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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Indian higher education is withering on the vine

Not long ago, India was seen as living the demographic dream, with the youth bulge generating a productive push. Now, the dream threatens to become a nightmare. Despite relatively high GDP growth, recognised employment declined by about 9 million between 2011-12 and 2017-18, and open unemployment rates are at their highest in four decades. Unemployment is especially bad among young people, particularly the more educated. Around one-third of those aged 15 to 29 (about 100 million people) are not in employment, education or training. These trends suggest major macroeconomic failures,…

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Wayfair: Best Deals on Kitchen Appliances, From Cuisinart to Keurig

Kitchen appliances are designed to make everyday tasks like making coffee and re-heating dinner convenient. And this Black Friday, Wayfair is offering steep discounts on kitchen appliances so that you not only save time but also money! From Cuisinart to Keurig, we unveil some of the retailer’s best deals on kitchen appliances, ahead. WAYFAIR Cuisinart 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker Every kitchen needs a pressure cooker. And, this one from Cuisinart has over 4.5 stars from 700 customers. This 6-quart cooker has three settings and a tempered glass lid so you…

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Another grim week leaves private health insurance on life support

‘Private health insurance is seen by virtually all as being too expensive, too complicated and not offering value for money,’ says Linc Thurecht from the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP In April this year, the health minister, Greg Hunt, introduced reforms the government said would make private health insurance easier to understand and more affordable. The changes, described by the federal government as the most significant reforms to the private health insurance system in a decade, included classifying the some 70,000 private health insurance policies available into gold,…

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How To Support Girls’ Education Around The World On International Day Of The Girl

Oct. 11 marks the International Day of the Girl (IDG), an annual global observance that celebrates girls’ accomplishments and promotes gender equality. On this day, which was declared by the United Nations, and always, you can support initiatives that help girls achieve their full potential — and education is such a crucial component of success. So, if you want to get involved, there are several different ways to support girls’ education around the world, through donations and beyond.   It goes without saying that it’s important to boost organizations that empower…

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Maggie Q on sexist fight-scene fashion and her new clothing line

Having tackled badass roles in “Designated Survivor,” “Mission: Impossible III,” “Nikita” and more, Maggie Q knows her way around a fight scene — and won’t stand for productions that put its female stars in corseted costumes or high heels for combat. “It’s this male delusion-type thing; men think that women fight in heels,” the actress and activist, 40, told Page Six Style. “Listen, if you want to think that, I’m happy for men to think that. Whatever, you can live in your fantasy. But we don’t do that!” “You’re hired, and you…

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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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OnePlus CEO on OnePlus TV Price and His Vision of the Future of TV as a ‘Smart Display’

Nearly four years after disrupting the smartphone market with the original “flagship killer”, OnePlus is set to enter another product category — televisions. The company first revealed that it’s working on a television set back in September last year, and we’ve seen a few more details emerge since then. Earlier this week, CEO Pete Lau revealed that the OnePlus TV will launch in India before other markets. Gadgets 360 sat down with Lau in Mumbai on Thursday to understand the company’s motivation behind launching a smart TV and how he sees the space evolving…

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If Someone Invites You to the Fashion Cafeteria, Sit on the Floor

This week, a meme seized fashion Twitter and beyond like a midsummer fever: “Fashion stan Twitter: where are you sitting?” The accompanying image was a cartoon of an empty cafeteria, done up in classic operating-room blue, with fashion’s leading lights seated in groups of three across the cafeteria. The premise was tantalizing: Whose table would welcome you? Who would shun you? And most important of all: What sick, twisted spirit trapped all these fashion designers in a cafeteria? It was all fun and games, I guess, until people starting making…lists? Just like, straight-up…

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On health care, there are 3 types of Democrats running for president

CNN hosted the first night of the second 2020 Democratic primary debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on July 30, 2019. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images The 2020 presidential candidates at the opening night of the second Democratic primary debate fell into three buckets on health care, the top issue for Democratic voters so far. In an intricate and often confusing section of the debate, with candidates jockeying to define what “Medicare-for-all” even means, the first 30 minutes of the debate brought some clarity. There are essentially three perspectives from Democrats: 1) the ones who want to…

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