You can easily avoid the burden of unnecessary debt by curbing your need for instant gratification and keeping peer pressure at bay. If you require a loan, by any chance, have a sound repayment strategy beforehand and avoid taking on more than what you can handle. … [Read more...] about Roadblocks to financial independence and ways to overcome them
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The trio ran an analysis of the 1,692 largest cities in the world under several different future greenhouse gas concentration models, ultimately finding that the hardest-hit cities could lose almost 11% of their GDP by 2100 under the most extreme scenario, with average losses at about 5.6%. For a city like New York, which had a GDP of $1.33 trillion in 2012, an 11% loss could mean roughly $146 billion. For comparison’s sake, that’s almost double the city budget Mayor de Blasio proposed this year, or roughly what China spends on defense every year. The urban heat island effect would make any attempts to mitigate climate change on a global scale (say, through international treaties or large-scale efforts) way less effective. In short, if cities don’t start mitigating the urban heat island effect, they’ll be in big trouble economically very soon, and the rest of the world will suffer, too. … [Read more...] about The Big, Hot, Expensive Problem Facing Cities Now
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
The Realme 7 Pro has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor found on the Realme 6 Pro and the Oppo Reno4 Pro (first impressions). While performing basic tasks like browsing the web, scrolling through the feed and switching between apps can be done with ease, we were not expecting a great performance in gaming, to be honest. The Realme 6 Pro, during our review period six months ago, introduced some frame drops and lag while playing games like PUBG and Asphalt 8. … [Read more...] about Realme 7 Pro Review: The best smartphone under Rs 20,000 in India?
Even heroes of 9/11 were not spared. A Sikh MTA subway conductor in NYC who physically pushed his train to prevent it from going toward the World Trade Center – saving so many lives – was then segregated by the MTA & made to work away from the public bc of his turban & beard. https://t.co/jOPUFbYipp … [Read more...] about New York Times writer Paul Krugman’s bad 9/11 tweets have united the country—against him