Uber The ride-hailing platform, which went from driving people around to dropping off restaurant orders, is getting into groceries, too. The company is starting grocery delivery in Miami and Dallas this month and has already launched the same option in certain cities in Canada and Latin America. It’s happening through Cornershop, in which Uber acquired a majority stake in October. (The company announced last week that it’s acquiring Postmates for $2.65 billion in an all-stock transaction.) Uber said it had been running tests with grocery and convenience stores and saw orders skyrocket 197% since March. … [Read more...] about Walmart, Target, and Uber seek to cash in as online shoppers go gaga for groceries
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Cannon’s foundation of learning both the performative and business sides of entertainment—at such a young age, no less—has been the fuel behind his ubiquitous presence on TV as both a host and executive producer. But as successful as The Masked Singer has been and for all the buzz behind E! Celebrity Call Center, neither are of Cannon’s invention. They’re both U.S. versions of popular shows from South Korea and the U.K., respectively. Even with Wild ‘n Out, where Cannon is both the creator and host, the show’s appeal largely rests on the rotating ensemble of musicians and comedians. … [Read more...] about Inside Nick Cannon’s plan to become the most powerful man in media
Quarantining is the best way to avoid getting and spreading COVID-19. But quarantine life comes with its own costs. We’re cooped up, stressed out, and juggling a mashup of work and home life that we’ve never known. And as Sheldon Cohen, professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, warns, these side effects of quarantine life could, ironically, make us more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 when we venture outside as a result. … [Read more...] about How susceptible are you to COVID-19? These simple hacks could help fight it
4. Find opportunities to practice Look for safe ways to test your gut. Hock uses athletics to hone her intuition. For example, is the weight too heavy for her lift, or should she run another three miles?” I practice listening to my body in these scenarios,” she says. “What is my first sense? What is my intuition telling me? This is a great place to practice and test my instinct versus using data to make the decision. Building a series of gut successes in these cases has allowed me to trust instinct in other ways.” … [Read more...] about 5 ways to get better at trusting your gut
Most investors have the tendency to look at past returns before investing in a mutual fund. Schemes with high returns in the past appear attractive. But past returns have no bearing on future returns. Worse, schemes that have done well in the past may perform poorly as well. That underlines the need for setting expectations right. Is there a better way to examine past returns? … [Read more...] about How reliable is standard deviation in gauging a fund’s volatility?