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Germany in August – Electric vehicles crushing it at record 13.2 market share

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, saw a record 13.2% plugin electric vehicle market share in August 2020, up over 5× from the 2.6% result of August 2019. This comes immediately after July itself broke new ground at 11.4% market share. The overall auto market in August was down 20% from an unusually high August 2019. […]

The office, as you know it, is dead

August 31st, 2020 at 3:13 pm » Comments Off

 Plexiglass, masks, warning signs: Is this the office of the future?  New York (CNN Business)Bustling skyscrapers and office parks packed with workers could be a relic of the pre-pandemic world. The health crisis has forced millions of Americans to abandon their offices in favor of working from home, for better or worse. Now there are […]

Research: Professionals say working from home has made them more effective

August 22nd, 2020 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

  In March, everything changed in an instant. And now, for the past six months, we’ve been living in a remarkably different kind of world. Our living rooms became boardrooms; our business lunches became Zoom chats and the supply chain was, for a time, crippled. The global pandemic changed the way we lived and the way […]

18 companies now hiring remote workers

August 9th, 2020 at 4:57 am » Comments Off

Big brands from a wide swath of industries are looking to fill long-term posts, according to Unemployment remains high as Americans emerge from the pandemic-driven lockdown, but 18 well-known companies that made the switch to telecommuting are currently hiring for long-term remote work, according to This is welcome news: Working remotely is not […]

Big-money investors gear up for a trillion-dollar bet on farmland

August 7th, 2020 at 1:28 am » Comments Off

Ray Williams bought this land just north of the small town of Dumont, in Butler County, Iowa. For a glimpse of what could happen to a trillion dollars worth of American farmland, meet Ray Williams. He’s a lawyer-turned-farmer, growing organic grain and feeding young cows on 3,000 acres in northeastern Oregon. Last year, he and […]

7 ways Covid-19 has changed what we eat : Sourdough starters, canned soup and more food waste

July 20th, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s turning to food products that people thought were finished, shopping at unusual times or the fact that selling to supermarkets has resulted in more food waste, not less, there are some surprising outcomes from the pandemic. Here’s a breakdown of the major trends which are having an impact on the food sector.

4 pros predict the future of homes post-quarantine

June 26th, 2020 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

From how we’ll decorate to where we’ll shop.  There is no crystal ball that will help us predict how surviving a pandemic will impact our lives a year or even six months from now. But one thing is certain—for the foreseeable future, we’re going to be spending time and living in our homes in a […]

7 ways companies can deliver better virtual events

June 17th, 2020 at 5:52 pm » Comments Off

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” — William Shakespeare Audiences still want what audiences want: content, community and connections. There are seven ways businesses can deliver what their audiences want through live events delivered virtually. What happens when that stage no longer has a jumbotron, special effects, and […]

6 charts that show what employers and employees really think about remote working

June 16th, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Remote working has meant many people are skipping their morning commute. COVID-19 has lead to more and more employees working from home. 98% of people surveyed said they would like the option to work remotely for the rest of their careers. But not everything is positive, with workers finding the biggest challenge is ‘unplugging’ from […]

How the pandemic has created new demand for older workers

June 15th, 2020 at 2:21 am » Comments Off

 Amid the horrifying loss of jobs brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been one countervailing force: an urgent demand for medical and technology professionals to return to work from retirement or a career break. Returning physicians and nurses, along with technologists proficient in the “ancient” COBOL coding language that many states still use […]

Things that may become obsolete after Coronavirus

June 11th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Life as we know it has changed since the coronavirus outbreak. We have been forced to rethink simple things that could now contribute toward the spread of the virus. From handshakes to open-floor offices, here are eight things listed by Insider that could become obsolete once the worst of the pandemic has passed:

Retirement villages have had their day: Baby boomers are rethinking retirement

May 26th, 2020 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

By 2030 all baby boomers will have turned 65 and Generation X will start their contribution to the expanding older cohort.  Retirement villages — walled, gated and separate seniors’ enclaves — have had their day. The word “retirement” is redundant and engagement between people of all ages is high. That’s how participants in the Longevity […]

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