People Are Allegedly Preparing Salmon And Potatoes In The Dishwasher

People Are Allegedly Preparing Salmon And Potatoes In The Dishwasher

Real Simple has a list of things you can and cannot put in your dishwasher (Caution: annoying slideshow.) One of the suggestions stood out. Potatoes…? [More]

Job Interview? Your Potential Future Is More Interesting Than Your Past

Job Interview? Your Potential Future Is More Interesting Than Your Past

Ready to impress a hiring manager with a list of your past accomplishments? That may be a flawed approach. According to studies conducted by Stanford’s Zakary Tormala and Jayson Jia, and Harvard Business School’s Michael Norton, people prefer potential rather than achievement when evaluating others. [More]

Apple Is Having Trouble Getting Enough Screens For The iPhone 5

Apple Is Having Trouble Getting Enough Screens For The iPhone 5

If you’re planning on getting and iPhone 5 when it launches in a few weeks, you might want to be proactive about pre-ordering, because Apple is allegedly having trouble getting enough screens. [More]

Employee Kills Coworkers At New Jersey Pathmark

Employee Kills Coworkers At New Jersey Pathmark

The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that two workers are dead after an employee of the Old Bridge Pathmark supermarket in New Jersey entered the store with two guns and began shooting. The worker then took his own life. [More]

Madonna Booed For Showing Up 2.5 Hours Late For Own Concert

Madonna Booed For Showing Up 2.5 Hours Late For Own Concert

Concerts usually start later than the time on the ticket, but apparently 2.5 hours later (with only a DJ as your opening act) is a bit too late for the people of Philadelphia. The CBS affiliate in Philly is reporting that the crowd turned on Madonna when she finally took the stage at 10:30 pm (for an 8 pm show) but the boos were probably quieter than they could have been… because some concert-goers had already given up and left. [More]

Top 3 Insect Repellents For Avoiding West Nile

Top 3 Insect Repellents For Avoiding West Nile

Our brainy cousins over at Consumer Reports test insect repellant… And yeah, people actually let mosquitos bite them in the name of science. It’s pretty nasty, we’re not going to lie. CR doesn’t want you to get West Nile, so they’ve made their ratings of insect repellents free on their site. We’ve grabbed the top three: [More]

Tell The FAA What You Think About Using Electronics During Take Off

Tell The FAA What You Think About Using Electronics During Take Off

We’ve mentioned this before, but if you’d like to keep playing Fruit Ninja (or whatever people are doing now) while you ascend into the heavens, you’ll probably want to take note of these instructions for letting the FAA know your feelings about electronics use during take off. [More]

You Should Really Use Google Two-Factor Authentication

You Should Really Use Google Two-Factor Authentication

If you haven’t heard of it, Google Two-Factor authentication is a simple process that combines something you know (your password) with something you have in your possession (your smart phone.) You may think you don’t need something like this, but we suggest you read this completely terrifying article from Ars Technica that explains that with every password breach, the bad guys are getting smarter. [More]

Who Is Really Making Money When We Don’t Buy The Music We Listen To?

Who Is Really Making Money When We Don’t Buy The Music We Listen To?

The new 21-year-old intern on NPR’s All Songs Considered claims to have only purchased 15 CDs in her entire life. This amounts to shocking news for some, probably because it doesn’t match our collective mental image of a true music enthusiast, especially one who works on a national radio show about music. [More]

2.5 Internet Connections For Every Person On Earth By 2016

2.5 Internet Connections For Every Person On Earth By 2016

According to an annual survey by Cisco, the number of Internet connections will reach 18.9 billion by 2016, driven by a proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices. That’s 2.5 for for each person on Earth. [More]

Sprint Sets Nextel Execution Date: June 30, 2013

Sprint Sets Nextel Execution Date: June 30, 2013

Remember 2004-2005? Let’s go back there now… Remember… back when people still thought Revenge of the Sith was going to redeem the prequels… Ok, let’s not remember, it’s too painful. Anyway, in late 2004, Sprint and Nextel announced a “merger of equals.” And now, after billions of dollars in mistakes, they’ve finally announced that Nextel will officially die on June 30, 2013. What does this mean for Nextel customers? Yes, apparently they still exist! [More]

GM Says Facebook Ads Don't Work

GM Says Facebook Ads Don't Work

GM spends about $40 million dollars on its Facebook presence, but only $10 million of that goes to Facebook itself, in the form of ads. Unfortunately for Facebook, it turns out that their cut will soon be zero. [More]

Special K Chocolatey Delight Has More Calories Than Cocoa Puffs

Special K Chocolatey Delight Has More Calories Than Cocoa Puffs

Eating Special K to lose weight? Splurging on the chocolate version? You might want to read the label. Our sisters at ShopSmart (also published by Consumer Reports) took a look at a variety of “junk” health foods for the June issue and discovered that “Special K Chocolatey Delight” isn’t that different from Cocoa Puffs. [More]

Culinary Bill Shock: Beware The Secret $275 Truffle Pasta Special!

Culinary Bill Shock: Beware The Secret $275 Truffle Pasta Special!

There’s a small, innocuous-looking cafe on Madison Ave that you may find yourself considering on your next meander through New York City. Watch out, says BoingBoing, whose Rob Beschizza wandered into the place on a lark, you’re about to get socked with hidden charges. How bad could it be? Behold: [More]

Let The Gouging Begin? Gas Prices May Have Finally Peaked

Let The Gouging Begin? Gas Prices May Have Finally Peaked

When people think of price gouging, they tend to think of people raising prices opportunistically. In fact, the most common type of gouging happens when gas prices stay artificially high after a spike. Still, we suppose the beginning of gouging season is better than nothing. But is it really here? [More]

How To Save On Laundry Without Having To Steal Tide Detergent

How To Save On Laundry Without Having To Steal Tide Detergent

Tide has become a hot commodity lately. Law enforcement officials from around the nation say there has been an outbreak of thefts of the pricey-but-well-regarded detergent. One guy allegedly stole $25,000 worth of Tide before Minnesota police nabbed him. Why? Tide can be pricey (up to $20 a bottle), and, well, it’s in high demand. But how can you save on detergent without resorting to buying black-market-Tide? [More]

Goldman Sachs Executive Resigns Via Column In New York Times

Goldman Sachs Executive Resigns Via Column In New York Times

Greg Smith, a Goldman Sachs executive, has resigned in a rather unique way, he’s written a very frank op-ed column in the New York Times, thereby fulfilling a fantasy held by every single person who has ever felt like quitting a job in a spectacular fashion. Mr. Smith, was head of Goldman’s United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also managed the summer intern program in sales and trading. “I knew it was time to leave when I realized I could no longer look students in the eye and tell them what a great place this was to work,” he says. [More]

Pinkberry Co-Founder Accused Of Beating A Homeless Guy With A Tire Iron

Pinkberry, the chain of California-based yogurt shops that inspires cultish behavior in its followers, was co-founded by one Young Lee, a stylish 47-year-old entrepreneur with expensive taste (he apparently owns a bunch of fancy cars including a Rolls-Royce Phantom and a Ferrari) who is currently a defendant in a criminal proceeding in which he is alleged to have hit a homeless man with a tire iron. [More]