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Top 10 Skincare Tips for your skin this summer
As the summer rages on, protect your skin so you don’t have to suffer from the season’s skin problems. It’s the (hopefully) end of summer and while the monsoon should be here soon, for now the heat continues unabated. Fortunately, your skin needn’t take the brunt of the heat this season. We have for you, some tips that’ll help keep your skin fresh and dewy, even as the mercury continues to stay high. Top 10 – Skincare tips for the summer 1. Stay hydrated. Your body tends to lose a lot of moisture in the summer, so it’s important to regularly replenish the H2O. Drink a lot of water and liquids and your skin will stay soft and moisturised as well. 2. Sun protection. If you can, try and stay indoors between 11am and 3pm. That’s when the sun’s rays are the strongest and can have an adverse effect on your skin. Also, don’t forget to apply that all-important sunscreen 30 minutes before you step out. If you’ve been out in the sun for a few hours, touch it up again so you’re well protected. 3. Use a toner. It’s important to keep your pores closed and skin cool by […]
7 Christmas Activities Your Family Will Love
Whether your crew is in the mood to get active (candy cane hunts! snowman bowling!) or wants to cozy up and try their luck with a few board games, you’ll definitely want to set aside a Saturday night or two for these holiday game changers. Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? Forget Halloween mummy races — this Frozen adaptation is perfect for the Christmas season. You’ll need a few rolls of toilet paper, black and orange construction paper, and tape; cut out two black circles for snowman eyes and an orange triangle for a nose. To play, you’ll need one brave volunteer to transform into the snowman. The other players will wrap this volunteer in TP and then tape on the eyes and nose. Racing is optional, but if competition is your gang’s thing, the first team to complete their Olaf wins! Source: goodhousekeeping.com Make Gingerbread Houses Making houses out of gingerbread seems to have stemmed from Hansel and Gretel, the German fairytale published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm. So crafting gingerbread houses is one old-fashioned activity to try with your kids, and the possibilities are endless. Ingredients Build your dream house in an […]
How to get rid of Ants
3 Common Items for getting rid of Ants From adhesive tape to vinegar, these 13 common items will tackle your ant problem and help you get rid of ants for good. Adhesive Tape ISTOCK/DONNICHOLS Is an army of ants marching toward the cookie jar on your countertop or some sweet prize in your pantry? Create a “moat” around the object by surrounding it with adhesive tape placed sticky side up. Basters ISTOCK/PENG LI If you’ve had it with sharing your living quarters with roaches or ants, give them the heave-ho by sprinkling boric acid along any cracks or crevices where you’ve spotted the intruders. Use a baster to blow small amounts of the powder into hard-to-reach corners and any deep voids you come across. Note: Keep in mind that boric acid can be toxic if ingested by young children or pets. Chalk ISTOCK/DIANA TALIUN Keep ants at bay by drawing a line around home entry points. The ants will be repelled by the calcium carbonate in the chalk, which is actually made up of ground-up and compressed shells of marine animals. Scatter powdered chalk around garden plants to repel ants and slugs. See more uses for Chalk. Flour ISTOCK/VIKIF Sprinkle […]
Spacecraft that converts junk to fuel?
It turns out that the sky is full of space debris, which poses a threat to craft and satellites orbiting Earth. A team of scientists at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China have come up with a way to remedy this. They’ve developed a spacecraft that collects the debris in a wide-cast net and uses it as fuel to propel itself forward. This technically means it could keep cleaning forever, unless an unforeseen event brings its efforts to an untimely end. Lasers have been developed for eliminating larger pieces of space junk, however aren’t designed for smaller bits that are harder to locate and track. That’s where Lei Lan and her team come into the picture. The team came up with a way to use the breakdown of debris as a source of fuel. Pieces that are less than 10cm (approximately four inches) in size are caught in a net and then passed through a ball mill. This is a rotating cylinder that pulverizes the junk into a fine powder. It is then heated and passed through a system that sorts out the positive from the negatively charged ions. The positive are pushed through an electric field which increases their overall […]