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Walmart's Vietnam Has Become A Reality

Forbes News Feed - 3 hours 20 min ago
Just like the U.S. in Vietnam, Walmart is quickly learning that the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
Categories: Business

How To Make Fashion Interesting Again

Forbes News Feed - 3 hours 48 min ago
Fashion is boring but it doesn't have to be that way. Hi-growth companies are succeeding by using a different strategy and approach to their customers to succeed and drive high margins. Here's how.
Categories: Business

2 Reasons To Sell Tesla: $920M And $26,250

Forbes News Feed - 4 hours 25 min ago
Tesla had $3 billion in cash at the end of September -- but with payments due in the near term and the cost of building Gigafactory 3, can it really cur costs enough to profit from a $35,000 Model 3?
Categories: Business

RICS warns valuers of 'potential for significant changes' in retail property prices

Property Week News Feed - 5 hours 46 min ago
The RICS has warned valuers to be aware of “the potential for significant changes in value” in the retail property market.
Categories: Property

You Only Need 5 Minutes in Nature to Improve Your Mood, Study Finds

Travel and Leisure - 6 hours 47 min ago
<p>Spending just five minutes in <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/nature-travel" target="_blank">nature</a> can quickly improve your mood, researchers from the University of Regina have found.</p><p>In a study published in the <em><a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17439760.2018.1557242?journalCode=rpos20" target="_blank">Journal of Positive Psychology</a></em>, researchers found that participants who spent just five minutes sitting in nature experienced an increase in positive emotions.</p><p>Researchers conducted two studies before coming to this conclusion.</p><p>In the first study, a total of 123 participants from the university’s psychology department participant pool were assigned either to an outdoor location (an urban park on the border of the campus) or an indoor location (a windowless laboratory room). Participants were asked to put away all electronic devices and focus on their setting while remaining seated for five minutes.</p><p>Each person was then asked to scale a range of emotions that included both hedonic moods (emotions associated with comfort and pleasure) and self-transcendent emotions (including feelings of awe, gratitude, wonder, and a sense that you are part of something greater than yourself), both before and after being taken to each setting.</p><p>When it came to hedonic emotions, those sitting outside experienced an increase before and after the test, while those in the indoor setting did not. Similarly, when it came to self-transcendent emotions, those in the outdoor setting experienced a greater increase than those inside. </p><p>Results also indicated a sense of awe evoked by spending just five minutes in the outdoor setting. </p><p>Researchers then conducted a second study to see if increasing the duration spent in the natural setting would correlate with a larger increase in these emotions.</p><p>For the second study, 70 participants from the university’s psychology department pool were asked to spend 15 minutes (without electronic devices) seated in both settings. For the second study, researchers also included a scale for participants to score negative emotions including stress, depression, and anxiety on a four-point scale.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/yoga-wellness/fishing-trips-good-for-mental-health" target="_blank">Why Taking a Fishing Trip Is Good for Your Mental Health</a></p><p>While increasing the duration of the time spent in nature did not increase the amount of positive emotions experienced, the study also revealed that negative emotions were lowered in both settings with five minutes of rest.</p><p>“There are two important take homes; the first I emphasize to all my students these days — when you need an emotional boost, the fastest and easiest way is to spend a few minutes with nature,” one of the study’s authors, Katherine D. Arbuthnott, told <em><a href="https://www.psypost.org/2019/01/spending-just-5-minutes-in-contact-with-nature-boosts-your-mood-study-finds-52948" target="_blank">PsyPost</a></em>. Arbuthnott noted that being outside is the best option, but looking at photos of natural scenes can also help.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/nature-travel/forest-bathing" target="_blank">Why the Japanese Are Taking 'Forest Baths'</a></p><p>“The second is that, since contact with nature is so beneficial to our emotional health, preserving our local natural spaces is an important public health goal,” she added.</p><p>The study does have some limitations, including that it only examined short exposures of up to 15 minutes in a small urban park, but its results are a nod to the importance of green spaces in urban planning.</p>
Categories: Travel

Delta Donated $83,500 to Reopen Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Just in Time for the Holiday Weekend

Travel and Leisure - 7 hours 48 min ago
<p>On the week of the famous activist’s birthday, Delta Air Lines donated funds to reopen Atlanta’s <a href="https://www.nps.gov/malu/learn/news/deltagrant.htm" target="_blank">Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park</a> despite the government shutdown.</p><p>Starting Saturday, the national park will reopen for visitors and will be able to operate through early February thanks to a grant from the airline.</p><p>Most of the park has been closed since the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/government-shutdown-winter-2019-affecting-travel" target="_blank">government shutdown</a> began on Dec. 22. An $83,500 grant from <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/delta-airlines-most-punctual-airline-in-world" target="_blank">Delta</a> will cover the park’s re-opening (including clean up, administration, maintenance and employee pay) through Feb. 3.</p><p>“Upon learning that the #governmentshutdown meant Dr. King’s birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Fire Station No. 6 and the visitor center would be closed during the national holiday, we knew we had to take action,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6491816343027937280/" target="_blank">wrote in a statement on LinkedIn</a>.</p><p>The park will be open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. Visitors will be able to see all 35 acres of the historic park, including the home where King was born and the church where he served as co-pastor.</p><p>“It is not possible to overstate our appreciation to The Delta Air Lines Foundation for ensuring the Martin Luther King, Jr. sites are accessible to the American people as we honor Dr. King on the 90th anniversary of his birth,” David L. Bernhardt, acting secretary of the interior, said in a statement. “This is yet another example of private organizations stepping up to ensure that our visitors from across the nation and around the world are able to have a meaningful experience at national parks.”</p>
Categories: Travel

Patisserie Valerie seeks bank lifeline

BBC Business News - 8 hours 53 min ago
It comes after the firm said an accounting probe found thousands of false entries in its ledgers.
Categories: Business

Patisserie Valerie seeks bank lifeline

BBC Business News Feed - 8 hours 53 min ago
It comes after the firm said an accounting probe found thousands of false entries in its ledgers.
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: Patisserie Valerie seeks bank lifeline

Business Now Mag - 8 hours 53 min ago
It comes after the firm said an accounting probe found thousands of false entries in its ledgers.
Categories: Business

How To See Tonight's 'Perfect' Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, Tomorrow's Kissing Planets

Forbes News Feed - 10 hours 48 min ago
A red moon will be visible tonight from North and South America, and Western Europe. Just a few hours later the planets Venus and Jupiter will pass very closely in the pre-dawn sky.
Categories: Business

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Adrien Broner Results: Winner, Decision, Twitter Reaction, Money And Analysis

Forbes News Feed - 11 hours 40 min ago
Manny Pacquiao made relatively easy work of Adrien Broner on Saturday night, but the Problem swears "I beat him."
Categories: Business

The Week in Bites 20th January 2019

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - 12 hours 48 min ago
We look back at the week and serve up a selection of the best stories from Fine Dining Lovers as well as some from around the web that caught our attention.
Categories: Restaurants

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Adrien Broner: Live Blog, Round-By-Round Analysis, Updates And Results

Forbes News Feed - 16 hours 30 min ago
Follow the Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner live blog and get round by round analysis, updates, Twitter reaction, results and more before and during the fight.
Categories: Business

China's slowdown and what it means for the UK

BBC Business News - 16 hours 35 min ago
China has for years seen astonishing GDP growth, but who will be worse of when the economic powerhouse falters?
Categories: Business

China's slowdown and what it means for the UK

BBC Business News Feed - 16 hours 35 min ago
China has for years seen astonishing GDP growth, but who will be worse of when the economic powerhouse falters?
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: China's slowdown and what it means for the UK

Business Now Mag - 16 hours 35 min ago
China has for years seen astonishing GDP growth, but who will be worse of when the economic powerhouse falters?
Categories: Business

The pain of Tourette's: 'I'm always covered in bruises'

BBC Health News Feed - 16 hours 39 min ago
Charity Tourettes Action has discovered that patients are facing long delays in diagnosis.
Categories: Health

Single-use coffee cups: Wales urged to bring in 'latte levy'

BBC Business News - 18 hours 20 min ago
Environmental campaigners say Wales should take the initiative with a tax on disposable coffee cups.
Categories: Business

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