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In Big-Money Move, Corporations Seek to Make Congress a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary

As Election Day approaches, two reports show us exactly how corrupted our political system has become. Unless voters come out in force, it looks like corporate money is about to buy itself another house of Congress. The Wall Street Journal...Show More Summary

Spotify updates its iPad app with a fresh redesign, new curation features

Today streaming music startup Spotify updated its iPad app with a new look and introduced additional curation features designed to help the tablet app rival the desktop in functionality. This update arrives six months after Spotify announced the...Show More Summary

Unraveling the Complexities of Small Business Legal Matters: Video from Wix Small Biz Breakfast

Small business owners usually begin their new ventures with a creative idea and a passionate desire to bring that idea to life. Of course these are essential ingredients to small business success, but you can be doomed for failure if you don’t consider those other nagging issues that may block your way – legal matters. Show More Summary

Video Interlude: Riverside Halloween Light Show House Embroiled in Drama

For a few years, a Riverside house put on an incredible Halloween light show accompanied by pop songs you usually hear in the mall (LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" has never looked better). It was some next-level entertainment, with jack-o'-lantern...

Japan Reacts to Worsening Fukushima Disaster By ... Reopening Nuclear Plant Next to Active Volcano Which Is About to Blow

Scientists warned that an earthquake could take out Fukushima. The Japanese ignored the warning... and even tore down the natural seawall which protected Fukushima from tidal waves. Fukushima is getting worse. And see this and this.Show More Summary

Samsung SMART Signage TV: Digital Signs and TV for Small Businesses

Lots of small businesses use televisions in their premises: gyms, sports bars, restaurants — to name some.  But what business owners may not realize is that using consumer televisions for commercial purposes may void or reduce the warranty. Show More Summary

Inside the Shark Tank

When I walked on to the stage of ABC's Shark Tank, and saw my belts hanging there on the rack, I felt a calmness that can only be described as, a peaceful realization of possible futures. I had made many turns and many detours through my life to arrive at this moment. Show More Summary

The Fed’s dual mandate in song: it’s ‘harder than you’ll ever know’

Editor’s Note: As the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meets Wednesday to fully wind down their asset purchase program, Making Sen$e is thrilled to debut econo-crooner Merle Hazard’s new ballad about the central bank, “Dual Mandate.” The...Show More Summary

Chrysler Celebrates Being American by Making You Think It's German or Japanese

21 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

How do you sell American cars in 2014? By tricking people into first thinking your goods are Japanese or German. Chrysler is launching a tongue-in-cheek campaign for its 200 model with TV ads featuring voiceovers that start in foreign languages, touting qualities commonly associated with cars built outside the U.S. Show More Summary

A Photographer Found

The New Republic has some of the photographs taken by the late Vivian Maier, a reclusive woman who worked as a nanny in Chicago while taking great photographs on the side. Here's the trailer to the documentary "Finding Vivian Maier." Stunning. Haunting. Wow.

Svensson, vindicated.

I once read a book where Richard Rorty debated another philosopher on the nature of “truth.” Rorty claimed something to the effect that; “Truth was what your colleagues let you get way with.” The other philosopher countered with a hypothetical.  Suppose someone says: “Most people believe X is true, but I believe that Y is […]

Amy Poehler explains inequality, in animated pony form

Inequality is complicated, but not so much that a My Little Pony parody can't tell you about it. Indeed, this Adam McKay-directed short, featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Silverman, Billy Eichner, and Andy Richter, actually does a pretty good job going over inequality's greatest hits. Technology and globalization boosting corporate profits by […]

WTF Wednesday: Five-Finger Fresheners

What up what up! And welcome to the first post of a new series I like to call “WTF Wednesdays.” Now you might be thinking to yourself, “WTF are WTF Wednesdays?” If so, allow me to enlighten you. WTF Wednesdays will be dedicated to the random, the wacky, or the straight up weird stuff that people do (or that’s done to them) – all in […]

Dead Man's Party

About five blocks from my house is the residence of Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo who is famous for being employee #7 at Google, very smart, very vain, and (mildly) good-looking. At the midpoint between our two houses is a funeral home which, oddly, she decided to buy a couple of years ago......... Show More Summary

Private-sector rocket explodes during launch to International Space Station (video)

An unmanned rocket from privatized space travel company Orbital Sciences today exploded upon liftoff, thus failing its mission to reach the International Space Station. Orbital Sciences rocket, named Antares, was six seconds into its mission when it exploded, which the company confirmed via a tweet earlier today. NASA reports that the company is still trying to […]

Don’t manage populations. Empower them to get healthier, Iora CEO says

SAN FRANCISCO — Some health startup founders don’t believe in tackling problems across huge populations. Instead, they prefer to give individuals tools to help them take better care of themselves. “Value creation … is not in filling beds,” Rushika Fernandopulle, chief executive and a cofounder of Iora Health, said at VentureBeat’s 2014 HealthBeat conference today. […]

How to Make Your Content Relatable and Actionable

Since the first Google Panda update in Feb 2011, quality of content has become a major factor on everyone’s marketing checklist. However, your content could be filled with quality and meaty information, and even be founded on some principles that have been successful in the past, but it still could suffer a high bounce rate. […]

GOP Betrays Social Security-Cutting Dems: Who Could've Seen It Coming?

Who could've seen it coming? Progressives could be forgiven for developing something of a Cassandra complex when it comes to the Democratic Party's economic stances. Here's the latest case in point: The Washington Post and Politico have...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Wire: 27 Things Taylor Swift Has Inside Her Many, Many Houses

Taylor Swift and her childhood home, perhaps where her love for birdcages and rabbit topiaries began. Yesterday Taylor Swift, lover of numbers that directly relate to her birthday and carrier of a personality that is equivalent to the batting of...

50+ Cheap or Free Ways to Celebrate the Fall Season

Fall is by far the best time of the year. The weather is perfect, the holidays are just around the corner, and there are endless ways to celebrate the season without breaking the bank. Save some cash and bask in the beauty of AutumnShow More Summary

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