Brainstorm Health: Brainstorm Health, Alexa for Health Care, Novartis Sues Amgen

Hello readers, I’m about to take off on a flight following two amazing days at Fortune‘s Brainstorm Health conference, so we’ll have to keep things short today unfortunately (I’ll give you the full rundown soon enough, I promise). In the meantime I highly encourage you to my colleague Andrew Nusca’s writeup of our confab’s closing panel, a conversation between co-chair Arianna Huffington and Edie Falco, the award-winning Sopranos actress and cancer survivor. Falco’s staying mantra? Maintaining an “attitude of gratitude.” Back with you (with much more) tomorrow. Read on for the day’s news. DIGITAL HEALTH Alexa, can…

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Fashion Trust Arabia Spotlights the Visionary Fashion Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Krikor Jabotian Photo: Courtesy of Krikor Jabotian Whatever it was that magnetized a vast troupe of international fashion people to converge on Qatar for Fashion Trust Arabia, curiosity had to be at the top of everyone’s list. The events around the inauguration of the National Museum of Qatar in Doha were as high on royal ceremony, glamour, and celebrity as could be expected from a Gulf country as wealthy as this. What couldn’t be anticipated was the window that was opened on the vibrant energy and social activism of young…

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Restaurant, Hotel Unions Ban Smartphones While Eating Food; Food Influencers Are Stunned

Food selfies are eating away profits of restaurants, literally. And this is not good. Sharing pictures of food on Instagram is no longer a trend but has now turned into a routine. People spend more time clicking pictures, editing and uploading them to social media platforms than the actual act of eating. This means that they are spending more time on the tables, and this means less profits. That’s the reason restaurants and hotel owners across India have initiated a ban against smartphones. What made the hotel and restaurant owners…

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Indonesia Fashion Week 2019 promotes eco-friendly fashion

Models wear costumes designed by Musa Widyatmodjo at the opening ceremony of Indonesia Fashion Week 2019 at the Jakarta Convention Center, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama) The Association of Indonesian Fashion Designers and Entrepreneurs (APPMI), the organizer of the ongoing Indonesia Fashion Week (IFW) 2019, has announced its commitment to promoting sustainability in the industry by supporting eco-friendly fashion. “We recognize the importance of business sustainability and are excited to support the United Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion,” designer and IFW 2019 president and founder Poppy Dharsono said. IFW in explaining…

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Roti Or Rice: Which One Is A Healthier Option?

A typical Indian meal is incomplete without a couple ofrotis and a handful of rice on the plate. These two are used to prepare various dishes, which form our regular day-to-day diet. Now, those embarking on a weight loss journey must have been told by many people to give up or cut down on carbs (read: rice and roti). Being a staple product in our regular diet till now, it’s difficult to eliminate both of them. But, if you decide to leave one out and continue filling your appetite with another, which…

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IPL 2019: Now You Can Order Food on Swiggy From Within The Hotstar App, While Watching Cricket

This surely has to be a first of its kind partnership. Food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy has tied up with streaming service Hotstar for this IPL 2019 season. Cricket fans streaming the match on Hotstar will be able to now order food without having to leave the Hotstar app during the match stream. Swiggy POP, Swiggy’s curated single-serve meals from top restaurants in your neighbourhood, is being integrated within the Hotstar app. The feature will be available on Android and iOS devices. This comes after Swiggy analysed the data…

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How The Workplace Complicates Our Relationship With Food

Our relationship with food currently is unlike anything our ancestors would ever have known and workplaces may add further complications. GETTY A lot of us are really interested in food these days. We’re conscious of what’s fueling us in a way that we never have been before. We’re aware of calories, macronutrients, micronutrients and the relationship between our gut health and our mental health. We read article after article debating carbs vs no carb diets, paleo vs keto vs vegan, vegetarian vs pescetarian and every other vs food or diet combination…

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Operators should emphasize lifestyle in marketing efforts: study

Operators can make their communities more appealing to prospective residents by focusing on lifestyle and avoiding phrases such as “age-restricted” and “active adult” in their marketing materials, because they make prospective residents feel old, according to new research from Tempe, AZ-based research firm Zion & Zion. The national survey, conducted online earlier this year with 3,254 people who were aged 50 to their mid-80s, centered on active adult 55+ communities, but Zion & Zion CEO Aric Zion, one of the report’s authors, said operators of other senior living settings could…

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Lifestyle Creator Chriselle Lim’s Namesake Clothing Line Arrives At Bloomingdale’s

Vlogger-fashion designer Chriselle Lim has just nabbed another major retail outlet for her namesake clothing brand. The line, which launched last September and has just unveiled its second-ever collection for Spring 2019, has rolled out to Bloomingdale’s — including select stores nationwide as well as online. Previously, the Chriselle Lim Collection was sold exclusively online via Nordstrom and Shopbop. The spring collection comprises 28 ready-to-wear pieces — including v-necks, camis, and buttoned dresses — in pastel and neutral tones, with light fabrics and flattering silhouettes, according to Lim. Sizes range from XS to XL, and prices range from $49…

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Lifestyle store gets another rap on carry bags in Chandigarh

The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has dismissed the appeal of Lifestyle International retail store in Chandigarh and has upheld the order passed by the forum in January, wherein it had directed the retail store to provide free carry bags to all customers who purchase articles from its shop. It had also given a compensation of Rs 3000 to the complainant, besides ordering the store to deposit a cost of Rs 10,000 in the Consumer Legal Aid Account in the name of Secretary, State Commission, UT. The Lifestyle International, in…

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