Does sharing less on social media make you more confident?

social media sharing

For quite sometime I have been holding myself back from sharing as much as I’d like to on my social media accounts because of one reason: what are people going to think of me if I post this picture or share this article? I’ve always loved using social media platforms. I would share pictures, articles and memes on Facebook on an almost daily basis, post stupid selfies on Instagram, add trivial moments on my Snapchat and comment on every passing…

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3 Phases you go through when you try asking directions on the roads of Karachi

directions roads Karachi

Every Karachiite knows that even if you’ve lived in Karachi all your life, it is impossible for you to remember all the twists and turns of its roads. Even Google maps fail to help you with the complicated street and road names. So, no matter how much you try to avoid it, you have to pull up at some point and ask people for directions. Luckily, everyone in this city is ever ready to help you, even if they aren’t…

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Life is helping me out but I’m in a state of not giving a damn

don't give a damn

It’s not that I haven’t had much to do in life. The past couple of months of my life have been very happening indeed, thank you very much. Here are some highlights: I got a new job I got duped by a person I thought was a friend when I was already at a low point in life. And that person knew it, in case you were wondering. #SedLyf My best friend got married! 😀 Oh, and a cousin too.…

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Fantasy fiction book review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

There are two reasons for me to write a book review: either I love it or hate it. The ones in between…meh who cares? Kidding. Three Dark Crowns was on my reading list for quite some time for the sole reason of it being a fantasy fiction. Even before I read it, I knew I was going to write a book review of it. It contradicts my earlier statement but sometimes you get that feeling right, where you just know…

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Pakistan won the CT17 and we are over the moon

pakistan c17

So the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 (CT17) was finally over on Sunday and not only did Pakistan make it to the finals, IT DEFEATED INDIA!!! If anything could make the final victory sweeter, that was it, especially after the humiliating defeat we suffered at its hands in the first match. The cherry on top? Pakistan defeated India from a bigger margin than the latter beat us from. 180 runs, say what? Everyone was over the moon, including the Pakistani Twitterati,…

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My department store cosmetics haul

department store cosmetics

When it comes to daily makeup regimen, spending on department store cosmetics is the most sensible thing to do. Why go to an expensive store when you can get them cheap right? With this thought in mind, I took a trip to the department store where I wandered around, peeking at rows of shelves while my mom bought the boring stuff. Here is what I ended up buying: (Note: None of the brands are endorsed) Face wipes   These are…

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Exfoliate your skin with a homemade sugar scrub

We all like to pamper ourselves. What we don’t like though, is spending tonnes of money on products. This is where homemade sugar scrubs come in as wallet saviours. The ‘recipes’ I’m sharing here are of sugar scrubs for lips, hands, and feet. And all it’s going to take is a 5 minute trip to your kitchen, a few ingredients, and glass or plastic jars. Sugar and honey lip scrub Ingredients: Petroleum jelly – 1 tsp Honey – 1 tsp…

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Heatwave in Karachi: 7 measures that can keep you safe

  It’s mid-April and Karachi is already on fire. Weather wise, I mean. Right now it is 38°C according to BBC. Yesterday it was 41°C. According to the Met department, the heatwave would match that of 2015, which killed hundreds of people.  Pretty scary…but not so much if you take adequate measures. Here’s a list of steps you need to take to protect yourself from the scorching heat. Stay indoors Avoid going out, especially during the day. Do not underestimate…

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