Refugee education must be ‘top of the agenda’ says Muzoon

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan in Geneva, where she was speaking at a side event on the global compact on refugees.  © UNHCR/Susan Hopper GENEVA – When Muzoon Almellehan fled her home in Dara’a, Syria, five years ago, she did not know if she would be able to attend school at the refugee camp in Jordan. So, the then 14-year-old packed her school books among the handful of belongings she was allowed to carry to safety. “I was very worried about education. It is the greatest weapon that can help us…

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11 Expert Tips From Top Italian Chefs To Cook Authentic Italian Fare At Home

San Gimigano at The Imperial in collaboration with reputed Italian Hotel chain Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence and Belmond Hotel Cipriani conducted an enlightening Italian Masterclass to unveil the best kept secrets of Italian Cuisine. Executive Chef Attlio Di Fabrizio and Executive Chef Roberto Gatto took the session under the open roof sky at San Gimignano Lawns, featuring few of their recipes from their respective regions. The session was organized in close alliance with Chef Prem K Pogakula- Executive Chef at The Imperial. The Italian fare under the winter sun…

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The top 10 cannabis lifestyle trends of 2017

Wrapping up another year that had its share of soul-crushing moments, the ongoing progress of marijuana legalization and exploding growth of the cannabis industry are two of the few things keeping me cautiously hopeful as we head into 2018. Let’s take a moment to mark the monumental strides for marijuana in the past twelve months. Here, in no particular order, are the 10 key cannabis lifestyle trends that defined the past year: 1. Concentrates get classier Thanks to devices like the Highlighter by Bloom Farms, Dipper by Dipstick Vapes, Boost by Dr. Dabber and Pax Era, and INDVR…

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A Dietitian’s Picks for the Top Food Trends of 2018

  Are you curious what the best food trends are going to be in 2018? What’s going to dethrone seaweed and coconut oil to claim the crown as the next “superfood”? (Or maybe we’ll stop using that term altogether, that would be the best trend of all! But I digress.) This past October, I made my way from Toronto to Chicago for the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The expo is massive, and basically like a playground for food companies to showcase their newest and best products to dietitians, bloggers, and…

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THE 22 TOP CULT FASHION ITEMS OF 2017

A Cult Gaia clutch at New York Fashion Week. Photo: Imaxtree Do you ever find yourself scrolling through Instagram, only to stop and think, “Damn, all of these people are wearing a variation on the same outfit?” Well, you’re not alone, and this phenomenon only seemed to become more prevalent in 2017 — so much so that we were able to piece together a step-by-step guide to dressing like a professional influencer over the summer. With the continued rise in popularity of streetwear, a handful of shoe styles, logos and brands led to…

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Top Winter Foods By Ayurveda For Your Diet This Season

According to Ayurvedacharya Dr. Partap Chauhan, Director Jiva Ayurveda, “Ayurveda believes that there are three types of immunity: 1. Sahaj (hereditary), or immunity you’re born with. 2. Kalaj (seasonal), or immunity that comes and goes with seasons/age/time. 3. Yuktikrit (established), or immunity you can develop with a regular and balanced diet, and systemic practice of yoga. It is the third type of immunity we want to bolster during the winters, which you can easily do by adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Here’s our guide to eating healthy and staying strong this…

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Sharad Navratri 2017: 13 Best Navratri Deals at Top Restaurants Across Delhi-NCR You Shouldn’t Miss

Sharad Navratri 2017 has kick-started and there’s a lot of excitement in the air. There’s something about this time of the year that makes it more joyful. Durga puja pandals are up and restaurants are trying their best to please their patrons and even those who are fasting during Navratri with interesting menus. In addition to the pujas and offerings made to the deity, devotees also observe the ritualistic Navratri fasts to seek Goddess’ divine blessings. Some devotees fast for all the nine days and while others keep a pair of fasts at the…

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Top 10 Vrat Recipes for Navratri

1. Happy Navratri! One of the most widely celebrated Hindu festivals, Navratri refers to the nine auspicious nights during which people across the country worship goddess Durga and her different avatars. Foods like meat, onion,grains, garlic and alcohol are considered inauspicious and unholy during these days. Since ingredients like onion and garlic are avoided, it becomes difficult to decide the daily menu. If you are looking out for some delicious Navratri food recipes to have during your fast, you can try Coconut Makhana Laddoo,Lauki Ka Halwa, Sabudana Tikki, Methi Singhara…

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Top affordable destinations you can choose to study abroad

Access to education is one of the basic rights of people across the world, and many are extremely lucky to have had the chance to complete at least high school. However, when it comes to pursuing higher education from reputed institutions, especially those that are based in an international destination, there are only few who can afford to study abroad in the destination of their choice. Although there are several student loans and scholarships made available for young scholars who demonstrate academic excellence, there are external factors like cost and…

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Top 5 must-try exotic summer salads

There is no respite from the summer heat, at least for the coming few month, and it is natural to look options for light meals. And what could be better than some fresh, easy to make and healthy salads. We bring you 5 colorful salads that top our list of DIY recipes for summer meals. By including a variety of seasonal ingredients, they are a nutritional powerhouse. #1 Raw papaya, runner beans, shallots & coriander leaf with cracked peanuts & burnt chili  From Lodi The Garden Restaurant “This salad goes…

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