The President, the US private health giant, and top NHS officials – special relationships?

In the UK, we have a simple take on the US healthcare system as a for-profit, private system that fleeces its customers and fails the poor. But here’s the secret: the US has its own ‘mini NHS’. Smaller than the UK’s system, but still a government funded, (mostly) publicly-run system that serves people according to their need. It’s called the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). And Donald Trump wants to privatise it. What’s more, to set the reforms in motion, the firm that’s been appointed to create and expand new private networks within the…

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Lifestyle Brands Like Stasher Offer Us A Cleaner More Beautiful World

Stasher shows us a clean beautiful plastic free lifestyle to aspire to. CREDIT: STASHER Some people equate environmental sustainability with having less, with giving something up or of going without. But entrepreneurs like Kat Nouri, CEO and Founder of Stasher, a company that makes airtight, reusable silicone bags, see sustainability differently. “Business has the power to be a champion for society and the environment,” says Nouri. Instead of negatively framing the issue as living with less, think of a sustainable lifestyle as having more free time, more mental peace and…

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Frankfurt School Weaponized US Education Against Civilization

Understanding that future generations are the key to building political power and lasting change, socialists and totalitarians of all varieties have gravitated toward government-controlled education since before the system was even founded. The communist so-called “Frankfurt School” was no exception in its affinity for “educating” the youth. Almost 100 years ago, a group of socialist and communist “thinkers” led by Marxist law professor Carl Grünberg established the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany. From there, they would move to the United States. And from their new…

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10 nostalgic foods that remind us of those happy train journeys

1. Food that remind you of your childhood There was something special about those train journeys of childhood when the rail compartment windows were not blocked by double glassed and the travellers sitting on sleeper coaches seemed like one large family. How excitedly we looked forward to those journeys when mom packed special food to keep us covered! We still eat those foods, but they lack the warmth and taste that they had when mom served them on train on paper plates and sometimes even on newspapers. Here’s a look…

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Weird momo combinations that give us goosebumps

1. Lip-smacking momos you must try! Long ago in a land unknown, someone came up with a genius gastronomical idea of getting delicious pockets of happiness to India. When that happened, momos quickly became the unofficial street food of the nation. Any Indian could swear by momos. We could have momos 24×7, all days of the year because in the simplest words, they now are an inseparable part of our cuisine. But then there are some varieties of it that are a major buzzkill. Here’s our list of 8 weird…

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10 foods that remind us of our happiest childhood moments

1. Trip down the memory lane Food forms an important part of our memories. Sometimes even the smallest things like an old idiom, a conversation about a childhood friend, or relishing grandma’s recipe after years can bring back a lot of memories. There are some foods that are attached to a specific memory and tasting them after years can stir a plethora of emotions. Foods have always been the delighting factor in an otherwise monotonous life. Whether it is the time of festivals or an announcement of a big fat…

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After Farm Loan Waivers, Will Education Loan Waivers Spoil Us? Not If We Mend Our Ways

A serpentine queue of students heading to the enquiry encounter to check on various courses offered and eligibility criteria. (Manoj Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) Snapshot In India, the debt numbers are getting bigger and bigger. In some years, we will have a major problem on our hands if we fail to address it today.India risks moving towards an era of education loan waivers. Given how farm loan waivers have worked out for farmers, course correction is crucial. Student debt in the United States (US) has reached gigantic levels, so…

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People On The US Virgin Islands Can’t Get Food Aid Because There’s Still No Electricity

Dustin Kuster is still waiting for a large cooler he purchased online to arrive at his home so he can keep meat, cheese, and fresh foods on hand. Like about 80% of the US Virgin Islands’ 106,000 residents, the 41-year-old, his girlfriend, and her four children have been living without power since a pair of hurricanes pulverized the region more than six weeks ago. For his family and thousands of others without access to expensive generators, Kuster still can’t cook meals and is consuming mostly cold, salty, canned food. Residents…

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LG G6, Huawei Mate 9, and Honor 6X receive price cuts in US

Update: The Mate 9’s price has dropped even further – it’s now going for $459.99 (both gray and silver color options). Original story below: The LG G6 and a couple of Huawei smartphones are currently available at discounted rates in the United States. Specifically, Sprint has slashed the price of the G6 by half – zero-down, followed by $14.75 a month for 18 months. The Mate 9, on the other hand, has dropped to under $500 (it’s going for as low as $479 currently on Amazon). For comparison, the device launched in the…

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128GB+6GB HTC U11 going up for pre-orders in the US tomorrow

HTC announces that it is going to begin selling a 128GB version of the HTC U11, complete with 2 additional GB of RAM for a total of 6GB of RAM. We’re glad to see that HTC has decided to bring over it’s higher specc’d variant while most other smartphone makers are hesitant to offer more than 4GB of RAM in smartphones for the US market. Otherwise, HTC is hosting discounts for its past couple of major smartphones: You can get $250 off of an HTC U Ultra (for $499) or you…

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