Learn to unplug when you need to

Learn to unplug when you need to Rashi Menda, CEO, Zapyle, talks about managing her work-life balance. Managing work-life balance One shouldn’t worry too much about being a perfectionist because it makes you too involved with just one thing and ignore other things completely. Secondly, learn to unplug when you need to because rejuvenation gives you time to regroup and come back with fresh ideas. Being a fit woman To me, being fit and healthy is important not just to look good, but also to be productive. I do strength…

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Javadekar: Quality of primary public education deteriorating, need to prioritise importance of skill

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar flagged off the India Today Education Summit by talking about the problems, reforms and solutions the education sector needs today. Javadekar’s speech touched on a host of subjects. He talked about how education holds the key to our future with 40 crore parents being directly connected to it. “Every time a child goes to school, a new parent joins the force. The constituency keeps growing. The most important thing is prioritising the importance of skill,” the minister said. 10 HIGHLIGHTS OF JAVADEKAR’S SPEECH The teacher-student…

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Everything You Need to Know About This Fashion Season

The world is topsy-turvy — on this we all agree. But when down is up and up is down, and everyone is busy looking in all directions at once because so much is going on (Super Bowl! Grammys! Oscars! Trump!), what happens to hemlines? Flux, of course. Fashion is not exempt. Disruption is the overriding trend of the ready-to-wear season. Cities, separation of the sexes, and the very shape of a show are just some of the elements under scrutiny. As fashion month begins in New York on Thursday and…

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Millennials, We Need Your Help To Fix Health Care

Seventy-five years ago, America and the free world faced an existential threat from the Axis powers—and the so-called “greatest generation” responded. There’s no doubt that people who were 18 to 35 years old in 1942 paid the heaviest price earning their place in the pantheon of history. I believe, today, our country faces a challenge of that magnitude. If one takes a sober look at collateral damage from an extremely expensive and dysfunctional health care system, both to doctors and patients, I believe that we have gone to war for…

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Trump could gut public health funding at the exact time we need it most

We’re hearing a lot about the 22 million people who may lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. But there’s another, quieter tragedy that could play out if the ACA is gutted: States could lose critical funding for public-health efforts like responding to outbreaks, vaccination programs, and anti-smoking and anti-obesity campaigns. When the ACA was enacted in 2010, the law established the Prevention and Public Health Fund, with an annual appropriation that began at $500 million in 2010. The goal of the fund was simple: boost…

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16 food trends that need to die in 2017

It was a bit bloody rubbish, basically. In terms of politics (oh hey, Brexit. Oh HEY, Donald Trump), celebrity deaths, and general unending despair. Nothing could escape the awfulness of 2016. Not even food. While the last year did have some excellent food moments – ramen places popping up on every corner, poke bowls, an increase in vegetarian and vegan options – it also featured a bunch of truly nauseating edible trends that desperately need to die a death in 2017. Please, world. Make 2017 the year we end the…

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TBI Blogs: Do You Think Diabetes or Heart Disease Is A “Genetic Problem”? You Need to Read This!

Everyone needs to understand that our genes are just one factor, one cog in the wheel that takes us hurtling towards the path of lifestyle disease-dom. Kavita Devgan explores the multiple factors that cause lifestyle diseases, and how to overcome them. Most of the time, we conveniently blame our genes for any health disorder that affects us. “Oh, both my aunts have diabetes, so I knew I would get it too,” a 35-year-old professional told me just last week. In fact, I hear this – or a variation of it – all the time….

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All you need to know about Google’s Pixel smartphone

Google officially upped the stakes in the smartphone market with its big event yesterday, where it launched the new #madebygoogle smartphone – The Pixel. With a 12.3 mp camera, 4GB RAM and a full-metal body, Google is betting big on specs and its ‘home-made’ appeal (which usually works better with cookies) to bring in customers. This comes at a time when Apple has been roaming unfettered in the market – what with Samsung’s S7 getting too hot to handle (not in a good way). Thankfully, it’s also got the 3.5mm…

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Daily Bread Food Bank’s annual hunger report highlights growing need among adults

Adults are increasingly relying on Toronto food banks more than young people, a new report has found. The Daily Bread Food Bank released its annual Who’s Hungry report on Monday, breaking down the trends behind the 905,970 visits its clients made between April 2015 and March 2016. A further 2.6 million meals were given out through meal programs, the organization said. One of the key findings: clients 45 and older now make up 35 per cent of food bank users, up from 26 per cent in 2006. Some 39 per cent…

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Ramadan Mubarak: Everything You Need to Know About This Holy Month

            According to Islamic tradition, Ramzan is the holiest month of the entire year, “a month of blessing” and brings with it a fresh wave of festive cheer. It lasts for 28 to 30 days depending on the sighting of the moon. The day starts at the crack of dawn by eating a meal referred to as ‘Suhoor’ or ‘Sehri’ before the Fajr prayer, and rounds off by breaking the fast after sunset, followed by an elaborate ‘Iftar’ meal eaten right before the Magrib prayer….

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