The seed of the matter

In times of a pandemic, increasingly the shelves of supermarkets are dotted with food that is touted as healthy. So, soft drink bottles have been nudged out to make way for healthy drinks and a few of those that seem to be ubiquitous are the ones infused with chia seeds, which have their origins in South America. While these might be a new entrant on the health scene, India has always been abundant in the seeds that we consume. Come summers and musk melon and water melon seeds were consumed…

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Continuing education: Night at the School

For countless people like Kamble and Jadhav, night schools seem to be the only viable option to improve their future prospects. These schools, however, are now being destroyed by a toxic combination of budget cuts and political neglect. Over the years, night schools in Maharashtra have seen neglect with many having no teachers or support staff. A number of schools are also facing problems of paying rent for hired spaces from which they operate. “These schools have been bridging the gap in society by providing opportunities to the have-nots. But…

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How to Prepare for the End of COVID Student Loan Forbearance

Since March 2020, student loan borrowers have been given a break from paying their federal student loan payments. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., the government passed the CARES Act, a federal stimulus package designed to bolster the economy. It gave student borrowers financial relief by placing their payments in forbearance and slashing interest rates to 0 percent. That pause on payments has been extended several times, most recently in late December 2021 with student loan forbearance now scheduled to end on May 1, 2022. That gives borrowers time to…

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Education Loan for Abroad Education at the Lowest Interest Rate

With the increasing cost of higher education, more and more students are now considering studying overseas, and to cover the expenses for the same, the majority of students apply for an overseas education loan. Not only does an education loan help students in paying for their tuition fees but if chosen wisely an education loan also helps with other things like tax benefits and in building a good credit score. The overseas education loan market is flooded however there are certain financial institutions that offer an education loan at a…

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Goldman predicts the Fed will hike rates four times this year, more than previously expected

Persistently high inflation combined with a labor market near full employment will push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more than expected this year, according to the latest forecast from Goldman Sachs. The Wall Street firm’s chief economist, Jan Hatzius, said in a note Sunday that he now figures the Fed to enact four quarter-percentage point rate hikes in 2022, representing an even more aggressive path than the central bank’s indications of just a month ago. The Fed’s benchmark overnight borrowing rate is currently anchored in a range between 0%-0.25%, most…

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Diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics: A message to China from the West

Tension between China and the Western allies has escalated with Canada and the United Kingdom following the US and Australia’s diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics. France said it would consult its European allies on the boycott call.   The US and the European countries announcing diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China have criticised the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), the ruling party in the country, alleging human rights violations in Xinjiang. China has been under attack from human rights activists and the international community over alleged mistreatment of the ethnic Uyghur…

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Have you been applying sunscreen the proper way? Find out

It has been established that sunscreen is a non-negotiable, intrinsic part of skincare routine, regardless of the weather outside, the season, or even if you have no plans to step out in the sun. Many people understand this and have even befriended their sunscreen. But, the next important question that arises is whether they know how to properly apply the lotion on their face. Mostly, people take a pinch of this wonder lotion and wear it on their face; sometimes they miss out key areas like behind the ears, and the skin…

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Here’s the very short list of colleges offering tuition discounts for distance learning this fall

Nearly all college students think distance learning should cost less. Very few schools agree. After most colleges and universities moved online in the spring, three-quarters of all college students were unhappy with the quality of the education they received. Now, roughly 93% of undergraduates said tuition should be lowered if classes continue remotely in the fall, according to a recent survey of more than 13,000 students by online note-sharing platform OneClass et only a small handful of schools are planning to charge less next semester. While a number of colleges and universities have offered a…

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The Product Proposed by Eduloans

Studying abroad is generally beyond the affordability of an average Indian household. However, education loans by different financial institutions render the much-needed respite to the aspiring students and their families. Eduloans further facilitates the entire process of availing an education loan for studying abroad. We will require as security Student Profile, Collateral and Cosigner or Guarantor. Everything will be carried out online. The loan amount is limited to 80% of Collateral. The maximum loan amount equals the total cost of study. The interest rates vary from 5% to 7%. The processing…

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Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education

What does the Adobe Flash end of life mean for educators? For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. Many of their technologies are in our school computers, software programs, and internet applications we use every day. If a teacher has ever done any photo editing, stream a video online, or played an internet game in the classroom, they have used Adobe. Shortly after being first released in 1996, the Adobe rock star, Adobe Flash Player, made its way…

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