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New Dating App for Cows Lets Farmers Find Suitable Mates for Livestock

May 5, 2019

A new app called Tudder allows farmers to select matches for their cattle, Reuters reported. Bovine profile pages offer information such as milk yield and calving potential so farmers can browse and buy the cows based on their ranching preferences. The app is part of the “Third Wave” of the internet on which our daily lives depend. […]

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Implied Curse Word in Clothing Brand Name Complicates Court Case

April 25, 2019

The clothing brand FUCT has been denied federal protection of trademark by the Supreme Court, “The New York Times” reported last week. According to the Times piece, no one in the courtroom could even bring themselves to say the word out loud. Why do we get so squeamish about certain words? […]

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Colleges Crack Down on Students Paying for Ghostwritten Essays

April 19, 2019

Colleges and universities are finding new ways to prevent students from paying for their essays to be written, NPR reported recently. Students cite rising academic pressures and workloads in choices that educators are calling “contract cheating.” Let’s look at how to write essays instead of buying them. […]

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Vehicles Labeled “Domestic” May Be Built in Canada and Mexico

April 14, 2019

Forty-three percent of cars built in Mexico and Canada are Detroit-brand vehicles, the “Detroit Free Press” said. Similarly, 47% of vehicles sold in the United States were imported. Historically, automobile production revolutionized the business of factory labor. […]

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Elizabeth Warren Recommends Big Tech Break-Up

March 18, 2019

In an interview with NPR on Friday, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren reiterated her plans to break up big tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. She expressed concerns over Amazon retaining consumer and seller information for purposes of cornering those markets itself, which she called unfair. She’s in historic company. […]

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Exxon, Chevron Invest Big in Permian Basin Shale

March 16, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp made dueling announcements about increasing their oil production in the United States, Reuters reported. Both energy companies have recently invested in shale in the Permian Basin. The composition of the Permian shale’s geology and the environmental risks involved in fracking factor into their plans of successfully increasing production. […]

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Georgia Woman Wins $10K by Reading Fine Print on Insurance Policy

March 15, 2019

A school teacher in Georgia has won $10,000 from a hidden contest buried in her insurance policy’s fine print, CBS reports. Spurred by a dedication to “always reading the fine print,” the teacher was shocked to find instructions to claim her reward. What can reading the fine print do for you? […]

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Martha Stewart to Partner with Marijuana Grower for Pet Products

March 7, 2019

Lifestyle celebrity Martha Stewart has announced her plans to work with Canopy Growth, a Canadian marijuana grower. Together, they’ll develop cannabis-based animal health products. Does this partnership contrast too strongly with Stewart’s traditionalist brand? […]