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Amazon warehouse workers in Europe protest on Black Friday, calling working conditions ‘inhuman’

Amazon warehouse workers in Europe protest on Black Friday, calling working conditions ‘inhuman’

  On the biggest shopping day of the year, U.K.-based trade union GMB is organizing a protest against Amazon for what it calls “inhuman” conditions for warehouse workers. Amazon has been under a microscope recently as it gets ready to bring 25,000 jobs to each of two new “headquarters” locations in New York and Arlington, [...]

November 24, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Amazon warehouse workers in Europe protest on Black Friday, calling working conditions ‘inhuman’

Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Technology is the second-worst-performing sector in the S&P 500 in the last week, with names such as Applied Materials, Nvidia, Adobeand PayPal among the group’s biggest losers in that time. Here’s what three market watchers said about tech stocks’ next move: Timothy Lesko, principal and partner at Granite Investment Advisors, said the recent downside isn’t all due to rising interest [...]

October 10, 2018 Loknath Das Business, Real Estate Comments Off on Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Using wind power to generate the electricity the US needs could cause a surprising amount of local warming, according to a new study. But wind power would still help the world stop pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which would fight climate change and global warming. There’s concern that fossil fuel interests might misuse this idea to argue [...]

October 5, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

SC ban on construction activity could hit real estate project timelines, lead to litigations

SC ban on construction activity could hit real estate project timelines, lead to litigations

If the stay on construction activities imposed by the Supreme Court in certain states gets extended, it could lead to real estate project delays and litigations, say realty experts. The SC imposed a stay on construction in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Chandigarh for not framing any policy on solid waste management. According to CARE [...]

September 10, 2018 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on SC ban on construction activity could hit real estate project timelines, lead to litigations

Children, Teens Should Not Be On A Paleo Or Gluten-Free Diet

Children, Teens Should Not Be On A Paleo Or Gluten-Free Diet

The low-carb paleo diet has been one of the most searched diets online in recent years. Many of the leading paleo programs actively market to teens, and a few years back, a celebrity chef in Australia even co-wrote a paleo cookbook for babies and kids. Public health officials there warned that the paleo diet, which [...]

August 28, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Children, Teens Should Not Be On A Paleo Or Gluten-Free Diet

Men check things repeatedly, women hoard, finds study on OCD

Men check things repeatedly, women hoard, finds study on OCD

Men are likely to repeatedly check if a door is closed or not; women are likely to hoard things: Empty jars or things they don’t necessarily need. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a very common mental ailment, can affect men and women differently, a study conducted across north India has revealed. Characterised by repetitive behaviour such [...]

August 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Men check things repeatedly, women hoard, finds study on OCD

4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend

4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend

We work 5 days a week and live for the weekend. And if it’s a long weekend that you spot on the horizon, the dreaded week seems to pass quickly. But weekend also brings with it oodles of lazy mornings, weekend bingeing and of course, a break from routine. But should this change in routine [...]

August 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend

Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

Information about vaccines and autism available online can prove to be unreliable as it is often based on old, ‘weak’ scientific studies, and is contributing to the rise in anti-vaccination sentiments, a study has found. For the study researchers carried out a search for ‘vaccines autism’ and then analysed the results for the top 200 [...]

June 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

94% of Diners Will Choose a Restaurant Based on Online Reviews

94% of Diners Will Choose a Restaurant Based on Online Reviews

What goes into the decision-making process when a diner is looking for a restaurant? According to the new TripAdvisor “Influences on Diner Decision-Making” survey, 94% of US diners are influenced by online reviews. The numbers are also quite high in other countries, with French, Spanish, and Italian diners coming in at 90, 91 and 93% [...]

June 14, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on 94% of Diners Will Choose a Restaurant Based on Online Reviews

TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) ended with over 2% gains on Wednesday, adding Rs 16,539 crore to its market valuation, on the company’s plan to buy back shares at its board meeting later this week. The stock gained 2.43% to end at Rs 1,824.20 on the BSE. During the day, it rose by 2.86% [...]

June 13, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

Amazon’s offering a rare discount on the adapter that speeds up your Fire TV Stick or 4K Fire TV

Amazon’s offering a rare discount on the adapter that speeds up your Fire TV Stick or 4K Fire TV

\ At just $17, the UGREEN Ethernet Adapter for Fire TV Stick and All-New Fire TV is the best accessory you can buy if you have a streaming device from Amazon. Rather than rely on spotty Wi-Fi, this great adapter lets you connect your streaming dongle to Ethernet for the fastest, most reliable connection possible. And yes, [...]

June 6, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Amazon’s offering a rare discount on the adapter that speeds up your Fire TV Stick or 4K Fire TV

Poha for weight loss, dieticians on why it’s the healthiest Indian breakfast

Poha for weight loss, dieticians on why it’s the healthiest Indian breakfast

Poha is a popular Indian breakfast made with beaten rice which has variations in different parts of the country. In Uttar Pradesh and some parts of Rajasthan, poha is served topped with bhujia and some jalebis on the side. In Maharashtra, potatoes are added to poha along with green chutney and sev on top. You [...]

June 4, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Poha for weight loss, dieticians on why it’s the healthiest Indian breakfast