Bet you can’t eat just one. The Lays potato chip campaign plays on the idea of snacking out of control. From Oprah to "The Biggest Loser," people describe themselves like addicts, needing one more bite of fatty, salty, sugary foods, knowing full well that remorse will follow their mouthful of pleasure.
The average college graduate today will walk away tens of thousands in debt, fewer job opportunities and lower relative wages than previous generations. While some students increase their post-college chances by majoring in trending fields like science and engineering – others follow less practical paths in the study of philosophy, religion…and cartooning. Yup, cartooning.
That’s just what happened to our next guest… but here’s the twist, Reyhan Harmanci’s boyfriend had no idea his photo was on display for a universe of single women, even though he had, in fact, given permission for it to be posted there…sort of.
With its two-year anniversary passed, President Obama’s law is still finding its way. Some parts are in place, but others are very much in play, especially with the challenge to it heard by the U. S. Supreme Court, and some states, including New Hampshire, resisting elements of the law. We’ll talk with Granite Staters involved in this and see how they are adapting to this new law.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced cuts to the catch limits on Atlantic Cod for the 2012 fishing year. But New Hampshire fishermen got a reprieve, since the cuts could have been much worse.
As I write today's entry for "Here's What's Awesome," I'm listening to a tune by Richard and Linda Thompson called "Lonely Hearts." The chorus speaks of lonely hearts in "an ocean of loneliness" and "a shipwreck of pain." As if that wasn't sunny enough, along comes this cheerful verse:
No-one needs a friend, no-one cares no more They'll look hard at you but they won't take the chain off the door O they work and slave, keep their conscience clean They come home at night and they talk to an empty screen
Successful brands can cost millions of dollars to create, protect, and control. Despite those mammoth efforts, name brands can take on a life of their own. Take Skittles, the brand of candy Trayvon Martin bought shortly before being shot by George Zimmerman. Now, the candy is being used at protests and getting big play in the media, translating to a brand boost of sorts.
A branch of the military is taking a new tack in intelligence gathering…video games. The US Navy has contracted a private firm to buy up used gaming consoles - mostly in foreign markets to extract sensitive data on gamers. Jacob Aronwrote about the new strategy for New Scientist.