Parvez Shaikh

16,559 Added | 12 Magazines | 340 Likes | 809 Following | 934 Followers | @parvezish | Professional happiness chaser.  Traveler, writer.

Dr. Deepak Chopra Shares His Tips for Managing Anxiety and Making a Personal Transformation

There are few authors who are as popular and prolific as Dr. Deepak Chopra.<p>A frontrunner of integrative medicine and personal transformation, he …

Meditation

Simon’s Cat Logic Explains the Importance of Properly Playing With Your Indoor Cat

In “Learn to Play Cat” from the wonderfully informative series “Simon’s Cat Logic“, illustrator Simon Toland shares stories about his own cats and …

Cats

Mental health data shows stark difference between girls and boys

There is a discrepancy between emotional problems perceived by parents and the feelings expressed by their children<p>A snapshot view of NHS and other data on child and adolescent mental health reveals a stark difference along gender lines.<p>As reported earlier this week, the results of a study by …

Mental Health

Why are good men so hard to find?

Spend a little time with single women in their early to mid-30s, and you'll be grateful you're not one of them. The relationship scene is even more dismal today than when I was their age. All the women want serious relationships that lead to marriage, but many of the men they meet do not. All too …

Relationships

17 Incredible Places That Are Perfect For Traveling Solo

What are you waiting for?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

National Parks

Does the Sound of Noisy Eating Drive You Mad? Here’s Why

<i>This article originally appeared on Time.com</i><p>If you’ve ever been tempted to confront someone slurping their soup in a restaurant, or if a person …

Neuroscience

We Can't Look Away From These Breathtakingly Beautiful Photos of Suki the Traveling Cat

I get my travel inspiration from a lot of people and places, but I never thought I'd get it from a cat. Enter Suki, whose travels are well documented on her owner's Instagram and who makes trotting the globe look so very glamorous. The Canadian kitty is a Bengal cat with crazy-beautiful eyes and an …

Cats

Ikigai is the Japanese secret to a long and happy life – and it promises to boost your wellbeing

This is the new lifestyle trend to try...<p><b>If you tried the Danish concept of hygge last year, embracing the joy of cosiness, then it's time to turn</b> …

Happiness

This may be the reason why so many women cheat on their husbands

Here’s something people don’t like to talk about: cheating. Many of us have had some experience here, and whether you’ve cheated or been cheated on — …

Relationships

This Is the Happiest Country in the World

What makes a nation's people happy? According to a new report by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), it's factors like GDP per …

Happiness

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

21 Truths About Cats Only Cat Owners Really Understand

Every cat has a "jogging" hour and a "knocking off" hour.

Cats

A Mix of Tradition and Trend in Kabul

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect,” Loulou d’Aki said. The Swedish photographer, who is based in Athens, has worked extensively in the Middle East. Before this summer, however, she had never been to Afghanistan.<p>She was inspired to visit after working on stories about Afghan people in Iran and …

Kabul

Hang Out With Happy People—It Might Be Contagious

You can actually catch a good mood or a bad mood from your friends, according to a recent study in the journal <i>Royal Society Open Science</i>. But that …

Depression

Recipe: Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Chicken<p>Serves 8 to 12; makes 6 cups<p>1 (16-ounce) container refrigerated fresh tomato salsa, divided <br>2 pounds boneless, …

Cooking

Steve Irwin's Son Takes Stunning Photos Of The Wildlife His Family Helps Protect

The teen was inspired by his dad, who always carried a camera while traveling.<p>Robert Irwin, the 13-year-old son of wildlife conservationist and “The Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, is continuing his dad’s love of photography with his own stunning work.<p>Robert takes gorgeous photos of the wildlife …

Photography

Women are actually happier with less attractive men

According to a new study.<p>When it comes to relationships, you might assume that happy couples are usually evenly matched on the looks front.<p>However, …

Florida State University

When You Should Cut a Toxic Parent Out of Your Life

Cutting someone out of your life is usually difficult, but if that person is your parent, the process can be much harder. However, if the …

Parenting

Dressing Like An Adult: Casual Edition

<i>Attempting to unpack what it means to dress your age in a casual context</i><p>I’m coming up on a birthday next month. And it’s not just any birthday: it’s …

Clothing

Even old age can’t dent my mum’s sexual appetite

There was an electrician, a wrestler, a couple of property developers, a fur dealer, a couple of journalists … Aged nearly 90, men are still her hobby, and she encourages me to have affairs too<p>One day, aged 12, I forgot my packed lunch for school, so I walked home at lunchtime. But as I put my hand …

Love

Nepal Visa Requirements: Do Indians Need a Visa to Enter Nepal?

Do Indians require a visa to enter Nepal? I hear this question many times. Here's what you need to know about Nepal visa requirements for Indians.<p>As …

Immigration

Contrary Help For Those Suffering From Depression, Works In As Little As 24 Hours

Could not sleeping actually help those who suffer from depression feel better? According to a recent study, released from the Perelman School of …

Depression

Using Ultraviolet Light to Make Nature Fluoresce in Photos

Ultraviolet photography is something that relatively few photographers explore, but it’s a fascinating realm to explore with less of an investment in …

Tutorials

The Truth About Almond And Peanut Butter, According To Nutritionists

In recent years, almond butter was somehow anointed the chosen nut butter among health-conscious eaters, who smear it on their sprouted breads and …

Vitamin E

iFixit offers closeup look at what’s inside the iPhone 8

As it does every year, the folks at iFixit are tearing apart Apple’s latest and greatest devices to see what exactly has changed beneath the surface. Kicking off this year’s series of teardowns is the iPhone 8, and while not a lot has changed, there are a few things worth noting…<p>While Apple had …

IPhone 8

6 Crispy Chicken Recipes to Satisfy Nugget Cravings

When that chicken nugget craving hits, it's impossible to shake. Until you get some crispy chicken in your life, you'll be singing alone in your bedroom: "I can't live, if living is without you, I can't liiiiiiiiiive, I can't give any more." (No, just us?) But instead of racing to the nearest fast …

Chicken Recipes

What if Everything You Think About Cats Is Wrong?

A study of feline behavior shows that cats can be taught—despite their reputation for being untrainable and aloof.<p>This story appears in the October 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>For those who’ve long wondered if their cats regard them merely as kibble dispensers, a report in the journal</i> …

Cats

This rare genetic disease keeps you awake until you die

A woman and her husband completely changed career paths to study a deadly disease that killed her mother she learned she inherited.<p>Sonia Vallabh was …

Medicine

Your photos just underwent a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what you need to know.

If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs.<p>At its developers’ conference earlier this year, Apple announced that it would be switching over to a high-efficiency photo format with the release of its next operating system. HEIF promises the same quality …

iOS

8 signs you're the problem in your relationship

Humans are driven to find love and have happy relationships, but 50 percent of marriages end up in divorce — and many new singles find themselves wondering what went wrong.<p>We often blame our partners for our relationship distress, which may or may not be valid. Maybe it's time to take a closer look …

Relationships