These 5 healthcare startups will help you keep track of your health and fitness

The healthcare sector in India is growing at a brisk pace, thanks to its improved services and coverage. Technology has also played an important role in transforming healthcare services in our country. However, numbers show that expenditure on matters related to healthcare expenditure has been lukewarm. In 2016, the country spent 3.66 percent of GDP for this sector, which was further reduced to 1.4 percent in 2018. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is seen as a fitness icon and a big believer in yoga. So much that he went on to say that yoga…

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How To Find Purpose At Work When Your Career Is Constantly Changing

You’ve defined purpose, taken stock of your days and crafted every aspect of your job. But more often than not, meaning isn’t found in a matter of moments, and even if it is, it’s likely that what you consider to be fulfilling today will change over the course of your life. “Individuals change, life circumstances change . . . and so too will your interests and goals,” says David Ballard, director of the American Psychological Association’s Office of Applied Psychology and Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. “It is important not to…

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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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Beyond The Grind: Find Meaning In Travel — Abroad Or In Your Back Yard

You can’t open a magazine this summer without seeing stories about swarms of tourists crowding once-serene locales. During an age when everything is relentlessly mediated on social media, NPR’s Life Kit wanted to step back for a moment and ask, What is traveling away from home really for? How can it be more meaningful? In a long-ranging conversation, artist Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing, reminds us why we wander — for perspective and surprise — and how the travel mindset can be practiced without leaving home at all.…

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Are You Betting Your Career On One Manager?

“You get an orange, and you get an orange – Everybody gets an orange!” photo credit: MediaPunch Loyalty to one manager can be a profitable strategy, but only if you choose the right manager. If your career goal is becoming a head coach of a college football program, you could do worse than aligning yourself with Nick Saban. Owner of a record six national championships and 237 career wins, Saban has the most accomplished resume in the field. His coaching tree is incredible. In total, 23 of Saban’s former assistantshave gone on…

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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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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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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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Five Reasons To Avoid Taking Shortcuts In Your Career

Sure, many of us want to be first in various aspects of life, especially as it relates to our careers. Your aspirations and goals may be to climb the ladder fast, be recognized in the industry or start a thriving and fast-growing company all under the age of, let’s say, 35. I can relate to these goals, but with time, I’ve learned that experience is important, and there are benefits to slow growth. Here’s why: 1. Nothing beats real experience.  Allow time to learn and develop in a role and within…

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This Mother’s Day, gift your mom a health insurance policy

Covering your mother under a health insurance is important as most Indian mothers lack adequate health insurance during the critical stages of their lives. As per a recent survey, women in India just account for 30% of health insurance policies. This becomes all the more critical when access to good health care can mean the difference between life and death. Most women in urban cities juggle between work and home and this is further bundled with unhealthy lifestyle habits including lack of sleep, no exercise and unhealthy food habits leading…

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