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Month: April 2020

Outside the Box: The future of commercial real estate — the weak get shaken out and the strong take over whole new markets
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Outside the Box Published: April 29, 2020 at 6:39 a.m. ET Once the pain subsides, well-heeled companies will be kings of the city An aerial view of Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive. iStockphoto The world of commercial real estate is getting turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. We’re seeing the first signs of stress in…

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Coronavirus: Fight Coronavirus BS in Your Facebook Newsfeed
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If you get your news from Facebook, that’s problem number one. Why? Well, it would take an effort of pandemic-response-sized proportions to get people to stop sharing bullshit on Facebook. And you see how well our pandemic response is going…I know that you’re smart and astute and certainly don’t spread junk science around Facebook for…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus News Fatigue Is Officially Setting In
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When confronted with a calamity that demands we stay home the majority of the time, it’s only natural that many of us have resorted to reading the news. Wired UKThis story originally appeared on WIRED UK.Throughout March, we watched and surfed ceaselessly. The Guardian received 2.17 billion page views, an increase of more than 750…

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Coronavirus: Don’t Get Suckered by These Coronavirus Phishing Scams
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The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic is the perfect backdrop for scammers to try and sucker you with schemes. We’ve seen fake coronavirus tracker apps and fake charities, and now coronavirus-related phishing scams are on the rise, too. These scams use alarming messages to dupe victims into handing over their social media accounts, social security…

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Coronavirus: Today’s Cartoon: Coronavirus Battle
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Friday, April 17, 2020. By Tiny Beast Comics, with cartooncollections.com. Social distancing can lead to adverse psychological and physiological effects. But there are things you can do to maintain your overall health. Thursday, April 16, 2020. By Andrew Hamm, with cartooncollections.com. People have a lot of bizarre notions about Covid-19 and the 2020 elections—but if…

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Coronavirus: All the Ways to Kill a Coronavirus (So Far)
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The race is on to find a cure for Covid-19. Researchers are testing new vaccines, resurrecting old drugs, and repurposing treatments originally developed for other diseases. Things are moving fast; by the time you read this, the situation may have changed (for the better, we hope). So how are scientists thinking they’ll fend off this…

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8 science-backed ways to boost resilience during the COVID-19 crisis
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Resilience, defined as the ability to adapt in a positive way in the presence of adversity, has been a topic of great interest for some time now, particularly within psychology. As countless studies show, resilience is a critical skill for reducing and managing stress and responding to emotional challenges, including traumatic life events. It’s what…

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Unholy anorexia
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Unholy anorexia

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Every human being has a relationship with food, some of it positive, some of it negative, but ultimately it’s all about emotion and feeling.– From Heston Blumenthal’s foreword to Gastrophysics: The New World of Eating (2017) by Charles SpenceA few years ago, I found myself giving a lecture in the sumptuous 17th-century chapel at the…

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Real estate tycoon Aby Rosen is abandoning $600 million worth of acquisitions as the coronavirus puts New York City’s multi-billion-dollar sales market on ice
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The prominent landlord Aby Rosen, who controls the Chrysler Building, abruptly retreated from two major real-estate acquisitions in recent weeks as the pandemic crisis overtook New York City.The coronavirus has upended the city’s $30 billion commercial-real-estate sales market and prompted buyers, sellers, and lenders to rethink transactions.Meanwhile, major institutions such as Brookfield Properties, Blackstone Group,…

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Bills due on April 1st add to the financial strains of covid-19
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As Americans lose their jobs and incomes, the government helps with rent and mortgage paymentsEditor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For more coverage, see our coronavirus hubTO MOST WORKING…

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What missed rent and mortgage payments mean for the financial system
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April 1st was payday—and the day that big bills were dueEditor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For more coverage, see our coronavirus hubTO MOST WORKING Americans, the first of…

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What missed rent and mortgage payments mean for the financial system
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April 1st was payday—and the day that big bills were dueEditor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For more coverage, see our coronavirus hubTO MOST WORKING Americans, the first of…

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How Commercial Property Owners Can Use Tech To Become Recession-Resilient
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The real estate industry is not immune to economic cycles, including periods of recession. After a decade of growth in the U.S. economy, could we be approaching the end of a cycle and on the verge of the next recession? If so, how can commercial property owners and operators insulate themselves from its impact? While…

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As the coronavirus shutdown continues, how are clubs managing players’ mental health?
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Apr 12, 2020Tor-Kristian KarlsenEditor’s note: Tor-Kristian Karlsen is a Norwegian football scout and executive and is the former chief executive and sporting director at AS Monaco. He will write regularly for ESPN on the business of soccer. In his latest column, he looks at how clubs and players are dealing with the mental effects of…

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