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Organic Food Snobs Are Unknowingly Fed McDonald's, and They're Lovin' It

10 minutes agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

You probably have a few friends so opinionated about the sourcing and quality of their food, part of you wants to test whether they'd really know the difference between crap and cuisine. You love those friends, but you also think they're being snobs, and you'd just love to troll them hard. Show More Summary

The Politics of American Cities: Live from teh Roasterie

Note that these are the cities themselves--what lies within the municipal boundaries--not the metropolitan areas: Cory Doctorow: [American cities, ranked by conservatism]( "A fascinating chart from Representation in Municipal Government... Show More Summary

The Trouble With Hiring for 'Critical Thinking' Skills

Most employers agree: they want job candidates with "critical thinking" skills. The problem? Everyone seems to define the term differently.

The Quotable Frank Lloyd Wright: Dear Miami: Frank Lloyd Wright Thinks Your Homes are Garbage

Frank Lloyd Wright visited Miami in 1955. His takeaway from the trip was that "Miamians live in houses pigs would be ashamed to live in." Frank Lloyd Wright was a huge diva. · Frank Lloyd Wright Came to Miami...

How to Better Utilize BiggerPockets to Reach Your Real Estate Goals

This past week, I put 2 properties under contract. Combined, they equal $90k gross profit. Not bad for two deals — and probably 20 total hours of work over the next 3-4 months. One is with a new partner (insert internet fist bump), and one is in my own LLC. Show More Summary

Jonathan Litt Explains His Activist Campaign Against Pennsylvania REIT

Jonathan Litt is the closest thing the REIT world has to an activist investor. Since co-founding Land and Buildings in 2008, the former Citigroup analyst has pushed for a number of management and strategic changes at real estate investment trusts, including apartment landlord BRE Properties Inc. Show More Summary

P&G To Split Off Duracell Battery Business

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said it would split off its Duracell battery business into a separate company as it looks to focus on its faster-growing brands. The world's largest household products maker also reported a slight fall in quarterly sales. Show More Summary

Benched: 250 Los Angeles Bus Benches Ready to Track Your Location

Los Angeles just loves to look at advertising on bus benches and now the benches are watching us back. Buzzfeed has found that an estimated 250 benches were outfitted with bluetooth beacons that would give users information based on...

Rep. Peter King Demands Answers About Vomiting Nigerian Man’s Death on Plane

A Nigerian man vomited and then died on a flight from Nigeria to JFK. However, after a “cursory” examination it was determined that the man didn’t have Ebola. The question is, how did they conclude that so fast? The 63-year-old … More » The post Rep. Peter King Demands Answers About Vomiting Nigerian Man’s Death on Plane appeared first on EveryJoe.

Gov. Scott Walker's bald spot has become a campaign issue

Wisconsin's Republican govern is caught in a tight re-election race against Democratic challenger Mary Burke, but it wasn't Burke who brought Scott Walker's bald spot into the race. "He brought it up," said the Wisconsin State Journal. Show More Summary

What Republicans plan to do to demolish Obama’s legacy if they win the Senate

When Republicans seized control of the House four years ago, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) took over the House Energy and Commerce Committee and compared his plans for President Obama’s health care law to strategy in the game of Jenga, in which players remove wooden blocks one by one from a tower until it collapses. "It's […]

The Numbers: San Francisco's Median Sale Price Is Inching Closer to $1M

Image via Redfin Real estate website Redfin just came out with the September edition of its market tracker, and no surprise here, housing prices keep climbing. Whereas the median sales price for a house has already topped $1 million in...

Twitter to open learning center for low-income and homeless in San Francisco next summer

Twitter, the microblogging giant whose headquarters sit on a section of San Francisco’s Market Street that’s not exactly fancy, is set to open a learning center for the homeless next summer. The learning center, which the company announced in partnership with Compass Family Services last May, will be located across the street from Twitter, at Essex Fox […]

Dutch Top Model Doutzen Kroes Stars in Cheel’s Latest for Samsung Netherlands

Cheel has released a new campaign for Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha smartphone, featuring top model Doutzen Kroes. The campaign is centered around a 30-second broadcast spot capitalizing on Kroes’ popularity. In the spot, Kroes is shown out clubbing with friends (according to the PR release, these are her actual friends, in real life!). Show More Summary

Area CEO Loves Listening To Dan Loeb Tell Him How Much He Sucks, Can’t Wait For More Where That Came From

Dow Chemical’s management team are “going to be great listeners” to ideas from shareholders on improving the company’s performance, its chief executive Andrew Liveris has promised. Speaking as the company reported better than expected...Show More Summary

10 Types of Bargains You Should Skip

I love a good bargain. If you're reading Wise Bread, I'm sure you do as well. However, some bargains are more like a wolf in sheep's clothing. They appear to be deals on the surface, but when you really look at them you realize they're either ploys to make you spend more, or they're a complete...

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