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Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing Vedanta to challenge winding up of Zambian business in court California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education? Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar Jeff Bezos Shares His Best Advice for Anyone Starting a Business Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Iraq’s vast oil wealth once paid for some of the best health services in the Middle East. But decades of conflict and political unrest have

Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets

Jets used for corporate travel by Russian state-owned oil major Rosneft flew at least 13 times to Mallorca, Ibiza, Sardinia and the Maldives when CEO Igor Sechin or people from his social circle were

Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing

It is well-accepted that getting outside is good for both physical and mental health. But now scientists have figured out that we should be spending a

Vedanta to challenge winding up of Zambian business in court

LUSAKA: Vedanta Resources on Tuesday plans to challenge the appointment of a provisional liquidator and the intended winding up of its Zambian business without the chance to

California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants

California is set to become the first US state to extend healthcare benefits to some low-income, undocumented immigrants. Democrats in the state legislature on Sunday agreed to

Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

At 484 pages, the National Education Policy 2019 (NEP) is not only the longest policy draft by any government, it is also repetitive, didactic and verbose. Much

Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Harsh Vardhan had this week written to the chief ministers of Delhi, Bengal, Odisha and Telangana, asking them to join the Jan Aarogya Yojana, a

Jeff Bezos Shares His Best Advice for Anyone Starting a Business

Jeff Bezos has a message for budding entrepreneurs: be ready to take big risks and fail. Bezos delivered that message at Amazon’s re:Mars conference on

Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

A first review makes for a collective sigh of relief – the draft report of the new National Education Policy 2019 is devoid of any

Kalita’s Story: Girls’ Education Is Key to Gender Equality

Kalita’s Story: Girls’ Education Is Key to Gender Equality

In Solakhpur, Nepal, soccer is improving 16-year-old Kalita’s life through a girls’ sports program designed to delay early marriage, keep girls in school and boost their academic success. Despite her parents’ skepticism about football and school, 16-year old Kalita is [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Infographic: Education Crisis in Syria

Infographic: Education Crisis in Syria

Syria was a leader in basic education in the region before the crisis began in 2011: an estimated 97% of primary school-age children were enrolled in school. Today, more than half of school-aged children in Syria are out of school. A [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
School in a Box $209.11

School in a Box $209.11

Kids coping with crisis crave normalcy. We all do. Attending classes gives them the chance to forget the devastation and focus on learning. Even in the middle of a disaster, UNICEF can get temporary classes up and running in 72 [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Why Were Fewer Existing Homes Sold in February?

Why Were Fewer Existing Homes Sold in February?

Fewer homes were sold last month as the lack of properties bearing those familiar “For Sale” signs continued to keep prices high. Sales dropped 7.1% from January to a total seasonally adjusted 5.08 million, according to a recent report from [...]

March 31, 2016 Real Estate
Why One U.S. Region Is Heading for a Big Uptick in Home Sales

Why One U.S. Region Is Heading for a Big Uptick in Home Sales

Where will the most homes be sold this spring? In the Midwest, the latest numbers show. All across the U.S., buyers were snapping up homes, pushing the number of residences under contract for sale in February 29% higher than January, [...]

March 31, 2016 Real Estate
Podcast: Real estate for the sensitive soul (part 1)

Podcast: Real estate for the sensitive soul (part 1)

Embrace the saying “It’s too soon to tell.” This powerful mantra applies to virtually all situations and can keep emotions at bay when stress arises. Finally, look outside of real estate for inspiration and guidance. Adopt the Seven Da Vincian [...]

March 31, 2016 Real Estate
From Selling Games to Running Mebelkart, Inspiring Journey of a Young Entrepreneur

From Selling Games to Running Mebelkart, Inspiring Journey of a Young Entrepreneur

Hailing from a humble household in Kanpur, Mebelkart co-founder and CEO Rahul Agarwal was always told to follow the familiar route taken by every IITian. “All we were told was that you should study very hard to become very big [...]

March 31, 2016 Home Deco
12 CHIC BEDROOM DECORATING IDEAS THAT (ALSO!) MAKE FOR A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP

12 CHIC BEDROOM DECORATING IDEAS THAT (ALSO!) MAKE FOR A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP

Yes, it’s important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for sound sleep, night after night. Here, four top designers explain what it takes. 1. KEEP BEDSIDE TABLES CLEAN “Keep clutter off of your [...]

March 31, 2016 Home Deco
Woman Finds Her Own House for Rent on Craigslist

Woman Finds Her Own House for Rent on Craigslist

Imagine looking at ads on Craigslist one day and seeing your family home for rent, only you didn’t post the ad and have no intentions of renting out your home. That’s what happened to Lourdes Guerrero, who owns a home in [...]

March 31, 2016 Real Estate
7 HOME DECOR TRENDS THAT WILL BE HUGE THIS SPRING

7 HOME DECOR TRENDS THAT WILL BE HUGE THIS SPRING

Designed by Megan Tatem Think spring cleaning is just about vacuuming and dusting? Think again. Now’s the time to clear out anything you’re no longer in love with  and give your decor a refresh. To help start that process, we’ve gathered the [...]

March 31, 2016 Home Deco
Local Bank Attracts First-Time Home Buyers With a Simple Perk: 1% Student Loans

Local Bank Attracts First-Time Home Buyers With a Simple Perk: 1% Student Loans

For young people looking to buy their first homes, there’s a big obstacle: student loan debt. It’s not holding back everyone, but debt obligations have a huge impact on the mortgage approval process, not to mention the ability to save [...]

March 31, 2016 Real Estate
Why the Fed rate talk was ‘a bunch of nonsense’

Why the Fed rate talk was ‘a bunch of nonsense’

The Federal Reserve was never hiking rates four times this year. Investors didn’t believe it, and now Fed Chair Janet Yellen has all but explicitly acknowledged it. Indeed, Yellen’s blockbuster speech Tuesday assuring that the central bank would go slowly [...]

March 31, 2016 Real Estate