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The detailed plan that cut my food costs in half, cleared my skin, and helped me lose weight sustainably

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I remember the wintry nights of December 2019 when I used to finish a 300 ml ice-cream tub all by myself in a matter of an hour or two. Yes, the ice-cream melted. But I hardly cared.

That I’d already gobbled up a ten-inch pizza before this didn’t deter me.

I knew something was wrong with me when copious amounts of the tastiest junk foods stopped satiating my hunger. …

The impact compounds

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When I come across books I like, I find myself scouring for a lot of similar reads.

Sometimes, I read two completely unrelated books of the same genre by different authors back-to-back. The impact of the experience compounds on me so strongly that I stay dazed for weeks under their collective spell. Such compounding experience is rare though. It requires the perfect kind of two books that align with each other.

Based on the one’s that I’ve enjoyed, here are six such book pairs tried and tested to leave a compounding effect on the reader when read together or back-to-back.

1. “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Wolfe and “We Should All be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Genre: Non-fiction feminist…

It’s more than an obsession

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I’ve just stopped myself from buying my 10th book this month. Needless to say, I haven’t read half of the 10 books I’ve bought. I still have a lot of books from previous hauls I need to finish. To distract myself from buying any more of those, I have decided to while away my time by digging into the science behind the book-buying obsession. My findings are interesting.

Irrespective of whether we read books or not, we’ve all come countless memes and jokes on the topic of bookworms hoarding books. Unless you’ve given up the obsession of book-buying or you never had it in the first place, as a reader, you’ve been there. You’ve bought more books than you can read. You keep hoarding books, irrespective of whether you want to read it or not. …

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