US fashion tech company Stitch Fix is finally launching in the UK this week, bringing its online personal styling service out of the States for the first time. Founded by CEO Katrina Lake back in 2011, Stitch Fix wants to streamline the shopping experience for everyone. By using human stylists alongside algorithms it aims to create a smarter and faster way to buy clothes that really fit you. Potential customers sign up to the site and create a Style Profile, adding information such as their age, height, weight, as well as preferences for fit. This amounts to around 85 different date points. Then, you can request a “Fix”, whereby a personal stylist curates fix items based on your data and lifestyle and sends them to your door for a mere £10 styling fee. The £10 fee then goes towards the cost of any items you choose to keep from the Fix. “Rather than doing all the painful searching and browsing around with tabs open to find those jeans … [Read more...] about Can an algorithm help you improve your wardrobe?
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Ioannina, Greece - Sarah hands out slips of paper to her class, each with a verb in the present tense.Her 13 students must come up to the whiteboard and write the appropriate past tense for their verb, and then pronounce it. Reza, from Afghanistan, correctly writes "tried", but says, "I cried to learn." Riat, a Somali, the star of the class, laughs. She whispers everybody's answer correctly to herself, but even she doesn't understand how the leave can become "left". Nor does anyone else. "Left, right?" asks one student. Sarah is an English teacher for Second Tree, a volunteer aid group. Her students are adult refugees from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They assemble every weekday morning in a 25-square-metre schoolhouse of unfinished lumber hammered together by volunteers. It sits in the parking lot of a defunct furniture factory across the street from Katsikas refugee camp, near Ioannina in north-west Greece. These students all grew up in … [Read more...] about Some refugees are now integrated. Can Greece’s economy keep up?
Labour has accused International Trade Minister Liam Fox of "staggering ignorance" after he appeared to suggest that the science around climate change was up for debate. The criticism came after Mr Fox said that tackling climate change could bring economic benefits. But his statement also suggested that the scientific consensus that human beings are changing the climate measurably and catastrophically was a debate people could pick a side in. Speaking on the final day of the Extinction Rebellion protests which have brought central London to a standstill MrFox told Parliament: "It's important that we take climate issues seriously "Whether or not individuals accept the current scientific consensus on the causes of climate change, it is sensible for everyone to use finite resources in a responsible way. "We in the United Kingdom were the first country to establish legally binding emission targets through the climate change act 2008, we have reduced emissions faster than any other G7 … [Read more...] about Liam Fox branded ‘ignorant’ after appearing to question climate change science
Now Kim Calvert (31), from Lurgan in Co Armagh, who gave up a senior health service nursing post after a devastating relationship break-up left her broke, says she can help mentor anyone to achieve high levels of success in their lives too - and it's all down to opening your mind to a different thought process. Ahead of her free seminar in Belfast's Stormont Hotel next Thursday, she says setting goals and talking about your ambitions is key to achieving your dreams: "Ninety-five per cent of people don't have goals while three per cent do. As human beings we have so much more potential." Now living in Belfast, Kim offers consultations with people through multiple programmes and mentorship options, all with a mix of online, offline and face-to-face meetings. Kim explains the Law of Attraction: "It's a mindset, like karma or the law of cause and effect which most people understand - we get to live out what we put out." And she claims to be proof the lifestyle works, having progressed to … [Read more...] about Meet the ex-mental health nurse who went from having €4.80 in her bank account to earning her yearly salary in a week
Meet Northern Ireland woman who went from £4 in bank to earning annual salary in week BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A former mental health nurse from Lurgan says her life changed completely four years ago when she started practising the Law of Attraction. The lifestyle mindset, which became famous in cult self-help book, The Secret, uses techniques based on scientific studies of the mind to help you achieve everything from job promotion to improving your love life. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/meet-northern-ireland-woman-who-went-from-4-in-bank-to-earning-annual-salary-in-week-37915048.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37915043.ece/ffcc6/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-03-15_lif_48759587_I1.JPG Email A former mental health nurse from Lurgan says her life changed completely four years ago when she started practising the Law of Attraction. The lifestyle mindset, which became famous in cult self-help book, The Secret, uses techniques based on … [Read more...] about Meet Northern Ireland woman who went from £4 in bank to earning annual salary in week