St Pancras enjoys sweet smell of success with Lancôme

Retail is looking rosy at St Pancras International which has high hopes of outperforming the high street this Christmas after sparkling sales last year and a new festive collaboration with French beauty giant Lancôme. Although 2018’s sector growth generally was mainly flat during the period, the tills continued to twinkle at the iconic Grade 1-listed railway station which bucked the trend with a 6.3 percent year-on-year increase. Retail is looking rosy at St Pancras International…

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Why you always seem to have room for dessert

There’s a scientific reason behind your “second stomach.” It’s happened to you before: You finish a big meal and feel full. Stuffed. You’re never eating again. But then out comes dessert and, well, you always have room for dessert, right? Scientifically speaking, you actually do. The phenomenon is called sensory-specific satiety. Barbara Rolls describes the experience as, “I’ve just had enough of that food, I want something else, is really what sensory-specific satiety really is.”…

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Pound euro exchange rate: GBP/EUR flat as ‘worst is over’ for Eurozone factories

The pound remains muted against the euro following a slew of weak manufacturing data from both the UK and Eurozone, leaving the pairing trading around €1.173. The pound remains muted against the euro following a slew of weak manufacturing data from both the UK and Eurozone, leaving the pairing trading around €1.173. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week Powered by WPeMatico

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Why health insurance in rural America is suddenly getting cheaper under Obamacare

Many have seen their premium costs drop, but it’s not all good news. Two years ago, President Donald Trump ended key subsidies to health insurers that help reduce out-of-pocket costs for low-income Americans who buy insurance through Obamacare. Today, the insurance market has adjusted to the loss of federal payments — but the consequences for patients are quite different depending on how much they earn and where they live. A group of health researchers, led…

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Pound US dollar exchange rate steady, UK manufacturing PMI contracts in November

The pound US dollar exchange rate is holding steady today, with the pairing currently trading around $1.293 after November’s UK Markit manufacturing PMI contracted for its seventh month in a row. Rob Dobson, a director at IHS Markit, commented: “November saw UK manufacturers squeezed between a rock and hard place, as the uncertainty created by a further delay to Brexit was accompanied by growing paralysis ahead of the forthcoming general election.” The pound US dollar…

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Star Wars, Cats, Little Women, and more: 12 movies to see this December

Adam Sander in Uncut Gems and Michael B. Jordan in Just Mercy. | A24/Warner Bros. Adam Sandler, Charlize Theron, and Michael B. Jordan will all be on the big screen this month. The end of the year typically brings the last batch of prestige movie releases hoping for awards-season recognition, as well as a collection of family-friendly movies designed for holiday viewing. This December is no different: Audiences can see a creepy horror film, a…

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Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.

Christina Animashaun/Vox These are 6 of the most high-impact, cost-effective, evidence-based organizations. You may not have heard of them. If you’re reading this, chances are you care a lot about fighting climate change, and that’s great. Maybe you’re thinking about making a donation to the cause on Giving Tuesday, and that’s great, too. Climate change is the biggest emergency facing humanity. Our global response to it has been, in a word, pathetic. Over the past…

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