Ikea’s furniture names are famous for being hard to pronounce, but they aren’t completely random. Here’s where they come from.

Philip Lange / Shutterstock.com Ikea sources its product names from Swedish dictionaries, atlases, and birth announcements. Product designers and developers name merchandise after people they know. The famous “Billy” bookcase, for example, is named after a former Ikea employee. To hear the full story, subscribe to Business Insider’s new podcast, “Household Name,” for free here. Ikea’s famously hard-to-pronounce furniture names aren’t just gibberish. They’re part of an elaborate naming system originally designed to…

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‘Come on, don’t play cheap’: Trump’s reaction to John McCain’s death sparks a heated CNN debate

CNN President Donald Trump’s mixed reaction to Sen. John McCain’s death fueled a heated CNN debate on Monday night. Lawmakers from both political parties rebuked the president for the way he handled McCain’s passing, which included criticism over the lowering of flags at the White House President Donald Trump’s mixed reaction to the death of Sen. John McCain fueled a CNN debate on Monday night, during which panelists took verbal…

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There are the types of food to eat and avoid while you’re breastfeeding, according to experts

There are the types of food to eat and avoid while you’re breastfeeding, according to experts When you’re pregnant, there are certain foods you should try to avoid, such as fish that’s high in mercury and anything with caffeine. But do these rules also apply to breastfeeding? We asked experts for some answers, since August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more…

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Opens Conghua Racecourse In Mainland China

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Conghua Racecourse officially opened on Tuesday, marking the beginning of a new era for the sport of horse racing in Hong Kong and for the ever closer relations between Hong Kong and Guangdong province, China. The Club celebrated this momentous occasion at an opening ceremony attended by more than 500 guests, including government officials from the Mainland and the Hong Kong SAR, Club members and…

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Colgate-Palmolive buys 14% stake in Bombay Shaving Company

BENGALURU: Colgate-Palmolive Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of the global consumer behemoth, made its debut in the Indian consumer brand space with an investment in men’s grooming firm Bombay Shaving Company.The primary investment is pegged at about Rs 18 crore ($2.6 million), with the Hong Kong arm of the global consumer company leading the round and picking up a 14% stake in Bombay Shaving Company, according to documents filed with the…

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Talla’s Intelligent Knowledge Base 2.0 Answers Customer Questions with Machine Learning

There’s a new AI tool for small business that automates chatbots and blends that innovation together with machine learning to help employees and customers find the updated information they need quickly.  Boston-based Talla recently released it’s Intelligent Knowledge Base 2.0. Small Business Trends spoke with Rob May, Founder and CEO of Talla, about this latest version and what it can do for sales teams, customers and any small or medium…

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OMAROSA’S CRUSADE: A timeline of the former White House aide’s history in Trumpworld and beyond

Gallery Books Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the firebrand communications director of the White House Office of Public Liaison who was abruptly fired in December, has released her tell-all book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the White House.” In the book, she recounts her alleged experiences inside the Trump administration and campaign, making startling claims that include an accusation she heard a recording of Trump saying a racial slur. But the Trump administration…

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What’s the difference between public and private sector approaches to internal communications?

A post by Melcrum posed an interesting question that generated a lot of Twitter buzz – does internal communication and engagement differ in the public sector from the private sector? I’d say unequivocally, yes. Here are two reasons why: 1. Resourcing Increasingly, private companies recognize that internal communication and employee engagement are foundational requirements for performance. Want to drive sales? Enhance customer focus? Innovate? All of these strategic business imperatives depend…

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Property management certifications to get the edge

If you’re a property manager, or you’re thinking of becoming one, there are a number of licenses and certifications out there for you to consider. Depending on where you operate, some property management certifications are nice to have while others are essential. And while some states don’t require any formal licensure or certification, you may want to consider one or two to give yourself legitimacy and marketability. Let’s take a…

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Upcoming Casino Esport Conference Luring Las Vegas Industry Execs Looking for Ways to Cash In, But a Few Roadblocks Remain

Early fall’s Casino Esport Conference coming to Las Vegas — coming into town for the second year on September 5 and 6 — will pull in hundreds of casino executives, game developers, and players. The Luxor Casino’s dedicated competitive gaming arena will play host to the second annual Casino eSports Conference in Las Vegas in early September. (Source: The Luxor) The 30,000-square-foot, purpose-built Esports Arena at the MGM Resorts-owned Luxor…

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