Yelpers sue Yelp for backpay because they registered, wrote reviews

In “ridiculous lawsuit” news, a class action lawsuit against Yelp was dismissed recently because… well, the rationale was stupid. Continue reading “Yelpers sue Yelp for backpay because they registered, wrote reviews”

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Video transcript between police officer Ray Tensing and Sam DuBose during traffic stop in Cincinnati

When Officer Ray Tensing’s body cam footage was released today, it was difficult to make out everything in the video, so I transcribed the verbal exchange between Tensing and Sam Dubose. Continue reading “Video transcript between police officer Ray Tensing and Sam DuBose during traffic stop in Cincinnati”

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How to know when to take your screaming child out of public place to calm them down

How to know when to take your screaming child out of public place to calm them down? The answer depends on your self-awareness and sympathy for others. If you lack both, then it comes down to how much the community can take. Continue reading “How to know when to take your screaming child out of public place to calm them down”

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With Zara sale in U.K. and Ireland, is U.S. sale coming tomorrow?

Zara’s sale hasn’t started in the U.S. yet, but it looks like our predictions about the 2015 Zara sale date might have been on point. Continue reading “With Zara sale in U.K. and Ireland, is U.S. sale coming tomorrow?”

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When does Zara’s summer sale start?

Can you smell the coming reductions in Zara’s already reasonably-priced fast fashions? Continue reading “When does Zara’s summer sale start?”

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We could all learn a little about life from this “Brooklyn hustler”

In November 2014, The Atlantic posted a short video on Jazzoon, a Brooklyn man that followed his passions– sports memorabilia, music, and comic books –into a viable living. Continue reading “We could all learn a little about life from this “Brooklyn hustler””

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Is Kennedy Fried Chicken on 14th street closed for good?

With each new bank branch and fast franchise that opened on East 14th the last two years, the Kennedy Fried Chicken outpost felt more and more out of place in the East Village. Continue reading “Is Kennedy Fried Chicken on 14th street closed for good?”

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On Kentucky’s sportsmanship: You wouldn’t have shook hands with Wisconsin either

I am big on sportsmanship. You may not believe that after reading this post, but it’s true. Continue reading “On Kentucky’s sportsmanship: You wouldn’t have shook hands with Wisconsin either”

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The old Chappelle Show conundrum explains why race jokes are almost always a bad idea

I recently came across a passage that really resonated with me: Continue reading “The old Chappelle Show conundrum explains why race jokes are almost always a bad idea”

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff takes stand against Indiana anti-gay law

I normally shy away from talking about work, but with the recent announcement by our CEO to reduce Salesforce’s presence in Indiana in the face of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act – that’s worth calling out. Continue reading “Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff takes stand against Indiana anti-gay law”

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What is a marquesita (yucateca)? ¿Que es marquesita en ingles?

Roaming around the the Parque de las Palapas in the central area of Cancun couldn’t have been more different than the massive resorts lining the Zonas Hoteleras. Continue reading “What is a marquesita (yucateca)? ¿Que es marquesita en ingles?”

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Surprise Door: Here’s the NBA’s Chinese New Year commercial

Here’s a cheesy Chinese New Year commercial from the NBA featuring Jeremy Lin, James Harden, Steph Curry, Benny the Bull and Dwyane Wade. Continue reading “Surprise Door: Here’s the NBA’s Chinese New Year commercial”

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ can be the show that opens doors for more Asians in American pop culture

As someone that hangs onto any thread of potential visibility for Asians in American pop culture, you might wonder why I waited until today, almost a week after “Fresh Off the Boat” premiered to finally watch the show. Continue reading “‘Fresh Off the Boat’ can be the show that opens doors for more Asians in American pop culture”

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That’s not “AMAZING” so please stop saying it

The word “amazing” has lost all of its meaning. The word has been the adjective du jour for several years now. And as with anything that pop culture gets its grip on; it’s been overused, strangled, and choked to death. Continue reading “That’s not “AMAZING” so please stop saying it”

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You want to be older? Think older (the relationship between age and mindset)

No matter how much one truly believes that age is just a number, it’s hard not to be influenced by mass media and the rest of fucking humanity. Continue reading “You want to be older? Think older (the relationship between age and mindset)”

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What is Lightning Chocolate? Searching for Thunder and Lightning in the West

Last year, China Airlines began including a chocolate bar called Lightning Chocolate as one of their dessert options:  Continue reading “What is Lightning Chocolate? Searching for Thunder and Lightning in the West”

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Zara we have a problem: Is Zara’s clothing quality suffering?

With Zara’s huge semi-annual sale about to commence, this is as good a time as any to address what I believe to be the diminishing quality of Zara’s clothing. Continue reading “Zara we have a problem: Is Zara’s clothing quality suffering?”

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Millions March vs. Santa Con: 2 events that couldn’t be more different

On any other year, New York would collectively roll our eyes and the media would skewer another aimless, zero-value SantaCon as it stumbled through the city. Continue reading “Millions March vs. Santa Con: 2 events that couldn’t be more different”

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Project Runway’s Korina is reality TV’s queen of sore losers (and it feels so good)

Throughout the 13th season of Project Runway, contestant Korina Emmerich teetered between snotty and arrogant.  Continue reading “Project Runway’s Korina is reality TV’s queen of sore losers (and it feels so good)”

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Asian collection at Cleveland Museum of Arts worth seeing

Strolling through gallery after gallery of the vast Cleveland Museum of Art, I came upon the North wing — their permanent Asian Art collection — I didn’t expect much from it.     Continue reading “Asian collection at Cleveland Museum of Arts worth seeing”

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The Confucius Plaza Apartment Building in New York’s Chinatown

I have relatives that live in Confucius Plaza, sometimes referred to as Confucius Tower. Confucius Plaza is an expansive apartment complex with historical significance found in Manhattan’s Chinatown.   Continue reading “The Confucius Plaza Apartment Building in New York’s Chinatown”

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The Chinese restaurant as the gateway to the “American Dream”

My family owned a Chinese restaurant in Plymouth, Michigan for more than 35 years. It was their livelihood and played a large part in our lives.   Continue reading “The Chinese restaurant as the gateway to the “American Dream””

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