Just stop the MLB season now and give the World Series to the Milwaukee Brewers

Overly-drastic sports fans can annoy me, especially because every sport has its own context around championship runs; in college basketball, for example, you typically need to get hot sometime in early March (and for UConn and Kentucky this year,  344 more words

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Could we be nearing the end of 'death by PowerPoint?' (Could PowerPoint itself be dying?)

Here’s a lame story by way of intro: last fall, when I was in my first semester of graduate school, I really wanted a gig at Microsoft. 1,079 more words

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Brief thought exercise: does Mad Men need to end with Don, Roger or Pete dying?

You all know the theory by now, hopefully: because Mad Men‘s title sequence contains a man plummeting towards Madison Avenue, there’s been speculation for about seven years now that one of the main characters will die as the series ends. 896 more words

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It seems logical that Kylr Yust had something to do with the disappearance of Kara Kopetsky, but will we ever know conclusively?

In a couple of weeks, it will be seven years since Kara Kopetsky disappeared from her high school in Belton, Missouri (May 4, 2007). You can… 950 more words

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Can we learn anything from the most popular titles (short-term and long-term) on Harvard Business Review?

In some ways, Harvard Business Review is the gold standard of business-school-associated journalism. One of their former editors went on to found Fast Company (another great business magazine) and is now… 751 more words

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Gird your loins: Brooklyn is now officially "Manhattan Part II"

See that chart? Egad. (Via here.) In early 2009, the difference between similar apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn was $1,800 per month. Now it’s around $210 per month. 177 more words

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