How can fashion represent America in 2017?

NEW YORK — The last show here for the fall 2017 season was mounted Thursday afternoon by Marc Jacobs and was inspired by hip-hop. Jacobs saw the documentary “Hip-hop Evolution” several months ago, and it made him nostalgic for his high school years in New York — when rap was emerging as popular music, a new fashion aesthetic was being created, and the definition of Americana was shifting. His stripped-down production began at the stroke of the hour, when a single model began her walk across the cracked wooden floor of the…

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How model Rain Dove is challenging fashion conventions

The former firefighter is making it her mission to change how we see gender through clothes. “I’m not what you’d consider to be a ‘pretty girl’ so I’ve always just felt a little alien,” she tells Newsbeat. Despite modelling for Elle, Vogue and Calvin Klein, she says she is still fighting discrimination. Image captionRain models men’s and women’s clothes for some of the biggest brands on earth (photo: Steven D. Feist) Modelling as a man The 27-year-old New Yorker has taken an unusual route into fashion. A former genetic engineering…

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How to get the best deals on romantic food and drink this Valentine’s Day

Love may be blind but now it can also be cheap — as retailers go into battle to win bargain-savvy Brits’ affection on Valentine’s Day. A range of supermarket meal-deals are promising money-saving extras for hungry lovers fed up of over-priced set menus and busy restaurants. Morrisons fired the first cupid’s arrow with a two-person meal deal which includes a starter, main, side, dessert and a bottle of wine for just £15 – from a choice of beef wellingtons, lamb shanks and dry-aged sirlon streaks. The chain then slashed the…

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How to Save Money on Food: 6 Really Simple Ways to Eat Better

‘People who love to eat are always the best people’ Golden words by Julia Child, author, chef and one of the most celebrated food icons around the world. We are all eating more, enjoying our food more and adding to our food experiences more than ever before. A decade back there were fewer choices when it came to eating out. Birthday cakes were ordered only from the friendly neighbourhood bakery and weddings were the only time you thought of getting the food catered from outside. No matter how large the…

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How A Betsy DeVos Department Of Education Could Lead To A Massive Transfer Of Public Funds Into The Private Sector

On Monday, January 30, 2017, hundreds of patient protectors braved the bitter New York City cold to stand firmly in defiance against the impending appointment of billionaire school-choice crusader Betsy DeVos, 58, for Secretary of Education. The brazen assembly, short on time yet not lacking hope, was among one of many gatherings crisscrossing the nation. Since DeVos’s name first surfaced as President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, a stubborn, nation-wide procession of feet has emerged in stride to protest what many fear is the beginning of the end of…

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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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How AI will transform education in 2017

Education has mostly followed the same structure for centuries — e.g., the “sage on a stage” and “assembly line” models. As AI continues to disrupt industries like consumer electronics, ecommerce, media, transportation, and healthcare, is education the next big opportunity? Given that education is the foundation that prepares people to pursue advancements in all the other fields, it has the potential to be the most impactful application of AI. Key trends The three segments of the education market — K-12, higher education, and corporate training — are going through transitions. In…

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How to Manage Your Love-Hate Relationship With Free Office Food

“Oh, maybe I’ll take just half…” My coworkers often announce that they intend to eat “just half” of something. They usually make this pronouncement to no one in particular, while breaking off part of a cookie or bisecting a slice of cake. Today, however, my colleague held up half a pum I’ve noticed that my coworkers often justify their eating habits, especially around me. The truth is, I couldn’t care less what they eat, but I don’t love being seen as some Sheriff of Healthiness around the office. I do…

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