February 2014

Gap Is Hiking Its Minimum Wage

by Rachel Baker on February 28, 2014

Not for nothing, but when you sell $80.00 jeans, you SHOULD be paying your employees more than minimum wage, and frankly, more than $10.00 an hour even.

…just saying…

The clothing retailer Gap announced Wednesday it will hike the minimum wage it pays its employees in the U.S. to $9 an hour in 2014 and $10 an hour in 2015.

“To us, this is not a political issue,” Gap Inc. CEO Glenn Murphy said in a written statement. “Our decision to invest in frontline employees will directly support our business, and is one that we expect to deliver a return many times over.”

Check out the remainder of the article here:
http://business.time.com/2014/02/19/the-gap-is-hiking-its-minimum-wage/

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Facts About Food Regulation

February 27, 2014 food

I always think these types of articles are interesting. Of course they are written and designed with a bit of sensationalism in mind, but, they still have interesting information that’s probably important to know. Americans put a lot of faith in the government when it comes to food regulation. We trust that our meat is […]

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Plants might be the key to lowering your blood pressure

February 26, 2014 food

I’m not completely sure what to think about this article. On the one hand, what is being said makes some sense. On the other hand, the Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center makes this article’s message completely questionable in one small paragraph. I think its like anything else – everyone’s body is different, and […]

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Florida lawmakers to talk water funding, not policy

February 26, 2014 health

There’s a lot of information in this article about what the State of Florida will be discussing in terms of Lake Okeechobee and all the waterways that feed in and out of the Lake throughout the state. The political waters in Tallahassee, though, are roiling over Lake Okeechobee and other hydrological woes, from Florida’s Big […]

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Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets

February 26, 2014 health

This is fantastic news. Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke. The drop emerged from […]

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When Nicotine Tastes like Candy

February 26, 2014 health

Here’s a good article from Quartz about the kid-targeting market of the electronic cigarette industry. Its a short article, and as is true with most Quartz articles, there’s a few links to lead you to more indepth articles on the topic. While electronic cigarettes are a better choice than their predecessors in terms of health—they […]

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Heroin Overdose ‘Cure’ Exists, But Can Users Find It?

February 25, 2014 health

Here’s an interesting investigative report from NBC News about Naloxone, an opiate overdose antidote. Tracey Helton’s descent into the world of opiates began at 17, when she had her wisdom teeth pulled and was prescribed Vicodin. Not long after, she began shooting heroin. Then came a fateful move to San Francisco, periods of homelessness, a […]

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Heroin Addiction’s Fraught History

February 25, 2014 news

It seems, every time more than one celebrity dies from heroin within a year, the media spends a great deal of time talking about the death and more specifically, heroin and its addictive properties. The Atlantic posted an interesting ‘history of’ type of article. Its one of the better ones I’ve read and thought I’d […]

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A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

February 23, 2014 books

On the one hand, this is AMAZING! on the other hand, Mary Shelley wrote about a similar concept with the new science of the day back in 1818. A British surgeon successfully implanted a 3-D printed pelvis for a man who lost half his pelvis to bone cancer, Madison Beerbohm of Healthpoint Capital reports. It […]

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