*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* https://preservewm.com We've been keeping up with the latest headlines... here are two of our favorites worth sharing. ** Your Money ------------------------------------------------------------ Supply chain shortages may have peaked back in the fourth quarter. However, the improvement has been slow, and any new disruptions could result in further setbacks until supply chains can catch up and close the gap with demand. While manufacturing output has improved in many areas of the globe, there have been new and ongoing supply risks, including: * Lockdowns in China as policymakers fine-tune COVID policies. The use of “closed-loop” systems, where workers live and work in place, can help keep output going at larger companies and the ports, but still is likely to result in a slowdown. * The war in Ukraine has rerouted goods moving via the China-Europe express rail across Russia to more expensive and lengthy trips. Reduced availability of commodities or other inputs from Russia or Ukraine, like palladium, may lengthen the time for supply chains to recover in certain industries such as automobiles. * Contract negotiations with the U.S. West Coast dockworkers ahead of the June 30 deadline could lead to work slowdowns or stoppages at these terminals. Prior contract negotiations resulted in disruptions in 2002 and 2014. Should supply continue to improve and demand slow, inflation pressures may ease later this year. This could impact how rapidly central banks raise interest rates to restrain inflation. With stocks increasingly focused on the outlook for central bank actions, these supply chain indicators will be an important guide for the direction of global stock markets. Schwab Market Perspective: Inflation's Shadow (https://advisorservices.schwab.com/content/market-perspective) by Liz Ann Sonders, Jeffrey Kleintop, and Kathy Jones ** Your Life ------------------------------------------------------------ Yes, there are benefits to listening to audiobooks. Audiobooks are immersive, educational, instructional, entertaining, and perfect for those who never have the time to read a book. Listening is the first language skill that we acquire and 85% of what we learn, we learn by listening. So, you’re not actually reading, but listening can: 1. increase reading accuracy by 52% 2. increase reading speed, expand vocabulary and improve fluency 3. teach pronunciation 4. improve comprehension by 76% 5. increase test scores by 21% when engaged in multi-modal learning The benefits of listening to audiobooks are extensive (https://www.westerndownslibraries.com/the-benefits-of-listening-to-audiobooks-are-extensive/) source: Western Downs Libraries https://www.linkedin.com/in/danheth/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosalynn-harvey-heth-mpa-ceps-3a3aa3191/ ** Complexity Simplified ------------------------------------------------------------ Have you noticed the transformation of the humble Brussels sprout? It was once one of those vegetables that your parents made you eat, despite its terrible taste, because it was simply good for you. Well, now we know that it tasted terrible due to preparation and the Brussels sprout was helpless and blameless. Parents are no longer boiling Brussels sprouts to a mushy, unappetizing consistency. Now Brussels sprouts are roasted in the oven, fried—either deep, air, or pan (no batter), raw in salads or slaws, and grilled with endless options of complementary flavors like garlic, cheese, lemon, etc. As a matter of fact, thanks to these new and better preparations, the Brussels sprout has been elevated to a staple and sought-after menu item at restaurants everywhere. Stop Making Brussels Sprouts Into Mushy, Sad Orbs of Green (https://forgetsugarfriday.com/stop-making-brussels-sprouts-into-mushy-sad-orbs-of-green/) source: Forget Sugar ** Trivia ------------------------------------------------------------ A: Leonardo da Vinci Q: Which country was the Caesar salad invented in? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Q80mk7bxE ** Back in 1970, this song reached #1 ------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================ ** Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/preservewm) ** Twitter (https://twitter.com/preservewm) ** LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/preservewm/about/) Copyright © *|CURRENT_YEAR|* *|LIST:COMPANY|*, All rights reserved. This email was sent to *|EMAIL|* (mailto:*|EMAIL|*) why did I get this? (*|ABOUT_LIST|*) unsubscribe from this list (*|UNSUB|*) update subscription preferences (*|UPDATE_PROFILE|*) *|LIST_ADDRESSLINE_TEXT|* *|REWARDS_TEXT|*

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