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WV House Hosts Two Public Education Hearings

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The House chamber was packed for the first hearing, which began at 8 Monday morning.  Dozens of educators, parents, administartors and lawmakers all debated both for and against the bill. The biggest concerns remain about school choice and items such as Education Savings Accounts and charter schools. “An attck on all educators as you work to devalue our certification and allow charter schools to hire non-certified induviduals. An attack on our already financially-strapped school systems who struggle each day,” said Jeffrey Reynolds, Mingo County Educatuion Association….

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Can social media really cause depression?

The notion that social media has a negative impact on mental well-being is widespread. The researchers who conducted a new long-term study, however, say that this might not be the case. A new study examined the role of social media in depression. The supposed effects of social media on young people sound drastic enough to make anyone switch off their cell phone. Some studies have indicated that young people can develop an addiction to social media. Meanwhile, other studies have linked this with poor sleep, poor self-esteem, and potentially poor mental health. However, new research…

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‘Investment in 8-10 stocks should be good enough if your budget is between Rs 2-5 lakh’

For most people, financial decisions pertaining to investing, buying insurance or taking loans are erratic, rather than an informed and planned process. This means that they have innumerable stocks and dozens of mutual funds without taking into consideration, the impact on their financial goals. In this article, I am going to highlight some of the asset classes to help you determine the optimum mix and how much is too much per investment instrument. Mutual Funds: Most of the people are often confused as to how they should segregate their funds….

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Why Sterling Holidays is pivoting its business

The scalability issues with timeshare vacation business have galvanised Sterling Holidays to pivot its business. Chennai-based Sterling Holiday is going whole hog into becoming a regular hotels company. Unlike in the past where it owned resorts or leased them from developers, the company is actively looking at managing properties which are owned by developers, an asset-light model which is famous with international branded hospitality chains in India. Sterling has already signed five management contracts and is hoping to sign 10 hotel properties this year under the managed model, adding 400…

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Social media putting young people off alcohol, C&C warned

Social media culture is putting people off alcohol, posing challenges to Bulmers-maker C&C, analysts at investment bank Berenberg have told clients. Shares in the company fell 2.6pc in Dublin yesterday after the analysts cut their rating on the company’s stock to ‘sell’. C&C’s stock has been boosted since its acquisition of UK wholesaler Matthew Clark Bibendum, but Berenberg believes market expectations for the company are too high. It says the company’s drinks brands – including Bulmers and Magners cider and Tennent’s lager – are facing structural challenges due to demographics….

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s weird lifestyle brand Goop is coming to Netflix, so here’s everything you need to know

If she were an Irish woman, she’d be the type of person walking around sipping on a kombucha, with a yoga mat rolled up on her back, on her way back to gentrify Stoneybatter, where she’ll go home and read an article about the ways in which LSD can improve your sex life, while doing kegels. As we all know, she’s not an Irish woman, but she’s the exact type of person that a very particular type of Irish woman looks up to, mainly because of her batshit lifestyle brand,…

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