What To Watch For At The Democratic Education Town Hall In Pittsburgh

This Saturday, a consortium of education groups is teaming up with MSNBC to host a forum for Democratic Presidential candidates, centered around education issues. The event kicks off at 9:45 and will run most of the day; it will all be livestreamed. The crowd of about 1,000 invitation-only attendees (I’ll be one of them) includes a sampling of teachers and parents, as well as members of unions and civil rights groups. They are largely pro-public education; at least one pro-charter ed reform group (the Center for Education Reform) has put out…

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The 15 richest people in the fashion industry, ranked

Fashion is a $2.5 trillion global industry that has made its leading players, from designers and CEOs to founders and heiresses, very rich. Business Insider has compiled a list of the richest people in the fashion industry, based on Forbes’ Real Time Billionaires ranking – and the top 15 are worth a combined $395.6 billion. The wealthiest person in fashion is Bernard Arnault, the chairman of LVMH, the world’s largest maker of luxury goods that’s behind brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dom Perignon, Christian Dior, and as of November 2019, Tiffany & Co. Arnault is the world’s…

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8 Companies Working To Make Fashion Sustainable

While Forever 21 files for bankruptcy and other fast fashion brands suffer, “sustainability” is increasingly becoming the buzz word in the clothing industry today. “Sustainable fashion” web searches have increased by 66%. Unfortunately, the industry still has a long way to go. It is responsible for over 5% of global carbon emissions, second only to the oil and gas industry. Even more tragic, 87% of produced clothing ends up incinerated or in a landfill. Here are eight companies attempting to move the needle in the fashion industry by making it more sustainable. 1) Sourcing Playground Heather…

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An app that rewards healthy lifestyle

HYDERABAD :  Today, more number of city-dwellers are facing a range of lifestyle-related ailments such as obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, etc. And of late, there has been a renewed interest in exploring the remedies offered by one of the earliest systems of medicine that originated in our country, Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, an ideal human body has a perfect balance of the three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Generally, a person has one dosha that is dominant. Launched on National Ayurveda Day this year, AyuRiti, an AI-powered app, evaluates your body functions…

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VANWIVES: LOCAL COUPLE DITCHES 9-5 FOR A LIFESTYLE OF ADVENTURE

Jazmyn and Crystal are a Barrie couple who are traveling full-time in a converted Sprinter Van with their two Australian Sheppards Bella & Izzy. With their Youtube channel and Instagram account, the couple has been documenting their travels to provide a window into their adventurous lifestyle. They post videos every week showcasing the beautiful places they visit. View this post on Instagram Enjoying our final days on Canadian soil! We have been gearing up to put many many kms on this van…🌞🌞🌞 📷 @valerieminv A post shared by Jaz & Crystal 🌈 |…

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Massachusetts Passed A New Education Funding Plan. Now What?

Massachusetts’ public school funding formula has changed for the first time since 1993, thanks to a new law passed by the state legislature that adds $1.5 billion to schools, and aims for more equity across the state. How will that money get spent? Former Education Secretary Paul Reville joined Boston Public Radio to break down what happens next. “This will have particular effect in our poorest communities in the commonwealth,” he said. “But just having more money doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to do a good job. It’s how you spend the money that’s…

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The President, the US private health giant, and top NHS officials – special relationships?

In the UK, we have a simple take on the US healthcare system as a for-profit, private system that fleeces its customers and fails the poor. But here’s the secret: the US has its own ‘mini NHS’. Smaller than the UK’s system, but still a government funded, (mostly) publicly-run system that serves people according to their need. It’s called the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). And Donald Trump wants to privatise it. What’s more, to set the reforms in motion, the firm that’s been appointed to create and expand new private networks within the…

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Lifestyle Brands Like Stasher Offer Us A Cleaner More Beautiful World

Stasher shows us a clean beautiful plastic free lifestyle to aspire to. CREDIT: STASHER Some people equate environmental sustainability with having less, with giving something up or of going without. But entrepreneurs like Kat Nouri, CEO and Founder of Stasher, a company that makes airtight, reusable silicone bags, see sustainability differently. “Business has the power to be a champion for society and the environment,” says Nouri. Instead of negatively framing the issue as living with less, think of a sustainable lifestyle as having more free time, more mental peace and…

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How fashion brands are experimenting with resale

Resale platforms have been a major beneficiary of fashion’s recent push toward sustainability. In 2019 alone, the sneaker resale platform StockX achieved unicorn status, luxury consignors The RealReal went public, and Vestiaire Collective opened its first permanent bricks-and-mortar concession. And the data suggest this is more than a passing trend: the $7 billion luxury resale market is projected to grow to $11 billion by 2022, according to Cowen. But brands have largely been left to see their goods swapped in the aftermarket without any financial incentive to participate directly. Several labels also stay away over…

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How One Company Is Contributing To The Solution Of Reducing Fashion Waste

Climate change and eliminating plastic and waste in the ocean have been hot topics leading up to the Presidential primary. Plastic straws alone have caused such a stir that States are beginning to require restaurants to serve non-plastic-based straws. What about the fashion industry? Do consumers ever wonder what happens to the seasonal styles that are never purchased? Sheri Turnbow, Bespoke Southerly Founder, holding a color card for the photographer during the … [+] WILLIAM HEUBERGER According to Rubicon, fashion is the third highest-polluting industry in the world and microfibers from fabrics wind…

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