Monday, October 17, 2016

Life's Not A Beach

After the 2008 recession, commercial real estate firms had a ton of empty buildings. Fortunately, Halloween stores were ready to fill the gap — for a month.
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Morning · Mon, Oct 17
MARKET MONDAY
DRESSING UP THE STRIP MALL
The Halloween-Industrial Complex
tedium.co
After the 2008 recession, commercial real estate firms had a ton of empty buildings. Fortunately, Halloween stores were ready to fill the gap — for a month.
LIFE'S NOT A BEACH
Why Are We So Bad At Taking Time Off Work?
slate.com
Vacations are good for us and good for our employers. So why don't we take them?
PREDICTION MARKETS ARE...HARD TO PREDICT
A Visual History Of How Presidential Elections Affect US Financial Markets
qz.com
History suggests such a dramatic outcome is unlikely. In fact, there is little evidence that the markets react much at all to elections in the short-term.
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A STICKY SITUATION
HOW TO BE AN ADULT
How To Make A Nasty Cold Suck Less
digg.com
You're an adult, you know there's no silver bullet cure for a cold — what can you do to at least make it suck less? Cue up the montage music, because it's virus fighting time.
PLANET FATBERG
Wet Wipes May Be Wrecking The World's Sewers
theatlantic.com
Can wet wipes be stopped? Or must cities resign themselves to a future of fatberg?
FINDING THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL
I Tried To Find The Worst Bar In New York And Learned Nothing
vice.com
For people like me, the ultimate test for any drinking establishment is that it induces discomfort in all who enter it. The bars I like are the ones that make me afraid
WE'RE THE KIDS NOT IN AMERICA
(SLIGHTLY NSFW)
The Wild Lives Of Teenagers In Northern Russia
huckmagazine.com
A chance encounter with a group of reckless kids helped Russian photographer Igor Samolet rekindle his wild youth.
SCHOOL'S IN FOREVER
The World's Toughest School Exam
theguardian.com
Chinese children must endure years of stress and impossible expectations preparing for their final school exam. The students who do best can look forward to glittering careers and even good marriage prospects. But for the less successful, the system is brutal.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
DON'T BET ON THESE CARDS
The Hydraulic Press Turns Playing Cards Into Confetti
digg.com
The only true use for all that meaningless junk you accumulate on your desk over the years — giant erasers, oversized playing cards, etc. — is crushing the heck out of them with the hydraulic press.
IN THE NEWS
Kurdish And Iraqi Forces Close In On ISIS Stronghold Of Mosul
Poll: 41% Of voters Say Election Could Be 'Stolen' From Trump
GOP Headquarters In Orange County, North Carolina Firebombed
Tech Investor Peter Thiel Reportedly Will Donate $1.25M To Trump Campaign
North Korea Says It's Ready To Strike First If Faced With Nuclear War
On this Monday, be the hydraulic press and not the playing cards.

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