Small population tourist magnets have a tough time managing the hordes

The problem that Venice faces with monstrously large cruise ships whose population and trash threaten to degrade the very place the visitors want to see is neither a new one nor unique. I have a particular interest in the island of Bonaire, a part of a Dutch municipality that happens to be located about 50 … Continue reading Small population tourist magnets have a tough time managing the hordes

MoviePass was even more of a scam than we realized

https://www.vox.com/22526008/moviepass-ftc-complaint-password-block-scam MoviePass was even shadier than we thought The service’s most devoted users were apparently getting scammed by the company.By Alissa Wilkinson@alissamariealissa@vox.com  Jun 9, 2021, 3:20pm EDT New FTC complaints allege that MoviePass was up to some shady stuff. Remember MoviePass? Remember that brief, glorious period during which 3 million of us paid about 10 bucks a … Continue reading MoviePass was even more of a scam than we realized

Why your Uber/Lyft ride in NYC is suddenly costing a fortune

https://www.curbed.com/2021/06/uber-lyft-expensive-new-york-city.html Why Your Uber Ride Is Suddenly Costing a Fortune June 4, 2021 The lockdown ended. The curfews were lifted. And just as New Yorkers started to peel off their masks and make their way back out into the world, they were confronted by a rather rude reopening reality. Ride-hailing prices are up — way … Continue reading Why your Uber/Lyft ride in NYC is suddenly costing a fortune

Little island beats a big mining company and preserves its home

The little island that won: how a tiny Pacific community fought off a giant mining company A proposal to mine 60% of Wagina for bauxite was met with outrage by locals and became a landmark case in Solomon Islands Mining in the Pacific: a blessing and a curseRead more of our Pacific Plunder series here Dorothy … Continue reading Little island beats a big mining company and preserves its home

More on the unlikely victory for the world’s climate at Exxon’s annual meeting

I love the argument being made here -- because it makes sense. The climate crisis is already upon us. The fossil fuel companies still have massive assets and a huge amount of power they could exert to move us along the path that MUST be taken to protect the financial and population centers of the … Continue reading More on the unlikely victory for the world’s climate at Exxon’s annual meeting

Amazon Prime members can get a quick $10 credit with this Prime Day deal

Note that you can buy the gift card for yourself. https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/06/02/prime-members-get-a-10-credit-with-40-amazon-prime-day-gift-card?  By Christine McKee | Jun 02, 2021    With Prime Day officially starting June 21, shoppers can gear up for the big day ahead of time with a bonus $10 credit when you spend $40 on an Amazon Prime Day gift card. Amazon Prime Day deal To secure the … Continue reading Amazon Prime members can get a quick $10 credit with this Prime Day deal

Looking for fresh perspectives in your business — try this fiction

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/30/skip-the-business-books-this-summer-these-fiction-reads-will-offer-fresh-perspectives.html Skip the business books this summer, says leadership expert: These 7 works of fiction will offer fresh perspectives Published Sun, May 30 202110:00 AM EDT Business books may be able to explain why it’s important to leverage diverse perspectives, but they tend to be too model-driven to adequately reflect the complexities of the real world. For … Continue reading Looking for fresh perspectives in your business — try this fiction

Heading out into the big bad world from college — apps to help

Many critical decisions need to be made almost immediately after obtaining the first job after your degree -- and almost no guidance has been given about these practicalities. Here are some apps that can help. https://www.wsj.com/articles/hey-2021-grads-these-apps-can-prepare-you-for-adulting-11622289600? Hey, 2021 Grads, These Apps Can Prepare You for Adulting Life after college is full of decisions about 401(k)s, … Continue reading Heading out into the big bad world from college — apps to help

Apple Watch sees 50% increase in demand in one year

http://www.appleworld.today/2021/05/27/apple-watch-sees-50-year-over-year-increase-in-demand-in-quarter-one/ APPLE WATCH SEES 50% YEAR-OVER-YEAR INCREASE IN DEMAND IN QUARTER ONE NewsWatchDennis SellersMay 27, 2021posted on May. 27, 2021 at 6:44 am Global smartwatch shipments in quarter one of 2021 grew 35% year-over-year, according to Counterpoint Research’s recently published Global Smartwatch Model Tracker.  The research group says that Apple maintained its leadership position, catalyzing the overall … Continue reading Apple Watch sees 50% increase in demand in one year

Jane Austen would be right at home writing about getting into the “right” college

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/05/marriage-college-status-meritocracy/618795/ How College Became a Ruthless Competition Divorced From Learning It is a truth universally acknowledged that elite parents, in possession of excellent jobs, want to get their kids into college. MAY 6, 2021 Daniel Markovits Professor at Yale Law School and the author of The Meritocracy Trap It is a truth universally acknowledged,” Jane Austen begins Pride … Continue reading Jane Austen would be right at home writing about getting into the “right” college

For those who’d like a Short article about bitcoin (from Bloomberg)

Bitcoin’s Wild Roller Coaster Ride Continues   May 28, 2021, 8:13 am EDT  Bloomberg Bitcoin is becoming a battleground stock, just like Tesla. Wall Street target prices for the electric vehicle maker range from about $100 to $1,200 a share. That means more volatility for traders. Bitcoin, of course, isn’t an actual stock. There is no Bitcoin … Continue reading For those who’d like a Short article about bitcoin (from Bloomberg)

Small-business owners scoring dream spots in Manhattan

Some businesses thrive and some fail. Altho the focus during the pandemic has been on the economic disasters that have hit so many businesses, the newly vacant space has prevented an irresistable opportunity for those with the dreams and resources. After all, NYC is still the place where many would love to thrive. https://www.npr.org/2021/05/25/999064347/small-business-owners-are-scoring-dream-spots-in-the-most-cutthroat-market-manha? Small-Business … Continue reading Small-business owners scoring dream spots in Manhattan