August 2011

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    10 Greatest Virgin PR Stunts of All Time

    Sir Richard Branson has been called “the undisputed king” of the publicity stunt, and we couldn’t agree more. Rarely missing an opportunity to spread the word according to Virgin, Branson has traveled far and wide, and gone to extreme lengths to advertise the various companies that fall under his umbrella brand. Virgin has always prioritized […]

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    10 Reasons Overthrowing the Government Would Fix the Economy

    With revolutions all across the Arab world, riots spreading through Europe, and the continued persistence of the economic downturn, it seems like everyone’s coming to the consensus that perhaps the situation has become so unthinkably bad that previously unthinkable solutions might be necessary.  Government solutions to catastrophic economic collapse have rarely been neat or pretty, […]

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    The 17 Most Interesting Micronations

    The concept of a Micronation is a crazy one. Tiny nations, rarely recognized by anyone, they claim territorial independence but are mostly ignored by the rest of the world. Some are pretty legit, some are jokes, and some are scams, but they’re all interesting. These 17 Micronations all have individual claims to fame that make […]

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    10 Awesome Reasons to Live Off the Grid

    Want to feel like a real frontiersman? Are you tired of being oppressed by “The Man”? Do you not even know who “The Man” is referring to? Then you gotta live off the grid! It’s like being a pioneer, only with the Internet and packets of instant Starbucks. It’s a lot of work, but here […]

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    Timeline of Summer Work-Wear

    A recent Adecco USA survey shows workers have a strong sense of what is acceptable for summer work wear, and what is not. If you think no one will notice the clopping sounds your flip-flops make each time you refill your coffee mug, you’re just kidding yourself, according to a Reuters article. Also highly annoying […]

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    The How To’s of Creating a Budget that Works

    Budgeting is a necessary step to becoming financially stable. Some people may see this is a negative, but even individuals with plenty of income can enjoy benefits of sticking to a budget and saving for the future. Unexpected expenses can arise at any time, and having money in a savings account can relieve some of […]

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    10 Most Costly Cyber Attacks in History

    Cyber-attacks aren’t just fuel for poorly made movies or something teenagers do for fun. They are a serious issue with real-world consequences for companies, consumers and nations (and while good web hosting is a undoubtedly a good protective measure, it’s far from an impenetrable defense). A recent survey by the Ponemon Institute found that 59% […]

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    10 Ridiculous Ways Insurance Companies Rip Off Consumers

    When you take out insurance, you might be under the impression that your monthly premium means that you needn’t worry about accidents, bad luck, or unforeseen circumstances. After all, that’s what your insurance is there to protect you from, right? Unfortunately, the truth is, insurance companies will do whatever they can to wriggle out of […]

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    15 Weird and Mysterious Books

    Amongst the many reasons to prefer a book over a file on your e-reader: books have history. Sometimes, the history is obvious and evident. A book might have memories attached to it, or sentimental value. Sometimes, however, the history is weird, twisted, and hidden. There’s an air of mystery to certain books, a thrill of […]