Garmin Fenix 5S: A sports watch with a touch of lifestyle in it

Smartwatch and fitness bands are one of the biggest ongoing trends right now, and with the overwhelming number of choices available out there, it only becomes more difficult to pick the right one for yourself. This process is made even more difficult, now that fitness bands and smartwatches are either trying to imitate each other, or trying to come together as one. Do you go with the most popular? Or the one that’s the most affordable? Or do you pick a watch that particularly suits your needs? Amid this confusion…

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Watch today’s Honor 9 livestream here

While the Honor 9 has already been announced for China, the announcement has been covered for the Chinese market, though that still leaves us up in the air about world-wide availability of the Honor device. The Honor 9 will be (re)announced in Berlin today where European and global pricing and availability will be announced. We’ve yet to know how much the Honor 9 will go for in other markets and which markets those will be. Though thanks to pre-orders launching early on Amazon UK, we already know the Honor 9…

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What to Watch for in Fashion in 2017

So, the sparkly dresses and heat tech have been worn; the ball, and the other shoe, has dropped. The year 2016 is over, and 2017 has begun. It’s no longer time to look back, but to look forward. And what do we see? When it comes to fashion — or more important, fashion as it affects life — there will be interesting times ahead. Here are some opening thoughts on what to watch for in the coming months. A new look in Washington and Paris. Pantsuits — at least on…

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Donald Trump and K-12 Education: Five Things to Watch in 2017

Happy New Year! It’s officially time to start writing 2017 on your checks. The presidential transition means an especially busy start to the year. President-elect Donald Trump may not have talked much about education on the campaign trail, but the first part of the year will tell us a lot about the direction he wants to go and how much of a priority he places on the issue. What’s more, we’ll get a glimpse of how well he’s able to work with Congress on K-12, not to mention early and…

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5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Every year for the past few years, I’ve dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on Nov. 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working on and started over. The election of Donald Trump altered the landscape for K-12 and higher education and created greater political uncertainty in the debate over how to improve schools. Here’s my revised, updated list of predictions for 2017. Prediction No. 1 Education Prediction No. 1: It is unclear how government will use federal…

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The Apple Watch doesn’t have to trade fashion for fitness

Apple’s products are saddled with astronomical expectations, but in recent years perhaps none was so anticipated as the Apple Watch, Apple’s first go at tapping into the budding wearables market. It may not be fair to say that the Watch didn’t live up to those expectations, but early versions of the device, and especially its software, received a lukewarm reception. Since its initial launch, Apple has taken steps to change not only the Watch and its operating system, but also its overall perception and marketing message. They’re ditching something that…

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Milan Fashion Week watch: Gigi Hadid fends off man-handler between runway turns

MILAN — This was already Gigi Hadid’s season. She drew crowds outside the Max Mara shop on opening day of Milan Fashion Week, and indulged fans with selfies. Then she opened and closed the Max Mara show on the second day of womenswear previews for next spring and summer on Thursday, and took top billing at Fendi. But in between, things took an ugly turn when a former Ukrainian television reporter grabbed her from behind and picked her up in the air as she left the Max Mara venue.Video posted…

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