The “Effective Dose” of Work You Need to Feel Fulfilled Is Surprisingly Low

Now that the World Health Organization has officially recognized the symptoms of ‘workplace burnout’, it’s clear that the mental health effects of too much work are a global concern. While it may feel tempting to walk away from work altogether, scientists warn that not working is also linked to mental health issues. As a paper published Tuesday in Social Science & Medicine, there’s an “effective dose” of work we should be doing each week to reap the rewards — and it’s not that much. Indeed eight hours a week would be enough for average worker.” As part of…

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Punjab education minister’s directions to private schools regarding books and uniforms

Punjab School Education Board, came after taking note of reports suggesting exploitation of parents of school children by certain private schools. Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla Saturday directed all private schools in the state to not force parents to buy books and uniforms from particular shops. The sale of uniforms and books within school premises has also been prohibited. The directives, meant for all private schools affiliated to the CBSE, ICSE and the Punjab School Education Board, came after taking note of reports suggesting exploitation of parents of school…

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Microsoft partners with 10 educational institutes in India to launch AI digital labs

New Delhi: US technology giant, Microsofthas partnered with 10 higher educational institutes in the country to launch artificial intelligence (AI) digital labs. As part of this partnership, these institutes would emerge as learning centres of emerging technologies and solutions. Some of these institutes include BITS Pilani, BML Munjal University, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, ISB, KL University, among others. This is a three-year programme that the company would be running at these institutes with an intention to collaborate with more such institutes in the country. “We are in talks with leading institutes and…

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Kaiser Permanente mental health workers threaten to strike

About 4,000 mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente will go on strike next week at facilities throughout California if they and the healthcare giant fail to reach a new contract before then, the workers’ union said Thursday. The main issue, the National Union of Healthcare Workers says, is that Kaiser is being too slow to enable its patients to access mental health care. NUHW President Sal Rosselli said the strike would start Tuesday if the separate contracts for Kaiser’s Northern California and Southern California mental health workers are not reached…

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PepsiCo to build food plant in UP at $70 million

NEW DELHI: PepsiCo India will invest $70 million to build a food manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh, the company said on Friday. PepsiCo, the makers of Lay’s chips and Kurkure snacks, said it is part of its efforts to expand capacity in India’s growing packaged foods market. The local arm of the American company also said that it is true to its commitment to invest $2.1 billion in India by 2022, which is part of the $5.5 billion it had promised in November 2013. The announcement comes a day after Prime…

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Ramadan 2019: 5 diet and fitness tips to help you fast safely

While fasting during Ramadan is a good way of improving one’s health, doing it the right way is imperative. Here are a few things to keep in mind so that you can fast compromising your health. Ramadan 2019: 5 diet and fitness tips to help you fast safely  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: The holy month of Ramadan is a crucial month for the Muslim community across the world, both physically and spiritually with practicing restraint as one of its key learning. During this period the community observes Roza i.e. fast,…

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Fashion retailer Select set to collapse into administration

Select’s £15.5m losses in the 18 months to December come at a time when high street retailers face rising costs and falling sales. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/Rex/Shutterstock The fashion retailer Select is set to collapse into administration on Wednesday, putting 2,000 jobs at risk. The loss-making fashion chain, which has 180 stores, has been struggling for several years and its expected failure comes just a year after it resorted to a company voluntary arrangement, a form of insolvency, to cut its rent bill in order to stay in business. Quantuma, the…

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This gadget can chill your beer from room temperature to ice-cold in a minute

When going out on camping trips, an irritating part about carrying beers is that even though they are kept in thermoses, they tend to still get a bit warm. BlueQuench is aiming to solve this issue by launching Qooler on Indiegogo and this brand means business. The Qooler is for those who want nothing but ice-cold beers in the shortest possible time and we can’t wait for it to launch fast enough. So, how does BlueQuench’s Qooler manage to chill a can of beer in just 60 seconds? The magic…

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Here’s how to fund your child’s education

Maneesh Joshi, a 39-year-old Mumbai based documentary producer and director, is quick to emphasise on the financial goal of funding his son’s higher education. While his 7-year-old son Rikhil Joshi is busy with class III studies, the father has all the plans in place to fund his education. Maneesh invests regularly in equity mutual fund schemes to ensure that he gets a sizeable corpus over a long-term. He is also investing in fixed deposits to balance the risk. “It is too early to talk about Rikhil’s academic choices. He may…

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How Indian fashion goes back to its roots

Designers embrace their heritage.(Sabyasachi/Instagram) April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day each year to celebrate and promote the cultural heritage across the world, thanks to the efforts of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). And heritage is something which is having a moment of sorts in Indian fashion too. Over the last few years, several India design houses have attempted to create a sensorial impact with their powerful take on the bridal trends thus taking us back to our roots. Designers have recreated a parallel universe, which…

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