A key part of the design is where it will eventually be installed: Yoshino, in the Nara prefecture, which is home to Japan’s most famous cedar forests. That location, and Nara’s strong community of craftsmen, made it relatively easy to source all the building materials locally, from the upholstery to the furniture. On the ground floor, there’s a living room available for community use, a kitchen, and a 16-foot-long center dining table. “Imagine it’s lunch time and you’re eating and at the end of the table there’s a community meeting taking place,” says Gebbia. “I picture Western guests walking up, stepping inside, and you’re interacting with the community from the minute you arrive. If you want to tour the sake factory, or the chopstick factory, or take a hike, the locals are right there.” The building itself sits on a wide, rippling stream, so that visitors can watch fishermen catch fish served in the sushi restaurants … [Read more...] about An Exclusive Look At Airbnb’s First Foray Into Urban Planning
dipped into the helicopter business in June with a $200 New York City airport shuttle service. That’s just the first step in Uber’s grand plan, called Elevate, to one day fill urban skies with morphing electric planes that transform to helicopter mode for pinpoint vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). Aerospace giants including Boeing and Embraer are developing these futuristic VTOL craft for Uber’s network—which it plans to launch in three cities, including L.A., starting in 2023. (Separate from Uber, Airbus is also working on autonomous electric VTOL craft.) … [Read more...] about This startup wants to make urban flying as accessible as riding the bus
“Having stronger names in your portfolio will enable higher risk-adjusted returns. It would be best to hold around 65-70% of your portfolio in safer stocks and the remaining 20-25% in high beta mid and small caps. Additionally, investors should also hold 5-10% in gold as it provides inflation-adjusted returns,” she said. … [Read more...] about These 12 Nifty stocks gave double-digit CAGR in 10 years; are they good for your portfolio?
“In the energy healing episode, we have no idea what’s happening, but this experience seems to be real. Just because we lack the language to explain it, it doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen,” Loehnen says. “That that’s one of the things that so many women in particular have struggled with. Our experience is reduced to hysteria. ‘It’s all in your head. There’s nothing wrong with you.’ And so I think people are tired of having their experience rejected or ignored.” … [Read more...] about Goop claims Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show offers ‘tons of scientific proof’
Launched in 2006, 23andMe’s reputation was initially as a cool tool for learning fun facts about your genetic makeup. But over the years, the company has taken a more ambitious approach about its ability to both predict health risks like breast cancer and Parkinson’s disease and to help patients make pre-emptive decisions regarding treatment. Today the company has more than 10 million customers, the vast majority of whom have agreed to participate in genetic research. It has also received some $790 million in venture funding and has an exclusive deal with GlaxoSmithKline to develop drugs based off its pool of data. … [Read more...] about 23andMe lays off 100, with CEO “surprised” at market turn