not as easy as it seems. The people that are lean, or have gone from fat to skinny will say it’s just a matter of motivation and elbow grease. Although it is not as simple as that. Our environments have waged war on us. Their weapons are sedentary lives and trans fats of mass destruction. All is not lost though, here are some quick simple tips to get ahead!

    1. Substitute Water. Our bodies are about 65-70% water. It follows that water would be not only essential, but the best possibly choice of liquids to ingest. In fact, our bodies will sometimes simulate a hunger response, when in reality the body is craving hydration. When hungry, drink a glass or two of water to check if it suppresses your hunger.

    2. Chew Your Food. Chewing our food very slowly and deliberately has several benefits that are often overlooked. It gives us the ability to relax, and enjoy our meal. Slow chewing is the first, and highly important, step in a complex system of digestion. Besides, if we eat slowly, we might feel full before finishing the whole meal, and can leave the rest for the next meal.

    3. Exercise daily. How silly of me to include something as obvious as exercise. I did a 30 day trial with waking up, and walking for 30 minutes first thing in the morning. My journal records that I was feeling amazing during the period of time that I was following this habit.

    4. Publicize your intentions. Start a blog, join a forum, and have other people keep you accountable to help. Tell other people your plan, it would help you get the motivation to go with it!

    5. Create a food schedule. Plan your day so that you’re eating at approximately the same time each day. This scheduling will incorporate itself into your circadian rhythm, and aid in digestion.

    6. Do not over eat. Know your limit and stop eating when you are full. I have often been a victim of wanting to finish a meal so that it doesn’t go to waste. This has left me with many a stomach ache. Next time, doggy bag it for later, and don’t hurt yourself!

    7. Choose your snacks wisely. Put down the Lays® and cheese puffs. Pick up the apple and baby carrots. Make the right decision, I know you can do it.

    8. Lifestyle. Remember, it’s not about special diets, or special exercise programs. The real secret is in turning your health into a lifestyle, and focusing on this healthy lifestyle with every choice you make.

    How to Lose Weight Eating Bananas ???

    If you need to lose weight, there is no need to fret, you only need to know how to lose weight eating bananas.

    Adding bananas to your diet will help you to naturally increase your potassium and help you to feel full so that you can lose weight.

    You will hardly notice the additional bananas, but you will not eat as much and therefore will lose more weight.


  1. 1. **Eat A Banana in the Morning**

    Eat a banana before breakfast every morning. This will help you to feel full so that you eat less at breakfast. Bananas are very healthy and very filling.

  2. 2. **Eat A Banana at Lunch**

    Eat a banana before you eat lunch every afternoon. If you need to lose weight, you must reduce the amount that you eat. Eating a banana will help you to feel full so that you eat less and you will then lose weight.

  3. 3. **Eat A Banana in the Afternoon**

    Eat a banana in the afternoon when you would normally have an afternoon snack. Bananas make a great snack. You will lose more weight if you eat every couple of hours. You body will always feel full and will not go into starvation mode when it starts to store fat.

  4. 4. **Eat A Banana at Dinner**

    Eat a banana at dinner every night. You will not be able to eat a fattening cheeseburger, fries and a milkshake if you eat a banana first. The less fattening food you eat, the more weight you will lose.

  5. 5.  **Eat A Banana in the Evening**

    Eat a banana every evening before you go to bed. You will not have any middle of the night cravings and will not get up for a mid night snack. You will be able to lose more weight and feel full at the same time.

  6. Weight Watchers Menu

      So you want to "Stay in Shape". Here are some simple meal menu plans appropriate for Indians.

      Menu Planner 1

      Morning :

      • 1 cup of tea/coffee (without sugar)

              Breakfast :

            • 2 bread slices/dalia 1 bowl/1 egg omelets

            • 1 cup of milk

            • 1 seasonal fruit.

                    Lunch :

                  • 1 chapatti

                  • Rice half plate/1 chapatti

                  • Dal 1 katori

                  • Vegetable 1 katori

                  • Buttermilk (mattha) 1 Katori/Dahi half katori

                  • 1 cucumber /radish.

                          Evening :

                        • 1 cup of tea

                        • 2 namkeen biscuits/upma half katori/roasted grama (chana) 50 gms.

                                Dinner :

                              • 2 chapaties

                              • Dal 1 katori

                              • Vegetable 1 Katori

                              • Buttermilk (mattha) 1 katori/dahi half katori

                              • 1 cucumber/radish/carrot.

                                      Oil or ghee :

                                    • 3 teaspoons in the whole day for cooking only.

                                            Menu Planner 2

                                            Morning :

                                          • 1 glass of lemon water / tea / coffee (without sugar)

                                                  Breakfast :

                                                • 2 bread slices / dalia 1 bowl / chapatti and butter 1 teaspoon

                                                        Between 10-11am :

                                                      • 1 glass of lemon water / buttermilk / tea / coffee (without sugar)

                                                              Lunch :

                                                            • 2 chapaties

                                                            • Dal 1 katori

                                                            • Dahi 1 katori

                                                            • Green vegetable, salad 1 plate, 1 fruit.

                                                                    Evening :

                                                                  • 1 cup of tea (without sugar)

                                                                  • 2 namkeen biscuits.

                                                                          Dinner :

                                                                        • 2 ordinary chapaties

                                                                        • Meat curry / fish curry / chicken 1 katori / dal 1 katori

                                                                        • Green vegetable / salad

                                                                        • 1 fruit.

                                                                                Before going to bed :

                                                                              • 1 glass milk (without sugar ).

                                                                                      Oil or ghee :

                                                                                    • 3 teaspoons in the whole day for cooking only

                                                                                    EATING FOR LIFE x EATING IS NOT LIFE.

                                                                                        (Consult Doctor before going for this diet and get some lab test done to make sure that you are right candidate for this program)

                                                                                        Breakfast:   (To be taken once you are hungry, but not in a casual way)


                                                                                      1. Raw fruits: Mosambi, Orange (Any other citrus fruits) & papaya as much as you feel like. Apple, pineapple, pomegranate: one or limited.

                                                                                      2. White egg only : Boiled/Bull’s eye/Omelets with vegetables- 2/3 as you feel like.

                                                                                      3. Coffee/Tea: Black or with zero fat milk without sugar, “Equal” or other Sugar Free may be added- a big mug or in two medium portions (7:00 am & 9:00 am).

                                                                                      4. If you wish you can have plain yogurt made of zero fat milk no addition of salt and sugar.

                                                                                          10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

                                                                                            1. ½ litre of Buttermilk made out of zero fat milk without sugar.


                                                                                          1. Plenty of vegetables (Unlimited): Raw/Half boiled/Cooked/Sambar (Have only vegetables out of that)/ Soaked in     buttermilk

                                                                                          2. Green leaves

                                                                                          3. White eggs

                                                                                          4. Chicken/Fish (Grilled/Tandoori/Dry without much coatings with flour, avoid curry)

                                                                                          3:00 – 6:00 PM:

                                                                                          1.  ½ litre of Buttermilk made out of Zero fat milk without sugar.

                                                                                          2. Coffee/Tea: Black or with zero fat milk without sugar, “Equal” may be added- a big mug or in two medium portions     (Not after     6:00 PM)

                                                                                          Dinner: (Should be taken at least 2 hrs. before you go to sleep)

                                                                                          1. Plenty of Vegetables (Unlimited):Raw/Half boiled/Cooked/Sambar (Have only    vegetables out of that)/ Soaked in     buttermilk

                                                                                          2. Green leaves

                                                                                          3. White eggs

                                                                                          4. Chicken/Fish

                                                                                          10:00 PM:

                                                                                          1. Fruits (Citrus+Papaya)

                                                                                          Things to Avoid:

                                                                                          1. Rice, Wheat and other cereals except tender maize

                                                                                          2. Pulses: All dals except Red gram Tender

                                                                                          3. Sugar, Jaggery, Honey

                                                                                          4. Potato & other tubers (including carrot)

                                                                                          5. Drinks : Coke & other aerated beverages (alcohol)

                                                                                          6. Nuts: Cashew, Almonds,Groundnut, coconut

                                                                                          7. Animal fats: Buffalo milk, Red meat, Prawns

                                                                                          8. Fruits: Banana, Mango, Custard apple, Sapota, Jackfruit, Grapes

                                                                                          Tips to Follow:

                                                                                    • Don’t eat until you are hungry, especially breakfast.

                                                                                    • Never drink fruits always eat fruits.

                                                                                    • Drink plenty of water but not juices and aerated drinks

                                                                                    • Use Fork & Knife never use hands.

                                                                                    • Chew the food well at least more than 10 times, never gulp in.

                                                                                    • Complete the dinner at least couple of hours before going to bed and try to pass urine before dinner and also drink enough water   to make sure you should be able to pass clear urine of good quantity before you go to bed.

                                                                                    • Eat fibre containing food first. Protein containing food next, Drink plenty of water & give a short break. Finally if you are still feeling hungry then eat carbohydrates as less as possible, that too fried carbohydrates like Dosa/Poori. Take Complex Carbohydrates available in Fruits & Vegetables but not pure carbohydrates like Rice, Idly, Pongal.

                                                                                    • If given a choice don’t go for boiled carbohydrates, go for fried  complex carbohydrates.

                                                                                    • Always try to note the food i.e log book, whatever you consume either liquids, solids, snacks, sweets whatever, by going through this either you can find where you have committed a fault or else we can help in figuring out where you are going wrong without your knowledge.

                                                                                    • Whenever you are going to have some thing (Liquids/Solids) see that the following four criteria should be fulfilled.

                                                                                      1. High fibre

                                                                                      2. High Protein

                                                                                      3. Zero Carbohydrate

                                                                                      4. Plenty of water.

                                                                                          Things to Observe

                                                                                    • Daily bowel movement once without much constipation systems.

                                                                                    • One need to drink sufficient water to have urine 4-5 times & it should be white and clear.

                                                                                    • Initial few weeks one may come across headache, irritability & weakness. But all these will vanish if you follow strictly.

                                                                                    • In case of any fever or throat infection or antibiotics ingestion one should switch over to the normal routine diet with good amount of Carbohydrates and once you are out of problem try to restart/revert back to this diet. This diet is for ever not for few months or so, start with this only when you like this or when you are really convinced and committed to this program. If you follow irregularly you may gain more weight, please don’t do that.

                                                                                          Orientation for the Gym / Exercise:

                                                                                    • Just go for Walking, Jogging, Swimming with Aerobics for 45 mins to 2 hours. Don’t go for weight lifting or muscle pumping exercises.

                                                                                    • At the most weights might require toning up the Triceps in the hands, Buttocks & Back of the thighs only.

                                                                                    7 Day Diet Plan–Reduce Weight about 5kgs–7kgs.

                                                                                    Diets come and go like fashion fads.

                                                                                    However this diet plan has found many supporters and fans in Jakarta. This was supposedly developed for the staff of General Motors for its employees to be more fit and agile.

                                                                                    I spoke to a friend who had followed this diet and he was very enthusiastic about it and had lost 3kg in 7days. He however had a word of caution for people above 50 who should follow it only with doctors approval. He observed that this plan was more effective for non-vegetarians as it is a vegetarian diet for 7 days. The soups were the best part and he still enjoys them after the completing the diet. We have for you this 7-days diet plan.

                                                                                    The followers of this plan are increasing day-by-day all over the world.

                                                                                    This plan if followed in the prescribed manner is likely to reduce 5Kgs. to 7Kgs. of your weight within 7 days.


                                                                                    Diet Plan

                                                                                    Day 1:

                                                                                    All Fruits and Juices, Eat as much as you can , but avoid BANANAS

                                                                                    Did you know : Day 1 helps you to get rid of your 0.5kg.  to 1kg. of  your  weight.

                                                                                    Day 2:

                                                                                    Vegetables & Vegetables Soup. Vegetables may be boiled or can be taken raw with little salt & pepper.

                                                                                    Did you know :  Raw food include all the nutritive contents  that is needed by the human body.

                                                                                    Day 3:

                                                                                    You can have  Fruits , Vegetables & Vegetable Soups.

                                                                                    Did you Know : Fruits & Fruit juices help our body to get rid of maximum toxins that are formed in our body itself.

                                                                                    Day 4:

                                                                                    8 Bananas & 4 glasses of milk. It is likely that you may not be able to consume all the bananas.

                                                                                    Did you Know : Bananas are the only fruits which contain readily available glucose required for our body.

                                                                                    Day 5:

                                                                                    Have 4 red tomatoes & sprouts.

                                                                                    Did you know : Sprouts are full of  proteins. Tomatoes help in supplying the calcium content.

                                                                                    Day 6:

                                                                                    1 Big Boiled Potato with a pat of butter & Soup made up of Sprouts.

                                                                                    Did you Know : The best form of potatoes to be consumed are BOILED POTATOES. Never try the Fried version of it.

                                                                                    Day 7:

                                                                                    Baked or Boiled Vegetables and Red Polished Rice .

                                                                                    Did you Know : SUGAR adds to your weight .

                                                                                    Drink lots of water throughout.

                                                                                    Tea or Coffee may taken but without sugar.