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Casual attire can hurt business productivity: book

“But there is a growing sentiment that dressing down leads to a loss of productivity in the workplace” reports nypost.com. And Casual Fridays may also benefit employee morale and productivity. “Although the tendency to have casual dress in the business world has been increased, this is not to say that the change has been bad,” wrote Sarah Maloney Hughes of The Master’s College in a research paper from 2002. “Employees themselves are enjoying this alteration in the traditional corporate world. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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How does the world deal with Trump’s erratic and capricious ways?

“What does the world do about Donald Trump, the most erratic, egocentric and compromised US president ever to hold office?” writes Will Hutton for theguardian.com. But Macron and Merkel have the power of the EU behind them, itself now the world’s best and most powerful custodian of a rules-based international system.China may increase its purchases of US soya bean and oil – the reason why the trade war was suspended – but it’s hardly worth endangering the world trade system. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Olympics: Sporting events put Japan businesses in the mood for love

“Davies is not alone as thousands of foreign visitors turn to love hotels as a cheap way to broaden their horizons” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Love hotels can be booked by the hour, as well as for longer stays, promising guests privacy.Many customers are finding themselves drawn to Japan’s love hotels; short-stay hotels with themed rooms that can be reached through discreet entrances, out of curiosity as much as need, according to travel website Booking.com http://www.booking.com. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Hosted by Putin, Leaders of France, Japan Castigate Trump

“Putin sat, nodding approvingly, on a stage beside these heads of state and other senior officials at a business forum that veered into what sounded at times like a group-therapy session for world leaders slighted by President Trump” reports nytimes.com. The head of the International Monetary Fund said recent foreign policy positions were “not the right way to go.” They were not criticizing President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, whom the United States has tried to isolate on the world stage. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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AstroReality’s Earth Augmented Reality Project Blows Past Fundraising Goal

“The AstroReality app, called Earth, has raised more than $68,800 on Kickstarter” writes Space Com Contributor for space.com. An app featuring an augmented reality view of our planet soared past its crowdfunding goal in just a few hours.The Earth app lets users overlay a virtual view on a physical globe to learn about the planet.The first one was a detailed augmented reality replica of the moon, called Lunar. Source: space.com Share This:

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I visited Netflix’s Terrace House, and here’s what I saw

“Terrace House has a pretty long lead time even for the weekly Japanese schedule, let alone the rest of the world, so I saw things and met people that would’ve amounted to spoilers” writes May Edt for theverge.com. Slow-burning Japanese reality show Terrace House returned to Netflix screens worldwide this week with the release of Part 2 of Opening New Doors, the latest season set in the mountains of Karuizawa.Be warned if you haven’t watched all of Part 2 yet, then this photo essay might tell you things about who…

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The world’s working-age population is set for a slowdown — here’s what that could mean for the global economy

“Officials expect the overall population growth rate to average 0.8% by 2050, compared to between 1% and 2% in recent decades” writes Gina Heeb for businessinsider.com. That could translate almost directly to a slowdown in global economic growth, according to analysis by Capital Economics.Economists predict workforce growth around the world is set for a slowdown, and some worry about what that could mean for the global economy.Perhaps most troubling for economists, the working-age population could see an even sharper and faster slowdown, with the growth rate shedding about 0.4% before 2030.Overall world…

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Kvitova knife attack suspect detained in custody

“A court in the Czech Republic has ordered the suspect in a knife attack on Petra Kvitova to be detained in custody” writes Paul Newman for independent.co.uk. Seventeen months after the two-times Wimbledon champion was attacked by an intruder in her apartment, a man was detained by Czech police this week.Kvitova suffered terrible hand injuries in the attack which kept her off the court for five months until she returned to competition here at last year’s French Open. Follow the Independent Sport on Instagram here, for all of the best…

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