If you buy a smoothie in Portland, Oregon, the drink might come in a compostable plastic cup, a choice a thoughtful owner might make to make their operations more sustainable. You might think, at a quick glance, that you’re helping avoid part of the global waste problem. But Portland’s composting program, as in many cities, specifically bans compostable packaging from its green bins—and this type of plastic won’t break down in a backyard composter. Though it’s technically compostable, the container will end up in a landfill (or perhaps the ocean), where the plastic may last as long as its fossil fuel counterpart. advertisement advertisement It’s one example of a system that offers incredible promise for reshaping our waste problem but is also deeply flawed. Only around 185 cities pick up food waste at the curb for composting, and fewer than half of those also accept compostable packaging. Some of that packaging can only be composted by an … [Read more...] about Will compostable packaging ever be able to solve our waste problem?
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There’s a reason Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most popular actresses today. It isn’t just that she’s smart and talented—she’s also charismatic. Even when she fell at the Oscars, on her way to accept her award she handled it with grace, humor, and confidence. “You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell and that’s really embarrassing, but thank you,” she joked onstage. advertisement advertisement “Charismatic people can convey all kinds of emotional content, but what they do is they make you listen,” says Ruth Sherman, a Connecticut-based celebrity speech and media coach. “They’re interesting enough regardless of what they’re saying, so you perk up and listen.” [Related: Can Body Language Be Learned?] If you aren’t as naturally charming as Lawrence, there are ways to fake it ’til you make it. Below, five ways to come across as more charismatic in your next … [Read more...] about 5 Conversation Habits Of Charismatic People
Liquid mutual funds are mutual funds that invest in debt instruments and money market instruments. Liquid funds have a tenure of up to 90 days i.e. nearly three months. However, if you are an investor putting in your money in liquid funds, you need to know that you can only invest up to Rs 10 lakh.The NAV of the liquid fund is calculated for 365 days, whereas the NAV of other funds is calculated only on the basis of business days. Benefits of liquid Mutual FundsHere are the key advantages of liquid funds which make them an attractive option for the investors:Close Minimal lock-in period - Lock-in periods can range from 3 days to 3 months maximum. This means that you have access to instant liquidity in case of any emergency. You can sell the units without any hassle without any exit load. related news CIC issues show-cause notice to RBI for casual approach to its notice Japan government approves economic stimulus package to combat overseas risks Oil rises as OPEC … [Read more...] about Liquid Funds: What are Liquid Mutual Funds in India?
Let’s say you want a pair of rare, discontinued sneakers, like Nike’s Air VaporMax. You could look on eBay, or on any of the several sneaker-centric websites. But even if you find your desired kicks, how can you be sure they’re authentic? And how do you know if the seller’s asking price is fair? advertisement advertisement For an increasing number of sneakerheads, the answer is StockX. Launched in 2016 and already valued at more than $1 billion, StockX bills itself as the “Stock Market of Things,” which for now means mostly rare, limited-edition sneakers but also includes streetwear, watches, handbags, collectibles, and other coveted lifestyle accessories. StockX provides a place for buyers to connect with sellers—using financial exchanges as a model, complete with value graphs and portfolio tables. “It’s a new way for consumers to connect with sellers using a mechanism that’s used by the world’s stock … [Read more...] about The innovative “stock exchange” that’s changing the way we value—and buy—rare sneakers
The economic slowdown has hit India's travel sector, and it is not just the leisure segment that is seeing a slump in activities. Business travel too is suffering.According to Prashant Pitti, Executive Director, EaseMyTrip, the travel industry is witnessing slowdown owing to the increasing price of ATF (average ticket fare) and dropping margins on air tickets.“In corporate travel segment, there has been cost cutting and average spend on travel has also dropped as compared to last year,” he said.Close But there is a silver lining as companies are focusing on travel cost optimisation, which is helping the corporate travel sector grow. related news World's most popular travel destinations of 2019: Only 1 Indian city makes top-10 list 87% female Indian business travellers harassed on business trips: Survey Jet Privilege goes for brand revamp; to be known as 'InterMiles' According to Anish Khadiya, co-founder and Chief Business Officer, ITILITE, an AI-powered … [Read more...] about Slowdown pinches business travel. But there’s a silver lining