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Renting now cheaper than buying a home, Hamptons says
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Renting now cheaper than buying a home, Hamptons says

As a result, a typical first-time buyer will now find it cheaper to rent than buy on a monthly basis, with a monthly average of £1,054 spent on rent compared with £1,125 on mortgage repayments - the first time since December 2014 that renting has been cheaper than buying. Source link
Bank of America names ‘quality’ tech stocks to buy right now
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Bank of America names ‘quality’ tech stocks to buy right now

The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in an increase in people looking for love on dating platforms such as Match Group's Tinder app.Beata Zawrzel | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesA number of tech companies are trading cheaper than their big name counterparts and are of a "higher quality," according to Bank of America, which picked multiple stocks in the sector.Despite the tech sector being "one of the most expensive sectors vs. history" right now, the bank's analysts argued that small and mid-cap tech companies are "cheap on most metrics vs. large cap peers."BofA's investor's guide to small and mid-cap tech companies, published Monday, covers semiconductor, software, hardware and internet stocks, based on themes ranging from the post-pandemic economic reopening to the current chip shortage.Here are 1...
Emotionally Intelligent People Embrace the 5-Minute Rule
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Emotionally Intelligent People Embrace the 5-Minute Rule

There I sat, as usual, with a ton of things to do on my desk. Three major projects just staring me in the face. A committee meeting I needed to prepare for. Three articles I still had to write, with the deadlines quickly approaching.So, why on earth was I watching Elon Musk's Saturday Night Live monologue on YouTube?The answer is tied to the reason why many of us procrastinate (maybe even why you're reading this article right now). When faced with a difficult task--or many of them--we easily become overwhelmed. We seek solace in the form of more pleasant activities, those that distract us from that feeling of overwhelm-ed-ness.The only problem is, the more solace we feel, the more we want to avoid doing the work.The longer we avoid doing the work, the more anxious we get about the impen...
Disruption to shipping could delay Christmas orders
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Disruption to shipping could delay Christmas orders

"Because the system is so overloaded, every time one of these things happens now, the system is already at breaking point, or past breaking point, so anything else just adds grist to the mill," explains James Baker, containers editor at shipping industry publication, Lloyd's List. Source link
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin auctions spaceflight seat for $28 million
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin auctions spaceflight seat for $28 million

A New Shepard rocket launches on a test flight.Blue OriginJeff Bezos' space venture Blue Origin auctioned off a seat on its upcoming first crewed spaceflight on Saturday for $28 million.The winning bidder, whose name wasn't released, will fly to the edge of space with the Amazon founder and his brother Mark on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket scheduled to launch on July 20. The company said it will reveal the name of the auction winner in the coming weeks.Bidding opened at $4.8 million but surpassed $20 million within the first few minutes of the auction. The auction's proceeds will be donated to Blue Origin's education-focused nonprofit Club for the Future, which supports kids interested in future STEM careers.Blue Origin director of astronaut and orbital sales Ariane Cornell said duri...
Marques Brownlee Just Brilliantly Explained Why Apple’s “Innovations” Are Always Late
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Marques Brownlee Just Brilliantly Explained Why Apple’s “Innovations” Are Always Late

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who absolutely adore Apple products. Those who believe Apple products are woefully overpriced, repackaged versions of technology already available from other companies.If you're in the second camp, you probably wonder why Apple fans always fawn over announcements of tech "innovations" that look eerily familiar--because they've already been available in other products released by other companies, several months (or in some cases years) earlier.But in a recent video, YouTube tech celebrity Marques Brownlee, also known professionally as MKBHD, explained why Apple features like those found in the iPhone are always "late."Because Apple's focus is very different from the focus of companies like Google.While Google is focused on innovation, Ap...
UK space race investment ‘is heating up’
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UK space race investment ‘is heating up’

"There is a massive global appetite from investors, but the majority of new space companies are still private, from SpaceX downwards, so the public market struggles to invest in the space sector," Mark Boggett, chief executive of British venture capital firm Seraphim Capital told the BBC. Source link
As America reopens, businesses see an uptick in bad behavior
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As America reopens, businesses see an uptick in bad behavior

Crime's up. Tempers are up. Across the United States, businesses are grappling with an astonishing rise in what can only be called "people behaving badly." Retail workers have been subjected to horrifying attacks based on their race, gender identity or disability. Flight attendants have been verbally — and occasionally — physically assaulted. Aggressive driving has led to road rage, with deadly consequences. Shoppers are brawling in the aisles. Experts are pointing to soaring stress levels as the trigger for the rise in these types of incidents.The not so friendly skiesIn May, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines had two teeth knocked out by a furious passenger, according to law enforcement who arrested the woman in San Diego. It was just one of the latest examples as airlines stru...
3 Last-Minute Ways to Prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2021
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3 Last-Minute Ways to Prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2021

Gearing up for Amazon Prime Day could be the difference between a sales bonanza and a missed opportunity.For entrepreneurs Julie Stott and Jo Baar, co-founders of the jewelry company Honeycat, last year's Prime Day sales generated 500 percent more revenue than a typical two-day period, setting a new record for the company. Total Prime Day sales for Amazon's third-party sellers reached $3.5 billion in 2020, up nearly 60 percent year-over-year. Stott and Barr are hoping to break records again for this year's Prime Day, which takes place on June 21-22."We've been preparing for Prime Day for months," Stott says, adding that the company has been sending its jewelry to the Amazon warehouses and setting up a Prime exclusive discount of 20 percent off.If you haven't started planning for Prime D...
The mystery of the UK’s missing workers
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The mystery of the UK’s missing workers

By Robert PlummerBusiness reporter, BBC Newsimage copyrightGetty ImagesAs the UK economy emerges from the effects of the pandemic, various sectors are reporting shortages of staff.The lockdown easing has prompted employers to start recruiting. UK job vacancies have hit their highest level since the start of the pandemic.Yet, puzzlingly, the latest employment figures show one-in-20 people who want a job can't find one.Hospitality, for example, is struggling to find staff, and there is a shortage of lorry drivers. Several other sectors face similar problems.Where have all the workers gone? In the words of Kate Nicholls, chief executive of trade body UKHospitality, the sector has "the wrong workers in the wrong place at the wrong time".image copyrightPA Mediaimage captionStaff in the hospi...
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