Fitbit Alta HR review: The best fitness tracker for most people

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The best activity tracker is the one you’ll actually wear every day, otherwise there’s no point in buying one at all. Fitbit’s new $150 Alta HR is the one most people would wear not just every day, but all night—and that’s worth every penny. At a glance, the Alta HR looks identical to its predecessor, last year’s original Alta. It’s a slim bracelet with an OLED screen that wakes to show the time when you raise your wrist and responds to…

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Limerick city food bank runs out of supplies and turns over 100 people away

Update 7pm: The food bank at St John’s Pavilion in Limerick has run out after handing out 2,500 food bags to struggling families and individuals today. More than 100 people were turned away. “We ran out of food and we had to turn 150 people away,” said Lorraine Moroney, St Vincent de Paul. “We’re trying to organise a team to pack and distribute 300 more hampers tomorrow from 12pm-1pm,” she added. Earlier: Hundreds of people struggling to find money to feed themselves and their families queued in the cold and…

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Where Fashion People Do Their Online Holiday Shopping

Moda Operandi, the essential online shopping destination for high-fashion devotees, remains a favorite for holiday gifting. But this season a lucky few can have a whole new kind of shopping experience. Moda Operandi Madison, a two-story townhouse in New York City flawlessly decorated by the retailer’s co-founder, Lauren Santo Domingo, offers an exclusive (by invitation only), personalized experience where clients can peruse everything from the latest fashion collections to sumptuous fine jewelry. For those who can’t stop by the impressive 64th street building, here are a few great places to…

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A financial planner explains why ‘lifestyle creep’ is such a huge problem for people in their 30s

As you enter your 30s and begin to consider marriage, buying a home, or having a kid, it’s more important than ever to get your financial house in order. But as your friends (and foes) begin reaching these milestones, it can be tempting to try and keep up, even if you know you can’t afford it or their goals don’t align with yours. “[S]ometimes that becomes harder in your 30s and 40s when you see all your friends buying a nicer house or nice car, and you start thinking, ‘Well…

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PM Modi On Currency Ban: ‘People Voted Me In To Fight Corruption. Shouldn’t I Do It?’

In an emotional speech in Goa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “People voted me to fight corruption. Shouldn’t I do it? The people have chosen a government and they expect so much from it.” “I also feel the pain. These steps taken were not a display of arrogance. I have seen poverty and understand people’s problems,” he added.. The Reserve Bank of India has urged people to not withdraw cash repeatedly and hoard it. “The Reserve Bank urges that public need not be anxious… cash is available when they need…

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New social prescribing service benefits people with mental health conditions

The Rotherham Social Prescribing Mental Health Pilot was developed to help people with mental health conditions overcome the barriers which prevent discharge from secondary mental health care services. The 12-month pilot – which has now been extended to March 2017 – helps service users build and direct their own packages of support by encouraging them to access personalised services provided by local voluntary and community groups. The pilot was delivered in partnership by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and a group of local voluntary sector organisations…

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Berlin street fashion by Berlin’s street people

Creativity is what matters at “People Design Berlin,” a label founded by two young designers that brings out the talents of homeless teenagers. Here they are treated with respect regardless of where they come from. “I will be a millionaire one day. One should dream big,” says Franky J.J. Jones, gazing at me with big brown eyes and a bright hopeful smile. Here he is again today, a place where dreaming is allowed for people like him. An old renovated brick industrial building in southeastern Berlin, where homeless or drug-addicted young…

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Internal ‘clock’ makes some people age faster and die younger – regardless of lifestyle

Scientists have found the most definitive evidence yet that some people are destined to age quicker and die younger than others – regardless of their lifestyle. The findings could explain the seemingly random and unfair way that death is sometimes dealt out, and raise the intriguing future possibility of being able to extend the natural human lifespan. “You get people who are vegan, sleep 10 hours a day, have a low-stress job, and still end up dying young,” said Steve Horvath, a biostatistician who led the research at the University…

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403 Vehicles, 45 People, Cops Ignored Dying Man. Driver Who Hit Him Finally Detained

NEW DELHI:  Police have detained the milk delivery man seen on CCTV footage hitting a pedestrian with his tempo in Delhi and then driving off without helping the victim. He is now being questioned. On camera, the tempo driver approaches 36-year-old Matibool, the man he hit, but turns away quickly, looks up and down the road, checks his tempo and then drives off. Matibool, an e-rickshaw driver, lay bleeding on the road in west Delhi’s Subhash Nagar for over an hour on Wednesday morning. No one tried to help; the…

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In IT City Bengaluru, Boats On Roads, People Seen Fishing After Heavy Rain

BENGALURU:  HIGHLIGHTS Heavy overnight rain in Bengaluru Traffic jams on main roads, fire department uses boats Electronics City, which houses Infosys, totally cut off As Gurgaon near Delhi was battered by the rain into one massive no-go zone,  it had a mirror image  down south in Bengaluru. Incessant overnight rain turned Bengaluru’s formidable traffic jams into a horror story, including on roads near Electronics City, which houses Infosys and thousands of IT workers. The fire department used boats to rescue people who were stranded in the rain waters. On Ring…

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