This Lifestyle Change Can Save You $9,000 a Year

Getting your finances in order seemed like the perfect New Year’s resolution. That is, until you dug into your spending history and realized that you’re nowhere near a balanced budget. But don’t abandon those financial goals just yet. If you’re committed to your financial health, transitioning to a car-free lifestyle could save you more than $9,000 per year — and that kind of downsizing may solve your budget problems, fast. According to AAA research, the average annual cost of owning a car in 2019 was $773.50 monthly, or $9,282 annually.…

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Balance your sleep for a healthier lifestyle

A good, refreshing sleep is very important for all of us as it helps solidify and consolidate memories, restores and rejuvenates the various body functions, helps to grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesise hormones. Dr Vivek Nangia, director and head, Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, brings to the light the necessity of a balanced sleep routine. Too little or too much sleep, both can be harmful. While adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night, one-year-olds need roughly 11 to 14 hours, school-age children between 9 and 11…

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U.S. Department of Education official visits Flower Mound Elementary

COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla. (TNN) -Flower Mound Elementary School’s high academic performance over the years has drawn the attention of the United States Department of Education. Today the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education out of Washington D.C., toured the school. Flower Mound was one of about a dozen schools the Secretary plans to visit in Oklahoma. It was an exciting day for everyone at Flower Mound Elementary today as they hosted the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, Frank Brogan. “So to come to a school like Flower…

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Chronic cough? Count on these simple home remedies for immediate relief

Try out some home remedies that are tried and tested. (Photo: Getty Images/Thinkstock) Chest congestion is a constant struggle during the winter months that leads to throat ache, headache, cough and at times, even fever. One may sometimes even experience shortness of breath due to the build-up of mucous and fluids in the lungs. So if you or your loved ones are facing some of these winter niggles, its time to try out some home remedies that are sure to bring instant relief, suggests lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho. View this post on Instagram…

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5 ways to make your bedtime stories magical

According to psychologists, while bedtime stories help forming a very good bond between kids and their parents, it also benefits the child in numerous ways like enhanced imagination and creative thinking, wider scope of knowledge, fun learning, better communication and problem-solving skills.(Unsplash) Bedtime stories for toddlers are no less of a golden opportunity to build and nurture your relationship with your child. This becomes further crucial for working parents who do not get the entire day to spend with their kids. According to psychologists, while bedtime stories help forming a very good…

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The Netherlands has universal health insurance — and it’s all private

NIJMEGEN, Netherlands — Dr. Elise Nillesen walks briskly toward a compact SUV striped in red and yellow, the evening twilight fading. She slides into the passenger seat, stethoscope tucked in her handbag and a small pharmacy in the trunk, and heads off into the chilly November night. With her driver, Henry, who is trained in basic medical care, Nillesen roves the small Dutch city of Nijmegen as a one-woman primary health care clinic. Once they leave the hospital building that serves as home base, where Henry has set up a…

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Jean-Paul Gaultier bows out as fashion designer after 50 years

Gaultier said his next Paris show, on Wednesday, will be his last. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA The renowned designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is bowing out from creating clothes after a 50-year career, he has said. But he has told fans not to worry, because he will be turning his hand to other creative projects. While his high-end fashion and perfume business will continue, Gaultier will take a step back from designing garments, he said. The designer tweeted the news in a video post on Friday, saying his next Paris show, on Wednesday, will…

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Indian higher education is withering on the vine

Not long ago, India was seen as living the demographic dream, with the youth bulge generating a productive push. Now, the dream threatens to become a nightmare. Despite relatively high GDP growth, recognised employment declined by about 9 million between 2011-12 and 2017-18, and open unemployment rates are at their highest in four decades. Unemployment is especially bad among young people, particularly the more educated. Around one-third of those aged 15 to 29 (about 100 million people) are not in employment, education or training. These trends suggest major macroeconomic failures,…

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Former fashion designer to Cara and Poppy Delevingne stole £230,000 from her dementia-suffering grandmother to fund her luxury socialite lifestyle

A former fashion designer for Cara and Poppy Delevingne stole £230,000 from her grandmother after she was diagnosed with dementia to fund a life of luxury in Beverley Hills, a court heard. Emily Rosina Evans-Schreiber, 38, only had £40 in her bank account before she started helping herself to grandmother’s finances.  But her mother grew suspicious of her splashing out on trips to Los Angeles, five-star hotels, beauty treatments and designer clothes.  The mother-of-one, of Naseby, Northamptonshire, worked as a private fashion consultant to the Delevingne family in 2016.  She made 42…

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What does fashion’s top trend-spotter think we’ll be wearing in the 2020s?

A down to earth Nostradamus of fast-moving consumer goods … Lidewij Edelkoort. Photograph: Koen Hauser When Lidewij – or Li – Edelkoort started her career as a trend forecaster 45 years ago, people thought her job was “witchcraft”, she says. “Men would be giggling at the end of the room. But I have gained respect,” she says, “because I have been right so many times.” The Dutch 69-year-old is fashion’s best-known soothsayer, a woman who has spent more than four decades helping brands, including Prada, Zara and Coca-Cola, to anticipate…

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