Why you should be using Google Home Routines | Digital Trends

If you’ve finally jumped into the smart home world by picking up a Google Nest Hub or other Google Home-compatible gadgets, you might think setting up Routines is something to postpone until you become an expert. After all, coming to terms with your new smart home might take a few days — and Routines can often sound like a complex feature that’s best saved for a rainy day.

However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Routines are shockingly easy to use, and they allow you to harness the full power of your smart home. Here’s a look at what Routines are, how they work, and why you’ll want to start using them as soon as possible.

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How to attract more people to your first brick-and-mortar store | The Startup Magazine

Opening your first-ever store is incredibly exciting. You’ve spent months fitting out and decorating, and now it’s time to fling open the doors and invite your first potential customers over the threshold of your brick-and-mortar store.

The problem is, unless you’re in a really high footfall area, simply having a store with an ‘Open’ sign on the door won’t be enough to start driving sales through the til.

If you’re about to launch your own shop, or have an existing store and would like more people through the door, here are some things to consider.

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Is this a banking crisis – how worried should I be? | BBC News

The news is full of emergency meetings, central banks offering credit lifelines and tumbling bank shares.

No wonder people are asking: is this the start of another financial crisis?

Politicians, including the UK prime minister, and central banks, say the situation is now stable. But banking shares have continued to fluctuate.

So how bad is this and what does it mean for you?

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AWS takes a hit in latest round of Amazon layoffs | TechCrunch

When Amazon announced it was laying off another 9,000 employees today, AWS employees were not exempt with Amazon CEO (and former AWS CEO) Andy Jassy announcing the cloud division would be included into today’s round.

TechCrunch is hearing that around 10% of today’s total came from AWS. The company would not confirm those numbers, instead referring to Jassy’s memo to employees that was published this morning as the gist of its statement.

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Clean Energy Electricity | Cool Business Ideas

While most of us will never bear witness to them, many of the world’s smallest organisms have some incredible means of survival. Some soil bacteria, for example, can gobble up hydrogen from the air and use it for fuel if starved of any other food.

It’s exactly this microbiological trickery that set researchers from Monash University in Australia on a long path to locating and isolating an enzyme from Mycobacterium smegmatis that processes the consumed hydrogen and outputs it as electricity. Now, this has the potential to be harnessed for use to power things such as small devices and implants.

“We’ve known for some time that bacteria can use the trace hydrogen in the air as a source of energy to help them grow and survive, including in Antarctic soils, volcanic craters, and the deep ocean,” said Chris Greening, microbiology professor at Monash and co-lead of this study. “But we didn’t know how they did this, until now.”

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Carnival Cruises Will Now Charge You a $500 Fee if You Do This | Entrepreneur

Carnival Cruise Line hopes its guests relax and have fun on its fleet — up to a point.

The company is informing customers ahead of spring break that unruly passengers could be hit with a $500 fine and required to disembark prematurely, Fox News reported.

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Twitter now shows bookmark counts on tweets | Mashable

Twitter has slapped yet another social media stat on users’ tweets: Bookmark counts.

On Thursday, Twitter started to roll out analytics onto tweets that show how many times a tweet has been bookmarked(Opens in a new tab). As of publishing time, the bookmark count stat is only showing up on Twitter’s iOS apps but will soon expand and be displayed on Twitter for web and other platforms too.

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Unlike last year, this tax season has been going smoothly | CNN Business

The past two tax-filing seasons were fraught with aggravations, delays, last-minute changes and huge backlogs at the IRS. But by comparison, this year’s tax-filing season has been going relatively smoothly, tax preparers say.

“After a few years of pandemic-related updates, mid-tax season IRS guidance, last-minute tax law changes and more, the ‘quiet’ is a welcome change to many,” the National Association of Tax Preparers said in a statement

Indeed, the most recent filing season statistics from the IRS indicate more returns are being processed and more refunds are being issued than at the same point last year.

For example, the IRS reports that as of the week ending March 3 it had sent out 11% more refunds than it had during the same week a year ago. Even though the IRS has processed more refunds at t

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Prostate cancer treatments can be avoided or delayed in many cases, huge study finds | Live Science

Many men with prostate cancer can delay or skip harsh treatments, such as surgery or radiation, without undermining their chances of survival, a decades-long study finds.

Instead, they can have their cancer “actively monitored” following diagnosis, rather than having their prostate removed or exposed to high-energy radiation. Such treatments can cause long-lasting side effects, such as urinary leakage, erectile dysfunction, and other problems with urinary, bowel, and sexual function.

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Tax Tips for Small Business Owners | Business News Daily

Tax season can be complicated, especially for businesses. This advice from tax experts can help make managing your taxes easier.

Keeping up with tax obligations and setting money aside to meet your liability is an important part of running your business.

The tax tips from experts quoted in this article can help make your business’s tax compliance easier and less painful.

Good tax planning and preparation can save you money and improve cash flow.

This article is for small business owners who want to lower the stress of tax compliance while saving money on their tax bill.

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