9 Fashion Trends That Defined The ’60s

9 Fashion Trends That Defined The ’60s

With the influence of British fashion, the rise of daring hemlines and the breakout of Twiggy, there was plenty to be inspired by in the 1960s. The ’60s saw the break from traditional fashion in favour of colourful, fresh trends characterised by the miniskirt, mod dresses and Bohemian-inspired prints. The swinging sixties were a time where traditions were broken, and self-expression was encouraged. The introduction of birth control encouraged women to seek a new kind of freedom, with the youth of the time moving away from the prim and proper ’50s…

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An inside view of India’s pencil business and the four families that control it

An inside view of India’s pencil business and the four families that control it

The humble pencil was the simple solution that Three Idiots’ Rancho gave for the complex riddle of how to write in zero gravity. For about six centuries, the pencil has left its indelible mark as an all-weather writing instrument, after the accidental discovery of hard graphite at a nondescript Lake District village in England led to the commercial production of what would become the least inexpensive — yet must-have — item on modern desktops. Perhaps the instrument’s continuity as a stationery item was never in doubt. But when the mobile…

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5 travel fails that can cost you money or ruin your trip

5 travel fails that can cost you money or ruin your trip

Security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta stretch more than an hour long on Jan. 14, 2019, during the government shutdown. (Photo: John Spink, Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) We all do dumb things when traveling from time to time, but if we learn from our mistakes we can save time and money. Here are some of the most common failures – ones I’ve been guilty of, too –plus what they can cost and how to avoid them. 1. Failure to take into account airport delays In case you’ve been in…

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Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are sending a clear signal that Amazon is the future of fashion, and it’s terrible news for department stores

Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are sending a clear signal that Amazon is the future of fashion, and it’s terrible news for department stores

One of the biggest fashion retailers in the US is going all-in on Amazon, and it’s telling of where fashion is headed. According to a recent report from Nomura, Amazon now offers a bigger selection of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger clothing than Macy’s and JCPenney do. These brands, both owned by PVH Corp, have historically had a strong presence in department stores. However, Nomura data shows that they are shifting away from this channel in search of greener pastures. While department stores have struggled in recent years, Amazon has…

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Foodswitch: The App That Helps You Eat Healthy

Foodswitch: The App That Helps You Eat Healthy

Researchers have developed a novel app which can act as a nutritionist at the shopper’s side in the grocery store. Aptly named “FoodSwitch”, the app can help users scan a packaged food’s barcode, quickly see its nutritional rating and identify similar foods that are healthier. “FoodSwitch is unique in that users don’t have to hunt for healthier alternatives. They’re all listed in the app,” Mark Huffman, Associate Professor at Northwestern University in the US said in a statement released by the university. Unlike other nutrition apps, FoodSwitch also asks users…

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Gene That Strengthens Immune System Identified

Gene That Strengthens Immune System Identified

The gene that strengthens the human immunity system has been identified by Australian scientists, it was revealed on Monday. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)identified the gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune response to infection including cancer and diabetes. The gene has existed for 500 million years. Its identification could lead to the development of new treatments for a “variety of diseases including cancer, diabetes and inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis”, said CSIRO researcher Cameron Stewart. “Our immune system produces proteins called…

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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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This is the one thing that could make exercise a bit more enjoyable

This is the one thing that could make exercise a bit more enjoyable

Exercise is like marmite: some people love it, while others hate it. But if you fall into the latter category, fear not – scientists reckon they’ve found a way to make your time spent in the gym more enjoyable, and it’s pretty simple. Researchers at Brunel University in London have revealed that listening to musicwhile you’re working out could make things more enjoyable. This might seem a bit obvious. After all, it’s no secret that music can elicit an emotional response from the listener – making us feel happy, sad, angry or even…

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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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Why Coconut Oil Might Not Be The Superfood That It’s Thought To Be!

Why Coconut Oil Might Not Be The Superfood That It’s Thought To Be!

Coconut oil has emerged as a trendy superfood in the recent years, with health freaks from all over the world embracing it with open arms. When it comes to nutritional benefits, the oil has more advocates than detractors. From giving you an ageless beauty to improving your dental and overall health, much has been said in praise of the ‘miraculous’ oil. However, does it deserve the ‘superfood’ status that we have accorded it? Or is coconut oil consumption yet another fad that has no clinical grounding to prove its benefits?…

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