Olive Garden Is Evidence Of A Huge Problem In The Economy
Jillian Berman, huffingtonpost.com

One restau­rant oper­a­tor has just given us a small win­dow into a huge prob­lem with the Amer­i­can econ­o­my.

Dar­d­en Restau­rants, the Orlando-based pur­vey­or of sit-down food chains, announced its fourth-quarter earn­ings on Fri­day,…

It might be the case that declining sales at Olive Garden indicate a reduction in wealth in the middle class. Or it might be that the food is terrible and people are eating elsewhere. Hard to tell from this “article”.


Single motherhood must be a central tenet of the Baptist religion.

And just maybe single mothers correlate to poverty. http://www.censusscope.org/us/map_poverty.html

I’m no proponent of the Baptist church but let’s do better stats than this.

Pro tip: Nature Air in Costa Rica

Check your itinerary carefully. What should be a 25 minute hop from Quepos to San Jose is now a 1:25 jaunt south to drop two people off then all the way back.

The drive isn’t tremendously longer than this. Put in airport wait time and such and suddenly this flying thing makes no sense. Contrast this with the flight in: quick and simple hop over the mountains.

Frankly I’m surprised the cost of av gas warrants this. Gr… The airport is attendant is very helpful and friendly but when booking this flight they should be more clear and tell you “don’t book this flight, it makes no sense”.

#costa-rica, #nature-air, #travel

(via stoweboyd)

No…. but what we need is a social network that allows for flexible work and personal roles. Especially as more people slide fluidly between jobs keeping a single network that works across multiple personas will be a winner.

No one has accepted this challenge yet.

Student’s Heroic Actions Stopped Seattle Campus Gunman
By ABC NEWS via Good Morning America, go.com

A stu­dent build­ing mon­i­tor dis­armed a gun­man at Seat­tle Pacif­ic Uni­ver­si­ty Thurs­day, sub­du­ing him with pep­per spray as he tried to reload, police said, help­ing to end an attack that left one stu­dent dead and three oth­ers…

Should our students carry more pepper spray or non-lethal deterrents? Sounds weird to suggest but it worked in this case. And unlike carrying a gun you can’t use pepper spray to go on a killing spree.

The Stigma of Obesity | Mark’s Daily Apple

The Stigma of Obesity | Mark’s Daily Apple