DHE Odisha: Second phase merit list 2017 published, check online at dheodisha.gov.in

The Department of Higher Education (DHE), Odisha has announced the second phase of the selection merit list today at dheodisha.gov.in. In a notification, the authorities said the students who are yet to take admission in their preferred +3 (Degree) college after slide-up can do so from August 16 to 18. The data updation for the second phase will end on August 19 at 5 pm. In a circular, DHE Odisha authorities have said “inspite of several reminders regarding slide up process, some candidates have failed to take admission from July…

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Giving fashion a second chance for just $1

The words thrift store and boutique don’t always go together, but in Tomball many say they do. Julia Bellaflores Blake worked in the fashion industry for many years as an expert tailor. She noticed that there are so many thrift stores and so many good, quality clothing items being thrown away, because they were missing a button or just needed a small alteration. Blake decided to start refurbishing clothing. She opened Fashion Revisited as a way to keep useable clothes from ending up in a landfill. Blake fixes up each item and…

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Health Spending Rises for Second Year in a Row

A spike in the use of healthcare services and a continued rapid increase in spending on prescription drugs helped push up the nation’s health spending in 2015, but the rate of growth was still lower than historic trends, government economists said. Overall, the United States spent $3.2 trillion on healthcare in 2015, or about $9990 per person, according to economists, who work for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). That represents a 5.8% increase in spending from 2014, when spending rose 5.3%. The growth in spending in 2014…

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‘Five Second Rule’ for Food on Floor Is Untrue, Study Finds

You may think your floors are so clean you can eat off them, but a new study debunking the so-called five-second rule would suggest otherwise. Professor Donald W. Schaffner, a food microbiologist at Rutgers Universityin New Jersey, said a two-year study he led concluded that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will pick up bacteria with it. The findings in the report — “Is the five-second rule real?” — appeared online this month in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal,Applied and Environmental…

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