In Impromptus today, I have an item about China, whose government has just destroyed a church. This was Golden Lampstand Church, in Shanxi Province, one of the poorest areas of the country. The church was built for $3 million, all contributed by the worshipers. Show More Summary
The fact that unexpected outcomes and rare events occur is one of the realities of medicine that is difficult to comprehend until you have personally experienced it. There are over 130 million emergency department visits annually, over 16 million of which require admission to a hospital. With that many encounters, even the rarest of events […]
When Megan Markle steps out in front of the world to marry Prince Harry, one thing is guaranteed to bring the biggest gasp from the millions of viewers tuning in for the nuptials--her wedding...
Try as they might, the Star Wars franchise can’t seem to work their Jedi Mind Tricks on China. While Star Wars: The Force Awakens had an admirable performance of around $124 million back in 2015, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s $69 million performance hinted at a downward trajectory for the franchise in the territory. […]
Even though Amazon is one of the largest retailers in the world, pulling in hundreds of millions of dollars a year in profit, they hire seasonal workers to fill their boxes for cheap rather than paying a permanent workforce in their warehouses. Show More Summary
Epic Games announced today that an updated map for its hit shooter Fortnite: Battle Royale is coming on January 18. Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free-to-play game available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. While the original Fortnite focused on cooperative action, this standalone mode takes inspiration from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It drops 100 players […]
"The truth is, anybody can be good on a show Seasons one and two. Can you be good 14 years later? Now, that's a fuckin' skill."
From helicopter parenting to cosleeping to spanking, there are a million different ways to raise your little ones these days. And while there's no "right" way to be a parent, it's fascinating to see some of the techniques people use around the world. Show More Summary
By now roughly 23 million people have seen the rebranded Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Or if they haven’t, at least that many have googled it. If you’re the one person who hasn’t seen it, here it is. And here, not incidentally, is Trump’s Shithouse in Washington D.C., also known as The White House.
Manufacturing partner Inventec has begun shipping completed HomePod units to Apple, The Taipei Times reports. Sources said Inventec has sent 1 million of the devices to Apple, although one said, “revenue contribution from the product...Show More Summary
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will get around $1 million an episode for season two as the tech giant, as one agent says, "inflates the whole ecosystem of TV actor salaries." read more
Star Wars: The Last Jedi wasn’t the movie that Chinese audiences were looking for. The science-fiction sequel tanked in China, following up a disappointing $28.7 million debut with one of the worst second-weekend declines the Chinese box office had ever seen. Show More Summary
Having missed an original December launch date, the HomePod is finally rolling off the production lines of one of two assembly partners, Inventec, a report said this week.
Each year millions of Americans give their time and talent to support worthwhile charitable causes. Are you one of them? Volunteering provides us with hands on opportunities to give back and make the world a better place. Whether it’s...Show More Summary
One single company has been blowing a hole through Wall Street bank earnings. The "single client" has reappeared in the fourth-quarter announcements of major banks as the culprit for hundreds of millions in unexpected, one-time losses. While...Show More Summary
One of the most prominent seed investors in Utah, Kickstart Seed Fund, has closed on its fourth fund at $74 million — nearly doubling from the last funding of $39 million and toppling Peak Ventures as the fund with the mostest raised...Show More Summary
That’s not great news for the content creators that take to the site to supplement their earnings. Bloomberg reports that though Patreon now has over 50,000 creators and pulled in more than $150 million from one million patrons, the fact is most creators don’t earn much–less than $100 on average. Show More Summary
In an article on Gay Star News, one of three sites I go to for news about LGBT issues, Shannon Power wrote an article on Churches in India writing an open letter calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality. She wrote that: "The...Show More Summary
Russia's manoeuvres in Ukraine have sparked concern in one of the few European countries not to join a U.S.-led military alliance.
Like death and taxes, one thing is for certain: Americans are always on the move. The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that nearly 14 percent of the population, which is roughly 40 million people, move each year...