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McKinsey and Patton may have been a major driver in the gap between CEO and employee wages exploding by a factor of 10 since the middle of the century.

McKinsey And The CEO Pay Gap – Business Insider

Cans don’t let light in, plain and simple. “Light is destructive to the organic compound in beer that make the flavors everyone is so crazy about,” he said. Welz also suspects that cans, with a “double-crimped” seal, are better than bottles at preventing air from getting in — air being one of the main enemies of a delicious brew.

Why Canned Beer Is Better – Business Insider

Here is his 11-point guide to the dirty tricks footballers will use to get the transfer they want

BBC Sport – Robbie Savage reveals footballers’ tricks to engineer a transfer

In the tactic, dubbed “flash for crash,” a driver who has the right of way flashes his headlights to signal to another car to go ahead of him. Then he accelerates, causing a collision. He denies flashing his headlights, and points out he had the right of way. Under the law, the other driver is at fault.

UK Warns Of New Insurance Fraud Tactic – Business Insider

You, presumably, are not the sort of person who ever loses your keys or wallet. You, presumably, are the sort of person who wisely puts their keys and wallet in exactly the same place every night and never has them fall out of your pocket in a car or on a plane.

Tile And The ‘Internet Of Things” – Business Insider

Unsatisfied by various DIY systems sold at Best Buy (BBY) and elsewhere, Sager finally decided to found a company and build his own device.

Can A $199 Home Alarm the Size of a Beer Can Protect You? – Businessweek

A World Bank report last fall warned that “present emission trends put the world plausibly on a path toward 4 degrees Celsius warming within the century.” The surface waters of the carbon-dioxide absorbing oceans have already become 30 percent more acidic since the start of the Industrial Revolution.

Headstone for an Apocalypse –

in case you happen to be someone who hasn’t 30C, or 30 serial dilutions of 100-fold, which translates into a 1060-fold dilution. (Hint: Avagadro’s number is around 6 x 1023, which means that a 30C homeopathic dilution is unlikely to have even a single molecule of original remedy in it other than contaminants carried over from the serial dilutions. Homeopathy is, basically, nothing more than water

No, homeopathy didn’t cure you – Respectful Insolence

In a case where a man died when his only healthy kidney was removed, the surgeon said he studied the X-ray the wrong way round before the operation.

BBC News – Six questions that could save your life

But fruit juice is also, according to the American obesity expert Robert Lustig, basically just sugar and is therefore, in his view, a ‘poison’.

Is fruit juice bad for your health? – Telegraph

The double cheeseburger provides 390 calories, 23 grams of protein – half a daily serving – seven per cent of daily fibre, 19 grams of fat and 20 per cent of daily calcium, all for between $1 and $2

McDouble is ‘cheapest and most nutritious food in human history’ – Telegraph

A court awarded Wu damages. After paying her the bulk of the 68,000 yuan ($11,000) fine, the noodle restaurant owner gave the remaining 10,000 yuan ($1,600) in eight large bags of coins. Wu deposited half of the change, which took 18 peeved bank workers all day. Though, this means that Wu is still chilling with a few hundred bucks of Chinese dimes.

Chinese Man Pays For Assault Charges With Dimes – Business Insider

A popular conception about Abenomics — Japan’s new drive for economic recovery — is that it’s all about weakening the yen and boosting exporters. But this really isn’t the play at all. The real idea is to reduce real interest rates, so as to stimulate domestic demand, unlocking dormant investment and consumption spending.

This Chart Debunks The Biggest Myth About Abenomics – Business Insider

China’s “bad bank” debts from the 1990s are being paid off by the government, increasingly rapidly of late. What this means for China’s big banks depends on which perspective you come from. It’s arguably a rather good thing in the near-term. What it means for the broader economy is more complicated.

Moral hazard, the Chinese way | FT Alphaville

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