The High Five: bring back the bees and beware the Ides

1 month 1 week ago

You made it to Friday. Can we get a High Five? In this new series, we’ll show you what’s trending on Google with a look at a few of the top searches from the week of March 13.

CheeriosWhere have all the bumble-bees gone? People are buzzing about Cheerios this week, as the brand dropped its bee mascot to raise awareness for the alarming decline of the world’s bee population. They’ve pledged to give away 100 million wildflower seeds to bring back the bees. Luck of the Irish 

People aren’t just searching for pots of gold, they’re turning to Google for more information about the history of St. Patrick’s Day, the luck of the Irish, and local parades and pubs.

Beware the Ides of March

If you’ve always wondered why we should beware the Ides of March, which occurred this Wednesday, you’re not alone. Many searched about the meaning of Ides of March and who was famously killed on that day.

Did someone say free food?

Searches for American Airlines took off after the airline announced plans to offer free meals to passengers seated in economy on cross-country flights.

This is you searching “This is Us”

Fans of NBC’s hit show “This is Us” had a big week. The season finale aired on Tuesday, and many turned to Google to learn more about the show’s actors and surprising season finale.

U.S. WLI Ticked Up

1 month 1 week ago
The U.S. Weekly Leading Index ticked up to 145.5 from 145.2. The growth rate edged down to 9.6% from 9.8%.To put the economy in perspective please see links below: - read ECRI's "Fed Not Crying Wolf".- watch Lakshman Achuthan's current interview on Reuters.For a closer look at recent moves in the U.S. Weekly Leading Index, see the chart below:
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Two Flavors of Technical Opportunists: Missionaries and Mercenaries

1 month 1 week ago

“Missionaries and mercenaries” has a pretty intriguing ring to it, huh?  I wish I could claim credit for it, but I heard about it on this podcast with Ribbonfarm creator Venkat Rao.  Apparently, entrepreneurs use this pithy phrase to make a distinction among themselves.  I’ll explain in more detail shortly. First, however, I’d like to […]

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Erik Dietrich

Weekly roundup: tips for reading more

1 month 1 week ago
We’ve been publishing research-based articles every week about meaningful work, being productive, and finding work/life balance for the past few months. Today we’re started an experiment. Every week, alongside our longer, research-based articles, we’ll also publish a short roundup of tips relating to one theme. For our first roundup we’re looking at tips to help […]
Belle B. Cooper

New Cycle Dates Determined for Russia and Australia

1 month 2 weeks ago
Today ECRI is announcing new business and growth rate cycle dates for Russia as well as a growth rate cycle date Australia. Growth rate cycles are alternating periods of accelerating and decelerating economic growth – and occur within business cycles, which pertain to the level of activity.Growth rate cycle downturns can culminate in either recessions or soft landings that are followed by a rea...
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The hole in Western finances

1 month 2 weeks ago

HAVE western governments, faced with angry voters, lost the ability to raise taxes? The question is raised by a farcical U-turn by the British government over a budget measure announced a week previously. The government retreated in the face of backbench opposition and the right-wing press.

Fed Not Crying Wolf

1 month 2 weeks ago
In early February, following the last Fed statement, March rate hike probabilities fell to just 15%, with the markets expecting only two rate hikes in 2017. In contrast, we explained why faster rate hikes were likely and declared in an ECRI report: “The Fed will be spurred to hike rates more than most believe. That is the inescapable logic of the current state of the economic cycle.” Today, a M...
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Kyrill Potapov on how to maintain work/life balance and stay productive

1 month 2 weeks ago
Can you tell us what you do, and what your typical workday looks like? I’m an English teacher and Human-Computer Interaction researcher, so half the time I’m planning and delivering lessons and marking work; the other half of the time I’m reading articles and writing up my PhD thesis. Do you have a morning routine […]
Belle B. Cooper

U.S. WLI Monthly Unchanged

1 month 2 weeks ago
The level of the monthly WLI was unchanged at 143.1. The growth rate fell to 10.0% from 11.9%.To put the economic growth outlook in perspective please see links below: - watch Lakshman Achuthan's recent interview on Reuters.- watch Lakshman Achuthan's interview on MSNBC.
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The hounding of Owen Jones

1 month 2 weeks ago
IN THE big scheme of things, the retreat of a Guardian columnist from social media is not a huge event—it will be drowned out by the latest antics of Donald Trump, the extraordinary diplomatic dispute between the Netherlands and Turkey, the triggering of article 50 by the United Kingdom and Scotland’s push for a second independence ref...

The Case for a Team Standard

1 month 2 weeks ago

Editorial Note: I originally wrote this post for the SubMain blog.  You can check out the original here, at their site.  While you’re there, check out CodeIt.Right and give it a try. In professional contexts, I think that the word “standard” has two distinct flavors.  So when we talk about a “team standard” or a […]

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Erik Dietrich

The High Five: vibrant women, colorful blooms and (less) colorful donuts

1 month 2 weeks ago

You made it to Friday. Can we get a High Five? In this new series, we’ll show you what’s trending on Google with a look at five of the top searches from the week of March 6th.

International Women’s Day

On Wednesday March 8th, the world celebrated International Women's Day. People searched on Google to learn more about the day, iconic women throughout history, and how people celebrated this week. Here at Google, we had a lot going on with Doodles, on VR and YouTube, and in media.   

Ed SheeranPeople aren’t just Thinking Out Loud about Ed Sheeran, they’re searching for him. This week he announced a world tour, and all 16 songs on his latest album, “Divide,” are expected to make it into Billboard’s Top 40 … solidifying his spot on the A Team. His album on YouTube already has more than a billion views—looks like All of the Stars are aligning for Ed. Super Blooms Everything's bigger in Texas, but there are “super blooms” in California. The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is seeing its biggest super bloom in 12 years, but flower-lovers have to act fast. This oasis of wildflower blossoms could disappear soon, thanks to high winds and the area’s infamously hungry caterpillars.    Tim TebowHeisman trophy winner and former NFL star Tim Tebow is trading touchdowns for home runs. The former Broncos quarterback made his baseball debut this week at spring training with the New York Mets. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins

Donut and ice cream lovers might see a change in some of their favorite flavors. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins announced that they will eliminate synthetic colors from their food and beverages by the end of 2018.  

The High Five: vibrant women, colorful blooms and (less) colorful donuts

1 month 2 weeks ago

You made it to Friday. Can we get a High Five? In this new series, we’ll show you what’s trending on Google with a look at five of the top searches from the week of March 6th.

International Women’s Day

On Wednesday March 8th, the world celebrated International Women's Day. People searched on Google to learn more about the day, iconic women throughout history, and how people celebrated this week. Here at Google, we had a lot going on with Doodles, on VR and YouTube, and in media.   

Ed SheeranPeople aren’t just Thinking Out Loud about Ed Sheeran, they’re searching for him. This week he announced a world tour, and all 16 songs on his latest album, “Divide,” are expected to make it into Billboard’s Top 40 … solidifying his spot on the A Team. His album on YouTube already has more than a billion views—looks like All of the Stars are aligning for Ed. Super Blooms Everything's bigger in Texas, but there are “super blooms” in California. The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is seeing its biggest super bloom in 12 years, but flower-lovers have to act fast. This oasis of wildflower blossoms could disappear soon, thanks to high winds and the area’s infamously hungry caterpillars.    Tim TebowHeisman trophy winner and former NFL star Tim Tebow is trading touchdowns for home runs. The former Broncos quarterback made his baseball debut this week at spring training with the New York Mets. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins

Donut and ice cream lovers might see a change in some of their favorite flavors. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins announced that they will eliminate synthetic colors from their food and beverages by the end of 2018.  

The High Five: vibrant women, colorful blooms and (less) colorful donuts

1 month 2 weeks ago

You made it to Friday. Can we get a High Five? In this new series, we’ll show you what’s trending on Google with a look at five of the top searches from the week of March 6th.

International Women’s Day

On Wednesday March 8th, the world celebrated International Women's Day. People searched on Google to learn more about the day, iconic women throughout history, and how people celebrated this week. Here at Google, we had a lot going on with Doodles, on VR and YouTube, and in media.   

Ed SheeranPeople aren’t just Thinking Out Loud about Ed Sheeran, they’re searching for him. This week he announced a world tour, and all 16 songs on his latest album, “Divide,” are expected to make it into Billboard’s Top 40 … solidifying his spot on the A Team. His album on YouTube already has more than a billion views—looks like All of the Stars are aligning for Ed. Super Blooms Everything's bigger in Texas, but there are “super blooms” in California. The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is seeing its biggest super bloom in 12 years, but flower-lovers have to act fast. This oasis of wildflower blossoms could disappear soon, thanks to high winds and the area’s infamously hungry caterpillars.    Tim TebowHeisman trophy winner and former NFL star Tim Tebow is trading touchdowns for home runs. The former Broncos quarterback made his baseball debut this week at spring training with the New York Mets. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins

Donut and ice cream lovers might see a change in some of their favorite flavors. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins announced that they will eliminate synthetic colors from their food and beverages by the end of 2018.  

U.S. WLI Edged Down

1 month 2 weeks ago
The U.S. Weekly Leading Index edged down to 144.9 from 145.4. The growth rate decreased to 9.5% from 10.2%.To put the economy in perspective please see links below: - watch Lakshman Achuthan's current interview on MSNBC.- read Lakshman Achuthan's interview on Elle.- listen to Lakshman Achuthan's interview on Finanacial Sense.For a closer look at recent moves in the U.S. Weekly Leading Index, se...
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U.S. Future Inflation Gauge Rises

1 month 2 weeks ago
U.S. inflationary pressures were up in February, as the U.S. future inflation gauge increased to 113.4 from a 113.0 reading in January, according to data released Friday morning by the Economic Cycle Research Institute."The USFIG inched up further in February, staying in a cyclical upswing," ECRI Chief Operations Officer Lakshman Achuthan said in a release. "Thus, underlying inflation pressures...
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