The Darkest of Dark on Black Friday

By | Nov 25, 2017

It seems Black Friday is upon us again. It’s funny that we take a day to reflect on how thankful we are for the things that we have, and the very next day trample and bludgeon each other to death trying to buy a bunch of stuff we don’t need. Every year we’re treated to […]

Can You Save the World by Eating Less Meat?

By | Mar 30, 2010

We’ve gone over three weeks with no fast food in our household, and have noticed some dramatic changes. For one, we’re spending less time fighting wicked cravings for Big Macs – whatever they put in that sauce makes you want to indulge. Second, we’re far less interested in sugary drinks and snacks like coke and […]

Good Riddance 2009

By | Jan 4, 2010

Last year saw a lot of ups and downs. We started off watching the car industry with some disgust, questioning the culture of mediocrity that allowed the situation to spiral out of control. We say: Too big to fall? Too big to exist. Get on top of your credit and take control of your life. […]

Hospitals Save More Lives When They Admit Their Mistakes

By | Nov 7, 2009

photo credit: a.drian Suppose you’ve screwed up, badly. Perhaps the blunder was so grave that someone got hurt, or worse. Do you own up to your actions and take responsibility for the consequences, or do you downplay the significance of what happened or worse, deny it entirely? If your doctor made a mistake, would you […]

Wells Fargo Sues Itself

By | Jul 14, 2009

photo credit: Krawiec @ USA – NJ It’s another head shaker straight out of Florida as “Wells Fargo Bank NA” sues “Wells Fargo Bank NA” for outstanding liens against properties involved in foreclosure. In what sounds like the most idiotic chain of events, the bank has hired an attorney to defend itself from, well, itself. […]

Reverting to a Cash Society

By | May 19, 2009

photo credit: TheTruthAbout… A lot of interesting things have happened in the past several months as people from all walks of life learn how to stretch their money. A lot of changes have been accelerated by the fuel shocks during the summer of 2008; in a lot of ways we seem to be reverting to […]

Google Cuts Emissions Using Goats

By | May 1, 2009

photo credit: Ivy Dawned Rather than have their regular maintenance crew come by and clean up their lawn, Google has decided to employ an army of goats instead. No kidding (a-hem). The goats will eat and then fertilize the grass, and not use an ounce of gasoline to do so. PETA was reached for comment […]

Venture Capitalists are Crashing the Party

By | Apr 14, 2009

Apparantly venture capitalists are considered part of the larger economic problem, posing a significant risk to the stability of the financial system; even though the average VC doesn’t use debt and draws its funds from wealthy investors (e.g. the way companies are supposed to work. Conspiracy theory: maybe this re-arrangement is the beginning of the […]

The Fastest Way Out of Debt

By | Apr 9, 2009

photo credit: mangpages Suppose you find yourself in this all-too-common situation: multiple credit cards (perhaps maxed) and loans, recently unemployed or perhaps just barely employed. Every last dime you make goes toward paying the minimum balance on your bills and feeding your family – more often than not you run out of money before you […]

German Company Turns Cellphones into Gold

By | Apr 7, 2009

photo credit: covilha Despite campaigns encouraging people to recycle their used cellular phones, most end up in landfills. In Germany, that amounts to 24 million phones per year – almost 1 for every 3 people. Aside from the obvious environmental harm caused by deteriorating batteries and plastic, the phones represent a significant economical waste – […]

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