May 2011

Monthly Archives

  • 10 Hottest Women in Online Business

    The online world is made up of women, be it moms sharing tips, too-good-to-be true Russian brides or barely legal women acting badly for men’s entertainment. The one place women are not is on the boards of big online firms — or so the unenlightened think. In fact, women are often the brains behind the […]

  • 14 Public Apologies for Private Lives

    We the people of the United States of America are a very fickle people. We like to worship our celebrities. But we also like to tear down those celebrities and harshly judge them when they mess up. We also like to forgive them… if they deserve to be forgiven. In this way we create Gods […]

  • 10 Kamikaze Tech Mergers of the 21st Century

    For a time it seemed as if tech companies were the geese that not only laid golden eggs but also made those eggs into delicious omelets that could give people superpowers. Combining tech companies to breed even more successful geese can seem like a surefire winner. Alas, business is business, even on the internet, and […]

  • 2011 College Graduates: Are you Ready for Life?

    The 2011 graduates have just walked the stage and are preparing themselves for the great adventure to follow. Mixed emotions are flooding through them; “Am I ready? Will I find a job related to my degree?” There are many paths a graduate can follow once they’re thrown out into the real world to look for […]

  • 10 Infuriatingly Greedy Charities

    Not all charities are created equally; at least, not all of them spend equally. The ways in which a charity spends its donors’ dollars have been coming under increasing scrutiny in the past few years, as wave upon wave of scandals has rocked the nonprofit sector: greedy CEOs, misappropriated funds, and dirty dealings that would […]

  • 10 Celebrities Who Got Burned By Identity Thieves

    The scariest thing about identity theft is how easy it can be for someone to be impersonated. A quick root through the weekly garbage can sometimes be all that a con artist needs to take on the identity of an innocent victim and rack up debt in their name, or even steal their assets. Perhaps […]

  • How Corporations Get Out of Paying Taxes

    There’s been a lot of media-driven furor this year around the issue of humongous corporations weaseling their way out of paying taxes, with GE taking a brunt of the public assault. While with each passing month we hear of some new offender, one wonders how it is that these companies are actually able to do […]

  • 15 Controversial Pulled Ads

    Share Ads are often meant to provoke the viewer (think baby-faced Brooke Shields with nothing between her and her Calvins) but sometimes viewers feel a little too provoked. Here is a list of fifteen controversial advertisements that were pulled due to negative reactions.

  • User Interface and Site Usability – Brands Who’ve Done It Right

    How many times have you clicked on a search result only to land on a page that’s just not user friendly? If you’re like most Internet users, it’s a regular occurrence. And, like most, you probably click that back button within seconds. However, when you find a site that has a great interface and you […]

  • 10 Most Notorious Counterfeiting Operations of the Last 100 Years

    Making money is an essential part of the world in which we live, but some canny customers have decided to bypass the backbreaking toil and take the phrase ‘making money’ literally. It seems that as soon as a civilization invents a currency someone will figure out how to fake it. Unsurprisingly, governments tend to look […]

  • US Healthcare vs. the Rest of the World: Part 2

    The richest and most advanced country in the world, the United States, has fallen behind other nations in providing affordable health care to its citizens. Americans spend $477 billion a year MORE on health care than other advanced countries, which amounts to $1,645 per person every year. Our friends at Medical Billing and Coding put […]