These are the 4 Trends from Milan and London Fashion Week Fall/Winter

LFW & MFW Fall/Winter We love the monochrome trend! Even though the styling of outfits within one color scheme may seem a bit daring at first, it’s definitely worth a try. Just go for your favorite color and you will see how great the complete outfit will look in the end. For fall/winter 2019/20, several designers from London and Milan Fashion Weeks showed how powerful the trend of monochrome looks actually is. Whether you prefer it in a more muted beige tone ensemble, such as Roland Mouret and No.21 showed it, or…

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The Unequal COVID Saving and Wealth Surge

Household saving increased sharply during the COVID-19 crisis in many countries. Lower consumption, both as a result of lockdowns or precaution, combined with an increase in disposable income from government transfers allowed households to put more money into their bank accounts, buy shares, a house, or pay back their debt. Along with saving, surging equity and housing prices also made certain households a lot wealthier. In our latest chart of the week, an analysis of US data as part of our recent External Sector Report found the bulk of the increase in saving…

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The metaverse and the future of work

The pandemic has changed traditional office working in favour of a hybrid mix of remote and virtual collaboration. Now, we see a future where a ‘metaverse’ promises to create immersive virtual experiences that could break down the divides between office and remote working. From science fiction to reality? Author Neal Stephenson coined the term ‘metaverse’ in his 1992 science fiction novel Snowcrash. In the book, the Metaverse is a collective shared virtual space that combines virtually enhanced physical space with physically visible virtual worlds. It included the sum of all…

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Biden to announce tougher regulations on methane emissions from oil and gas production

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday will propose rules to plug methane gas leaks at hundreds of thousands of oil and gas wells in the U.S., marking its most aggressive action yet to curb climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. The agency’s measures will strengthen regulations on new oil and gas wells and impose new requirements for existing wells that previously escaped methane regulations. President Joe Biden will formally announce the proposals during the second day of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, according to senior administration officials. The methane initiatives…

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6 Pros and 6 Cons of Living with Roommates

Considering living with roommates? They can make renting cheaper and fun, but they can also make that experience harder than it needs to be. That’s why it’s so important to consider the pros and cons of every living situation, including having roommates or living on your own. Here are the pros and cons of living with roommates you should keep in mind when trying to determine where you should live next—and with whom. Pro of living with roommates: Savings on rent One of the main benefits of living with a roommate…

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Green Practices And New Fashion Apps Will Tackle Coronavirus Waste

Months of lockdown had a huge impact on fashion, with tons of clothes unsold, which is now forcing the industry to convert itself into a more sustainable and techy one. Global Fashion Agenda updated its sustainability plan in order to guide fashion leaders through the current crisis. In particular, the new CEO Agenda 2020 – COVID-19 Edition aims at raising expectations around the hot topic of sustainability both in the short and the long term. “This crisis presents a unique opportunity to reevaluate the lexicon of fashion and to evolve…

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How Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Donating to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fashion and beauty brands are the latest to launch initiatives to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Indie and established names are making donations or raising funds for various organizations that are fighting the impact of COVID-19 on local and national communities. Several brands, including beauty brands Farmacy and Grande Cosmetics, as well as contemporary fashion label Everlane, are donating to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks that is providing meals to children and low-income individuals. Celebrity-founded brands are also launching giveback initiatives. Kim Kardashian West’s Skims shapewear brand is donating 20 percent of sales from its cotton collection…

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Can Intermittent Fasting Help You Lose Weight And Improve Your Health?

With the holidays upon us and everyone focused on watching their waistline, it’s a natural to think about the ideal diet to prevent weight gain and maybe even promote weight a little loss. Let’s face it, it’s really difficult to go on a “diet”. Diets are faced with a high risk of failure with the bulk of them failing, ending with eventual weight gain above and beyond where you started. The concept of caloric restriction which has been explored as a way to improve longevity has been shown to be…

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The 4 biggest challenges to our higher education model – and what to do about them

Education models need to reflect the demand for lifelong learning to cope with the technological and social changes brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Skills not degrees may be the reality of the future. Start-ups and new business models are disrupting traditional educational institutions and operating models. In a future of unprecedented societal shifts, education is crucial to managing the challenges ahead. With more automated, digitized and fluid job markets, today’s higher education systems are quickly becoming incompatible with the future we are looking towards. We are two decades into…

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Career in art and photography: How to turn your hobby into a profession

What if your hobby could become your profession? Here’s how you can turn your hobby of art and photography into a career. The Oxford Dictionary of English defines hobby’ as an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure’. If this leisure time’ activity can be converted into a livelihood generator then so much more better earning a livelihood from what you love to do. A walk down in a well-frequented park will bring you across many people walking around with a sketch book and pencil or a camera,…

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