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LIFESTYLE

Is Age Just A Number?

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many — Author Unknown. What is the secret to a long happy life? This is an age-old question that has been asked since time immemorial. However, the answers proffered over time range from the sublime to the ridiculous. A CBS 60 minutes broadcast, titled, Living to 90 Years Old […]

TALKING BOOKS

Ducks Created A Dynasty By Willie And Korie Robertson

If you’ve heard of Duck Dynasty and you’re wondering what all the craze is about, you might check out the book, The Duck Commander Family: how faith, family, and ducks created a dynasty written by the CEO of Duck Commander, Willie Robertson and his wife Korie Robertson.  If you’ve watched A&E’s reality television series Duck Dynasty and you’re wondering how […]

TALKING BOOKS

Review: A Few Great Plays You May Have Missed…

In her article published on the dallalibrary2.org blog, Catherine Richie takes us back in time by sharing her experience and insights into happenings in the theatre world. She writes thus: I’ve been a theatre-goer and play-reader since age 5. As I get older, I revere the “classics” ever more—works by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, Hellman, Hansberry, and others. […]

BUSINESS

Costco Employees Rachet Up Happiness Index

Employees perform best and are most productive when they work in an environment in which they are happy. Herbert David Kelleher, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, is noted to have said, “Your people come first, even before customers,” Period. “Unless they’re happy and motivated, you won’t keep your customers coming back.” Now, a lot of people may think that money […]

BUSINESS

Top 10 Largest Public Companies In The World

Forbes Global 2000 is a comprehensive list of the world’s largest and most powerful public companies, as measured by revenues, profits, total assets, and listed arm’s market value. The latest list, released on May 8, includes 2,000 major companies from 62 countries around the world. Here is a look at top 10 largest public companies in 2014. No 10 PetroChina […]

BUSINESS

Red Lobster’s Sale Embroils Its Parent In A Fight

Peeved over the pending sale of Red Lobster, an investment firm wants to replace Darden Restaurants’ (DRI) board of directors. Starboard Value, an activist hedge fund in New York, contends that Darden has “essentially given away” the seafood chain in its recent $2.1 billion agreement to sell it to Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm in San Francisco. Starboard, which […]

BUSINESS

Nobody Cares How Awesome You Are At Your Job

In an article published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, University of California at San Diego behavioral scientist Ayelet Gneezy and University of Chicago business professor Nicholas Epley tracked people’s responses to three types of promises: broken ones, kept ones, and then ones that were fulfilled beyond expectations. And while it’s true that everyone gets upset when a […]

BUSINESS

Click Profit Online In China

Bustling e-commerce market creates new growth opportunities for overseas companies in China British retailer Burberry Group would never have imagined that its scarves and trench coats would be sold from virtual stores in China. But the iconic luxury brand and other biggies like Marks & Spencer Plc, Mothercare Plc, Nike Inc, Levi’s Strauss & Co and Sony are increasingly finding […]

TRAVELOG

69 Facts About New Zealand That’ll Blow Your Mind

There is a bird that eats cars. 1. The kea, a bird native to NZ, is known for pulling windscreen wipers off cars and eating the strips of rubber from windows. 2. No part of the country is more than 128km (79 miles) from the sea. 3. In the scene of Star Trek: First Contact, where we see Earth from space, Australia and Papua New Guinea are […]

EDUCATION

U.S. Fails The Education Test

For many years now, the United States’ education system has lagged behind its international competition. Students in countries such as Switzerland, Japan, and Finland display greater competence in basic literacy skills, and especially in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, than students from the U.S. Despite widespread attention to this fact in the media, and many attempts at […]