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Sorry, but it's not a 'law of capitalism' that you pay people as little as possible — it's an excuse

Consumers account for ~70% of the spending in our economy, so when they're hurting, we're all hurting.<p>The reason average consumers are strapped is that, for the past 35 years, we have increasingly told ourselves that the only thing companies are supposed to do is "maximize profit." We have …

The Average Cost for Wedding Photography in 2014 Was $2,556

Here’s how much the average couple spent on wedding photography for their big day in 2014: $2,556. That’s nearly a 5% increase from the average cost …

Weddings

Florida’s anti-climate crusade is an Orwellian nightmare

Florida scientists know climate change is a major threat. But it’s unclear whether they can do anything about it<p>Rick Scott has never made a secret of his distaste for talk of climate change. But the full extent of his willful denial was revealed earlier this week, when former employees of the …

Dan Savage challenges Ben Carson to prove being gay is a choice: “Suck my d***”

The Seattle columnist said that sometimes you have to be just as vile as conservatives to get their attention<p>Appearing on CNN's "New Day" last week, the GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson cited prisons as proof that homosexuality is a choice.<p>“Because a lot of people who go into prison go into …

How a Mid-Sized Tennessee Town Took on Comcast, Revived Its Economy, and Did It With Socialism

Chattanooga, Tennessee, has provided a model for all American towns who want to see their economies and populations grow quickly. And that model is simple: give sub-par internet providers like Comcast some legitimate competition with publicly-owned municipal broadband networks.<p>"People understand …

Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith and that pet lion they had in the ’70s (photos)

Melanie Griffith had an unconventional childhood, we all know that. She was the daughter of “The Birds” star Tippi Hedren, she started dating Don Johnson when she was 14, she did her first nude scene at 17 (and to think she gave daughter Dakota Johnson trouble about “Fifty Shades of Grey”!). But …

Sherman Oaks

This Man Is Buying Up A Florida Neighborhood To Bring In Entrepreneurs And Artists

In St. Petersburg, Florida, the Venture House project is thinking big about revitalizing a neighborhood and heading off gentrification.<p>Abandoned, boarded-up houses have a notorious dampening effect on neighborhoods, driving down real estate prices and scaring away investors and potential tenants. …

Top 5 Best Healthy Alternatives to Beneful Dog Food

(Getty)<p>Beneful dog food, made by Purina, is under fire this week. CBS News reports that dog owner Frank Lucido filed a class-action lawsuit against …

Why to Consider Doing Photography Related Volunteering in Your Community

There is so much power in photography, as the old adage goes: A picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine if you did more than just create a …

Rand Paul Just Lost the Bulgaria Primary

Bulgaria has a bone to pick with Rand Paul.<p>The country’s Embassy in Washington hit back Friday at comments the Republican presidential hopeful made …

Government