Monthly Archives: August 2021

Cars have been guzzling leaded gasoline for 99 years. Not any more | CNN

Nearly a century of leaded gasoline use on roads around the world has come to an end, the UN Environment Programme announced Monday, after Algerian service stations stopped selling the fuel last month.

Leaded gasoline — which contains the compound tetraethyllead and is linked to serious health problems — was first patented for use in 1922, allowing cars to use higher compression ratios, making them more powerful. By the 1970s, it was present in almost all gasoline worldwide.

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What chronic fatigue syndrome can teach us about ‘long COVID’ | Live Science

Brain fog. Fatigue. Sleep problems. These symptoms plague many people with “long COVID” for weeks or months after recovering from COVID-19. But these symptoms are also remarkably similar to those of another disorder that’s been studied for decades: myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), which is characterized partly by unexplained fatigue.

Researchers hypothesize that the two conditions may have similar causes. They also hope that existing knowledge about ME/CFS might be able to help some long COVID patients and that the study of long COVID may spur treatments for ME/CFS and better care for patients.

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The Difference Between Gross and Net Revenue |

Gross revenue and net revenue are distinct from each other, but both are important for small businesses to track.

  • Gross revenue is the amount of money a business brings in from sales in a given period.
  • Net revenue is the amount of money a business brings in from sales in a given period minus the expenses it incurred over the same period.
  • Gross revenue tells you how many sales your business is driving, while net revenue compares your income to your expenses.
  • This article is for business owners who want to improve their financial literacy and accounting practices.

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What Is a Whole Food Diet And Does It Really Work? | Life Hack

I’ve been a dietitian now for a long time (more years than I care to mention), and if there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that fad diets are best avoided. This is why I’m so pleased that whole food diets are being talked about more and more.

Rather than a “diet,” I prefer to think of a whole food diet as a way of life. Eating this way is balanced, and it is a great way to support your all-around body health and longevity. Plus, it’s delicious and—in my opinion—not limiting either, which is a massive bonus.

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Manchester City’s soccer stadium now offers edible coffee cups | Fast Company

The Premier League, the most-watched league in the world, has restarted—with the thrill of fans back in the stands. Already, reigning champion Manchester City has bought breakout star Jack Grealish for a record £100 million, is mired in a tug of war for striker Harry Kane, and was dealt an unexpected opening game loss against Tottenham. But, the team’s quirkiest development this season may be off the pitch, over in the concessions stands.

Starting this weekend with Man City’s first home game, and throughout the season, Etihad Stadium will be serving hot drinks in edible coffee cups. The receptacles are made of wafer and keep their form when containing coffee, tea, or hot chocolate—and, crucially, don’t end up in the trash. The club announced the trial of the edible cups as part of a range of new concession-stand offerings for the upcoming season, many of which address environmental sustainability.

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Bitcoin’s Biggest Corporate Investor Buys Another $177 Million | Forbes

Data analytics firm MicroStrategy, which owns more bitcoin than any other corporation in the world, announced another big investment in the world’s largest cryptocurrency on Tuesday morning, doubling down on its staggering commitment as the nascent market recovers from a $1 trillion crash this year.

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Redomestication: How to Move an LLC or Corporation |

Redomestication refers to when a business changes the state that’s considered its home state (also known as its “domicile state”). It’s a process that shifts a company’s charter to a different state, altering its residence.

Before I get into what’s involved with redomestication, let’s first talk about “domestication” and a business’s domicile.

Business domestication and domicile

Generally, a limited liability company or corporation’s domicile state is the state where the business was legally formed. Domestication, establishing a home state, gets completed by filing forms called Articles of Organization (LLC) or Articles of Incorporation (corporation). The domicile is usually where the principal place of business resides.

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18% of Remote Workers Only Spend 1 Hour a Day on Core Job Functions | Small Business Trends

18% of remote workers spend just one hour a day working on core job tasks. 83% of people working from home spend 1 – 3 hours a day fixing errors, while 81% spend less than three hours a day on creative work.

These statistics involving the daily work function habits of remote employees were unveiled in a survey by Zapier, providers of automation for small businesses.

Core Function Jobs are Being Neglected

Determined to find out how remote workers are spending their time, Zapier surveyed 1,000 knowledge workers from small businesses across the United States.

With remote working having become the ‘new norm’ for many businesses and their employees, it’s important that employers have an understanding as to how remote teams are spending their time.

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Benefits of Paperless Payroll |

Most businesses stand to benefit substantially from paperless payroll platforms, though electronic payroll might not perfectly fit all companies.

As evermore business needs go digital, payroll follows suit: Paper checks and manual payroll tabulation are largely on the way out in favor of paperless payroll. Below, learn everything you should know as you consider making the switch.

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Standing Desks Lack Designs for Comfort and Convenience | Digital Trends

One of the new additions that became a critical part of my home office during the pandemic was a standing desk. You’ve probably read all about the wonders and joys they have to offer, but after using one for several months, I realized that the majority of them lack designs that prioritize comfort and convenience. Just look at the available crop out there, most of which are simple tabletops fastened to an adjustable base that goes up and down. But that all changed after switching to a different standing desk.

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