How Social Media Helps The Youth Grow

The internet is a new wave that has engulfed the entire globe.With so much information heralded over the world wide web, social media has become the  With loads of information being disseminated over the Internet, social media has become the very essence of the foundation of the society. Whether this change has been for the better or worse depends on how you look at it.

All is not bad with social media. As an optimist and an eclectic let us discuss the positive aspects of the new way of humans connecting with each other.

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  • Social media can help you keep in touch with family and friends all over the world, talk to them, even see them. Helps share facts and memories. Social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on are the most convenient means to meet like-minded people and establish new relations and a cost-effective way of being connected with loved ones irrespective of the geographical locations
  • Social media helps at various stages of Education, as a trusted source of information, connecting with experts, learning applications, videos help to collect information.  These connections can help one with a variety of things like seeking a new job, locating assistance, making or receiving advice etc
  • Exhibiting skills It is a great platform to share and showcase one’s skills. The whole world is open for all to unveil one’s hidden potential. How one video or just a clip can go viral and reach the world over is what all of us have witnessed in recent times.
  • Expression It is a fantastic way to get people to express themselves. Be it via Facebook status or writing on the walls or even tweeting and displaying various aspects of your personality. Contributing to debates on websites or creating content like blogs or short videos also gives expressions to one’s thoughts. It is easier to convey your fields of interest and your opinions with the advantage of having an audience for all your expressions.
  • Creativity and Innovation Social media gives creativity wings and a base to be able to share and conceptualize the mental picture. With so much exposure, the brain is also tickled to push its imagination
  • Confidence and socially interactive This is an outlet to share views, talents and connect with the outside world which gives the confidence to face the world and interact with them
  • Create Awareness Media keeps one updated with the current Social and political happenings, current affairs. Information spreads faster on social media, it also empowers individuals with the knowledge and opportunity to evolve with changing times
  • Learning something new Innumerable learning apps and videos are on social media to hone new skills, like various languages or musical instrument, you name it and it pops up at the click of the mouse.
  • Opportunities Compelling and relevant content grabs the attention of the pertinent. It could be a job position or an investor for one’s entrepreneurial proposition or even boosting traffic on your website.  Even finding customers for products or services and getting feedback for the same.

Social media has not only become part of peoples’ lives but their lives seem o revolve around it. Though these positives cannot camouflage the negatives that come with social media, which we save for another discussion.

Financial Security

What makes a person secure about something? As security expert Bruce Schneier states, “Security is both a feeling and a reality.” The belief of not having enough is what makes one insecure. It is important to cater to the internal and external reasons for insecurity and then work towards the awareness of releasing yourself from the pattern or mental block

Let us see what gives us external financial security

Steady income. This is the foremost factor that makes one feel secure. If you have a steady income, your lifestyle expenses and the running costs are taken care of

No Debt. The lesser the debt, the lesser the stress. Clearing present debts gives a sense of empowerment. Credit card debts are a strict NO-NO Mortgages increase the pressure and hamper one’s mental health

Insurance. Life, health and so on. Accidents can and do happen, and if one is adequately insured, he is saved from financial ruin. Insurance provides protection to the assets built by your hard earned money

Emergency savings and Investments. This is a safety net for urgent or unforeseen expenses or more serious ones like illness or unemployment

Homeownership. Is probably the biggest financial and emotional decision of a person’s life. It gives a person a sense of pride and security

When all these are achieved one gets a sense of financial security. Now the question is how does one attain these goals With a basic understanding of saving, budgeting and investing, the probability of a solid financial future increase

Act and Earn

Financial security can be increased by financial literacy
Extra income never harmed anyone. Have an additional stream of income apart from the regular, steady source for the unforeseen events that lie ahead

Plan a budget and stick to it

Plan a practical budget. Consider all your expenses including rent, utilities, food, tuition fees, transportation and any other miscellaneous expenses. If after all this you are in the negative, you need to trim your budget. If in the positive, its time to save.

Think before you spend

Like time, spending money also expands to one’s income. Prioritize your expenses. Spend less than you earn. Dispensible expenses can be cut and the same finances used to find the bigger dreams in life. This will need some self-control but will reap high benefits in the future. Live simply today to have a comfortable tomorrow


Saving will help improve net worth. Have a portion of the income automatically go into term deposits or other investments, compulsive savings is the only way one can get into the habit of saving. Spend what is left after saving. Have daily, monthly and annual goals for savings. One very important thing to remember while investing is ‘Do not put all your eggs in the same basket’ so you have a backup that you can bank on. Choose something to save for, a house, your child’s education or your retirement.

Be Debtfree

Take loans as far as possible only for the most important assets, home, education loan. Pay bills on time, it not only saves you from paying penalties but also gives you a good credit score. Never borrow money to support your lifestyle

Protect your assets

Risk management is an important aspect of protection of assets. Protect yourself, get a health insurance; and life insurance to protect your family

No Procrastination, no waiting for a magic solution. Pull up your socks and start working towards a financially secure future!!



No Visit To The Store, I Still Get More

Some do it out of sheer pleasure, some out of laziness, others may do it due to a handicap, lack of transport, old age or the mere fun of going through your choicest products all at one time with just a click. Whatever the reason, the internet is the latest go-to shopping destination. Let’s find out why.

*Buy anything under the sun. From grocery to fashion to furniture to electronics to private islands to zombie survival kits anything and everything sells online. There is a wide range of products with innumerable brands from different sellers at one place. Web stores even offer a far greater selection of colors and sizes than found locally

*Ease and Convenience. Shopping in the middle of the night in your pajamas for fun or because you have been busy with your kids all day or are the workaholic who does not have time to buy the essentials during the day. With the advantage of no billing queues, no waiting for the store assistant to guide you through the merchandise, no crowded malls, no fight for parking spaces, no gas waste, online shopping offers an array of easy effective means to buy what you want sitting in the comfort of your house

*Nag-free shopping. As there are no tired husbands and cranky kids lugging along, nagging after you all the way. You can take as long as you like, no rush. In fact, you can even fill up your shopping cart over a period of several days or sleep over it and then click on BUY.

*No Overheads. A visit to the shopping mall carries with it the extra cost of the burgers and waffles that we binge on also the toys and the auxiliary items we buy only because they jump on at us from the store displays.

* Environment-friendly and baggage free shopping. You do not need to travel to the mall causing air pollution and finding yourself stuck in traffic jams. You are saved the effort of staggering around with tons of shopping bags

*Cheap Deals and great discounts. Websites offer way better deals than stores, they also offer higher discounts as they have low inventory and operational overheads. Various discount coupons or cash back offers for massive savings are also available. If try and buy is what you are looking at, try at your local store and buy online at a better deal. Works for me 😉

*Compare and shop. It is easy to compare the prices at a variety of stores with just a few clicks instead of store hopping.  Detailed product description and manuals are to our immediate access. Product reviews available also help us make better decisions.

*No Geographical boundaries. Be the International Diva with the latest collection of the season without traveling all the way to those countries.

When I sometimes go to a store, even though the store assistant shows me almost all of his stock, I end up liking nothing. To save me this embarrassment or the displeasure of the salesperson, I buy something that I know I wouldn’t use. Online shopping saves me from this embarrassment or compulsive buying and I totally appreciate it!!

Though it depends on the product in question or the touch and feel for some commodities, by and large people have reached the online shopping tipping point where more and more consumers prefer to shop online than in stores. To Each his own reason to shop online! What’s yours?

By N.S.S

10thJan, 2018



Everything You Need To Know About ESSENTIAL OILS

In the world of cosmetics, essential oil is not a unknown stuff. Lets discuss about the chemistry, essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. These oils are generally extracted by distillation,solvent extraction,absolute oil extraction,resin tapping and cold pressing. Using essential oils for healing purposes is often called AROMATHERAPY,which is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental and emotional health.

They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning and most often used as natural medicine. They are highly concentrated oils that have a strong aroma. To get a picture of how powerful essential oils are consider this example. It requires 1,400,000 handpicked roses to produce a litre of ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL. In Chinese terms,essential oils in general are medicines for the Shen, the spiritual essence that resides in the heart and governs consciousness. In Ayurveda ,they enhance the flow of prana (life form),nourish ojas (nutritional/immunological essence) and brightens tejas (mental luminosity).



1.AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSERS:-Easily available in SearchOnlineandSave and Humongous mall sites. It is the safest way to fill your home or office with essential oil’s fragrance.

2.INHALATIONS:-For direct inhalation, simply open a bottle, place it below your nose and inhale deeply. For palm inhalations, add a drop or two in your hand cream and massage your palm

3.MASSAGE:-Pure essential oils are many times more concentrated than the whole plant, which is why aroma therapist recommend diluting before applying them to skin

For adults-a 2.5% dilution(15 drops per oz. carrier oil) is recommended. For children under 12 -1%(6 drops per oz. carrier oil) is generally safe

List of carrier oils you can use for dilution


4.FACIAL STEM:-Add 1-5 drops of essential oil to a pot of hot water. Cover head with a towel and allow steam to circulate inside the towel. This practice is excellent for opening sinuses, easing tension and invigorating the skin.

5.BATH/SPA:-An aromatic bath is a luxurious way to relax, pamper the skin or feel better when unwell or tired. Add your favorite oil in your bath tub after diluting the oil in carrier oil and feel the heaven and health. A general safe dose is 5-10 drops mixed with 1 cup of salt or emulsifier.

6.COMPRESSES:-Compresses are great way to apply essential oils to bruises, aches and pains or skin problem. Mix 10 drops of essential oil in 4 oz hot water. Soak a clean cloth and wrap the area to be treated. Leave the compress on for 10-20 mins.


1.TEA TREE OIL-Natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, reduces bad odors and can help stimulate the immune system

2.PEPPERMINT-Support digestion, improves focus, boosts energy, fever reducer, headaches and muscle pain relief.

3.ROSE:-Incredible for reducing skin inflammation and great for creating glowing skin. Add a few drops in your face cream and enjoy the essence of beauty.

4.ROSEMARY:-Can naturally thickens hair so it is great to add to homemade shampoos. Also it improves brain function and memory so it’s great to used when working ,reading or studying.

5.LAVENDER:-Helps with relaxation, improves mood and heal burns and cut.

Essential oil can be very useful and beneficial. But one must consult a aroma therapist/doctor before using essential oils for long time. Being a part of alternative medicine, essential oils are widely accepted for their uses in various areas of our life.

Dr.Shireesha Maddali AROMATHERAPIST