Green Heart Lifestyle

Could Greener Lifestyles Lead To Greater Happiness? Studies Suggest So

For those that try to keep the Earth green and prosperous, you may have some good feelings coming your way as a “thank you” from Mother Nature. According to studies, research shows that there may be a positive relationship between pro-environmental behaviors and overall wellbeing.

As Cardiff University senior research fellow Stuart Capstick explained, there are a number of reasons for this connection. One could be that taking the steps to protect and better the environment fulfills our basic psychological needs, “such as the sense that we are making a useful contribution to the world or acting on our own values and concerns.”

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Capstick noted that kind of logic can also act in the opposite way. People who are in a better state of mind are more likely to pay attention to the environment surrounding them, acting in a way that will benefit everyone rather than just themselves.

In the study that Capstick was an author of, the research went beyond the relationship between environmentalism and wellbeing. Instead, they focused on whether this positive influence was only obtainable in wealthy countries, or if privilege is a nonexistent factor.

Studying 7,000 people in over several different countries like India, the U.K., and Denmark, the research found that regardless of their home and wealth, people that committed environmentally friendly acts — from reducing food waste to donating to environmental campaigns — had their wellbeing positively affected.

“At the personal level, the connection between green behaviour and wellbeing was as pronounced for those on lower incomes as those in higher income brackets,” Capstick said. He also added that regardless of how materialistic or selflessness people claimed themselves to be, their wellbeing rose the same regardless in the event of a environmental action.

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The key difference between countries found by Capstick and co. was that nations with a “more collectivist social organisation,” such as Brazil and China, had a “particularly profounding” wellbeing impact on those who participating in eco-friendly activities as a group.

Considering the data, then, would seem to suggest that a very simple way of improving your mental state is to take the steps to benefit the world around you. Luckily, there is plenty of flexibility when it comes to the actions that can make a difference.

According to BBC, looking for eco-friendly clothes — like cotton over polyester — and shopping at second-hand stores is a great way to bolster both your closet and your sense of eco-responsibility. When it comes to food, meanwhile, eating locally and seasonally are recommended, as is perhaps cutting down on meat.

“I don’t think everyone has to go vegan to make a huge change. The more realistic thing is for the majority of people cutting down meat consumption to a couple of days a week.”

Recycling and reusing materials is always a major environmental aid, and it’s as easy as throwing your plastic water bottle into a blue bin. That simpliness also applies to habits around the house, like turning off the faucet when you’re brushing your teeth or flicking off the lightswitch after leaving a room. You’ll also be saving money if you do the latter.

Football

Jimbo Fisher Fires Back At Nick Saban: ‘Some People Think They’re God’

Even in the offseason, college football rivalries never disappoint. Jimbo Fisher shot some fiery comments back at Nick Saban after the Alabama coach stated that Texas A&M “bought every player” in its top-ranked 2022 recruiting class.

“We never bought anybody,” Fisher angrily said in a press conference Wednesday night. “No rules are broken. Nothing was done wrong. It’s a shame that you’ve got to sit here and defend 17-year-old kids and families and Texas A&M. Because we do things right. We’re always going to do things right. We’re always going to be here. We’re doing a heck of a job.”

Among Texas A&M’s class of 30 commitments and two transfers includes eight five-star prospects — including defensive linemen Walter Nolen, the second-ranked player nationally — and 20 four-star prospects. As ESPN notes, the class is regarded as the top class in the era of recruiting rankings.

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The 56-year-old head coach didn’t name the seven-time National Champion Saban personally, but wasn’t coy about who he was referring to either. “It’s despicable that a reputable head coach can come out and say this when he doesn’t get his way,” Fisher said.

“The narcissist in him doesn’t allow those things to happen. It’s ridiculous when he’s not on top.” Fisher also signaled that Saban — whose own 2022 recruiting class is ranked second by 247Sports with three five-star players — has his own skeletons in the closet.

“Some people think they’re God. Go dig into how God did his deal. You may find out a lot of things you don’t want to know. We build him up to be the czar of football. Go dig into his past, or anybody’s that’s ever coached with him. You can find out anything you want to find out, what he does and how he does it. It’s despicable.”

Fisher, who was the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach on Saban’s staff at LSU from 2000 to 2004, negatively compared that time to his time spent learning under Florida State’s Bobby Bowden. “There’s a reason people I ain’t back and worked for [Saban]. Don’t wanna be associated with him.”

Saban’s comments first arose during a meeting with business leaders Wednesday night. “I mean, we were second in recruiting last year. A&M was first,” Saban said. “A&M bought every player on their team — made a deal for name, image, likeness. We didn’t buy one player, all right? But I don’t know if we’re gonna be able to sustain that in the future because more and more people are doing it. It’s tough.”

Saban stated that Alabama players made $3 million doing it the “right way” and that only 25 players were able to leverage NIL (“name, image, and likeness”) deals. Saban also claimed the problem with the NIL deals — which were established in 2021 after a long fight over college players’ entitlements to financial compensation — is that coaches are “trying to create an advantage for themselves.”

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Saban isn’t a stranger to controversy. He previously rebutted claims that Alabama used NIL deals to entice prospects to the school. “We never cheated to get a player. We never paid players to come to our school,” he said.

It’s not the first time Fisher has blasted NIL claims, either. In February, he defended the school after Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin took a dig at them, saying Texas A&M would incur a luxury tax on the 2022 class. Nick Saban made comments similar to the ones said Wednesday at that time as well, though he later said he “wasn’t accusing anybody.”

Suffice to say, the off-field drama will certainly contribute to the SEC schools’ bitterness against each other. While Alabama holds an 11-3 all-time record versus Texas A&M, the Aggies broke an eight-year losing streak in 2021, winning 41-38. The teams will face off this year in Tuscaloosa on Oct. 8.

Meteor

US Military Records Confirm An Interstellar Meteor Collided With Earth In 2014

According to a recently released document from the United States Space Command, researchers discovered an interstellar meteor hit Earth in 2014. An interstellar meteor is a space rock that originated from outside of our solar system, making it extremely rare for any of them to make contact with our planet. 

CNEOS 2014-01-08 is the name of the meteor that crashed along the northeast coast of Papua New Guinea on January 8th, 2014 (hence the numbers in the name).

Amir Siraj identified the object as an interstellar meteor in 2019 when he co authored a study as an undergraduate at Harvard University. Initially, Siraj was investigating “Oumuamua,” the first known interstellar object in our solar system that was found in 2017. 

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Siraj was performing the study with Harvard professor of science Abraham Loeb. Siraj was going through NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies database to potentially find other interstellar objects and was able to find the 2014 meteor within days. 

Siraj was able to conclude that the object was indeed an interstellar meteor based on the high velocity of it when it hit Earth. The meteor was moving at a high speed of 28 miles per second, for reference the Earth is currently moving around the sun at a speed of 18.6 miles per second. 

After mapping out the meteor’s trajectory, Siraj found that at its highest speed, the meteor was moving at about 37.3 miles per second in relation to the sun. He used this to determine that the meteor was in an unbound orbit before crashing into Earth, meaning it came from outside our solar system. 

“Presumably, it was produced by another star, got kicked out of that star’s planetary system and just so happened to make its way to our solar system and collide with Earth.”

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John Shaw, deputy commander of the US Space Command, which is part of the US Department of Defense, was able to confirm that the object was in fact an interstellar meteor after reviewing the findings in the study.

“Dr. Joel Mozer, the Chief Scientist of Space Operations Command, the United States Space Force service component of U.S. Space Command, reviewed analysis of additional data available to the Department of Defense related to this finding. Dr. Mozer confirmed that the velocity estimate reported to NASA is sufficiently accurate to indicate an interstellar trajectory,” wrote Shaw.

Initially, Siraj and Loeb weren’t able to get their findings published or confirmed from NASA due to the database it came from. So much time had passed since they contacted NASA for confirmation, that Siraj even moved on to other studies so he wouldn’t get his hopes up to high. 

“I thought that we would never learn the true nature of this meteor, that it was just blocked somewhere in the government after our many tries, and so actually seeing that letter from the Department of Defense with my eyes was a really incredible moment,” Siraj said.

Now that Loeb and Siraj have their confirmation, their team is working to resubmit all their findings for publication to explain in greater detail the significance of this discovery.

Marvel Disney

Marvel Studios Signs 20-Year Deal With Genius Brand To License “Stan Lee” For Future Media Use

While legendary comic book writer Stan Lee passed away in 2018, his name and image continue to live on — and are making a hefty paycheck while they do. POW! Entertainment has entered a 20-year agreement with Marvel Studios and Genius Brand that will let Marvel Studios use his name and likeness in future enterprises.

“We are proud to be the stewards of the incredibly valuable rights to Stan Lee’s name, likeness, merchandise, and intellectual property brand,” Genius Brand chairman and CEO Andy Heyward said in a press release.

“There is no better place than Marvel and Disney where Stan should be for his movies and theme park experiences. As we enter the centennial year of Stan’s birthday, December 28, 2022, we are thrilled to see his memory and legacy will continue to delight fans through this new long-term agreement with Marvel.”

Lee had previously run into conflict with POW! Entertainment, which he co-founded back in 2001. The production company was sued for $1 billion by Lee in 2018 for allegedly forging his signatures on legal documents. He later dropped the claim months before his passing.

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“As Stan’s longtime business partner and friend, I’m looking forward to commemorating his work in this new way,” POW! Entertainment president Gill Champion said. “Building a connection with his fans is important to us and it’s a privilege to get to do that on his behalf.”

With the deal, Marvel can now use Lee’s name, image, likeness, and signature in films and television projects, along with utilizing previously recorded footage and audio of Lee. The agreement also includes exclusive rights to use Lee’s name and likeness at Disney theme parks, cruises, and experiences, along with merchandise.

Lee, 92 at the time of his death, has long been celebrated for the creation of timeless Marvel super heroes like Spider-Man, Captain America, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, and the Fantastic Four, among hundreds of other characters. Lee — who would become Marvel’s editorial director and publisher in 1972 — is also known for his defiance of censorship and the Comics Code Authority, showing that creativity couldn’t be held down.

With today’s technology, it’s now more possible than ever to portray deceased actors in projects with the use of CGI. Disney hasn’t shown to shy away from such creative decisions, as “Star Wars: Rogue One” featured digitalized versions of Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin and Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia.

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Still, it’s unknown whether Marvel Studios will continue to have Lee cameo in the MCU, which he did for each film in the $25 billion-earning franchise from 2008 to his death. The studio has done tributes of Lee in their projects since then, however. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Heyward stated that the audience’s feedback will play a large role in how they utilize him while protecting his legacy.

“The audience revered Stan, and if it’s done with taste and class, and respectful of who he was, [uses of his likeness] will be welcomed,” he said. “He is a beloved personality, and long after you and I are gone, he will remain the essence of Marvel.”

Hand Laptop

Buffalo Shooter’s Plans Went Online 30 Minutes Before Attack

30 minutes before 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron shot and killed 10 people — while wounding three — in a Buffalo, New York supermarket March 14, his plans of the racially-motivated attack surfaced on social media.

According to a Discord spokesperson, Gendron created a private chat room on the instant-messaging platform and invited others to read his chat logs. “What we know at this time is that a private, invite-only server was created by the suspect to serve as a personal diary chat log,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added that before the “small group of people” were added to the room, no one had saw Gendron’s diary logs. In the logs, Gendron writes how he visited the Tops Friendly Markets store three times on March 8 to survey the layout and security. When a security guard asked Gendron why he repeatedly entered that day, he made excuses and referred to the incident a “close call.”

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Gendron also stated how he used Google to determine the busiest times of the day for the store, and that he chose the area due to it possessing the largest amount of black residents near his home in Conklin, New York. 11 of the 13 people shot are black.

Gendron detailed other potential shooting locations, not only referring to the supermarket as “attack area 1” and mapping out routes to each, but assessing the times and how many people could be fatally shot in total.

Though Gendron’s attack was initially planned to take place on March 15, it was delayed a number of times. The messages, wrote out over a span of months and consisting of more than 600 pages, circulated online over the weekend.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families,” the spokesperson said. “Hate and violence have no place on Discord. We are doing everything we can to assist law enforcement in the investigation.”

As the New York Times noted, Discord — founded in 2015 — has struggled to balance free speech and privacy with the combating of hate speech and overall content moderation in the midst of its usage rise during the pandemic. In the second half of 2021, Discord reported disabling 25,170 accounts for violent extremism.

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Gendron’s use of social media was frequent throughout his planning and shooting. Gendron credit the controversial online forum 4chan as an inspiration for the massacre, which he live streamed on Twitch. The stream was taken down in less than two minutes, the company reported.

Gendron additionally published a 180-page manifesto, which gives insight into his deeper beliefs. Gendron, a white supremacist and anti-semite, heavily discussed the “great replacement,” which attests that nonwhite individuals are brought into the U.S. and other countries to replace white individuals in order to achieve political goals.

Gendron targeted Jewish communities as well. “I wish all Jews to HELL!,” he stated in the document. “Go back to hell where you came from DEMON!” Gendron’s troubled state has come into question before, when he made a “general threat” at Susquehanna Valley High School last summer that brought in state police.

Among the people killed by Gendron — who was using an AR 15-style rifle — was a security guard, a taxi driver, and teacher. The victims range between the ages of 20 to 86. Gendron pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder, though other charges are forthcoming.

Netflix

Netflix Delivers New Culture Guidelines Giving Employees Ultimatum 

Netflix employees and viewers have been sharing their extreme dissatisfaction with the platform’s decision to upload content that can be seen as harmful or hateful to certain marginalized audiences. 

The company has now responded to all the backlash by updating their culture guidelines which laid out new rules on “artistic expression.” However, the biggest part of the guidelines that has people talking is the section where the company gives their employees an ultimatum in which they stated that if an employee is uncomfortable with the content being created, regardless of reason, they should quit. 

In the updated guidelines, the company states that “not everyone will like—or agree with—everything on our service. In order to entertain different tastes and points of view, some TV shows or movies can be provocative.”

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“While every title is different, we approach them based on the same set of principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices.”

This means that employees at Netflix don’t always have the choice of which movie or TV show they will work on, regardless of if it goes against their personal beliefs and/or values. 

“If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”

A Netflix spokesperson recently told the Wall Street Journal that the company has spent the past 19 month discussing cultural issues internally within Netflix employees, and the new language in the guidelines allows prospective employees to make a “better-informed decision about whether Netflix is the right company to work for.”

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This also led Netflix and users to ask the question: what about current employees who don’t have the financial means to just quit because they don’t agree with the company’s perspective on certain projects. 

The conversation surrounding Netflix’s ethics became more mainstream when The Closer was uploaded to the platform, a Netflix original comedy special starring Dave Chappelle in which he continuously mocked transgender people. 

Netflix employees complained on social media about the decision to give Chappelle the platform to spread harmful statements regarding the LGBT+ community. The fact that Netflix also reportedly paid Chappelle over $20 million for the special had many audience members frustrated and confused on the company’s values. 

GLAAD, a major LGBT+ advocacy group, and the National Black Justice Coalition both took to social media to call out Netflix and demand they remove the special from the platform. 

Since the controversy around Chappelle’s special, three employees were suspended and one was fired due to talks of a company walk-out. Business wise, however, between their cloudy values and consistent pricing increases, Netflix is currently down 67.79%, and has lost over 200,000 subscribers within the first quarter of 2022 alone. 

Airport TSA

TSA Warns Of Travel ‘Hiccups For Very, Very Busy Summer’

David Pekoske, the nation’s TSA chief, and airport and airline leaders throughout the nation have stated that there will be inevitable “hiccups” this summer, as the agency is expecting the largest airport passenger crowds since the Covid-19 pandemic first began. 

Pkoske said that labor shortages and an increased demand for travel have already begun to overwhelm airlines. The agency is gearing up to deploy as many as 1,000 TSA agents and K-9 units to the nation’s busiest airports to ideally counter any potential delays at security checkpoints. 

“We expect the summer to be very, very busy. That’s not to say that there will not be some hiccups along the way — those things will happen, but we’ll do everything we can to recover quickly.”

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Some expect airport crowds surpass 3 million passengers per day on the busiest travel days for the summer. The increased demand for travel has also led to pilots complaining about fatigue and flight cancellations heading into the summer at airlines including American Airlines, Southwest, Alaska, and Delta. 

 “Everybody is facing labor shortages; airlines and TSA are no different. At just about every level you can think of in the airline industry we can speak of we’re having labor shortages,” said Paul Doell, vice president for the National Air Carrier Association.

Airline restaurants and car rental companies have also been dealing with labor shortages. Customer service call centers for airlines and passengers who need wheelchair assistance, as well as ground airport employers, have also been struggling to maintain a steady supply of workers to deal with the demand for flights. 

Airlines themselves are cutting thousands of flights from their schedules as a means of helping scheduled flights run on time. This also means that TSA agents and other airline workers will likely have to work harder to get travelers to their flights on time.

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“But regional air carriers, which fly about 43% of all scheduled flights in the U.S., say they are facing labor shortages as employees such as pilots are being poached by the larger airlines. That could create issues connecting smaller destinations to larger hub airports,” said Kevin Burke, head of Airports Council International-North America.

“The pilot shortage is impacting the regionals, and we expect to see the small communities hit the hardest. We expect this to continue to be a trend, but those pain points will assert themselves at hubs as well.”

Pekoske warned that “many travelers this summer could be getting on a plane for the first time in three years, especially as masking and Covid-19 restrictions have fallen in many parts of the country and international travel restrictions are being lifted.”

“The amount of people that worked concessions prior to the pandemic are not there now, they’ve come back, but they’re nowhere near where they need to be,” Burke explained. 

“So we really ask that we try to have patience and understanding when they are dealing with employees at the airport. Everybody’s trying to do the best job they can to make sure this is safe, secure and also as comfortable as it can be under normal circumstances but especially when you have those tough days where you have storms that are disrupting the system,” Doell said. 

NATO Russian Flags

NATO Chief Says Ukraine Can Win War With Russia After Finland And Sweden Military Alliance

Ukrainian forces have been able to push back the Russian military around Kharkiv as a part of their counter offense that has caused Russian troops to withdraw from the nation’s second-largest city. 

NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg made a statement on Sunday stating that “Ukraine can win this war” following the news that Finland was applying to join the military alliance. This is a historic move, as Finland traditionally remains neutral. 

Sweden’s President Sauli Niinisto said that “joining the military alliance will maximize Finland’s security after Russia’s unprecedented invasion of Ukraine in February.” 

Sweden is also expected to apply to join NATO, which is likely going to make tensions worse with Russia, who warned last week that it would be taking “retaliatory steps” should Finland join the military alliance. 

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Additionally, Ukraine President Volodymyr Selenskyy took to Twitter to discuss his conversations with International Monetary Fund Director Kristalina Georgieva about receiving financial support for his country. 

Zelenskyy wrote that he and Georgieva “discussed the need for financial support for the Ukrainian economy,” and that they were looking forward to the “further fruitful joint work in maintaining financial stability of Ukraine.” 

Back in April Zelenskyy and Georgieva discussed Ukraine’s economic stability and preparations for post-war reconstruction. 

In a reply to a tweet from Zelenskyy in April, Georgieva said that “continued economic support by Ukraine’s partners is essential to lay the foundations for rebuilding a modern competitive Ukraine.”

In the US, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, one of the nation’s biggest security and aerospace companies, was awarded two contracts worth $309 million for its Javelin missiles. These missiles are anti tank weapons that have helped Ukraine in their fight against Russian invaders. 

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Demand for these missiles has remained high throughout the entire war, but have seen an increase in demand as conditions worsen in Ukraine. The missiles have so far been used to stop Russian tanks from advancing on the capital.

The US has sent more than 5,500 Javelin systems to Ukraine. State Department Counselor Derek Chollet will be leading a delegation group to Moldova, Georgia, and the United Kingdom as a means of furthering their collaborative efforts to help Ukraine. 

Moldova is one of the most vulnerable countries when it comes to the war with Russia. Chollet is planning to meet with government officials in the nation to “reinforce US support for Moldova’s democracy, prosperity, and security.” 

“Chollet will then head to Georgia, where he will meet with government, opposition, and civil society representatives for discussions on Russia’s continuing occupation of parts of Georgia, on the Kremlin’s brutal war against Ukraine, and on how to advance the people of Georgia’s aspirations for a democratic, peaceful, prosperous, and Euro-Atlantic future,” according to the state department.

Chollet will then travel to the UK to discuss the countries’ response to the war in Ukraine and other global security concerns.

Carvana

Carvana Lays Off 2,500 Employees As It Looks To “Align Staffing With Sales Volumes”

Online automotive retailer Carvana Co. has announced it’s letting go of 2,500 employees — nearly 12% of its workforce — as they look to “better align staffing and expense levels with sales volumes.” Additionally, executives will forgo their pay for the remainder of the year in order to help pay the severances for departing employees.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Tempe, Arizona-based company referred to the moves as “right-sizing initiatives,” while noting most of the jobs expected to be terminated over the next several weeks are in Ohio and other logistical hubs.

The announcement of the layoffs came the same morning Carvana announced their acquisition of Adesa U.S.’s used vehicle auction — which totals around 56 sites and 6.5 million square feet of buildings — for $2.2 billion.

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“We believe these decisions, while extremely difficult, will result in Carvana restoring a better balance between its sales volumes and staffing levels and facilitate Carvana returning to efficient growth on its mission to change the way people buy and sell cars,” the filing stated.

CEO Ernie Garcia expanded upon the targeting of the company’s operational employees in an email. “I wish the burden were shared more evenly across the company, but our operations teams have grown the most over the last several months and are therefore furthest out of balance with the sales we are seeing,” Garcia — who possesses a net worth of $1.4 billion — said.

Carvana assured they’re looking to provide assistance, resources, and support for those laid off, which includes recruiting and resume assistance, extended healthcare coverage, and continued participation in company programs.

The move has received backlash, with some employees stating on social media they were fired over Zoom, a practice other companies have adopted during the pandemic times. A Carvana spokesperson explained “less than half” of the layoffs were done over Zoom, and they conducted as many in-person conversations as they could.

In the first quarter of 2022, Carvana saw a revenue of $3.497 billion, a year-over-year increase of 56%. The company also sold 105,185 units, a year-over-year increase of 14%. Beyond those numbers reveal a bleaker outlook for Carvana as they posted their first-ever sales decline of $506 million despite a time when car demand and sales are at record highs.

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Carvana, known for its hard-to-miss “car vending machines,” sells only used cars online and delivers them to buyers. As Jalopnik explained, the company’s first quarter collapse could be chalked up to Carvana purchasing a large quantity of used cars in anticipation for rising demand.

However, it’s bet to capitalize on the vehicle surge didn’t pay off when demand swiftly fell due to “rising interest rates, rising fuel prices and macroeconomic uncertainty.” In April, the consumer price index (CPI) for new cars rose 1.1%, while used cars and trucks fell -0.4%.

Supply chain issues have also contributed to the overall downturn of not just Carvana, but countless other companies in multiple industries. Carvana has also seen their stock fallen mightily, as they’re down -256.51 (-86.03%) throughout the last six months. At the time of the news Tuesday, shares fell 5.4% to $36.68.

Versace

Gianni Versace’s New York Mansion Now On Sale For $70 Million

Gianni Versace’s former Manhattan townhouse has officially hit the market at the luxury price of $70 million. 

Versace originally bought the mansion back in 1995 and fully refurbished the interior, according to the history posted on Sotheby’s International Realty listing

According to the listing, “the mansion, built in 1950, offers the buyer the chance to live like royalty and own a piece of real estate and fashion history.”

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“Grandly designed, 17 luxurious rooms meld together in opulence and couture design. This stately, spacious 35 foot wide Limestone Mansion sited on a 35- by 100-foot lot has approximately 14,175 interior square feet on 6 floors with 3,025 exterior sq. ft. of magical trellised Garden overlooked by a rear Balcony which runs the full width of the house. A Rooftop Terrace with Gazebo overlooks Fifth and Madison.”

Each of the floors of the mansion are meant to embody a different theme. 

“Versace, the late fashion tycoon purchased the neoclassical building in 1995 and fully redesigned the interior with the same Italian Baroque style often referenced in his over-the-top couture including intricate Italian Marble floors, painted ceilings and walls, mosaic and Austrian parquet floors, five fireplaces, and opulent Baths.”

“Versace’s genius and vision is revealed over the first 4 floors, each presenting the designer’s legendary taste and permeating the home.”

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“The Upper two floors were redesigned in a lighter, more whimsical manner. These levels include terrazzo floorings with marble inserts, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, a Game Lounge with billiards and arcade games and a Moroccan-style Media Room,” the listing states

The mansion also offers a slew of modern features without compromising the old classical charm that gives the space so much history. 

These features include an “advanced Security System, multiple zoned HVAC system, Kaleidoscope music system. In addition, the home includes double water pumps and boilers all powered with its own generator so the owner would never be without essential services.”

Location wise, the Mansion is right in the heart of New York City, overlooking Fifth Avenue and bordering Central Park.