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I'm Not Shopping (How To Stop Spending in this Dangerous Holiday Month)

Richard Laermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Laermer

Grandma got run over by a reindeer on her way to Kohl's at 3 a.m on Black Friday. Don't ask me why the store was open and how come employees don't rev...

It's The Bad News Bores: Celebratory Nature of News

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Laermer

Welcome to news observation as a sport. It's based on how often and how fast we can celebrate (typically bad) news with each other, and we all want to win as often as possible.

Get Ready, Kids; Time For Musical Chairs

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

A thousand years ago, back in 1999, zillions of young people came to cities like New York and ran around looking for jobs even though they had one waiting for them -- at work. It was so much fun to look and change and jump; to job-hop at will.