You know the place, even if you haven’t been there. advertisement advertisement From the outside, it has a spare, severe look. But inside, past the flower stall and barbershop, the vibe is serene and hushed. Long tables and worn leather chairs invite people to cluster; the scent of locally roasted coffee mixes with the sound of the nearby photo booth, whirring in the background. There are vintage records on the shelves and slinky indie pop on the speakers, and the late afternoon sunlight makes puddles on the century-old wood floor. The feeling is both of the moment and timeless. To a remarkable extent, this place, the Ace Hotel, is the brainchild of a single man, a lean, mop-haired native of the Pacific Northwest named Alexander Calderwood. A kind of hipster polymath, he was able to look around the corners of culture and see what was coming years, if not decades, before everyone else. In his 20-year career, Calderwood cofounded a barbershop, a … [Read more...] about Behind Ace Hotel Founder Alex Calderwood’s Creative Life And Untimely Death
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Representative image For G. Chitra, an officer in India’s overburdened police forces, pretty much everything in her life is bad for her health. Working irregular hours is a source of stress. Standing guard for long periods hurts her knees. Caring for a toddler late at night and rising at 4:30 a.m. for household chores leaves her tired. Yet there she was in her bedroom one spring evening, polishing off 10 pushups, 30 squats and a bit of yoga, before grabbing red dumbbells and flinging her arms skyward like a bird opening its wings to fly. She had felt bloated of late, and decided to do something about it. In India, a country historically undernourished, many people are now packing on the pounds, and police officers are no exception. But in the island territory of Andaman and Nicobar, where Chitra serves, police have declared creamy curries, oily paneer and carb-rich dosas Enemy No. 1, and instead have embraced diet discipline and physical fitness in the ranks. The push for … [Read more...] about Declaring curry and samosas enemy no. 1 to whip the police into shape
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Here is this week’s Careers newsletter, which brings the latest news, commentary and ideas about the workplace, leadership and the future of work straight to your inbox every Tuesday. Click here to get on the newsletter list! S alary ranges should be like the nutritional labels on food packaging, one human resources executive wrote in response to my story last week, which reported that Microsoft will be among the first major corporations to include pay information in all U.S. job postings. “Why have we not always done this?” wrote Steve Cadigan , LinkedIn’s first chief human resources officer and a future-of-work expert who wrote the book Workquake , on LinkedIn. “It’s kinda sad that we see this as a big deal.” Yet it is. In a blog post , the tech giant said Wednesday that it would disclose salary ranges in all internal and external U.S. job postings no later than January 2023. That date is … [Read more...] about Pay Ranges Are Coming To Job Postings. Why Hasn’t It Happened Before Now?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The New Tough Times We are in tough times. After slowly starting to heal from the devastation of the virus outbreak, there was a euphoric runup in stock, crypto and real estate prices. Millions of jobs became available . The mood of the nation improved for many Americans. Then, it abruptly changed. Jerome Powell, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank, announced he will raise interest rates. The Federal Reserve Bank, with quantitative tightening, turned off the flow of cheap money, and the good times ended. Now, instead of hiring, tech companies started cutting back. The reckless growth period has ended as the cost of capital increases. The results are a falling stock market, job losses and a looming recession on the horizon. The first signs started with the tech sector. Nearly 27,000 workers , according to layoffs.fyi , were downsized. Inflation, caused in part by the Federal Reserve Bank artificially … [Read more...] about How To Recession-Proof Your Career
Scene from “Flower of Evil” Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe, stars of the local adaptation of the South Korean series “Flower of Evil,” see nothing wrong with remaking old concepts as opposed to creating original ones. “I completely understand why some people say we should focus on creating our own stuff, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong or I don’t think it’s bad to acknowledge other people’s works, especially if it’s something this beautiful,” Lovi told Inquirer Entertainment in a recent media junket. “A lot of countries are doing it, and so have we, for many years now. Of course, you always want to do something original, but the bottom line here is that if we would be able to give the old concept a new and different take, then I think it’s still worth doing,” added Piolo, who swore that the series will be appreciated even by non-KDrama fans. “We Filipinized it, so it’s not KDrama at all. It’s made in such a way that even people who prefer stuff other than KDrama will fall … [Read more...] about How Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe ‘Filipinized’ K-drama series ‘Flower of Evil’
Cast member Austin Butler poses as he arrives at the London screening of “Elvis” in London, Britain, May 31, 2022. Image: Reuters/Maja Smiejkowska LOS ANGELES — In an unusually close box office battle, “Elvis and “Top Gun: Maverick” have tied for first place in North America, with each film bringing in $30.5 million over the weekend. “Elvis” and “Top Gun: Maverick” were locked in a close battle all weekend as the King of Rock and Roll took the no. 1 spot on Friday and dropped to second place on Saturday, Variety reported. The final results will be tallied on Monday. Regardless of which film comes out on top, it’s a strong result for both. For “Elvis,” a $30 million debut is impressive for a movie catering to older audiences. For “Maverick,” it’s almost unheard of for a movie to generate $30 million in its fifth weekend of release. Overall, it’s an encouraging weekend at the box office as five movies are putting up sizable results. Four — “Elvis” and fellow newcomer … [Read more...] about ‘Elvis’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ battle for no. 1 with $30.5 million each
For the pull buoy drill, press the pull buoy between your thighs and use your arms to swim the desired or prescribed distance. Slowly add side breathing to the drill. (Representational image: Mark Williams via Unsplash) The first two weeks in the pool would have made you fairly comfortable being in the water and if you had any fears, even they should have receded by now. It was at this stage in her swimming journey that Anusha Ganesan, a 28-year-old consultant from Bengaluru, saw two people swimming nonstop for a whole kilometre. “As someone who was, till recently, scared of getting into water, I found it fascinating and at the same time mind-blowing. That’s when I made up my mind that I’d swim just like them one day,” recalls Ganesan. The trick to be able to swim such formidable distances nonstop is to perform drills that improve your form, stroke and breathing technique as well as make you more efficient in the water, says Nisha Millet, former Olympian swimmer and founder … [Read more...] about Fitness Planner | Swimming: How to go from zero to 1km: Part 2