What does fashion’s top trend-spotter think we’ll be wearing in the 2020s?

A down to earth Nostradamus of fast-moving consumer goods … Lidewij Edelkoort. Photograph: Koen Hauser When Lidewij – or Li – Edelkoort started her career as a trend forecaster 45 years ago, people thought her job was “witchcraft”, she says. “Men would be giggling at the end of the room. But I have gained respect,” she says, “because I have been right so many times.” The Dutch 69-year-old is fashion’s best-known soothsayer, a woman who has spent more than four decades helping brands, including Prada, Zara and Coca-Cola, to anticipate…

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What To Watch For At The Democratic Education Town Hall In Pittsburgh

This Saturday, a consortium of education groups is teaming up with MSNBC to host a forum for Democratic Presidential candidates, centered around education issues. The event kicks off at 9:45 and will run most of the day; it will all be livestreamed. The crowd of about 1,000 invitation-only attendees (I’ll be one of them) includes a sampling of teachers and parents, as well as members of unions and civil rights groups. They are largely pro-public education; at least one pro-charter ed reform group (the Center for Education Reform) has put out…

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Massachusetts Passed A New Education Funding Plan. Now What?

Massachusetts’ public school funding formula has changed for the first time since 1993, thanks to a new law passed by the state legislature that adds $1.5 billion to schools, and aims for more equity across the state. How will that money get spent? Former Education Secretary Paul Reville joined Boston Public Radio to break down what happens next. “This will have particular effect in our poorest communities in the commonwealth,” he said. “But just having more money doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to do a good job. It’s how you spend the money that’s…

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Wondering what is the secret to having a healthy lifestyle? A good night’s sleep is the answer

Wondering what is the secret to having a healthy lifestyle? A good night’s sleep is the answer.(Unsplash) India has emerged as the country with a highly sedentary lifestyle among 18 countries including the US, the UK, Japan, Ireland and others. Indians walk an average of 6,533 steps daily, according to a report by Fitbit. According to the report, Hong Kong is the most active. Indians also get the least amount of nightly sleep on an average after Japan at 7 hours 1 minute, 48 minutes lesser than the average nightly sleep of…

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What Breaks a Fast? Foods, Drinks, and Supplements

Fasting is becoming a popular lifestyle choice. Fasts don’t last forever, though, and between fasting periods you will add foods back into your routine — thus breaking your fast. It’s important to do this carefully, and certain foods are better than others. Additionally, some foods, beverages, and even supplements can unintentionally break your fast, while others don’t have much impact. This article covers which foods, beverages, and supplements are less likely to affect fasting periods and which are best when you’re ready to break a fast. Share on Pinterest  …

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Food Vs. Fuel: What Trump’s Ethanol Policy Means For The Food System

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with President Trump’s directive to lift a federal ban on high ethanol blended gas during the summer months, though not quickly enough for Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who Reuters reports is urging the EPA to lift the ban on a much quicker timeline. Lifting the ban is a policy shift that’s being celebrated by large-scale corn growers and decried by biofuel opponents. But the policy has implications for the food system too, as many food system reformers say the last thing U.S. farmers should…

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What Is The Difference Between Khakra And Fafda

Gujarat is famous for its snacks and breakfast recipes across the country. Yummy snacks such as chakri, khakra, ganthia, khandavi, dhokhla, fafda and sev are enjoyed outside the state as much as they are loved by locals. Khakhra is one such popular Gujarati snack. Thin, crispy sheets, infused with desi flavours, khakhra has become a quick snack option for those looking for regional flavours. It is easy to carry, light and comes in a variety of flavours. However, people often confuse a khakhra with another Gujarati snack called fafda. Let us tell you…

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What is cold pressed oil? How it is different from refined oil

1. What makes them different When we had started believing that refined oils are the best medium for cooking and that they keep us safe from heart diesase and obesity, scientists turned the tables again by a new research which says, cold pressed oils are what we must be consuming and not the refined ones. But what’s the difference between the two? A layman will naturally be boggled by these two types of oils that are same in appearance. Basically, cold pressed oils are the ones that are extracted in…

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What makes Yam (Suran) a magical vegetable for the human body

1. What is Yam? Whether you call it Zimikand, Elephant Foot Yam, Yam, Ole or Suran, this vegetable is known for its ‘itchy throat’ nature and probably that’s the reason it is not very popular. Regarded as a part of the compulsory Lakshmi Puja meal on Diwali in several part of India, Suran which is a variety of yam, grows under the soil in form of a tuber and is a powerhouse of nutrition. It has been a part of traditional Indian cooking since ages. Specially popular in Bangladesh, Bihar…

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Royal wedding 2018: What is bowl food?

The 600 guests joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their wedding reception will be enjoying a selection of savoury and sweet canapés, champagne (of course) and “bowl food”. Trendy and attractive bowls of food – often healthy and colourful – have been around for a while, often photographed on Instagram. But now “bowl food” is becoming a popular choice for large catered events. What is it? Bowl food is larger than a canapé and around a quarter of the size of a main course. It is served in miniature or…

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