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7 Everyday Phrases With Sinister Origins

Jul 24 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Etymology, the study of the origin of words, can be fascinating. Since language is constantly evolving, the meaning of many phrases has changed over time, sometimes obfuscating sexist, racist, and violent pasts. These are seven everyday phrases with surprisingly sinister* origins. 1. Baker's Dozen In 13th-century Britain, under the reign of Henry III, a statute called the Assize of Bread and Ale stated that bakers could lose their hands for selling their customers "lighter ...
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Summer blockbusters feature notable standouts | Arts & Culture

Jul 16 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: The Daily Beacon

The summer movie season is a time to see Hollywood's biggest and most expensive films.Summer releases are often carefully crafted, thought-out works that enter theaters and minds for a short period of time, aimed at large audiences with big imaginations. While there have been severa ...
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GameStop: The Industry Is Leaving It In The Rear View Mirror

Jun 17 2014 8:29am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Jeffrey Himelson:Analyzing companies by using a top-down approach allows investors to glean a more holistic outlook. It is fallacious to simply use a bottom-up approach to determine an investment thesis; a strong-balance sheet will not compensate for an industry shift that the company is not positioned for. Blockbuster is the epitome of failing to pivot its business model. Simply relying on financial statements would not allo ...
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'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Deserves A Really Awesome Video Game

Jun 15 2014 8:44pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

DreamWorks' latest animated blockbuster needs a video game that's just as big and ambiti ...
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For Men, The Most Commonly Reported Bad Reaction To Prescription Drugs Is Death

Jun 11 2014 9:58am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Death is the most commonly reported bad reaction to prescription drugs in men, according to information from a newly released Food and Drug Administration database. The second most common negative effect reported in men is ineffectiveness. Women, on the other hand, report nausea most frequently, and make more reports in general. The FDA collects data on every adverse reaction to prescription drugs reported by pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and the general p ...
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Revealed: This year’s biggest video games

Jun 10 2014 12:07am CDT | Source:

BLOCKBUSTER games galore: the E3 conference is happening right now in Los Angeles, and these are the epic games that h ...
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Disarming Landmines Through Strategic Innovation

Jun 9 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

Massoud Hassani grew up just outside Kabul, Afghanistan. As a child, he witnessed horrible tragedies caused by land mines that remain scattered across the region. Land mines are a global safety concern, with more than 110 million of these killing devices planted around the world. Each year, more than 20,000 people are killed and many times more maimed or injured by them. Hassani resolved at a very young age ...
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Sheetz to build second Durham store and restaurant

Jun 3 2014 5:25am CDT | Source: Triangle Business Journal

Sheetz has selected a site for its second Durham gas station, convenience store and in-store restaurant, scheduled to open in the spring of 2015. A former Shell gas station and a Blockbuster video location on Hillsborough Road will be demolished to make way for the new Sheetz. The new store and restaurant is part of an expansion by the Pennsylvania-based company in North Carolina, reports the Durham Herald-Sun. The first Durham Sheetz opened in 2007 at the corner of South ...
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What’s Holding Uber Back

Jun 2 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

As a consumer, I absolutely love Uber. The other week I was at a dinner in a relatively remote part of Singapore. Afterwards, the hotel concierge furiously worked three phones to get taxi cabs to appear for the 15 people who were waiting with growing impatience. I clicked three buttons, and my ride was there in 12 minutes. It’s simple, and it works beautifully. I also love Uber as a student (and teacher) of disruptive innovation ...
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