Opinion | Azim Premji saw education as way to bring about lasting social change

Opinion | Azim Premji saw education as way to bring about lasting social change

It all began with a simple idea, with Azim Premji exploring the option of starting a liberal arts school in 1997. The seed has now grown into a big tree of around 2,000 people, and has field presence in 50 districts across six Indian states and a university dedicated to education and development domains. When we discussed the idea, I realized, deep down, that Premji had a big discomfort with the state of affairs in our society. Somewhere he felt that “a different education” was the solution. The restlessness in…

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7 Things to Know About the American Forces Travel Booking Site

7 Things to Know About the American Forces Travel Booking Site

At NerdWallet, we adhere to strict standards of editorial integrity to help you make decisions with confidence. Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. Here’s how we make money. Service members, veterans and their families now have a one-stop shop for finding and booking travel with military discounts. The Department of Defense has teamed up with Priceline to create a travel booking site exclusively for U.S. military members. It only takes a quick eligibility check on the American Forces Travel booking site to begin accessing savings that claim to include up to 60%…

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Why Business Leaders Are So Pessimistic About Growth In 2019

Why Business Leaders Are So Pessimistic About Growth In 2019

In PwC’s annual CEO survey, released today, 436 percent more CEOs said they expect global economic growth to ‘decline’ this year more than last. Twenty-nine percent of CEOs of companies around the world expect a decline in the global economy in 2019 versus just five percent last year. Another study, released yesterday, found just over one in 10 FTSE 350 company secretaries believed global economic conditions will improve over the next 12 months. When the Boardroom Bellwether survey – conducted twice a year by ICSA, a U.K. governance body, and the Financial Times – was conducted in August, that figure was…

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Vegan Fashion Week Is Coming to L.A.—And It’s About a Lot More Than Eco Leather and Faux Fur

Vegan Fashion Week Is Coming to L.A.—And It’s About a Lot More Than Eco Leather and Faux Fur

Vegan designers like Stella McCartney (whose Fall 2018 show is pictured here) are exploring mushroom leather, cruelty-free silk, and other high-tech vegan fabrications. In the alphabet soup of Fashion Week abbreviations—NYFW, LFW, MFW, PFW, et al. —Emmanuelle Rienda is adding another: VFW. She’s organizing the first-ever Vegan Fashion Week in Los Angeles on February 1, just a few days before the Fall 2019 shows officially kick off in New York. At first blush, a Fashion Week organized around veganism admittedly sounds a little, well . . . intense. Even Rienda concedes that…

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11 Things Health Leaders Need To Know About Social Media & Marketing

11 Things Health Leaders Need To Know About Social Media & Marketing

Group of active senior people taking a selfie together during a picnic day. Of the more than 7 billion people on Earth, the number of mobile phone users is approaching 5 billion devices, while toothbrush ownership is closer to 4 billion. Indicating that both marketing of technology and public health have great disparities, but also that leadership in health care are not executing on their brands, social media or marketing. But in the U.S., hospital identity and health branding are paramount for success in a community. By listening to patients, getting…

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You Have To Own Your Career Because Nobody Else Cares About You

You Have To Own Your Career Because Nobody Else Cares About You

The following advice may initially come across as cold, cynical and harsh, but stick with me. In my experience, you have to own your career because nobody else cares about you. In my parents’ generation, people took jobs that didn’t even require a college degree—incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt—and stayed with the company for their entire career. There was an implicit contract between the parties. Employees agreed to work hard, punch the clock and would be reasonably rewarded with a gold watch and pension—just good enough to…

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All You Need To Know About Sleep Medication: It’s Use And Abuse

All You Need To Know About Sleep Medication: It’s Use And Abuse

Insomnia or sleep disturbance is the most common of all sleep disorders. Insomnia is the difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person can sleep in. According to a report by the National Institutes of Health, it is estimated that around 30 per cent of the total general population complains about sleep disruption and over 10 per cent have been associated with symptoms of daytime functional impairment consistently, with the diagnosis of insomnia. Treatment of insomnia depends on the severity of symptoms and underlying cause. Sleep medications are not…

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12 incredibly useful travel apps you didn’t know about until now

12 incredibly useful travel apps you didn’t know about until now

Have smartphone, will travel. Nowadays, your phone may operate in many different countries, or you can easily stick a SIM card into the slot and pick up a local data plan. Another option is to keep your phone off and only use Wi-Fi whenever you find it. In short, your phone is still useful when you travel, and you can access your apps in seaports and souks around the globe. Many apps are designed to enhance the travel experience – to help you navigate, dine, pack, plan, and photograph your…

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7 Side Effects Of Weight Loss That No One Talks About

7 Side Effects Of Weight Loss That No One Talks About

The benefits of being at a healthy weight are indisputable; dropping just five to 10 percent of your body weight may help improve your overall health and reduce the risk of health conditions like heart diseases, obesity and diabetes. However, shedding extra pounds may also mean some unexpected challenges that show up when you lose a significant amount of weight in a short span of time, especially if you are following a fad diet. Fad diets are diets that promise to help you lose weight in less than a week’s time. While…

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5 benefits of green coffee that you didn’t know about

5 benefits of green coffee that you didn’t know about

For most of us, we can’t start the day without having a cup of coffee. Most of us tend to go for the different types of coffee such as Espresso, black or a good old cold coffee. However, there is another variety of coffee that you don’t know about and that is green coffee. Green coffee, despite being unpopular, has surprisingly various health benefits. We got in touch with nutritionists Kavita Devgan and Tripti Tandon, who explain how green coffee is healthy for us. 1)High in antioxidants: Since they are raw…

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