Today’s bits: Every Kiss

Every Kiss Begins With Kay – Hundreds of workers allege sex bias. Former employees described a sexual aggression, gender bias, and abuses of power. (New York Times)

Airlines Aim to Trick Your Taste Buds at 30,000 Feet– A Hong Kong carrier has introduced a beer brewed to taste good at high altitudes, since noise, dry air and plastic cutlery affect our sense of taste. Perhaps that’s why airplane food has always left something to be desired? Or not… (NY Times)

I know people who earn $45,000 a year who manage to save 10% of their salary, and I know people who make $80,000 and don’t save anything. The difference is that savers have a long-term vision and plan of what they want to achieve, rather than just getting by day-to-day.

7 Ways to Save When You Don’t Have Any Extra Cash –  Got the will to save, but don’t think you can pull it off? Here’s how to turn good intentions into actual savings. Saving really is quite doable, on almost any salary. (Barron’s)

Hack Your Finances in One Day: A Beginners Guide to Money Management – ou know it’s important to get your money under control if you ever want to get out of debt, go on awesome vacations, or retire someday. The problem is, a lot of people don’t know where to start or feel like they don’t have time. If you have just a day, we have you covered. (Life Hacker)

Do You Need a Living Trust? 7 Reasons Why Not – Do you need a living trust? I’m no lawyer, but the short answer is probably not. For those who promote the use of living trusts, the general logic is that this is the single, best document that will help you avoid costly probate proceedings when passing assets to your heirs. And while this technically may be true, in most cases there are easier, less expensive ways to avoid probate. (Investopedia)

How Artificial Intelligence Is Quietly Changing How You Shop Online – The promise of AI has seemingly been just on the horizon for years, with little evidence of change in the lives of most consumers. A few years ago, buzzwords like “big data” hinted at the potential, but ending up generating little actual impact. That’s now changing, thanks to advancements in AI like deep learning, in which software programs learn to perform sometimes complex tasks without active oversight from humans. (Time)

 

 

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