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Conscription of People, Cars, Businesses in Ukraine for Mindless Slaughter; Entire Villages Leave to Avoid Servitude; Hop on the Bus Gus

Ukrainians Fighting UkrainiansForced military conscription (slavery is a better word) imposed on citizens of Ukraine has reached new heights recently. The government in Kiev now demands those forced into slavery to hand over their cars for military use. Show More Summary

How Gail Goodman Optimized Constant Contact’s Funnel To Build the $1 Billion Email Marketing Empire

Constant Contact is one of the biggest players in the email marketing space, and Gail Goodman has been with them since the beginning. She’s scaled the company from its early startup days to where they are now, a public company worth over $1 billion. She gave a presentation at the 2012 Business of Software conference, […]

How to Create a Blockbuster Podcast

“What makes ‘good tape’? That is the question that has consumed my life for the past 20 years, and I have an answer for you…” – Alex Blumberg How do you create a blockbuster podcast? This episode explores the tips, tricks, and best practices of a master. My guest is Alex Blumberg, who cut his teeth […]

Wildlife: Exotic Animal Refuge in the Valley Could Reopen to the Public

Wildlife Waystation is a 160-acre exotic animal refuge tucked into the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and it could be about to reopen to the public 14 years after closing. The Los Angeles Daily News reports they've raised...

Patrick McKenzie on Using Funnels and A/B Testing To Grow a Business

Patrick McKenzie has made a name for himself as a respected thought leader in the SaaS marketing space. He has a popular blog called Kalzumeus and runs an appointment reminder service fittingly called Appointment Reminder. He’s also the creator of Bingo Card Creator. As a well known member of the Hacker News community, he is […]

What’s Going On - Playing For Change [Music Video]

Here is a different take on Marvin Gaye’s classic “What’s Going On”. It is a "Song Around The World" recording by Playing For Change. It starts with an acoustic guitar in Africa, adds a drummer in Los Angeles. Next comes...

25 Printables You'll Need For a Fun Wedding Photo Booth

Wedding photo booths are all the rage these days, especially since that silly and adorable slow-motion photo-booth video went viral. But who says you need to spend a fortune to have a fun, memorable photo booth at your wedding? We've got you covered with all the photo-booth printables you'll need - from props and signs to backdrops. Show More Summary

Revivals: The First New Eichler Home in 40 Years is Almost Finished

An early in-progress shot of the first-ever "Desert Eichler," in South Canyon, Palm Beach. Photo courtesy KUD Properties Create a map of all the Eichler homes on the market and it'll be obsolete within a month or two. In the...

Real estate app on display: A day in the life of the Updater team

Updater — a company that helps consumers manage all the madness involved in moving — let us step inside the office to take a look at what happens every day in a real-estate-related technology company...

High-Flying Startup Clinkle Turns Into ‘Treats,’ a Debit-Rewards Program

Shrouded in mystery and hype, Clinkle was supposed to be the next big thing in digital payments. Instead, it is a debit-rewards program.

The World as 100 People [New Infographic]

The world has over 7 billion people. How can we get a sense of what it means... and who we are? One way is by statistically representing the world population as 100 people. That way, complex issues become more...

The Quotable Bjarke Ingels: In a new interview, Danish starchitect...

In a new interview, Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels unleashes some advice for young architects: "We're not here to build for other architects. We're here to build for all of the human kind in a way, and we're here to accommodate...

London’s Real Estate Agents Keep Marketing Their Luxury Properties With Creepy, ‘American Psycho’-Esque Ads

Yet another bizarre, “American Psycho”-esque ad has been released by a London real estate agent in the hope of selling a luxury property. The latest so-ostentatious-it's-laughable luxury apartment marketing video bears a striking resemblance to an ad from a rival property company that sent Twitter into overdrive earlier this week. Show More Summary

Eurozone Falls Into Deflation, But Energy Accounts for All of the Decline; ECB About to Do Something Stupid

As expected, the Eurozone fell into deflation last month, but details show energy and unprocessed food are the only things in decline. Services are up 1.2%.Please consider the Eurostat Flash Inflation Estimate for December 2014.EuroShow More Summary

This Calendar Grows A Beard All Year Long

Don't grow a beard. Buy this calendar instead. There are a few unwritten rules that wise people follow in their lives, of which "Never go with a hippie to a second location" may be the best known. "Never encourage a man with a beard"...Show More Summary

How White Flight Destroyed the Mississippi Delta

Fifty years after Freedom Summer, the state's poorest communities are those whose white residents refused to reckon with the past.

Video Interlude: How Did Blade Runner Stick as the Vision of LA's Future?

Writer/podcast-maker Colin Marshall is several episodes into a new video essay series called Los Angeles, the City in Cinema, focusing on "the variety of Los Angeleses revealed in the films set there, both those new and old, mainstream and...

An Inside Look At Chandon's Strategy For Conquering The Millennial Bubbles Market

When champagne started popping up in rap videos, sparkling wine purveyor Chandon saw an opportunity to get in with millennials. In the late '90s, champagne suddenly started showing up in rap videos: Biggie Smalls was seen popping open...Show More Summary

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