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Mall developers are shifting their intention towards fewer and better stores as popular direct-to-consumer brands increasingly pop up in shopping centers. Today’s customers are looking for brands who blend transparent pricing with a high-quality product and often transparent manufacturing. Companies like Allbirds, Everlane, Glossier, and Warby Parkers check off all of those boxes and are coveted by landlords.
These days streaming services are top of mind for entertainment viewers. Options like Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix create more creative risks, which changed the audience experience within a few years — compared to cable television which took over a few decades. Network leaders are placing bets on how audience experiences will continue to evolve as technology continues to change how people experience entertainment.
The Fearless Girl statue is no longer facing the iconic Charging Bull statue. The bronze statue will now stand in front of the New York Stock Exchange building on Wall Street in New York City, where she was originally installed opposite of the Charging Bull in celebration of 2017’s International Women’s Day.
Over the past 30 years, the Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest and thickest ice. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, findings indicate that the sea at the top of the world has morphed into a new and very different state — implicating major changes for creatures like walruses and polar bears and, in the long run, the pace of global warming itself.