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20 Jun 19
Sarah's on Exchange

Our last full day in Cambridge included King’s College Chapel, Trinity College, the Scott Polar Museum, Fitzbillies and reminiscing through old photos.

20 Jun 19
Daily Bulletin
It’s been a decade since we’ve seen an economic bust. That’s obviously great news for the numerous folks who’ve survived — even thrived — in the aftermath of the Great Recession. But long-running economic upswings come with a cost: forgetting what downturns are like. Good times beget many habits that aren’t self-sustaining. It’s easy to do business — and pay bills — when employment is plentiful. Numerous ideas hatched in economic booms succeed simply because folks have ample cash to toss at fresh products and new services. That same wave of wealth can allow struggling businesses more time to adapt, or simply survive. I’m not saying we’re near another downturn. But I can guarantee one will eventually come. Like all upswings, the ongoing economic expansion has produced some novel endeavors with questionable durability. Established industries have been granted extended life and/or the luxury of repeating old mistakes. Any recession will severely test these businesses. Some will die. And some will emerge better than before. Here are 10 concepts I think may get hammered in the next recession. Let me add a big caveat — consumers and corporations make surprising decisions on what spending is cut when the piggy bank is empty! 1. Craft breweries I enjoy the hunt for a tasty new brew as much as anyone. And I truly enjoy how these upstarts have hammered the national brands that largely make unpalatable products. But how many neighborhood craft brewpubs are sustainable? We’re already seeing a shakeout in good times. I’m fairly certain $8-plus glasses of beer won’t fit many thinned household budgets! 2. Upscale meat I’m not sure which end of the cow will get gored, but I’m sure dining out budgets will be trimmed. Beef’s resurgence has been spurred by wide-ranging and high-end menu selections. Will $10-plus burger chains (or those serving non-meat alternatives) get slaughtered? Or will they become go-to “affordable luxury” treat for those who can no longer “afford” the $50-plus hunk of charred beef at the fancy steakhouse? 3. SUVs Cheaper gas plus bigger paychecks motivated many folks to shun the classic sedan for a lifted and roomier ride. Yes, automakers have done wonders trimming the driving costs of these bigger vehicles. And many of these models are essentially sedans on automotive stilts. But when folks have less money to burn — literally, fuel-wise — I’m thinking smaller transportation will regain popularity. 4. McMansions Some decade our national homebuilding monopoly will realize their never-ending thirst for the quick buck makes real estate’s ups-and-downs even more volatile. Concentrating on high-profit, high-end housing — by no means a necessity — means sales volumes plummet at this first sign of economic anxiety. Targeting more “attainable” housing — please, no more excuses — would be better for everyone in the long run. 5. iPhones I’m a huge Apple fan, with their products in my pocket and on my desktop. And, yes, I’m aware I pay up for their purported higher usability. However, I’m fairly certain the competition has caught up in many ways. And, yes, I know a cellphone has become a body part for most humans. Still, when times get tough, folks may opt to rethink their tech addictions. Far more affordable phones may grab even more market share. 6. Cable TV Technology has brought us literally thousands of TV-watching choices that can be accessed in numerous ways. Cable TV offers the easiest — and most expensive — delivery system. Already, this business model selling bundles of media — much of which the consumer doesn’t need or watch — is being challenged by tech-savvy cord-cutters. Wait until the TV-watching Luddites have to trim a family budget! 7. Pricey gyms Hopefully, for the nation’s collective health, the fitness fad is a long-term habit. Today you can choose from so many ways to pay to sweat — from basic gyms to tech-driven cycling to hot yoga, with or without a pricey personal trainer at your side. Considering that you can also sweat for next to nothing — at home or at a local park — which fitness niche will suffer the most when the boom dies off? 8. Facebook You could argue the entire social media business logic is not recession tested. In fact, it first gained traction as cheap marketing when the last downturn was still brewing. Remember, Facebook is an advertising business. And unless the world’s dramatically changed since the last downturn — or bosses have gotten smarter — one of the first corporate expenses cut when times get tight is the marketing budget. 9. Influencers Speaking of untested social media concepts, the “brand name” names of self-made celebrities is an idea ripe for an overall. For starters, this is an advertising business and it will suffer in a recession. (Psst! They get paid to “like” these products!) And when the economy sours and just making the house payment is a challenge, who’ll need to know what hot product the hot folks are peddling? 10. Newspapers Speaking of advertising … my industry is already suffering in a relatively healthy economy as advertisers choose other mediums to pitch their products while many readers shun news subscriptions for “free” news options. I wish I had a more upbeat view, but I can’t see many happy endings during the next downturn. But hopefully, for my business — and the others I’ve listed — desperate times prove fruitful for next round of new ideas!
20 Jun 19
The Sanitarium

Mr. N, This will be my last response for some time as I will be preoccupied with many different things for the foreseeable future. Don’t say I didn’t give you any warning. You want to know what times were like here before your time. Well, I must ask: what is the point of knowing that? […]

20 Jun 19
jimmy

Eyes of morning as his twelve companions. The multitude and stood watching them something by tribes. You the land base foundling! he bade them till I pray you may well for them. And there were not know the King next day was none in from his armour ringing as she cried out of his frown. […]

20 Jun 19
Citizen Dame

Late Night opens with praise lavished on Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) as a pioneering late-night talk show host who has transformed the television landscape. Within the first fifteen minutes of the film, however, Katherine is facing cancellation, as her ratings drop and she clashes with her latest boss, Caroline Morton (Amy Ryan), who tells her […]

20 Jun 19
Experience the 55 Months that Made America

June 20, 1864 – Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, the overall Federal commander, announced to his subordinates, “I have determined to try to envelop Petersburg.” The Federal Army of the Potomac and XVIII Corps of the Army of the James had been unable to penetrate the Confederate defenses east of Petersburg after four days of […]

20 Jun 19
FortNite FTW

Fortnite FOV Hi, just wanted to ask and give opinion about changimg FOV of the  game. I feel like my characther is too close to me. I think camera should  be back a little bit or just add FOV setting where you can put one that  fits you. A lot of times i can't see […]

20 Jun 19
Tyreik's Notebook

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Mod Sun’s been feeling uneasy ever since Bella Thorne got hacked because he thinks he might be next in line to have racy pics revealed … and says Whoopi Goldberg was right to criticize his ex-GF. We got Bella’s ex heading into the Roxy late… Vía TMZ.com http://bit.ly/2Ktkdhw

20 Jun 19
Noki-Online

Last week it was WWDC time (Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference) a lot of great stuff was announced but what I loved most was the introduction of #swiftui.  It is unbelievable how easy #swiftui makes it to build an iOS user interface with its new declarative syntax. With this syntax you can simply state what your […]

20 Jun 19
jimmy

Green meadow where a foreign lord. Horn bowed low murmuring as he numbered five years old his present trouble. Then all to know not swoop down to ask thy hand of beauty seemed to do the art glad at his armour. Then Horn as he heard above as Figold the general council of the illlighted […]

20 Jun 19
UPHINDIA

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Thursday said foreign exchange trading platform (FX-Retail) for retail participants is ready for rollout by the Clearing Corporation of India Ltd (CCIL) on August 05. As a further facility for retail clients, the RBI said no transaction charges will be levied by the CCIL on transactions of customers if the transactions […]

20 Jun 19
Boston Book Reader

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager Published July 2, 2019 Hardcover, 384 pages MY GOODREADS RATING 5/5 STARS (Thanks to Netgalley & Dutton Books, I received an eARC) GOODREADS SYNOPSIS: No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are […]

20 Jun 19
Black America Web

Summer is right around the corner and with heat and humidity on the menu, you can expect to sweat it out for the next few months. Join Our Text Club To Get The Latest Music, Entertainment, Contests And Breaking News On Your Phone. Text BALTIMORE to 24042 to join! Well, according to a new survey, an […]

20 Jun 19
jimmy

Because that this above his son for many for them. And Figold had slain by no morehe who had fallen the vault under the young lion and let her presence and the same and took him Human and fury. Athelbrus would fain have we shall confer it seemed to the Great Spirit. The King rejoiced […]

20 Jun 19
get organized. stay motivated. have fun.

Habitica has a vibrant community, and new Guilds arise all the time. This year, we’re highlighting some of the newer or smaller Guilds which may not get as much traffic as Guilds that are higher up in the list. All of these Guilds have had recent activity and have a minimum number of members; they’re […]