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Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Flame retardant chemicals — commonly used in furniture and household products — may damage your child’s intelligence and cause loss of IQ points. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in the US conducted the largest meta-analysis performed on flame retardants to date, and found strong evidence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers’ (PBDE) effect [...]

August 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

Unless we know what we are fighting, we don’t know what to fight it with. Data in India is problematic because there is either a lack of an adequate number of people for collection or a lack of means to collect it. To overcome the gap between actual and official data, we need more people [...]

April 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

Last year, 2016, is in our rearview mirror, so it’s time to look to the trends in 2017 that will change how we do business: For instance, in my travels around the country to conventions and keynote speech engagements, I’ve noticed that the faces of the audiences keep getting younger, regardless of the industry. Related: 5 [...]

January 7, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on 5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

PHOTOS: Take a peek inside Walt Disney’s former CA home

PHOTOS: Take a peek inside Walt Disney’s former CA home

The house was owned by the Disney family until 2015 — and Disney’s influence can be seen in the home’s colors, design and art deco influences. The house is 2,443-square-feet and has a pool, patio and impressive mountain view. Check out more photos of the home below: Zillow The entrance to Walt Disney’s former home. [...]

December 16, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on PHOTOS: Take a peek inside Walt Disney’s former CA home

Government authorities take down ‘Avalanche’ global crimeware network

Government authorities take down ‘Avalanche’ global crimeware network

A global crimeware network known as “Avalanche” was dismantled by United States and European authorities following a four-year investigation. The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI released a joint statement regarding the takedown network which infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. “November 30 began the start of a multi-national operation to dismantle a complex, [...]

December 4, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Government authorities take down ‘Avalanche’ global crimeware network

The Un-real Estate: The sector that is going to take the biggest hit

The Un-real Estate: The sector that is going to take the biggest hit

ON the Monday after Diwali, the last transaction a realtor oversaw in Mumbai was the re-sale of a two-bedroom home, with a carpet spread of 700 square feet. The apartment, in a 30-year-old high-rise, went for Rs 3.80 crore, roughly the market price in the south-central Mumbai belt. The price of the asset was calculated [...]

November 13, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on The Un-real Estate: The sector that is going to take the biggest hit

Where the Indian real estate sector will really take a hit due to demonetisation

Where the Indian real estate sector will really take a hit due to demonetisation

There is currently a lot of debate happening on how the government’s demonetisation move will impact the real estate sector. The Nifty Realty Index fell almost 12% on Wednesday, purely on sentiment. While the bellwether indices are hinting at dark days ahead, these fears can at best be called unfounded when it comes to the [...]

November 11, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Where the Indian real estate sector will really take a hit due to demonetisation

Technology is not here to take our jobs

Technology is not here to take our jobs

Jack Ma knows a thing or two about technological innovation and disruption. The founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group has built it into the world’s fifth-largest Internet company by revenue. In a letter to shareholders earlier this month, he had this to say: “Throughout history, technological disruptions have followed similar trajectories: 20 years of [...]

October 27, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Technology is not here to take our jobs

PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT TO TAKE EFFECT IN 30 DAYS

PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT TO TAKE EFFECT IN 30 DAYS

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force in 30 days, after the number of countries ratifying the accord surpassed a key threshold on Wednesday. U.N. Spokesman Farhan Haq said the EU, Canada and Nepal are all expected to deposit their instruments of ratification over the course of the day. “By the [...]

October 5, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT TO TAKE EFFECT IN 30 DAYS

Go to the museum, take the art home with you

Go to the museum, take the art home with you

When you visit a museum exhibit, you might be so taken by an item — a striking textile, say, or a cool artwork — that you’d love to actually own it. Museums are feeling you. Many have robust licensing programs with design firms and manufacturers to reproduce patterns or use artifacts as inspiration for new [...]

September 29, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on Go to the museum, take the art home with you

The looming public health crises threatening to take down China’s health care system

The looming public health crises threatening to take down China’s health care system

The slender, steel needle pierced Mary Shi’s pudgy belly. The sharp point pricked her skin and as her thumb pushed down on the syringe, cloudy insulin began to swim in her bloodstream. Shi was running out of places to inject herself: her stomach, arms and legs all bore the bruising from regular shots. More importantly, [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on The looming public health crises threatening to take down China’s health care system

If cash is king, how can stores refuse to take your dollars?

If cash is king, how can stores refuse to take your dollars?

We’ve been talking about society’s transition to a cashless society for a long time, but it begs an important question: Can stores and other retail establishments refuse to take your dollars and cents? As odd as it sounds, this is not hypothetical anymore as a small number of stores and industries have stopped accepting cash [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on If cash is king, how can stores refuse to take your dollars?