Can New Look’s fall out of fashion be fixed?

when New Look founder Tom Singh opened the doors of his first shop in Taunton in 1969, he did so with a rag-trader’s self-confidence in picking best sellers. Over the years he has put the fashion chain’s rise in popularity down to his instinct for picking fashion winners and overhauling supply chains in Asia, which meant he got his trend-led clothes on shop shelves faster than his rivals. In short, New Look was the original fast-fashion pioneer. However, last week the chain Singh started reported its fifth quarter of poor sales,…

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Improved Vaccination Rates Would Fall Victim to Senate Health Cuts

Passage of the Senate’s health care bill, as proposed, would risk eroding national health in one little-discussed way, according to medical experts: It would eliminate cash that pays for vaccines to protect the most vulnerable among us from diseases like mumps, measles or the flu. Former Pres. Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) currently requires new health insurance plans to cover federally recommended vaccines for adults and children, without making patients share the costs through co-pays or deductibles—a “first dollar” coverage mandate meant to help Americans overcome the financial obstacle…

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How To Quit Fast Fashion And Fall Back In Love With Your Wardrobe

I love fashion, but I hate the industry. There are so many problems with fast fashion. Alongside being one of the most polluting industries in the world, it’s also responsible for the exploitation of children and other ethically dubious practices. The more I learn about fast fashion, the more I know I should be buying from ethical brands; brands that are committed to the planet, and improving the lives of the people and animals who inhabit it. Quality clothing costs more because it’s designed and made with care. So, when…

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White House looking for health-care vote this summer, tax reform in fall

  The White House is hoping to kick-start its stalled legislative agenda with congressional action on health-care reform this summer that will clear the way for lawmakers to begin work on a major tax bill after the Sept. 4 Labor Day holiday, an administration official said on Monday. Senate Republicans will vote on their version of health-care reform legislation before lawmakers’ August recess, White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short said. The House of Representatives passed a bill in May. “There’s been a lot of discussions with staff,” Short…

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Every Outfit Gigi Hadid Wore to Fashion Week Fall 2017

From ready-to-wear looks to street-style outfits, Gigi Hadid‘s NYFW ensembles made some serious fashion statements. When she isn’t collaborating with designer Tommy Hilfiger, Gig is hard at work on the runway. This fashion week, the coveted model proved her expertise in style through on-point beauty looks and trendsetting outfits. Opening up for Jeremy Scott, the runway pro turned heads in a leopard, multi-printed moto jacket and bell-bottoms that had Jesus’ face printed on the fabric. To finish the piece, she carried a red-and-black metal purse. Talk about a major show stopper. And we…

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Did Spending On Health And Education Fall Since 2014? Finally Some Answers

Two new studies are finally helping answer the question–did spending on social sectors like education and healthcare fall in the last two years? When Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the budget in 2015 and 2016, the Narendra Modi government was criticised for making cuts in spending on key social sectors including health and education. At first glance, this seemed to be true. Caveats: the numbers are from the Finance Ministry’s Indian Public Finance Statistics 2015-16 and so the 2014-15 and 2015-16 numbers are revised estimates and budget estimates respectively, and…

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Hotlines fall silent as guns boom on border

The hotlines activated last year between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers have fallen silent as ceasefire violations along the crowded International Border in Jammu continued for the third consecutive day. The border guarding forces of both countries have snapped any form of communication even as a BSF head constable and a six-year-old boy were among those killed in the current spell of cross-border firing. On Monday, BSF termed the cross-border firing from Pakistan as “bizarre and unprovoked” as the targets were civilians. The official Twitter handle of…

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