Shivaang Sharma

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Adidas has sold 1 million pairs of sneakers made from ocean trash — and reveals a new normal in footwear

Adidas' sustainable footwear initiative is growing legs.<p>The company revealed in March that it has made and sold more than one million pairs of its shoes made from ocean plastic. These shoes use a yarn developed by Parley that turns the ocean plastic into a polymer that can be used to construct …

Toys R Us built a kingdom and the world's biggest toy store. On Friday, its stores close for good.

The toy emporium that Charles P. Lazarus envisioned has been reduced to dusty floors and empty shelves.<p>Much has been said about the demise of the toy …

Toys "R" Us

Google Is Using Balloons to Restore Phone Service in Puerto Rico

Project Loon uses high-altitude, solar-powered balloons.<p>Google is the latest company to bring relief to Puerto Rico as the island deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. On Friday night, the FCC announced that it had approved Alphabet, Google's parent company, to provide emergency phone …

Company behind 'Fearless Girl' statue owes $5 million for underpaying black and female execs

Don't talk the talk unless you can walk the walk.<p>State Street Corp., the financial services firm behind the Wall Street statue of the "Fearless …

Heritage Minister Joly savaged in her home province over French-free agreement with Netflix

MONTREAL — Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly is one of the federal government’s most prominent Quebec members, a young dynamo who is supposed …

Bombardier overshadows NAFTA talks as Quebec, Britain threaten retaliation

MONTREAL/BELFAST (Reuters) - Stiff U.S. duties imposed on Bombardier Inc’s (BBDb.TO) CSeries jet sparked retaliation threats from Britain and Canada’s Quebec province on Wednesday as the dispute, which may affect thousands of jobs, overshadowed North American trade talks.<p>A model of Bombardier C …

Northern Ireland

Walmart and Nestlé are spearheading a massive change in food expiration dates

The actual expiration date — when the food is no longer safe to eat — is often difficult to figure out.<p>To clear that up, 50 of the world's biggest food and retail companies — including Campbell, Walmart, Kellogg, and Nestlé — are changing their expiration labels exclusively to "Use by" by 2020. The …

4 maps show how Russia could strike back against US sanctions

Recognizing that a vital sector in its economy has even less chance of relief than it once had, Russia has retaliated. It has reduced the number of diplomats it has in the US and has seized property used in Russia by US diplomats.<p>Energy sales are an important source of revenue in Russia. But it's …

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Analytics

I Create Intimate Conceptual Portraits Of Women

Salutations! My name is Mark Harless but most people know me as Bleeblu. I’m a photographer who takes intimate portraits of young female models. I …

Today's Oceans Are Different Than They Were Twenty Years Ago

While we can’t say that climate change causes El Nino, the evidence is mounting that the warming of our planet could be intensifying the natural phenomenon, which in turn can lead to some extreme weather events. New research published today in the journal <i>Nature Climate Change</i> found that half of the …

What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

Management

How to win in the first 90 days of your new job -- 9 super simple tips from LinkedIn

1. Grab a bite with a colleague: LinkedIn says just a few casual conversations with the right people early on could go a long way, and give a head …

Employment

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of "Control Alt Deceit," a card game designed to replicate the process of starting a …

Time Management

Spanish energy giant Abengoa's collapse predicted by 17-year-old

Teenager’s economics project noticed flaws in accounting a year before solar and wind power firm tries to avoid becoming Spain’s biggest bankruptcy<p>As Spanish engineering and renewable energy giant Abengoa struggles to avoid becoming the country’s biggest bankruptcy, it has emerged that a …

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Creativity

This is what El Niño will do to the global economy

A strong El Niño, for example, is often associated with flooding and warm weather in Peru, drought in Indonesia, Africa, and Australia, torrential rains in Southern California, and a mild winter in the US northeast.<p>Equities analysts at Macquarie, led by Niraj Shah, believe they have worked out what …

Future Of Big Data: Companies Struggle To Close Cavernous Analytics Talent Gap

Data science is this century’s sexiest job sector, said academics at Harvard Business School two years ago. Fast forward to 2015 and the cavernous …

Design Thinking As A Business Strategy

Executives make decisions every day, but they’re not always making these decisions with a UX and design-focused mindset. However, implementing …

Design

8 Success Lessons Richard Branson Didn't Learn in Business School

We all know there are many ways to succeed, but Richard Branson has a unique take on success that you won't learn in business school. Discover the leadership secrets of a great entrepreneur.<p>Success comes in many forms. For Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, the path to success was …

selfdevelopment

Indonesia's fires labelled a 'crime against humanity' as 500,000 suffer

Haze has caused havoc, with schools in neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia shut down, flights grounded and events cancelled<p>Raging forest fires across Indonesia are thought to be responsible for up to half a million cases of respiratory infections, with the resultant haze covering parts of Malaysia …

Indonesia

A US state just became the world's greatest renewable-energy market

California.<p>That's because of a new bill, signed into law late last week in the state, mandating a massive buildout in renewable power capacity in a very short time frame.<p>The bill, S.B. 350, calls for California's utilities to move toward acquiring half of their electricity from renewable sources. …

India's pricey climate pledge

<i>With help from Elana Schor, Darius Dixon, Andrew Restuccia, and Alex Guillén</i><p><b>INDIA'S PRICEY CLIMATE PLEDGE</b>: India's commitment last week to slash its greenhouse gases came with a caveat: It won't happen without $2.5 trillion over the next 15 years in grants or cheap financing — some of which would …

Natural Gas

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

Illegal sport hunting revealed on YouTube - Conservation

YouTube is good for more than just videos of adorable kitten antics. Researchers have turned to this vast online trove to find clips of illegal sport …

Public Service Announcement: Please Don't Poke the Wildlife

A video spreading across the Internet like wildfire seems innocent enough: as a boat idles in the serene Alaska waters, an adorable sea otter floats …

Butterflies in Greenland Shrink Amid Rising Temperatures

Furthermore, Arctic butterflies already live in some of the world's northernmost latitudes. Thus, they cannot move much further north to escape …

Climate Change

California commission deals blow to SeaWorld’s ability to breed killer whales

Embattled marine theme park SeaWorld will be allowed to expand its killer whale habitat, a California commission said Thursday. But the approval came at a steep price: The company will not be permitted to breed the animals while in captivity, a practice that animal rights activists have called …