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Uber drivers made more than $600 million in tips in one year

LOS ANGELES: Since the launch of the in-app tipping for Uber drivers in the United States last year, Uber has facilitated more than $600 million worth of payments in tips to its drivers. In August, Uber hit $50 million in tips. Since introducing mid-trip ratings and tips in May, there has been a 30 percent increase in tipping, Uber product manager Dhruv Tyagi wrote in a blog post. In April, Lyft announced drivers hit $500 million in tips since its launch, with tip averages increasing by nearly 8 percent in 2017 compared…

David Beckham tips England to play Argentina in World Cup final

Former captain David Beckham has tipped England to play Lionel Messi´s Argentina in the World Cup final, reflecting rising optimism about the Three Lions' chances after a positive start in Russia. Beckham was speaking at a promotional event in China after England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game, boosting their chances of reaching the knockout rounds. England has long stuttered on the big stage and they last reached the World Cup quarter-finals in 2006, when Beckham was captain. Their only World Cup final was way…

InnerSpace is out on PS4: learn tips for traversing an inside-out universe

PolyKnight Games has released tips for traversing an inside-out universe in InnerSpace that has been launched on PlayStation 4 on Tuesday. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) PolyKnight Games Eric Brodie claims it to be a very different kind of flying game. InnerSpace takes place in the Inverse, a universe of inside-out-planets where gravity repels outward instead of pulling in. "This dying realm is home to ancient structures of a lost civilization, and flying inside these tight spaces is going to be a challenge. To…

Here are the ways to achieve your New Year’s resolution

Most of us start a year with lots of ambitions and to-do list… some gets their aims spot on while others fail to make it. Life is full of twists and turns. This is something everyone should learn by heart. According to Laura Berman Fortgang, life coach and author of Living Your Best Life, “You set such goals every year, your New Year’s resolutions rarely stick. In fact, 23 percent of us break them in a week and 45 percent by the end of the month.” Choosing the right goal and the right approach are the keys to…

Tips from Spain’s centenarians on how to live to 100

CANGAS DE ONIS, SPAIN: With more than 100,000 people aged 100 or over, Spain is the country with the greatest life expectancy after Japan, OECD data and the latest population census shows. Over a year, Reuters photographer Andrea Comas interviewed and photographed Spaniards aged 100 or more across the country from the green-hilled northern region of Asturias to the Balearic island of Menorca. Average life expectancy at birth in Spain is 83.2, according to the latest OECD statistics made available in 2013, just a…

10 tips to increase your survival chances in a plane crash

Plane crashes are one of the worst tragedies that occur with minimum chances of survivors, but little precaution and knowledge beforehand can be useful at the eleventh hour. Pakistan was left in shock and grief when a Pakistan International Airline – a national carrier – jet crashed in the mountaneous area of Abbottabad with all 47 people aboard losing their lives. The victims also included noted religious figure Junaid Jamshed. Concerns are growing over air safety as media in recent years have reported near-misses…

Five Ways to Reduce Fat Intake

Fat is an essential macronutrient used in the body for energy. Because the word fat is used to describe unsightly weight as well as a nutrient, it is mistakenly blamed for weight gain.