Alibaba, SLU & Better Mornings Ahead

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba may have quietly opened an office in downtown Seattle, in competitor Amazon’s own backyard.  And other headlines:

Alibaba ramps up recruiting for Seattle office – PSBJ

Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers? – AP

Three big new words in Seattle real estate: ‘South Lake Union’ – Seattle PI

Redfin buys Seattle walkability startup Walk Score as competition heats up – PSBJ

Is It About to Get a Lot Easier to Obtain a Mortgage? (Hint: No)  – WSJ

Microsoft is 10th-most profitable company in the world, says new list – PSBJ

OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers – Microsoft

And on a personal note, try Improving your day with a morning routine…

For many of us, mornings begin in a rushed panic. We allow our alarm clocks to buzz at least a dozen times before we decide we have to get out of bed. We then rush around our homes half-awake trying to get ready for our day. In a hurry, we stub our toe on the bedpost, forget to put on deodorant, and don’t pack a lunch because we simply do not have time.It’s no wonder that so many folks despise the thought of being awake before 9 am!

So it may not surprise you to know that happy individuals tend to actually enjoy their mornings. They appear to thrive on waking up with the sun and look forward to a new day or possibilities. These happy people have humble morning rituals that increase their own sense of well-being and give their day purpose.

Happy people tend to share many of the following morning habits:  8 Things Happy People Do Every Morning –