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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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Your summer Goa trip can go horribly wrong. Take these precautions

With the mercury shooting through the roof, Goa’s private lifeguard agency issued on Thursday an advisory for the hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals who head for the beaches in summer, especially in May, when the temperature in the coastal state peaks at 38-40 degrees Celsius. The advisory asks tourists to look out for rip tides and powerful underwater currents that are a major cause for drowning off beaches — a regular phenomenon in summer, while also advising swimmers and beach-goers to stay hydrated and avoid direct sunlight. “The…

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Blood Pressure: 6 Summer Foods For Managing Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is one of the most common conditions in India. It is said that one in every three Indians are suffering from hypertension and heart ailments. High blood pressure is a silent killer; in fact, according to the National Centre For Biotechnology Information (NCBI), blood pressure shows seasonal variation. It is the pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries. It tends to damage the body’s blood vessels, thus causing kidney diseases, heart afflictions and other health problems. Blood pressure should be taken care of, especially during…

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Summer Special: How to Make Infused Water and Beat the Heat

The arrival of the summers has cropped up the need for refreshing drinks and icy smoothies to stay cool and hydrated. On one hand, aerated drink manufacturers are trying to lure people to their beverages through marketing techniques, while on the other hand, health conscious people are resorting to natural ways to make summer refreshment at home, particularly infused water. Although it’s not a new concept, infused water has gained immense popularity in the recent times. As people look for refreshment with nutrition, its better to prepare infused water at…

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Keep Your Hair Protected This Summer: The Ultimate Hair Care Guide

It is that time of the year gain when you enthusiastically bring out those trendy flip-flops and breezy, colourful clothes. However, along comes the menace of scorching heat. It is not only the heat and the harmful effects of sun exposure that take a toll on your health, skin and hair but a cocktail of pollution, sweat and humidity also wreaks havoc on your beauty. In an attempt to safeguard our skin from sun damage, most of us forget that our hair also needs that extra care. It is equally…

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Enjoy healthy, home-made ice lollies this summer. Here’s how you can make them

Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a home-made ice lolly.   Beat the heat this summer with healthy, refreshing ice lollies. They taste best when made at home with love. Smriti Advani, a writer for UrbanClap, shares wonderful recipes you can try with your family on swelteringly hot days. Berry ice lolly If you’re able to catch the tail end of the strawberry season, hang on to them for these super easy popsicle. Simply combine chopped strawberries with frozen berries like red currants, blueberries or blackberries with…

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