Sphero raises $12M as it focuses on education

This year has been a rough one for Sphero. The Colorado-based toy robotics startup kicked off the year with dozens of layoffs, a result of tepid interest in its line of Disney-branded consumer products. Here’s a little good news, however. The company has raised another $12 million, bringing its total up to around $119 million, according to Crunchbase. The latest round will go into helping shape the BB-8 maker into an education-first company. “The recent round of funding has currently raised $12 million, and we anticipate at the time of final closing…

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V&A launches Quant appeal for exhibition on 60s fashion pioneer

 Models wearing Mary Quant designs in 1967. Photograph: Keystone-France/Thames & Hudson The demure Peter Pan collars and teeny tiny skirts, wet-look plastic dresses and hot pants, see-through raincoats and paper patterns offering the dream of designer fashion at pocket-money prices will be celebrated in an exhibition at the V&A museum next year on the work of Dame Mary Quant, the designer whose name became synonymous with the swinging 60s. Quant’s clothes made international headlines when they were worn by the supermodels of the day including Jean Shrimpton, Pattie Boyd, Cilla…

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Perfect fruit salad recipes to start summers on healthy note

A perfect fruit salad can make your day and what if it also has all the healthy ingredients? This summer make the best use of your indoor stay by making some nutritious options of fruit appetisers at home. Sujeet Singh, executive chef at Radisson Noida located in Sector 55, gives some healthy options one can try at home. Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad Ingredients * 1 pound watermelon * 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil * 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar * 2 cups arugula * 1 tsp kosher salt *…

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10 Best Tips On Eating Street Food In India Without Having Tummy Troubles

Holidaying in India is definitely on everyone’s bucket list. Its vibrant culture, beautiful traditions, colourful festivals and exotic food is quite intriguing! With an aim to cover all of this in one trip is not enough – perhaps you need to come here more than once in order to explore everything that this country has to offer. Whether you are looking to soak up some sun on a beach or want to have a selfie at the iconic Taj Mahal, there is no doubt that this beautiful country will steal…

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Are you on antidepressants? It is linked to higher risk of dementia

While anti-depressants can help mental health patients deal with depression, long-term use of certain anti-depressants could have serious side effects. A large study done by researchers from the University of East Anglia’s School of Health Science have linked use of antidepressants to dementia, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. Previous studies have shown that medications commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety may increase the risk of death by preventing multiple organs from functioning properly, and increase risk of bone disease.And among patients suffering from high blood pressure, antidepressants…

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8 popular Lucknowi dishes that should be on every foodie’s bucket list

1. Must try Lucknowi dishes for ever food lover Lucknow or the city of Nawabs is a paradise for foodies. The Nawabs of Awadh contributed immensely in the growth of the city’s culinary culture. The very reason why the Lucknowi or the Awadhi cuisine is so popular is the fact that the traditional dishes of the city have a royal flavour, which has been passed on since ages! There is something in the air of this magnificent city, which is reminiscent of its glittering past glory which hangs around even…

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‘Millions missing out’: aid fails to make the grade on early years education

 A child at school in Lebanon. Researchers found donors are deterred from spending on pre-school learning because its benefits are less immediate. Photograph: Hussein Baydoun/Theirworld Just 1% of international aid dedicated to young children’s development is being targeted on pre-school education, according to a report that warns spending is imbalanced and short-sighted. While global funding for early childhood development has grown in recent years, almost all of this investment – 95% – has been channelled towards health and nutrition initiatives. Donors are deterred from spending on pre-school education, the report…

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Love Kathi Rolls And Frankie? Read On To Know The Difference Between The Two

Aren’t kathi rolls and frankies the best thing to have happened to the grab and go generation of ours? Easy-to-eat, loaded and ever-so-delightful, both of these rolls are the perfect pick for those who are in a rush, or are simply lazy but love their meals to be convenient and of course, yummy! Kathis and frankies have ruled desi hearts, much before the advent of burgers in the Indian food scene and continue to be a hit still. Good, greasy and decadent, these rolls could often be confused for one another, but…

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Watermelons For Weight Loss: 3 Reasons To Load Up On The Summer Fruit

It seems as if summer has arrived early this year. For nothing else can explain the sudden surge in temperatures. But, being the eternal optimists that we are, we chose to embrace all the good that the weather has brought along. For starters, the lovely seasonal fruits! The fruit carts are full of them already. Juicy and fleshy watermelons are one reason we are particularly so excited about summers. According to the book ‘Healing Foods,’ by DK Publications, red fleshed water melon is a good source of lycopene, which helps…

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NYC’s And Faith Label Drops First Collection on Fashion Moves Forward

Fit Battle contestant Abi Grafals just released the debut collection of his label, And Faith, which he wore on the show. Partnering with menswear blog Fashion Moves Forward to release the collection, this initial outing channels inspiration from rock-and-roll, menswear staples, and high-end wardrobe staples. The standout item from the range is a cropped black leather jacket, constructed from heavy cow pebbled leather and noting silk lining, stitch detailing, and Riri hardware. Additional pieces include a red and black cardigan, two short-sleeve T-shirts, and a pair of denim highlighted by Riri zippers running down…

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