Building Smart Technology For An Aging Population

When today’s older adults were kids, owning a television was considered a luxury. Personal computers had yet to be conceptualized, and rotary-style landline phones were the norm. Decades later, both technology and its impact on aging have reshaped our lives. In today’s technology landscape, devices that once seemed like science fiction are now being used to help make people’s lives safer, healthier and more enjoyable as they age. Certain technologies are ensuring that older adults can be independent and healthy. But as a technology company, how do you ensure that…

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Online fashion twice as ‘racy’ as High Street

Online fashion stores are more likely than traditional retailers to use images described as “racy” by a Google tool, BBC research finds. Google uses the term “racy” to describe skimpy or sheer clothing, strategically covered nudity or provocative poses. One of the companies analysed, Missguided, said its site reflected what appealed to its customers. The findings come as the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned adverts from Missguided and Boohoo. The ASA said the Missguided advert featured “highly sexualised” images and “objectified women”, while it told Boohoo to make sure its advertising was…

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7 Fashion Brands I Just Discovered—and How I’m Wearing Each

As a digital fashion editor, I’m introduced to a dizzying number of fashion brands each month. But to be honest, only a few of these new discoveries will catch my eye and even fewer will land in my own wardrobe. (What can I say? Being picky comes with the territory.) So even though I’m always on the hunt for new fashion designers to feature in my Who What Wear stories, it takes a brand that’s as wearable as it is cool for me to add it to my own outfit mix—and the following…

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Global Fashion Collective Shines At Paris Fashion Week

International fashion producer, Global Fashion Collective, presented three runway shows at Paris Fashion Week, for the first time last month. The grand Palais de la Decouverte near the Champs-Élysées provided a stunning setting to showcase nine international brands including Kirsten Ley (Canada), Annika Klaas and Madeleine Mesam (Germany) Ozlana (Australia), Faun Studio (Canada), Pariha (India), EmulEos (USA), Erxi x MrHuaMrsHua (China), Sarah Kosinski (France), Devotion Designs (USA). A bold collection of designs from Canadian haute couture designer Kirsten Ley provided a dramatic opening to the runway shows in Paris. A recent move to Paris by this innovative designer appears to have inspired her creative processes further, with an exciting new range of highly structured…

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ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma attains career-best spot, Virat Kohli drops below 900 points

India batsman Rohit Sharma, who became the first player to score a century in each innings of his maiden Test as an opener, on Monday jumped to a career-best 17th position in the ICC Test Player Rankings. Rohit, who now has five centuries from 28 Tests, gained a whopping 36 slots after his knocks of 176 and 127 in the first Test against South Africa in Visakhapatnam helped India win by 203 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The other opener Mayank Agarwal has also attained…

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The Biggest Fashion Trend for 2020 May Be Protest

Mental health protest took center stage in Milan recently when a Gucci designer offended masses of fashion fans, including one of his models. In a bold move made for Instagram, a Gucci model walked the runway in protest with the words Mental Health is Not Fashion penned in black on their palms. Arms out, palms forward, the image was posted and liked by hundreds of thousands of people.  The model wrote, “As an artist and a model who has experienced her own struggles with mental health, as well as family members and…

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Anyone with Passion to Game Can Have a Gaming Career in India: Ubisoft Pune MD

Game development and designing is not just a growing, viable career in India, but is one that can be pursued by anyone that has enough passion in the field, says Jean-Philippe Pieuchot, managing director of Ubisoft Pune. Speaking to News18 at the sidelines of a closed preview of the soon-to-launch Ghost Recon Breakpoint in the newly opened Ubisoft Mumbai studio, Pieuchot sounded strongly upbeat regarding the potential of the gaming industry in India, and for those who aim to pursue a career in it. “Gaming today is a career anywhere…

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Uproar after research claims red meat poses no health risk

 Critics of the study say many of the participants were young and unlikely to succumb to illness during the trial period. Photograph: Getty New research that claims red and processed meat is probably not harmful to our health has caused controversy among experts who maintain people should cut down. The World Health Organization has classified red and processed meats as cancer-causing. Public health bodies worldwide urge people to limit their intake of red and processed meat to reduce their cancer risk. The NHS advises that people who eat 90g of meat a…

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Delhi world’s third biggest weed consumer, rehab business on a high

A 22-year-old student from South Delhi’s Jangpura had to be rushed to a de-addiction centre recently. This was after a friend informed his parents about his daily life being crippled by serious ganja addiction. His father asked for a special room so that there is no inconvenience. The cost was Rs 1.5 lakh a month. The youth was discharged after five months of treatment. “But four months later, the man called us and said his son had again become an addict. Actually, he never wanted to give it up. During…

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Here’s how you can shape your career journey

Perfection is an odd goal in making career choices. We learn not to limit ourselves to perfect ‘traffic free’ drive to work, perfect co-workers, bosses, friends or partners, so why are we obsessed with the idea of a job that will fulfill all our expectations? Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and wealth. It’s about finding your authentic self. In a world where jobs have become inevitably dynamic in nature, some of the long-held ideas of a ‘dream’ job are no longer accurate. The technological revolution has changed the…

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