10 Uncommmon & Weird Phobias that Exist

10 Uncommmon & Weird Phobias that Exist

A phobia is defined as an abnormal, irrational and extreme fear of something or a situation, despite knowing the fact that it is actually not dangerous or harmful. But then a phobia is a phobia , you still run miles away from it. Typically one  has fear of heights, cockroaches,water ,etc. but there are some weird phobias that actually exist. Read the list to know. Xocolataphobia :  Fear of Choclates Now you must be wondering how can people fear from choclates?? But yeah it exists. This fear is most commonly suffered by young children and would usually go away by teen years. Omphalophobia – Fear of navels As weird as it sounds, some people do have this phobia where they can’t touch their own or others’ belly buttons. In fact, the very idea of a belly button, or simply seeing one is also feared by people who suffer from this phobia. Sounds more creepy! Gamophobia – Fear of commitment Gamophobia is not just having “cold feet” at the thought of marriage; it is the morbid fear at the idea of committing for life. People who suffer from this phobia prefer being bachelors/spinsters for life, or staying in a committed relationship without ever tying the knot. Genophobia/Erotophobia – fear of sexual relations Genophobic individuals though, the mere thought of getting intimate with someone induces a full blown panic attack. An attempted sexual contact can even bring on symptoms of intense anxiety in the sufferers. Rape, prior sexual abuse or molestation especially in one’s childhood years can all lead to an intense fear of sex phobia. Childhood cases of molestation lead...
The new Swachh Bharat Ad is giving out a powerful message

The new Swachh Bharat Ad is giving out a powerful message

The Swacch Bharat campaign initiated by our honorable Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is yet again making the rounds all over the world with its new appealing and influential novel AD which is named ” Khat Aaya Hai”. We all are well versed with the campaign’s main objective which came into force with the timeline of five years. The new persuasive AD talks about the dirt which is catapulted everywhere by the common man without realizing the dire consequences our country has been facing. It shows a mailman talking to a man sweeping the road about the inhuman demeanor of people in our country towards the environment. In the first scene itself, we hear the mailman telling the sweeper that ” Mohandada, aap saf karte rahoge aur log kachra phenkta rahenge, Kuch nahi hoga is desh ka” which is a striking and a persuasive line and is bound to give a setback to the viewers of the advertisement. The sweeper replies to the mailman by saying”Ho sakta hai bas thodi aur safai karni padegi” which is another vista statement around which the AD revolves. Also, we get to witness the mailman following the sweeper’s words by going to every doorstep in his locality and delivering letters on behalf of Bharat (World). The same letter which is delivered to everybody talks about the good deeds that people reading the letter had done to protect the environment. In other words, it is an appreciation and a thanking letter to all of them to make them realize the importance of keeping their surroundings clean. At the end of the ad, we end up seeing...
10 Best Hookah Flavours

10 Best Hookah Flavours

Al Fakher Mint We knew that Al Fakher Mint would be on this list going in. Mint can be mixed with nearly every flavor on earth and Al Fakher’s version is the best authentic mint flavor around. Others might have a cooler finish or a stronger flavor, but no one has been able to reproduce that essential fresh mint flavor like Al Fakher. Congrats to Al Fakher Mint on being the most popular shisha flavor of all time. Tangiers Noir Cane Mint Tangiers Cane Mint is the undisputed champion of all Tangiers flavors. Back when their flavors had a much more limited availability we would sell out of this flavor within a few hours of getting it back in stock. Nowadays it’s easier to keep this great tasting Peppermint inspired shisha flavor in stock and on our shelves. If you are looking to wade into the waters of Tangiers shisha, Noir Cane Mint is a great place to begin your adventure. We highly recommend smoking Tangiers with a Harmony Bowl or an Alien Mini Phunnel Bowl. Starbuzz Blue Mist Starbuzz’s flagship shisha flavor and a favorite of hookah newbies and veterans alike, Blue Mist is the coca cola of shisha flavors. It’s available everywhere, everyone has tried it, and it continues to be a best-seller throughout the years because it’s just that good. A delicious mix of sweet blueberry and cool mint, Blue Mist is a great flavor to suggest to someone who is just starting in the world of hookah. Nakhla Double Apple Double Apple (also referred to as Two Apples) is the flavor of choice for traditional...
Negative effects of smoking on health

Negative effects of smoking on health

Negative effects of smoking on health The immune system is the body’s way of protecting itself from infection and disease. Smoking compromises the immune system, making smokers more likely to have respiratory infections. Smoking also causes several autoimmune diseases, including Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. It may also play a role in periodic flare-ups of signs and symptoms of autoimmune diseases. Smoking doubles your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis Recent studies show a direct relationship between tobacco use and decreased bone density. Smoking is one of many factors—including weight, alcohol consumption, and activity level—that increase your risk for osteoporosis, a condition in which bones weaken and become more likely to fracture.The chemicals in tobacco smoke harm your blood cells and damage the function of your heart. Breathing tobacco smoke can even change your blood chemistry and damage your blood vessels. As you inhale smoke, cells that line your body’s blood vessels react to its chemicals. Your heart rate and blood pressure go up and your blood vessels thicken and narrow.Every cigarette you smoke damages your breathing and scars your lungs. Smoking is as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body. Research has linked smoking to an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve damage, all of which can lead to blindness. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. About 70 of them are known to cause cancer. Smoking cigarettes is the number-one risk factor for lung cancer. But, smoking can affect your entire body, and is known to cause cancer. There is no such thing as a safe cigarette. People...
10 skin problems and solutions

10 skin problems and solutions

Scars- a mark left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed.  1. Mix some baking soda with some water in a bowl to a thick paste.2. Apply this paste all over your face as a facial mask for 20 minutes.3. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Blemishes- Blemishes refer to dark marks or skin discoloration left behind due to acne whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. They usually develop on the face, back, chest or upper arms but generally can spread on any part of the body with hair follicles or pores. 1. Blend some oatmeal with water, to make a thick paste.2. Apply the paste to your face as a facial mask.3. Let it dry for 15 minutes. Later, wash it off with lukewarm water and towel dry your face. Acne- a skin condition characterized by red pimples on the skin, especially on the face, due to inflamed or infected sebaceous glands and prevalent chiefly among adolescents. 1. Make a good mixture of cucumber juice and tomato pulp and apply it for 15 minutes.2. Then wash it off. Pimple marks- defects of the skin known as “pock marks,” or dents. 1. Mix sandalwood powder with milk or rose water and make a fine paste out of that.2. Apply this paste on your face.3. Wash your face after an hour using cold water. Sunburns- reddening, inflammation, and, in severe cases, blistering and peeling of the skin caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. 1. Take some egg white, pour it into a bowl, and add...
All you need is CHOCOLATE !

All you need is CHOCOLATE !

“Seven days without chocolate makes one weak”. This quote applies to me, don’t know about you! When the word chocolate comes to our mind, we start drooling. Imagine a world of chocolate; every stuff in it is made up of chocolate; chocolate fountain, chocolate walls, etc… This is the dream that every chocolate lover wishes to come true. However, people try to resist eating it because of its weight gaining reputation. Well, everything has got something negative associated with it. However, there are some positive aspects as well that may change your mind about chocolate. Preparation of Chocolate: Chocolate is a sweet edible substance that is prepared from Theobroma cacao seeds after they are fermented, dried and roasted. Since the cacao seeds have a strong bitter taste, they are fermented before converting them to chocolate so as to add the necessary flavour. It is made in the form of a block, liquid or paste and is also used as a flavouring agent in other foods. Types of Chocolates and their preferences:   White Chocolate – Contains sugar, milk, and other flavourings. Does not contain cocoa solids, thus is not considered chocolate by many people. Since, Theobromine is not there, it can be consumed by animals. Delivers mild and pleasant flavour. Used to make Panna Cotta, Chocolate Mousse, and other deserts.   Milk Chocolate – Contains condensed milk, sugar along with cocoa powder. It is sweet in taste and is used to give the product a creamier taste. Females prefer milk chocolate more than males according to a survey. Also, it is the most consumed chocolate type across the world....