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Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates: AIIMS sources Direction of Apple’s Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest Here’s why your workplace health insurance is so expensive How ‘smart’ education is making students tech addict Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation How technology is changing the face of retail For SRF, the chemicals business is keeping growth momentum steady

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates: AIIMS sources

NEW DELHI: The health of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is admitted to AIIMS, deteriorated on Friday, hospital sources said. Uma Bharti visited the

Direction of Apple’s Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest

A rise in tensions in the Health team over the last few months have led to some employees to become wary of the group’s working

Here’s why your workplace health insurance is so expensive

Even if your employer offers you health insurance at work, chances are you’re shelling out more money for medical care. Last year, employers spent an

How ‘smart’ education is making students tech addict

Indiranagar resident R Swathi’s 13-year-old son would spend hours playing PubG and FIFA games during summer vacations. It began affecting his concentration. Now, he is allowed only

Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets

Protesters, in London in May, demanding action to address the crisis in education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/LightRocket

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

The intention is to guide teachers as well as students through the entire syllabus without leaving any gaps in the teaching-learning process. (Photo: Representational image)

Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation

One of the earliest members of the Apple Health team has now departed Apple to join the Gates Foundation. As detailedly CNBC, Dr. Andrew Trister joined

How technology is changing the face of retail

The concept of “retail tech” might bring to mind a Jetsons-like shopping experience of glowing screens, biometric scanners, and robotic personal assistants. But the reality is

For SRF, the chemicals business is keeping growth momentum steady

Shares of SRF Ltd surged 13% on Tuesday after the company impressed with a better-than-expected June quarter performance. Revenue growth, though, slowed to 9% year-on-year

Misplacing Hope in Hero Teachers

Misplacing Hope in Hero Teachers

Gotham: a dark, stormy city, beset with crime and corruption. There is rampant violence and unrest. The psychopathic and sadistic Joker is on the loose, reeking mayhem on a law-abiding people. But just as the city is about to be [...]

March 19, 2016 Education
How Trump Can Make Education Great Again

How Trump Can Make Education Great Again

Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric is heavily focused on improving America’s ability to compete. He promises a better deal for American workers in trade agreements, and a more restrictive border policy in part to prevent competition from immigrants for low-wage jobs. [...]

March 19, 2016 Education
Charter Schools Propping Up the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Charter Schools Propping Up the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Charter schools suspend students at a much higher rate than non-charter schools, some of which have suspension rates north of 70 percent. But a disproportionate amount of those suspensions fall on black students, who are four times more likely to [...]

March 19, 2016 Education
Swiss housing market continues to slow

Swiss housing market continues to slow

Switzerland´s housing cycle appears to be peaking. Switzerland’s economic growth is weak, and the government is trying to cool the overheated property market – with success: Owner-occupied apartment prices were up by only 1.63% (2.98% inflation-adjusted) in 2015, far from [...]

March 19, 2016 Real Estate
Plane Crazy? New Study Claims Drones Not as Dangerous as the FAA Says

Plane Crazy? New Study Claims Drones Not as Dangerous as the FAA Says

Despite dire predictions from the Federal Aviation Administration that the nation’s air traffic is at peril from unmanned aerial vehicles, a new study claims that the chances of a drone damaging a passenger plane are fairly slim. “Contrary to sensational [...]

March 19, 2016 Technology
Are you as fit as President Obama? White House releases enviable check-up report

Are you as fit as President Obama? White House releases enviable check-up report

He’s 54 years old, just over six feet tall and weighs 175 pounds. His blood pressure is low, cholesterol level enviable and resting heart rate well below average. Did we forget to mention that this man also has a (very, [...]

March 19, 2016 Health
Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds

Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds

A not-so-surprising new study finds that people don’t like rats. But what may be truly surprising is that rats — more than crime or other signs of urban decay — may make people depressed. Rats eat discarded food. Kirsty Wigglesworth [...]

March 19, 2016 Health
Lawyer Says Turing Execs Warned Shkreli Against Drug Price Hike

Lawyer Says Turing Execs Warned Shkreli Against Drug Price Hike

The former top lawyer for Turing Pharmaceuticals says he and other executives warned Martin Shkreli against the drastic price hike that triggered a national backlash against the company and its 32-year-old CEO. Turing’s former general counsel will tell Senate lawmakers [...]

March 19, 2016 Health
Departing UN Official Calls Organization a ‘Black Hole’ of Bureaucracy

Departing UN Official Calls Organization a ‘Black Hole’ of Bureaucracy

Which operation has the United Nations bungled most badly? The ponderous response to the Ebola epidemic — or the ongoing deployment of 4,500 troops in Haiti? Or was it the dispatch of peacekeepers to the Central African Republic who have [...]

March 19, 2016 Health
Lassa Fever Case Puzzles German Doctors

Lassa Fever Case Puzzles German Doctors

German doctors are puzzled by the first outbreak of Lassa fever outside Africa. They say three people have been infected after having contact with an American who died of Lassa fever there last month. “This is now the first documented [...]

March 19, 2016 Health
Jot This Down: Post-it Celebrates 35 Years of Reminding You

Jot This Down: Post-it Celebrates 35 Years of Reminding You

Note to self: Remember that Post-its turn 35 this month. Since it first hit office supply closets across America in the early Eighties, the ubiquitous sticky square has been a life saver for our notes, reminders, and everything in between. [...]

March 19, 2016 Business
Blue Diamond Worn for Years by Shirley Temple Up for Auction

Blue Diamond Worn for Years by Shirley Temple Up for Auction

A blue diamond ring that child star-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple wore for decades is going up for auction. Sotheby’s says the 9.54 carat ring is among the more than 300 lots in the “Magnificent Jewels” auction scheduled for April 19 in [...]

March 19, 2016 Business