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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How to Pull Off the 12 Biggest Fall Fashion Trends This Season

Dressing for fall doesn’t need to be complicated. You got some sweaters, some cords, a couple of jackets, maybe a tweed blazer? You’re pretty much good to go. But sometimes, choosing to make things complicated—shaking things up just because—is necessary. Even championship-winning teams sign new players in the offseason, right? Below, we’ve outlined a dozen unknown quantities worth introducing to your wardrobe (you might even call them “fall fashion trends”). Some are hot-off-the-press, advanced-level maneuvers; some are old standbys on the precipice of a comeback; all of ’em at least deserve a look.   If you’d rather skip…

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Life in the home counties brings 16 more years of good health…

Wokingham, Berkshire, has the highest healthy life expectancy in Britain at 70.7 years. Photograph: Greg Balfour Evans/Alamy The gap in healthy life expectancy between parts of Britain has widened over the past decade to become as large as that between the UK and Sudan, a leading group of parliamentarians has warned. In a sign of growing inequality in Britain, residents in Blaenau Gwent in south Wales can now expect up to 16.4 fewer years of good health than those in Wokingham in Berkshire, according to a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group…

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Work-knife balance: the joy of eating at work

Eating in the office is not usually considered one of life’s great treats. It is hard to see breakfast meetings, or scarfing a sandwich while staring at a screen, as anything other than a sign that our leisure time is being swallowed by capitalism’s gaping maw. Nevertheless, tucking in at work can be the silver lining in a stressful day. Here is a countdown of the 10 best moments. 10. Christmas canapes Most refreshments found gliding around the office at the Christmas do are, it’s true, shocking. But how else…

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Burning issue: how fashion’s love of leather is fuelling the fires in the Amazon

Devastation … an Amazon blaze this week. Photograph: Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images The level of destruction is almost impossible to fathom. About 41,000 fires have been recorded by scientists in the Brazilian Amazon since January, with more than half of those in the past three weeks – hence the apocalyptic headlines. Every minute, the equivalent of a football field and a half of the so-called lungs of the Earth is incinerated. The rainforest isn’t just totemic, we know that the future stability of the climate rests on preserving it. To be an onlooker…

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The potential health effects of the ‘public charge’ immigration rule

  On Aug. 14, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a rule to restrict immigrants’ ability to obtain legal permanent residency, based on whether they have received government benefits. The rule is due to go into effect Oct. 15. The rule considers immigrants who receive benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid likely to become “public charges.” (Also known as food stamps, SNAP is a program that offers low-income adults a form of debit payment to purchase groceries at authorized retailers.) Per a definition from the U.S. Citizenship and…

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These are the biggest fashion labels that have endured the test of time

Remember German supermodel-host Heidi Klum’s tagline in Project Runway, “in fashion, one day you’re in, and the next you’re out”? These words are an accurate description when you’re talking about the fickle world of fashion. With ever-changing trends, its cyclical nature (i.e. resurgence of retro styles) and rise of social media, fashion labels can easily rise from obscurity but can equally quickly return to dust.   Here, we’re highlighting seven fashion labels that have impressively withstood the test of time and have hit the century mark — some even more.  …

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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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The Food Combining Diet Made Me Question Everything I Know About Food—But It Might Not Be So Legit

I love watching twenty-something lifestyle vloggers on YouTube. I buy their product recs (I saw Gretchen Geraghty wearing tiny gold hoops, so I bought tiny gold hoops), stalk their socials (Greece looked great, Brooke Miccio), and never miss a “week in my life” video (keep ’em coming, Danielle Carolan!). Recently, one of my fave vloggers, Maggie MacDonald, posted a video where she raved for 20 minutes about how an eating plan (“it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change”) called Food Combining made her feel less bloated and lose weight all while eating more food…

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These are the 8 biggest fashion trends of 2019

Gone are the days of buying brand new. The resurgence of vintage and the rise of the resale marketplace, led by The RealReal and Vestiare Collective, as well as increased pressures on designers to manage waste output, have incited an industry-wide shifting of gears as we inch towards a new circular fashion economy. Smarter consumers interested in maximising their sustainable footprints are looking to buy wares that have been either upcycled, sustainably made or previously loved, thereby extending the shelf lives of our clothes, bags and shoes in our closets. And retailers and resellers are…

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