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If you're like us and need a good dose of vitamin D in December, January or February, you'll want to know the best places for winter sun to escape on a beach, city or adventure break.

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Going away when the cold weather sets in is, in our opinion, the best time for a sunny trip abroad: there's very little chance of a heatwave in Britain and you'll be rocking a real tan when everyone loses theirs.

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It doesn't have to cost the earth either as there are so many cheap winter sun opportunities if you know where to look.

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With this in mind, we're bringing you ideas for the best destinations for winter sun Europe and the rest of the world have to offer, from the white sands of Goa to the delicious Mediterranean mezze you can gorge on in Cyprus.

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These trips that you can book with sunshine specialist Olympic Holidays make for sun-kissed breaks that will leave your Insta followers envious when the UK freezes. Check out the best winter sun destinations...

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Goa

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This seaside paradise has earned its reputation as a top Indian hotspot thanks to its gorgeous white sand beaches, fascinating historic sites and laidback local charm. Temperatures reach 28 degrees between December and February, and whether you head for north or south Goa, you're in for a treat.

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Having been a melting pot of races and cultures over the centuries, you'll find so much to do when you're not sunning yourself on the sands, with a wealth of old churches, temples, forts and incredible food that's particularly diverse thanks to its Portuguese rule up until the 1960s. Don't miss the amazing seafood: try shrimp in a coconut curry, pork vindaloo, cashew marzipan and bebinca, a desert made with coconut and almonds.

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Tenerife

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The largest of the Canary Islands is home to the lunar landscape of El Teide National Park, which is well worth a trip during your winter sun escape. Fresh Mediterranean food (tomatoes, bananas, grapes and potatoes) are all grown on Tenerife as standard too and there's plenty of home-grown wines to try.

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Be sure to visit the vibrant capital city of Santa Cruz to check out its interesting architecture, churches, museums and lively market. Or for the best views, take a trip up Mount Teide on a cable car. 

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Cyprus

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Legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, and blessed with affordable year-round sun, you’ll be hard pressed to discover everything Cyprus has to offer in one week. With historical sites, charming villages, rich vineyards and, of course, golden beaches that have clear waters and the occasional shipwreck to dive and explore, Cyprus is a winter sun haven.

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You'll want to dig into the traditional Cypriot mezze with up to 20 small sharing dishes, like halloumi, stuffed vine leaves and hummus. And if you’ve had your fill, you can visit the many boutiques and designer outlets. 

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Gran Canaria

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Best known for its stunning sand dunes and incredible dive sites that include majestic shipwrecks, Gran Canaria is a top winter sun destination. Las Palmas, the capital city, is vibrant and has a load of must-see sights including the Casa de Colon (Columbus House), Las Palmas Cathedral, museums and a marvellous beach.

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You can also get to know the diverse landscapes and stunning sands of the southern coastline. Gran Canaria's rocky, mountainous interior has weird and wonderful formations and lush foothills with amazing views that are perfect for hiking or biking. 

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Six hours from the UK, Gambia is one of the smallest yet heritage-rich African countries and an extremely welcoming spot for a winter sun holiday.

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A break here can be as busy or as relaxed as you desire, with everything from bustling markets and busy cities (Bakau, Serekunda and capital Banjul) to a 30-mile stretch of golden sand beaches fringed with palm trees. There's almost zero rainfall and average temperatures of around 30 degrees from November to June. 

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Fuerteventura

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The second largest of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura lies just 100 kilometres from the north African coast so it benefits from a fantastic year round climate. With beautiful, broad sandy beaches and peaceful resorts, it's ideal for a relaxing getaway.

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Suited for travellers of all ages looking for a well-earned beach break, especially during the winter months, Fuerteventura is the perfect antidote to the cold British weather. For those who like to get active, it has great conditions for surfing and windsurfing, plus its 150 beaches are renowned as being the best in the Canaries.

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\r\n","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"sch_body":" It's official. The autumn leaves are falling and summer is well and truly over (sob), but there's one good thing about the arrival of the cold weather: those beachy winter sun destinations are calling! If you're like us and need a good dose of vitamin D in December, January or February, you'll want to know the best places for winter sun to escape on a beach, city or adventure break. Going away when the cold weather sets in is, in our opinion, the best time for a sunny trip abroad: there's very little chance of a heatwave in Britain and you'll be rocking a real tan when everyone loses theirs. It doesn't have to cost the earth either as there are so many cheap winter sun opportunities if you know where to look. With this in mind, we're bringing you ideas for the best destinations for winter sun Europe and the rest of the world have to offer, from the white sands of Goa to the delicious Mediterranean mezze you can gorge on in Cyprus. These trips that you can book with sunshine specialist Olympic Holidays make for sun-kissed breaks that will leave your Insta followers envious when the UK freezes. Check out the best winter sun destinations... Goa This seaside paradise has earned its reputation as a top Indian hotspot thanks to its gorgeous white sand beaches, fascinating historic sites and laidback local charm. Temperatures reach 28 degrees between December and February, and whether you head for north or south Goa, you're in for a treat.   Having been a melting pot of races and cultures over the centuries, you'll find so much to do when you're not sunning yourself on the sands, with a wealth of old churches, temples, forts and incredible food that's particularly diverse thanks to its Portuguese rule up until the 1960s. Don't miss the amazing seafood: try shrimp in a coconut curry, pork vindaloo, cashew marzipan and bebinca, a desert made with coconut and almonds. Tenerife The largest of the Canary Islands is home to the lunar landscape of El Teide National Park, which is well worth a trip during your winter sun escape. Fresh Mediterranean food (tomatoes, bananas, grapes and potatoes) are all grown on Tenerife as standard too and there's plenty of home-grown wines to try. Be sure to visit the vibrant capital city of Santa Cruz to check out its interesting architecture, churches, museums and lively market. Or for the best views, take a trip up Mount Teide on a cable car.  Cyprus Legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, and blessed with affordable year-round sun, you’ll be hard pressed to discover everything Cyprus has to offer in one week. With historical sites, charming villages, rich vineyards and, of course, golden beaches that have clear waters and the occasional shipwreck to dive and explore, Cyprus is a winter sun haven. You'll want to dig into the traditional Cypriot mezze with up to 20 small sharing dishes, like halloumi, stuffed vine leaves and hummus. And if you’ve had your fill, you can visit the many boutiques and designer outlets.  Gran Canaria Best known for its stunning sand dunes and incredible dive sites that include majestic shipwrecks, Gran Canaria is a top winter sun destination. Las Palmas, the capital city, is vibrant and has a load of must-see sights including the Casa de Colon (Columbus House), Las Palmas Cathedral, museums and a marvellous beach. You can also get to know the diverse landscapes and stunning sands of the southern coastline. Gran Canaria's rocky, mountainous interior has weird and wonderful formations and lush foothills with amazing views that are perfect for hiking or biking.  The Gambia Six hours from the UK, Gambia is one of the smallest yet heritage-rich African countries and an extremely welcoming spot for a winter sun holiday. A break here can be as busy or as relaxed as you desire, with everything from bustling markets and busy cities (Bakau, Serekunda and capital Banjul) to a 30-mile stretch of golden sand beaches fringed with palm trees. There's almost zero rainfall and average temperatures of around 30 degrees from November to June.  Fuerteventura The second largest of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura lies just 100 kilometres from the north African coast so it benefits from a fantastic year round climate. With beautiful, broad sandy beaches and peaceful resorts, it's ideal for a relaxing getaway. Suited for travellers of all ages looking for a well-earned beach break, especially during the winter months, Fuerteventura is the perfect antidote to the cold British weather. For those who like to get active, it has great conditions for surfing and windsurfing, plus its 150 beaches are renowned as being the best in the Canaries. 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So, one must ensure to fill at least 1/4th of your plate with protein-rich foods for every meal, as a general guideline to meeting our daily protein requirements, \" she says. \r\n\r\nSo, here are her tips to get started on a protein-rich diet: \r\n\r\nTrack your intake\r\n\r\n\"In order to learn the various protein-rich sources of foods one you could simply look it through an online tool called Protein Index, that helps list out all the whole foods that are protein-rich. And in order to know how much protein you are already consuming daily, you can track the same by using the Protein-O-Meter, a freely available online protein calculator developed by Right To Protein Initiative to help Indians, across different age-groups track their daily protein\r\nintake and help them make necessary improvements by providing relevant suggestions.\" \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat you can eat\r\n\r\n\"A protein-rich diet can make it easier for your body to combat acute or chronic diseases. To obtain your daily dose of dietary protein, you can rely on the following food sources:\r\n• Eggs\r\n• Lean meat\r\n• Fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, trout\r\n• Legumes, pulses such as lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, soybeans\r\n• Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt\r\n• Nuts such as walnuts, pine nuts, hazelnuts\r\n• Whole grains such as  buckwheat, quinoa, millets, oats\r\n• Veggies such as broccoli, yellow sweet corn, peas, edamame, kale, Brussels sprouts\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHow does protein help?\r\n\r\nNmami explains: \r\n\"Your immune system works through the usage of certain protein molecules called antibodies. These antibodies come into action as a response to harmful foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses. Vaccinations also work by stimulating the release of antibodies in the body, whenever required.\r\n\r\nCytokines are also a group of proteins that are specifically secreted by the immune system. These cytokines are used by your body to signal for regulation of immunity. A special kind of cytokine protein known as tumour necrosis factor (TNF) can signal the destruction of unhealthy cells including cancer cells. It also works against bacterial and viral infections.\r\n\r\nThe structural units of protein are called amino acids. Glutamine is a type of amino acid that helps in the production of cytokines and regulating the immune system when the body needs it.\r\n\r\nThere is specific type of cells for adaptive immunity called T- cells. 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A Full Moon in partnership-oriented Libra on Tuesday helps us strengthen our relationship dynamics at a pivotal moment. Messenger Mercury enters Aries on Saturday, helping the zodiac learn how to ask for what we want.\r\n\r\nAries\r\n\r\nIt’s all about you, Aries! The Universe’s gift to you is the annual Full Moon in Libra on Tuesday, manifesting a soul mate relationship even while social distancing. Mercury enters your sign on Saturday, giving you the bravery to own what you want without apology. Own your power and be clear in asking for your desires!\r\n\r\nTaurus\r\n\r\nDoctor’s orders, Taurus! A Full Moon in your Libra-ruled wellness sector on Tuesday gives you breakthroughs related to your health. Take care of yourself! Mercury lights up your Aries-ruled dream and intuition sector, giving you accurate gut-feelings—trust what you know to be true!\r\n\r\nGemini\r\n\r\nSpeak from the heart, Gemmy! Tuesday’s Libra Full Moon inspires you to share your emotions with people who need to hear them. Vulnerability is your power! Then Mercury enters your Aries-ruled friendship and community sector, helping you feel connected to your friends—even if it’s not IRL.\r\n\r\nCancer\r\n\r\nYou’re safe in your shell, Cancer! The Libra Full Moon on Tuesday uplifts your emotional security, your family of origin, and the places where you feel at home. You are so deserving of this safety! On Saturday, Mercury enters your Aries-ruled career sector, giving you lightning-fast problem-solving skills. If you feel passionate about something, run with it!\r\n\r\nLeo\r\n\r\nIt’s not what you say, but how you say it, Leo! The diplomatic Full Moon in Libra on Tuesday helps you understand that you get more with honey than you do with vinegar, helping you work on your communication skills. On Saturday, Mercury enters your Aries-ruled expansion zone. Your curiosity will be off the charts—follow it!\r\n\r\nVirgo\r\n\r\nWhat does security mean to you, Virgo? The Full Moon in Libra on Tuesday helps you get clear on what you need to feel safe, personally and financially. Mercury enters your Aries-ruled intimacy zone on Saturday, bringing you some intense sexual fantasies that might even play out IRL.\r\n\r\nLibra\r\n\r\nNeed a cosmic reset, Libra? Tuesday’s Full Moon in your sign helps you reset the areas of your life that you want to improve. Let go of what you need to and start anew. Mercury enters your Aries-ruled negotiation sector, helping you own your desires and help out others, too.\r\n\r\nScorpio\r\n\r\nThe closure is a gift you can give to yourself, Scorpio! The Full Moon in Libra on Tuesday inspires you to let go of all the petty dramas that hold you back from authenticity and joy. Mercury enters your Aries-ruled health sector on Saturday, giving you insight on how to take care of yourself during this troubled time.\r\n\r\nSagittarius\r\n\r\nSee you in the Zoom room, Sag? The Full Moon in Libra on Tuesday provides a space—probably a digital one!—for you and your friends to laugh together. Make a plan to catch up! Mercury enters your Aries-ruled confidence zone on Saturday, boosting your self-esteem.\r\n\r\nCapricorn\r\n\r\nIt’s performance review time, Cappy! Tuesday’s Full Moon in Libra shines moonlight on your career. It could be time to take on new responsibilities or turn a passion project into a profit. Mercury enters your Aries-ruled home and emotional safety sector on Saturday, giving you the bravery to own your feels!\r\n\r\nAquarius\r\n\r\nReinvent everything, Aquarius. The Full Moon in Libra on Tuesday wants you to bring a new perspective to familiar places. Expand your vision by enrolling in an online class or reading a book. Mercury enters your Aries-ruled communication sector on Saturday, helping you straight talk.\r\n\r\nPisces\r\n\r\nFace the music, Pisces! Tuesday’s Full Moon in Libra helps you confront an uncomfortable truth with strength and resilience. You are so strong and so capable—you got this! 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I repeat, do NOT pee on a call.\r\n","modified":"2020-04-06 07:33:41","status":"1","field_full_dek":"If you’re one of the many people now living that Zoom life while we’re all socially distancing and isolating, you’re probably no stranger to the big, wide world of Zoom waiting rooms, audio/screen lag, and backgrounds. Along with the shininess of our new green-screen lives, however, comes the potential for major trouble. With that, here’s a v special edition of Cosmo Confessions: Zoom Edition!\r\n\r\n1. “I pretended my Wi-Fi cut out so that I could leave the video chat and dial in via phone call instead. This way, I could vape in secrecy (the call was scheduled for 2.5 hours). My coworker totally knew something was up and kept asking me about that weird crackling sound my vape was making. I said it was static.” —Morgan*, 26\r\n\r\n2. “I haven’t been wearing pants throughout the day. Instead, I wear a button-down top to look ‘professional’ and then only my cheeky underwear. It’s honestly a power play and I highly recommend doing it, incredibly empowering. HOWEVER, I had to get up in the middle of the meeting to grab something down on the ground—which I thought was out of view, but NOPE. My whole team got a nice view of my ass as I bent down to grab the reference book.” —Marina, 26\r\n\r\n3. “I don’t know how none of my coworkers haven’t noticed yet, but I’m literally never wearing pants. Like ever. Admittedly, I haven’t worn pants since March 11. Except for one pair of sweatpants that I put on for grocery store runs and then immediately wash.” —Maxwell, 29\r\n\r\n4. “I’ve been using Zoom for over three years now, but my most embarrassing moment happened back before Zoom would warn you before letting you into a room with your camera on. I was waiting in the Zoom lobby before a client call with a relatively new client. My cats were not getting along and trying to start a fight. I was full-on lecturing my cats, saying stuff like, ‘That is disrespectful. You’re cute but you’re so rude. You’re being a very bad cat right now, and I do not appreciate your cattitude,’ hoping they would cut it out before my important call. Turns out, Zoom had let me in the call already, and the clients were there. And yes, my camera was on. We all laughed about it, but I was red and sweaty for like 30 minutes afterwards.” —Deya, 24\r\n\r\n5. “I prop my phone up against my laptop screen so I can do shit on my phone. It looks like I’m paying attention when I’m actually getting read for filth on The Pattern.” —Olivia, 22\r\n\r\n6. “Last week, I had a call with a big client who had multiple people on the call. The night before, I did a Zoom meet up with friends and we were changing our backgrounds to different things. Little did I know that when you change your background on Zoom for one call, it stays that way until you change it back. I started my call with our client and didn’t pay attention to my video (I had multiple web pages I was flipping through). I thought the call was going well, we got about two minutes in until someone asked who was on my video. Confused, I quickly switched back to Zoom and saw HARRY STYLES as my background. My green-screen effect didn’t work correctly, so you could barely even see me. Embarrassed, I started to apologize and I had to explain to my client and their entire marketing team my crush on Harry Styles.” —Erin, 22\r\n\r\n7. “I definitely peed on a call last week. The video was off but the audio was on. The meeting was recorded.” —Maggie*, 27\r\n\r\n8. “My business partner and I were on a Zoom call with our group made up of 70 per cent men, with the video turned off. I was streaming off my Microsoft Surface Pro and it fell backwards, and somehow, the video must’ve turned on accidentally. I was picking at my toenails and chipping paint off when we received a private message from someone that we needed to turn our video off. Naturally, we couldn’t even pay attention for the rest of the meeting as we were both sick to our stomach with embarrassment. Needless to say, I’m very cautious of what I am doing on the other side of a Zoom call even if the video is turned off.” —Brook, 35\r\n\r\n9. “Early on in the quarantine, my company put a ‘happy hour’ on the calendar. At noon. I was the only one who didn’t realize that in this case, ‘happy hour’ meant a time to catch up—not a time to drink. I was the only one who came with a margarita—which totally made me look like I was drinking on the job. The worst part? After my mishap, our boss changed the name of our catch-ups from ‘happy hour’ to ‘team lunch.’ Oops!” —Abby, 24\r\n\r\n10. “I had an early morning, three-hour philosophy class and I was not feeling it at all. I got up straight out of bed and turned on Zoom but kept the video and mic turned off. The first two hours I paid attention, but after that, I couldn’t focus at all. I decided to lie down on my bed, and next thing I know, I had dozed off. I woke up 20 minutes later to everyone saying bye and thank you to the teacher. Still feeling guilty about it.” —Annie*, 23\r\n\r\n11. “We had our first exam for class today and I overestimated my ability to effectively take an exam while being watched through my webcam by not only my professor but also my whole class. I ran out of time, was distracted by my dog trying to attack my cat, was interrupted by my mom asking me if I wanted a cup of coffee, and was crying by the end of it.” —Daniella, 22\r\n\r\nQuotes have been lightly edited for clarity and length. \r\n\r\n \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/original.gif?qBFOe6tlhm59PjnUEJmCRtTmheUyaEVR","image1x1":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/original.gif?qBFOe6tlhm59PjnUEJmCRtTmheUyaEVR","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19965/11-video-meeting-confessions-thatll-have-you-double-checking-your-mute-button","created":"06 April 2020 ","time_created":"2020-04-06T13:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a32022911/zoom-horror-stories/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19961","title":"Your Daily Tarot For Monday April 6th","field_dek":"Our in-house Tarot card reader tells us what's in store for your Zodiac sign.\r\n","modified":"2020-04-06 06:18:35","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Aries ♈️\r\n\r\nGood news and new beginnings are on the cards. You will need to take action if you want your dreams to come true. The right opportunity is at your door so put in all your effort and seize the moment. Your health is good and your interpersonal relationships are strong. Your family and financial condition is also strong.\r\n\r\nTaurus ♉️\r\n\r\nKindness and generosity will be your strength today. You may find yourself in a position of authority or being well-respected by others. Take this responsibility seriously so that you can grow, while supporting and uplifting others around you. Your financial condition is stable.\r\n\r\nGemini ♊️\r\n\r\nYou will be optimistic, outgoing and full of energy. Your mature, energetic, and courageous nature will help you complete your tasks on time and prepare for the upcoming work. You will be in a very aggressive mode, so refrain from situations where you feel you can get irritated and lose your calm.\r\n\r\nCancer ♋️\r\n\r\nThe end of a major phase or aspect of your life that you realise is no longer working for you, is on the cards. Something far more valuable and essential will open up for you. You must close one door to open another. You need to put the past behind you and part ways, ready to embrace new opportunities and possibilities. It may be difficult to let go of the past, but you will soon see its importance and the promise of renewal and transformations.\r\n\r\nLeo ♌️\r\n\r\nYou will receive some message, this can be in the form of a happy news, important information or invitations to social events. It is the time for you to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Try to mend relationships and focus on your health.\r\n\r\nVirgo ♍️\r\n\r\nUnity and love in romantic relationships signifies harmony, mutual respect and appreciation in friendships and partnerships. There will be equality and balance in your life. You will be able to balance your work and professional life. Your health is good.\r\n\r\nLibra ♎️\r\n\r\nYou will experience prosperity, wealth, luxury, success and financial independence. Try to approach issues in a sensible, practical, no-nonsense manner and you will be successful. Do not be too strict with yourself or others. Try to eat a balanced diet. Your financial condition is stable.\r\n\r\nScorpio ♏️\r\n\r\nRemain emotionally mature when faced with negative energy from others. Use your intellect to make smart decisions and do not let other circumstances pull you down. Try to stay connected to your emotions and feelings and do not allow others to steer you off course.\r\n\r\nSagittarius ♐️\r\n\r\nGreat new beginnings and possibilities await you. You are satisfied and content in your personal, professional and financial life situations. You have worked quite hard and now you’re enjoying the rewards of your hard work. You do not have much expectation from the others, which will give you a sense of inner peace.\r\n\r\nCapricorn ♑️\r\n\r\nYour compassionate nature will help you guide people. It is important to be able to draw boundaries at this point in time, as emotional support is also emotional labour. Don’t wear yourself out and let your intuition guide you.\r\n\r\nAquarius ♒️\r\n\r\nThis is a time of great potential and opportunity for you right now and anything can happen. Use your creative mind to make the most of this time, and bring new ideas. Be ready for changes, which will reveal the goodness.\r\n\r\nPisces ♓️\r\n\r\nFeeling trapped, confined and anxious as you may be over-thinking things, the more you think about the situation, the more you will feel. It is time to get out of your head and let go of those thoughts. As you change your thoughts, you change your reality. Replace the negative thoughts with positive ones.\r\n\r\nPredictions by: Honey Grewal Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/soulgrounding/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/soulgrounding/ Email: honeydhaliwal@gmail.com\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"daily horo, daily tarot, daily astro, 6th april, friday, zodiac, sun sign, zodiac sign, taurus, aquarius, capricorn, sagittarius, pisces, monday astro, astrology, monday the 6th, april tarot, april tarot, 2020 horoscope, 2020 tarot, 2020 astrology, monday, cosmo india, cosmopolitan india","field_meta_keyword":"daily horo, daily tarot, daily astro, 6th april, friday, zodiac, sun sign, zodiac sign, taurus, aquarius, capricorn, sagittarius, pisces, monday astro, astrology, monday the 6th, april tarot, april tarot, 2020 horoscope, 2020 tarot, 2020 astrology, monday, cosmo india, cosmopolitan india","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/tarot_3.jpg?ShKho7lfCJ2Fh.BaJ.0wVugRU.vF8.NN","image1x1":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/tarot_3.jpg?ShKho7lfCJ2Fh.BaJ.0wVugRU.vF8.NN","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19961/your-daily-tarot-monday-april-6th","created":"06 April 2020 ","time_created":"2020-04-06T11:48:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19960","title":"This Weekend Brings Us an Astrological Event We Haven’t Seen in More Than 200 Years","field_dek":"Plus what it means for your sign.\r\n","modified":"2020-04-05 06:29:02","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Get ready: This weekend is bringing us some astro weather we haven’t seen in more than two centuries. This Saturday, April 4, brings the first of three Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions in Capricorn occurring in 2020—the other two will happen on June 30 and November 12. And this is a big deal: The last time Jupiter and Pluto met up in Capricorn was in 1771, during the Russian Plague (yep). This transit happens every 13 years in a different sign and serves as a marker for cultural change.\r\n\r\nRight now, we’ll all be feeling called to assert ourselves and work together to change our world. But be careful: Selfishness, jealousy, and greed can hinder us. Conversely, focusing entirely on spirituality can leave little room for practicality. It’s all about balance. This is a period to set aside our differences and work with others for the greater good. Think donating $$ if you can, joining a mutual aid group, checking in on your friends and fam, or getting involved in a political or humanitarian cause you believe in.\r\n\r\nThis transit emphasizes justice and the law (Jupiter) and transformation (Pluto). Which resonates: The world will never be the same as it was last month—or last week, for that matter. And right now, the universe is pushing us all to evolve.\r\n\r\nHere’s what that means for your sign:\r\n\r\nAries\r\n\r\nDo you have an interest in politics? If so, this is your chance to campaign for a cause or even run for office. If politics aren’t your thing, you can use your platform to support those who share your values in another area.\r\n\r\nTaurus\r\n\r\nYou know the world as we know it needs to change for the better. You’re using all of your power to bring work to fix or get rid of institutions and systems that we need to be done with. Like, y’know, the patriarchy.\r\n\r\nGemini\r\n\r\nYou’ve been known to be a tad flighty and you tend to avoid getting too deep with others. But now, all you want to do is connect with people on an intense level. Embracing people who are different from you will help you connect to the world.\r\n\r\nCancer\r\n\r\nIf you’ve been having issues with your boo, it’s all about to come to a head. Before giving up and walking away, try to make it work. Your relationship just needs some TLC.\r\n\r\nLeo\r\n\r\nCompetition is fierce with your colleagues rn. But that doesn’t mean you have to use manipulative tactics to get your way. Honesty and honor go a long way, especially in the workplace. Try to avoid drama.\r\n\r\nVirgo\r\n\r\nYou’re on all the dating apps and you have no problems getting matches, but you just can’t find anyone you actually like. You might be stuck on a former love. Allow yourself the opportunity to open your heart again with someone new.\r\n\r\nLibra\r\n\r\nYour creativity has been stifled, which has left you thirsting to start drama with your boo. Don’t allow your artistic issues to spill over into your personal life. Instead, start a new passion project.\r\n\r\nScorpio\r\n\r\nUse your voice to confront whatever (or whoever) is holding you back. You have the power (and social media following) to discuss your values and political views—and be heard. Tweet your heart out!\r\n\r\nSagittarius\r\n\r\nYou’ve been having money troubles, but with the right professional advice, you can boost your assets again. Take a risk—start a new side gig or apply for a job that feels like a reach. It could pay off.\r\n\r\nCapricorn\r\n\r\nYour life is changing so fast that your head’s starting to spin. It’s time to face the fact that you don’t have control right now—so go ahead and go with the flow.\r\n\r\nAquarius\r\n\r\nYou’re busy healing past wounds. Letting go of old hurts will allow you to open your heart to others, if you can work on loving yourself first. This process might take some time, but it’ll be worth it.\r\n\r\nPisces\r\n\r\nYour desire to give back is strong. You may even decide to cut out friends who don’t share your humanitarian beliefs. Instead, you’ll make some new connections with those who share your values—maybe your local mutual aid group.\r\n\r\n \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/Screenshot%202020-04-05%20at%2011.57.20%20AM.png?wcawrQXliYrXHr3BZDVk5YRvxOlLqJHz","image1x1":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/Screenshot%202020-04-05%20at%2011.57.20%20AM.png?wcawrQXliYrXHr3BZDVk5YRvxOlLqJHz","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19960/weekend-brings-us-astrological-event-we-havent-seen-more-200-years","created":"05 April 2020 ","time_created":"2020-04-05T13:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a32034064/jupiter-pluto-conjunction-2020-dates/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19958","title":"Tiger King: The Best Memes About the Wild Netflix Documentary","field_dek":"Including the reactions from Cardi B, Jared Leto and Kim K\r\n","modified":"2020-04-05 04:30:01","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Tiger King Netflix \r\n\r\nIf you haven't yet tuned into Netflix's latest true crime series Tiger King what are you even doing?\r\n\r\nThe seven part series which landed on Netflix on March 20 tells the story of Joe Exotic, a gun-toting, mullet-ed, polygamist who runs a huge roadside zoo in Oklahoma, housing a huge number of tigers, lions and other animals and his rivalry with local animal rights activist, Carole Baskin. It also includes drug lords, murder plots, amputations and country music videos. Yup, we said it was a wild ride.\r\n\r\nAs we find ourselves in our own form of captivity, self-isolating to help stop the spread of Covid-19, Tiger King could not have arrived at a better time. So for the ultimate distraction from what's going on in the world, here are some of the best memes and tweets to come out of the craziest Netflix show to date...\r\n \r\n\r\nThe docuseries is getting many viewers through lockdown\r\n\r\n\r\nMe explaining #TigerKing to my mom:\r\n\r\nThere's a magician, meth head, tiger tamer, country singer, gay polygamist, an Alex Jones type but with live tigers in his videos, and presidential/gubernatorial candidate.\r\n\r\nMom: that's too many people to track\r\n\r\nMe: oh that's just one guy\r\n— Pete Stegemeyer (@itspeterj) March 24, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nJoe Exotic: “Alright, I’m gonna be honest...someone just got their arm ripped off by a Tiger.”\r\nPeople in da gift shop buying their key chains: #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/Uk78or5Us9\r\n— 𝙕𝘼𝙄𝙉 (@ZAINRXJA) April 3, 2020\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nYou know Netflix was sittin on #TigerKing and when quarantine hit they were like pic.twitter.com/ZkVAYTcJro\r\n— Drew Talbert (@DrewTalbert) March 26, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nMe: Oh cool, a documentary about tigers. Let me check this out. #TigerKing\r\n\r\nMe ten minutes later: pic.twitter.com/LMpKFnBCPe\r\n— Bill Welker (@MMAontheRocks) March 25, 2020\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nThe 5 stages of Quarantine:\r\n\r\n1. Bored\r\n2. Fearful\r\n3. Horny\r\n4. Angry\r\n5. OMG TIGER KING\r\n— Jarvis (@jarvis_best) March 28, 2020\r\n\r\nDuring this difficult time, celebs have proved they're just like us. Absolutely obsessed with the chaotic energy of the show\r\n\r\n\r\nHi. Here’s Sylvester Stallone dressed up like Jeff Lowe from #TigerKing with his wife as Carole and his daughter as Joe Exotic. That’s it. Have a great night because it made mine. pic.twitter.com/thcgR7VilJ\r\n— Chase Snyder (@ChasingSnyder) April 1, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\n#DwightExotic pic.twitter.com/Ai6m9M8vwU\r\n— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) March 30, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\npic.twitter.com/Vh67qbW0Q6\r\n— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 26, 2020\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nHas anyone seen Tiger King on Netflix?!?! It is crazy!!!!\r\n— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 22, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nGot my popcorn. Pressing play on #TigerKing Episode 1. Let’s do this @Netflix #JaredLetoCinemaClub pic.twitter.com/ZfDX2QW9F1\r\n— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) March 27, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nBout to start a gofundme account for Joe .He shall be free.\r\n— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 28, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nif u haven’t started watching “Tiger King” yet you’re trippin\r\n— JoJo. (@iamjojo) March 23, 2020\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nTiger king on Netflix is wild.\r\n— samsmith (@samsmith) March 24, 2020\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nMany viewers found themselves admiring Joe Exotic's well, exotic wardrobe\r\n\r\n\r\nCoachella fashion is either Joe Exotic or Carole Baskin, there’s no in between pic.twitter.com/ik2kAYNuSA\r\n— Amanda Hutcheon (@amanda_hutcheon) March 29, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nJOE EXOTIC LOW KEY A FASHION ICON\r\n— DJ ASTRO 8000 (@Astro8000_) March 25, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nI had to do a style trend report for work and you better fucking believe I did it on Joe Exotic pic.twitter.com/ouwXdKQ2dd\r\n— FKA twigs talking about snakes (@tacobellaswan) March 26, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nMe and the homies this coming Halloween #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/Fd2QN6ulhy\r\n— alia thorpe (@aliakatsi) March 24, 2020\r\n\r\nAnd his musical talents...\r\n\r\n\r\nme when joe exotic’s music video started:\r\n\r\nme approximately 4 seconds later: pic.twitter.com/p2hgSyK95i\r\n— lacey murray (@laceymurray25) April 3, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nMe every time they played Joe Exotic’s music videos #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/SOpqEYRXqY\r\n— Chanel🦋 (@Chanelsobubbly) March 25, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nAlexa, play “I Saw A Tiger” by Joe Exotic #TigerKingNetflix pic.twitter.com/MV5GC3WMEC\r\n— Keℓℓy Smith (@Wiz__Kellyfa) March 25, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\ngonna tell my kids this was Tim McGraw 🐅 #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/bd5NZBWzV7\r\n— Trey Henry (@trey_henry) March 24, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nJoe Exotic’s music is low key a bop #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/2OuXGRe7Zd\r\n— Emma Seynemeier (@emmaseyne) March 25, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nListening to Joe Exotic’s music....mans lowkey had some bops #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/9Uc2b8e4d0\r\n— ~Alexandria~ (@DOPECHICKBEATS) March 25, 2020\r\n\r\nSome are filling their spare time casting for the Tiger King feature film\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nmy choice in casting for the inevitable #TigerKing movie\r\n\r\nMichael Keaton as Joe\r\nNicole Sullivan as Carole\r\nJim Carrey as Doc Antle\r\nVince Vaughn as Jeff Lowe\r\nShia LaBeouf as John Finlay\r\nAshton Kutcher as Travis\r\nWillem Defoe as Rick Kirkham\r\nSteve Buscemi as Howard pic.twitter.com/DhPMO7eWqe\r\n— jenn ツ 2.0 (@JennWidmayer) March 30, 2020\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nUm, step aside, pal. You’re way too young and buff and you know it. You could probably pull off Maldonado still, actually. Wouldn’t that be fun?\r\n— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) March 26, 2020\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nBoom, cast. You can’t change my mind. #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/BdIy1bPKWR\r\n— John DeLuca (@Johnny_DeLuca) March 28, 2020\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nDaniel mcbride would be perfect to play a show based off tiger king #TigerKingNetflix #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/Ml9qYGUhiO\r\n— Hairgawd (@Hairgawd2) March 24, 2020\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nIf #TigerKing were a movie, these three MUST be in it! Somebody needs to do it! 😂\r\n\r\nDanny McBride as Joe Exotic\r\nMelissa McCarthy as Carole\r\nWill Ferrell as Doc Antel pic.twitter.com/3uV2qob0BW\r\n— Josh Stump (@JoshStump) March 25, 2020\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nPlease cast Florence Pugh as a young Carole Baskin. #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/MLtwtfFPk2\r\n— Garin Pirnia (@gpirnia) March 29, 2020\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe pettiness of the Joe-Carole rivalry is standing in for office gossip but we're still not sure who, if anybody, is\"right\"...\r\n\r\n\r\ni’m telling my kids this is joe exotic and carole baskin #tigerking pic.twitter.com/NKjFCSaDrm\r\n— toxey (@toxeyhaze) April 2, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\n*Coronavirus hits*#joeexotic : I can’t explain it but Carole Baskins’ somehow behind this pic.twitter.com/rGLvNNv7M5\r\n— Raj (@rajdoescomedy) March 31, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nJoe exotic, Carole Baskin & Doc Antle trying to figure out who’s exploiting big cats #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/Hm8mycshrV\r\n— Darcey Weatherill (@darceyweather1) March 25, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nme trying to figure out how Carole is saving tigers when she also keeps them in cages 🧐 #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/8HPbAkRpjA\r\n— Emily Palmer (@emilyy_palmer_) March 26, 2020\r\n\r\nUltimately, thanks to Tiger King we'll never forget this time in our lives\r\n\r\n\r\nNo one:\r\n\r\nJoe Exotic’s eyebrow ring:#TigerKing pic.twitter.com/3eBQmphnwq\r\n— Jordan Nichole (@jordannorkus) April 2, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nJust finished watching Tiger King all the way through again because I had to make sure Joe Exotic actually talked about his husband’s balls in his face during his husband’s funeral or if that was a fever dream I had\r\n— tay (@BeefedUpBaddie) April 3, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\n91% of my day has been texting people about #TigerKing 😂 pic.twitter.com/ic1b7LBrIN\r\n— Ashley Marie Sieb (@AshleySieb) March 22, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nThis is the only greeting I will be using and accepting from now on #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/fmJktlPpwN\r\n— Officer Cool Cat Daddo (@officerdaddo) March 29, 2020\r\n\r\n\r\nMe leaving quarantine after Binging #TigerKing and listening to Joe Exotic music pic.twitter.com/OPtF5Q6T1U\r\n— Joe Bononno (@JoseTheCuervo) March 26, 2020\r\n\r\nTiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is now streaming on Netflix.\r\n\r\n \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/tiger-king-joe-exotic-1584966900.jpeg?IdR._GMVT4.dwm01jwG0YL8t.teFj87A","image1x1":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/tiger-king-joe-exotic-1584966900.jpeg?IdR._GMVT4.dwm01jwG0YL8t.teFj87A","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19958/tiger-king-best-memes-about-wild-netflix-documentary","created":"05 April 2020 ","time_created":"2020-04-05T10:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/entertainment/a31969837/tiger-king-best-memes-netflix-documentary/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19954","title":"Chakra Oils 101: How to Heal and Feel Fabulous Instantly","field_dek":"Feeling stressed, depressed and not your best? Paro's resident aromatherapist Colin G Hall tells you a fragrant way to balance yourself.\r\n","modified":"2020-04-03 12:18:38","status":"1","field_full_dek":"From battling pandemics to health resolutions going awry - the year 2020 has been off to a not-so-perfect start. \r\n\r\nSo, if you are using the isolation time to introspect and assess your life, behaviours and relationships - here's a way to do just that by including chakra oils in your self-care regime.\r\n\r\nAccording to wellness experts our body comprises of 7 Chakras that are believed to be linked to our physical and spiritual selves. If all your Chakras are balanced, you are happier, stronger and living your best life! However, any imbalance may just take a toll on your health and can also affect your mood too. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\"Our chakras are constantly in a state of rotation. The term ‘Chakra’ is a Sanskrit word, which literally means “wheel of light.” They are described as a spinning wheel of light and colour, located along the spine from the sacrum to the crown or top of the head. Each of the seven traditional chakras has a physical, emotional, creative and a spiritual component to them. They act as a map of our inner world – the relationship we have with ourselves and how to experience the energy of life in its many forms, within our environment,\" says Colin G Hall, aromatherapist, Paro by Good Earth \r\n\r\nWhat are the 7 chakras and how do they affect us? \r\n\r\nAccording to Hall, each chakra is situated near a physical hormonal gland in the body and has the ability to push life energy through the body to ensure vitality. These energy centres receive and emit potent energy constantly, acting as warehouses and transmitters of Universal Energy, for example, if someone upsets you with a hurtful remark, this manifests in stress, anxiety or anger and is felt either deep in the stomach, represented by the solar plexus chakra or the heart represented by the heart chakra.  \r\n\r\nSo, depending on where our thoughts are based will result in a specific state of health manifested in a specific area of the body. Here is his handy guide to align your chakras with the help of essential oils:\r\n\r\nMuladhara: 1st Chakra (Base or Root Chakra)\r\n\r\nThe first chakra, controls body solid structures, such as the spinal column, bones, teeth, and nails, also the blood, building process of cells, the colon, and rectal area. \r\n\r\nAny imbalances in the base/root chakra can cause weight problems, haemorrhoids, constipation, sciatica, degenerative arthritis, knee problems.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEssential Oils which can be used to balance this chakra are:\r\n\r\nFrankincense, Deodar (Himalayan Cedarwood), Grapefruit, Myrrh, Copaiba, Carrot Seed, Cardamom, Patchouli, Benzoin, Vetiver and Ginger.\r\n\r\nYou can use them as:\r\n\r\nFoot Massage: blend two drops of Vetiver, two drops of Patchouli, four drops of Frankincense four drops of Himalayan Cedarwood into 30 mls of Jojoba oil and massage. \r\n\r\nFull body massage: Four drops of Vetiver, four drops of Ginger and four drops of Cardamom into 30 mls of Jojoba oil. \r\n\r\nDiffuser: Three drops of Grapefruit into the diffuser.\r\n\r\nSvadhisthana: 2nd Chakra (Sacral or sexual chakra)\r\n\r\nThis chakra focuses on sensation, feeling and movement. The sacral chakra is located between the navel and the front of the pelvis. Any imbalances may cause uterine, kidney or bladder problems, impotence, frigidity, stiff or sore lower back. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEssential Oils which can be used to balance this chakra are\r\n\r\nRose Geranium, Rose, Vetiver, Ginger, Ylang Ylang, Petitgrain, Mandarin, Sweet Orange, Myrrh, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, \r\n\r\nYou can use them as:\r\n\r\nLower Back Massage: blend two drops of Geranium, four drops of Petitgrain and two drops of Ylang Ylang. \r\n\r\nFull body massage: Four drops of Mandarin, four drops of Jasmine and four drops and four drops of Myrrh \r\n\r\nDiffuser: Three drops of Rose Geranium\r\n\r\nManipura: 3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra)\r\n\r\nThe solar plexus chakra is the power station of the body, physically related to the nervous, digestive and immune systems and associated with the pancreas. The governing colour is yellow. Any imbalance will cause diabetes, ulcers, hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels), digestive disorders.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nEssential Oils which can be used to balance this chakra are\r\n\r\nBergamot FCF, Lemon, Carrot Seed, Juniper Berry, Himalayan Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Fir Needle.\r\n\r\nYou can use them as:\r\n\r\nTummy and lower to middle back massage:  Blend 4 drops of Fir Needle, 2 drops of Himalayan Cedarwood and two drops of Bergamot FCF to 20 ml of jojoba oil, proceed to massage. \r\n\r\nFull body massage: blend 6 drops of Bergamot FCF, two drops of Juniper Berry and four drops of Ylang Ylang to 30 ml of Jojoba oil. \r\n\r\nDiffuser: simply add three drops of Lemon to the diffuser.\r\n\r\nAnahata: 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra)\r\n\r\nThe heart chakra is associated with the emotions and some scholars believe it to be the seat of the mind and the soul. It is associated with the thymus gland and is located midway in the chakra system denoted by the colour green- the middle of the spectrum of light. An imbalance will cause high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease/problems, asthma.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEssential Oils which can be used to balance this chakra are\r\n\r\nFrankincense, Neroli, Petitgrain, Bergamot FCF, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Sweet Inula \r\n\r\nYou can use them as:\r\n\r\nChest and upper back massage: Four drops of Neroli, two drops of Petitgrain and two of Lavender. \r\n\r\nFull body massage: Six drops of Lavender, four Petitgrain and two Frankincense \r\n\r\nDiffuser: simply three drops of Neroli\r\n\r\nVisuddhi: 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra)\r\n\r\nThe throat chakra is concerned with the free flow of communication at all levels. Its colour is turquoise or light blue. On the physical level this chakra governs the proper functioning of the throat area and thyroid, which under stress can cause sore throat, stiff neck, colds, thyroid problems, hearing problems. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEssential Oils which can be used to balance this chakra are\r\n\r\nFrankincense, Roman Chamomile, Bergamot FCF, Cypress. \r\n\r\nYou can use them as: \r\n\r\nGentle decollate and neck massage: Blend four drops of Frankincense, two of German Chamomile and two of Cypress to 20 mls of Jojoba oil\r\n\r\nFull body massage: blend six drops of Frankincense, four of Bergamot FCF and two of Cypress to 30 mls of Jojoba oil\r\n\r\nDiffuser: simply add three drops of Cypress to the diffuser.\r\n\r\nAjna: 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra)\r\n\r\nThe brow chakra is the “inner eye” of the imagination, creativity and dreaming. Located below the centre of the forehead, just above and between the brows and is our “inner eye”. It’s colour is indigo and, like the crown chakra, has been linked with the both pineal and pituitary glands. When in imbalance you may suffer from headaches, blindness, nightmares, eyestrain, blurred vision.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEssential Oils which can be used to balance this chakra are\r\n\r\nCarrot Seed, Peppermint Eucalyptus, Helichrysum, Himalayan Cedarwood\r\n\r\nYou can use them as: \r\n\r\nHead massage: blend two drops of Peppermint Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Radiata) and two drops of Himalayan cedarwood to 10 mls of Jojoba oil, do not use on the face this is only for the hair.\r\n\r\nFull body Massage: blend six drops of Himalayan Cedarwood, 2 of Eucalyptus Peppermint and two of carrot seed to 30 mls of Jojoba oil and massage the entire body with exception of the face.\r\n\r\n Diffuser: simply add three drops of Eucalyptus peppermints (Eucalyptus Radiata) into the diffuser and enjoy the aroma.\r\n\r\nSahasrara: 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra)\r\n\r\nThis is the centre at which imagination, inspiration, empathy and selfless service to others are nourished. This most subtle of chakras represents wisdom and also relates to the hypothalamus and the pineal gland. When imbalance it may lead to depression, confusion, boredom, apathy, feelings of alienation, learning difficulties. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEssential Oils which can be used to balance this chakra are\r\n\r\nFrankincense, Cistus, Lavender, Lavandin. \r\n\r\nYou can use them as: \r\n\r\nDiffuser: Two drops of lavender and two drops of Frankincense or just three drops of Frankincense into the diffuser.\r\n\r\nFacial: blend two drops of Frankincense to 10 ml of jojoba oil, apply to a wet face at night.\r\n\r\nGentle Scalp Massage: Blend two drops of Lavender and two drops of Frankincense to 20 mls of Jojoba oil, apply to the scalp using finger tips to massage.\r\n\r\nNote: To err on the side of caution, never use essential oils on children below the again of 16, on pregnant or breastfeeding women or women trying to become pregnant and those suffering from Asthma. Never exceed the dosages given above as in Aromatherapy actually we believe, “LESS IS MORE”. \r\n\r\nHappy Chakra Balancing!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"cosmo.in, cosmopolitan india, colin g hall, chakra oils, chakra balancing, essential oils for chakras, self care, beauty meditation, solar plexus chakra, sacral chakra, base chakra, third eye chakra, heart chakra, chakra imbalance, chakra self care, meditation tricks, mental imbalance, balancing mental health, essential oils for beauty, beauty chakra, feel better, paro by good earth, aromatherapy, aromatherapy for chakra, aromatherapist, aromatherapist india","field_meta_keyword":"cosmo.in, cosmopolitan india, colin g hall, chakra oils, chakra balancing, essential oils for chakras, self care, beauty meditation, solar plexus chakra, sacral chakra, base chakra, third eye chakra, heart chakra, chakra imbalance, chakra self care, meditation tricks, mental imbalance, balancing mental health, essential oils for beauty, beauty chakra, feel better, paro by good earth, aromatherapy, aromatherapy for chakra, aromatherapist, aromatherapist india","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/tumblr_inline_pfe06tx82e1w9gjgx_500.gif?Q94nVPmu_Lbhb3jKC0G0ZDG_mpf2EBhz","image1x1":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/tumblr_inline_pfe06tx82e1w9gjgx_500.gif?Q94nVPmu_Lbhb3jKC0G0ZDG_mpf2EBhz","field_editory_by":"By","path":"/life/features/a19954/chakra-oils-101-how-heal-and-feel-fabulous-instantly","created":"03 April 2020 ","time_created":"2020-04-03T17:30:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":"630","userData":{"uid":"630","field_first_name":"Arpita Kala","editor_sef":"/author/630/arpita"},"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19951","title":"The BEST Leg Workout If You're Thirsty for Some Lower-Body Exercises","field_dek":"And if by lower-body you mean butt, I gotchu.\r\n","modified":"2020-04-03 08:19:02","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Yes, twerking counts as a workout. We made that rule. But if you're looking to build leg and booty muscle and tone up your legs (FYI, those are literally the same thing) you're going to need something a little more intense than a booty-popping beat.\r\n\r\nThat's where Mackenzie Ross, senior instructor at Barry's comes in. Your girl has created the perfect workout to sculpt your stems and le butt. That's because these exercises target your hamstrings and glutes, which is great if they haven't seen much action lately (Tiger King, you've ruined me on so many levels).\r\n\r\nAnd, bonus, these moves will also work your core (yes, as in abs) if you just remember to keep it engaged while you werk. That means bracing like you're about to be punched in the stomach and pulling your belly button in toward your spine. Here's what you're in for, friends.\r\n\r\nThe workout\r\n\r\nPerform the first circuit below three times (three sets), moving through each exercise in order for the reps listed. Rest for one minute between sets. Do the same with second circuit. \r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\tCircuit one: Sumo squat, sumo deadlift, glute bridge\r\n\t\r\n\t\r\n\tCircuit two: fire hydrant, kickback, hamstring curl\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSumo squat\r\n\r\nStep 1) Stand with your feet about a foot wider than hips-distance apart, and turn your toes out just a little. Grab a weight (if you have one) and hold it at arm's length between your legs, pulling your shoulders back and keeping your spine straight.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nStep 2) Slowly bend your legs to lower your body while keeping your knees pressing outward. When your thighs are parallel to the ground, engage your hamstrings, quads, and glutes to straighten your legs and return to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps.\r\n\r\nGlute bridge\r\n\r\nStep 1) Lie on your back with your knees bent. Your feet should be planted close enough for your finger tips to graze your heels. Place a weight on your hips (if you have one).\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nStep 2) Tuck your pelvis to straighten your spine, then press into your heels and use your glutes and hamstrings to lift your hips until your knees are bent at a 45-degree angle and your body forms a straight line from your knees to your shoulders.\r\n\r\nStep 3) Slowly lower your hips back to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps\r\n\r\nBanded kickback\r\n\r\nStep 1) If you have a resistance band with handles, hook one handle around your right foot and hold the other in your right hand (optional). Get on all fours, keeping your shoulders directly above your wrists and your hips over your knees.\r\n\r\nStep 2) Keeping a slight bend in your elbows, extend your right leg straight back and up.\r\n\r\nStep 3) Bring your knee back under your hip to return to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps before switching to the other side\r\n\r\nBanded fire hydrant\r\n\r\nStep 1) If you have a resistance band with handles, hook one handle around your right foot and hold the other in your right hand (optional). Get on all fours, keeping your shoulders directly above your wrists and your hips over your knees.\r\n\r\nStep 2) Keeping your knee bent at a 90- to 45-degree angle, engage your glute to lift your knee until it's parallel to your right hip.\r\n\r\nStep 3) Slowly lower your knee to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps before performing the same exercise on the opposite side.\r\n\r\nBanded hamstring curl\r\n\r\nStep 1) If you have a resistance band with handles, hook one handle around your right foot and hold the other in your right hand (optional). Get on all fours, keeping your shoulders directly above your wrists and your hips over your knees.\r\n\r\nStep 2) Keeping your hips level, lift your right knee back until your thigh is parallel to the floor and your knee is bent at a 90-degree angle.\r\n\r\nStep 3) Keeping your thigh parallel to the floor, straighten your leg until your heel is in line with your knee and hip. That's one rep. Repeat for 10 reps before performing the exercise on the other side.\r\n\r\n \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/leg-workouts-1585670191.png?YuUgYcWzEwfRbh_RYULPMkExO28pPPdh","image1x1":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/leg-workouts-1585670191.png?YuUgYcWzEwfRbh_RYULPMkExO28pPPdh","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19951/best-leg-workout-if-youre-thirsty-some-lower-body-exercises","created":"03 April 2020 ","time_created":"2020-04-03T13:30:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"https://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/a31983999/leg-workouts-for-women/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19952","title":"Anyone Else Hyper-Aware of How Much They Love Their Parents RN?","field_dek":"Call your mommy and tell her you love her.\r\n","modified":"2020-04-03 07:53:20","status":"1","field_full_dek":"When I was 16, I couldn't wait to get out of my small town and go to ~NyC~ and ~bE gLaM~ (lol stupid). I definitely never thought I'd be back living in my childhood bedroom, indefinitely, waiting out a pandemic.\r\n\r\nThen about a month ago, I crawled home, with my tail between my legs, seeking comfort in Mommy and Daddy when the thought of getting on the dirty-ass NYC subways for two hours each day got to be too much for me. I got nervous with all the news of coronavirus and decided to make a plan and come back home. I am lucky — my parents live a driving distance away, and I was able to self-quarantine for a week before getting picked up by them.\r\n\r\nAnd so, now I'm stuck in a parallel universe where I am 16 and 26 at the same time, in a situation I never could've imagined, in even my most dramatic of anxiety worst-case-scenarios, but that has slowly become our norm with each new day of nightmare news. I want to protect my family and yell at them when they dare go outside without gloves or get within six feet of each other, but I also want my mommy to hug me and tell me I'm just overthinking everything.\r\n\r\n\r\nNow I'm stuck in a parallel universe where I am 16 and 26 at the same time\r\n\r\n\r\nIs it sad that it took a pandemic for me to realize just how much I truly love both my parents? They'd both be the first to admit that we didn't have a great relationship growing up (lots of screaming matches, my grandparents having to play referee, etc.). I always assumed it'd be this way forever, that once I was out of the house, I'd be back for short enough bursts of time during the holidays that we could all just suck it up and be civil. But being home for a weirdly extended amount of time as an adult has made me appreciate and love my parents so much more, now that I have a (little) bit more context as a grownup.\r\n\r\nThings are scary right now, and there's a lot to be nervous about, but I'm trying to find small things to be appreciative of in the meantime. Of course, if I could snap my fingers and undo this entire pandemic, I would. But, I am thankful for the opportunity to go back home and revisit my parents in a way that I don't think I could've or would've if this hadn't happened.\r\n\r\nI'm seeing both my parents in a new light that a little bit of distance over the years and time over the years has made possible. A few days ago, we spent the whole day working on masks as a family to send to medical professionals. Seeing my dad try to keep cool for four hours worth of 19-minute YouTube tutorials (the objective worst kind of tutorial) to fix our broken serger sewing machine (which I had jammed) made me so proud. Shit sucks right now and trying to tamp down your temper in the face of crisis is no easy feat. My hardass, army-vet dad is now our household serger machine expert!\r\n\r\nEye-opening experiences aside, I'm also scared for them right now. My parents are older, (not that coronavirus only hits the elderly as we now know), which does mean they'd be in a higher category of risk than me, and their parents in an even riskier category. I'm lucky enough to have a job where I can easily work from home, but it's not that easy for my parents. I've seen them have to fight to work from home, and I hate the thought of them having to go into an office right now, or too soon after people think this is \"over.\" Your parents spend their whole lives trying to protect you from harm's way and now it's our job to make sure they're safe by staying HOME.\r\n\r\nNot everyone can be with their families right now, and staying away from them at this point might be the most loving thing you can do for them, so I'm extra aware of how lucky I am to have this chance. Part of this really does feel like I'm getting a second chance at a good relationship with them and getting to do-over all my nightmare bitch middle and high school years.\r\n\r\nParents are not perfect people, and when I was 16, I thought they were evil. Now I see that they've always been trying their best. I def wasn't the angel I thought I was ten years ago either, and certainly didn't make things easy for them. (The fact that I hoarded enough craft supplies from JoAnn Fabrics in random garbage bags in my closet throughout the years to produce 100+ masks easily says a lot about my very particular lifestyle.) But right now, all anyone can do is try their best and be gracious and kind to one another. We'll all get through this together.\r\n\r\nMaybe it's dumb of me to only have this realization now, but still. I'm thankful for the chance to reexamine my relationship with both of them and so, so happy we can all stay safe home and together for the time being. No matter if you're quarantining with your parents right now, or if you're away, please call your parents and tell them you love them (maybe offer to place a food delivery order, or send them some TP on Amazon!) Now, BRB, because I'm going downstairs to tell mine, too <3.\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/Untitled%20design.png?g5chEuV4bKg2btElMpfTxEQBxld3MT9_","image1x1":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/Untitled%20design.png?g5chEuV4bKg2btElMpfTxEQBxld3MT9_","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19952/anyone-else-hyper-aware-how-much-they-love-their-parents-rn","created":"03 April 2020 ","time_created":"2020-04-03T13:20:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a32019169/living-with-parents-coronavirus/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19771","title":"How To Pick a Life Partner","field_dek":"Choosing a life partner is the most important thing in life to get right. If you’re still single, you’re lucky—you’re one step away from finding a great relationship. Just make sure you pick them for the right reasons.\r\n","modified":"2020-04-04 07:47:02","status":"1","field_full_dek":"To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nStaircase  1\r\n\r\nAnd at first glance, research seems to back this up, suggesting that married people are (on an average) happier than single people and much happier than divorced people. But a closer analysis reveals that if you split up married people into two groups based on marriage quality, people in self- assessed poor marriages are fairly miserable, and much less happy than unmarried people, and people in self- assessed good marriages are even more happy than the literature reports. In other words, here’s what’s happening in reality:\r\n\r\nStaircase 2\r\n\r\nDissatisfied single people should actually consider themselves in a neutral, fairly hopeful position, compared to what their situation could be. A single person who would like to find a great relationship is one step away from it, with their to-do list reading:\r\n\r\nFind a great relationship.\r\nPeople in unhappy relationships, on the other hand, are three leaps away, with a to-do list of ‘1) Go through a soul-crushing breakup; 2) Recover emotionally; 3) Find a great relationship.’ Not as bad when you look at it that way, right?\r\n\r\nIts a huge deal.\r\nThe research on how vastly happiness varies between happy and unhappy marriages makes perfect sense. It’s your life partner. Start by subtracting your age from 90. If you live a long life, that’s about the numbers of years you’re going to spend with your current or future life partner, give or take a few. And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 holidays, your primary leisure-time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you will hear about more than 18,000 times.\r\n\r\nIntense!\r\nSo given that this is by far the most important thing in life to get right, how is it possible that so many good, smart, otherwise-logical people end up choosing a life partnership that leaves them dissatisfied and unhappy? As it turns out, there are a bunch of factors working against us.\r\n\r\nSociety has it all wrong—and gives us terrible advice \r\nSociety encourages us to stay uneducated and let romance be our guide. But if you’re running a business, conventional wisdom states that you’re a much more effective business owner if you study business in school, create well- thought-out business plans, and analyse your business performance diligently. This is logical—because that’s the way you proceed when you want to do something well and minimize mistakes.\r\n\r\nYet, if someone went to school to learn about how to pick a life partner and take part in a healthy relationship, if they charted out a detailed plan of action to find one, and kept their progress organised rigorously in a spreadsheet, society says they’re A) An over-rational robot, B) Way too concerned about this, and C) A huge weirdo.\r\n\r\nNo, when it comes to dating, society frowns upon thinking too much about it, and instead opts for things such as relying on fate, going with your gut and hoping for the best. If a business owner took society’s dating advice for\r\n\r\nher business, she’d probably fail—and if she succeeded, it would be partially due to good luck. And that’s how society wants us to approach dating. Society places a stigma on intelligently expanding our search for potential partners. In a study on what governs our dating choices more, our preference or our current opportunities, opportunities win hands down. Our dating choices are 98 percent a response to market conditions and just two percent immutable desires. Proposals to date tall, short, fat, thin, professional, clerical, educated, uneducated people are all more than nine-tenths governed by what’s on offer that night. In other words, people end up picking from whatever pool of options they have, no matter how poorly matched they might seem to be to those candidates. The obvious conclusion to draw here is that everyone looking for a life partner should be doing a lot of online dating, speed dating, and other systems created to broaden the candidate pool in an intelligent way.\r\n\r\nOur biology is doing us no favours\r\nHuman biology evolved a long time ago and doesn’t understand the concept of having a deep connection with a life partner for 50 years. This means that when the right move is to move on and find something better, we often succumb to a chemical roller coaster and end up getting engaged. Plus, biological clocks are a b*tch. A woman who wants to have biological children with her husband needs to pick the right life partner by 40, give or take. This is just a sh*tty fact that makes an already hard process one notch more stressful. (Still, isn’t it better to adopt children with the right life partner than have biological children with the wrong one?). This all combines into a frenzy of big decisions for bad reasons, and a lot of people messing up this most important decision of their life.\r\n\r\nLuckless love types\r\nRecognise yourself or a potential life partner among the below types, who commonly fall victim to all of this and end up in unhappy relationships? A sign you need a serious rethink.\r\n\r\nOverly romantic Rhea\r\nHer downfall is believing that love is enough reason to marry someone. Romance can be a great part of a relationship, and love is a key ingredient in a happy marriage, but without other important things, it’s simply not enough. Yet once an overly romantic person believes they’ve found their soulmate, they stop questioning things and will hang on to that belief through 50 years of an unhappy marriage.\r\n\r\nFear-driven Farah\r\nOne of the worst possible decision-makers when it comes to picking a life partner is fear. Unfortunately, the way society is set up, fear starts infecting otherwise rational people. The irony is that the only rational fear we should feel is the fear of spending the latter two thirds of life unhappily, with the wrong person—the exact fate fear-driven people risk because they’re trying to be risk-averse.\r\n\r\nExternally influenced Esha\r\nExternally influenced Esha lets other people play way too big a part in her life-partner decision. Choosing a life partner is personal, enormously complicated, different for everyone and almost impossible to understand from the outside, no matter how well you know someone. The saddest example of this is someone breaking up with a person who would have been the right life partner because of external disapproval. It can also happen the opposite way, where everyone in someone’s life is thrilled with a relationship because it looks great from the outside, even though it’s not that great from the inside.\r\n\r\nShallow Sanya\r\nShe’s the kind of girl who is more concerned with the on-paper description of her life partner than his inner personality. There are a bunch of boxes that she needs to have ticked—things such as his height, job prestige, wealth level, accomplishments, or perhaps a novelty item, such as a foreign passport or a specific talent.\r\n\r\nSelfish sorts\r\nThe selfish types come in three (sometimes overlapping) varieties:\r\n\r\nCheap date idea \r\nIn the end, she doesn’t want a legitimate partnership—she wants to keep her single life and have someone there to keep her company.\r\n\r\nThis person inevitably ends up with, at best, a super-easy-going partner or, at worst, a pushover with self-esteem issues. 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After a year of marriage, when the needs-driven person is completely accustomed to having her needs met and it’s no longer exciting, there better be many more good parts of the relationship she’s chosen or she’s in for a dull ride.\r\n\r\nThe main reason most of the above types end up in unhappy relationships is that they’re consumed by a motivating force that doesn’t take into account the reality of what a life partnership is—and what makes it a happy thing.\r\n\r\n \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/29103836-2x1_A.jpg?FkcgS3R5shHbnE7KDlWCzAbIhYgt9ksx","image1x1":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/29103836-2x1_A.jpg?FkcgS3R5shHbnE7KDlWCzAbIhYgt9ksx","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19771/how-pick-life-partner","created":"03 April 2020 ","time_created":"2020-04-03T13:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19953","title":"How You *Should* Be Using Dating Apps, by Zodiac Sign","field_dek":"Virgo, step away from their LinkedIn.\r\n","modified":"2020-04-03 07:41:07","status":"1","field_full_dek":"So you’re endlessly swiping on dating apps, wondering, Isn’t there an easier way to do this? How do you even ~meet people~ these days? Social distancing has only made dating more digital, but it was pretty app-heavy even before *gestures vaguely* all this.\r\n\r\nYou probs either love or dread the world of online dating. With so many apps available at the touch of your finger, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, by relying on your zodiac sign’s strengths, you can actually make online dating easier—and more fun.\r\n\r\nAries: Send the first message.\r\n\r\nAries is the leader of the zodiac, so you’re naturally a go-getter. You see it, you like it, you want it, you got it. So go ahead, make the first move. You tend to be the take-charge type, which your matches find hottt. Quick tip: Send that first message, but make sure it isn’t a boring one. “Hey, what’s up?” is blah. Be direct and say what you’re really thinking—you’ll find matches who are Into. It.\r\n\r\nTaurus: Ask what they care about.\r\n\r\nTauruses are strong in mind, body, and spirit. You prefer harmony and peace in your life and relationships—when you say you’re not looking for drama, you actually mean it. When messaging new matches, share your values and ask about theirs. Yep, that means you can go ahead and talk politics, sex, religion, all those supposed no-nos. Dating isn’t just about chemistry for you—it’s also about finding someone who shares your perspective. Once you’ve found someone who wants to change the world just as much as you do, you’re in.\r\n\r\nGemini: Text them as much as you want.\r\n\r\nYou’re the chattiest zodiac sign, Gemmy, so communication is naturally supes important. However, not everyone is like you, and LBR, this kind of mismatch can make or break relationships. So find someone who shares your communication style. They warn you they’re a “bad texter”? They leave you on read? Bye. Doesn’t matter how ~hot~ they are—you deserve someone who wants to talk as much as you do. Or at least listen.\r\n\r\nCancer: Ask them how they’re feeling.\r\n\r\nCancer, you’re one of the most sensitive zodiac signs. You fall hard and fast, and you don’t really do “casual.” When using dating apps, pay attention to how your matches talk about their feelings—or if they even do. If they’re cold and unable to be vulnerable, it’s not gonna work out. You don’t need to discuss your deepest secrets or cry together (at least not on the first date), but your matches need to be able to use the words “I feel.” If someone barely has opinions about anything, they aren’t for you.\r\n\r\nLeo: Stop looking for the “perfect match.” \r\n\r\nLeo, you crave romance. You love being in love and your dream is to be part of a ~power couple~. However, you can be super critical of your potential matches. You deserve someone who shares your love of all-night dance parties and will happily take 10,000 photos of you for IG. But when you don’t give some people a chance, you could actually be missing out. Focus on finding people with similar interests rather than the ones with the best pics. It’ll be more fun, and you can teach them how to find their angles later.\r\n\r\nVirgo: Put a five-minute limit on your Google search.\r\n\r\nVirgo, your cyberstalking skills are so good that you could be a private detective. You like to weed out the duds before investing too much time in them. But while it’s fine to do a quick Goog before your date, don’t go down the rabbit hole. You don’t need to know about everyone they’ve previously dated, where they went to college, what they did on their birthday last year, or what they had for lunch last Wednesday. You’re forming opinions about who they are and what they’re like without giving them a chance to ~tell you themselves~. This keeps you from enjoying the process of dating. Keep the Insta and Facebook stalk to a minimal. And no. Don’t add them on LinkedIn. It’s just weird.\r\n\r\nLibra: Make your profile *shine*.\r\n\r\nPresentation is everything in online dating. You’re ruled by Venus, so grace and beauty just come naturally to you. Hey, you can’t help it! But make sure your profile shows off more than just your (fire) ’fits. Make it a comprehensive and authentic presentation of who you are, what you’re looking for, and your interests. So, not five almost identical selfies. Appear versatile and not just hot. That part’s too easy.\r\n\r\nScorpio: Take it slow.\r\n\r\nScorpios are passionate AF because you’re co-ruled by the planets Mars (sex and aggression) and Pluto (intensity). You’re deeply invested in your relationships and, LBR, sexual chemistry is important to you. When you find someone you’re into, you’re ready to DTR about five minutes in. But we actually suggest that you Slow. It. Down. Enjoy the flirtation. Go on some casual dates. Let the connection unfold. That way, you’ll actually get to know ’em—and decide if you’re actually into them.\r\n\r\nSagittarius: Send weird memes.\r\n\r\nHumor is hella important to you, Sag! You need to laugh, otherwise life feels kinda blah. You’re often the entertainer, but you need to find someone who can make ~you~ laugh too. You tend to fall for people who are hot AF, but if they don’t get your sense of humor, you’ll get bored quickly. Whether you have a similar taste in memes or they can rec you the funniest new TV show, they’ve got to keep you on your toes. Test the waters by sharing your weirdest tweet, TikTok, or meme with them and see if they ~get it~.\r\n\r\nCapricorn: Treat dating like a job.\r\n\r\nCapricorn, you love love, but sometimes you actually forget to make time for it. You can get consumed by your work life or other responsibilities and online dating feels like a chore. So go ahead and approach dating like a job—after all, you’re really good at your job. Be clear in your intentions and treat potential matches’ profiles like their résumés. Go ahead and weed out any of the people who don’t meet your criteria, and you’ll find someone who keeps you interested.\r\n\r\nAquarius: Know what you do and *don’t* want.\r\n\r\nAquarius, you tend to date with your head rather than your heart. It needs to ~make sense~ for you to imagine yourself with someone. And while you’re figuring things out, you can seem hard to read and even detached. So when browsing profiles, be aware not only of what you DO want…but also what you DO NOT want. Be open about what you’re looking for and you’ll be more likely to match with someone fantastic.\r\n\r\nPisces: Trust your gut.\r\n\r\nYou’re a total romantic, Pisces. And when it comes to online dating, you can get lost in a fantasy before you even go on a date. So before you start imagining wedding bells, listen to your intuition. You’re kinda psychic, after all. What kind of vibes do they ~actually~ give off? Are they kind? Are they respectful? You easily absorb other people’s energies, so you need to make sure you’re not diving in to “save someone” or dealing with an emotional vampire. This will bring toxicity to your life rather than the love you’re looking for.\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/tumblr_oaiu71Q0Q11ql5yr7o1_500.gif?Ihjv65D.LIRewYg9.Emx8CB6jZH00DEV","image1x1":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-04/tumblr_oaiu71Q0Q11ql5yr7o1_500.gif?Ihjv65D.LIRewYg9.Emx8CB6jZH00DEV","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19953/how-you-should-be-using-dating-apps-zodiac-sign","created":"03 April 2020 ","time_created":"2020-04-03T13:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a32011212/dating-app-zodiac-sign/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19943","title":"A Technical Manual to Fixing Your Friendship","field_dek":"Because it’s a weirdly-delicate operation that there aren’t really rules\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n","modified":"2020-04-02 14:26:54","status":"1","field_full_dek":" \r\n\r\nA few years ago, I told my childhood BFF (let’s call her Keya) not to come to my birthday party, and it blew up our friendship. She’d been hard on me about a guy I had a crush on, and I was fed up with her little digs. But two weeks after birthday-gate, I realised how much I missed her. She was my go-to gal for all adventures, and we would laugh at the stupidest sh*t together. I texted Keya to apologise, but she never responded. We didn’t speak for three years.\r\n\r\nSad, right? But—twist!—this story has a happy ending: we recently ran into each other at a mutual friend’s wedding, and after cautious hellos, we made small talk. A few wines later, we found each other on the dance floor and got down to Beyoncé. It took a few tearful hangs to really clear the air, but we did, bless up, and now we’re tighter than ever! Here’s my vetted plan of attack for your own do-over.”\r\n\r\nStep 1 Ask: are they worth it?\r\n\r\nHeads up, babe: Not all friendships should be saved. Was your bestie generally supportive of your ~hopes and dreams~? Or mostly self-absorbed? A solid rule of thumb is: if you really miss them—and they made you feel more good than bad about yourself—reach the eff out. Yes, even if they betrayed you in a big way (looking at you, Jordyn).\r\n\r\nStep 2 Make the first move.\r\n\r\nSend them a text like, ‘Hey, I’d love to talk. Do you have time to meet up?’. If they ghost you (Keya, WYD?), or say no, check in a week later. FWIW and for some perspective, Keya and I saw each other at group outings after our dance-floor reunion, but it took a year before we actually met up one-on-one to have *the talk* IRL.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nStep 3 Be as mad as you want.\r\n\r\nStart the convo by apologising for any wrongdoings of your own (no angels here), “but it’s equally important to express your hurt and concerns,” says Canada-based therapist Miriam Kirmayer. That may mean bringing up that, say, you didn’t like her spilling your secrets. 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The Winter Sun Destinations That Should Be on Your Radar

Head here for vitamin D

If you're like us and need a good dose of vitamin D in December, January or February, you'll want to know the best places for winter sun to escape on a beach, city or adventure break.

Going away when the cold weather sets in is, in our opinion, the best time for a sunny trip abroad: there's very little chance of a heatwave in Britain and you'll be rocking a real tan when everyone loses theirs.

It doesn't have to cost the earth either as there are so many cheap winter sun opportunities if you know where to look.

With this in mind, we're bringing you ideas for the best destinations for winter sun Europe and the rest of the world have to offer, from the white sands of Goa to the delicious Mediterranean mezze you can gorge on in Cyprus.

These trips that you can book with sunshine specialist Olympic Holidays make for sun-kissed breaks that will leave your Insta followers envious when the UK freezes. Check out the best winter sun destinations...

Goa

This seaside paradise has earned its reputation as a top Indian hotspot thanks to its gorgeous white sand beaches, fascinating historic sites and laidback local charm. Temperatures reach 28 degrees between December and February, and whether you head for north or south Goa, you're in for a treat.

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Having been a melting pot of races and cultures over the centuries, you'll find so much to do when you're not sunning yourself on the sands, with a wealth of old churches, temples, forts and incredible food that's particularly diverse thanks to its Portuguese rule up until the 1960s. Don't miss the amazing seafood: try shrimp in a coconut curry, pork vindaloo, cashew marzipan and bebinca, a desert made with coconut and almonds.

Tenerife

The largest of the Canary Islands is home to the lunar landscape of El Teide National Park, which is well worth a trip during your winter sun escape. Fresh Mediterranean food (tomatoes, bananas, grapes and potatoes) are all grown on Tenerife as standard too and there's plenty of home-grown wines to try.

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Be sure to visit the vibrant capital city of Santa Cruz to check out its interesting architecture, churches, museums and lively market. Or for the best views, take a trip up Mount Teide on a cable car. 

Cyprus

Legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, and blessed with affordable year-round sun, you’ll be hard pressed to discover everything Cyprus has to offer in one week. With historical sites, charming villages, rich vineyards and, of course, golden beaches that have clear waters and the occasional shipwreck to dive and explore, Cyprus is a winter sun haven.

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You'll want to dig into the traditional Cypriot mezze with up to 20 small sharing dishes, like halloumi, stuffed vine leaves and hummus. And if you’ve had your fill, you can visit the many boutiques and designer outlets. 

Gran Canaria

Best known for its stunning sand dunes and incredible dive sites that include majestic shipwrecks, Gran Canaria is a top winter sun destination. Las Palmas, the capital city, is vibrant and has a load of must-see sights including the Casa de Colon (Columbus House), Las Palmas Cathedral, museums and a marvellous beach.

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You can also get to know the diverse landscapes and stunning sands of the southern coastline. Gran Canaria's rocky, mountainous interior has weird and wonderful formations and lush foothills with amazing views that are perfect for hiking or biking. 

The Gambia

Six hours from the UK, Gambia is one of the smallest yet heritage-rich African countries and an extremely welcoming spot for a winter sun holiday.

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A break here can be as busy or as relaxed as you desire, with everything from bustling markets and busy cities (Bakau, Serekunda and capital Banjul) to a 30-mile stretch of golden sand beaches fringed with palm trees. There's almost zero rainfall and average temperatures of around 30 degrees from November to June. 

Fuerteventura

The second largest of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura lies just 100 kilometres from the north African coast so it benefits from a fantastic year round climate. With beautiful, broad sandy beaches and peaceful resorts, it's ideal for a relaxing getaway.

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Suited for travellers of all ages looking for a well-earned beach break, especially during the winter months, Fuerteventura is the perfect antidote to the cold British weather. For those who like to get active, it has great conditions for surfing and windsurfing, plus its 150 beaches are renowned as being the best in the Canaries.

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