Statistics And Other Lies
New York - From his vantage point, David Winslow does not see a recession or rising unemployment rate. Instead, the founder of a software company in Burlington, Vt., sees a hiring opportunity.
In Farmington Hills, Mich., the gloomy news about more home foreclosures means that GreenPath Debt Solutions is increasing the number of people it hires to counsel consumers.
And, even though some companies are reducing their payrolls, that's not the case for Uncle Sam. One government website lists 49,000 federal job openings alone.
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Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch below them in the looks category. New research reveals couples in which the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive than other match-ups.
The reason, researchers suspect, is that men place great value on beauty, whereas women are more interested in having a supportive husband.
|We’ve all made mistakes … but probably not big mistakes like making snot beer, saying no to The Beatles, or turning down the patent for the telephone. In fact, here are some of the biggest business blunders in history: |
Turning Down The Beatles
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Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-04-16 10:33.
DataQuick is reporting Southland home sales log tepid gain; record price drop.
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CHENGDU, CHINA -- On the outskirts of this western city, in a field of bright yellow flowers, Wang Xi stood on a wrestling mat and eyed her opponent, a brawny man with short-cropped hair fresh from the army. After a quick bow, she lunged at his legs, flipped him over and, within seconds, pinned him to the ground.
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MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - More than a thousand barbecue fanatics in Uruguay grilled up 12 metric tonnes (26,400 lbs) of beef on Sunday, setting a new Guinness world record while promoting the country's succulent top export.
Army personnel set up a grill nearly 1 mile long and firefighters lit six tonnes of charcoal to kick off the gargantuan cookout.
Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-04-14 08:29.
Research undertaken at Oxford University suggests that an increasing number of people are spying on their partners online.
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“Join our fast-paced company”
“Casual work atmosphere”
“Some overtime required”
“Duties will vary”
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Ever wondered why retailers price goods at $4.99 rather than $5.00? Here is the best scientific explanation I read: