Facing Food Fuss? Let’s Make It Fun With Green Leafy Veggies!

Hello mommies and dear parents of tiny tots. Greetings!

Being a mother to a toddler is equally taxing yet fun. Understanding their babbles and coos to wonder what they are trying to express is a task in itself. Amidst all this along with managing daily routine, feeding children is a major task for mums, and to figure out what is right and what isn’t is another big mystery! Let’s bring in some fun to food so that our terrible 2s and over-enthusiastic 1s along with terrific 3s indulge in it happily and with joy!

Certain food groups like green leafy veggies take a long time to digest…literally in the toddlers mind! They never feel like going for a bowl of greens but would happily munch on crisps any day. Do you also face similar issues dealing with your toddler when it comes to feeding them? Okay then, let’s try to make food fun for our kiddos!

How to incorporate greens in their diet is the question. Green leafy veggies have loads of minerals vitamins and plenty of antioxidants which boost immunity. I tried boiling spinach and blending it to make a fine soup out of it. I thought I had achieved something out of it as the aroma of the steaming hot soup filled the air and everyone in the house was waiting to grab their bowls! I hence felt maybe my little one would do the same. If not, he would at least have a small cup of it. Alas! I was disappointed since he just refrained from gulping it.

What Next?

I wanted my little one to eat, but how to make him eat was the question. After thinking over it for a while, I thought of adding some corn and boiled potato to it, mixed up with cheese, and turning them into tikkis.
The spinach soup was used instead of water to mix up the ingredients. I tossed the tikkis in butter and offered it to my tiny little human.

The moment he took the first bite, he fell in love with the dish and happily started munching on healthy green spinach corn tikkis! My cup of joy was full seeing him do that.

One thing I learnt out of this was if we experiment with food for young ones, they love and enjoy every bit of it. The monotonous roti subji or rice or dal do not lure them much. At the same time, keeping the kid’s health in mind we should opt for healthy choices rather than going for ready-to-eat products like junk and fast food.

Such experiments even help incorporate good foods in a different way and make the platter a perfect snack.

Recipe for Spinach Corn Aloo Tikki

  • 1 boiled potato, mashed
  • 0.5 cup boiled corn, mashed
  • 3 tbsp spinach soup or spinach paste
  • Cheese as per your requirement
  • A bit of salt
  • Lemon juice
  • Pepper (if loved by your kid)
  • Butter to shallow fry tikkis

Mix all ingredients to a smooth dough and make around 5-6 small tikkis out of it. You may use a cookie cutter to mould the tikkis and make them more attractive for your little one. Shallow fry it with butter on a pan and serve.

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Working From Home With Kids – Tips To Survive

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown, most people are working from home. While many people are managing just fine, the same cannot be said for those who have kids. If you’re a parent, working from home with your kids around, who want to be entertained all the time or have snacks every hour, can be challenging. Children demand attention 24-7 and parenting while meeting tight deadlines, responding to endless emails, and attending conference calls every two hours can be hard. As this disease is spreading rapidly, we don’t know for how long we will have to stay cooped up in our homes and you may have to work from while attending to your kids’ demands. But do not panic, working from home while under quarantine with kids can be fun if you know how to make it fun.

How to Work From Home With Kids When Under Quarantine

Here are some tips for staying productive while working from home with children during coronavirus.

1. Designate an area for your ‘home office’.

Yes, you want to keep an eye on your children all the time while you are at home, but the noise and their fun can be a distraction for you. This is why having a designated ‘work space’ in your home is necessary. Trust us, while working in your kitchen and using the kitchen table as work table sounds fun, but it’s not the optimal work area. If your kids are on the naughtier side, you will have to keep your files, laptop, and other work-related things out of their reach. So choose a well-lit area of your house that can be your home office. Keep a small table and place a drawer underneath to store your files and records. Keep it clutter-free and organised.

Home office

You can also make a small work space for your kids in your home office. Set up a small table and stock it with things like paper, pens, colours, pencils, tape, and stickers. This will buy you some time to focus while not worrying about the kid. This way, they will always be able to see you.

2. Work when your kids are asleep.

If you are working from home with toddlers, then you can use their sleeping schedule or napping hours to your advantage. While your kids sleep for two to three hours in the afternoon, you can have uninterrupted time to concentrate on your work. Utilise this time to get important tasks done. Save these hours for doing tasks that need your complete focus. You can do this by doing low-priority or less challenging tasks when the kids are awake and scheduling work or calls on a significant project while they are asleep.

If your children are in their teen years, they won’t take naps during afternoon hours. In such a case, ask them to read or play silently, or clean the house. This way they learn something new without disturbing you. Make the most of this time by focussing on important work. Despite your perfect plans, there will be days when things won’t go as planned, but it’s okay. Don’t stress yourselves, do as much as you can.

3. Make a boredom box.

This can be a lifesaver on days when all your strategies to keep your children occupied fail to work. Simply create a boredom box, which can be a box full of activities or crafts based on your children’s interest. This will help your kids play in a specific way or create certain projects. The boredom box would contain things your children are sure to like. For example, if your kid like crafts, then the box would contain things like glue, straws, paper, glitter, paints, stickers, buttons, yarn, and the other things in your home that you think are relevant. After you have assembled these things, you can ask them to make cards or something else. This will keep your children happily occupied while you work from home.

4. Talk to your children.

Your children can see that you’re on an important call, but that shall not stop them from bursting into your room and crying and complaining about something their sibling did. Yes, this may sound funny, but it’s not funny when you actually have to face this situation. You’re left shushing your toddler while your boss awaits your bright ideas. If you’re ever faced with such a situation, quickly press the ‘mute’ button on your smart phone. Trust, us, it’s a smart choice. But the best thing you can do is talk to your children about it.

Talk to your kids while working from home

You can use the power of repetition to teach your children what not to do when they are left alone for a while. First, tell them what tasks during your work should not be interrupted and what activity they should be doing during this time. Pretend to have a meeting or call to see how your kids react and go through this drill more than one time. Reward and praise them when they get it right and gently guide them if they do not. The more you practice, the more your kids will learn. Good behaviour never comes overnight; it takes patience and practice. So be a little patient with your kid while you teach how to behave.

5. Show your commitment.

When you are working from home, it is important that you stay committed to your job and to your boss. Let them know that you are productive and quick with work like always. One example to show your commitment is by responding to their emails quickly or as early as possible. Though most people like working in pyjamas, you might find that your productivity and confidence level is increased when you are dressed professionally. This will also let your kids know that when you are dressed in office-wear, you are doing office work, and that they should not interrupt during important calls.

6. Make time for your family.

Now that everyone is at home, it is the perfect time to invest some time in your family and kids. You are more likely to get quality work time if you give your children attention for even 20 minutes every couple of hours. If you give them some attention, they are likely to be happy for a long time and won’t disturb you while you work. These breaks will also be refreshing for you while working and help you feel good about yourself. It will give you confidence that you can manage work, home, and kids. So, cuddle up with your kids and read a few short stories to them or sit on the floor and play block games with them while you have got the opportunity.

7. Let your kids make a few decisions.

Giving your children a chance to make their own choices will make them confident and independent. Let them decide what they would like to wear, what games they would like to play or which storybooks they would like to read. Give them a chance to make a few snacks (which do not need gas or playing with fire) for themselves and eat on their own. When they do these simple tasks on their own, you will get time to work without interruptions. You could also create a list of activities to do so that your children can follow the list.

Kids making sandwich and burger

For younger children, you can pack some food and leave it in the fridge and ask them to finish it by 2 pm. For older children, you can have them put a few ingredients together to make less-complicated meals. This would teach them to become independent.

8. Use tricks that work for you.

There’s always one thing that can stop your child’s incessant cries – it can be his favourite cartoon on television or eating his favourite chocolate. As a parent, you know what works best with your children. If watching their favourite cartoons can stop your kids from disturbing you while you’re busy with work, then let them watch, and don’t feel guilty about resorting to such techniques to keep your children occupied. If there is an important conference call or meeting coming up, then simply turn on the TV and give them a few snacks. This will keep them occupied for a while and will help you focus on the meeting. As long as their screen time is limited, it’s okay if you let them enjoy a few cartoons.

9. Communicate with your partner.

If your partner or spouse is at home, then it is important to communicate with your partner about responsibilities so that you both are on the same page with regards to your needs and expectations. This will help in cases when either one of you has heavy deadlines or meetings. Another great idea is to hang a sign on your office door when you are on an important call or meeting so that your family knows that it is not a good time to interrupt. You could also use silly props like capes or toys when you are on an important call and tell your kids that every time you use those, you should not be interrupted. These are very powerful signals for your children.

10. Plan ahead.

Always try to finish your work a few hours earlier instead of waiting till the last minute. If possible, you can take control of your own work from home mom schedule and create your own deadlines. Procrastinating never helps, and if you have children, it’s best to not leave the work for the next day. You never know what emergencies might come, so get your work done on time, in fact before time.

Taking care of children and attending to their constant demands while working from home can be difficult, but it is possible. The tips we have shared above will help – use them to your advantage and have a perfect work-life balance at home. Talk to your partner and share responsibilities. Divide housework and take turns to watch your children. It’s a difficult time, but remember that it’s during this time that you will get the chance to bond with your kids and family members. Make the most of it; don’t stress about work. Set a routine and get your work done in scheduled time. And then spend all your time with your loved ones.

Body Polishing at Home – Benefits and Steps to Do It

Pimples and zits appearing on your skin is your body’s way of telling you that it needs to be cared for. Your skin is your largest organ and the way you take care of it will reflect the way you appear to be outside.

What is Meant by Body Polishing?

Body polishing is a process where you use an abrasive cream for massaging and gently exfoliating your skin. It clears up dead skin cells, boosts blood circulation and makes you feel rejuvenated by the end of the session.

Is Body Polishing Safe for Your Skin?

Of course! Body polishing uses a blend of essential oils and natural ingredients which are free from chemicals, additives, and sulphates – making sure your skin gets what it needs to restore it back to life. It cleanses your skin and gets rid of the dirt and grime, making it soft and supple just the way it’s meant to be.

Amazing Benefits of Body Polishing

Following are some of the amazing skin polishing benefits:

  • Boosts your blood circulation and gives you that flawless radiant look
  • Removes dust, dirt, pimples, zits, and blackheads on the skin
  • Relaxes your mind and rejuvenates your body
  • Moisturizes your skin, reduces fine lines and eliminates wrinkles
  • Removes any signs of sun damage
  • No more dry skin and it helps in detoxification too
  • Promotes new cell growth and clears up dead skin cells
  • Gives you soft and supple skin

Step by Step Procedure to do Body Polishing at Home

If you’re planning to do body and face polishing at home, then here’s what you need and how to do it.

Ingredients

  • Pumice Stone
  • DIY Body Polish
  • Loofah
  • Olive Oil

Procedure

  • Take a lukewarm water shower and get ready with the ingredients
  • Gently massage your body with three tablespoons of olive oil and apply any DIY body polish
  • Add in the loofah (synthetic or natural, any works), and give yourself a nice massage for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Scrub your knees, elbows, and the other areas of your body
  • Take a shower and rinse well afterwards

Homemade Body Polishing Recipes

If you’re still left wondering about the other ways on how to do body polishing at home, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

1. Rice Flour Body Scrub Recipe

This full body polishing recipe works like a charm and is very easy to make. Start using it instantly!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup rice flour
  • 1/3 cup sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Coconut oil

Procedure

  • Combine the rice flour and sea salt in a big bowl
  • Stir in some turmeric powder
  • Add in coconut oil and mix well to make the consistency thick
  • Use this as your body scrub and apply it on your skin during shower time

2. Rose Petals Body Scrub

Do you love the smell of roses? We sure do and guess what? Rose petals are actually excellent for your skin. Here’s how to use this homemade body polish for dry skin.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a cup of rose petals (dehydrated)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of shea butter
  • 2 to 3 drops of essential oil

Procedure

  • Get a big bowl
  • Blend all the above-listed ingredients well
  • Apply it to your body, scrub and massage well, and  rinse in lukewarm water

3. Strawberry-Sugar Body Scrub

The goodness of strawberries and sugar when combined gives you the ultimate exfoliating skin polishing treatment at home.

Ingredients

  • A cup of sugar
  • 2 to 3 strawberries (fresh and crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 3 to 4 drops of essential oil

Procedure

  • Blend all the ingredients in  a bowl and mix well until smooth
  • Apply the scrub on your body and massage for a few minutes
  • Wash with lukewarm water and finish

4. Honey Body Scrub

Honey has antibacterial properties and when you combine it with rock salt and coconut oil, you get a natural body polishing scrub that not only heals your skin but moisturizes it and safeguards from sun damage.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of any bath salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Himalayan rock salt
  • A teaspoon of organic  raw honey
  • 1/2 a cup of coconut oil
  • A tablespoon of rosemary leaves

Procedure

  • In a bowl, start off by mixing in all the ingredients well
  • Make sure the consistency is thick
  • Pour this blend into an airtight mason jar and refrigerate for roughly 15 to 20 minutes
  • Apply it to your body, scrub well and wash with lukewarm water once done

Tips to Remember

Here are a couple of tips to remember when it comes to making the most out of your DIY body polish treatment at home:

  • Check your skin type before you opt for any of these natural body polish treatment protocols. For example, sugar-based body polish recipes work well with normal skin but not so much for those with dry skin. Sea salt recipes are ideal for oily skin types while those with sensitive skin should stick to DIY scrub recipes that incorporate shea butter
  • Make sure to store your body scrubs in airtight jars and containers. Refrigerate these and make sure to finish using them up in a month. Commercial body scrubs last longer in terms of a shelf life because of the chemicals and preservatives added to them. And since these are completely natural and contain no synthetic or artificial ingredients, you’ll have to use them up in a month or less since they’re fresh and don’t last as long
  • If you’re using a body polish recipe with oil in its list of ingredients, be sure to stay careful when applying it. A few drops of oil and a slippery floor could lead to slips and accidents in the bathroom when you don’t take care
  • Don’t scrub your body with a lot of force. Be gentle, go slow, and massage the different areas smoothly. If you scrub too hard, you’ll end up leaving scratches or marks which is not what you want
  • Avoid applying any of these body scrub recipes on cracked or damaged skin. Consult a dermatologist if you suspect you’re experiencing any allergic reactions to any of these natural ingredients
  • If you want to take these body scrub recipes a step further, you can start off by adding in some crushed fruit. Any kind of fruit like orange, lemons, apples, and avocados work. You have plenty of room to explore and adding in the fruits will help detox your skin and keep it glowing

When you treat your body to a healthy lifestyle and complement it with the perfect skincare routine, you get glowing and flawless skin. Your outer self is a reflection of your inner self and how well you take care of it. Luckily, these body scrub recipes will have you covered and you’ll be the envy of your friends and peers before you know it. Give it time, use these every day (or every other day) and you’ll start seeing results really fast.s

Setting Parental Control On Netflix – An Easy Step By Step Guide

Netflix has over 100 million subscribers in the U.S. and is a popular streaming service online. Initially, Netflix would deliver DVDs to your doorstep and provide movie rentals, but now that they’ve switched over to online streaming, and their library and services have expanded. These days, their subscription service can be accessed through web browsers, tablets, and most electronic devices.

Just like how Netflix is geared for adults, it has its own fair share of TV shows, movies, and cartoons for kids. And there are billions of titles being added to their library every day. There are also many educational documentaries and you can give your children the autonomy of using a Netflix account by setting one up for them. We’ll discuss more on that below.

What is Netflix?

kid watching Netflix on a tablet

Netflix is an American online streaming service that lets you watch your favourite shows on mobile devices, desktops, smartphones, and TVs. From award-winning TV shows to documentaries, movies, and more, it lets you add your favourite shows to your “queue” for later viewing. When you buy a subscription, you get ad-free viewing and Netflix even offers free trials for first-time subscribers.

You can filter shows by genre and Netflix’s algorithm will suggest you new shows based on what you’ve previously watched. Netflix has become widely popular now after adding hit shows like The Flash, Grey’s Anatomy, Daredevil, Iron Fist, etc., from major TV networks to their ever-expanding library.  Some Netflix series features special crossover episodes that are worth watching too.

Popular kids’ Netflix shows are Inazuma Eleven, Ninja Hattori, Beyblade Burst, Free Rein and Raising Dion. Before streaming a show be sure to check the age rating and set up parental controls for your Netflix accounts.

How to Set Parental Controls on Netflix?

Setting up parental controls on your Netflix account will ensure your child doesn’t get access to unsafe or inappropriate content. Before you set up profile level parental control for your child’s Netflix account make sure you talk to them so that they understand why you’re doing it.

When you set restrictions on Netflix accounts, kids won’t be able to view the shows/movies unless they enter the 4-digit PIN. This is a fantastic way to prevent them from watching censored content and keeps them safe.

Now that you’ve got that out of the way, here is how you make use of the parental lock on Netflix and set up the controls.

parental control

While Making a Netflix Profile for Your Child

Here are the steps you need to take while setting up account-level parental control for your child’s Netflix profile-

1. Log on to Netflix.com and hover over to the far-right. Click on the Add Profile icon and enter your child’s name

2. Click Continue and go to the Manage Profiles section. Look for the pencil icon and click on it

3. A dropdown menu will be available for Allowed TV Shows and Movies

4. You will get four options for this – For Little Kids Only (children’s documentaries, nature shows, cartoons, etc), For Older Kids And Below (cartoon violence and PG-rated movies and TV shows), For Teens And Below (contains shows with more graphic content, gore and violence), and All Maturity Levels (no restrictions on viewership for your profile)

5. Select for Little Kids Only and save the changes. Your child’s Netflix profile is now set up

While Creating A Netflix PIN Passcode

Here’s what you need to know about creating a new Netflix PIN Passcode for your website:

1. Log onto Netflix.com and go to your profile

2. Click on Account from the dropdown menu

3. Move over to the Settings section and click on the Parental Controls option. You’ll get a notification asking to re-enter your password. Key that in and move onto the next screen.

4. The Parental Control PIN screen will appear and ask you to enter a PIN. Key in your unique 4-digit PIN

5. Under Restrict by Maturity Level, you can toggle the slider and set the maturity level to any of the following – Little Kids, Older Kids, Teens, and Adults. You can always change age restrictions on Netflix later on

6. Under Restrict Specific Titles, you can select the shows that need the PIN to be entered prior to being available for watching, regardless of the maturity rating.

If setting up Parental controls isn’t enough and you need an extra layer of security, you can rely on third-party services that help you monitor activities on your children’s devices. These have additional parental controls such as restricting viewing time for specific apps and keep a log of text messages, videos, and chats. You can also view your child’s watch history on their Netflix account and get access to the list of shows they’ve watched. Those logs will contain details such as what time they watched their shows, from where they logged in, and what devices they used to log into your account.

Ultimately, don’t keep your child completely in the dark. Make sure they understand why you’re restricting certain content and tell them that they will gain access to them at the appropriate ages. That way they’re less likely to cheat or try to find their way around your parental control settings.

Top 50 Most Powerful Women in the World

Women aren’t behind in any sphere of life. And, when they shine brighter than the sun, people cannot help but notice their brilliance. In this article, we shall talk a little bit about some of the most successful women in the world who hold powerful positions and influence several other women too. If you are seeking motivation, this article is a must-read. What are we waiting for then? Let’s take a look at some of the most powerful women in their respective fields.

List of the Most Powerful Women in the World

Mary Wollstonecraft, a philosopher, writer and an advocate of women’s rights once quoted, “I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.” The women we will be talking about in this article are those who have managed to shatter every possible glass ceiling with their superpowers. Let’s start with the world’s most influential women in politics.

World’s Most Influential Women in Politics

1. Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel serves as the Chancellor of Germany. She is also described as the de facto leader of the European Union and is famously known as “the leader of the free world”.

2. Nancy Pelosi

This powerful woman is serving as Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives. She is the highest-ranking female official elected in the United States and also the first-ever American woman to hold the position of Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives.

3. Tsai Ing-wen

Tsai Ing-wen is the first Female Leader of Taiwan; serving as the President of Taiwan. She is the seventh president and the first woman to be elected to the office. Now, that’s something, isn’t it?

4. Sheikh Hasina Wazed

Sheikh Hasina is the longest-serving Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She has held the office since 2009 and is currently serving her fourth term as the Prime Minister.

5. Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman is the current Minister of Finance and Corporate affairs in India. Prior to this, she served as the Defence Minister of India. Nirmala Sitharaman is the second woman to have become the Defence Minister and the first full-time finance minister.

6. Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern is the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand. She has a number of achievements in her kitty, but the one that has inspired most women is that she is the second head of the government to give birth while in office. Sheer woman power!

7. Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen serves as the president or European Commission. She is the first woman to have held this powerful position. Prior to this, she was a member of Angela Merkel’s cabinet and is known to have been the longest-serving member of the cabinet.

8. Zuzana Čaputová

Zuzana Čaputová is the current President of Slovakia, who is also a lawyer and an environmental activist. She is the youngest president in the history of the country.

The next domain that women have created their space and excelled to unimaginable levels is the field of Business. Read on to know about the powerful ladies in business.

Powerful Ladies in Business

9. Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates is the co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which aims at reducing extreme poverty and enhancing healthcare globally. Melinda Gates and Bill Gates were also honoured by the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama for their work.

10. Mary Barra

Mary Barra is the Chairperson and CEO of General Motors. She is the first female CEO of a renowned auto company.

11. Susan Diane Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki is the CEO of Youtube. She has served as Google’s first marketing manager and was also involved in the founding of the company.

12. Ana Patricia

Ana Patricia is the executive chairperson of Banco Santander (Santander Group). Some of her previous roles include – director at the Coca-Cola Company, chief executive at Santander UK and executive chairman at Banesto, a Spanish Bank.

13. Sheryl Sandberg

This powerful lady is currently the COO at Facebook. She is also the founder of a non-profit organisation, LeanIn.Org. At Facebook, she was the first woman to be elected to the board of directors. Before becoming the COO at Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg served as the vice president of global online sales at Google and chief of staff for Lawrence Summers.

14. Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman is one of the board members of P&G and Dropbox. She also served as the CEO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. This powerful lady is also an activist and philanthropist.

15. Gail Boudreaux

Gail Boudreaux is the CEO of the second-largest company in America, Anthem Inc. She was ranked among the top 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes and Fortune.

16. Julie Sweet

Julie Sweet is the current chief executive officer of Accenture. She was featured in the list of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes and Fortune. Before entering the world of Accenture, Julie was an attorney and a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, an American law firm.

17. Emma Walmsley

Described as a strong and dynamic leader, Emma Walmsley, the current CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, is also the first woman to run a major pharmaceutical company. Before becoming the CEO, she served as a President of Consumer Healthcare Europe and Consumer Healthcare Worldwide, wherein she headed the company’s global consumer healthcare division.

18. Vicki Hollub

Vicki Hollub is the President and CEO of Occidental Petroleum, a company engaged in hydrocarbon explorations in the Middle East, USA, and Columbia. She is the first woman to head a major oil company.

19. Ruth Porat

Ruth Porat is the chief financial officer of Google and Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google. She also served as an executive vice president and chief financial officer at Morgan Stanley, an American multinational investment bank and financial services company.

20. Judith Mckenna

Judith Mckenna is the CEO of Walmart Inc., which is a multinational retail corporation in America. She also held leadership roles in a British supermarket retailer, Asda, where she served as a chief financial officer and chief operating officer before becoming the CEO of Walmart.

21. Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is one of the board members of the International Cricket Council and Amazon. She was also renowned as the Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo and has been featured several times as one of the most powerful ladies in the world.

22. Amy Hood

Amy Hood is the CFO of Microsoft Corporation. Prior to this, Amy Hood held various leadership roles at Microsoft and Goldman Sachs.

23. Jessica Uhl

Jessica Uhl serves as the chief financial officer at Royal Dutch Shell PLC, an oil and gas company. She is the second woman appointed by the company for this role.

24. Mary Callahan Erdoes

Mary Callahan Erdoes is the CEO of the Asset and Health Management division of JPMorgan Chase. She is also a member of the company’s operating committee. Her contribution to the field has been awarded honorary mentions in the list of the most influential and powerful women in the world.

25. Rosalind Brewer

Rosalind Brewer serves as the COO at Starbucks, prior to which she was the president and CEO of a division of Walmart stores, Sam’s Club. She has been honoured several times as one of the most powerful ladies in business.

26. Roshni Nadar Malhotra

Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the executive director and CEO of HCL Enterprise. She has been featured as one of the most powerful women in the world by several magazines and is also recognised as the richest woman in India.

27. Jennifer Salke

Jennifer Salke is the CEO of Amazon Studios, a film and television producer and distributor, and a subsidiary of Amazon. She is a former president of NBC entertainment.

28. Renuka Jagtiani

Renuka Jagtiani is the chairperson and CEO of a multinational consumer conglomerate, Landmark Group. She leads the company’s corporate strategy and heads its expansion into new markets.

For centuries women have tread ahead in different domains. Other than politics and business, the women of today are gracefully dominating other fields too like finance, technology, music, fashion etc. Come, let’s take a look at some powerful women in these fields.

Powerful Women in Finance

29. Safra Catz

safra catz making a speech

Safra Catz is the CEO of Oracle Corporation. Prior to this, she was a member of the board, co-president and chief financial officer in the same company.

30. Ho Ching

Ho Ching is an investor and the chief executive officer of a Singaporean Sovereign Wealth Fund, Temasek. She began her journey with this Singaporean holding company as a director and later served as an executive director. She has been honoured with several Asian Business Awards and has been featured in the list of the most powerful women in the world.

31. Stacy Cunnigham

This powerful woman serves as the president at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). She is the 67th person and the 2nd woman to hold this position at NYSE.

32. Adena Friedman

Adena Friedman is the president and CEO of the Nasdaq Stock Market. She also served as the managing director and CFO of a multinational private equity alternative asset management and financial services corporation named The Carlyle Group.

33. Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson is the president and CEO of Fidelity Investments. She is also the chairperson of a sister company, Fidelity International.

34. Jane Fraser

Jane Fraser is the president of Citigroup and the chief executive officer of Global Consumer Banking. She is also the co-chair of the Citi Women Affinity Group and a member of the executive management team.

35. Christine Lagarde

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Christine Lagarde is the current president of the European Central Bank. She has held several ministerial positions such as minister of Finance, Industry and Economy in the Government of France.

36. Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva is an economist and the managing director of the International Monetary Fund. She has also worked as the CEO and the acting president at the World Bank and has served as a vice-president of the European Commission.

37. Anne Finucane

Anne Finucane is the vice-chairperson of Bank of America. She also holds a leadership role in the bank’s ESG committee (environmental, social and corporate governance committee).

Powerful Women in Technology

38. Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn Hewson is the Chairperson, President and the CEO of Lockheed Martin, an aerospace and defense manufacturing company. She has been recognised immensely for her innovative ideas and contributions in the field.

39. Isabella Kocher

Isabella Kocher is the CEO of a French multinational electric utility company, ENGIE. She is also the only woman CEO in the French stock market index, CAC40. Isabella Kocher has made her mark in the world of technology by redefining the company’s strategies and implementing major transformations.

40. Phebe Novakovic

Phebe Novakovic is the chairwoman and CEO of an aerospace and defense corporation in America, General Dynamics. This powerful woman has also worked with the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and United States Department of Defense. She is also on the board of directors of Abbott Laboratories, a medical device and healthcare company in America.

41. Kathy Warden

Kathy Warden is the CEO and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a global aerospace and defense technology corporation in America. Prior to becoming the CEO, she served as the COO of the company.

42. Kiram Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiram Mazumdar-Shaw is the chairperson and managing director of a biotechnology company, Biocon LTD. Her contributions to the field of science and chemistry have been awarded several times. She has also been featured in the list of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes several times.

Other Positions Held By the Most Successful Women in the World

43. Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch and the current head of state of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms. Although limited, she has several important and powerful functions such as appointing the prime minister. The central government, the Government of the United States, is also referred to as Her Majesty’s Government.

44. Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs is the founder of Emerson Collective, a social change organisation that focuses on education, health, the environment, media and journalism, and immigration reform. The company uses community engagement, impact investment, advocacy and philanthropy to bring about change in the world.

45. Shari Redstone

Shari Redstone is the chairwoman of ViacomCBS, a multinational media conglomerate in America. She is also the president of National Amusements, a private theatre and mass media holding company. Prior to these roles, Shari Redstone served as the vice-chairwoman of Viacom and CBS Corporation.

46. Beyoncé Knowles Carter

Beyoncé Knowles Carter, popularly known by her fans as ‘Queen Bee’, is a famous singer/songwriter, producer, actor, and dancer. She has been described as the most compelling musician of the century. She is also a philanthropist and is considered as one of the most powerful and influential musicians in the world.

47. Rihanna

Rihanna is also one of the most powerful women in the world who is famous as a singer, songwriter, actor, and businesswoman. She owns a cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty, and a label named “Westbury Road Entertainment” which releases music through Universal Music Group.

48. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a famous talk show host, actor, media executive, television producer, and a philanthropist. She is also the owner of a cable channel “OWN” and is often described as the queen of all media. In the 20th century, Oprah Winfrey was also considered one of the richest African Americans in the world.

49. Anna Wintour

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Anna Wintour is the editor-in-chief of Vogue. She is also the artistic director of Condé Nast. She is the trend-setter who encouraged fashion houses to hire novice designers. Her ideas and contributions have made her one of the most powerful women in fashion.

50. Miuccia Prada

Miuccia Prada is a billionaire fashion designer and businesswoman from Italy. She heads the fashion house “Prada” and also the founder of a subsidiary fashion house, “Miu Miu”. She has been honoured with several awards and is considered one of the most influential and powerful women in the world.

The list of women achievers in the world is limitless. If you look closely, you’ll find many around you. Some may be famous, some not. Let each one of them inspire and motivate you to exceed all expectations and achieve greater heights. Happy Women’s Day!

9 Ideas for Removing Nail-Paint Without Using Remover

Sometimes the best manicure and pedicure can go the wrong way and before you know it, you’re dying to change your look. On one hand, you don’t want to chip your nails and on the other – you don’t have a nail polish remover around you.

So, is it possible to get the polish off without damaging your nails the natural way? The answer is – yes!

9 DIY Ways to Take off Nail Polish Without Remover

Here are 9 DIY ways to take nail polish off without using a remover. These are safe, easy to use, and don’t take a lot of time either.

1. Toothpaste Remedy

Toothpaste has ethyl acetate, a chemical compound that’s commonly used in commercial nail polish removers. This works like a charm and it is also a nail polish remover without acetone.

What You Will Need

  • Toothpaste

How To Use It

  • Get a toothbrush and apply a pea-sized dollop of toothpaste on it
  • Gently scrub it over your fingers, let it sit for a few seconds, and rinse while scrubbing the polish away

2. Lemon Water

Lemon has alkalizing properties and goes easy on your nails. All it takes is a few scrubs and you’re done! It helps in removing nail polish naturally at home.

What You Will Need

  • Lukewarm soapy water
  • One slice of lemon

How To Use It

  • Soak your nails in soap water for five minutes
  • Take the lemon slice and scrub it over them gently
  • Apply nail oil afterwards to keep your nails in good shape once you remove the polish

3. Alcohol

If you’re worried about nail infections and don’t have other alternatives lying around the house, try using some regular alcohol. It works and is much more effective than commercial nail polish removers

What You Will Need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Lukewarm water
  • Cotton balls

How To Use It

  • Soak your nails in lukewarm water for a few minutes
  • Take the cotton balls and dip them in the rubbing alcohol. Work over your nails by rubbing them gently to remove the nail polish
  • Finish the wiping by applying some cuticle oil to your nails

4. Hand Sanitizer

This one is another natural home remedy that works extremely well. Here is how you use it.

What You Will Need

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cotton balls

How To Use It

  • Spray a bit of hand sanitizer over your nail polish, making sure not to spray too much
  • Rub cotton balls on your nails after spraying and wipe away the nail polish
  • Spray a little bit at a time and keep rubbing. Repeat until the polish comes off
  • Rinse your nails thoroughly with water afterwards and dry

5. Hydrogen Peroxide

Almost every household has hydrogen peroxide lying somewhere in their kitchen cabinets. Here’s how you use it.

What You Will Need

  • A small bowl
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Hot water
  • Nail filer

How To Use It

  • Take two parts of hydrogen peroxide and mix with one part water
  • Soak your fingers in this and use a nail filer to remove the polish

6. Hair Spray

If Bustle says hair sprays work like a charm, then why shouldn’t we be using it? It’s not a crazy fad – just try it out and see for yourself.

What You Will Need

  • Hair Spray
  • Cotton balls

How To Use It

  • Spray cotton balls using the nozzle of a hair spray to make sure it gets saturated
  • Glide the cotton balls over your nail polish
  • Do this as many times as you want until the polish comes off
  • Rinse with water later and put some cuticle oil to keep your nails in good shape

7. Vinegar and Lemon Juice

If lemon water isn’t enough to get the job done, then you need something much stronger. Try the vinegar and lemon juice combo – that pesky polish will definitely get wiped away.

What You Will Need

  • 4 tablespoons of vinegar
  • One lemon (juiced)
  • Cotton balls
  • A small bowl

How To Use It

  • Mix the lemon juice and vinegar in a small bowl
  • Soak your nails in the solution and let your fingers stay soaked for about 3 to 5 minutes
  • Use the cotton balls to gently wipe away the nail polish and rinse afterwards

8. Deodorant

If you want to learn how to remove nail polish without remover and need something with acetone, try using deodorant. It works.

What You Will Need

  • Deodorant
  • Cotton balls

How To Use It

  • Bring your nails close to the nozzle of the deodorant
  • Quickly spray a little and wipe the polish away immediately using cotton balls

9. Nail Polish

This one might sound crazy but trust us, it works. Why? Because the solvents present in different nail polish will help evaporate and soften the nail polish you’re currently wearing making it easy to remove. Make sense? Don’t take our word for it. Just see it yourself.

What You Will Need

  • Any other nail polish besides the one you’re currently wearing
  • A handful of paper towels

How To Use It

  • Pick an old or another type of nail polish you have lying around the house. Make sure it’s not the quick drying variety
  • Apply that over your existing nail polish
  • Wipe away immediately using paper towels
  • You might have to give this remedy a go a few times for it to work, to make sure it comes off completely

Things to Remember while Using Homemade Nail Paint Removing Methods

Here are a few things to remember when you’re using any home remedies to remove nail polish

  • Some of these methods may not work since most commercial nail polish removers contain acetone, a key ingredient which is used for removing nail polish. These are simply alternatives and acetone is harsh on your skin which is why we recommended these.
  • If you plan on using quick-drying nail polish to remove your existing one, make sure to wipe away quickly. Don’t let it sit or dry up because that way, you’ll have to put in   double the effort to remove both kinds of nail polish next time.
  • Moisturizing your nails and applying cuticle oil afterwards is a must. This will help protect your nails, keep them healthy, and prevent them from drying up.

Remember to keep your nails in good shape and care for them the right away. We all make mistakes and it’s totally normal to wear the wrong type of nail polish sometimes. Just make sure you use these remedies with care and don’t depend on them. They’re just healthier alternatives and if they don’t seem to be working, just opt for a commercial nail polish remover. The investment would be worth it but we definitely recommend these for mild cases, for example, if you’ve just finished a manicure and changed your mind. Let us know how these home remedies work for you.

5 Maternity Tops Every Stylish Mom Needs

Congrats on the big news, mommy-to-be! Now, it’s time to fill up your wardrobe for the journey you’re set on. And no, it doesn’t mean wearing nighties or loose clothes all day. Pregnancy fashion is at its best-ever point, which means you can experiment with styles and fits, now more than ever. With the multitude of options to choose from, it’s super easy to channel your inner celebrity and put together fabulous pregnancy looks that are comfortable and don’t require as much effort as you think. The two keys to dressing during pregnancy are style and comfort, and we’re here to tell you just how you can merge the two and dress your bump with some striking looks that you’ll want to rock post-pregnancy as well. Here are five types of maternity tops that will be your best investment, during and after pregnancy.

5 Maternity Tops for Stylish Mommies

Whether it’s for a workout or date night with your better half, there’s a maternity top for every occasion. No matter where you plan to go, these tops have you covered (pun intended). So, grab a snack and read on, these tops will guarantee that you’ve got your maternity style on point!

1. Tunics

maternity tunic

With quirky patterns, prints, and colours to choose from, tunics are dressier than casual shirts and require minimal effort. Plus, they’re super easy to style; you can wear them over a pair of jeans or leggings. They’re also a great option if you’re struggling with the changes in your body, as they cover the hips. Go for tunics with slits on the side that comfortably fit over your bump and thighs, without ballooning up around your hips. Since they fit gently around your silhouette no matter what size or shape you are, you can wear them post-pregnancy as well. A tie-on belt can also do wonders in shaping your waist post-pregnancy. For those dressy occasions, a tunic with lace detailing can give your outfit some oomph. Longer tunics can even double up as dresses for some extra ventilation on hot days!

2. Tees

maternity tee

Nothing screams ‘casual’ like a cool tee. In various colours, fits, and prints, you can get something that specifically caters to your preferences. Perfect for those days when you need to throw on some clothing and rush out the door, a funky tee and some jeans always come in handy. Maternity tees save some room for your growing belly and keep you looking and feeling comfortable. Choose loose and comfortable tees in breathable fabrics, which are ideal in warmer temperatures. You can wear them over stretchy pants or joggers while exercising or for a casual outing. On the other hand, layered tees fit perfectly over your bump and keep you comfortable and warm in cold climates. An inner layer that opens up for nursing is a definite plus point. How can we forget tees with cute slogans? They’re funny, cute, and you can never have too many of them!

3. Shirts

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We haven’t forgotten mommies who prefer wearing a shirt over everything else. You could borrow a shirt from your hubby or, better yet, buy a maternity shirt made to suit your changing body. You either make or break an oversized shirt, based on how it sits on your body, and maternity shirts are specifically stitched to accommodate and shape your body, making you look stylish with a hint of ‘I just threw this on!’ Pair a loose and airy cotton shirt with super stretchy pants, and you’ve got a casual, yet comfortable look. Long shirts also serve well as super trendy t-shirt dresses post-pregnancy and look great with your favourite pair of sneakers. Also, look for a cut that cinches in above the waist which complements your silhouette during and after pregnancy as well.

4. Blouses

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A blouse or top is perfect for an outing with friends or family and even doubles up as great formal wear. You can choose from different sleeve lengths, patterns, and styles to find the ones that suit you best. They’re also super easy to pair and style, making your life much simpler. Who says fashion has to be tough? Blouses are a great place to experiment with different styles, such as a sheer blouse that can be paired with a tank top or a tube top, which is perfect for dinner dates. A floral blouse with a loose and flowing structure offers maximum comfort and looks super trendy, especially during the summer season. Nursing blouses come in handy after delivery and are a great option for on-the-go moms. Pick blouses that are shorter in length, so they elongate your body, making you look more slender.

5. Jackets and Shrugs

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A jacket is a must if you live or work in a cold environment. After all, we don’t want to let our immunity drop. That also doesn’t mean having to compromise on fashion, so push those dull sweaters aside and buy a maternity jacket or shrug to keep you covered. You can always style and wear it post-delivery as well, so what’s not to love? A formal jacket structures your body and keeps you warm at your workplace or for any formal do. Also look for long jackets or jackets with stylish high-low hems that slightly cover your bump and make your body look narrower, which is perfect for dinner parties.

In an era of airport looks and Instagram selfies, who says mommies have to be left behind. Add these five essential maternity tops to your wardrobe and step out feeling your absolute best, during and post-pregnancy. And don’t forget to click as many pictures as you can, because you’ll definitely look back one day and cherish that pregnancy glow!

10 Ways to Remove Your Permanent Tattoo That are Super Effective

Inking or tattooing may mean different things for different people. For some, it is simply being stylish, for some, it may be to not go off memory, for some it may a lifestyle. However, it is somewhat a risk since in future you may feel differently about the tattoo that you have in your body and then removing it can be quite a task. In case you come up with a situation like this, then this article will help you to get rid of the unwanted without a twitch.

How to Remove a Permanent Tattoo?

Tattooing is a form of body art which is permanent. For most, a tattoo is an extension of themselves. It showcases people’s thoughts, beliefs and emotions. However, down the line, your thought process may change, you may not feel the same way about a certain someone, or you may just want it to be replaced by a new one. This is when removing it becomes necessary, but doing so is neither cheap nor easy and most importantly more painful than while inking it. Moreover, while doing so, it can cause a serious infection resulting in damages to the skin.

4 Surgical Methods to Remove a Permanent Tattoo

Tattoo removal can be just as tedious as inking it. Still, many people do not mind going through this rather cumbersome, expensive and painful process of tattoo removal. To help you to decide, here are four different surgical methods to try from.

1. Laser Surgery

People often ask, “Can a permanent tattoo be removed”? The answer is yes. The laser is by far the most common way to do so although the method is very expensive and painful too. In this method, importance is given more on the removal of ink rather than getting rid of the skin layer. Through this method, the ink’s pigment colours are broken up by exposing it to a high-intensity light beam. Tattoos which have been inked in black are easier to remove than tattoos having multiple colours. Passive and Active are the two types of laser methods through which tattoos can be removed.

The Passive laser tattoo removal method is usually done in beauty salons and is way cheaper than the Active method. However, the Active laser removal method, although a bit on the expensive side, is a more effective way of removing the ink. It is done by Dermatologists and requires several sittings.

2. Cryosurgery

Also known as cryotherapy, it is most often used in the removal of warts and in treating skin cancer. However, this therapy nowadays is used for the effective removal of tattoos too. Along with dermabrasion (another means to remove tattoos), cryosurgery is carried out by exposing the skin area with the tattoo to extreme cold temperature with the help of a freezing agent spray like liquid nitrogen. This causes frostbite in that particular skin area after which the area is abraded by the method of dermabrasion in order to get rid of the topmost layer of the skin.

Although an effective method for the removal of tattoos, it is extremely painful. Moreover, the method can damage the skin tissues while abrading the topmost layers. It is a complete “no-no” for multi-coloured tattoos since the method does not work well on yellow and green colour pigments. People who easily scar or have sensitive skin should do better without it. Being considered in the cosmetic surgery category, most often, insurance policies do not cover it.

3. Surgical Excision

This tattoo removal procedure is also pretty common and works best on tattoos which are small and which are in places which can be hidden since it can scar the area. Since the tattoo is removed surgically so it is spot on and neither does it result in any kind of allergic reactions like in the case of laser for some people. However, since this removal method requires stitches, it can leave a scar mark for the rest of your life and can also take months to heal.

4. Intense Pulsed Light Method

The broad spectrum of light used in this method helps in removing the epidermis by breaking down the colour pigments like in the case of the laser. With time, the area heals giving way to a new layer of skin through skin regeneration.

The best part about this method is that it is highly effective in removing tattoos and less painful, unlike in the case of laser therapy. However, it does not work well on people with dark skin colour and is also more expensive than laser removal method.

6 Easy Methods to Remove a Permanent Tattoo at Home

Although there are several surgical methods to remove a tattoo, you may try doing it at home by using natural products. Listed here are a few ways to help you through the process.

1. Honey with Aloe Vera, Yogurt and Salt

This naturally home-made concoction is a great way to get rid of an unwanted tattoo. Although it may take some time and several applications before you can get rid of the tattoo, it is undoubtedly one of the best natural ways. Moreover, the application of honey, aloe vera and yoghurt together does wonders for your skin and neither does it leave any scar behind as in the case of several other tattoo removal methods. All you need is to mix aloe vera pulp, honey, salt and yoghurt together. After you have cleaned the area of application, put the mix over it and massage the area with it. Over time and after several applications, the tattoo will fade away.

2. Lemon and Salt

Salt is rich in sodium and chlorine, and lemon juice has bleaching properties. Salt penetrates deep into the skin and helps the ink to fade out, and the vitamin C in lemon juice replenishes the skin. Therefore, this is a great way to remove a permanent tattoo with lemon juice. To try out this tattoo removal technique, mix salt and lemon juice together. Using a cotton ball dab the area with the tattoo with the solution and keep on rubbing it for half an hour to one hour. However, you will get a sore by all the rubbing so be prepared.

3. Apricot Scrub and Salt

Mix some apricot scrub along with some salt and rub it onto the tattoo. The salt abrades the upper layer of the skin, and the apricot scrub blurs the ink. However, this method is only partially effective in removing the tattoo.

4. Concealing it with Make Up

For people who cannot make up their minds for surgical tattoo removals or naturally removal methods for fear of it being either expensive or painful, covering it up with a tattoo concealer can be the best way out. These are not like any normal concealer but are specially meant to camouflage tattoos.

5. Home-Made Tattoo Removal Cream

It is best to avoid tattoo removal creams that are easily available in the markets. Instead, make one at home using natural and fresh ingredients. So how do you make one? Take fresh aloe vera pulp and mix it with one tbsp of Paderia tomentosa juice (fresh juice of the leaves would be best) and two capsules of vitamin E capsules. Apply the mix over the tattoo and massage it well. Then wash it with lukewarm water.

6. Wrecking Balm

The wrecking balm is a great way to get rid of a tattoo at home without any pain. All you need to do is massage it over the tattoo and have the patience for it may take a long time and many bottles before the tattoo fades away. The balm not only removes the tattoo but also nourishes the skin in the process. However, the product is a bit expensive but totally worth the money.

If you are regretting that impulsive tattoo and want to get it off, these are some tried and tested methods that you can use to get that unwanted tattoo off your body permanently.

How to Choose Floor Nailers? Which Floor Nailer would be apt for you?

Having a beautiful home is a dream for almost everyone. Wooden flooring plays a role in enhancing the look of your home. Even a decorative carpet cannot take the place of good wooden flooring. But if you compare the budget, you will realize that calling the contractor or wooden flooring guys for installation will prove to be a pricey deal.

Hence if you want, a DIY wooden flooring project can help! Buying floor nailers play a vital role in the wood flooring project. But, how to choose the floor nailer would make a difference. Just read on to find out the details about how to select a floor nailer for the DIY wooden flooring project. But before that, it would be better to understand why flooring nailer plays a crucial role in wood flooring.

Need for floor nailer in wooden flooring

The reasons why you would need Floor Nailer are:

  • By having a good floor nailer, you will not need hard nailing. There would be an effective use of your time and energy.
  • Using a nailer will make the nailing task easy, and there will be no hammer marks when you use a nailer.
  • You can buy Nailer with manual or pneumatic power, depending upon which one is suitable for you.
  • The consistent angle that the Nailer has helped in doing one nailing task and then with a gap the second one. Thus, the line of jobs is pretty organized.

How to choose floor nailer?

Choosing a good floor nailer is a critical task. It’s because; you are putting in your money in this. Here are some of the factors that you need to consider while choosing a floor nailer.

  • The Nailer that you choose should be delicate on hardwoods and should work towards reducing wood wastage.
  • You should be able to use the Nailer quite effectively on the floor material.
  • The flooring nailer should be versatile and easy to use as well as easy to maintain.
  • The Nailer should be user friendly and easy to maintain.
  • The Nailer should have better consistency and good quality to give good results even for years and for other tasks.

Comparing manual and pneumatic floor nailer

When it comes to making a comparison between the manual and pneumatic Nailer, you should know that:

  • Manual Nailer is less in price as compared to pneumatic floor nailer.
  • Manual nailers are more substantial as compared to pneumatic nailers.
  • Manual nailers would jam more often than the pneumatic nailers. Jamming more can reduce productivity.
  • Pneumatic nailers would fit better even in the tight spots or corners. But manual ones won’t.

Thus, when you compare the pneumatic Nailer and manual one’s productivity and working capacity, the pneumatic one has better performance even though it is a bit pricey.

Calling the labour for installing the wooden Floor would be an expensive affair. Thus, if you have time, you can take up the do it yourself wooden flooring project. For this, you will need a floor nailer. Choose the right one, which would help you in making the task easy.

Rice Cooker Vs. Pressure Cooker: Which one is best?

Is Rice cooker and Pressure Cooker the same thing?

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A non stick cooker is the essential requirement of every house—the thing which helps us with cooking rice. Cooker words must have made you think of Gas cooker. So dear readers, here we have something new and quite different.

The world is moving towards technology. It is the time that you also start opting for technologically advanced equipment. So here we are to tell you about such a technological appliance cooker.

Something related to rice cooker and pressure cooker. As the name suggests, it helps us in our kitchens to cook rice.

Well, are you confused between the two?

So, don’t get confused!

Yes, they are both the same thing in terms of cooking, as both help in cooking rice. But they are not the same when we talk about working and design.

This article is all about what is the difference between the Rice Cooker and the Pressure Cooker and which one suits your kitchen the best.

Do read it to get the best choice for cooking rice so that you can enjoy the meal with your family without regretting your decision.

Rice Cooker

Rice cooker is the choice for those who wish to cook just rice. The Cooker can be used to prepare any rice in it.

The Rice cooker comes with features like a heating pad or coil that works as an external heating source. In addition to this, the Cooker also consists of a steam basket.

The process of rice cooking is quite simple.

Firstly the liquid in the Cooker starts heating, after that it starts getting evaporated in the air. Finally, when you open the lid, you are unable to see any water.

Pressure Cooker

Though it is quite similar in looks to a rice cooker still has a lot many differences. The features of the pressure cooker are quite different from that of a rice cooker. The pressure cooker lid at the top, that can be locked whenever required. The primary function of the cover is that it doesn’t allow the steam to escape out.

The pressure cooker also consists of a sensor that tells about the temperature inside the Cooker.

The pressure cooker can also get used to making meat. Multifunctional pressure cookers are also available in the market. But the rice cooking in such a pressure cooker is quite slow.

Rice Cooker Vs. Pressure Cooker

Efficiency

Rice cooker is energy efficient and helps save power, which is not at all possible in the pressure cooker. Rice Cooker can cook in it, any rice available in the market.

Temperature

The pressure cooker helps kill all the microorganisms as the temp inside the Cooker is very high, but this is not possible in case of a Rice cooker, as it doesn’t have a lid to seal.

Fast cooking

The pressure cookers are the best choice for those living at high altitudes because the speed of cooking food is quite slow. The rice cooker does not offer the same.

Weight

If we compare the weight of the two, the pressure cooker is quiet and difficult to clean.

Conclusion

To summarize, we can say that both the rice cooker and pressure cooker are different in their features. So, it depends on your requirement, as to which one Is good for you. If you are looking for something only to cook rice and live in a region with an average temp, you can go with a rice cooker.