Weekly roundup: Quick tips for improving your work environment

2 weeks 2 days ago
From the lighting in your office to the style of desk you work at, your environment can help or hinder your productivity. Let’s take a look at some ways you can adjust your workspace to suit your needs and improve your efficiency at work. Want to learn more about spending your time well and doing […]
Belle B. Cooper

U.S. WLI Edged Up

2 weeks 3 days ago
The U.S. Weekly Leading Index edged up to 145.2 from 145.0. The growth rate eased to 7.1% from 7.5%.To put the economy in perspective please see links below: - watch Lakshman Achuthan's current interview on Reuters.- read ECRI's "Jobless Rates Show Cyclical Revival, Structural Slack".For a closer look at recent moves in the U.S. Weekly Leading Index, see the chart below:
ECRI

Now Image Search can jump-start your search for style

2 weeks 3 days ago

Image Search is full of pics to help you find inspiration—whether it’s places to travel, items to purchase or shots of your favorite celebs, art and memes. But when it comes to fashion, it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why today, we’re introducing a new feature called “style ideas” in the Google app for Android and mobile web, which will surely help boost your search style IQ. Now while perusing fashion product images, Image Search will surface a grid of inspirational lifestyle images and outfits that showcase how the product can be worn in real life.

With style ideas, you can see real-life options of what bag and jeans look stellar with those red high heels you’ve been eyeing. Or if running gear is more your speed, no sweat—workout ensemble ideas are just a tap away.  

As an added bonus, you’ll also see an expanded carousel for “similar items” while searching for apparel products. That means whether you’re researching shorts and sneakers or checking out sunglasses and handbags, you’ll be able to find product offerings that may suit your tastes. Uncovering a bargain option without sacrificing style is now accessible right from Image Search.

With these new features, Image Search may be your best new accessory. Or at least a useful tool to find apparel that suits your style and your wallet.

Now Image Search can jump-start your search for style

2 weeks 3 days ago

Image Search is full of pics to help you find inspiration—whether it’s places to travel, items to purchase or shots of your favorite celebs, art and memes. But when it comes to fashion, it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why today, we’re introducing a new feature called “style ideas” in the Google app for Android and mobile web, which will surely help boost your search style IQ. Now while perusing fashion product images, Image Search will surface a grid of inspirational lifestyle images and outfits that showcase how the product can be worn in real life.

With style ideas, you can see real-life options of what bag and jeans look stellar with those red high heels you’ve been eyeing. Or if running gear is more your speed, no sweat—workout ensemble ideas are just a tap away.  

As an added bonus, you’ll also see an expanded carousel for “similar items” while searching for apparel products. That means whether you’re researching shorts and sneakers or checking out sunglasses and handbags, you’ll be able to find product offerings that may suit your tastes. Uncovering a bargain option without sacrificing style is now accessible right from Image Search.

With these new features, Image Search may be your best new accessory. Or at least a useful tool to find apparel that suits your style and your wallet.

Now Image Search can jump-start your search for style

2 weeks 3 days ago

Image Search is full of pics to help you find inspiration—whether it’s places to travel, items to purchase or shots of your favorite celebs, art and memes. But when it comes to fashion, it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why today, we’re introducing a new feature called “style ideas” in the Google app for Android and mobile web, which will surely help boost your search style IQ. Now while perusing fashion product images, Image Search will surface a grid of inspirational lifestyle images and outfits that showcase how the product can be worn in real life.

With style ideas, you can see real-life options of what bag and jeans look stellar with those red high heels you’ve been eyeing. Or if running gear is more your speed, no sweat—workout ensemble ideas are just a tap away.  

As an added bonus, you’ll also see an expanded carousel for “similar items” while searching for apparel products. That means whether you’re researching shorts and sneakers or checking out sunglasses and handbags, you’ll be able to find product offerings that may suit your tastes. Uncovering a bargain option without sacrificing style is now accessible right from Image Search.

With these new features, Image Search may be your best new accessory. Or at least a useful tool to find apparel that suits your style and your wallet.

U.S. WLI Monthly Ticked Down

2 weeks 4 days ago
The level of the monthly WLI ticked down to 143.0 from 143.3.The growth rate of the monthly WLI decreased to 7.8% from 10.2%.To put the economy in perspective please see links below: - watch Lakshman Achuthan's current interview on Reuters.- read ECRI's "Jobless Rates Show Cyclical Revival, Structural Slack".- watch Lakshman Achuthan's interview on CNBC.
ECRI

Striking the Standards Balance: Scale Up without the Bureaucracy

2 weeks 4 days ago

Editorial Note: I originally wrote this post for the Telerik blog.  You can check out the original here, at their site.  While you’re there, have a look around at their extensive product offering. In a whitepaper I wrote recently, I talked about two hypothetical organizations.  I used them to offer a study in hyperbolic contrast. […]

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Erik Dietrich

Lev Kravinsky on procrastination and staying productive

2 weeks 4 days ago
Please welcome Lev Kravinsky to the RescueTime blog! Lev is a software engineer whose current project is Everydev, “A job board built on inclusivity and individuality, featuring companies that care.” Can you tell us what you do, and what your typical workday looks like? Right now, I split my time between building products and freelancing. […]
Belle B. Cooper

Mexican Exports Rebound Ahead of BAT Threat

2 weeks 5 days ago
The proposed border adjustment tax , which would effectively levy a substantial tax on imports to the U.S., is of great concern for the Mexican economy, as it directly threatens its vital export sector. Of course, as of now, the BAT is still only a proposal, and is unlikely to impact Mexican exports near term. So, how are cyclical prospects for Mexican exports ahead of this potential policy sho...
ECRI

Incredible Rush to Exceptional India

2 weeks 6 days ago
Powered by a rush of foreign investment, Indian stock prices surged to a new high last week. Posting double-digit returns year-to-date, Indian equities have outperformed stocks in the other BRIC economies, as well as the U.S. Also – while declining globally – foreign direct investment into India spurted to an eight-year high in 2016, exceeding India’s current account deficit for the first time ...
ECRI

Always Be Leaving

2 weeks 6 days ago

Last Friday, I published a post called “The Polyglot’s Dilemma”.  I had actually had a stubbed draft for this post, “Always Be Leaving,” before writing that one.  But it turns out that post segues nicely into this one. Programmers (especially polyglots) face a dilemma wherein the thing that makes them most employable (broad generalist skills) […]

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Erik Dietrich

Jobs, Inflation & the Fed

3 weeks 2 days ago
See link below to watch the interview on Reuters TV.Headline jobs growth came in well below expectations, and weather played some part in suppressing job growth, both in construction and retail. But the jobless rate dropped to 4.5%, its lowest reading since 2007, so the Fed’s “full-employment” mandate has been met.Their other mandate is on inflation, and over the past year I’ve discussed our U....
ECRI

The High Five: baseball and (maybe) an extinct tiger are back again

3 weeks 2 days ago

This week tiger aficionados got a curveball, a Pepsi ad struck out and a Supreme Court nomination made it to the final inning. Oh, and Major League Baseball is back for the season. Here’s a look at five of the top trending Google searches from the week of April 3.

Play ball!

Sports fans stepped up to the search plate this week. With baseball season now officially underway, fans were eager to find out how their teams were doing on Opening Day. Red Sox, Cubs, Orioles and Cardinals scores were the most searched.

Soda ad cannedThis week, there was backlash against Pepsi’s new ad featuring model Kendall Jenner. Many called the ad “tone deaf” in light of recent protests and the political climate. Searchers were curious about which advertising agency was behind the ad, and asked “why did Pepsi apologize?” and “why did Pepsi pull the ad?” Extinct … we think? An animal strongly resembling the Tasmanian tiger, which was thought to be extinct, was sighted this week—and experts and scientists are in an uproooooaaaarrr. Now people want to know “What year did a Tasmanian tiger become extinct?” (answer: 1936) and “Is it possible that Tasmanian tigers still exist?” (answer: TBD). Going nuclear Today Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. Leading up to the confirmation, there was a lot of talk of the “nuclear option.” The term is still a mystery to many, who searched to find out “When was the last time the nuclear option was used?” and “Who came up with the nuclear option?” And the winner is… Nominations for MTV Movie and TV awards (that’s right, TV is included for the first time this year!) were announced this week. Of the nominated movies and TV shows, “Get Out” and “Atlanta” were most searched. People were curious about who’s hosting this year’s show and the award categories—so if you have strong feelings about this year’s “Tearjerker,” or “Best Fight Against the System,” cast your vote before May 7.

The High Five: baseball and (maybe) an extinct tiger are back again

3 weeks 2 days ago

This week tiger aficionados got a curveball, a Pepsi ad struck out and a Supreme Court nomination made it to the final inning. Oh, and Major League Baseball is back for the season. Here’s a look at five of the top trending Google searches from the week of April 3.

Play ball!

Sports fans stepped up to the search plate this week. With baseball season now officially underway, fans were eager to find out how their teams were doing on Opening Day. Red Sox, Cubs, Orioles and Cardinals scores were the most searched.

Soda ad cannedThis week, there was backlash against Pepsi’s new ad featuring model Kendall Jenner. Many called the ad “tone deaf” in light of recent protests and the political climate. Searchers were curious about which advertising agency was behind the ad, and asked “why did Pepsi apologize?” and “why did Pepsi pull the ad?” Extinct … we think? An animal strongly resembling the Tasmanian tiger, which was thought to be extinct, was sighted this week—and experts and scientists are in an uproooooaaaarrr. Now people want to know “What year did a Tasmanian tiger become extinct?” (answer: 1936) and “Is it possible that Tasmanian tigers still exist?” (answer: TBD). Going nuclear Today Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. Leading up to the confirmation, there was a lot of talk of the “nuclear option.” The term is still a mystery to many, who searched to find out “When was the last time the nuclear option was used?” and “Who came up with the nuclear option?” And the winner is… Nominations for MTV Movie and TV awards (that’s right, TV is included for the first time this year!) were announced this week. Of the nominated movies and TV shows, “Get Out” and “Atlanta” were most searched. People were curious about who’s hosting this year’s show and the award categories—so if you have strong feelings about this year’s “Tearjerker,” or “Best Fight Against the System,” cast your vote before May 7.

The High Five: baseball and (maybe) an extinct tiger are back again

3 weeks 2 days ago

This week tiger aficionados got a curveball, a Pepsi ad struck out and a Supreme Court nomination made it to the final inning. Oh, and Major League Baseball is back for the season. Here’s a look at five of the top trending Google searches from the week of April 3.

Play ball!

Sports fans stepped up to the search plate this week. With baseball season now officially underway, fans were eager to find out how their teams were doing on Opening Day. Red Sox, Cubs, Orioles and Cardinals scores were the most searched.

Soda ad cannedThis week, there was backlash against Pepsi’s new ad featuring model Kendall Jenner. Many called the ad “tone deaf” in light of recent protests and the political climate. Searchers were curious about which advertising agency was behind the ad, and asked “why did Pepsi apologize?” and “why did Pepsi pull the ad?” Extinct … we think? An animal strongly resembling the Tasmanian tiger, which was thought to be extinct, was sighted this week—and experts and scientists are in an uproooooaaaarrr. Now people want to know “What year did a Tasmanian tiger become extinct?” (answer: 1936) and “Is it possible that Tasmanian tigers still exist?” (answer: TBD). Going nuclear Today Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. Leading up to the confirmation, there was a lot of talk of the “nuclear option.” The term is still a mystery to many, who searched to find out “When was the last time the nuclear option was used?” and “Who came up with the nuclear option?” And the winner is… Nominations for MTV Movie and TV awards (that’s right, TV is included for the first time this year!) were announced this week. Of the nominated movies and TV shows, “Get Out” and “Atlanta” were most searched. People were curious about who’s hosting this year’s show and the award categories—so if you have strong feelings about this year’s “Tearjerker,” or “Best Fight Against the System,” cast your vote before May 7.

U.S. WLI Edges Up

3 weeks 2 days ago
The U.S. Weekly Leading Index rose to 145.0 from 144.1. The growth rate decreased to 7.5% from 7.8%.To put the economy in perspective please see links below: - watch Lakshman Achuthan's current interview on CNBC.- watch Lakshman Achuthan's interview on MSNBC.- read ECRI's "Fed Not Crying Wolf".For a closer look at recent moves in the U.S. Weekly Leading Index, see the chart below:
ECRI

Jobless Rates Show Cyclical Revival, Structural Slack

3 weeks 2 days ago
Joblessness hasn’t been lower since before the Great Recession, underscoring the cyclical recovery in the labor market. That’s the message from both the “official” U3 jobless rate and the so-called “real” jobless rate U6, which captures some of the additional labor market slack. The U6 measure includes those not actively looking after failed job searches in the past 12 months, as well as people...
ECRI