Wilshire Grand Center, tallest skyscraper in the West, debuts in downtown Los Angeles
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At 1,100 feet and the tallest building west of the Mississippi, L.A.’s newest skyscraper is hard to miss. With a sweeping sail of a roofline, it stands out by day among the flat tops of its tall rivals and is illuminated at night with an enveloping expanse of ever-changing colored lights. But for...
Boris Johnson for PM? David ‘bra size’ Davis? Or the Fox? Place your bets | Marina Hyde
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Is Britain trapped in a never-ending Conservative leadership race, or could it all turn out to be a bad dream?There is some dispute as to who first described the male libido as like being chained to a madman. Certainly, Kingsley Amis described the eventual loss of his as a relief: “For
A 27-year-old with $181,000 in the bank explains the simple calculation that keeps him from overspending
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At just 27 years old, the blogger behind the Money Wizard — who goes by the pen name Sean online — has banked more than $181,000. He's on a mission to retire early, at age 37. Sean saves 65% of his take-home pay — he earns $80,000 a year as a financial analyst — and still manages to travel frequently. "Probably what's most driving me [to retire early] — I just want freedom," he told Business Insider. "So many people get caught up in the race of materialism, thinking
Senate Republicans just lost a key vote on their healthcare bill - Business Insider
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Business InsiderSenate Republicans just lost a key vote on their healthcare billBusiness InsiderSen. Dean Heller of Nevada told reporters on Friday that he will not vote for Senate Republican leadership's healthcare bill as it stands now. "It's not the answer, it's simply not the answer," Heller said. "In this form, I will not support it." Heller ...Democrats to halt Senate business over Obamacare repealPoliticoDemocrats to slow-walk Senate business over health care billUSA TODAYDisc
In Sleepy Victoria, Canada, a Housing Market Wakes Up
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The capital of British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, has long attracted Canadian retirees looking for mild weather. In the past year, however, demand has been strengthened by buyers priced out of Vancouver and other Canadian cities, and by semi-retired professionals able to work remotely and who are seeking a laid-back lifestyle. The post In Sleepy Victoria, Canada, a Housing Market Wakes Up appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®.
Qatar Airways' investment in American Airlines exposes an astounding level of hypocrisy in the airline business
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Qatar Airways wants to buy up to 10% of American Airlines. An analyst says this is evidence that Qatar receives subsidies, something the US airlines have been insisting for years. Still, even as it demonizes Qatar and its Middle Eastern rivals, American ...
Working yourself to death isn't worth it, and Silicon Valley is starting to realize that
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The tech industry loves to glorify working long hours, but it's not the right message to send.
Overcoming Barriers to Homeownership
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Homeownership June is National Homeownership Month, and as Americans celebrate the benefits of owning a home, many still eagerly hope that the American Dream will be a reality for them sometime soon.
18 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life
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Have a few minutes? That's all the time you need to pick up one of these habits that could make you happier, healthier, and more productive.
18 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life
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Have a few minutes? That's all the time you need to pick up one of these habits that could make you happier, healthier, and more productive.
Stock-market bulls are ‘playing with fire,’ says financial blogger
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Are Wall Street optimists pyromaniacs? At least one financial blogger thinks the bulls are engaged in a dangerous game that could get them scorched, as U.S. stock markets continue to flirt with all-time highs. Read: Opinion: 4 things that could kill the ...
New Homes Just Keep Getting Pricier, but Buyers Keep Coming
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Builders put up fewer affordable new homes, priced under $300,000, in May compared with the same month a year earlier, according to a recent report. The post New Homes Just Keep Getting Pricier, but Buyers Keep Coming appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®.
Whisper it, but Europe and Turkey are talking again | Natalie Nougayrède
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With so much volatility in the Middle East, a quiet rapprochement is in everyone’s interestRemember how, during the Brexit referendum campaign, voters were told that “millions of Turks” would swamp Europe and Britain if it didn’t get out? Government ministers went on TV to say Turkey’s accession to the EU was just on the horizon, as a result of a refugee deal brokered between Angela Merkel and the Turkish government. Brexiters assured audiences that visa liberalisation for Turks was looming: the
David Aronson wears two Lyme Disease hats: Patient and Lyme-literate therapist
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David Aronson is a therapist who works with people struggling with Lyme Disease. He knows first hand how the disease can take its toll on people. His story.
When Aptitude Is Not Enough
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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Shake Things up. I’ve said before many times that the key to job satisfaction is moving away from your Drudgery and Disinterest Zones and toward the Passion and Proficiency of your Desire Zone. Some readers have raised a good question about this shift. “It’s easy to tell what I’m passionate about,” they tell me, “but how do I […]
Too many people make the same mistake when turning down an invitation — and it gets them in trouble
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The problem with telling people why you can't make their event is that you're usually sort of lying. Think about it: If your best friend invited you to your favorite band's concert, but you'd already planned to be at book club that night, you'd somehow weasel your way out of discussing "Pride and Prejudice" and make it to that concert. But if your coworker invited you to watch a really depressing documentary? "Sorry, but I've got book club tonight, and I just can't get out of it." Which is why b
S&P 500 climbs higher as energy tries to snap 4-day losing streak
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U.S. equities traded mostly higher on Friday as energy stocks tried to stem this week's sell-off. "It's pretty tough to knock this market down," said Marc Chaikin, CEO of Chaikin Analytics. "There has been some very healthy rotation within the sectors in ...
BANK OF AMERICA: Millennials could signal the 'big top' in the market
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The bull market in stocks could eventually be added to the list of things that millennials allegedly killed. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists, a rise in millennial participation in the market could be a sign of the top. "You'll ...
#SproutChat Recap: Growing Your Audience From the Ground Up
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Building up a social audience from scratch can feel daunting. It takes patience, but working through best practices can save you a lot of time and effort. Read more... This post #SproutChat Recap: Growing Your Audience From the Ground Up originally appeared on Sprout Social.
Taking Listings in a Low Inventory Market
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Listings You don’t have to look far to realize that low inventory isn’t just A story but THE story of real estate in many parts of the country right now. Although inventory has dropped 8.4 percent in the past year (National Association of REALTORS®), the market remains bright. The team at Five Star Real Estate Group hasn’t let tightened inventory stand in the way of their success. Their business is proof that with an emphasis on taking listings, any agent/team can rise above invent
A Trump Bump for Law Firm of President’s Lawyer
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Kasowitz Benson Torres, the firm founded by Marc E. Kasowitz, made Vault’s list of the nation’s top 100 prestigious firms this year, coming in at No. 99.
Spicer says Carrier layoffs don’t represent backtracking on commitment to save Indiana jobs
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As president-elect and vice president–elect Donald Trump and Mike Pence, who’d been governor of Indiana, visited the Carrier air-conditioning and heating company in Indianapolis. White House spokesman Sean Spicer pushed back Friday in his press ...
Everything #HR Needs to Know About Boolean Search
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A few weeks ago, I attended the SHRM Talent Management Conference and TAtech Spring Congress. Both events are very heavily focused on talent acquisition, which isn’t a surprise given all of the media attention on “full employment”. But it made me realize that there are some fundamental tools human resources professionals might not have focused […] The post Everything #HR Needs to Know About Boolean Search appeared first on hr bartender.
European Central Bank Moves to Wind Down Two Italian Banks
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Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza have effectively failed because of a lack of capital. Another bank may buy their healthy parts.
BlackRock Tapped to Run Arizona State's $600 Million Endowment
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BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest money manager, is making headway in investing for U.S. college endowments. BlackRock will manage Arizona State University Foundation’s $600 million endowment, succeeding Perella Weinberg Partners’ Agility unit.
How to Turn a Tiny Yard into a Trendy Patio
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Short on yard space? No problem — we spoke with home improvement expert Teris Pantazes, co-founder and CEO of EFynch.com, who gave us great tips on how to design a petite patio that will wow your guests. With the right touches, you can create a cozy outdoor space that will have you and your guests lingering late. The post How to Turn a Tiny Yard into a Trendy Patio appeared first on ZING Blog by Quicken Loans.
Senate Health Care Bill Pulls Back Medicaid Spending
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Senate Republicans released a “discussion draft” of their health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), informally known as Obamacare. The bill, while similar in the House version passed in May, goes even further in its cuts to Medicaid funding—and potential impacts to home heath care. “The Senate bill—once promised as […]
Senate Health Care Bill Pulls Back Medicaid Spending
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Senate Republicans released a “discussion draft” of their health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), informally known as Obamacare. The bill, while similar in the House version passed in May, goes even further in its cuts to Medicaid funding—and potential impacts to home heath care. “The Senate bill—once promised as […]
How to supercharge your iPhone in 5 minutes
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Charge you iPhone twice as fast with these tech tips and tricks.
What I’ve Learned – 15 June 2017
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Silicon Valley: Innovation’s Holy Grail We often think of Silicon Valley as the Holy Grail of innovation. I spent last week in California and learned...
What Russell index rebalancing means for the stock market
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It is so-called Russell rebalancing day. That is the annual reconstitution of the Russell Indexes, where the index provider makes rule-based changes to composition of its indexes, to ensure that changes in market value or investment styles, like shares of ...
Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience
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Managers don’t get much respect at Uber. How else would you explain the fact that 63 percent of the ride-share company’s management team is, according to head of global diversity... Get the Rest The post Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience appeared first on Fistful of Talent.
The Smart Cities Movement Is Reshaping Commercial Real Estate
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In 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in cities. A UN report predicted that 66% of people in the world will live in cities by 2050. As cities grow at a rapid pace, they face an increasing number of problems. For instance, cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin deal with large amounts of traffic-fueled congestion. Other urban areas experience high levels of pollution and waste that grows in line with an ever-increasing population. The speedy population growth in places li
3 Referral Mistakes You Need To Stop Making ASAP
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Referrals can be a recruiter’s best friend—especially if it’s a good one that leads to a hire. We all want more candidates, but we don’t just want any candidate—we want... Get the Rest The post 3 Referral Mistakes You Need To Stop Making ASAP appeared first on Fistful of Talent.
More than just a newspaper
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Recently I was listening to a discussion on whether paper copy newspapers were becoming a thing of the past due to the popularity of the on line versions. Most of the discussion centred around content and whether immediate access to upto date news vs the solidity of the printed word was better. What I realised was missing is that, to many people, a hard copy newspaper is more than just a
Learning how education funds are spent
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It’s never a good sign when public officials refuse to answer questions. That’s what happened when CALmatters reporter Jessica Calefati visited two Los Angeles County school districts in January and asked to review their budgets as part of an investigation into educational outcomes under the state’s Local Control Funding Formula. Her requests were denied and […]
Lean Quote: Just Remember, You Can’t Climb the Ladder of Success With Your Hands in Your Pockets
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On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve. "Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets." — Arnold Schwarzenegger It is that time of year when...
What to expect from the travel tech industry in 2017: Results from the Phocuswright research with EAN
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Recent years have been up and down, but the global travel market is set for growth in 2017, driven by major gains ...