It’s 2017 and many of us have the goal to go on vacation, buy a new vehicle, or even lose weight. If you look at all of these, they all tend to have one thing in common, and that’s saving money. Saving money by not eating at fast-food restaurants and buying junk foods does help you save in order to lose weight. highstuff.com
Our society has witnessed a fitness revolution to which we are an increasingly fit and healthy society. But would many of us choose to take the stairs in the world’s tallest buildings? For most, and even some of the most gym-obsessed focused workers, we would probably jump in a lift to reach the top, just to save time. highstuff.com
Fiume served as a breeding ground for radical ideas, everything from socialism to anarcho-syndicalism to fascism. Sterling says it’s hard for many people to understand the allure of fascism, but that it makes more sense when you look at it sort of like a big-budget sci-fi blockbuster that overwhelms your brain with its dazzling special effects. wired.com
Everyone in Australia wants to give their house a new look. You can change the curtains, the slipcovers, carpeting or even a chair or two, but you can’t just replace your all old furniture items with the new ones, unless you have a lot of spare money at hand. So, how can you prevent your furniture from looking old and shabby? Start off by taking care of it on a daily basis, so that when you renovate your home, your furniture looks as new as everything surrounding it. highstuff.com
As a result of Apple’s performance based executive compensation packages, CEO Tim Cook and other leaders within the company will be taking pay cuts. Apple missed internal revenue and operating income targets for 2016 by 3.7 and 0.5 percent respectively, resulting in a 15 percent cut for the CEO.
Apple is reporting annual sales of $215.6 billion and operating income of $60 billion for the period ending September 24th 2016, according to a regulatory filing. Had the numbers not missed, Cook could have expected his 2015 compensation of $10.3 million to serve as a floor for 2016. Instead, the CEO will be hauling in $8.75 million. techcrunch.com
Web conferences have made it so much easier for professionals to hold business conversations no matter where in the world the participants happen to be. However, not all video conferences are of the same quality. A bad video camera, a messy room, or even subtle body language could ruin your meeting. If you want to come across as a professional, you’re going to have to make some improvements to the way you hold your online meetings. If you have no idea where to start, fear not. We’ll give you some great pieces of advice in this article so that you’ll look like a pro each time you turn on that web camera. Whether you’re talking to clients or co-workers, you’ll want to keep reading to learn some do’s and don’ts. highstuff.com
TORONTO — Before noon today, Canada’s highest-paid CEOs will earn more than the average working person’s income for all of 2017.
That’s the conclusion of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, an Ottawa-based think-tank that has tracked CEO compensation in this country for a decade.
It says this year’s elite group of chief executive officers will earn the average, full-time Canadian wage by 11:47 a.m. on Jan. 3 — the second working day of 2017. ctvnews.ca
All the people from time to time need something interesting and new in their life. Moreover, it is understood not only as a time of holidays but all time of the year. Most people who want to purchase many pleasant emotions and unforgettable experiences, prefer to attend a concert, theatre, variety shows and even a Christmas festival, which is for children. Of course, people are different, and their interests are not the same: one like rock concerts, while others like quiet music, plays, performances. highstuff.com
China’s tech companies attracted a record high US$56.1 billion in disclosed investments in 2016, up from US$45.1 billion last year, according to the Tech in Asia Database.
Despite the blockbuster year, 2016 saw a roller-coaster in tech funding as early hubris was soon chastened by a dramatic slowdown. techinasia.com