“This is a meditation, just with your body,” begins fitness instructor Taryn Toomey in her deep, gravelly voice, reminiscent of Kathleen Turner. “Feel what your mind is trying to tell you.” advertisement advertisement I am in The Class, billed as a “cathartic mind-body experience” by founder Toomey, who is leading the session in her Tribeca studio. The airy space is outfitted with marble counters, soothing neutral palettes, modern gold-plated fixtures, and wood floors embedded with a layer of rose quartz crystals. Tunes by Florence and the Machine and The XX set the pace of The Class’s routines. As instructed, I am squatting and breathing deeply as a chorus of Lululemon-clad attendees repeatedly shout, “Huh!” in unison. These affluent working women are using sound to (Toomey claims) harness and release energy, treating the class’s mix of cardio exercises, body conditioning, yoga, and meditation as a sort of therapy … [Read more...] about Is This Workout For Your Feelings What American Women Need Right Now?
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My 4-year-old daughter Serena will be 30 in 2041. Assuming that she has a college degree and eight years of work experience, how might she fare in a world dominated by contract workers, fluid teams, human-centered work, persistent pay gaps, blurred work-life boundaries, and biases that have been around since the beginning of time? Well, let’s investigate. advertisement advertisement 1. International Competition Serena was born in 2011, the year the U.S. birth rate dipped to its lowest recorded level. As the U.S. birth rate keeps trending below 2.0 births per woman, that doesn’t mean young women will face less competition for school acceptance and jobs in the coming decades. Instead of vying with other Americans her age, my daughter will fight for a place among hyper-qualified professionals from around the world. While her generation struggles to support the population of adults over 65–projected to triple by mid-century–it will face a global talent … [Read more...] about 6 Workplace Realities Women Will Face In 2040
Listen to the latest episode of Fast Company’s podcast Creative Conversation on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, Google Play, or Stitcher. advertisement Since launching in 2005, Refinery29 has become a powerhouse in media. In addition to its content that fully leans into the intersectionality of women, Refinery29’s influence has extended to reimagining stock photos with Getty back in 2017 through their No Apologies partnership. Refinery29’s annual event 29Rooms started as a way to celebrate its 10th anniversary but has evolved into a cultural staple, selling more than 150,000 tickets to date and traveling to Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. The buzz around Refinery29’s brand was enough for Vice Media to scoop the company up in a recent acquisition reported to be worth $400 million. To get to that level of success, Refinery29 cofounder and executive creative director Piera Gelardi had come to terms with … [Read more...] about The cofounder of Refinery29 has some frank truths about creativity and leadership you need to hear
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on December 5 unanimously decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 5.15 percent in its sixth bi-monthly policy meeting while retaining an accommodative stance.Even though the D-Street was expecting a 25 bps rate cut at the bare minimum, experts say that RBI's decision to maintain the repo rate at 5.1 percent is "not a big deal.""It is a surprise. But, the RBI has already given 135bps repo rate cut, and one policy waiting is not a big deal. We will see another 60-70 bps rate cut in 2020 as inflation will cool off," Kaushik Das, Chief Economist - Deutsche Bank, told CNBC-TV18.Close A rate cut generally augurs well for companies that are debt-laden (as it reduces interest cost), banks as well as, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) as it brings down the cost of funds. For the real estate sector, a fall in interest rates means lower EMIs. related news Bulls to remain on driver's seat till Nifty trades above 11,700 RBI Credit Policy | … [Read more...] about Experts say RBI may cut repo rate by 60-70 bps in 2020; 15 rate-sensitive stocks to bet on
Consumer durables firm Samsung has launched the country's largest and most expensive LED display called 'The Wall'.Priced between Rs 3.5 crore to Rs 12 crore, the MicroLED display - not called a TV - comes in a variety of sizes and ratios. It ranges from 146 inches (370.8 cm) in 4K definition, 219 inches (556.3 cm) in 6K definition, to 292 inch (741.7 cm) in 8K definition.The product is unprecedented and doesn't have competition.Close Among others, the VU Technologies sells 100-inch television sets for Rs 20 lakh. Similarly, LG has an 8k LED television that is not yet available for sale in India but is priced at around Rs 29 lakh globally. related news Oil rises as OPEC weighs deeper output cuts Cadila Healthcare files NDA with DCGI for liver disease drug Saroglitazar Mg IndiGo plane suffers high engine vibrations mid-air; returns to Mumbai The Wall is pegged as an ‘ultra-luxury’ viewing experience, this product comes with a 0.8mm pixel pitch technology. Compared … [Read more...] about Samsung launches The Wall, giant-sized LED costing up to Rs 12 crore