I’d rather consider the allure of a fleece and silk knit — so much cheaper than normal! — and how they make me feel swaddled and safe (maybe they’re worth it?) than consider the stock market plunges and the fact I probably should be saving everything I can right now. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Should we still go shopping (online)?
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Even in the best of times, Americans average under seven hours of sleep a night. It’s a seemingly smaller deficiency than the recommended eight, but it weighs heavily. Missing as little as 16 minutes tonight could harm your cognitive functioning tomorrow, since shifting sleep rhythms can slow or speed up our body’s internal clocks, which basically has the same effect as not getting enough sleep. Fatigue, irritability and mental confusion are all deprivation symptoms. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | How to get more sleep tonight
How we communicate asynchronously at Buffer: Threads As a distributed team across many countries, we use a number of tools to help us communicate effectively at Buffer. Over the past year, Threads has become a staple for us when it comes to effective asynchronous communication and collaboration. It has a clear purpose—to make it easy to have text-based conversations across the company and clearly mark decisions when they are made. … [Read more...] about 4 ways to make communicating asynchronously better when you work from home
In the short term, to protect frontline workers in grocery stores, some stores are asking customers who use reusable bags to do their own bagging, something that may make sense since the final science isn’t clear. But overturning plastic bag bans goes too far, Schlegel says, and delays progress against the known problems that disposable plastic bags create. “The petrochemical and plastic industry has demonstrated over and over again that public health is not their concern,” she wrote with other Greenpeace researchers in a recent research brief. “There are negative public health impacts from every stage of the plastics life cycle, from fracking and refining to ingestion of microplastics, ultimately ending as waste headed to landfills or incineration. What’s worse, they are trying to capitalize on the COVID-19 crisis by playing on people’s fears around sanitation and hygiene.” … [Read more...] about The plastic industry is using the coronavirus to fight plastic bag bans
Tata Motors is faced with an unprecedented situation. Luxury car sales have been poor and expected to remain under pressure for many quarters especially after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Its other cash cow, the truck and bus division, is under a prolonged slowdown and car business will come under heightened competition very soon. Besides being the most vulnerable, the car business is also the smallest of the three division and perhaps the real reason why Tata Motors is keen to find a partner. Today's automotive wrap takes a look at this strategic step by Tata Motors. But first, here is the complete look at all the major developments of the week. … [Read more...] about This week in Auto: Why Tata Motors is looking for partners, SC partially relaxes BS-IV sale deadline