Protect Your Brand From Becoming A .XXX Domain

Protect Your Brand From Becoming A .XXX Domain

Recently the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), who are the guys who decide all sorts of things about how website addresses work, approved the creation of a new .xxx domain. It’s intended for the adult entertainment industry, but brands have only until October 28th to act before fleshpot slingers start using addresses like mcdonalds.xxx and johndeere.xxx to steal traffic. [More]

Man Reuses Letters From Borders Sign To Open "ODE" Bookstore In Same Spot

Man Reuses Letters From Borders Sign To Open "ODE" Bookstore In Same Spot

San Francisco is big into recycling and books, and both interests have combined in the form of a liquidated Borders bookstore that is getting reused as a used bookstore. The owner is even finding a place for the letters in the original Borders sign: spelling out the name of the new store, “ODE.” [More]

Bill Introduced To Let You Keep Your Account Number When You Switch Banks

Bill Introduced To Let You Keep Your Account Number When You Switch Banks

When you switch phone companies, you’re allowed to keep your phone number. So why isn’t there this “number portability” for bank accounts? Well, a bill has been introduced in Washington to let you do exactly that. [More]

Liquidated Borders Store Reincarnated As Temporary Halloween Shop

Liquidated Borders Store Reincarnated As Temporary Halloween Shop

What happens to old Borders stores now that the book chain is bankrupt and liquidated? In Kennesaw, Georgia, one old Borders shop has been brought back from the dead as a temporary Halloween supply warehouse. It makes reader DW sad. [More]

Disneyland Hotel Workers Face "Electronic Whip"

Disneyland Hotel Workers Face "Electronic Whip"

Above ground, Disneyland is a world of wonder and enchantment. But getting the bedsheets as tight as the smiles on the workers faces takes a lot of hard work, and it happens underground. [More]

Watch Out For This Netflix Phishing Scam

Watch Out For This Netflix Phishing Scam

There’s an email that’s been going around that pretends like it’s from Netflix and they’re having trouble with your credit card. Actually, it’s from scammers and they want to steal your credit card. [More]

Apple Manager Breaks Rule, Makes 10-Year-Old Girl's Dreams Come True

Apple Manager Breaks Rule, Makes 10-Year-Old Girl's Dreams Come True

Reader Matt tells the story of how an Apple store manager broke a little rule so as not to dash the hopes of his 10-year-old daughter, and, in the process, made a little bit of retail magic happen. [More]

Home Depot Salt Pellet Deal Shrivels Under Scrutiny

Home Depot Salt Pellet Deal Shrivels Under Scrutiny

Whether it’s a signage error or a stacking error, this pile of salt pellets is not what it seems at first blush. [More]

Target Store Has Great Black Friday Idea: Only 30 People At A Time

Target Store Has Great Black Friday Idea: Only 30 People At A Time

Here’s a crazy idea: let’s construct a Black Friday sale in such a way as shoppers aren’t hospitalized in a mad dash for deals. That’s what one Target store in Indiana is doing, where the plan is to only let 30 people in the store at a time on the sale day after Thanksgiving. [More]

Louisiana Outlaws Cash For Trading Used Goods More Than Once A Month

Louisiana Outlaws Cash For Trading Used Goods More Than Once A Month

In order to combat the rising threat of metal theft, Louisiana passed a law that prohibits anyone who trades used property more than once a month from conducting that transaction in cash. This should cut down on metal vultures stripping down the infrastructure to turn it into money for their drug habit. However, this also means you can’t really hold a garage sale more than once every 30 days without some burdensome restrictions. [More]

HomeDepot.com Rejects Your Overbilling Complaint

HomeDepot.com Rejects Your Overbilling Complaint

Jeffrey was overbilled for a garbage disposal by Home Depot and had a bad experience with the service technician. Then, we he tried to submit a complaint about it through the Home Depot website, the site rejected his story and said it violated their terms of service agreement. [More]

Planting Trees Increase Value Of Rentals By $21 A Month

Planting Trees Increase Value Of Rentals By $21 A Month

A new study by the U.S. Forest Service found that planting trees along the perimeter of a rental property increase the rates the landlord could charge by $21 a month. [More]

UltraViolet Restrictions On Green Lantern Makes Reader Feel Ultraviolent

UltraViolet Restrictions On Green Lantern Makes Reader Feel Ultraviolent

Reader Justin is steaming because he just found out that the promised “digital copy included” isn’t actually a normal file, but a license to watch the flick through the movie industry’s new “UltraViolet” system. [More]

Two Men Charged For Stealing Entire Steel Bridge

Two Men Charged For Stealing Entire Steel Bridge

Two men have been arrested after they were accused of stealing the 50 foot steel Covert’s Crossing Bridge from North Beaver Township, Pennsylvania, using a torch. [More]

TCF Bank Adds New $28 Daily Overdrawn Balance Fee

TCF Bank Adds New $28 Daily Overdrawn Balance Fee

Reader Jeff used to intentionally overdraw his bank account in order to have enough money to feed his family and gas the car. At $35 a pop, that’s a pretty cheap loan. But now that’s not going to be a viable option because TCF Bank has started to assess him a daily fee of $28 if his account is overdrawn by $5 or more. [More]

TWC Supervisor Told CSR To Stop Giving CPR And Get Back To Work, Employees Allege

TWC Supervisor Told CSR To Stop Giving CPR And Get Back To Work, Employees Allege

After local news began investigating the death of a Time Warner Cable customer service rep, they made a shocking discovery. According to several sources at the scene, after the woman slumped at her desk, a co-worker began administering CPR, but was told to stop and get back to the phones by a supervisor. [More]

Vicks Accidentally Says It's Been Around For 1,000 Years

Vicks Accidentally Says It's Been Around For 1,000 Years

A typo on the Vicks website makes it look as if Vicks is saying it’s been around for 1,000+ years. Yes, indeed, perhaps what really ended the Dark Ages was the discovery of Vaporub. With it, William the Conqueror’s congestion and coughing from hanging out in musty castles could be relieved and he could get on with the business of invading England and establishing a more unified and stable feudal system of governance. [More]