Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin After successfully launching in Malaysia in 2018 and enjoying runs in Qatar and Thailand, Whimsy, a one-of-a-kind dining experience, landed stateside in April at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. The storied 172-room property located just steps from The White House on Black Lives Matter Plaza – it opened in 1926, and remains an important social hub in the nation’s capital – is offering reservations for Whimsy through the end of this year. What makes it a can’t-miss event is how it whimsically (hence, the name) engages all five senses, thanks to the help of cutting-edge, 360-degree projection technology. Over the course of five dishes that are as pleasing to the eyes as they are to the palate, diners are immersed in colorful sights and vibrant sounds to help illustrate the story behind each culinary creation. The Royal Caviar-topped diver scallop course, for example, is presented in its shell on a dish surrounded by smaller … [Read more...] about Discover Whimsy Dinners, Champagne Sabrage, And The Best Bloody Marys At The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
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Regular readers of this column know that I almost never write about my personal life. I figure this column isn't about me; it's about making readers more successful. However, my editor asked me to write about what made me passionate about my job, so here goes. I'm going to explain how my passion for writing led me to this, my dream job, and how the years I spent avoiding my dream job turned out to be essential to achieving it. I'll start with some background. I always knew I was supposed to be a writer. I wrote (dictated) my first story when I was four. By age eight, I was creating hand-drawn newspapers with stories about dinosaurs. At age 14, I bought my own printing press and began publishing my own newsletter. By high school, I was writing nonfiction at a college level (e.g., 35 pages of "Analysis of Marijuana Usage in Contemporary California") and writing almost readable pastiches of Kafka and Lovecraft. Whilst in college, I had my first short story … [Read more...] about How to Do What You Love for a Living
- A + A CHICAGO/LONDON (June 30): Skeptics have long made a sport of predicting that the decade-long rally in technology stocks was destined to reverse. At the halfway point of 2022, it seems like this is the year when they will be proven right. The Nasdaq 100 Index has tumbled by almost a third this year, including a 0.9% drop on Thursday, erasing some US$5.4 trillion in value in a selloff that has left few stocks unscathed. The benchmark, which gets half its value from tech, is on track for its biggest calendar-year decline ever. And it’s hard to make a convincing case for a market recovery in the second half: Investors are pricing in further interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve as the central bank tries to combat inflation, sparking concern that the global economy will tip into recession. Analysts are beginning to cut earnings estimates for technology companies as a result. “The issue is that we haven’t really seen inflation like this in … [Read more...] about Technology stocks head for historic wipeout as US economy cools
Yesterday, LinkedIn published research that indicates that 75 percent of 25-to-33-year-olds have experienced a quarter-life crisis, defined as "a period of insecurity and doubt that many people in their mid-20s to early 30s go through surrounding their career, relationships, and finances." Here are some highlights of the survey (which was conducted by Censuswide on behalf of LinkedIn among over 6,000 participants aged 25-to-33 across the United States, United Kingdom, India, and Australia): Nearly 80 percent of those aged 25-to-33 have felt under pressure to succeed in relationships, career, or finances before hitting 30. Finding a job or career that they're passionate about is the top reason this age group feels anxious (61 percent), even more so than about finding a life partner (47 percent) or dealing with student debt (22 percent). Nearly half (48 percent) say comparing themselves to their more successful friends has caused them anxiety, with women feeling this … [Read more...] about Are You Facing a ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’? Here’s What You Need to Do
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin We are in a time of high inflation and for a small business owner, that means you need to review your pricing. Prices are increasing everywhere, and the cost of your material and labor is likely to grow and shrink your profit margins. Often, small business owners believe that when the cost of producing their products increases, they should absorb that cost. However, it would be best if you raised your prices as you need to ensure that your profit margins remain healthy. Small business owners are currently getting slammed from all angles. There are cost increases, manufacturing delays, and shipping issues. But it would be best if you stayed on top of your pricing strategies to remain profitable in your business. Jacqueline Snyder and Minna Khounlo-Sithep are the business coaches at The Product Boss , where they support product-based businesses and teach pricing strategies to their clients. They have been there, … [Read more...] about How To Handle Shrinking Profit Margins During Times Of High Inflation