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Jerry Buss -- I'M HIS SECRET LOVECHILD ... Woman Claims

The war over Jerry Buss' fortune just took a shocking turn -- with a mysterious woman claiming she's the secret daughter of the late Lakers owner... but Jerry's family is calling B.S. According to heavily redacted legal docs filed in L.A.…

We’re Getting Everything Wrong About Women And Work

6 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

A recent article I read included the so-called "sobering" statistic that women make up almost half of the US labor force, but they only account for 14% percent of Fortune 500 executive officers and 3% of their CEOs. Apparently I am supposed to find that surprising or upsetting. 

Critically-Acclaimed Platformer 'Leo's Fortune' is Only $0.99

Leo's Fortune [$0.99] has been one of the most-awarded games of the year, as it was awarded five stars from us, was given a prestigious Apple Design Award, and was named one of Apple's best of 2014 games. Now, as the holiday iTunes freeze hits, you can pick up this critically-acclaimed platformer for the cheapest

Last Week’s E-Book Antitrust Appeal Hearing Went Well for Apple

Philip Elmer-DeWitt, writing for Fortune: At times Judge Jacobs came close to suggesting that the government had prosecuted the wrong company. At the very least, he said, a horizontal initiative “used to break the hold of a monopolist” ought not be found to be illegal per se. Show More Summary

Finally, China Gets a Taste of American Chinese Food

It's as foreign as French toast or spaghetti carbonara. Little known fact: The Chinese food served in restaurants in the U.S. bears little resemblance to the Chinese food served in China. Fortune cookies are an American invention, as is Panda Express' sticky orange chicken. Show More Summary

Carly Fiorina Prepares Long-Shot White House Bid

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Carly Fiorina blazed a trail as the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, and the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard now seems to have an even bigger “first-ever” achievement in mind. Fiorina, 60, is declaring “the end of the Obama era” at national conservative conferences, paying not-so-subtle visits to [...]

L.A.'s messy ways now on city radar

The holidays are a time for giving, and in Los Angeles, many have the good fortune to provide generously for others.

Here's What Will Happen To Joan Rivers' $150 Million Estate

Joan Rivers is leaving her estimated $150 million fortune to her daughter, grandson, staff, charities, and beloved dogs. In a will filed in New York earlier this month, it was revealed that Rivers' daughter, Melissa,  was named executor of the estate, and will also get all of her mother’s tangible property. Show More Summary

Despite Problems, Santa Still on Schedule

Fortunately, no matter the myriad of problems the world faces during what should be a season of joy and peace, NORAD has informed the Defense Department that “every indication is that Santa Claus will arrive on time this year to deliver presents to the world’s estimated 1.9 billion children.” As reported here, NORAD has gone [...]Show More Summary

Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

Charles Floyd Jones hopes Detroit’s good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other tent city residents.

Photos of Sorolla Painting

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863-1923) executed many of his famous paintings outdoors under the most challenging conditions, and fortunately there are photographs to show his ingenious panting setups. I can't imagine a more dynamic...Show More Summary

lunch at Rue de Creperie on Brunswick St

Rue de Creperie has been open for about six months now where a shortlived froyo shop used to be (and next door to Babka). Fortunately for this business their nearest direct competitor is not immediately across the road but at the other end of Fitzroy (the long established Breizoz).… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 16: Lions vs. Bears

Since the last time these two met, things have gone off a cliff for Chicago, and Detroit's fortunes have only risen. The last time the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears played, it was Thanksgiving. The Bears were basically done for the season, but they had at least played competitively. Show More Summary

U.S. Volvo Sales Situation Getting Uglier As New XC90 Is Readied

We’re still a few months away from seeing the first new XC90s at Volvo dealers in North America and many more months away from discovering whether it can rescue the brand’s fortunes on this side of the Atlantic. Like an overdue baby who doesn’t want to leave his mother’s womb for this cruel, cold, callous […] The post U.S. Show More Summary

The great American rip-off: How big-money corruption fuels racial inequality

More than ever, America's political fortunes are determined by a very wealthy — and very white — minority

Now THIS Is How The Legend Of Korra Really Should Have Ended

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We loved the finale of The Legend of Korra, but there was one tiny thing that didn't happen in the episode's final moments that we were really hoping would happen. Fortunately, a fan animation has given us the moment we were missing. Spoilers ahead. Read more...

Werder Bremen vs. Borussia Dortmund: Winners and Losers from Bundesliga Game

Borussia Dortmund were once again left short of luck or fortune in the Bundesliga on Saturday afternoon when Werder Bremen welcomed Jurgen Klopp's side to the Weserstadion and duly overcame them by two goals to one. Dortmund will finish...Show More Summary

I believe…

I believe in Father Christmas. A few years ago, I realized that if a man is lucky he will go through the three stages of Santa Claus.  I have been fortunate in my life, I have hit each stage and am a better man for it. For those of you that don’t know what those […]

Liability roundup

From the Manhattan Institute “Trial Lawyers Inc.” project, “Wheels of Fortune” (PDF), twin report on lawyers’ exploitation of SSDI (Social Security Disability) and ADA cases; Theodore Dalrymple on the flaws of the US litigation system...Show More Summary

Retired mailman wins lotto playing fortune cookie numbers

A retired mailman scooped a $200,000 lotto jackpot by playing lucky numbers he found inside a fortune cookie three years ago.

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