Want To Improve The Social Determinants Of Health? Here Are 8 Solutions

This wasn’t your typical discussion about social determinants of health. Today at Day 2 of this year’s Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York City, one of the sessions bore the title, “Four Solutions to Improving the Social Determinants of Health, Right Here, Right Now.” Yes, that’s the word “solutions” in the title. Not “problems” or […]

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The Equivocal Business Of Women In The Music Industry

Do you recognise the woman on Germany’s 100 Deutsche Mark bill? It’s Clara Schumann, one of the few known female composers and pianists of classical music. Few women in the 19th century made it to fame in music-related professions. While Clara Schumann was not as known for her own compositions during her lifetime, her recent […]

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The opportunity cost of state health insurance schemes

Large-scale government-sponsored health insurance schemes (GSHIs) such as Ayushman Bharat are often heralded as the best way to address public health issues. But are they fiscally feasible and optimal for improving health care in India? A new National Institute of Public Finance and Policy paper by Mita Choudhury and others shows how basic healthcare can suffer following […]

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Living the swapping lifestyle

lifestyle, Exchange Room, swapping platforms, millennials, clothe exchange, furniture exchange, This For That, GreenStitched Former tech sales executive Sandhya Balasubramanian, who recently did a course in sustainability at Bhoomi College in Bengaluru, is always on the lookout for circular economies that allow her to live a low-impact lifestyle. Since the textile industry is considered the […]

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Staying the course in impact investing

“Behaviours change slowly. Time is often the most important investment you can make. It’s going to take more than one try to make an impact and it will take more than one success to make a difference.” This is one of the social impact principles that we, at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, use to […]

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Lifestyle website for Muslim teens is covertly funded by the Home Office

SuperSisters is promoted as ‘a global platform for young Muslimahs in east London to share and create inspiring and empowering content’. Photograph: https://www.supersisters.co.uk/ A Muslim online lifestyle platform targeting British teenagers is covertly funded by the Home Office’s counter-extremism programme, the Observer has learned. The revelation about funding of the project has led to a row between […]

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Annyeonghaseyo India! Why Korean Smilegate Investment made its first investment in the country this year

In February 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the India-Korea startup hub in Seoul. The one-stop platform aims to bring the Indian and Korean startup ecosystems closer and facilitate joint innovation between the two economies. Since then, Korean investors have shown keen interest in the Indian startup ecosystem. Chief among them is Smilegate Investment, a […]

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Three Ways To Beat The Lifestyle Creep

You’ve probably experienced the ‘Lifestyle Creep’ more than once in your life already – after all, this dangerous phenomenon spares no one! If your lifestyle ‘creeps’ up over time, negating the positive impact that your increased income should ideally have on your net-worth, you’re a victim. Here are three simple ways in which you can […]

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Detox Destinations: The Best Health And Wellness Retreats

There are outstanding health and wellness retreats around the world waiting to help you reset and recharge your busy life while soothing your soul, pampering your body, refreshing your mind and maintaining optimal health. Whether you are into yoga, meditation, swimming, eating healthy, hiking, spas, reiki, hydrotherapy, stress management or spiritual and holistic detox, there […]

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