Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’ If you wanted relief from stories about tyre factories and steel plants closing, you could try relaxing with a new 300-page report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch which looks at the likely effects of a robot revolution. But you might not end up reassured. Though it promises robot carers for an ageing population, it also forecasts huge numbers of jobs being wiped out: up to 35% of all workers in the UK and 47% of those in the US, including white-collar jobs, seeing their livelihoods taken away by machines.
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Sustainable Fashion Needs A Consumer Revolution Value Village in collaboration with EFW illustrates how the average North American consumer discards 81 lbs of textile waste annually. Back in 2014, barely a year after the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, H&M took to Vancouver Eco Fashion Week (EFW) to promote their "Closing the Loop" initiative. With all the praise and controversy surrounding its sustainability efforts, I asked Pierre Börjesson, H&M's senior sustainability specialist, this burning question: To effectively reduce their impact, would H&M, the second-largest fast fashion retailer, consider switching to slow fashion? After some thought, Börjesson carefully responds, "What a fashion company [like H&M] must do is to produce the things that a market is expecting from that company," he explains, emphasizing that consumers' needs must still be met, even as companies strive to be sustainable. Börjesson's statement seems deflecting, but it also points out an uncomfortable truth.
Ethical shopping guide to Mobile Phone Handsets, from Ethical Consumer Mobile phones for dummies A basic mobile phone makes calls and texts. They are not-smartphones and are sometimes called ‘dumb’ phones in the industry. A ‘feature’ phone is a low-end smartphone or not-so-smartphone. There is often not a great deal of difference from a smartphone except they are usually cheaper and have less apps (software applications). A smartphone is a phone which usually has a music player, camera, GPS navigation, web browsers, a touch-screen and lots of apps.
Tax-avoidance Gibraltar firm behind anti-EU campaign group A leading campaign group seeking to take Britain out of the European Union was set up by an offshore company that offers tax avoidance services to “high net worth individuals”, the Observer can reveal. Leave.EU, which has been backed by the UK Independence party (Ukip) leader, Nigel Farage, and describes itself as “Britain’s fastest growing grassroots movement”, was incorporated in the United Kingdom as a wholly-owned subsidiary of a finance firm based in low-tax Gibraltar that specialises in “international wealth protection”. The offshore firm STM Fidecs boasts on its website of expertise in maximising tax efficiencies for entrepreneurs and expatriates and of “structuring international groups, particularly separating and relocating intellectual property and treasury functions to low- or no-tax jurisdictions”. The multimllionaire Ukip donor Arron Banks, who now owns Leave.EU, was until recently a “substantial” shareholder in STM Fidecs’s parent company.
Cruelty-free luxury is not an oxymoron From haute couture to high-end vacation packages, today’s vegetarian and vegan consumers aren’t willing to compromise quality in their quest for a kinder lifestyle. At Gunas New York, an upscale vegan accessories boutique, the name of the game is “High Fashion, Zero Cruelty.” Owner Sugandh Agrawal, a vegetarian since childhood, founded the upscale vegan accessories boutique in 2009. After earning her degree in industrial design, Agrawal said she had an “aha moment” when she interned for a handbag company. “I realized I’d found my calling,” said Agrawal, who would go on to pursue an advanced design degree at the Pratt Institute.
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Container Sizes of the 21 Day Fix System Portion control is a great way to lose weight, as evidenced by CDC research. I provided a basic overview of the container system in my review summary of the 21 Day Fix program, but some readers have been asking for more specific details, including a portion or calorie chart with exact measurements of each of these containers. Beachbody (the parent company of this system) aims to keep this information a trade -secret, and refuses to release the official sizes of each container. Fear not, as I happen to have a set of these containers on hand, and have carefully measured the capacity of each color for your reference. Textiles are the next frontier in recycling for cities looking to cut waste It started with a blue sock. I pulled it off and realized it had a big hole in the heel. I balled it up and was about to test my athletic skill by attempting a long, basketball-style shot into a waste can when I paused. Was that the right thing to do?
9 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing Have you ever you wondered how certain people have gotten so successful? Sure you have. A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits. Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top: 1. They meditate. Sustainable fashion brands we love Feel-good fashion: Brother Vellies Helmed by Toronto-born wunderkind Aurora James, Brother Vellies is a brand that is changing how we consume fashion from the source; it’s artisans. Known to frequent South Africa, Kenya and Namibia every few months, James prizes quality, craftsmanship and sustainability by creating links with craftspeople that understand the tradition of fashion and form. We’re particularly smitten with the Maasai sandal; adorned and beaded with a painstakingly obvious amount of care. The Brother Vellies’ workspace has been flourishing since 1963 where it welcomes artists of all sexual orientations, tribes and backgrounds. Look out for this name, too – Aurora has been hailed as one of Vogue’s CFDA Fashion Fund finalists, an Anna Wintour-approved nod that could make her brand, and her business model, household knowledge.
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