Valerie MacKenna

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Amazon's Drones Haven't Spooked Delivery Workers -- At Least Not Yet

Having grown up in the package delivery business, Julie Thomas used to have an old saying about her industry. Whenever someone debated its longevity, Thomas would crack, "One thing you can't do is beam me a package."<p>Thomas, who's now the vice-president of her family business, Cincinnati-based …

New Warby Parker glasses in collaboration with Beck

Last year Beck surprised his fans by releasing the new album Song Reader as a notebook – so everyone could have written his own versions of his songs. It’s been a year since december 2012 so the American brand Warby Parker released together with Beck a small collection of glasses on this occasion. <b>More</b>…

Steak to become a luxury item as food prices tipped to soar by as much as 6% in 2014

New report forecasts that food prices will rise above inflation next year and for the rest of the decade as growing global demand and climate change hit the industry<p>Food prices will rise faster than inflation next year and for the rest of the decade, forcing restaurant chains and caterers to cut …

Economics

Tablets Are Becoming A Favorite Shopping Tool, And They're Used Totally Differently From Smartphones

Retailers haven't paid much attention to the nuances of tablet-based retail behavior, however, due to the devices lower penetration rate. But if they continue ignoring the tablet opportunity — as many have been — they risk missing out on sales on a channel that is quickly eclipsing smartphones.<p>In a …

Retailers struggle to connect with older consumers, online and off: study

Retailers are struggling to connect with older consumers, who say they feel left “out in the cold” despite having more time and money than ever …

Social Supermarkets A 'Win-Win-Win' For Europe's Poor

Somewhere between a food pantry and a traditional grocery store lies an opportunity to help feed those in need.<p>Enter "social supermarkets," a European model that offers discounted food exclusively to those in poverty. The stores have grown in popularity across the continent, and this week, the U.K. …

As Amazon’s Stock Hits All-Time High, Warehouse Issues Under Scrutiny

If you’re an Amazon investor, you’re happy these days. The company’s stock price surpassed $400 for the first time ever this week, only five months …

New Jersey

Icarus atop Empire State Building, 1931 - a picture from the past

These incredibly vivid color photos of Antarctica were taken in 1915

Early last century, Australian photographer Frank Hurley participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica. He visited the polar continent six …

Vintage photographs of Christmas in London by Henry Grant - in pictures

Socialist photographer Henry Grant spent decades last century documenting the lives of ordinary Londoners. This set of pictures – from the Museum of London's unique photographic collection of his work – show the festive season during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s