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Ana Kova

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Moving forward

The best and worst airlines for carry-on luggage. Since bag dimensions are not standard, what is allowed on one airline can be too big or heavy on another. We did an analysis of the rules of 110 airlines to discover which dimensions are more common.

The best (and worst) airlines for carry-on luggage

I’ve always wondered why there hasn’t been a standard carry on size established. At least by region - North America, Europe, Africa, etc.

But it would interesting to also slice this data by the plane size as well. I fly regional 1x2 jets a lot and those end up gate checking the vast majority of the

I’ve always wondered why there hasn’t been a standard carry on size established. At least by region - North America, Europe, Africa, etc.

But it would interesting to also slice this data by the plane size as well. I fly regional 1x2 jets a lot and those end up gate checking the vast majority of the carry-ons, yet with the larger planes they rarely gate check and the overhead bins are pressed for space.

How marathons became big business. Running has evolved from an unglamorous, inexpensive, and accessible sport to one increasingly shaped by PR firms and advertising dollars.

How marathons became big business

As our society becomes increasingly focused on "experiences" and "wellness" as markers of status it should be no surprise that it's popular for highly motivated people to prove through performance their ability to train hours a day for months. It should also be no surprise that the aspirations of these

As our society becomes increasingly focused on "experiences" and "wellness" as markers of status it should be no surprise that it's popular for highly motivated people to prove through performance their ability to train hours a day for months. It should also be no surprise that the aspirations of these ultra-high achievers is ripe to be co-opted by brands for profit.

The way we work

How can you stay happy at work as a longtime employee? After years in the same position, a promotion always helps. But surprisingly, LinkedIn data shows that lateral career moves can be almost as effective to keep employees in place and satisfied.

The surprisingly effective retention power of lateral career moves

I’ve done several cross-functional job changes that were lateral moves, and I believe each actually helped me accelerate my career trajectory. Talking with a colleague in HR once, she noted that often companies are now talking about “career lattices” not just career ladders. In a world that is becoming

I’ve done several cross-functional job changes that were lateral moves, and I believe each actually helped me accelerate my career trajectory. Talking with a colleague in HR once, she noted that often companies are now talking about “career lattices” not just career ladders. In a world that is becoming ever more automated, we need workers who can think across functional boundaries to achieve enterprise-wide results.

Cryptic crypto

Facebook’s crypto could become a regulated security. CNBC reports that a new US bill is backed by a bipartisan group who weren’t impressed with Zuck’s testimony at a recent House Financial Services hearing.

New bill would make Facebook's cryptocurrency a security under the law, inviting greater regulation

Mariah Carey's holding strong. "AIWFC" is already ranked at No. 39 this year for the week of Nov. 23—this year it was apparently boosted by previously unreleased footage from 1994 video shoot.

I'm amused that "AIWFC" is charting before Thanksgiving/Black Friday. I can support 45 days of holidays haha

ETFs are eating the market

What happens in a flash crash? And how are they related to ETFs? One of the big questions about ETFs is the extent to which their rapid growth has led to an increasing number of flash crashes and a greater risk for the mother of all liquidity events. A financial advisor who manages millions of dollars in assets describes his experience of one. ✦

It’s alive! ETFs as Frankenstein

While ETFs have done a lot of good for investors, they bear a certain resemblance to the aggregated financial products that set off the last financial crisis, especially newer forms of "synthetic ETFs" that are derivatives of equities and bonds. It's not hard to imagine how, in the event of broader market

While ETFs have done a lot of good for investors, they bear a certain resemblance to the aggregated financial products that set off the last financial crisis, especially newer forms of "synthetic ETFs" that are derivatives of equities and bonds. It's not hard to imagine how, in the event of broader market downturn, the small liquidity crises, or flash crashes, described in this piece could snowball into a much bigger market meltdown. 😬

The new face of education

Employers shouldn’t obsess over hiring elite students. Hiring from lesser-known colleges can benefit companies in surprising ways.

Only recruiting the smartest students is a dumb hiring strategy.

It is really important to hire people who have the humility to take feedback and the confidence to give it. The college elite may not always bring that to the table. It is also equally important to get people from a wider section of the society, especially if you are building a startup that would cater to the entire country.

Buying, mindlessly

Amazon wants to intuit when you’re out of toner. A “smart” shelf will know when office supplies are low, and reorder accordingly, CNBC reports.

Amazon announces a 'smart' shelf that automatically buys new office supplies when you run low

Whatever Tesla reveals ( and will probably be brilliant) there is a major market segment whose needs will determine success. Many companies operate fleets of pickups so price is a major if not the major consideration all else equal.

Another concern will be access to charging stations and given a significant

Whatever Tesla reveals ( and will probably be brilliant) there is a major market segment whose needs will determine success. Many companies operate fleets of pickups so price is a major if not the major consideration all else equal.

Another concern will be access to charging stations and given a significant number of pickups are in rural areas that may also restrict market size.

Who’s in charge of Christmas?

Quartz looked at the Mariah Carey data last year. The results will...probably not surprise you: Christmas creep is officially now measured by when “AIWFC” charts.

Measuring Christmas creep through “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

This post goes great with my favorite Spotify playlist, which is just "All I want for Christmas is You" 100 times.

Mariah Carey's holding strong. "AIWFC" is already ranked at No. 39 this year for the week of Nov. 23—this year it was apparently boosted by previously unreleased footage from 1994 video shoot.

I'm amused that "AIWFC" is charting before Thanksgiving/Black Friday. I can support 45 days of holidays haha

Ironing out fashion’s wrinkles

Go, do your thing on the runway

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Analysis And Fact Check: The 4th Democratic Primary Debate. Democratic candidates tackled foreign policy, blasting President Trump’s recent troop pullout in Syria — but struggling to outline alternatives.

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From Our Members

  • If the candidates do sound angry and focus on foreign policy it will make a good change from earlier events when they just sounded like insurance sales people. still, I think Biden will have trouble tonight because though he may have done nothing wrong, being at the heart of Trump’s Ukraine dealings hasn’t made him appealing.

  • I do hope to see other candidates— namely Warren and Sanders— press Biden about the fact that even though his son’s dealings were not illegal, they were still unethical and indeed should be made illegal. Having two avowed “anti-corruption” candidates on the stage is a very good thing, and ideally they’ll

    I do hope to see other candidates— namely Warren and Sanders— press Biden about the fact that even though his son’s dealings were not illegal, they were still unethical and indeed should be made illegal. Having two avowed “anti-corruption” candidates on the stage is a very good thing, and ideally they’ll force other candidates to make cracking down on the insane corruption in Washington a central issue.

    I also hope, as always, that the candidates will actually get serious about foreign policy, which far too often is a vain hope when it comes to Democrats— think of Obama, who campaigned on change but, once in office, blindly followed the direction of the status-quo foreign policy “blob.”

    Foreign policy is a bigger deal in this election than it has been for years. Among other issues, our next president needs to be willing to go against corporate interests and treat China as the hostile and dangerous dictatorship it is, be forceful against Russian information warfare, cajole Europe into paying for its own defense, support the building of infrastructure and destruction of organized crime in Latin America to end our hemisphere’s refugee crisis, disentangle the US from Saudi Arabia, better support the Afghan government in hopes of finally leaving, and in all likelihood kick Turkey out of NATO— and those are just the big-ticket items of the moment, never mind whatever will happen as we enter the next decade.

  • Loved our headline about this in today's Daily Brief "Twelve (maybe angry Democrats" take the stage.

    It's going to be a mess. This will be the largest primary debate stage ever with Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer joining the ten top-ranked Democrats from last month's debates.

    I'm a little surprised

    Loved our headline about this in today's Daily Brief "Twelve (maybe angry Democrats" take the stage.

    It's going to be a mess. This will be the largest primary debate stage ever with Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer joining the ten top-ranked Democrats from last month's debates.

    I'm a little surprised we haven't seen more official dropouts. Guys like Seth Moulton, Tim Ryan, and Steve Bullock are technically still in the race. In fact I'm pretty sure that only NYC's mayor has dropped out since the last debate.

    What will I be watching for? Knives out for Warren. She's tied with Biden in the polls, but she winning the "savvy insider" primary by a mile. Who comes after her?

    Also - will the moderators bring up Bernie's recent heart attack?

    Dark horse...maybe Klobuchar?

  • Good luck. All a bunch of promises they can't keep. Even if they did, the economy would tank and they'd lose next election.

  • One thing to remember tonight—this is the first debate since the Trump impeachment inquiry started.