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What’s a little envy between friends?

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The feeling can eat you alive — but only if you let it. Wondering is a series of random questions answered by Harvard experts. For the latest installment, we asked the Kennedy School psychologist Jennifer Lerner to explain friend envy — where it comes from, why it’s so powerful, how we can avoid it. The question…

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Return Home, the first death-tech company to utilize equity crowdfunding.

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The FINANCIAL — Return Home, the world’s only large-scale Terramation facility, has launched the first equity crowdfunding campaign in the death-tech space and has raised over $250,000 from investors in its first weekend online. Terramation, otherwise known as natural organic reduction, utilizes a combination of sensors, software, and specially constructed vessels to gently transform human…

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Number of job starters increased 7% in Q3 2021

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In the third quarter of 2021, the number of recent job starters aged 20-64 in the EU (people who started their current job in the last 3 months) was close to 8.0 million, which represents an increase of 7% compared with the second quarter of 2021 (7.4 million). Men accounted for slightly more of these…

Giving thanks can keep marriages going

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Even in difficult times, making your spouse feel appreciated goes a long way. For resilient marriages, thanks is best given year-round, not just at the holidays. That’s according to University of Georgia researchers at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.…

The Main Dating App Features To Consider

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Dating App Features to Consider…

Nearly Half of Affluent Americans Gave for Pandemic Relief

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The FINANCIAL --In a year dramatically disrupted by the pandemic, affluent Americans’ generosity didn’t waver, according to preliminary findings from the 2021 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households. The vast majority of affluent Americans, nearly 90%, gave to charity in 2020. And nearly half (47%) donated to charitable organizations or financially…

Toddlers Who Use Touchscreens May Be More Distractible

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The FINANCIAL -- The findings are important for the growing debate around the role of screen time on toddlers’ development especially given the increased levels of screen time seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Posting meaningful content is the key to becoming an Instagram influencers

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The FINANCIAL -- The key to becoming a successful Instagram influencer is to post meaningful content, according to new research by emlyon business school.…

Why Female MMA Fighters Deserve Equal Pay

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The subject of equal pay for men and women has been a subject of fierce debate in many industries lately. In the sporting world, one of the types of event that has most ignited this discussion is mixed martial arts (MMA) fights.…

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Daytime Video Usage is the New Norm Among Working Professionals

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The FINANCIAL -- When people around the world retreated to their homes as the COVID-19 pandemic set in early this year, we knew that video consumption, particularly TV usage, would spike. But at the same time, we knew that consumption would gradually return to seasonal averages. Seeing that consumption rise and then normalize during the…

More Spanish beauty shoppers despite lower spending

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The FINANCIAL  — One sector that has already begun to notice the effects of the “new normal” is the beauty industry. After the free fall of sales revenue during lockdown, which showed a decline of 18.8% from the previous year, there are now signs of recovery as the decline has levelled off to only 2.4%. This…

Amex Trendex: Holiday Business Spend Survey

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The FINANCIAL — According to the Amex Trendex: Holiday Business Spend Survey, 78% of small- and mid-size business owners and financial decision makers said payment flexibility is important during this holiday season, with a majority planning to focus their spending on technology (54%), protective equipment (40%), and office supplies (38%). The Holiday Business Spend Survey respondents also said the…

What Worries the World in October 2020?

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The FINANCIAL — Ipsos’ What Worries the World survey tracks public opinion on the most important social and political issues across 27 countries today, drawing on 10 years of data to place the latest scores in context. October’s results show that people worldwide continue to say Coronavirus is one of the main problems facing their…

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Conchata Ferrell, ‘Two and a Half Men’ actress, dies at 77

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Conchata Ferrell, best known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on "Two and a Half Men," died on Tuesday in Sherman Oaks, Calif., Warner Bros. Television confirmed. She was 77.…

the Irish Classical Theatre Company raises the Curtain on its 30th Anniversary Season

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The Irish Classical Theatre Company is kicking off its 30th Anniversary Season with "Sea Marks" by Gardner McKay. A professionally produced, fully staged performance filmed at ICTC's home, The Andrews Theatre, under the new leadership of Executive Artistic Director Kate LoConti Alcocer. This lyrical Irish love story, winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle…

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