Paris to put up glass wall to protect Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is to have a 2.5m-high (8ft) wall of reinforced glass built around it as protection against terror attacks, officials say. The Paris mayor’s office says the wall will replace metal fences put up for the Euro 2016 football tournament. The project, if approved, is expected to cost about €20m (£17m; $21m) and work should start later this year. The French capital has been on high alert since attacks by jihadists in November 2015 left 130 people dead. Last July, 86 people were killed when a…

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Syria war: Turkish forces ‘push into IS-held al-Bab’

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have captured the western outskirts of the Syrian city of al-Bab, held by so-called Islamic State (IS), reports say. They have been fighting to take the city, about 30km (20 miles) south of Turkey, from IS since late 2016. Ten Turkish soldiers have been killed since Wednesday in the fighting. It is part of a broader offensive by Turkey to push IS and Kurdish fighters away from Turkey’s southern border. Syrian forces meanwhile have closed in on al-Bab from the south, where there is reported to be…

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Syria war: Russian ‘friendly fire’ kills Turkish soldiers

President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences after a Russian air strike accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria. The strike hit a building near the town of al-Bab, believing it to contain Islamic State (IS) fighters rather than Turkish troops, Turkey’s military said. Eleven others were wounded in the so-called friendly fire incident. They were supporting Syrian rebels who are locked in a fierce battle to try to capture al-Bab from IS fighters. Russia and Turkey, who back opposing sides in the Syrian war, have been jointly conducting air…

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Go-Jek’s lifestyle services now available in separate app

Online-based transportation app Go-Jek introduced a separate mobile app for its lifestyle-related services on Feb. 1. The Go-Life app features the signature services of Go-Jek, which include Go-Massage, Go-Clean, Go-Auto and Go-Glam. Dailysocial.id reported that the company had also added several new features, such as a two-week prior booking option for Go-Glam and service extension and favorite therapist option in Go-Massage. Read also: Blue Bird taxi becomes Go-Car partner Go-Life co-founder and co-head Dayu Dara said that the new app aimed to ease the company’s efforts in creating new innovations…

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Ivyrevel’s Customized Dresses Are Created Using Your Lifestyle Data

Ivyrevel, the digital fashion house launched by H&M, has teamed up with Google to create a dress personalized to each wearer by their own data. Ivyrevel worked with Google and production company MediaMonks to develop the project. Each dress is designed using a smartphone app that tracks each customer’s activity and lifestyle. The user needs to carry their phone wherever they go for a week, and the following week the app will use its knowledge of their lifestyle to create the design, interpreting the data into a custom-made Ivyrevel dress….

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Four startups that are helping Indian consumers make a lifestyle statement with their unique and quirky products

This article is sponsored by Haywards 5000 Hausla Buland Academy There are two main segments of consumers who dominate the Indian market today. The first loves mass manufactured products: that are in vogue, promises value for money when it comes to prices, and stays in sync with current trends. The second segment consists of those who want to create a distinct identity for themselves that reflects personal preferences, ethos, culture, aesthetics, and helps them make a style statement. This thirst for identity is reflected in their choice of everyday products and services….

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This Barre-Inspired Move Helped Sculpt Lea Michele’s Butt

The bottom line: Lea Michele’s booty is banging, and she’s not afraid to show it off. But how does she keep that posterior round and lifted? The Booty Crossover. “This move is great because it doesn’t add bulk,” says Erin Romney, owner of Romney studios in New Orleans, who has trained the Scream Queens star. “It actually slims down and tones, thanks to the high reps and using gravity as your weight.” Do it three days a week, making sure to include rest days in between, and you’ll notice a…

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How Systems Engineering Can Help Fix Health Care

When an aircraft manufacturer decides to create a new model, it doesn’t ask pilots and crew to identify the best cabin, wings, jet engines, and other parts, and then put all the pieces together. A plane developed that way wouldn’t fly. The company begins with a goal, such as safely carrying 250 passengers nonstop from New York to London in under six hours, and follows a disciplined approach to identify the components and subsystems that meet those requirements. By contrast, the way we build hospitals and clinics typically happens in…

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Five ways Britain wrecks young people’s mental health – and how to stop it

Astudy from the Varkey Foundation has revealed that young people in the UK suffer from some of the “lowest levels of mental wellbeing in the world” – second only to Japan. This won’t be a shock to anyone familiar with statistics on child and adolescent mental health in Britain. Some 75% of mental illnesses begin before the age of 18, and the charity MQ estimates that on average, there are three children in every classroom with a diagnosable mental illness. This, combined with a continuing crisis in mental healthcare in…

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How to Make Healthy Carbonara Pizza

Cream sauce. Prosciutto. Cheese. Carbonara’s staple ingredients aren’t exactly health foods. But there are ways to update the indulgent Italian recipe so you can enjoy your favorite comfort food and still feel energized afterward. We transformed the classic dish by placing its signature flavors on top of whole-wheat pizza dough, instead of mixing them into pasta. Whole grains like whole wheat offer a long list of health perks: They provide fiber, plant-based protein, and vitamins that can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Next, we didn’t go as…

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