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Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Technology is the second-worst-performing sector in the S&P 500 in the last week, with names such as Applied Materials, Nvidia, Adobeand PayPal among the group’s biggest losers in that time. Here’s what three market watchers said about tech stocks’ next move: Timothy Lesko, principal and partner at Granite Investment Advisors, said the recent downside isn’t all due to rising interest [...]

October 10, 2018 Loknath Das Business, Real Estate Comments Off on Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

In 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an ambitious project to improve teacher effectiveness among certain primary and secondary schools in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. The goal was to reform teacher evaluations. More effective teachers, the foundation predicted, would improve student achievement, raise graduation rates, and help low-income and minority students get into college. [...]

October 9, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Using wind power to generate the electricity the US needs could cause a surprising amount of local warming, according to a new study. But wind power would still help the world stop pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which would fight climate change and global warming. There’s concern that fossil fuel interests might misuse this idea to argue [...]

October 5, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, [...]

September 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Should You Be Drinking Water During A Meal?Here’s The Answer

Should You Be Drinking Water During A Meal?Here’s The Answer

Have you ever heard people advising you to avoid drinking water during your meals? Well, the common notion is that drinking water during your meals can put off the digestive fire (agni) and can cause tummy troubles. Turns out, it’s not true. Health experts suggest that one should drink water during meals as it only [...]

August 28, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Should You Be Drinking Water During A Meal?Here’s The Answer

What are the benefits of working out twice a day?

What are the benefits of working out twice a day?

When you are trying to manage your weight doing some form of physical activity daily is good. But, repeating the same exercises, intensity or duration does not work. Working out twice a day is usually for high-level athletes. But for an average person, a single workout session is enough. Although, that doesn’t mean that you can’t practise [...]

August 23, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on What are the benefits of working out twice a day?

Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you’re still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50% lower risk of dying prematurely [...]

August 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

Feeling the blues, pick up a bicycle and pedal your worries away

Feeling the blues, pick up a bicycle and pedal your worries away

Turns out, cycling is the ideal mode of transport associated with the greatest health benefits, it improves self perceived general health, mental health and reduces the feelings of loneliness, a new study reveals. The study was led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health. It formed part of the EU funded PASTA project and was [...]

August 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Feeling the blues, pick up a bicycle and pedal your worries away

Beat Monsoons Woes With The Power Of Neem!

Beat Monsoons Woes With The Power Of Neem!

Neem has been referred to as a “wonder herb” for the many beneficial properties it possesses. It has as many as 130 different biologically-active compounds that enhance the well-being of several bodyparts such as skin, hair and blood, among others. This wonder herb is a cornerstone in preventive health remedies to achieve holistic wellness. During [...]

August 10, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beat Monsoons Woes With The Power Of Neem!

5 of the best detox foods for cleansing and weight loss

5 of the best detox foods for cleansing and weight loss

If you tend to overeat or eat too much junk food, it can make you feel bloated and unhealthy. And unless you detoxify your body, even switching to a healthy diet or exercising won’t help you feel better. Detoxification can also help with weight loss, so if you have hit a plateau, it could be because you need to get rid of toxins [...]

August 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 5 of the best detox foods for cleansing and weight loss

Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that has become very common nowadays. While lack of insulin and genetic history are among the factors that cause it, certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress also contribute to an increase in blood sugarlevels. Taking a few steps towards healthy life can make a huge difference. High air pollution levels can cause [...]

July 29, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand

Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand

Volvo Car Group’s billionaire owner warned of the looming trade war’s adverse effects, saying consumers and automakers such as his will be among those hurt by the dispute involving the US and China. Li Shufu, whose Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. owns the Swedish carmaker, said both Volvo and his Chinese Geely brand would be [...]

June 30, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand