True Life: I Made Pickle Guacamole And It Was Actually Good

The whole world is a little bit obsessed with guac. I feel like I’ve heard the popular adage “guac is extra” about a million times this year. My theory is that the popularity of avocado toast spawned the popularity of guac (or is it the other way around?) and we’ve been payin’ extra ever since. This particular guac is a little different then our average. That’s because this guac has pickles! This should come as no surprise to you, dear reader, since 80% of my recipes alone use pickles. Call us crazy (like, that’s…

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iOS 11.1.1 Update Now Available to Download, Brings ‘i’ Autocorrect Fix and More

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 11.1.1 is available for iOS 11-compatible Apple devices It fixes issue that autocorrecter “i” with “A” and a special character Apple has also addressed issue with “Hey Siri” hotword Apple has released the iOS 11.1.1 update for all iOS 11-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. The update, which is now available to download, has notably fixed the annoying issue that was autocorrecting the letter “i” to the letter “A” and a symbol. Last week, Apple had published a three-step guide as a temporary workaround to help users overcome the autocorrect…

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Redmi Note 5 Listed Online Ahead of Launch, Xiaomi India Head Teases New ‘i’ Device

Xiaomi has been widely expected to working on the successor of its popular Redmi Note 4, believed to be launched as Redmi Note 5. Now, a Chinese e-commerce retailer Oppomart has listed the Redmi Note 5 with specifications tipping an imminent launch. Xiaomi’s Manu Kumar Jain, VP and Managing Director Xiaomi India has tweeted out teasing the launch of a new product. Redmi Note 5 specifications According to the listed specifications, the alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 OS out-of-the-box. It will…

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Lifestyle change: “I know what to do, I just need to do it…but how?”

I hear this nearly every day in my primary care clinic. Many of my patients are overweight or obese, which mirrors the national trend: two out of three adults in the US are overweight or obese. Many of these folks suffer from medical issues such as low back, hip, knee, and foot pain; asthma; obstructive sleep apnea; fatty liver; type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; or depression. We know that these conditions often improve with weight loss. So, I often recommend weight loss as a first step in…

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Betsy DeVos reveals her longtime education secretary aspirations: “I literally had never given it a

Her Senate confirmation last week—won by a hair’s breadth—didn’t help to make US education secretary Betsy DeVos any less blisteringly controversial. Neither, surely, will this. In an interview with Axios’s Jonathan Swan published this morning, DeVos—a Michigan billionaire with no personal experience in public education—revealed she was apparently just as taken by surprise by president Donald Trump’s choice to nominate her as the rest of the US was. Recalled DeVos: It was the day after the election that somebody with whom I’ve worked for a number of years actually e‑mailed…

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Ask DeVos About Title I Funding

In Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos will undoubtedly be grilled about her position on school choice. Given DeVos’ long history of advocating for school choice and Trump’s proposed $20 billion investment in it, her pointed position deserves a full discussion. However, the bulk of the secretary’s responsibilities will center around traditional public schools, and the knotty issues directly impacting those schools should not be lost in the shuffle. DeVos is poised to take the helm at the U.S. Department of…

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‘How do I cut my sleeves off?’ – 2016’s most-Googled fashion questions answered!

1. ‘How to cut sleeves off a shirt?’ This year was largely focused on vandalising your clothes: razoring your jean hems, cropping your tops and, apparently, de-sleeving your shirts. To do this one, you need scissors and good arms. We’re fairly confident this question was made up. 2. ‘How do I start modelling?’ A bleak perennial on the search engine’s annual fashion question roundup but, anyway … To start, you need remarkable genes. If the year’s catwalk was anything to go by, you also needed curly hair and a decent…

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Secret Teacher: I moved to Africa – and realised how flawed British education is

Ten years ago, I took my first job as an English teacher in an east London comprehensive next to a large council estate. I had gravitated towards the profession because it was in my family. My father was a lifer at his school and vastly improved the chances of thousands of students over 30 years; I wanted to be able to say the same for myself when I reached retirement age. After a gruelling training year, I felt like I was on course to achieve that. I came home exhausted…

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PM Modi On Currency Ban: ‘People Voted Me In To Fight Corruption. Shouldn’t I Do It?’

In an emotional speech in Goa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “People voted me to fight corruption. Shouldn’t I do it? The people have chosen a government and they expect so much from it.” “I also feel the pain. These steps taken were not a display of arrogance. I have seen poverty and understand people’s problems,” he added.. The Reserve Bank of India has urged people to not withdraw cash repeatedly and hoard it. “The Reserve Bank urges that public need not be anxious… cash is available when they need…

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I thought education was my education

A Brief: Where the Department of Education meets CUNY. At the College of Staten Island there is a mandatory Civics class known as CORE. It was developed nearly 20 years ago as an interdisciplinary class to remediate persistent knowledge gaps emerging out of the incoming student population. The final essay of this particular class challenges students to form a thesis that incorporates an entry from their weekly journal and compares it to issues discussed during lecture. Jalisa Kellum wrote about the education gap as she experienced it. Her essay so…

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