November 2012

Monthly Archives

  • 15 Best Knock-Off Brands Ever

    We’ve all come across knock-off products, whether in a seedy market abroad or somewhere a lot closer to home. Remembering this, the following 15 products gave us a giggle – in some cases, because we couldn’t believe how awful they are. Yet besides enjoying the ingenuity of these copycats, we’ll also delve into some of […]

  • 15 Crazy Ways People Make Money in Today’s Economy

    In today’s economy, it can be pretty tough to make money anywhere, but some intrepid folks are earning money hand over fist online and they’re doing it in some crazy ways. There’s a lot that can be learned from these people, especially if you’re sitting on your own idea but think it’s too out there. […]

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    25 Quotable Thanksgiving Quotes

    It’s that time of year again. To celebrate the feedfest–and unofficial holiday season kickoff–that is Thanksgiving, we’ve compiled a list of 25 Thanksgiving quotes. Take them to the table with you this year: 1. “Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks.” –Irving Berlin 2. “There is no sincerer love […]

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    25 Well-Paying Jobs that Most People Overlook (and Why)

    There are certain jobs that nobody dreams of doing when they grow up. They tend to be the type of jobs that are dirty, dangerous, and sometimes boring and tedious. However, they also tend to be well-paying jobs. Some of these stigmatized jobs actually pay well and are definitely worth a closer look. If you’re on the […]

  • World Bank Report Predicts Temperature Increase of 4 Degrees Celsius Will Trigger “Doomsday Scenario”

    The World Bank’s report issued on November 18, 2012 predicts that a temperature change of just 4 degrees Celsius will trigger a “doomsday scenario.” The report highlighted the urgency to slow the global warming first noted by scientists during the 1980s and has grown to be an increasingly imminent and alarming threat than ever before. […]

  • President Barack Obama Plans For A Tax Increase Of The Nation’s Wealthy

    President Barack Obama announced on Friday, November 9, 2012 plans for a tax increase of the nation’s wealthy as means to avert a possible fiscal crisis within the U.S. Obama’s intentions include addressing the most imminent issues of the economic situation and federal budget within the U.S. without causing another recession. His spokesperson assured that […]

  • 5 Excellent Books For People in Business Careers

    Business can be challenging. Having a successful business career takes skill, dedication, hard work and a degree in business administration certainly doesn’t hurt. The more you learn new information and strategies about being a great business person, the faster you can help advance your career. Business books can help you grow as a person and […]

  • 10 Economists Who Deserve Nobel Prizes

    Editor’s Note: This post was inspired by the excellent article 50 People Who Deserve a Nobel Prize. The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was founded in 1968 by distinguished Swedish bank Sveriges Riksbank and was first awarded in 1969. The Prize in Economics, as the Nobel Foundation calls it, is widely considered the most […]

  • Climate Change Threatening Global Coffee Production

    The journal Plos One has published the results of a study conducted by Royal Botanic Gardens and Coffee Forest Forum found that climate change threatening global coffee production. As the second most traded commodity in the world, coffee – particularly Wild Arabica and Robusta varieties – is greatly affected by carbon emission. Researchers developed crop […]