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Baby Boomers on a drinking binge

August 22nd, 2019 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

New research shows that one in 10 of them over 65 engages in college-style drinking behavior Binge drinking is often portrayed as a college thing. But this risky form of imbibing actually declined among U.S. university students from 2005 to 2014. It is now most prevalent among people from 25 to 34 and is increasing […]

How K-Beauty conquered the West

August 17th, 2019 at 2:12 am » Comments Off

Kimchi, K-pop, and K-dramas. Welcome to Hallyu 2.0, in which everyone in the West is losing their minds over all things Korean. Playing a starring role is a glorious onslaught of Korean beauty products, with the K-Beauty market now valued at over $13 billion, and $7.2 billion of which is from facial skin care alone. […]

The Microhotel, a Category Seeing a Growth Spurt, Makes Small Stylish

August 13th, 2019 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

The Moxy Chelsea in New York City. Though their rooms are small, microhotels often have spacious lobbies that invite hanging out and co-working. They appeal to senior citizens and millennials, business travelers and backpackers. And they’re particularly attractive to hotel developers, who can pack in more guest rooms than in a typical hotel. They’re known […]

10 trends that will change how you do business over the next 10 years

August 1st, 2019 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

In only a decade, hiring, culture, workforce distribution, and customer preferences all will look dramatically different. Some business trends go the way of Formica tables, as we learn in study after study (open office layouts, we’re looking at you). But others evolve as the world develops, and those trends are the ones that demand a […]

Your UPS deliveries may soon arrive in electric trucks

July 28th, 2019 at 1:55 am » Comments Off

Through its multiple partnerships with EV startups, the company is precipitating a sustainable transformation in the delivery industry. A new UPS truck now rolling around the streets of London looks like an ordinary delivery vehicle. But at night, the truck plugs into a new smart grid at the company’s hub in the center of the […]

Education vs. Training: Corporate America’s role

July 26th, 2019 at 12:45 am » Comments Off

  What do you really need to know? Would a sixth-grade education give you enough basic skills to enable you to use online tools to learn a trade or become a service worker or a knowledge worker? Would you need eighth-grade skills? Tenth-grade? Perhaps a four-year college degree? How much education do you need to […]

1 in 4 Americans have no plans to retire

July 20th, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

CHICAGO — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force older workers to leave their jobs sooner than they’d like. According to the […]

Nearly 80 percent of employees would prefer one of these 3 things to a pay raise

July 19th, 2019 at 8:36 am » Comments Off

  It’s not always about the money, money, money. Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy a lot of important things. Which is why it’s interesting that a recent Employment Confidence Survey by Glassdoor named some of the other things that employees would actually rather have over a pay raise. Yes, we’re talking […]

India going cashless could be a model for the world

July 15th, 2019 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

India aims to curb cash – but this time it wants to do it properly. A cashless society wasn’t the original goal of the country’s draconian currency ban in November 2016. But when an acute shortage of banknotes gave a fillip to digital wallets, that purpose was added as an afterthought to justify an act […]

Top 6 trends in higher education

July 13th, 2019 at 3:27 am » Comments Off

Around the world, tuition at universities is rising at a much faster rate than inflation and challenging students’ return on investment. Reduced government funding and higher operating costs are driving the need for change at universities. The mismatch in employer needs and employee skills is leaving over seven million jobs unfilled in the U.S. These […]

Remote jobs are exploding and salaries can top $100,000

July 11th, 2019 at 11:48 am » Comments Off

The lure of remote work is obvious. You can save on the costs of a formal work wardrobe, lunches out and commuting. Until now, you might have been limited in your choice of jobs. That’s changing. Some fields had an increase of more than 50% in remote jobs in the past year, according to FlexJobs. […]

Britain generating more electricity from zero carbon than fossil fuels for first time since industrial revolution

July 7th, 2019 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

Wind turbines on the west coast of cumbria near workington, Cumbria, Uk, with a flock of Herring Gulls flying past. The figures were described as a landmark tipping point. Britain is generating more of its energy from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels for the first time since the industrial revolution in a landmark tipping […]

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