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E.On announces 4.8% dual fuel price rise

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:36
Customers using both electricity and gas will pay an average of £55 more a year from August.
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E.On announces 4.8% dual fuel price rise

BBC Business News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:36
Customers using both electricity and gas will pay an average of £55 more a year from August.
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E.On announces 4.8% dual fuel price rise

BBC Business News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:36
Customers using both electricity and gas will pay an average of £55 more a year from August.
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BBC Business News Feed: E.On announces 4.8% dual fuel price rise

Business Now Mag - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:08
Customers using both electricity and gas will pay an average of £55 more a year from August.
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Corpus Sireo secures first Finnish deal for €28m

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:02
Corpus Sireo Real Estate has made its debut Finnish acquisition with the €28m purchase of an office building primarily let to Nordic Investment Bank in Helsinki.
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8 Ways to Hack Your Morning Routine to Get You Up and Out the Door

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:00
<p><em>This story originally appeared on <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/morning-routine-hacks-2018-4" target="_blank">BusinessInsider.com</a>. </em></p><p>Even the most die-hard morning people among us may sometimes find that the struggle is real.</p><p>Need a wake-up call? We asked some of the nation's leading time-management experts to share their most eye-opening ways to make mornings a little less brutal and a lot more doable.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/rich-middle-class-low-income-morning-routines-2018-6" target="_blank">The Dramatically Different Morning Routines of Americans at Every Income Level</a></p><h2>1. Don't lay out your clothes the night before</h2><p>This might seem counterintuitive, but some experts suggest trying to keep things simple the night before. The idea is to decompress as much as possible before bed — not wind yourself up.</p><p>"It seems smart to lay out clothes, pack lunches, pack bags, and so on the night before," says <a href="http://www.lauravanderkam.com/" target="_blank">Laura Vanderkam</a>, author of "<a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Off-Clock-Feel-While-Getting/dp/0735219818" target="_blank">Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done</a>." But the real problem arises when when you also want to squeeze in some "fun" time before bed.</p><p>"If you spend a lot of time on chores, the fun time only comes at the expense of sleep," notes Vanderkam. "And one of the easiest ways to tank your morning is to wake up exhausted."</p><h2>2. Do a brain dump before bed</h2><p>Even if you have perfect sleep hygiene — no smartphones at night, a comfy mattress, an early bedtime — you still might be plagued with thoughts that keep you up at night and leave you drained in the morning.</p><p>So try this simple hack: "Keep a pad of paper and a pencil next to your bed. Right before you go to sleep, write down anything you're worrying about that might keep you awake," suggests <a href="http://www.steverrobbins.com/" target="_blank">Stever Robbins</a>, productivity expert and host of the podcast <a href="http://itunes.com/getitdoneguy" target="_blank">The Get It Done Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More</a>. "Your brain will be able to let it go because it knows [those thoughts are] safely written down."</p><p>Robbins also suggests scribbling the top two things you want to get done the next day, so your brain will noodle on that instead.</p><h2>3. Be selfish first thing in the morning</h2><p>As tempting as it might be to jump out of bed and dive into your day, many experts agree that taking time to connect with yourself as soon as you wake up is as nourishing as eating a good breakfast.</p><p>"Wake up 15 minutes earlier, and for the first 5 minutes, just meditate or pray. Breathe and find yourself awake in the world," says <a href="http://peterbregman.com/" target="_blank">Peter Bregman</a>, author of "<a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/18-Minutes-Master-Distraction-Things/dp/0446583405/" target="_blank">18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done</a>." "It reduces the freneticism and allows you to start your morning without already being behind."</p><p>Even just sitting up and stretching "will literally change the mood of your whole morning," Bregman says.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/early-retirement-vs-mini-retirement-advice-how-to-save-2018-6" target="_blank">Forget Early Retirement — People Who Saved Enough Money to Travel for Weeks or Years Say a 'Mini-retirement' Is Just As Rewarding</a></p><h2>4. Follow a morning to-do list</h2><p>You may be encouraging your kids to stop dawdling all morning, but are you guilty of it yourself? "A lot of time can be wasted in the morning performing nonessential tasks, or those tasks that have absolutely nothing to do with getting ready for the day," says productivity consultant Rashelle Isip of <a href="https://www.theorderexpert.com/" target="_blank">The Order Expert.</a></p><p>Stick to the essentials. Factor in only the things you must do in the morning — check the weather, brush your teeth, take a shower, get dressed, pack your lunch, and eat breakfast, for example. "Any task not found on this list will be a drain on your ability to leave your home on time, and should be avoided at all costs," says Isip.</p><h2>5. Batch your breakfast</h2><p>If you have a full house and a full-time job, you probably also have experience with batch cooking.</p><p>Breakfast bars, frittatas, casseroles, oatmeal in jars, and muffins are just a few morning-friendly make-ahead meal ideas that will save you precious get-up-and-go time throughout the week — and give you the energy to get through the day.</p><h2>6. Designate a 'drop zone' for the essentials</h2><p>No mudroom? No problem. All you need is a mini-staging area for all of the stuff you need to grab before dashing out the door, says Isip. "This zone allows you to easily gather and store items in a single location, thereby reducing the chance of leaving or misplacing individual items in one room or area of the home."</p><p>Isip suggests repurposing a side table or armoire in your hallway, a wooden chair in your living room, or even your sofa as a catchall spot for things like your purse, briefcase, lunch, gym bag, keys, wallet, cell phone, and so on.</p><p>Instead of scrambling, "one quick look will let you know whether you have the items in your drop zone, or if you need to locate and retrieve items elsewhere," she says.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/its-bad-for-your-health-to-get-too-much-or-too-little-sleep-2018-6" target="_blank">Too Much or Too Little Sleep Are Both Bad for Our Health, According to a New Study — Further Evidence That It's Our Body Clock That Counts</a></p><h2>7. Ditch the news</h2><p>Some experts say that you should only be processing information related to your morning tasks when you wake up. "Something as 'simple' as listening to the news as you get ready creates a surprising amount of frazzle," says Bregman. "If you allow yourself to wake up and have silence or even music as opposed to content, you'll move faster."</p><h2>8. Hold yourself accountable to others</h2><p>"Schedule a 9 a.m. meeting — one that you will feel obliged to attend," suggests Robbins, who is a big believer in outside accountability as a morning motivator — similar to having a gym buddy who's relying on you for a sweat session.</p><p>Robbins says this method is particularly helpful for anyone who works from home and doesn't actually have to leave the house to start their day. "It all hinges on you having someone else to partner with — someone else who wants to get up and go!"</p>
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New Credit Card Startup Lands $50 Million From PayPal Mafia And Other Investors

Forbes News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:00
Credit card startup Brex has a new model for determining if customers are creditworthy, and it's attracting big investors. Cofounders Henrique Dubugras, 22, and Franceschi, 21, ran Brazilian startup Pagar.me, which was acquired for tens of millions.
Categories: Business

Advertising's Newest Enemy Is The Legion Of Freelancers The Agencies Laid Off

Forbes News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:00
Like advertising needed yet another enemy. They're getting it from the holding companies. They're getting it from their clients. Even Deloitte and Accenture are getting into advertising. But there's a new enemy, one of advertising's own creation. I'm talking about professional creative freelancers.
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Legalising cannabis: What you need to know

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:51
The debate on legalising cannabis has been reignited by the case of a 12-year-old boy with epilepsy.
Categories: Health

Tiffany Haddish Gets Out of Prison and Crashes a Wedding in First 'Nobody's Fool' Trailer

Ace show biz movies - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:30
The 'Girls Trip' star plays a newly released inmate who has to rebuild her life and her relationship with her family while trying to find a man who's cat-fishing her sister.
Categories: Movies

Tesla chief Elon Musk accuses worker of sabotage

BBC Business News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:28
Tesla chief Elon Musk says an employee carried out "extensive and damaging sabotage".
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Tesla chief Elon Musk accuses worker of sabotage

BBC Business News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:28
Tesla chief Elon Musk says an employee carried out "extensive and damaging sabotage".
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BBC Business News Feed: Tesla chief Elon Musk accuses worker of sabotage

Business Now Mag - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:28
Tesla chief Elon Musk says an employee carried out "extensive and damaging sabotage".
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Taeyeon Plays a Femme Fatale in Action-Packed 'Something New' Music Video

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:28
The visuals features the leader of Girls' Generation throwing punches and bashing hammers at her enemies.
Categories: Music

New planning data integrated into Search Acumen proptech platform

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:08
Proptech firm Search Acumen has upgraded its commercial real estate platform ForeSite to launch real-time planning data for property lawyers and their clients.
Categories: Property

Cannabis war 'comprehensively lost', says William Hague

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:03
The former Conservative leader urges his party to consider legalising recreational use of the drug.
Categories: Health

$200 billion trade threat; Markets hit; Volkswagen trouble

CNN News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:03
1. More trade threats: The White House is threatening even more tariffs on China.
Categories: Money

NHS 70: How have hospitals changed for children?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:02
It's 70 years since the start of the NHS. How have hospitals changed for child patients since 1948?
Categories: Health

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Travel and Leisure - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:05
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2018 Ford Mustang GT Interior Review: Retro-Modern Ambiance

Motortrend News Feed - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:00

The 2018 Ford Mustang recently got a refresh, and with it came some cool new features that make the iconic pony car feel more modern. As with the pre-refresh Mustang, the face-lifted model still feels retro, even with the available tech. With many consumers continuing to trade in cars for crossovers, models like the Ford Mustang need more than visceral performance to stay appealing. Luckily, Ford also gives you plenty of ways to personalize the interior ambiance and, in the case of the GT, enjoy its muscular demeanor with plenty of aural drama.

Tech-Savvy and User-Friendly

Ford’s Sync interface comes standard on the 2018 Mustang GT, and it’s easy to use even in its most basic form. For maximum user-friendliness, opt for the Sync 3 system, which gets you an 8.0-inch touchscreen that’s quick to respond and has a logical layout for all off its functions. On the base GT trim, you can add navigation for an extra charge.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on all models with Sync 3, allowing you to access apps including Spotify, Google Maps, Apple Maps, iTunes, and Pandora. Ford’s Sync 3 interface is also the first to offer an onboard Waze app to navigate through traffic even easier; soon it will also gain Amazon’s Alexa, which we hope will play well with Siri and Google.

Supportive and Daily Drivable

Most sports cars have seats that prioritize holding you in place over comfort. Not so in the 2018 Mustang. The standard bucket seats hold you in place well when you’re having a great time on winding roads or the track yet remain comfortable for daily driving. There’s good lumbar adjustment so you can get the right amount of support to avoid getting sore during your commute. Although the seats look flat, there’s plenty of side and thigh support. Unlike in most vehicles, the front seats are only partially powered: The sliding and lumbar operations are electric, but the recline function is manual.

No Fake Sounds Here

With a thundering, high-revving 5.0-liter V-8, the 2018 Mustang GT doesn’t need any artificial sound enhancement or to funnel its engine note through speakers so the driver and passengers can hear it. Even with the normal exhaust, the engine growls with authority, giving the car a character befitting a pony car.

Should the standard exhaust not be enough, Ford also offers the Mustang GT with an active exhaust system with quad tailpipes. This system has multiple modes including Quiet, Sport, and Track, the latter of which opens up the exhaust flaps for a full-on sensory assault. Should you want to be respectful to your neighbors, the Mustang will happily close its exhaust flaps in Quiet mode, giving you a more serene driving experience that still hints at the power under the hood.

Light Up Your Mood All Day, Every Day

The 2018 Ford Mustang is one of a few non-luxury-branded cars with a mood lighting system. Unlike the mood lighting found in Mini models, the Mustang’s changes more than just the color of the lights on the door handles, cupholders, and foot wells. It also changes the color of the standard analog gauges, giving the interior a more cohesive and streamlined look than even some luxury vehicles that offer the feature.

Analog or Digital?

The base Mustang GT comes with a small instrument cluster display and analog gauges. These are easy to read, display all the necessary information, and offer some adjustments including the mood lighting. The instrument cluster display also shows some key info such as oil life, service intervals, and engine temperature.

On higher trims, the Mustang comes with a fully digital instrument cluster similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit. There are multiple configurations to choose from, and you can customize the digital cluster’s colors separately from the mood lighting, so there’s no shortage of ways you can personalize it to your taste.

Track-Ready Seating Is Optional

Should you want something more supportive for track duty, Ford offers Recaro front seats when you opt for the Performance Package Level 2 on the GT. The seats are also available on the EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium trims. On the base Mustang GT, the Recaro seats are upholstered in cloth; the EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium grades come with leather. GT Premium models can also be had with two-tone red and black leather or black leather with blue contrast stitching. Unlike the standard seats, the Recaros have a fixed headrest and offer more aggressive side bolstering. There’s more aggressive thigh support, as well.

Cloth or Leather Even at Over $40,000

Leather is available starting at the GT Premium trim, which also gets you heated and ventilated front seats. If you’re opposed to the idea of cow hides covering your seats, Ford will happily sell you a Mustang GT with cloth. Don’t expect a steep discount for the cloth seats, though. If you add all the go-fast goodies, a Mustang GT with cloth upholstery will still cost over $40,000.

Don’t Cram in the Back

Coupes don’t always have the most comfortable rear seats, and the 2018 Ford Mustang GT is no different. The fastback roofline cuts into headroom, and the legroom is minimal, so the back is best for small children or as an extension of the trunk. Convertible models offer more headroom if you put the roof down, but don’t expect much improvement in space for your legs.

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