Monthly Archives: June 2019

YouTube will now let you block recommendations from specific channels | Mashable

Most people who regularly use YouTube would probably admit that the site’s recommendation engine is a little wonky. For every time it shows you something you might genuinely want to see, it brings you something random at best and reprehensible at worst.

While it might take years for YouTube to fix all of its problems, it’s making one change to hopefully make the site better for its users. YouTube outlined a handful of new features that are coming soon to its website and mobile apps on the YouTube blog on Wednesday, including the ability to never see recommendations from specific channels.

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General Mills: Pet food sales pop but snack demand down | CNN

Americans are splurging on food for their cats and dogs — but not snacks for them and their kids. That’s not great news for General Mills.

Shares of General Mills (GIS), the owner of Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Yoplait, fell 7% in early trading Wednesday after the company reported its latest quarterly results. That made General Mills the worst performing stock in the S&P 500.

Sales missed forecasts, despite soaring demand for the company’s Blue Buffalo pet food.

The weaker-than-expected revenue was largely because of a 2% drop in sales in its North American retail unit, the division that includes Annie’s branded cheddar bunnies, Chex, Fruit Snacks and the Fiber One and Nature Valley brands of bars.

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Barefoot Walking Gives You Calluses That Are Even Better for Your Feet Than Shoes, Study Suggests | Live Science

Ah, summer. Soft breeze in your hair, grass between your toes, nasty calluses on your feet from going barefoot…

Don’t fear those calluses, though. New research has revealed that foot calluses — thickened skin that forms naturally when one walks barefoot — have evolved to protect the feet and provide for comfortable walking in perhaps ways that shoes can’t match.

Unlike shoes, foot calluses offer protection without compromising sensitivity or gait, according to a study published today (June 26) online in the journal Nature. Shoes, in contrast, reduce sensitivity in the foot and alter the way that the impact forces transfer from the foot to joints higher up the leg.

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Top Tips for Writing Better Job Descriptions | Business News Daily

Wonder why you’re not getting great job applicants? You might want to take a closer look at how you write your job descriptions.

As the unemployment rate falls and the battle for talent heats up, job listings are becoming much more competitive.

For every great job description, there are many more that simply list keywords related to job duties, tasks, qualifications and experience requirements. While it’s easy to write job descriptions that are simply lists of keywords, these descriptions are hard for applicants to read and understand. They also attract job seekers who are mass-applying to jobs – and who might not be a good fit for your organization.

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The Real Reason Why You Hate Working (And How to Turn It Around) | Life Hack

Have you ever asked yourself, why do I hate working? Is it the people, what I do, or is it something else entirely? Studies show that people are becoming less happy with their jobs and personal life. According to the General Social Survey,

On a scale of 1 to 3, where 1 represents “not too happy” and 3 means “very happy,” Americans on average give themselves a 2.18 — just a hair above “pretty happy.”

While that may not sound bad to some, it is considered a significant decline from the happiness levels of the early 1990’s. When you dive into the numbers further, spending time on the internet, listening to music alone, and using social media are all activities correlated with unhappiness.

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Wayfair workers to walk out over furniture sales to migrant camps | Fast Company

Employees at the e-commerce company Wayfair are planning on staging a walkout tomorrow over an alleged decision to sell furniture to BCFS, a government contractor operating camps at the U.S. border that are detaining migrants. According to a tweet from the group of employees, they sent Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah a letter asking for the company to stop doing business with the contractor. Over 500 people allegedly signed the letter.

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The Real Reason Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, And Litecoin Suddenly Rocketed? | Forbes

Bitcoin, ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, and litecoin suddenly rocketed this weekend, with the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, bitcoin, shooting past the psychological $10,000 per bitcoin mark to highs of $11,200 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange.

Ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, and litecoin all made double-digit gains, meanwhile, with the sudden push higher causing many to recall the great bitcoin and cryptocurrency bull run of late 2017 which saw the bitcoin price go from $10,000 per bitcoin to almost $20,000 in under 20 days.

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Entrepreneurs Share 7 Smart Reasons They Use Business Credit Cards |

A business credit card can be much more than a convenient way to pay for purchases. These cards can also provide lucrative rewards, superior fraud protection, and can smooth out cash flow. According to the Federal Reserve’s 2019 Small Business Credit Survey, 52% of firms with 1 to 499 employees use credit cards on a regular basis.

Here, seven small business owners reveal the smartest purchase they ever made on a credit card, and why putting those purchases on plastic was a savvy move. In addition, you’ll learn strategies for making the most of your business credit cards.

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56% of Small Business Owners Have a College Degree | Small Business Trends

Digital technology is disrupting almost everything, which includes education. According to the self employment statistics in FreshBooks’ 2019 Self-Employment in America Report, college education is becoming less of a prerequisite.

The percentage of self-employed professionals with college degrees has decreased considerably in the last couple years. In 2017 it was 64%, followed by 60% in 2018 and it now stands at 56% in 2019. This doesn’t mean people are not getting educated. The only thing that has changed is how they’re getting this education.

A fact which supports this point is how much those with and without college degrees earn. In the past the earning disparity between high school and college graduates was significant, this is no longer the case. The report reveals there is no difference in revenue between businesses founded in the last two years for both groups.

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Delegation is Crucial for Your Small Business’s Health [Use These Tips to Start Delegating Today] | crowdspring Blog

Small business owners often find themselves taking on every task in their company.

But, as a business grows, this hands-on approach becomes harder to maintain.

A business’s ability to evolve depends on its leader’s ability to let go of that death grip on… everything… and learn to delegate without micromanaging.

But, despite the fact that hoarding tasks is exhausting and detrimental to business, it’s still a hard habit to break.

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