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By- James Ponds
If you're like many other Americans, you probably have a full-time job, a spouse and kids. Since it's difficult to obtain necessary family time when you have work and other responsibilities to tend to, you probably look forward to upcoming vacations. Family trips create memories, and these meaningful memories form strong family bonds. Here are some things you can do on these getaways that will build closer family connections.
Start a Tradition
Whether you go on an Alaskan skiing trip or a Bahamas cruise, think about creating vacation traditions, as they are a great way to strengthen your family bond. Some ideas for traditions are finding seashells, having picnics or telling jokes. Regardless of what you choose, make sure that everyone participates. As long as you show enthusiasm about the experience, others will follow your lead.
Vacation traditions are great to establish, especially if you have kids. These experiences can be passed on to your children's children, and so on. Additionally, traditions create memories everyone can think about fondly over the year until the next vacation.
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Plan Family Activities
While you don't have to do everything together the entire time, it's important to plan outings to the local museum, amusement park or another place of interest. Incorporate activities that everyone will enjoy, especially the kids. Consider allowing the kids to choose fun ventures. Give them a list of possibilities and let them make some decisions. They will be excited they were able to help.
When planning activities, realize that you'll also want to arrange for downtime. Although you'll probably want to do as much as you can on vacation, make sure you take a little time for rest and relaxation. Don't be afraid to take a day to lounge by the hotel pool with the kids. They certainly won't mind. After all, you don't want to wear yourself out so much that you'll need to recover from your vacation when you get home.
Get Rid of Distractions
It's not enough just to spend a lot of time together; make sure you spend high-quality time with your family. One way to focus on quality in addition to quantity is to have everyone turn off their electronics when engaging in family activities. Phones, iPads or gaming systems are distractions that take away from a complete-family focus.
Vacations are the easiest times to give your full attention to your family because you're able to leave your responsibilities at home and focus on the most important people in your life. Don't think about stressors; instead, focus on the memories that you're making. If your head and heart aren't entirely devoted to vacation activities with your family, your kids are bound to notice. Your family bond will grow significantly by getting rid of all distractions and giving your kids and significant other the attention they deserve.
Going on vacations is an excellent way for families to spend quality time togetheristockphotos
Try Something New
As an adult, you've done and seen a multitude of things your kids haven't. Because your kids would love to see you try something new, find an activity that your family hasn't done before. For example, go on an amusement park ride or rent scooters. If you take the time to learn something for the first time as a family, you'll create an experience that your children won't soon forget. Try things that are out of your comfort zone and that you can't do at home. Not only should trying something new be a vacation priority, but this process can become a vacation tradition for kids and adults alike.
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Know That Trips Aren't Perfect
Even though your vacation will be fun and memorable, it's essential to realize the trip won't be perfect. The kids may have fights or throw temper tantrums, or the weather might be rainy and cold. Expect the unexpected. The most important thing is that you are spending valuable time with the family.
Going on vacations is an excellent way for families to spend quality time together. Having the opportunity to focus solely on each other is sure to keep your family members growing closer every trip.
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The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.
The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.
These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.
The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.
The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.
The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.
The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.
It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.
Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.
The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)
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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.
"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.
He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.
Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.
"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.
Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,
"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)
Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.
Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough. It is commonly observed that while many people take their skincare routine seriously, a majority of them neglect to moisturise the body. It is important to keep in mind that timing matters a lot when it comes to applying moisturisers. Therefore, knowing the appropriate time to apply body lotion is essential.
Take a look at the ideal times to moisturise your body shared by Kimi Jain, Head of Retail, KIMRICA.
Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. The skin is constantly exposed to harsh chemicals and pollutants when you're outside which is why using a protective and soothing moisturiser while going out is necessary. Kimirica's Five Elements Body Lotion comes with natural Aloe Vera extracts that act as a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that helps protect your skin and provide a deep nourishing effect.
Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. | Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash
After showering, Shaving and Washing hands
After you take a shower, your skin has the maximum moisture and moisturisers work effectively on hydrated skin. That is why dermatologists always recommend applying moisturiser right after getting out of the shower. When applied early, moisturisers are able to trap some water that's still in the body and hydrate the body. Shaving not only helps you to get rid of unwanted body hair but also removes the surface skin cells. To soothe any skin irritation and protect the exposed skin from dryness, apply any hydrating moisturiser that gives your skin a natural glow. The increasing use of antibacterial soaps and hand wash takes a toll on your hand disrupting the natural skin barrier. To protect your hands from cracking and dryness, you can use the brand's Bouquet Hand Lotion that comes with a rich combination of sweet almond oil, Shea butter, grape seed extracts, Olive Oil and Jojoba Oil.
The increasing use of antibacterial soaps and hand wash takes a toll on your hand disrupting the natural skin barrier. | Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash
During and After Your Flights
Travelling makes your skin dryer, the reason being the low humidity and the recycled air inside. As body lotions are available in small sizes, it is advisable that you should carry your body lotion and apply it during your flight and once you land as this will help in combating the skin drying issue.
Research has shown that the skin effectively repairs itself from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. That's why you should always make sure to moisturise your skin on or before this time. Also, it has been observed that the skin's trans-epidermal water loss increases during sleep which takes away plenty of moisture from the skin. So, all these reasons make it quite clear as to why you should always moisturise your body before going to sleep.
Research has shown that the skin effectively repairs itself from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Photo by Aily Torres on Unsplash
Exfoliation is an important step in any skincare routine but applying body lotion post exfoliating is equally required. Exfoliating results in the removal of dead skin cells which makes space for a new layer of skin. Applying body lotion will help to soothe the top layer of skin and also strengthen the moisture barrier.
Applying body lotion will help to soothe the top layer of skin and also strengthen the moisture barrier. | Photo by Nati Melnychuk on Unsplash
Workout sessions are often sweaty and tiring but preparing your skin before stepping out is very important as exercising outside often leads to dryness. Applying light-weight body lotion before your session is recommended. (IANS/ MBI)
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