Better space for cheap food

Visitors enjoy the delicacies at Thamrin 10 Food and Creative Park at Menteng district, Central Jakarta, on Friday evening, January. 24, 2020. The park is decorated with rows of Chinese lanterns in celebration of Chinese New Year. (JP/Yunindita Prasidya) Like any other big Asian city, Jakarta has an array of tasty and cheap food choices, be they on the street or from small and micro enterprises opening their business at home. And millions of residents, especially workers, rely on this informal sector for their daily intake of nutrition. The latest…

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Why vegan junk food may be even worse for your health

No British train station or high street would be complete without a Greggs bakery. The merchants of mass-produced pastries are as quintessential as they come. And last year they won plaudits for turning vegan. On the back of their success, other fast food brands shortly followed suit. In fact, Greggs’s vegan sausage rolls have been so successful, the company announced a “phenomenal year” for sales in 2019 driven in part by their new product and that they would share a £7m ($9.17m) bonus equally between staff. Like the sausage roll, another staple of British…

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One in 20 teachers have ‘mental health problem lasting more than a year’

 The research found that a third of new teaching recruits quit the job within the first five years. Photograph: PA The government is being urged to monitor teachers’ wellbeing after research revealed that one in 20 are reporting mental health problems which last more than a year. The study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is the first to examine the mental health and wellbeing of teachers in England over three decades, based on data from more than 20,000 staff. It found that around 5% of teachers today are suffering long-lasting mental health problems, up…

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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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