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Relationship Of Manufacturer To Consumer

American Economics 101. Well, the surface of it at least. The relationship between the builder and the user has dwindled a tad bit in the past few decades in American Economics. America of course has attained a reputation for being one of the greatest technologically advanced countries in the world. But what does that reputation mean for us when compared to other countries of the world? Besides the “We're superior” argument-the world is far bigger...

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I’ll Make My Own Choices, Thank You Very Much

Few things really rile me up. I might care about certain issues, but that does not mean that my blood will start boiling by the mere thought of them. However, I have a few pet issues that really get me going so much so that my birthmark shows itself with zeal because my blood pumps so fast from anger. One of these issues is censorship. Nothing angers me more than censorship. Why is that, you...

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Strap On Your Camouflage For Black Friday

The war has only just begun. It's a misquote: What Ian McKellan's character, Magneto, actually said in X-2 was 'The War has just begun”. Respect my desire to correctly cite quotes from one of the greatest actors of all time. Respect it. And while we're on the footnote of Ian McKellan, who's going to go see The Hobbit in theaters this year? I wasn't born in that time period, I'm a matrix guy. The first comparison to...

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Alas, Poor Twinkies… I Knew Thee Well

Hostess, the makers of the famous cream-filled yellow pastry tube (and many other fine, funny sounding delectables) has filed for a motion in bankruptcy court to shut down their entire operation. Should this motion go through, no more Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Sno Balls or even the more wholesome sounding Wonder Bread. One of America’s favorite treats will go the way of the pastry buffalo. Our collective response to this news is somewhat interesting though,...

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Donating For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Flooded subway canals. Millions left without power. With these mind blowing effects, the media, police, and firefighters have called Hurricane Sandy the “frankenstorm” and rightly so. Even though recovery has been trucking along for a few weeks, there are still individuals along the east coast who need help following the aftermath of the storm. Here are a few resources to help support the health and wellness of victims of this tragic environmental crisis. AmeriCares With the...

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Hey! Start Writing Today

November is a month that has many commemorations attached to it including American Indian and Alaskan Native Month, Stomach, Pancreatic, and Lung Cancer Month, and Alzheimer’s Month. All of these are important and worthy of a post, but I wanted to start with another commemoration for November: National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNo for those in the know. From November 1st to November 30th, many writers, professional, novice, and beginner alike, embark...

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Chicks Watch Football? Score!

So you’re a red blooded American man and you like football? What a surprise. Looking for a hot chick to watch the game with on Sunday? They actually DO exist! Almost every man in America likes American football, and there are tons of stats to back it up. You adjust our schedules around your team’s schedule. You even go to the early church service on Sunday. You or your wife get all the grocery shopping done...

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Expats Must Embrace Host Cultures

If instead of international travel, one is looking forward to living abroad, then that person should definitely embrace the host culture. A new study from Tel Aviv University found that living abroad has more impact when one actually lives in the host culture as opposed to living with other expatriates from the home culture. People have a tendency to live with those who are from their own cultures when living abroad. What TAU’s study...

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Why This Is My Favorite Week Of The Year

There is something magical about falling back. I know I can’t be the only one who experiences this fantastically primal feeling when I look out to the horizon at 6:30pm to see the sun setting. I have nothing but sympathy for my fellow citizens in Arizona and parts of Indiana that don’t get to enjoy this wonderful announcement that winter is soon to be upon us. And the extra hour of sleep isn’t bad...

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What’s On Your Bucket List?

I'm a list maker.  I make packing lists before I go on a trip, I make "to do" lists every night before I go to sleep.  I make lists of reasons to stay in a relationship, Christmas presents I need to buy and things I want to knit.  I even keep a list of geocaches I want to do around the country.  You would think, with all that list making, I was a very...