Kevin Short
Previously he worked at Business Day in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Short also received a grant from the Circumnavigators Foundation in
2012 to research the intersections of digital technology and social
change in Tanzania, Ukraine, Jordan, India, New Zealand, and Brazil.
He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern
University in June 2013.

Entries by Kevin Short

O formato do seu rosto pode afetar quanto você ganha (PESQUISA)

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 3:55 PM

Vamos encarar a verdade: ser bonito traz dinheiro. A maioria das pessoas está ciente da relação entre beleza e sucesso na vida, mas uma nova pesquisa aponta que o formato do rosto do homem pode ser responsável pelo sucesso nos negócios.

Um novo estudo de pesquisadores da Universidade...

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Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving 2014

(18) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 8:49 AM

Don't have a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner lined up? Fear not. America's bevy of chain restaurants have you covered. And so do we: Here are some national and regional chains that will be open on Thanksgiving day:

Applebee's: Selected Applebee's will open for Thanksgiving lunch and dinner. Check...

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Most Walmart Stores Will Be Open All Day On Thanksgiving

(17) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 8:23 AM

Most Walmart stores will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving, but the holiday deals will start in the evening.

According to a Walmart spokesperson, being open all day has been tradition since 1988.

"We see ourselves similar to restaurants, gas stations, or airports," Sarah Spencer, a Walmart spokeswoman, told The...

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Budweiser Cans Clydesdales For EDM, Zombies And Jay-Z

(64) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 3:33 PM

Budweiser is retiring its iconic holiday Clydesdale horse commercials amid declining sales and intense competition from craft beers, according to a report published on Sunday in The Wall Street Journal.

The move comes as part of Budweiser's broader efforts to convince 21-to-27-year-olds that its beer is still relevant....

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Here Is Where Homes Are Most Affordable For The Middle Class

(126) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 4:06 PM

If you're struggling to buy a home in San Francisco or New York, you may want to consider Dayton or Rochester.

Those are two of the U.S. cities where middle-class buyers are most likely to find an affordable home, according to a new report by the real-estate website...

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Zu dumm, um einen PC neu zu starten? Shitstorm für die Barbie-Marke

(3) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 4:04 PM

Barbie tut es leid. In einem Post auf der Barbie-Facebook-Seite von Mattel hat sich die berühmte Puppe für ein Buch aus dem Jahr 2010 entschuldigt, dass sie dabei zeigt, wie sie scheitert, eine Computeringenieurin zu werden.

In „Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer“ wird Barbie als...

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Mattel Apologizes For Depicting Barbie As An Incompetent Computer Engineer

(140) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 5:52 PM

Barbie is sorry. In a posting on Mattel's Barbie Facebook page Wednesday, the iconic doll apologized for a 2010 children's book that portrays her failed attempt at becoming a computer engineer.

In Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer, Barbie is depicted as totally incompetent, dependent on the help of...

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Here Is The Average Student Debt Burden In Each State

(53) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 10:04 AM

A college degree is still immensely valuable in America, boosting lifetime earnings for people that have one. But for many students, the trade-off for getting a degree is an enormous pile of student-loan debt.

This interactive map, built by, a personal finance website, displays data...

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13 Stores That Won't Open On Thanksgiving

(175) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 7:33 AM

Kmart, J.C. Penney, Toys R Us and Walmart are all opening their doors on Thanksgiving this year, but that doesn't mean everyone is asking workers to report for Black Friday duty a day early.

At least 13 large retailers have decided to...

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Fast Food Marketing Disproportionately Targets Kids In Black Neighborhoods: Study

(32) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 2:36 PM

Kids are a lucrative prize for the fast food industry: Studies have found that kids can form strong bonds with certain brands, and that those bonds can last for their entire lives.

A new study from Arizona State University has found that fast food restaurants...

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This Is What Our Cash Could Look Like If It Didn't Celebrate Dead White Men

(123) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 7:37 AM

Americans swap photos of dead politicians for goods and services every day. If those same images are starting to bore you, designer Travis Purrington offers an innovative alternative design.

As part of a master's thesis design project at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland, Purrington developed new versions of...

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Mostly White, Mostly Male Amazon Publishes Diversity Report

(104) Comments | Posted November 2, 2014 | 3:54 PM

E-commerce giant Amazon has revealed that the company is a lot like its tech industry peers: mostly male and predominantly white.

On Friday, Amazon published a long-awaited report on diversity showing that the company's global workforce is 63 percent male and 37 percent female, while 75 percent...

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The 29 States Where You Can Still Be Fired For Being Gay

(170) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 1:47 PM

Tim Cook came out as gay in an essay in Businessweek on Thursday. He said that the unequal treatment LGBT employees face all over the country was a critical factor in his decision.

"I’ve had the good fortune to work at a company that...

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This Map Depicts The Staggering Highs And Lows Of The U.S. Economy Since 1999

(24) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 8:37 AM

America has been through a roller coaster ride of job creation and job loss over the last 15 years. But sometimes it can be difficult to really grasp just how wild that ride has been.

This map, which was created by TIP Strategies, an economic development consulting...

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Being A Politician Is The Scariest Job In America

(71) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 1:05 AM

Americans think being a politician is scarier than being a mortician or an infectious disease doctor. In fact, there's no job in the U.S. that workers fear more than being an elected official, according to a nationwide survey by CareerBuilder.

It's all that public speaking, rejection and accountability associated with...

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Steve Ballmer Could Score $1 Billion Tax Break For $2 Billion Purchase Of Clippers

(19) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 12:53 PM

Steve Ballmer could score a $1 billion tax break from his purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.

The former Microsoft CEO shelled out $2 billion to buy the NBA franchise in May, following the ouster of owner Donald Sterling. But...

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These Are The Most Googled Halloween Costumes In Each State

(109) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 9:32 AM

Some states are making a topical Halloween choice this year, opting for Frozen costumes or dressing as the mythical Slenderman. Others will keep it classic, dressing as doctors or cheerleaders.

This map, made by SumoCoupon, a website that offers discounts at various stores, shows which Halloween costumes are the most...

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Paul Krugman: 'Soak The Rich'

(646) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 5:35 PM

Paul Krugman is on board with some other top economists who say that the U.S. should tax top earners up to 90 percent.

"What you really should want to do is to soak the rich as much as possible," Krugman said in an appearance on HuffPost...

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The State Of Drug Use In America, In 9 Maps

(151) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 8:45 AM

America just doesn't do drugs like it used to. From opiates to alcohol, American substance use has shifted drastically in recent decades.

1. Cigarette smoking has plummeted. cigaretteconsumption

2. Alcohol consumption has, too.

Note: The National Institute on Alcohol...

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