The Best Health Tech 2017: Gadgets That Make You Fit And Healthy (Updated)

The ubiquity of fitness-tracking technology in recent years has meant people are generally becoming more conscious about their health. Increasing mainstream availability of sensors on wearables such as smartwatches – that are able to give us better feedback about what’s happening in our bodies – means more of us are discovering insights into our health and looking at how we can improve it. But with so many health-improving gizmos on the market, it’s not easy separating those that are truly beneficial from those that are nothing more than a gimmick. With that,…

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Food is not just the sum of its nutrients

Traditionally investigations of a foodstuff’s implications for human health focus on the content of individual nutrients such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, etc. However, newer research shows that the health effects of a food product cannot be determined on the basis on the individual nutrients it contains. The food must be evaluated as a whole – together with other foods eaten at the same time. The findings of the expert panel have been published in the highly respected scientific journal the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. We consume foods and meals…

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12 Mind-Blowing Facts That’ll (Hopefully) Change the Way You Think About Fashion

A few weeks ago, a broad circle of fashion insiders gathered in Copenhagen to discuss solutions to the environmental and ethical problems plaguing the apparel industry. The Copenhagen Fashion Summit brought designers — like Prabal Gurung and Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow — together with editors, production experts and various Corporate Social Responsibility types, many of whom spoke at special seminars and lectures on sustainability, ethical manufacturing and corporate responsibility. Meanwhile, the Boston Consulting Group and the Global Fashion Agenda debuted Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017, the first-ever publication analyzing and critiquing…

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Trump’s Education Budget Takes Aim at the Working Class

Many of the spending goals outlined in Donald Trump’s proposed education budget reflect his campaign rhetoric. The president, who has long called for reducing the federal government’s role in schools and universities, wants to cut the Education Department’s funding by $9.2 billion, or 13.6 percent of the budget approved by Congress last month. The few areas that would see a boost pertain to school choice, an idea that Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have repeatedly touted as a top priority. In the White House’s spending proposal, hundreds of millions…

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Kate! Naomi! Bella! The Best Runway Looks From Last Night’s Fashion for Relief Fundraiser

Last night, Naomi Campbell brought her annual Fashion for Relief runway show and fundraiser to the Cannes Film Festival. Per usual, the casting rivaled that of a major Paris Fashion Week show, with supers like Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, and Erin O’Connor walking alongside Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Maria Borges. Unlike a typical fashion show, of course, the models wore looks by a variety of designers—Versace, Alexander McQueen, and Azzedine Alaïa were just a few who donated dresses for the occasion, which raised funds for Save the Children. Clicking…

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Food is not just the sum of its nutrients

Traditionally investigations of a foodstuff’s implications for human health focus on the content of individual nutrients such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, etc. However, newer research shows that the health effects of a food product cannot be determined on the basis on the individual nutrients it contains. The food must be evaluated as a whole – together with other foods eaten at the same time. The findings of the expert panel have been published in the highly respected scientific journal the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. We consume foods and meals…

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The Broken Promise of Higher Education

May is always an important month in the college calendar. Many high-school seniors across the nation make the decision where to attend college; millions of college students graduate and enter the workforce. It is the circle of life for colleges and universities in the United States—young students deciding what courses to take and what to major in, accumulating credits and knowledge, and, upon graduation, taking that experience into the workforce. Having been a professor and dean for many years, I have looked across the sea of cap and gowns and…

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Meet The Fashion Student: Greg Dugdale

With SCAD FASHWKND just days away, we chatted with seniors about their fashion inspirations. Here, meet Greg Dugdale. “I decided to go into fashion because I couldn’t stop creating,” Dugdale says. “Every weekend, from about fifth grade to now, I’ve work on something [that’s] art or fashion.”  Dugdale’s collection exudes a colorful, enthusiastic feel you might expect from a beloved kid’s book character (he’s a self-professed Amelia Bedelia fan, after all), but his intricate manufacturing is all art-school finesse. “The most common materials I work with are cotton and denim, but I love…

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The Milky Shahi Shikanji in Indore is Nothing Like You’ve Ever Had Before!

The tangy and lemony shikanji that we’ve grown up loving has another cousin that you probably haven’t heard of (unless you’ve traveled to Indore) and surprisingly, they have nothing in common! Planned and built by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, the city of Indore lies at the heart of the Malwa plateau. Today, Indore is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh and we’re going to talk about the business of food which is a distinctive part of the city – you’ll soon know why. A regular day in Indore starts with a…

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The Two Most Unique Indian Halwas You Will Only Find in Rampur

  Imagine dishes served in clay pots, lamb slow-cooked for hours, the magical aroma of whole spices and khada masalas and a burst of rich flavours. That’s the Rampuri cuisine for you – the quintessential ‘courtly cuisine’ of India where every recipe has been secretly preserved for centuries by the khansamas of the royal kitchens and where every dish has a story to tell. We got a taste of this lesser-known Mughlai cuisine, recently, when a group of cooks from the royal kitchens of Rampur were brought to the city for an ongoing…

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