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Innovative fashion designers lead the way on sustainability

Innovative fashion designers are turning to such things as horseradish and nettles to make sustainable clothing and accessories to the delight of a growing number of buyers. While more consumers are paying closer attention to how the production of goods impacts the environment, old habits die hard. A buy-and-toss mentality persists despite a boost from celebrities helping to drive the ...

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Know how to deal with holiday hangover

The festivities are in full swing right now. But with the year ending, and the new year waiting to be ushered in, the holiday season will end in a jiffy, reports The Indian Express. And before you know, you will be pulled into the daily grind. This is the most confusing period because you are still reeling from the festive ...

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Get your skin party-ready with these simple tips

Party season is officially under way, which means you’re probably attending back-to-back outings, including family get-togethers and work parties. However, party season also means binging, drinking, eating, sleeping late (or not at all), and a host of other skin-ruining activities (as if the cold season was not enough). And the worst part is, we still need to wake up the ...

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San Francisco cafes are banishing disposable coffee cups

A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to rental mugs and BYO cup policies. What started as a small trend among neighborhood cafes to reduce waste is gaining support from some big names in the city’s ...

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French fashion designer Emanuel dies

French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro has died in Paris aged 86. Ungaro was the son of Italian immigrants who trained under Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga. He founded his fashion house in the 1960s and described himself as a “sensual obsessive” – with a reputation for bold colours and prints.He retired and sold the brand in 2005. He went on to ...

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Guatemala town celebrates patron saint with dance, fireworks

Photo: Men carry statues of different religious icons during a procession in honor of Saint Thomas, the patron saint of Chichicastenango, Guatemala, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. With dances and fireworks, indigenous residents of a town in the Guatemalan highlands on Saturday came to the end of a festival celebrating their patron saint, Thomas the apostle. Much of the activity in ...

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Vegans ‘need to be aware of B12 deficiency risk’

Experts are warning that people eating a vegan diet need to make sure they get enough B12 – because the risk of deficiency is “not a myth”. They were speaking ahead of ‘Veganuary’, when increasing numbers turn to a vegan diet each January. The diet is generally high in fibre and low in cholesterol, but some nutrients are harder to ...

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Virginia biochemist Camille Schrier is crowned Miss America

Organizers wanted to make it clear the 99th Miss America competition isn’t your grandmother’s beauty pageant, and their winner did just that on Thursday. Virginia biochemist Camille Schrier won the crown just minutes after wowing the crowd with science. Dressed in a lab coat, she gave a colorful chemistry demonstration of the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. No longer called ...

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Want white teeth? Try these home remedies

Pearly-white teeth are everyone’s dream. While dentists insist that a bit of yellow is natural and healthy, people often opt for expensive treatments, just so they can smile bright. And if you are one of them, looking to flash your teeth ahead of an important occasion, here are some ways to get it done naturally, without spoiling dental health. Listed ...

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