WELLINGTON, (Pakistan Point News – 25th Feb, 2017): South African renowned batsman AB de Villiers holds many records, but in the match with New Zealand I Willington, de Villiers broke the record of former Indian Captain Saurav Ganguly by crossing 9000 ODI runs. The 33-year-old South African broke the record in only 205 innings. He needed 87 runs to break the record in the start of Kiwi’s tour. He scored 37 unbeaten in the first ODI in Hamilton, 45 at Christchurch and 85 on Saturday at Wellington.
Dieting is no easy task. You think the main goal is just to start eating healthy food, but the tricky thing is to adopt new dieting habits. To make the process of losing those extra pounds easier for you, we at Bright Side decided to share these 6 tricks that no one ever told you about.
1. When you’re eating out, always choose the smallest portion available.
Take your time to read the menu. Even if it’s a place where they sell hamburgers and other unhealthy food, choose the smallest portion they have (mini hamburger, junior popcorn, personal pizza, or light salad). According to recent studies, people who don’t order their own main dish tend to eat everything on the table even if they’re already full.
2. Be more optimistic! Every positive thought matters.
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The idea is to focus only on good thoughts and repeat your goals in a positive way as if they were your mantra. For example: “I lost half a pound! That’s just great!“ ”Slowly but surely!“ “I can eat only the portion I took.” ”I can say NO to dessert.” Such optimistic phrases will help you achieve your goals with a positive attitude.
3. Eating alone is better than eating with company.
When you start making changes in your diet you usually want your friends and family to help you along this path. However, it’s scientifically proven that people who eat in a group eat more. This happens because you spend more time at the table and, in addition, while talking and laughing you can’t control how much you have eaten.
It doesn’t mean you should eat alone all the time, but try to bring to the table only what you’re going to eat, your personal portion, so that you can always enjoy good conversation without worrying about the amount you eat.
4. If you’re hungry, smell bananas.
This may sound a little crazy, but it has actually been proven that smelling foods like apples, mint, or banana can fool your brain and make it believe that you’re eating.
A study involving 3,000 volunteers who smelled these foods when they were hungry found that their appetites decreased and the results were soon reflected on the scales. Amazing, huh?!
5. Blue is your new favorite color.
One recent study has shown that the color blue decreases appetite. So try some changes like decorating your table with a blue tablecloth, blue napkins, blue plates, and glasses.
This is called the psychology of colors, and there are colors that actually stimulate your appetite. But blue will do the opposite for you.
6. Eat in front of a mirror.
You’ll probably say it’s just ridiculous, but scientific facts assure that eating while looking at yourself in the mirror reduces the amount of food you eat to one-third.
This faithful husband has spent 56 years taking care of his paralyzed wife, Zhou Yu’ai, and continues to love her no matter what.
We at Bright Side believe that true love really exists, and the story of Chinese farmer Du Yuanfa proves it without a shadow of a doubt.
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Du and Zhou got married in 1959, but just five months after their wedding fate dealt them a cruel blow. The young wife was struck by a mysterious disease at the age of 20 and became completely paralyzed. At the time, Du was working in a coal mine in the nearby city and found out about the tragic event only after he had received a letter from his family informing him that Zhou was sick and bed-bound.
Du immediately took a long leave from work and returned home. Due to the illness, Zhou lost all sensation in her body. She could not even turn or hold objects in her hands. No doctor could figure out what was wrong with the young woman. And then, to make matters worse, the young couple found out that Zhou lost the ability to reproduce.
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A lot of Du’s friends suggested that he annul his marriage and start a new life, but the loving man refused. He told his wife, “Don’t worry. I will care for you forever,” and kept his word.
Du quit his job and devoted all his time to caring for his wife. The loving husband, who also works as a farmer, spoon-feeds his wife, changes her bedpans, prepares traditional Chinese medicines, and takes her to different doctors.
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Du’s dedication couldn’t go unnoticed by his neighbors who often come to visit the old couple and bring them life necessities, groceries, and medicines. Moreover, Du and Zhou also receive help from the local authorities.
Du has never given up. For nearly six decades he has been taking care of his beloved wife. Every day, the man cleans, feeds, and massages his wife and still hopes to find treatment for her disease. Perhaps this is what true love looks like.
Just to satisfy our curiosity, we at Bright Side decided to compare minimum wages in different countries around the world! It should be noted that such a comparison can’t be made based on bare numbers alone. A lot depends on each particular country’s standard of living, taxation system, and currency exchange rates.
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How we say hello varies widely depending on where we live. These routines show our respect to others, so applying foreign cultures’ ways while traveling is a beautiful gesture toward natives.
Bright Side has found 14 greeting rituals from around the world — all so different from the good old handshake!
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The Filipinos perform a beautiful gesture called Mano to show respect to elders. They take the elder’s hand and press their foreheads to it with a subtle move.
The Japanese greet each other with a bow. Depending on the situation, the duration and the angle of the posture can vary.
People in India say the word “Namaste” while raising their hands over the chest with their palms pressed together and fingers turned upward.
Similarly to the Indian habit, the Thai greeting called wai uses a prayer-like gesture and is accompanied by a slight bow.
In France, it is customary for people to kiss each other on the cheeks upon meeting.
The Māori people in New Zealand say hello by initiating a traditional gesture, hongi, which involves two people pressing their noses and foreheads together.
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In Botswana, you have to follow a series of simple moves to greet someone appropriately. Reach out your right arm while putting your left hand on your right elbow. Merge hands with the other person using your thumb first and your palm, and then return to your original position. Say the words “Lae kae?“ — the equivalent of ”How are you?” in Tswana.
Guests in Mongolia are given a hada (a ceremonial scarf) as a gift. It is received gently, using both hands while bowing slightly.
In Saudi Arabia, people use a handshake and the words “As-salamu alaykum,“ meaning ”Peace be upon you.” It is usually followed by nose kissing and the placing of one hand on the other’s opposite shoulder.
The conventional greeting of the people of Tuvalu, a Polynesian island, employs a deep inhalation while pressing cheeks together.
The common form of greeting among Greek men is to clap on the back or the shoulder of an acquaintance.
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Warriors of the Masai tribe in Kenya will initiate newcomers into a dancing ceremony where they will form a circle and compete to decide who can jump the highest.
Malays typically touch each other’s fingers with both hands and then place their palms on their hearts.
Tibetan people stick their tongues out a little to show they are not a reincarnation of a merciless 9th-century Tibetan king who had a notoriously black tongue.
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Advice on the matters of daily life is nearly always useful. People accumulate so much experience in doing the simplest to the most complicated things, and when they pass it on it can help so much to make your life easier.
Here are 21 of the must useful tips for life which we’ve come across. They’re guaranteed to make sure that tedious every day problems don’t spoil your fantastic mood!
1. Making meat even tastier
Some of the tastiest dishes out there can be made with mince. But if you marinate it while it’s in the fridge even just a little bit, it will taste a whole lot better!
2. Getting rid of a sore throat
If you drink hot milk with cardamom, then any inflammation and soreness in your throat will disappear a whole lot quicker.
3. Starting a fire easily
If you need to light a campfire fast, just remember that you can use potato chips. They burn better than any specially-produced lighter fluid, and work even when firewood is damp!
4. Salving a burn or sting
If you rub the affected area with some toothpaste, a burn or sting on your skin will hurt a lot less and pass much quicker.
5. Boiling potatoes quicker
Potatoes will boil quicker if you add a little butter to the saucepan.
6. Checking how fresh an egg is
This one’s easy — if you drop an egg into some cold water so that it’s completely submerged, a fresh egg will sink to the bottom. The ones that have gone off will float to the surface.
7. Substituting bananas for eggs in baking
You can replace eggs with bananas when making the dough for cookies or a pie. Half a banana is roughly equal to one egg.
8. Removing a glue stain from glass
Removing a glue stain from glass can be done using ordinary household vegetable oil. Just smear some oil on the affected area, leave for ten minutes, then wipe with a paper towel.
9. Boiling beans and pulses faster
Did you forget to soak the beans or peas? Boil them in unsalted water, adding a tablespoon of cold water every 7-10 minutes. That way they’ll be ready with no trouble at all.
10. Getting rid of an ink or paint stain on clothing
Acetone will help with this problem. It needs to be wiped on the affected area, then rub it with spirit of hartshorn.
11. What to do with a cracked egg
You can in fact still make use of a broken egg. Just boil it as normal, and then it can be used for salads or sandwiches.
12. Drying footwear quickly
The trick here is to use salt. Heat it up in a frying pan, sprinkle it inside a sock, and then place the sock inside the wet shoe. If the moisture doesn’t disappear in a certain amount of time, just put in a new sock. Your shoes will be dry in no time at all!
13. Boiling milk faster
Milk is guaranteed to boil faster if you add a pinch of sugar.
14. A simple way to grate cheese
Before you start trying to grate some hard cheese, smear some vegetable oil on the grater. The cheese won’t get stuck together, and the grater itself becomes easier to wash!
15. Getting rid of unpleasant odours in the kitchen
It’s easy to get rid of bad smells in the kitchen. Pour one tablespoon of ordinary vinegar into a frying pan and heat until it evaporates.
16. Reusing a dried-out lemon
A lemon which is starting to dry out can be restored to its previous degree of freshness with ease. Just leave it in a bowl of water for a couple of hours.
17. Breaking in new shoes
There’s a really cunning trick for breaking in new shoes. Put on some thick socks, and then really stretch the shoes onto your feet. While wearing them like this, heat the shoes with a hair dryer for about 10 minutes.
18. Getting rid of a headache
You can ease the pain of a throbbing headache if you rub a slice of lemon on your forehead. It sounds crazy, but trust us, the aroma of citrus fruit can really calm you down!
19. Picking up bits of broken glass
You can gather up even the smallest bits of broken glass by using plasticine.
20. Calming yourself down quickly
If you need to calm yourself down very quickly, press down on the patch of skin between your nose and your lips, using your thumb, for three seconds. This can help even if you think you’re having a nervous breakdown!
21. Protect your smartphone
The screen of your smartphone can become scratched very quickly if you don’t cover it with protective film. Put a little toothpaste on a cloth, then carefully rub it on to any scratches. Remove any remaining toothpaste and wipe the screen dry.
There are a number of products that can lose their nutritional value, taste, and texture pretty quickly at cold temperatures.
We at Bright Side put together a list of 14 foods you shouldn’t store in the refrigerator.
When you put unripened avocados in the fridge, they quickly begin to absorb moisture through their skin and get soft. It’s best to store avocados in a fruit bowl.
Keeping potatoes at a temperature below 7°С (44°F) will make them taste unpleasantly sweet. Instead of putting potatoes in the fridge, store them in a paper bag in a cool (but not cold) place.
At cold temperatures crystals of sucrose in the chocolate come out on the surface to form an unpleasant white bloom. As a result, the product loses its natural flavor.
Tropical fruits quickly go rotten and become harmful when placed in the fridge. You can wrap them in several layers of paper and store them in a dry dark place.
The fridge isn’t the ideal place for keeping basil. It will wilt faster and absorb all the other smells around it. It’s better to put it in a cup of water, like cut flowers.
Putting green beans in the refrigerator will cause them to lose their useful properties. You can freeze the fresh beans and enjoy them all year round.
The moisture in the fridge will eventually turn onions soft and make them unfit for consumption. In addition, excessive moisture facilitates the growth of harmful bacteria and mold.
You should never keep coffee in the fridge: it can take on some of the smells of other foods and lose its unique flavor. Store it somewhere cool and dark where it can retain its best qualities. However, larger amounts of coffee can be kept in the freezer.
It’s recommended to store olive oil at temperatures from +12 to +16°C (from 53 to 60°F). It’ll gain a harder consistency when put in the fridge.
Cold and moisture increase the speed of the crystallization of honey. As a result, it rapidly loses its taste and health benefits. However, this nutritious food will stay good almost forever if you keep it in a tightly sealed jar at room temperature.
The refrigerator isn’t the best storage site for tomatoes since the cold air stops the ripening process. Cold temperatures affect the taste and texture of the tomatoes and make them mushy.
Some people think that storing bread in the fridge is the best way to keep it fresh. In fact, nothing dries out bread and makes it stale more than the fridge. If you’ve got more bread than you need, you can always make crunchy bread chips from it.
Eggplants are also highly sensitive to the cold temperature within the fridge. They become soft and pitted on the surface, so it’s better to keep them at room temperature.
When refrigerated, bananas quickly turn black and look visually unappealing. When you see bananas with black spots in the store it doesn’t mean they are ripe: it’s because they haven’t been stored properly during transportation.
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Nokia 6 smartphone was launched in January 2017. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 403 pixels per inch.
The Nokia 6 is powered by 1.1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 6 packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Nokia 6 runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 154.00 x 75.80 x 7.85 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 167.00 grams.
The Nokia 6 is a dual SIM (GSM + CDMA and GSM + CDMA) smartphone that accepts . Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Nokia used to be one of the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturers but it fell behind with the advent of iPhone and Android smartphones. In 2014, Nokia’s Devices and Services division was sold to Microsoft. In 2016, Finnish company HMD Global bought a part of Microsoft’s feature phone business and has a licensing agreement that allows it to make smartphones under the Nokia brand.
Nokia 6 price in Pakistan
Nokia 6’s retail price in Pakistan is Rs. Coming Soon. Official dealers and warranty providers regulate the retail price of Nokia mobile products in official warranty.
- Retail Price of Nokia 6 in Pakistan is Rs. Coming Soon.
- Retail Price of Nokia in USD is $NA.
Nokia 6 – Flagship Has Arrived!
Everyone’s sweetheart Nokia appeared with 6 which has unlocked its gates for the modern world to take advantage of modern technology with very in very reasonable price. After many rumors Nokia 6 has finally showed up his face to the whole world. Total of six device are going to launch in 2017 HMD Global Oy and this is first of them which is a mid-range device with quite amazing qualities. Nokia’s 6 is all about the uni body aluminum which is sculpted from the single block of 6000 aluminum series that provides quite dashing look with quite visible shine. Nokia 6’s engine is powered with Snapdragon 430 chipset where on top of it octa core processor is embedded with cortex A53 enhance the speed by consuming the less amount of battery. Nokia with 6 has made a clear announcement for the world that the king of mobile industry is back and it will keep producing the quality product to reach its goals in long term. Nokia will reap high amount of revenue with the new 6 and the whole world will see with its own naked eyes that it will gain the top place in charts of top leading brands of worlds. Adreno 505 GPU is also added to the engine to 6 perfect for handling of graphics. On the front 5.5 inches screen is installed that will give you 1080 pixel resolution with very sharp crystal clear result from each and every angle of 6. Screen is protected with 2.5D glass sheet which has made this phone scratch resist and dust proof also. 4 GB RAM is making sure that you will get perfect multi-tasking experience with 6 while 64 GB built-in storage is making sure that you will save everything on your device at one single place. 4G LTE activated phone will provide you quality internet speed where you will watch non-stop videos on 6 by Nokia all day long. Just like its all other software is also latest and up to date. Android based OS is running with Nougat 7.0 out of box which has added Nokia 6 to the league of elites.
Nokia 6 detailed specifications
|Price in Pakistan||Rs. Coming Soon/- ($NA)|
|Dimensions||154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm|
|Battery||Stand-by up to 768 hrs, Talk-time up to 18 hrs, Music-Play up to 22 hrs
3000 mAh, (Non-removable)
|OS||Android OS 7.0 (Nougat)|
|Memory||64GB built-in, 4GB RAM, MicroSD Card (Support up to 256GB)|
|Processor||1.4 GHZ Octa-core Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
GPU: Adreno 505
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, USB (microUSB v2.0), WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), GPRS, EDGE, 3G (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps), 4G (LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps)|
|Display Size||5.5 Inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 PPI)
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, Compass, Fingerprint (front-mounted)
|Display Colour||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Multitouch, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
Frequency / Band
|SIM1: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM2: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
|3G Band||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Band||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Entertainment||FM radio (Not yet Confirmed), 3.5mm audio jack, MP4/H.264 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Games (built-in)|
|Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED + dual tone) flash, 1.0 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, Video (1080p@30fps), 2ndry 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080p|
|Other Features||GPS + A-GPS support and GLONASS, Dolby Atmos sound enhancement, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Document viewer/editor, Photo/video editor, Speakerphone|
|Ring Tones||Downloadable, Polyphonic, MP3, WAV|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Price in Rs: Coming Soon Price in USD: $NA|
|Ratings||Average Rating is 4.3 stars – based on 76 user reviews.|
If you’re an experienced traveler or just an attentive person, you may have noticed that cabin crew always keep their arms folded behind their backs when greeting passengers and when walking the aircraft cabin. When doing so, they also don’t appear to check that seat belts are fastened or that passengers’ phones are turned off.
It turns out there’s an important reason for this, and we at Bright Side are going to tell you what it is.
It’s really quite simple: before take-off, the cabin crew need to count the number of passengers onboard. This takes place either as they enter or when the passengers have all sat down. The cabin crew use a special counter to do this:
The cabin crew keep their arms behind their backs when doing the counting in order to not attract too much attention to themselves.
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