Pick your style from these fashion predictions for 2019

The year 2018 saw the rise of an oxymoron – ugly fashion (Style trend: This year, fashion wants to be ugly). The year’s over and hopefully, so is the trend. In 2019, many roads may lead to sustainability. The ‘woke’ and the ‘desi cool’ are likely to stick with organic, eco-friendly options. There are some more detailed predictions to sweat over below. Select what suits you. Year of powdery pastels 2019 will see Pantone’s colour ‘Living Coral’ dominate fashion dynamics. The cross shade between orange and pink derives its inspiration…

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Tofu Versus Paneer: Which One Would You Pick?

For years, paneer (cottage cheese) has grabbed all the attention as far as vegetarians are concerned. In recent years though, some of this spotlight has shifted to Tofu or Soy paneer which has started to show up on restaurant menus steadily. Paneer is fresh cheese made with cow or goat milk and used frequently in numerous Indian dishes. Tofu, on the other hand, is obtained from soybean milk. Both are exceptional sources of protein, calcium and iron content, all essential for a healthy body. Tofu is a vegan product considering it is not…

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Sports Drinks Versus Water: Which One Should You Pick While You Exercise?

There is a lot more to endurance running than one might imagine. One of the main concerns being that of dehydration, and maintaining a certain level of energy while running. If you’re a runner, you will be able to imagine the utter disappointment of getting tired and having to give up on your run. It is of utmost importance to have a good amount of fluids before, during and after the run for optimal performance, and that is a fact that all the runners are well acquainted with. The question…

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Trump’s broken promise: More than 100 food and farm groups oppose labor secretary pick

On Monday, 105 food and agriculture organizations, representing more than 10 million people across the food system, sent a letter to Capitol Hill urging senators to oppose the confirmation of fast food CEO Andrew Puzder as secretary of labor. This clarion call from the nation’s farmers, food-system workers and public health advocates, led by Corporate Accountability International, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Friends of the Earth, and Real Food Media, comes on the heels of growing opposition and controversy surrounding Trump’s pick to head the Department of Labor. A recent Capital & Main investigation found…

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Flanagan signs GOP letter in support of Trump education secretary pick

Here is an expanded version of the second item from my “Albany Insider” column from Monday’s print editions: Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan has drawn heat for signing on to a letter from Republican officials from all 50 states supporting President Trump’s controversial pick of Betsy DeVos for education secretary. The letter to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate education committee, praised DeVos and urged a “swift confirmation process so that we together can get to work making classrooms a place for all children to thrive.” “We…

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Skandera possible pick for U.S. education secretary

Hanna Skandera, New Mexico’s public education secretary, is reportedly under consideration for a top education job in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Politico reported Friday that Skandera, who has sparred with teachers unions and drawn criticism for her support of the PARCC standardized testing system in New Mexico, could be offered a job as education deputy secretary or undersecretary of the department. Skandera told The Associated Press two weeks ago she had not been approached about a job in the Trump administration, but that may have changed. A Skandera spokesman declined…

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Trump’s health pick, Tom Price, sparks bitter infighting among doctors

President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of six-term Congress member Tom Price (R-Ga.) for secretary of health and human services has inflamed the medical community bigly this week, causing widespread and bitter infighting. Price is not a particularly shocking pick by Trump—the Congressman is one of the fiercest Obamacare critics, and Trump vowed during his campaign to quickly repeal and replace the mammoth healthcare law. Beyond that, Price, a former orthopedic surgeon, has maintained strong conservative positions on healthcare policy. He opposes abortion rights and regulations on tobacco, for instance. But he…

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Trump education pick pits Jewish education needs against church-state fears

Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the president-elect named Betsy DeVos, a billionaire education reform activist and champion of charter schools and public funding for private schooling, as his education secretary. As leader of the American Federation for Children, a group that promotes charter schools, DeVos promotes exactly the model advanced by Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., at the Republican convention in July. The elder Trump has said he would earmark $20 billion in federal money to charter more independent schools or for vouchers for poorer families to pay for private…

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