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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Health insurance policies now cover mental illnesses

  For the longest time, mental illnesses never got the attention they deserved. It took celebrities such as Deepika Padukone and Ellen Degeneres to speak out about battling depression for the masses to understand how a mental illness can take a toll on a person’s everyday life. Even Todd Phillips’ much talked about film Joker delves deeper into this subject. The film’s protagonist is a man dealing with mental and neurological problems who eventually turns into a criminal. With all the attention that mental health is finally garnering, it became imperative for the Insurance Regulatory…

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Yelp now offers personalized results based on your diet and lifestyle

Yelp is introducing a new personalization feature that produces custom search results based on each user’s general preferences. Users can set up profiles with their dietary restrictions, lifestyle interests, and accessibility preferences, and places that meet those requirements will be elevated in the app. The function marks the first time that Yelp has offered personalization options, as the company has been expanding its focus beyond food. Besides dietary, lifestyle, and accessibility options, the app also lets users set more specific interests for restaurants, (like Taiwanese, bubble tea, bakeries), attractions (farmers…

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Manage Your Stress with Samsung Health, Now Available in More Languages

While many look forward to the cooler weather and the sight of falling leaves in autumn, it’s easy to get stressed out as summer vacation season winds down and back-to-school planning and the daily grind begin again. Samsung Health1 can help keep away the post-vacation blues with a suite of meditation and mindfulness features that are designed to help you manage your body and mind in collaboration with Calm.   Samsung Health recently expanded its language support of its Mindfulness service in collaboration with Calm2, the number 1 sleep and meditation app.…

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Amazon to foray into food delivery space with Prime Now

Amazon India has long been eyeing the food delivery business in India. As per market reports, the e-commerce giant’s Prime membership plan had logged more than 10 million users in the country in 2018 and Amazon is confident that the addition of a food delivery segment to its Prime offering will not only bring in more daily users but also boost the number of transactions. People aware of the company’s plans told The Times of India that Prime Now, Amazon’s two-hour grocery delivery platform, could be the primary vehicle for…

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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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These Healthy Food Swaps Can Help Speed Up Your Weight Loss Goals; Try Them Now

Is weight loss your new health goal? While you must have read a lot of nutritional guidelines related to weight loss, there may be times when you might be perturbed as to what to eat and what to exclude from your diet. When you are on a weight loss program, you need to be very careful as to which foods will help you lose weight. Some foods, which are generally considered to be healthy might not be that effective in weight loss. However, there can be healthier alternatives of these foods which can…

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Fast foods less healthy now than 30 years ago: Study

Researchers found that the total number of starters, desserts and side dishes increased by 226 per cent, or 22.9 items per year. Fast foods less healthy now than 30 years ago: Study  |  Photo Credit: IANS New York: Despite the addition of healthy foods such as salads and sprouts to the menu, fast food is less healthy today than it was 30 years ago, and is increasingly contributing to obesity, say researchers. The study, led by Boston University, demonstrates that the calories, portion sizes, and sodium content overall have worsened (increased) over…

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New York-style steakhouses are now looking at Japan for expansion, ahead of Olympics

  America is in the midst of an increasingly intense love affair with Japanese beef. Witness Don Wagyu, the new shop in downtown New York devoted exclusively to Japanese beef sandwiches that start at $28. The counter sells around 150 a day, including an average of eight $180 Ozaki “sandos.” But while Japanese diners have enthusiastically embraced Shake Shack, which has grown to nine locations since the first opened in 2015, American steakhouses have been slower to establish themselves. Chains such as Ruth Chris have been in Japan for over…

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10 koftas that are so delicious would want to try them now!

1. Delicious kofta recipes! Koftas trace their origin to the cooking experiments of the middle ages when these balls of delight were invented to pamper the taste buds of the regal gentry. Since then, the journey of koftas has seen creative meanders resulting in delectable outputs. Here is a list of koftas that make our cuisine among the best in the world. 2. ​Paneer Kofta Paneer Kofta Recipe: Kofta balls made from grated paneer, red chilli powder and coriander leaves, cooked in curd and tomato gravy. 3. ​Nargisi Kofta Nargisi…

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