Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Style | Watches Are Yet Another Easy Way Rich People Make Their Money Into More Money The high-end watch market is a strong investment vehicle for wealthy people. Details of a 1966 Rolex Submariner, reference 5513, featuring a gilt, meters-first dial; a "long 5" bezel; a so-called Bart Simpson crown logo; and plenty of patina. Listed for sale at $60,000. Credit Credit Greyson Korhonen/Hodinkee Supported by ByAlex Williams March 20, 2019 As These next-generation collectors see old timepieces not just as a subtly stylish way to dress up a T-shirt and jeans, but also as a hot new asset in their investment portfolios. In a market where stocks, bonds and real estate seem at an unsteady peak, do vintage watches present a Bitcoin-in-2017-like growth opportunity? Or are they in a Bitcoin-in-2017-like bubble? Time — elegantly monitored — … [Read more...] about Watches Are Yet Another Easy Way Rich People Make Their Money Into More Money
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Jacob Roach, provided by Published 11:45 am CST, Thursday, February 14, 2019 TheInsider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Urbanears Urbanears' Plattan 2s are a great pair of on-ear headphones that describes your individuality without breaking the bank. The wired version is only $50. However, the low price also comes with some concessions. While expertly crafted, the Plattan 2s aren't the most comfortable pair of headphones around and come with some audio issues, particularly in dense arrangements. If you're always on the go, though, that's an easy to trade-off to make considering how durable and light they are. Urbanears is an audio brand based out of Scandinavia that wants your audio gear to be a statement about you. With its products, Urbanears hopes you can "transcend individuality and unify the sound experience." Particularly, the … [Read more...] about Urbanears’ $50 on-ear headphones have good sound for the price, and their collapsible design makes them great for travel
When we look back on 2018, we might think of it as the Year of the Ban, and we might regret it. Across Australia, both governments and retailers introduced bans on plastic items like single-use shopping bags and drinking straws. When we look at their narratives, it comes down to something like: “We understand our constituents and customers are concerned about plastic’s impact on our environment, especially marine systems”. They may well be, and there’s little scientific doubt that disposed plastic can harm and kill what lives in water. However, bans don’t address a bigger picture around plastics, the global and local environment, and the Australian economy. And this is a problem. Bans are like bullets. You can only fire them one time, and you really need a clear target to shoot at. Indeed, bans assume there’s something very dangerous about plastic per se and therefore we need to avoid the danger. When we build public policy this way, we don’t … [Read more...] about Tackling the plastic problem means Australia needs to think much bigger than straws and shopping bags
Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Sep 7, 2018 It is Eid al-Adha, one of the holiest days of the Islamic calendar, and Detroit’s next full-term congresswoman — who in November is expected to become one of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. House — is rolling through southwest Detroit, snapping pictures of homes with her cell phone. “I’m texting these to the commander right now,” Rashida Tlaib says, tapping away. Let’s just say it’s not your typical visit with a politician, with her doing the driving and no staffers or handlers around. But then, Tlaib (pronounced tah-LEEB), a 42-year-old social justice lawyer, activist and former state representative, is not your everyday office-seeker. A couple of hours before, the divorced mother of two young boys rushed into her office in the Cass Corridor after Eid al-Adha prayers at the Islamic Center of Detroit on Tireman, late for a meeting, … [Read more...] about Rashida Tlaib set to make history as Detroit’s congresswoman
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Museum conservators are racing to figure out how to preserve modern artworks and historical objects that are disintegrating. ByXiaoZhi Lim Aug. 28, 2018 LOS ANGELES — The custodians of Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit at the National Air and Space Museum saw it coming. A marvel of human engineering, the suit is made of 21 layers of various plastics: nylon, neoprene, Mylar, Dacron, Kapton and Teflon. The rubbery neoprene layer would pose the biggest problem. Although invisible, buried deep between the other layers, the suit’s caretakers knew the neoprene would harden and become brittle with age, eventually making the suit stiff as a board. In January 2006, the Armstrong suit, a national treasure, was taken off display and stored to slow the degradation. Of an estimated 8,300 … [Read more...] about These Cultural Treasures Are Made of Plastic. Now They’re Falling Apart.