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Apple CEO Tim Cook Gets $102 Million Payout in 2017 After Earnings Rebound, Must Fly by Private Aircraft

HIGHLIGHTS Cook’s incentive pay totalled $9.33 million The Apple CEO was paid $3.06 million in salary He also received an equity award of $89.2 million Apple CEO Tim Cook will now fly on private aircraft even for personal travel for “security and safety reasons”, a regulatory filing with the SEC reveals. Separately, his received a massive increase in his annual bonus, thanks to earnings rebound for the company. According to a new shareholder proxy statement from Apple, the board of directors has approved that Cook must fly on private aircraft whenever he travels,…

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Readers’ best travel discoveries of 2017

Calm waters … lake near the Buerbreen glacier, Norway. Photograph: Getty Images Winnig tip: Buerbreen glacier, Norway Looking for a walk to complete the day before tackling the mammoth Trolltunga hike in April, we decided on the trail to Buerbreen glacier. The starting point was a 20-minute drive from our base in Odda. The walk was brilliant: three hours of streams, rickety-looking bridges, ropes and scrambling brought us to the glacier. With the added beauty of having the trail to ourselves, this was a wonderful hike seemingly bypassed by those aiming…

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The Best Black Friday Travel Deals of 2017

America’s busiest shopping weekend isn’t just about buying new TVs and Christmas gifts. Multiple studies show that spending money on experiences rather than things makes people happier—so this Black Friday, give yourself a gift by planning your next trip. Much like all other Black Friday deals, the savings vary quite a bit. We pored over hundreds (literally, hundreds) of deals and “deals” to find these worthwhile promotions. Chain, Chain, Chain Hotel chains big and small always put on a show—some more substantial than others—of slashing prices. Outrigger, known for its island rentals…

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Navratri 2017: Here’s how fasting detoxifies the body and improves immunity

Fasting can detoxify the body, provided that good amount of fruits, vegetables, milk products and unsweetened beverages are included. It can also improve cardiovascular function, blood composition, and blood pressure, say experts. * Drinking a lot of liquids such as coconut water and herbal tea help aggressively in flushing out toxins from the body and maintaining electrolyte balance. * Another benefit of fasting is that it brings self-discipline and keep us away from eating unnecessary snacking. * Following the pattern of the traditional and Satvik diet that includes fruits, lassi (Buttermilk), lemon water,…

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Navratri 2017: What Vegetables to Eat and What to Avoid While Fasting

Navratri festivities have begun and devotees of Goddess Durga have commenced the nine-day Navratri fasting ritual. Devotees may observe a fast for all the nine days or choose to keep it in pairs- either on the first and the last day or last two days. There are certain fasting dos and don’ts that people are required to follow when it comes your daily diet. For instance, you can include vrat ingredients like sama ke chawal, singhare ka atta, kuttu ka atta, fruits and some vegetables in your diet during fasting. However, a lot of us may…

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India replaces China as top retail destination in 2017: Study

India has replaced China as the numero uno retail destination in 2017 as part of the global retail development index, according to industry experts. “India has replaced China this year as the top retail destination as part of the study on global retail development index,” AT Kearney partner Subhendu Roy said on the concluding day of the two-day India Retail Forum 2017. The change in ranking was an outcome of four factors including increased consumer spending, beyond essentials, rising mobile and internet penetration, favourable foreign investment climate and bold action…

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