Author: Hadiqa Inam

Future Biochemist. Ailurophile. Writer. Poet. Graphic Designer. Volunteer. Dreamer... And Marvel movies! Creativity is intelligence having fun

Do you have a sedentary job that requires you to sit for long hours? Perhaps a busy schedule with back-to-back classes? My favourite lesson at school was sports. We had forty minutes to do whatever we wanted. Be it talk, play sports, walk or let’s be honest, bully juniors. I loved skipping rope with my friends. We would compete and see who would jump the most. We were frank with the principal too, so we often had her skip ropes with us. I am sure a lot of you jumped ropes too in school. It is ironic how we played…

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Cellulite, another one of the problems just for females! Often, I have wondered why females have to face the problems they do just because they are ‘females.’ Look around yourself. Females face discrimination, inequality and unfair treatment because of their gender in all environments. There has been a slight improvement of course, but you will still see several examples. Take, for instance, a working mom who has to go to her job as well as look after her family. If she tries to complain, everyone says she should quit the job. There is a monthly punishment for ladies too in…

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Double chins! I believe I do not need to tell you how annoying it is, for all kinds of people. Imagine you are a slim and smart person. You have the right weight. You eat just enough, sometimes go overboard with junk food. Overall, you are in good shape. When you stand in front of the mirror at the end of the day, there is just one tiny, little thing you notice. It lowers your self-confidence and self-esteem. You try to wear clothes that cover that part of your body. A double chin. Something that’s easily visible. Instead of trying…

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Security Notice – Smile. You are on the camera. I saw that sign in my university the other day. I did smile when I read it. Not everybody does though. Maybe it is the condition inside the heart. Maybe someone is feeling sad. He does not feel like smiling. He is not happy. But there are other people who hide their pretty smiles. Do you know why? They are conscious of their teeth. They have bad teeth. In other cases, they might wear braces. The way you brush your teeth matters way more than you can imagine. Want to know…

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Imagine you are sitting in an exam hall. The clock is ticking faster. Your heartbeat synchronizes with the clock’s tic-toc. There is a question you do not understand. You are moving your leg frantically. You are biting your nails. You know nail biting is bad for your health. But you do it anyway. We all do it. I know it is important to stop nail biting habit, but do I know why? Do you? I suppose it is a great weakness of Pakistanis: We do not wonder why. Even if we do, how many of us actually pursue that thought?…

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I believe I do not need to tell you about the excruciating and painful periods females have to go through every single month of their life. Even men cringe when they hear about it. I would not blame them either. Periods are natural for women, and there is a reason behind it. The menstruation cycle is involved in a lot of normal body functions. Menstruation is a normal, healthy sign.  If you are missing menstruation for more than a month, you should be worried. Missing periods for over 2-3 months consecutively is called amenorrhea. Do you have missing periods? Here…

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Did you have a bad day? Maybe you are a university student struggling with CGPA? Or a mom juggling her life between work and home? There are times you must feel like you’re the unluckiest person in the entire world. Imagine you are born in early 1900- A time when the mortality rate of babies is the same as the number of babies born. Mothers fear for their babies. There is no vaccine for the most common diseases. Tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria, whooping cough and smallpox are four killers of children. Millions of babies die. You cannot think of even a…

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Have you had to take care of a bedridden patient in your life? Perhaps you are taking care of one right now. Bedridden does not necessarily mean a permanent condition. Majority of the surgeries require patients to rest and stay in bed for a while. It can be for a day, two days, a couple of weeks and sometimes months. It can be longer for patients who experienced serious injuries, such as brain trauma or spinal injury. In all cases, there are many things you should take care of. You must have heard that bedridden patients must change sides every…

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Every mother starts loving her child even before he is born. She wants the best for him from the first day of pregnancy until the last day of her life. You can imagine how worried a mother would be when her newborn child has a weird bulge in his groin or the abdomen. A mother rushes as soon as she fears something might be wrong with her child. The doctor diagnoses it as a hernia. Do not fret. Pediatric hernias are quite common in children. My younger brother’s hernia (umbilical hernia) was also removed surgically. It was quite a simple…

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It is very challenging for me to go out in the blazing sun. Or extreme cold, for that matter. Or whenever it is humid. Well, pretty much throughout the year. I blame my sensitive skin for that. My skin around the eyes, in particular, is very reactive to strong UV radiation. It starts to flare up if I don’t take care of it daily.  You should know how to care for skin around the eyes because it can end up being very annoying. The very first rule of caring for the skin around your eyes is to understand that it…

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Menstruation and childbirth are two most painful things every woman goes through in her life. Every female can relate to the gruelling pain before and during periods. She has also wished if she could have been born a boy. The reason for this is very simple. So she does not experience the pain. Many women have found a cure for this via hysterectomy. Presently, hysterectomy is the second most common gynaecologic surgery. After you have the surgery, the easy part is over. The difficult part is dealing with the frustrating parts of hysterectomy. Hysterectomy and Its Types Hysterectomy is a…

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