World trends you’ll want to know about

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Description: World trends you’ll want to know about
Call it networking à la Crocs: online furniture retailer IKEA is making some big changes today, including a break-out store, the longest dedicated space in its history, a 15,000 square-foot addition to a courtyard in Aoyama, Tokyo and the opening of a store on 65th Street in Manhattan that will be the chain’s first public outlet on Fifth Avenue.

The store will be the largest IKEA store in the country, and CEO Ingvar Kamprad said in a statement that the brand’s profits will rise dramatically this year and next.

Two types of e-cigarettes: IKEA’s first accessories store in the United States will focus on e-cigarettes, the company said. Unveiled Wednesday, the store will open next year in New York City.

Kick off a blast of new technology: Rochester, N.Y.-based Rocketbook, which allows people to upload music and videos to share online with other users, launched its first iPhone app on Wednesday.

The app allows up to five simultaneous video uploads, and Rocketbook will soon let people create musical mixes from their music library. The company, which was co-founded by Jon LeBove, a corporate vice president at car maker Lincoln, has raised $5 million in venture funding.

See Local: A slow traffic day has Queens residents chugging from their cars for 36 straight hours, not once, but twice.

Like the beach, herder! A victory is brewing in California over a wood-burning stove.

A wildfire has scorched over a dozen homes in Napa, along with two breweries, a wine bar and a farm stand — all thanks to a beetle that has killed hundreds of acres of swampland on the northern edge of the county.

Open for business: The National Museum of Women in the Arts is now accepting applications for its first permanent space in Washington, D.C. The national museum is opening in a former church across from the Lincoln Memorial, and currently lists a number of specific events to be held, including opening of the art gallery and the Verdi Ball.

Time to fix up: An affordable company to give your home a makeover — Philips Hue. The lighting product uses your digital stream to transform other objects in your home with its lights.

The $180 bulbs are no longer a novelty item, but they’re been a popular choice since their launch in 2014. The company has now partnered with professional-grade fan-maker Ecosico in order to put lights in homes that are operated by a computer.

Having a bank account? Good thing you had access to cash back last year: A new survey by Green Dot, a small debit card company, shows that after many years of lobbying for more federal tax breaks, average Americans have finally started to reap the benefits of them.

The good, the bad and the ugly: Looking for some interesting news in the world of happiness? The New York Times launched a short feature called “The Most Happy People in the World.” This year’s list featured 10 people who are acknowledged as happier, with American musician Sting at the top.

Next year, just five will appear on the list. This includes Chilean singer Angel Silva, singer and conductor Tenor Javier de Frutos and singer and opera singer Claudio Arrau.

The angry couple: The husband and wife behind the beloved The Butcher and the Chef in Brooklyn are going to be hit with eviction after being caught making out in public. Between they’re in the country illegally, the couple is owed $90,000 in back rent, plus attorney fees.

Sweet Potato Séance: Food-maker Sweet Potato Soup said it sold 50,000 pounds of kimchi sticks for its sweet potato-filled dessert for Easter lunch — a little more than half of what it normally sells.

The tale of the picky tree: In a topsy-turvy of a city, the thought of patching up roses is more important than adding to gardens. Ann Petry, the new executive director of the Hudson Valley Flower Show, said she feels that far more roses need to be watered.

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