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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Reverse Pitch | Every business will soon be subscription business: Sanjay Mehta

Subscription economy has opened up new opportunities with startups. It is a big enough market and an opportunity for 100X.VC to fund them. Startups and large corporations alike are dipping their toes into the subscription business model. The subscription economy is bigger than the sharing economy—it’s a significant shift in pricing from a one-time-buy to pay-per-use to now a fixed-fee monthly payment model for all you can consume. At 100X.VC, we back startup founders with exponential thinking. The subscription business model has grown exponentially in recent years. We are excited…

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Good for career to be locked up: Jammu and Kashmir Governor

Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik felicitates DGP Dilbagh Singh in Srinagar on Wednesday for conducting a successful Amarnath Yatra(PTI) Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik shared multiple pearls of wisdom in his first official media interaction since August 5 when the Centre announced the decision to revoke the special status of the state and imposed a lockdown. The governor feels the longer politicians stay in jail, the higher the political dividends for them The governor believes mobile phones and Internet are essentially weapons of terrorists, and ordinary…

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Shocking Reasons Why Conformity Can Be Toxic For Your Career And Your Company

Do you go along with the pack and risk derailing your career? Or do you risk sticking your neck out and speak up? PHOTO BY DAVID ROTIMI ON UNSPLASH “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.”—Anaïs Nin When I was an undergraduate psychology major, I was required to plan and execute a psychological experiment. I replicated the famous Soloman Asch experiment (https://www.simplypsychology.org/asch-conformity.html) on how group pressure induces conformity in decision-making. I used common geometric shapes…

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Paleo diet may be bad for heart health

New research has found that people who follow the Paleolithic, or Paleo, diet have high levels of a blood biomarker tied to heart disease. The finding raises some red flags about this type of diet, which, the researchers suggest, is not balanced enough to ensure good health. Following the Paleo diet could threaten heart health, a new study finds. The Paleolithic diet — often known as the Paleo diet, for short — claims to emulate what the ancestors of modern humans used to eat. People who follow a Paleo diet…

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Suzy Welch: Making this common mistake can be a ‘career killer’

Many professionals will probably recognize this situation: You go to a meeting or an event and, assuming that everyone there already knows you, or that you’re playing a minor role, you introduce yourself with your first name — or not at all. No big deal, right? Wrong. “I see it happen all the time, and it’s terrible,” bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch tells CNBC Make It. “Your identity is an important piece of information for context in any business situation.” Welch, a career coach, says it drives her…

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If you feel very sleepy during the day, you might be at risk of getting Alzheimer’s

People who feel very sleepy during the day are nearly three times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who do not, a long-term study has found. The study, published in the journal SLEEP, found that adults who reported being very sleepy during the day were thrice more likely to have brain deposits of beta amyloid, a protein that is a hallmark for Alzheimer’s, years later. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the US suggest that getting adequate nighttime sleep could be a way to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.…

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Cannabis extract can be used to treat psychosis, says this study

A single dose of the non-intoxicating compound of cannabis — cannabidiol — can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis, results of a clinical trial, led by an Indian-origin doctor, has revealed. Psychosis is a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality. Brain activity in the people at risk of psychosis remains abnormal compared to the healthy ones. But in people who had cannabidiol, the abnormal brain activity was less severe than for those who received a placebo, suggesting cannabidiol can help re-adjust brain activity to…

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Kidneys can be affected because of poor air quality, says study

Polluted air increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which occurs when a person’s kidneys are damaged, or cannot filter blood properly, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found. The study highlighted that people with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or heart disease are at an increased risk of developing CKD. Apart from PM2.5, air pollution also contains heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium -all of which are known to negatively affect the kidneys. Researchers from the University of Michigan in the US, warn high risk…

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Testosterone therapy could be the cure for drastic weight loss in cancer patients

Testosterone therapy can help prevent weight loss or loss of body mass in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and help improve their quality of life. Many cancer patients suffer from a loss of body mass known as cachexia. Approximately 20% of cancer-related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia, which in cancer patients is often characterised by a rapid or severe loss of fat and skeletal muscle. Melinda Sheffield-Moore, a professor at University of Texas in the US, showed that the hormone testosterone is effective at combatting cachexia in cancer patients. There are currently no established…

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