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Airlines and False Pricing

They call it “fees.” The reality is that it is false pricing. The airline industry, through consolidation and relentless cost cutting, has turned itself, with few exceptions, into an indistinguishable commodity. For the average, non-million mile, traveller, there is little difference between United Airlines and

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Angie’s List Sells to Home Advisor

Angie’s List spent years as the sort-of premier review site. The thing that made them different was that in order to review a company, you had to be a paying member. The idea was that having people pay meant that they actually cared more, and

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NASA Sends Super-Bacteria to Space Station

Am I the only one who has ever watched a science fiction movie?! NASA, in conjunction with a medical researcher just sent the “antibiotic-resistant superbug” MRSA into space where astronauts will study how it grows and mutates in zero-gravity. I’ll tell you how it grows

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Why Were Election Polls So Wrong?

Earlier this year, the polls in England all but assured that the referendum on leaving the European Union, dubbed “Brexit”, would be defeated. Similarly, almost all U.S. election polls predicted a Hillary Clinton victory in the race for President. Both were staggeringly wrong. Why Polls

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Propane Taxi Review

Once upon a time, everything I ordered online was so that I could get it cheaper. Then, I added in when I couldn’t get things locally. Lately, I’ve started ordering online just because it is easier, or because I keep forgetting. Is Propane Taxi Worth

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The Gig Economy Is Fine for Gigs

Recently, there has been a lot of hand wringing about the so-called Gig Economy. For those of you who don’t know the term, the concept of the gig economy is businesses and labor that operate on a per gig, that is per single transaction, basis.