Monthly Archives: June 2019

She Was Told ‘No’ 100 Times. Now This 31-Year-Old Female Founder Runs a $1 Billion Business. | Entrepreneur

So much of success is knowing when to stay the course, even when you’re met with rejection after rejection.

30-year-old Melanie Perkins has been launching creative businesses since she was a teenager. Her first venture, designing and selling handmade scarves to sell in her hometown of Perth, Australia, was launched when she was just 14.

At the age of 22, Perkins founded her next company, an online system for schools to design their yearbooks called Fusion Books. Today, Fusion Books is the largest yearbook publisher in Australia and has a presence in France and New Zealand.

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Getting Out of an Upside-Down Car Loan | Getentrepreneurial.com

Young man in luxury sports car

As this is being written the average loan term for a new car is 65 months — or just over five years. Experts caution buyers to avoid going longer because of the risks extended loan terms entail. One of the most significant of these risks is owing more for the car than its market value — or becoming “upside down” in the loan.

It’s also just one of several ways that can happen.

Fortunately, getting out of an upside-down car loan is doable.

But it will cost you.

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Magnetic metamaterial amplifies MRI for clearer images in less time | New Atlas

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a great tool for diagnosing disease in different organs and tissues, but it can be costly and cumbersome. Now, engineers at the Boston University Photonics Center have developed a new device, small enough for a patient to wear inside the machine, that could boost the signal and provide higher-resolution images at lower magnetic strengths.

MRI may be safer than other imaging techniques like X-ray, but it’s still not the most pleasant experience. Patients have to lie perfectly still for an hour or more, as a loud and claustrophobic machine scans their body. The latest MRI machines crank up the power of the magnetic field to get higher-resolution images, but that stronger field can interfere with things outside the machine itself.

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Space10 and EFFEKT develop subscription-based housing | Dezeen

IKEA’s research lab Space10 has teamed up with architecture studio EFFEKT on The Urban Village Project, a vision for subscription-based housing that brings together people of different generations and encourages them to share facilities.

Both based in Copenhagen, Space10 and EFFEKT have developed a number of policies to move towards more communal living, or co-living.

These include shared daycare and transport, local water harvesting, communal dining and urban farming initiatives.

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Amazon Restaurants food delivery service is shutting down | Mashable

Sorry to those who loved ordering food deliveries from Amazon, but those days are over.

More specifically, the days of Amazon Restaurants are over. GeekWire reported on Tuesday that Amazon had shut down the in-house food delivery service about four years after its launch. That means customers in more than 20 U.S. markets will likely have to turn to competitors like GrubHub and UberEats to satiate their hunger.

The official shutdown date is June 24, Amazon told GeekWire.

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Boeing reports no orders for second straight month | CNN

Boeing reported no new commercial aircraft orders in May. It was the second straight month that Boeing’s orders were at a standstill in the face of the 737 Max crisis.

The drop in orders isn’t only because of the grounding of the 737 Max. Boeing also has a massive backorder of about 5,000 planes. Many of its customers do not need to place orders for additional jets right now.

Next week is also the Paris Air Show, the key industry trade show for the year, at which Boeing and rival Airbus typically like to announce orders. So May is often a slower month for new orders.

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Study Says Millennials Embrace Job-Hopping | Business News Daily

For many years, having a career meant finding an employer and sticking with it until retirement. However, according to a new survey, millennials are likely to change jobs frequently, and they see that as a necessary step for career advancement.

The 2019 Millennial Manager Workplace Survey, released earlier today by Akumina, reports that 75% of millennials believe that constantly changing jobs advanced their careers. The survey’s data is based on information provided by more than 1,000 mid- to executive-level managers between the ages of 18 and 36 years old. The company conducted the survey to “gain insights into the realities of millennial managers’ career journeys, workplace needs and technology preferences.”

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Night Owls and Morning Larks, Make Room for ‘Afternoon People’ and ‘Nappers’ | Live Science

If you don’t quite fit in among the morning people or night owls, well, you might soon have your own, more relatable, sleep category.

Now, researchers propose two more so-called chronotypes: the “afternoon” person and the “napper.” A chronotype is defined by the time of day a person is most alert and sleepiest.

A group of researchers in Belgium created and distributed a short online survey to over 1,300 people, ages 12 to 90, asking them questions about their sleep habits and tiredness levels throughout the day. They then analyzed the results in collaboration with a group in Russia.

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Why Negative Self Talk Is Bad for You (And How to End It in 3 Steps)| Life Hack

Everyone I met in my life wants unlimited opportunities, better relationships, a healthy body, a forgiving heart, a sharp mind, amazing skills, and financial security… If we all want these things, how come we can not accomplish them?

I think the reason why many of us can’t cannot accomplish them is because we have a critical inner voice inside our head that tends to be negative and convincing. We have a negative self-talk.

Our inner voice is trying to convince us that we are not smart enough, strong enough or good enough to do what we want to do in life. This invisible enemy is harmful and it inhibits us from pursuing the life that we deserve. It leads to anxiety and depression.

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Six Approaches to the Basics of Entrepreneurial Self Care | Marketing for Hippies

So, let’s talk about self care.

But first, let’s let Audre Lorde talk about it: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

It’s easy to want to dismiss self-care as giving up or giving too little. But it might actually be a type of resistance.

Brianna Wiest also has something vital to say here,

“Self-care is often a very unbeautiful thing. It is making a spreadsheet of your debt and enforcing a morning routine and cooking yourself healthy meals and no longer just running from your problems and calling the distraction a solution.

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