Monday, January 17, 2011

for-profit colleges just another economic predator? People taking out student loans to attend these colleges believe the marketing hype that the degree will change the course of their life and fix their financial problems. These schools take advantage of the same people who got snowed by the subprime mortgage industry. Yes, every individual should know better. They aren't exactly victims. Nevertheless, shame on schools like Kaplan, IvyTech, Phoenix, and others. It borders on unethical. Read the whole article:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

According to Business Week mag, some of the largest U.S cities still haven't spent half or more of the fed stimulus funds meant for job creation almost 2 yrs ago. Some spending was intentionally deferred but much is because of business as usual with the govt. Good thing they rammed that thing through as fast as they did, otherwise we'd still be sitting around waiting for it to take effect. (Hey, wait a minute.)

Friday, January 7, 2011

#1 Weight Loss Tip = Focus On The Deficit

Tom Venuto seems to be one of the sane voices in the weight loss/diet/nutrition world. I'm going with what he says in this post.

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Therefore, “focus on the deficit” more accurately states the most important key to weight loss than “exercise more and eat less.” Make sure you understand this distinction and then follow this advice.

Don’t let the simplicity of this idea fool you. This is the #1 key to your successful weight loss in 2011… and forever… Focus on the deficit


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Benevolent Monopoly?

Love this line from Jeff Atwood at Stack Overflow.

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I've been told many times that Google isn't a monopoly, but they apparently play one on the internet. You are perfectly free to switch to whichever non-viable alternative web search engine you want at any time. Just breathe in that sweet freedom, folks.