Korean carmaker Kia has confirmed its plans to launch the Carnival MPV in India, ahead of the Auto Expo in 2020. The MPV will be the second product from Kia in the Indian market and will pose as a premium option over the Innova Crysta.A report in Zigwheels confirms that the MPV will be launched with an expected price range of Rs 27 lakh to Rs 36 lakh (on-road) and some dealers have already started accepting bookings for the same. It gets Kia’s signature Tiger-Nose grille in the front, which is flanked by projector headlamps. The lower front bumper houses aggressive air dams, with Kia’s Ice Cube LED fog lamps. Kia has also given the Carnival dual-tone alloy wheels, as well as split LED tail lamps.The Carnival gets a minimalistic dashboard with premium elements. It also gets electric sliding doors that allow the occupants to get out or get in when there is a lack of space. It is also expected to be equipped with the company’s UVO connected car technology with phone app … [Read more...] about Kia to launch Carnival MPV in India before Auto Expo 2020
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A new scientific report finds that human behaviors are driving the extinction of non-human species at a rate so severe that the subsequent disappearance of life will soon be a threat to human health and prosperity. Habitat destruction on land, overfishing in the seas, and overconsumption across much of the globe, among other things, now threaten to extinguish up to a million species in the near future. advertisement advertisement The hundreds of scientists who produced the landmark United Nations assessment say myriad solutions are needed to address and, hopefully reverse, this trend. Underpinning much of the loss is the growing global impact of climate change. One of the major tactics at humanity’s disposal is effectively managing and restoring the world’s forests–preservation and conservation efforts that could, quite literally, change the world. at a Google Earth image of the Rio Coco river, which forms much of the border between Honduras and … [Read more...] about The simple yet elusive key to fighting the climate crisis: More trees
Though we’ve never had more ways to connect, many studies suggest that people are getting lonelier, and that sense of loneliness is killing us. advertisement advertisement “Loneliness has a much more complicated effect on mortality, but its effects are just as strong or only slightly less strong than obesity and smoking,” says Dr. Dhruv Khullar, a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital who has written about the impact that social isolation and loneliness has on his patients. While there are many causes, ranging from the technology that’s replaced face-to-face communication to the deterioration of traditional community pillars, such as declining attendance at religious institutions and community centers, one major perpetrator might be the modern workplace. “As people grow more isolated in their work, which comprises more than half of most people’s day, that is in many cases a missed opportunity to interact,” says Khullar. … [Read more...] about Could Working Remotely Be As Bad For Your Health As Smoking?
Consumers these days are short on time, oversaturated with marketing, and bombarded by brands. So how can a company stand apart from the crowd and build genuine connections with their customers? The first step is to look at what’s worked for organizations with strong customer communities. advertisement advertisement At Glimpse 2019, a thought-leadership forum co-hosted by Fast Company and The HydraFacial Company, leaders in industries from retail to technology discussed how they connect with customers—and how they turn those customers into loyal, dedicated fans. Here are five strategies companies can use to build stronger and more genuine connections with their customers. 1. MAKE YOUR EMPLOYEES HAPPY Online retailer Zappos has built a legion of loyal shoppers by delivering a customer experience well beyond what most retailers offer. Its secret: Focus on employee happiness first. “Employee happiness is near and dear to our heart,” said Audrea Hopper, … [Read more...] about Five ways companies can turn regular customers into devoted fans
Thinking of staying home this Friday night and wallowing on your couch? It’s not just the tub of ice cream that you’ll consume that’ll do you in. It turns out maintaining friendships is equally important to long-term health. advertisement advertisement Social networks–the real kind, consisting of people you know and see in person and not on Facebook or Twitter–are as important to your health as exercise and diet, a new study finds. What’s more, the number social ties you have directly affects your health. The report, out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, details the kinds of social connections that are important at each stage of our lives. When young and old, the total number of friends we have is important, whereas in our middle years, we need fewer but deeper relationships. The study set out to see how our social connections affect us as we age and found that they have a profound physiological impact. Pulling data from … [Read more...] about Stop Being A Loner, It’ll Kill You