THE MOST RECENT FASHION TRENDS AND THEIR SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES

Fast fashion is a term we hear mentioned all the time in the industry, but what exactly does it mean? Put simply, fast fashion is when big brands churn out popular designs (often mimicking high-end designers) at a low price-point, so the consumer is able to follow current trends easily and for little money. However, what we don’t see is what goes on behind the scenes, as workers are rarely paid the minimum wage and work in harsh, unjust conditions. Equally, fast fashion brands are not transparent about where they…

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Four Things To Do This Summer To Advance Your Career

Summer is the perfect time to focus some attention on your career success. Why? Because work inevitably slows down a little then; people take vacations and leave early on Fridays. In most industries, it’s a time for relieving some of the pressure. You too need to use your vacation time to recharge and get some perspective, so don’t miss the beach and backyard barbecues. But while you’re at it, make time for some career-focused action that will give your personal brand a boost when the workplace is back to its bustling buzz in the fall. Here are four things that will help you and your brand blast into September. 1. Prepare For Your Annual Review…

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Advice From A CEO On Beginning Your Career After Graduation

We’re at the tail end of graduation season, and tens of thousands of young people across the country are settling into post-college life, waking up early and commuting to their first jobs as graduates. Your first job can be an emotional experience. On the one hand, there’s the excitement of having the chance to learn and prove yourself in a challenging setting with high expectations. But there’s also pressure to perform, the risk of impostor syndrome, and the challenging lifestyle adjustment of transitioning from college to a phase of life…

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How to start your own ecommerce business in India

Bill Gates once said: “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business.” The ecommerce industry is ushering in the next wave of change for the Indian economy and if you’ve been thinking about venturing a foot into its world of infinite profits, then the clock is ticking…the time is ripe to start your own ecommerce business in India. Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal all showed us that ecommerce truly is the future. And the only way they became as big as they did was because…

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How parents can expose kids to different career options early

In a recent survey, it was found that children spend twice the amount of time surfing on the internet as their parents think they do. In fact, the average age for them in terms of using the internet is three years. While choosing your child’s career, it is imperative to keep in mind their likes, dislikes, hobbies and goals. At an early age, parents have the advantage to seed in the career choice which will be the best for their future. Additionally, parents should keep the following things in mind: Avoid treating…

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Career Management – The Art Of Staying Relevant And Fulfilled

The workplace of today has never been more interesting! There are multiple dynamics at play. On one hand, organizations are operating in a world that has been “VUCA-ised” multifold compared to the past. The speed of disruptions businesses are experiencing is at a never-before pace. On the other hand, the workforce has become multigenerational where employees’ motivations and drivers are beyond money and job security. Keeping this context, Career Management as a concept has become as real and true as it can get. It is no more an esoteric thought…

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Does Your Company Care About Your Career? Ask Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant with teammate Stephen Curry. photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS For five weeks, the noise grew louder while superstar Kevin Durant rehabilitated his injured leg. His team was battling through the playoffs short-handed, down three games to one in the NBA Finals. Popular opinion slowly turned against Durant. “He needs to find a way to play.” “He only cares about signing a contract after the season.” “What if they prove they can win without him?” Rumors were leaking from the Warriors organization about the frustration that Durant…

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Higher education doesn’t prevent Alzheimer’s but it can offer a cognitive head start

In a new study, higher education does seem to give Alzheimer’s patients a cognitive head start allowing them to stay intellectually functional longer(Credit: SIphotography/Depositphotos) Scientists have long debated why there seems to be an association between higher levels of education and lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease in later life. New research from Johns Hopkins Medicine is suggesting neurodegenerative disease is just as prevalent in more-educated individuals but a greater cognitive reserve can temporarily mitigate the impact of Alzheimer’s pathology in one’s senior years. Prior studies have consistently uncovered a correlation between higher education…

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Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail acquires Jaypore

NEW DELHI: Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL), which retails brands such as Louis Philippe, Peter England and Van Heusen, has acquired ethnic apparel and lifestyle retailer Jaypore for ₹110 crore, the company said in a filing to the stock exchange on Monday. The deal will help ABFRL that also retails men and women’s western wear to tap into the fast-growing ethnic apparel market. “Ethnic wear is the largest segment in the Indian fashion apparel market. While ABFRL has built a diversified portfolio of brands across different segments, ethnic wear space…

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You Are The Ultimate Authority On Your Life And Career: Here’s How To Own It

Do you seek out help with your life’s challenges? Perhaps you seek out career or business mentors? Or devour personal development tools to help you navigate your work and/or life problems – the latest self-help books, podcasts, classes, courses etc.? If so, that’s fantastic. Taking in advice, teachings, and guidance from others can help us learn, and reach our personal and professional goals. But, as I have experienced myself and seen in others, we can take things too far. We can begin to subtly abdicate our own authority over our…

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