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Apparently, the Grocery Store Isn’t Going to Survive

by Rachel Baker on September 4, 2015

While eventually this might be an actual story, I think its sort of hilarious. The grocery store is going to survive, no matter how many iterations there are of specialty stores and designer grocery shopping options evolve.

The demographic that doesn’t seem to be considered in a statement like “it is over and done with” is the poor or nearly poor. This demographic will always help the grocery store survive because they won’t be able to afford the other options…no matter how many years go by.

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Grocery store turns 99, its survival in doubt

And today, just as it did 99 years ago, the grocery industry may once again be standing on the precipice of a seismic shift.

“The traditional supermarket, in my opinion, is a dinosaur,” says Phil Lempert, an industry analyst who has studied the supermarket industry for more than 25 years. “It is over and done with.”

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President Obama Has Ordered The Construction of The World’s Fastest Supercomputer

August 7, 2015 jobs

Having worked in the High Performance Computing World, this announcement last week is exciting! While it takes a special kind of incredible mind to truly understand the impact this will make on many in the science and engineering and medical communities, it is easy to plow through the press release below and know from a […]

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Poor Fathers who Can’t Afford Child Support Aren’t Necessarily Dead Beat Dads

June 18, 2015 food

With Father’s Day a few days away, I think this article is incredibly important. Maybe you can’t pay exactly what the court is requiring, but there are a million other things you can do that will help your kids see you as a good father. Read More here: What it feels like to watch your […]

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The Best Unsung Female Scientists

May 24, 2015 books

It seems a week doesn’t go by where we don’t hear about STEM and some of the great strides we are making in making science and tech education more accessible for our daughters. A new book has come out that showcases 52 women and their contributions to science, each ultimately changing the world. Rachel Swaby […]

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Obama Announces a Plan to Restrict Police Use of Military-Style Equipment

May 18, 2015 jobs

This is a good step, however, I’m not really sure it will make all that much difference. Sadly, the damage has already been done and limiting police use of military-style equipment doesn’t change a culture, it just makes it look different. Here’s the inspiration:Obama Just Announced a Plan to Restrict Police Use of Military-Style Equipment […]

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Discussions about Poverty Need To Be More Than Just Bullet Points in Presidential Debates

May 5, 2015 food

The Philly News has put together a roundup of remarks made by the presidential candidates regarding poverty. While interesting, many of them sound dangerously close to soundbites and bullet points. Here’s a game you can play in the next few months: Which Presidential candidate sounds sincere when discussing economic, education, living wages and housing in […]

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Income inequality fact of life for food servers – even in the Capital

May 5, 2015 food

Doesn’t it seem like maybe in one of the most important buildings in the country, people would be getting at least a living wage? In Congress, income inequality fact of life for food servers “People are much nicer” in the Capitol, Tesfahun said. But he said he generally has no work or pay when Congress […]

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The Temptations Of Narrative Journalism

April 19, 2015 jobs

This article below came out at the beginning of the month, but as I sit and watch all the speculation and narration of the candidates who have thrown their hats in the Presidential ring for 2016, I can’t help but think about how important this article is to not just the type of work Rolling […]

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IBM’s Watson’s Possible New Job: Tour Guide

April 16, 2015 jobs

A team of IBM researchers developed an app that allowed museum goers a uniquely technically guided tour powered by Watson, the computer that won Jeopardy! in 2011. One must ask, how many actual tour guides lose their jobs if the Watson tour guide app, Usher, is available to the public? Here’s the Article: IBM’s Watson […]

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