What Kate Spade Meant for Women’s Fashion

The designer Kate Spade poses for a portrait in her handbag store on Newbury Street in Boston, in 1999. Photograph by Wendy Maeda / The Boston Globe via Getty If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-talk (8255), or the Suicide Crisis Line, at 1-800-784-2433. The designer Kate Spade never meant to go into fashion—she told CNNthat early in her career she wanted to become a television journalist, like Holly Hunter in “Broadcast News.” But, in 1985, short on cash after a backpacking trip…

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No proposal to stop funding to women’s study centres: UGC

New Delhi The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday said there was no proposal to stop funding to women’s study centres. The Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS) had on Wednesday expressed concern over the future of 167 women’s study centres in universities and colleges across the country following a UGC notice that makes funding for them after September 30 “uncertain”. “There is no such proposal to cut or stop support to women study centres being funded by the UGC,” the commission’s secretary, P K Thakur, said. The UGC notice issued…

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Mobile App for Members of Parliament to Track Women’s Health

A mobile application Swasthya Samiksha was launched here on Thursday which enables Members of Parliament to track women’s reproductive health in their constituencies and bring improvement. White Ribbon Alliance India, Centre for Catalysing Change and Swaniti Initiative, all not-for-profit organisations, collaboratively launched the app to help the MPs oversee the maternal health related indicators in their constituencies. The app — Swasthya Samiksha — which is still in its experimental phase, will be providing district-wise data for states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh initially. “Swasthya Samiksha aims to engage…

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Moderate drinking may not affect women’s fertility

 (iStock) Although current U.S. guidelines encourage women to stop drinking while trying to get pregnant, a new Danish study suggests giving up alcohol may not be necessary for improving the chances of conceiving. Women in the study who drank up to 14 drinks per week were just as likely as those who didn’t drink at all to get pregnant in the first month of trying. “We tell women not to eat seafood, or consume too much caffeine when trying to conceive,” Dr. Christina Porucznik of the University of Utah in…

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Ayurveda treatments: Herbs for women’s health

Ayurveda treatments: Herbs for women’s health (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Menstruation, menopause, obesity, irregular periods, acne, anaemia are some of the problems that are commonly faced by women. Here are some natural remedies and ayurvedic herbs that can help prevent and control these problems. We break down which are the herbs you need to improve your health and not let it pin you down. Painful menstruation During menstruation or periods you may experience loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Women are recommended to consume mixtures that are available in stores…

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