2014: The Year of Ridesharing


Ridesharing absolutely dominated 2014. This handy infographic puts it into perspective.

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Tips to Increase Gas Mileage


  1. Don’t speed. Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 miles per hour.
  2. Avoid quick starts and stops to improve gas mileage up to 5 percent.
  3. Turn off the engine to avoid unnecessary idling, which wastes fuel and pollutes the air.
  4. Use overdrive gears and cruise control when appropriate to improve fuel economy when driving on a highway.
  5. Clean out your trunk; an extra 100 pounds in the trunk can reduce fuel economy by up to 2 percent.
  6. Avoid loading items on the roof rack as it creates wind resistance and can decrease fuel economy by 5 percent.
  7. Tuning your engine according to your owner’s manual can increase gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.
  8. Keeping your tires properly inflated and aligned can increase gas mileage up to 3 percent.
  9. Change your oil. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can improve your gas mileage by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil.
  10. Check your owner’s car manual for the most effective octane level for your car. For most cars, the recommended gasoline is regular octane. In most cases, using a higher octane gas than the manufacturer recommends offers no benefit.

Aston Martin International Property Development


Luxurty British automaker Aston Martin is extending its brand license agreement to international property developments. Incorporating the three elements of the brand – power, beauty and soul – into every building in this development, Aston Martin is set to raise the bar on luxury living.

“Aston Martin has an inherent beauty that stems from a basic requirement to be streamlined and aerodynamic,” said Alvaro Hidalgo of First Logic, an international property development consultant agency that’s identifying suitable worldwide locations for Aston Martin. “It is this design expertise, and an understanding of aesthetics combined with functionality, that will differentiate Aston Martin developments. Each Aston Martin property development will be unique. The properties will be built to suit a selection of first class leisure destinations such as marina, beach, ski, golf and polo resorts.”

Aston Martin will be branding a series of villas, apartments, residences, hotels, sports clubs and accompanying exclusive leisure facilities.