Monthly Archives: May 2023
Franchise Growth Tied to Ongoing Support
Businesses face many challenges in today’s economic climate with nearly 50% of start ups failing in the first four years. To avoid many of the risks in starting a new brand, many small business owners choose to franchise. Franchising allows a local business owner to partner with a company with an established brand, proven track […]
How Change.org became a legitimate force in Australian politics
Until recently, politicians could safely ignore clicktivism. Hundreds of online petitions could fill their inboxes and they could look the other way, but that’s changing. Now campaigns started on Change.org are translating into activism beyond the Internet and Australia’s elected officials are taking notice. SEE ALSO: Awful Australian election made more awful by awful Facebook […]
8 of the biggest beauty trends so far in 2016
Everything that glitters is Internet gold. Thanks to YouTube and social media, beauty trends for men and women go viral at incredible speeds. One need only look at 2015’s galaxy hair, a trend that was birthed on the Interwebs and soon spread everywhere. This year, the glitter roots trend got big and even made it to the […]
Turns out making a YouTube prank show can be 'toxic' to a relationship
LOS ANGELES — A month after Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith — a.k.a. PrankvsPrank — announced their break-up via YouTube comes this revelation: making a show together may not be the healthiest thing for a relationship. “It was great in the beginning but then it slowly … it kinda like polluted our relationship and made it toxic,” […]
Spire smart pebble watches your breathing and mental health
I don’t like to think about breathing. It’s a job for my subconscious mind, and the more I’m conscious of it, the more I become concerned that I will stop breathing entirely. (I have a touch of sleep apnea, so this is not out of the question.) Which is why I was more than a […]
Apple rejects Spotify's app update, Spotify calls approval process a 'weapon'
Apple has rejected an update to Spotify’s iOS iPhone app, and Spotify is crying foul. In a letter sent to Apple’s top lawyer on June 26 and obtained by Recode, Spotify general counsel Horacio Gutierrez said that Apple cited “business model rules” for turning down an update to its iOS app. But according to the […]
Tim Cook just became Nike's 'lead independent director'
Apple CEO Tim Cook just added a leadership position at another of the world’s biggest companies to his resume. Nike announced Thursday that Cook will serve as “lead independent director” of the company’s board as part of a minor seat switch-up. Cook has been a member of the sneaker giant’s board of directors for more […]
Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military
The Pentagon has announced that it will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. SEE ALSO: Doctors: There’s no reason to exclude transgender people from military Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change Thursday, saying it was the right thing to […]
This 1952 Buick land-speed record holder can be yours for $195,000
This 1952 Buick raw steel-finished beauty has a lot of titles, from its formal model name — the Super Riviera — to six-time land-speed world record holder. You can just call her “Bombshell Betty.” SEE ALSO: Ford gave its $450,000 GT supercar a limited-edition ’60s race car makeover Up for sale at duPont Registry is […]
Still don't know which Australian party to vote for? This tool can help.
If you’re unsure which political party to vote for Saturday in the Australian election, never fear: There are a multitude of online tools that can help. There are the questionnaires created by news outlets including Fairfax Media’s YourVote tool and ABC’s Vote Compass, but you may have also seen ISideWith results being shared by friends […]