Rahul ShahEvery time I go to Aurangabad, the city where I spent my formative years, I make it a point to catch up with two of my best school buddies.They joined their family businesses immediately after graduation. They're doing rather well for themselves.Close I can't help but notice the stark contrast in the growth of their respective businesses though. related news Adani Enterpris Standalone September 2019 Net Sales at Rs 2,946.11 crore, down 4.29% Y-o-Y Steps to transfer your PPF account to a different bank or branch Thacker Consolidated September 2019 Net Sales at Rs 1.15 crore, down 36.14% Y-o-Y Rohit, the more laidback of the two, runs a successful automobile business.But he hasn't moved beyond this one shop he operates from. Even now, it wears the exact same look it wore a couple of decades ago.Suraj, the more ambitious one, seems to be on a growth spree.He recently opened a brand-new clothing showroom apart from a big one he already owns. If things go as per his … [Read more...] about Double your income: How a long term stock picking system can help you achieve it
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Being lonely can be as bad for someone’s health as having a long-term illness such as diabetes or high blood pressure, the leader of Britain’s GPs will warn on Thursday. Patients who visit their family doctor because they are suffering from loneliness and want some human contact are adding to the pressures the NHS is under, Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard will tell the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). But she will also urge GPs to make the time to see such patients, so that they have someone to talk to, despite being overworked because of the growing demands on their schedules. The estimated 1.1 million Britons to be lonely are 50% more likely to die prematurely than people with a good social network, making loneliness as big a mortality risk as diabetes, the college says. “Social isolation and loneliness are akin to a chronic long-term condition in terms of the impact they have on our patients’ health and wellbeing,” the college’s chair will … [Read more...] about Loneliness as bad for health as long-term illness, says GPs’ chief
Long-term exposure to adversity across a lifespan may alter the brain's dopamine system, according to a new study published this week in the peer-reviewed journal eLife. The UK-based researchers found that chronic stress in childhood and adulthood was associated with dampened dopamine production and exaggerated threat perceptions during short-term situations that induced acute stress. Source: igorstevanovic/Shutterstock According to the authors, these findings help to explain why a lifetime of chronic stress and psychological trauma may disrupt automatic physiological responses designed to help people cope with stressful circumstances in day-to-day life. Previous research has shown that high levels of exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and chronic psychosocial adversity increases the risk of mental illness, substance abuse, and addiction. "We already know that chronic psychosocial adversity can induce vulnerability to mental illnesses such as schizophrenia … [Read more...] about Long-Term Exposure to Adversity Dampens Dopamine Production
Unilever hailed a “substantial” step-up in first-half profits after slashing spending as it looks to convince investors to stick with its long-term plan following an attempted £100bn takeover by Kraft Heinz earlier this year. The maker of Dove soap and Marmite said that it had saved more than €1bn in the first half of the year by reducing advertising agency fees by 17pc and spending almost a quarter less on staff travel as employees were told to tighten their belts. Unilever is planning to trim €6bn of savings by 2020 as it attempts to replicate the lean business model of its aggressive suitor Kraft Heinz and bolster its defences from activist investors that have been targeting consumer goods giants, such as Nestle, and their sluggish growth. The Anglo-Dutch company reported a rise in underlying sales of 3pc in the first six months of the year, while profit before tax rose to €4.6bn (£4bn) from €3.6bn in the same period last year. Chief … [Read more...] about Unilever sales rise as it sticks to ‘long-term plan’ following failed Kraft Heinz takeover
Renting out a property as a short-term let or holiday home can be profitable, and a combination of changes to buy-to-let tax and the rise of Airbnb and rivals has made it increasingly popular. This has led to concerns about properties being taken out of the long-term rental market, with a knock-on effect for renters and neighbourhoods. But even if you set that issue to one side, many property owners may consider short-term letting to be more hassle than its worth, or require expensive management agency fees. Inevitably, this has led to the rise of services that offer to help people let out properties short term. So, can they reduce hassle to a minimum? We look at how a holiday let works and how to stop outgoings eating into your profits. Ros Harrison decided to rent out this flat in London's Earl's Court as a short-term holiday let A host of services aim to address concerns about letting a property in the short term. They take the traditional holiday or short-term let … [Read more...] about Swapping a buy-to-let to a short-term holiday let can prove profitable, but can you really make it hassle-free?