8 Smart Ways to Eat Healthy During Office Hours

A regular 9-to-5 desk job, sitting all day in an air-conditioned cabin, is what majorly constitutes an office for most of us. Office life can often get hectic, with no signs of stopping or slowing down. Work keeps piling up and the 40-hour workweek hardly seems enough. All this adds up to nothing but higher stress levels, unhealthy lifestyles and irregular eating habits. As such one tends to cash-in on unhealthy snacks that are available in tuck shops like chips, crackers, biscuits, and namkeens. The calories we consume are far…

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20 Education Franchises That Could Be Smart Business Opportunities

If you’re an entrepreneur with a passion for education, you’re in luck. There are numerous franchise opportunities that you can use to help educate people of all ages and in a variety of different subjects. Here are 20 franchise opportunities within the education sector. Education Franchises to Consider Sylvan Learning A nationwide franchise business, Sylvan Learning currently has the highest market share of all paid tutoring brands. There’s an initial franchise fee of $24,000 and minimum net worth of $150,000 to get started. Mathnasium Learning Centers If you’d like to…

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Smart remote to self-balancing car: Meet the game changing gadgets at CES 2017

I started this column as part II of a report on CES 2017 with some good stuff, a few of the junky products and closing it with some of the weird. Halfway through, I realised that the list of truly innovative stuff was long and very meritorious. Thus, I’m dedicating this column to all the game-changing technology and products of CES 2017. Some of these will change the world this year. Sevenhugs Smart Remote Sevenhugs Smart Remote Remotes are a mixed blessing. A universal remote was supposedly the solution, but…

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Mitt Romney: Trump has made a smart choice for education secretary

The nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education has reignited the age-old battle over education policy. The heat is already intense not just because it involves the future of our children but also because a lot of money is at stake. Essentially, it’s a debate between those in the education establishment who support the status quo because they have a financial stake in the system and those who seek to challenge the status quo because it’s not serving kids well. Both sides will take their case to the public…

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Smart bolsters users’ digital lifestyle with new data offerings

Making good on its promise to give back to their loyal subscribers, Philippine telecommunications giant Smart Communications launched a more rewarding and fulfilling digital lifestyle—in the form of bigger data allocation and generous perks this coming holiday season. Smart Wireless Operations Head Kat Luna-Abelarde, during the company’s latest Unbox event at the second Smart Flagship Store at SM Annex in North EDSA, announced a series of exciting new offers now available for their consumers. “We remain committed in our vision of making every Filipino break norms and embrace the multiple…

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How to Store Spices and Masalas During Monsoon: 5 Smart Tips

What makes Indian cuisine a lip-smacking affair is undeniably the smattering of spices and masalas that we so lovingly put into our food. From garam masalas to paanch phoran, our repertoire of whole spices and spice mixes has only broadened over the years. This is more so in today’s time with every grocery store offering an extensive range of ready-made masalas to make life easier. Therefore, dishing out different kinds of curries, stir-fries and other delicacies are possible at the drop of a hat. Spices are essential ingredients in the…

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How dumb! Blondes are just as smart as others

The jokes about “dumb blondes” are, well, just jokes! Researchers have found that the average IQ of blondes may actually be slightly higher than those with other hair colours. While jokes about blondes may seem harmless to some, they can have real-world implications, said study author Jay Zagorsky from The Ohio State University in the US. “Research shows that stereotypes often have an impact on hiring, promotions and other social experiences,” Zagorsky said. “This study provides compelling evidence that there shouldn’t be any discrimination against blondes based on their intelligence,”…

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