If you’ve made it to this article, you’re probably at least thinking about getting a gift for your pet these holidays. You’re not alone: A 2018 report from Nielsen found that 65% of pet owners bought their pet a birthday or holiday present. Additionally, 95% of pet owners said they considered their pets to be members of the family. So go ahead, get a stocking for Fido, Spike, Whiskers, Scooby—all the silly or serious-named pets in your life. Not sure where to start? Here are eight well-designed, tech-savvy, and downright fun gifts for your four-legged family member(s). advertisement advertisement Fi Smart CollarIf the term “smart collar” doesn’t make much sense, let me interpret: the new Fi collar is basically an Apple Watch for your pooch. The Bluetooth-enabled collar keeps track of your dogs’ activity and also acts as a tracking device—so you always know exactly where they are, no matter how near or far you are. Fi … [Read more...] about 65% of owners buy their pets holiday gifts. Here’s what to get your dog
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Will it be ‘third time lucky’ for Richard Branson in Mumbai? The founder of British airline Virgin Atlantic surely hopes so. In October, the carrier for the third time in its 20-year history in India, launched services between Mumbai and London.Virgin Atlantic first pulled back from Mumbai in 2008. Four years later, it relaunched with much fanfare only to pull back in 2015. All the while, Virgin Atlantic continued with its Delhi-London flights. The British capital is the busiest long haul destination from India. While giving out hope that there won't be a fourth time, Branson underlined that it was an opportune time for his airline to come back to Mumbai. His colleague Juha Jarvinen, EVP, Commercial, explained: "In the last five years, the market in Mumbai has grown by 25 percent. And, despite Virgin Atlantic launching services, the capacity in the Mumbai-London route is still down 35-40 percent (compared to 2018)." The opportunity has come up after Jet Airways, which … [Read more...] about Mumbai calling for Virgin Atlantic: Will it be ‘third time lucky’ for Richard Branson?
Food writer Mark Bittman, one of America’s most vocal proponents for part-time veganism, has joined The Purple Carrot, a plant-based meal-kit startup. advertisement advertisement Bittman becomes a partner and the company’s chief innovation officer. The Boston-based company—which launched last year, delivering to 25 states on the East Coast—also announced today it is expanding operations to the West Coast, thanks to a new distribution center in Los Angeles that will serve California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. “With this 10-year history I have of advocating for part-time veganism, this company is exactly right,” Bittman told Fast Company. “I feel like a lot of people want to eat more plant-based food but don’t know how, and this is a solution. If you do this, you know that two or three nights a week, you’ll be eating plant-based food.” In his new role, Bittman will be be … [Read more...] about Mark Bittman Joins The Purple Carrot, Makes It Easier For You To Eat Your Vegetables
Without a doubt, the social media sensation of 2019 has been TikTok. The platform has exploded in popularity with teens and young adults (though it’s also been mired in controversy). And as with other social media platforms, TikTok has revealed a year-end retrospective revealing the top videos, memes, and artists of 2019. advertisement TikTok’s top viral video: David Dobrik and Nick Uhas’ crazy take on Elephant Toothpaste – @daviddobrik TikTok’s top meme: #POV TikTok’s top artist: Lil Nas X TikTok’s top celebrity: Will Smith TikTok’s top breakout creator: @zachking TikTok’s top dance trend: The Woah TikTok’s top creative effect: Face Zoom TikTok’s top pet and animal video: A pro chicken hunter, who was saved from a cage, gets the best birthday gift – @strykerthecat TikTok’s top sports highlight: Donating your phone to frisbee parkour – @brodiesmith You can check out … [Read more...] about These are the top TikTok videos, memes, and artists of 2019
Think about the last time you were on a conference call with someone in a different location. Did you run into any communication challenges–technical, or otherwise? Did you find yourself trying to speak up but failing to get a word in? If there were multiple people on that call, did you find that everyone was able to participate? advertisement advertisement Remote meetings are becoming increasingly commonplace. Not everyone you work with is able to sit down in the same room with you. For many of us, most of our meetings now include remote employees or team members from across the globe. That’s the trend we started to see at HubSpot. As we expand globally, more and more of our meetings and teams are spread out across our different offices. That doesn’t just mean waking up early or staying up late to have a call with colleagues in Sydney. It means learning to work with our colleagues in a completely different (and potentially challenging) way. After talking to … [Read more...] about What My Team Discovered When We All Worked Remotely For A Week