Over the past couple of years, cryptocurrencies have become a mainstay in financial discussions. As of this year, there are 15,174 businesses worldwide that accept Bitcoin as a means of payment. This rise in the popularity of crypto has encouraged governments to open up to crypto, with El Salvador declaring Bitcoin as a legal tender and Ukraine legalizing cryptocurrency in 2021.
The ongoing layoffs from tech giants, like Meta and Twitter, have sent thousands of employees into limbo, wondering what their future will look like. This resulted in not only a feeling of physical displacement but also emotional turmoil. Sometimes, you might be expecting a layoff, for instance, when your company has not been doing well consistently, giving you time to prepare. Other times, it comes like the rain on a beautiful sunny day, disrupting your life and sweeping the floor from beneath your feet.
With a market capitalization of US$380 billion, Bitcoin has established itself as the most prominent cryptocurrency today. While Bitcoin continues to dominate the crypto market, its price crashing from an all-time high of over US$68,000 in November 2021 to US$19,775 a year later has left people pulling their hair, with some even attempting suicide.
As of 2021, the global maritime industry is worth US$1.6 billion and is expected to reach US$2.9 billion by 2027. For our readers who may not be familiar with this space, maritime refers to the movement of people and goods across the world over water. This industry is the backbone of the shipping sector, handling over 80% of international trade.
Almost everyone reading this article must have done a captcha test at some point. The phrase CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart and is used to determine whether a user is a human or a bot. Websites have had to use captcha tests to prevent block software from spamming comment sections on a website or buying items in bulk.
Over one-third of millennials feel that they will never be able to stop working. Many of them believe that, even though they want to retire before they turn 60, they will be performing some sort of casual job. A CNBC report revealed that 61% of millennials feel that they will be working a part-time job when they retire, with over 10% of them feeling unsure as to what their future is going to look like.
The global tech industry has been on a bumpy ride lately, with a slew of layoffs since the beginning of the year. According to a Crunchbase News tally, as of late October this year, over 45,000 tech sector workers in the United States had lost their jobs. The numbers come as no surprise when you consider the soaring inflation rates and that the world might be headed for a recession.
When we think about the entrepreneurial space, stories of successful startup founders, like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, flood our minds. But what often goes unnoticed is that these successes are needles in the haystack of startup failures. Around 90% of all startups fail, and many reasons can contribute to a company closing shop—problems with cash flow, lack of market research or even a large-scale market crisis.
Getting promoted requires more than just doing great at your current job. Even when your performance is good, and you exceed your goals, you still have to convince your manager that you’re top-tier and deserve a greater position. You do this by having a discussion about why you deserve to move up and what you might gain from it.
If the Try Guys situation taught us anything, it was that even the people with the most squeaky-clean images could land up in a public relations (PR) crisis at some point in their careers. And it doesn’t just have to be a cheating scandal as it was in their case. PR crises can arise from anything—a problem with your product, an unsavory reply to a customer’s tweet or even a bad advertising campaign.
A lot has changed about how we work in the past couple of years. According to LinkedIn, 95 job applications are submitted every minute on their platform. Each company’s human resource (HR) department clearly has a lot of work cut out for them when it comes to finding suitable candidates. Besides culling out prospective candidates, HR departments have a lot of other responsibilities, such as monitoring employee performance and maintaining workplace culture.
Online dating can be really hard. You can spend hours scrolling through matches and end up nowhere closer to finding a partner. The exercise of going on one date after another only to see the chemistry fizzle out each and every time can be extremely exhausting. According to a survey by the online dating research platform The Single’s Report, 78.37% of Americans aged 18-54 experience emotional fatigue or burnout when online dating.
As the world becomes increasingly digitized, small businesses must adapt to survive. One of the best ways to do this is to take advantage of social media and instant messaging apps like WhatsApp. Owned by Meta, WhatsApp is a cross-platform application that allows users to communicate with each other via text, voice and video calls as well as share images, documents and locations.
On September 28, 2022, EscapeWelt launched its Kickstarter campaign for its limited edition Force of Elements Puzzle box collection. Returning readers may remember the review of EscapeWelt’s House of the Dragon puzzle that we posted in May this year. I was glad to find that the company also wanted our opinions on their latest collection of puzzles.
The new iPhone is here. With all the aplomb and fanfare, Apple’s latest innovation of a product known for its flair is finally available for purchase. And it’s probably not worth its price tag, even though it is comparatively on the lower end for an iPhone, valued at US$799. Don’t get us wrong; the iPhone 14 does come equipped with some useful features, such as its safety upgrades allowing you to send emergency SOS messages if stuck in an area with no network.
Earlier this month, Bella Hadid stunned the crowds by showing up in just a g-string at the finale of the Coperni show in Paris Fashion Week. It was an even greater shock to the public when two men began to spray her body with what appeared to be white paint, only for it to miraculously turn into a dress.