All Amazon Prime customers in the US can now set which day of the week they want to receive their packages. Customers can set which day they want as their default delivery day for future packages, and change them at checkout later. Items will come bundled in one package, saving boxes and making shipment deliveries more predictable. The feature, called Amazon Day, was first introduced in November as an invite-only program. The concept is part of Amazon’s “Shipment Zero” sustainability initiative, which aims to make all of Amazon’s shipments carbon neutral, with half its shipments being carbon neutral by 2030. Amazon says that since testing began with a group of Prime members last year, the company has reduced packaging by “tens of thousands of boxes.” Amazon Prime members can also use Prime one-day, two-day, and no-rush shipping options. Customers can also choose not to bundle items into an Amazon Day package, and just receive a shipment separately … [Read more...] about Amazon now lets US Prime customers pick a day of the week to receive their shipments
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THE long, hot summer is now a distant memory as sizzling temperatures were replaced by freezing winter nights. But when exactly does the winter season start, and why are there two possible dates? When does winter start? Meteorological winter In calendar terms, winter begins on December 1 and ends on February 28 (or 29 February on leap years). This is also known as the meteorological winter. However traditions in some countries can alter this definition. In Scandinavia, winter in one tradition begins on 14 October and ends on the last day of February. But normally the seasons are divided in three-month chunks as follows: winter is December-February, spring is March-May, summer is June-August, and autumn is September-November. This is of course flipped on its head in Southern Hemisphere countries like Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, where winter is 1 June to 31 August. Astronomical winter The astronomical season depends on the date of the winter solstice, meaning the … [Read more...] about When does winter 2018 start, why are there two possible dates and what’s the shortest day of the year?
Brew Monday events will be held around Norwich on Monday, January 21, as part of an initiative run by the Samaritans. Photo: Norwich Samaritans Archant Samaritans in Norwich are encouraging people to come together over a comforting cup of tea to beat the blues next week. Often dubbed the most difficult day of the year, the Samaritans hopes to turn Monday, January 21 into Brew Monday and instil a sense of community.The cause hopes to encourage families, friends and colleagues to take the time to talk over a cup of tea.Volunteers will be at Norwich railway station from 10am to 3pm talking to commuters and handing out free tea bags.Thanks to the help of Greater Anglia, teas, coffees and cakes will also be in good supply.In the city centre, the charity’s shops on Aylsham Road and Westlegate will also be handing out free tea bags with sales.Local cafés, such as The Feed, King’s Coffee and KindaKafe, are also putting the kettle on for Samaritans and inviting people to … [Read more...] about How you can help beat the blues on the ‘most day difficult day of the year’
By Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle Published 12:39 pm CST, Monday, January 14, 2019 Cy Ridge junior Jestin Porter (4) beats Elsik defender Matthew Guidry (12) downcourt during their matchup at the 54th Annual Conroe Christmas Classic at Conroe High School on Dec. 28, 2018. Cy Ridge junior Jestin Porter (4) beats Elsik defender Matthew Guidry (12) downcourt during their matchup at the 54th Annual Conroe Christmas Classic at Conroe High School on Dec. 28, 2018. Photo: Jerry Baker, Contributor Photo: Jerry Baker, Contributor Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Cy Ridge junior Jestin Porter (4) beats Elsik defender Matthew Guidry (12) downcourt during their matchup at the 54th Annual Conroe Christmas Classic at Conroe High School on Dec. 28, 2018. Cy Ridge junior Jestin … [Read more...] about Chron’s boys athlete of the week: Jestin Porter, Cypress Ridge
If you've been thinking about dusting off your online dating profile, Sunday might be an opportune time to do it.According to online dating platforms like Match, Tinder, Hinge, Bumble and Coffee Meets Bagel, Jan. 6 is the busiest day of the year for online dating. In fact, it's earned the name Dating Sunday. Match is expecting a 69 percent spike in new singles joining up Sunday compared to the previous two months. In 2018, Coffee Meets Bagel saw a 75 percent increase compared to the previous 30 days. Also last year Tinder had a 41 percent jump in downloads from the week before. "Dating Sunday is Hinge's Black Friday," said a spokesperson for Hinge. Sundays in general see higher traffic than other days of the week, Hinge also said. But what's so special about Dating Sunday -- Jan. 6, in particular?"The holidays inspire singles to reboot their dating life after navigating questions from friends and family about their relationship status and reflecting on their own personal goals," said … [Read more...] about Sunday is the busiest day of the year for online dating