Another bank hits the skids: The Bank of Mom and Dad.
Once upon a time, AT&T tried to hijack the airwaves.
Could this be what makes introverts different? Seems credible to this one.
Whether you agree with them or not, the new CAFE regulations may not affect as many cars as we think.
An interesting look at which cities are the top-spending ones and which are at the bottom (excluding housing). It’s interesting, but I don’t know what it’s telling us. A city with affordable housing that allows people to spend more money on other things takes the top of the list while a city with unaffordable housing takes the bottom. However, a city that’s otherwise expensive takes the top and a city with a low cost-of-living takes the bottom. So where is it good to be? If Detroit’s on the bottom, I guess it’s probably better to be on top.
Why we should welcome carry-on fees.
A piece about Google’s business dealings in China delivers a very good point: “Google is not being criticized because they did business in China. Google is being criticized for having moral standards in the first place. If they had just kept their mouths shut and kept their eyes on the bottom line, like every other company in America, there would be no hypocrisy, and the critics would have nothing to complain about. Judging hypocrisy is easy. Judging the morality of doing business in China, well, that would take some real work. We canít judge people for that because every company, every government and every individual in the world is dependent on China to some degree.”
This is a common subject of interest around these here parts. Basically, having an attractive partner makes you more attractive. The results held more true for women than for men. I think a lot of it comes down to the fact that romantic tastes are often subjective, so people are susceptible to outside influences. While there are some physical features that are attractive across cultures, men and women both take cultural cues as to what does and does not constitute attractiveness.
Web and I go back and forth on massive weight loss and how obtainable a goal it is. We’re not going to rehash that right now, but I do think there is something to this. Even if weightloss is as universally possible as Web suggests, the best approach from individual to individual may be radically different. This even leaves aside something that seems to me to be self-evidently true, which is that for a weight-loss program to work an individual has to be able to stick to it and what is a realistic plan for one person may be unrealistic for another (but the latter of whom may have a plan that the first couldn’t accomplish).
If Clancy and I end up staying in Callie, it seems more likely than not I am going to be a stay-at-home dad. So I found this interesting… and disconcerting. There’s a lot to like about Callie. The biggest concern I have so far is social isolation and that’s without considering this.