Breaking News: Does NAR Have Zillow On Blast?

Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) accused Zillow of causing “consumer confusion.” This all went down on July 31st, the last day that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) were accepting comments regarding the real estate industry for evaluation. But what’s wrong with Zillow? According to the National Association of Realtors, its lead-generating software known as the Premier Agent Program and its quick home estimates feature, known as “Zestimates,” were the main causes for said consumer confusion. In a statement from NAR’s general counsel Katie Johnson, it was expressed that, “Zillow’s Premier…

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The Election Fix: Have BJP’s attempts to solve India’s education problems done more harm than good?

Welcome to The Election Fix. On Sundays, we take a closer look at one theme that will play a significant role in India’s Lok Sabha elections. In the past, we’ve looked at things like agriculture and the discrimination faced by Muslims in politics. This week, Shreya Roy Chowdhury takes a look at education, from how the big promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party have turned into piecemeal efforts to the major challenges facing India’s policymakers in the future. We are running a reader survey about the Election Fix and what you would like to see from our…

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Missed opportunities: 9 poor business decisions that would have changed history

Excite could have purchased Google for $7,50,000 | Back in 1999, founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, decided to offer their then-nascent company to Excite, one of the most widely recognised online portals of the 90s, for $1 million. CEO George Bell wasn’t too excited about the deal, even after the duo brought down their asking price to $7,50,000. Today, with a market cap of $367.6 billion, Google has become one of the biggest tech companies and is synonymous with “search”, while Excite slowly dwindled in its shadow.…

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PCOS diet, foods to avoid and what to eat if you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

September marks Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that occurs in women of reproductive age. It may cause infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, and excess male hormone (androgen) levels. Ovaries may develop collections of follicles and fail to release eggs as well. While it’s exact cause is not understood, genetics and environmental factors play a significant role. Controlling the diet and weight loss is a good way to prevent this condition from aggravating. Here are some foods to eat and avoid to protect yourself: * Sardines: Oily fish like sardines or…

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10 Education Stories You May Have Missed This Summer

NPR’s weekly education roundup is back after a short hiatus. This edition features a longer list to catch you up on the news you may have missed over the long, hot summer. Elizabeth Graeber for NPR 1. Student loan ombudsman resigns, and slams the door In a scathing resignation letter, provided to NPR, Seth Frotman, the top official in charge of protecting students at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said the Trump administration “has turned its back on young people and their financial futures.” EDUCATION The School Shootings That Weren’t 2. NPR…

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1 in 25 Children In England Have Been Classified As ‘Severely Obese’

In England, obesity rates have risen among children and it is concerning health officials. Children between the ages of 10-11 years old have been classified as severely overweight. Defining Childhood Obesity According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity is measured by using the body mass index (BMI) tool. BMI is determined by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. For children and teenagers, the BMI is age and gender specific. When deducing a child’s BMI, their weight status is determined by using age and…

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