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The Death Of The Advertising Specialist

Shutterstock A friend of mine was referred to a series of medical specialists recently and each doctor focused on their own very specific area of expertise. While they were able to rule out the cause within their narrow field, ultimately, none of them could really figure how to solve the real problem. Many marketing directors now face a similar challenge. ... Read More »

Watchdog threat to RBS over treatment of small business customers

The RBS logo hangs behind glass at the bank’s headquarters in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA The Financial Conduct Authority is considering whether it can take action against Royal Bank of Scotland over the way it treated its small business customers in the five years after the 2008 banking crisis. Publishing a summary of a report it commissioned on the bank’s controversial global restructuring group ... Read More »

WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

A report released by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated some shocking facts. According to it, antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. There are, however, very few potential treatment ... Read More »

Is your baby born preterm? They are at greater risk of having cognitive difficulties later in childhood

A new large-scale UK study has found that preterm babies are at a higher risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties in later childhood, which could affect school performance. Previous research showed that preterm babies are more likely to sleep independently but perform poorly in academics. Led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the research looked at 74 separate studies which ... Read More »

‘The New Mutants’ Will Kick Off a Trilogy of Horror Movies

20th Century Fox offered one hell of a Friday the 13th treat last week when they debuted the first trailer for the secretive X-Men movie The New Mutants. The film, directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), had been teased as being a YA-tinged horror film of sorts, and indeed that’s exactly what was revealed in that trailer: a very grounded, creepy haunted house film ... Read More »

Idris Elba Shows Us Some Skin on the Cover of Entertainment Weekly

Don’t mind if we stare. Idris Elba, 45, unbuttoned his shirt and bared his body for the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s Oct. 13 issue. Besides exposing his chest, the Golden Globe-winning actor exposed what it’s like to be one of Hollywood’s leading men. In the article, he talked about directing his first film Yardie, his rise to fame and acting in three new films: Thor: ... Read More »

Tech & future of jobs: Time to incentivise human capital

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has already started to impact the jobs market. How do these changes matter to us, and specifically how do they impact entrepreneurs?  Twenty years ago, there was no Google. The founder of the world’s largest social media network Mark Zuckerberg was a 13-year-old teenager, probably trying to find his bearings between ... Read More »

Technology, innovation lend a new lease of life to business cards

Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint There was a time when company executives would travel with leather-bound business card holders and have a Rolodex placed aesthetically on their desk. As professional networking sites are proliferating, card holders and Rolodexes are becoming passé. Business cards though are not going out of fashion anytime soon—they continue to evolve with the times. It is now no ... Read More »

In Wake Of Hurricanes, Home Builder Caution Grows

(KERRY SHERIDAN/AFP/Getty Images) As large swaths of the nation recover from major hurricanes, home builders are feeling less optimistic than they did a month ago. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo monthly Housing Market Index declined three points to a reading of 64 for September. The August August was revised one-point from 68 to 67. Anything over 50 is considered positive, but ... Read More »

Anything for this: The costs, benefits of life in elite sport

Mara Abbott on her way to a solo stage victory in Stage 9 of the 2015 Giro Rosa. If I had known as a college freshman — entering into adulthood of honing pure excellence in my tiny sphere, with errors and triumphs and struggles all rolled in — if I had known this fate lay ahead, would I have traded ... Read More »