SWB/Today’s Conversations: AMAZON-WHOLE FOODS; RENT A HOUSEBOAT;


BREAKFAST talk

Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie


NEWS


WORLD

NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time

REUTERS


HEADLINES

WSJ

Deadly Collision Crushed Captain’s Cabin of USS Fitzgerald

READ


REUTERS

Macron wins strong parliamentary majority, estimates show

READ


BLOOMBERG

Amazon Said to Plan Cuts to Shed Whole Foods’ Pricey Image

READ


IBT

Why Is Travis Kalanick Leaving Uber? CEO’s Departure Comes After Months of Scandals

READ


THE GUARDIAN

Huge forest fires in Portugal kill at least 60

READ


POLITICS

Trump attorney: There’s no investigation of the president, period

READ

Meet the man managing Trump’s biggest crisis yet

POLITICO


MARKETS

Grocery Stocks Fall, Nasdaq Tumbles for Third Day After Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

A surprising deal between Amazon Inc.   (AMZN)   and Whole Foods Market (WFM)  made waves on markets, pulling grocery stocks and the Nasdaq into the red.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq declined by 0.22%, its third consecutive day of losses. But the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.11% to finish at a record high. The S&P 500 rose slightly, up 0.03%.

THE STREET


  • OIL

US crude edges up to close at $44.74, but posts 4th straight weekly loss on oversupply concern

CNBC


  • INVESTING

Amazon’s Big Deal for Whole Foods Is So Alarming That the Government May Not Let It Happen

THE STREET


SECTORS

  • TECH

Amazon just spent $13.7 billion to prove once again that it’s the most dangerous company in tech

TECH INSIDER


  • REAL ESTATE

It’ll Take Millennials Longer To Save For A Down Payment In These Cities

FORBES


  • RETAIL

How Amazon Just Changed The $800 Billion Supermarket World

FORBES


 INSPIRED


ENTREPRENEUR

How Michelle Phan Built a $500 Million Beauty Empire

The dynasty includes a monthly subscription beauty service, ipsy, reportedly valued at more than $500 million. . The root of it all is a multichannel beauty and lifestyle network on YouTube featuring more than 200 beauty influencers. She’s also written a book, has more than 1.1 billion lifetime views on her YouTube channel and was the first official video makeup artist for beauty giant Lancôme.

SUCCESS


STARTUP/OVER

How a $500 Home Office Changed My Life LIFESTYLE

My desk helps me to treat my writing like the business that it is, rather than an obsession that leaves little left over for the other areas of my life that deserve attention.

SUCCESS


PERSONAL ECONOMY – LEGACY

This Cincinnati Foundation Offers Residents $100,000 To Quit Their Jobs And Make A Difference

For People’s Liberty, a philanthropic foundation in Cincinnati, it’s believed the best ideas are found among everyday residents with ideas to make a difference. That’s why the organization has embarked on a 5-year mission to fund more than 100 grants to empower community members to innovate, create and build for the city and its people.

FORBES


DIY HOME –  20 Ceiling Fans That Actually Look Good

Ranging from sleek and modern to vintage-inspired and minimal, some ceiling fan designs will actually enhance the look of your home or outdoor space. We shopped around for the best-designed units out there to keep your space cool through the sweltering months ahead.

AD


SWB LIFE – SUMMER TRAVEL

Forget Hotels, Here Are 5 Houseboats You Can Live in This Summer

Paris, France

This minimalist barge in Paris has a deck perfect for dining, watching boats pass through the canal, and truly seeing Paris in style. Saint-Michel, the Louvre and Châtele are all a quick stroll from this glam floating home.

Prices start at $289 per night.


Newport Beach, California

Enjoy unobstructed views from this 40-foot sailboat docked in California’s Newport Harbor. Visitors can dine at the array of great restaurants within walking distance or cozy up in one of the two staterooms on-deck.

Prices start at $209 per night.

TOWN&COUNTRY


COCKTAIL hour

Elderflower-Wine Cocktail


edgy, controversial, fun talk

Amal Awad, the author of Beyond Veiled Cliches: The Real Lives of Arab Women.

THE GUARDIAN


‘House Of Cards’ Struggles To Compete Against Reality

FORBES


THE REASON WE DRINK MORE WINE IS BECAUSE THE GLASSES ARE BIGGER

ELLE DECOR


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SMARTWOMENBIZ.