Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category

How eating a big breakfast helps you lose weight

New research from a seven year study suggests making breakfast your biggest meal of the day, is the key to a healthier weight. The study found that not skipping breakfast, and having a larger meal at breakfast time, were associated with a decrease in Body Mass Index.  More…

Golden retriever gives birth to a green puppy

A dog owner couldn’t believe what she was seeing when her golden retriever gave birth to a green puppy. Her beloved pet Rio, aged three, gave birth last week to nine puppies – but when one came out mint green Louise Sutherland was stunned.  More…

Investor details how Amazon is killing retail chains

Investor Stanley Druckenmiller, who managed George Soros’ money for 12 years, told attendees of a morning session that Amazon’s superefficiency has so disrupted the retail industry that chains in the US today are lucky to get $1 back in sales for every $1 they spend. Yet the Amazon retail juggernaut, he said, receives nearly $4 dollars in return for every $1 it spends.  More…

How to rent your house to a film set and make $3,000 a day

Mary Dalton has gotten much-needed help paying her bills by renting out the three-bedroom house as a location for TV productions including Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” HBO’s “Entourage,” “Law & Order: SVU” and the upcoming Netflix crime drama “Seven Seconds.” She makes around $3,000 every time a production crew takes over her property.  More…

Sacramento Considering Driverless Shuttle Buses

The City of West Sacramento, California is “kicking the tires” on a driverless shuttle bus. On Tuesday, city officials and the makers of Transdev, an autonomous vehicle company—showed how the bus would work. The EZ-10, as it’s called, is described as a train but with virtual tracks. The route is programmed in—and off you go.  More…

Photo may solve the Amelia Earhart mystery

A recently discovered photograph may solve the mystery of missing American pilot Amelia Earhart. Earhart disappeared while on a flight around the world 80 years ago. Now some historians believe she survived the plane crash and died in Japanese captivity.  More…

We should thank millennials for ruining these terrible products

According to Business Insider, millennials are “Killing Chains Like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee’s.” This isn’t the first thing that we’ve killed by stubbornly refusing to spend money on it. Last year millennials got accused of wiping out everything from mass-market beers like Budweiser and Coors to the diamond industry to bar soap.  More…

Why are CEOs getting paid tons of money for nothing?

Marissa Mayer will pocket $186 million when Verizon fully acquires Yahoo next month — for essentially doing nothing. Yahoo’s core business stagnated under Meyer’s leadership. However, when she took the job, she inherited Yahoo’s 15 percent stake in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce colossus. Alibaba’s increasing value caused Yahoo stock to double over her five-year tenure.  More…

America’s Oldest Veteran Richard Overton Celebrates 110th Birthday

A man believed to be America’s oldest veteran is celebrating his 110th birthday. Richard Overton, of Austin, Texas, fought in the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion in World War II. His tips for longevity are far from traditional: He chain-smokes cigars, insists on a splash of whiskey in his morning coffee, and enjoys a steady diet of fried catfish and butter pecan ice cream, he told TODAY two years ago.  More…

Chicago Cubs World Series Rings Have Billy Goat Curse Reminder

The Chicago Cubs finally got their World Series bling Wednesday night complete with 214 diamonds, rubies, sapphires … and a BILLY GOAT More…

Texas’s Sky Pool on the 42nd floor has great Houston views

A luxury apartment block in Texas boasts a glass-bottomed rooftop pool, giving swimmers a dizzying view of the busy street 500 feet below. Dubbed the Sky Pool, the infinity pool is on the 42nd floor of the Market Square Tower and extends 10 feet over the side of the imposing Houston building.  More…

This fake rocker helped create MTV

Michael Nesmith is best known as one of the Monkees, a manufactured rock group that struggled to be accepted as a real band. But Nesmith’s new memoir, “Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff”, shows how this stand-in for a real musician became a genuine business success.  More…

Eating cereal from a square bowl will make you feel fuller

Eating breakfast cereal from a square bowl will make you feel fuller than eating the same amount from a round one, new research has found. A similar effect was noted among those eating standing up against those who ate sitting down. Eating cereal from a square bowl increased the brain’s perception of nutrition, and left the brain feeling more nourished as a result.  More…

Bikini model: My dramatic weight gain was caused by a brain tumor

A stunning bikini model has revealed how a brain tumor caused her to gain 42 pounds. Vicki Perez first noticed she was gaining weight in October 2015 and in less than a year she had gone from 130 pounds to 172 pounds.  More…

This cyclist sketched on a car window will blow your mind

The image of a simple stick figure-style cartoon bicyclist drawn on the window of a car in the Big Apple is on a roll — racking up millions of views in just a few days, according to a report Monday. New Yorker magazine illustrator Christoph Niemann created the delightfully low-tech optical illusion, in which the cartoon cyclist appears to be zipping down a Manhattan street.  More…