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Retail Salespeople: For Higher Holiday Sales, Take This Mid-Year Self-Assessment

Not sure how you’ll make sales goals in December salespeople? The first six months of the year are over, so now is the perfect time for a quick assessment. Take this quick inventory of how you approach your job in retail sales, and I’ll give you my thoughts afterwards. Self-improvement 1. Show More Summary

Poll: 47% of Democrats say they’re ‘Extremely Proud’ to be American

Uh, and 68% of Republicans say they are. Sound like par for the course, politically speaking?

Is it worth it?

I served 3 tours in Germany, a total just barely short of 9 years. During those years, duty and time permitting my wife, son and I were able to see some of Europe. In 1988 or thereabouts, we booked a tour to Holland’s Tulip festival. A tour of Amsterdam preceded the Tulip Festival. Aside from […]

Telemedicine: Why professional concern shouldn’t be dismissed

The current state of telemedicine — that is, teleconferencing with a physician over one’s smartphone — worries many critics because it assumes patients can be evaluated without a physical exam.  The critics are right that those with a financial interest in “disrupting” health care typically minimize the trade-offs. Show More Summary

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This week, the MPAA unveiled some new anti-piracy ads that are targeted (of course) at people who have already paid to go see a movie. Vincent Clement won most insightful comment of the week by underlining just how backwards this is:...Show More Summary

NEA Representative Assembly 2015: Federalist Sighting!

The delegates debated amendments to the union’s legislative program – the list of things for which NEA lobbies at the federal level. Legislative Amendment 1 would have directed NEA to support a U.S. Constitutional Amendment recognizing the right to a public education. Legislative Amendment 7 would have had NEA lobbying for a change to the […]

Susan Gonzalez and the case for gun ownership

First Coast News tells the story of Susan Gonzalez and her experience 18 years ago when she went to open the door when she thought her son was trying to get in – instead the door was ripped from it’s hinges and two men forced their way in to the house. While she fled her […]

NEA Representative Assembly 2015: Merged Affiliates Stuck With Status Quo

Constitutional Amendment 1, which would given merged NEA-AFT state affiliates a full complement of delegates at future RAs, was resoundingly defeated in a secret ballot vote. Needing a two-thirds majority to pass, the measure was able to garner only 16.1% of the delegate vote. NEA’s $20 per member assessment for its national ballot initiative and […]

Donald Trump Set to Take "Action Against NBC," His Lawyer Tells CNN

"The reality is, he's exercising his First Amendment right to free speech," Alan Garten said about Trump on Sunday's 'Reliable Sources.' read more

‘Amy’ Sparkles With $37K PTA, ‘Cartel Land’ Solid: Specialty Box Office

The late Amy Winehouse drew big crowds to cinemas over the holiday weekend with one of the biggest debuts of any specialty release this year and certainly in the top tier for any documentary. In just six theaters, A24’s simply titled...Show More Summary

See Three, P’d Off

(Gas Station | Singapore) Gas Station | Singapore Categories: Transportation Tags: Gas Station Gas Station | SingaporeMe: “Hello, sir! Which pump are you at?” Customer: “The van.” (I glance outside. Our station has a total of four pumps; three of them are occupied by vans. Show More Summary

Bart & Fleming: Judd Apatow’s Promo Push; Harper Lee’s ‘Watchman;’ Hot Dog Eating And ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business. BART: No comedy director has ever worked harder...Show More Summary

'Saturday Night Live' Encore With Host Amy Adams & Musical Guest One Direction Dips From Last Week's Encore

This week's encore episode of Saturday Night Live with Amy Adams & Musical guest One Direction averaged a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating

Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Ratings Cool, Fox’s Baseball Hits Home Run

With this year's Independence Day falling on a Saturday, it was inevitable that the annual Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular (0.9/6) wasn't going to be as explosive as previous celebrations. And with an 18% drop among adults 18-49 from 2014 that fizzle was exactly what happened on a much more competitive nigh than last year. Show More Summary

Want to tag “Big Brother”?

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Facial recognition technology has advanced rapidly, and its integration into social media provides gee-whiz features to users as well as plenty of opportunities to marketers. It also interests government actors, who already have ways,...Show More Summary

‘Terminator: Genisys’ Taps $74M; ‘Minions’ Makes $54.3M; ‘Jurassic’ Moves Up On WW Chart – Intl Box Office

Refresh for latest… International weekend estimates are rolling in with Terminator: Genisys taking the top spot at $74M for the frame. The offshore expansion of Paramount’s latest in the franchise brought the sci-fi actioner to 60% of its ultimate international footprint and gives it an overseas cume of $85.5M. Show More Summary

Stealing a Page From Medicine’s Playbook: The American Board of Baseball

By RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD As kids growing up in the Midwestern United States, my friends and I loved baseball.  We spent many hours each summer day playing the game, and when we weren’t out on the sandlot, we were reciting the stats of top players, arguing the merits of our favorite teams, and trading baseball

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