Sunday, July 17, 2011


Studies have shown that music tends to have a profound effect on the body. Thus, music therapy is a form of healing where music is used to enhance one's physical, emotional and mental health.
Here are some benefits of music therapy.
  • Music therapy is beneficial in treating depression. Research has shown that people who suffered from depression and received music therapy showed a decrease in depressive symptoms as to those who did not indulge in music therapy.
  • Pregnant women can benefit from music therapy as it has the power to ease their stress and reduce anxiety levels.
  • Research has shown that cancer patients tend to cope better with their illness.
  • Children suffering from learning and development problems can benefit from music therapy as it helps to stimulate learning and their creative abilities. It helps in controlling aggression and helps them to sleep better.
  • Music has the ability to lower blood pressure, slower the heart rate, reducing muscle tension and improvement in breathing.
Source- Bombay Times.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


  • Identify your skin tones. you should determine your skin tone before going foundation shopping.
  • Don't try to change the colour of your face by opting for a foundation that does not match your skin tone at all.
  • Look for a foundation that will sit well on your skin. For example, if you have oily skin then look for foundations that have words like OIL-FREE , OIL-CONTROL or MATTIFYING on the labels.If you have a dry skin , then look for words like HYDRATING and MOISTURE-FREE and MOISTURE-RICH.
  • Go to the makeup counter with a clean face. If you go with an 'already loaded with makeup face', it will be impossible to determine whether a foundation goes well with your complexion or not.
  • Try at least three shades of foundation closest to your original skin tone.

Information Source - Bombay Times
Image source - Photobucket

Saturday, July 2, 2011

SALT - (Tips)

1. If you drop a whole egg on the floor, pour salt all over the egg, let it sit for awhile, then use dustpan, the egg will come right up, without all that mess.

2. Soak stained hankies in salt water before washing.

3. Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away.

4. Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off easier.

5. Put a few grains of rice in your saltshaker for easier pouring.

6. Test the freshness of eggs in a cup of salt water; fresh eggs sink;bad ones float.

7. Add a little salt to your boiling water when cooking eggs; a cracked egg will stay in its shell this way.

8. A tiny pinch of salt with egg whites makes them beat up fluffier.

9. Soak wrinkled apples in a mildly salted water solution to perk them up.

10. Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your flapjacks won't stick.

11. Soak toothbrushes in salt water before you first use them; they will last longer.

12. Use salt to clean your discolored coffee pot.

13. Mix salt with turpentine to whiten you bathtub and toilet bowl.