Stefania Iulia

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Nuclear Plants Fall Victim to Economic Pressures

New York’s Indian Point plant is latest casualty as political opposition, fracking take a toll<p>Utilities are closing U.S. nuclear-power plants at a rapid clip as they face competition from cheaper sources of electricity and political pressure from critics.<p>New York’s Indian Point plant about 35 miles …

New post-financial crisis rules will cost the world's biggest banks £165 million each

According to the Financial Times, which cites a report from consultancy Oliver Wyman, the world's largest lenders had initially underestimated just how expensive the implementation of rules mandated by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision would be and are now facing huge costs.<p>"Last year, …

European Union

100 Awesome Business Ideas For 2016

Are you planning to start <b>most profitable small businesses in 2016</b>? If yes then here are the <b>100 awesome business ideas 2016</b> for you to start a small …

Small Business

Everyone is deleting pronouns from the beginning of their sentences — here's why

<i>Hope all is well with you</i>, I write, conveniently erasing myself as the subject of the sentence.<p><i>Agree with Bob's critiques. Would love to read a post on this. Can do in an hour. Look forward to reading</i>.<p>Wherefore the shyness, the equivocation? Was I too busy to report for duty as a grammatical …

Linguistics

Seven Ways To Use Email To Build Your Brand And Create A Better Customer Experience

Email is a powerful business tool. We’ve become dependent on it for communicating with customers and coworkers, using it as a marketing tool and a customer service channel, and more.<p>We can’t live without email, although there are some things we might like to change about it, such as spam messages, …

Customer Experience

The Woman Who Invented Interior Design and Set Paris Society on Fire

Lesbian actress Elsie de Wolfe’s work in design and penchant for parties catapulted her to the top of world society.<p>At the turn of the twentieth …

What I learned by waking up at 4:30 a.m. for 21 days

The challenge was simple: waking up 21 consecutive workdays at 4:30 a.m., a challenge I gave the name of #21earlydays. I was already used to waking up early (6 a.m. almost every day), but this time I wanted to go further. I wanted to test myself and be more aware of my own limits. And at the same …

Time Management

3 tests to help you decide whether your million-dollar business idea is worth pursuing

Masters, who wrote her book under the name Jamie Tardy, studied and interviewed over 100 millionaires to get insights on how to change her own life. She was 24 years old, over $70,000 in debt, and in a job she hated.<p>She learned that many millionaires did not want to be committed to working for …

Business

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management

Shopping Guide: 10 Colorful Accents To Get Your Home Ready For Spring

Photo: MintedIt's that time of the year. When spring is oh-so-close, but it's still gray and cold outside. Which makes it the <i>perfect</i> time to add some …

West Elm

How do you go from no money to owning your own business?

This week on It’s Business Time, Bob Glovitz, co-owner of Sierra Auction, joined us to talk about auctions and entrepreneurship.<p>However, before …

Toyota Launches A Wooden Car

The Ise Grand Shrine, dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu, is the holiest shrine of the Shinto religion. Every 20 years, people tear it down. Then, they build it new, all from wood, without a single nail. They have been doing this for around 1,300 years. Instead of preserving a single structure, …

Speedboat

40 Worst Book Covers and Titles Ever

I’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, but when the cover has a title like “Images You Should Not Masturbate To”, it’s hard not to. Whether …