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Archive for: August 2014

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After Buying a Pug Pup, UK Mom Sees Her Custom Dog Bandana Enterprise Grow

Louise Smith, a retail manager from Riverside in Tamworth, England, was looking for a fun accessory for her first dog almost two years ago. Despite an...
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Plastic Surgery Billboard Gets Taste of its Own Medicine When Vandals Give it a Makeover

This month, a plastic surgeon may have learned to think twice about how he advertises his services after his billboard was vandalized in Jackson, Mic...
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What China has that the United States Doesn’t

It is 1980 and Shenzhen, a Chinese city less than an hour’s drive north of Hong Kong, is an unpaved, rutted network of roads filled with homeles...
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Americans are Moving Inland to Cities Like Oklahoma City That Promise More Affordable Living

Every year, about 36 million Americans pack their worldly possessions into the back of a car or a u-haul and make their trek to a new home. What many ...
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Private Schools Could be the Solution to India’s Battle with Discrimination

The caste system penetrates all aspects of life in India, and for grade school children, this can mean an unnurturing and even unsafe learning environ...
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Beauty Queen Contestant Arrested for Insurance Fraud

In Riverside, California, a woman has been arrested for workers’ compensation fraud thanks to online videos of her participating in beauty page...
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Unpakt Online Booking Brings Transparency to the Moving Industry

Most people are already familiar with Yelp, the popular website which allows users to score and review local businesses like restaurants and hotels. B...
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As Paris Looks to Get Rid of Love Lock Bridges, Lockport Wants to Encourage Them

In some parts of the world — especially Paris — cities are trying to slowly wean citizens and tourists away from the practice of leaving &...
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Electric Feel: Special Bacteria Help Detect Water Pollutants

What happens when scientists and governments know that a body of water is polluted, but can’t test for toxins due to the expensive equipment? Th...
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Even When Americans Overpay for Car Insurance, Switching Insurance Providers is Hard

Even as many Americans are overpaying for their car insurance premiums, studies are showing that few of them are doing anything to find a better deal....