Gordon Frenette

16 Flips | 3 Magazines | 17 Likes | 1 Follower | @GordonFrenette | Keep up with Gordon Frenette on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Gordon Frenette”

2015 Ig Nobel prizes: dinosaur-like chickens and bee-stings to the penis

Awards parodying Nobel prizes given out for most unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research<p>A man stung dozens of times by bees, mathematicians who wanted to know whether a man could physically be able to sire 600 sons, and chemists who unboiled an egg were honored on Thursday night with …

Science

Using the Jesus Prayer, by Fr. Dn. Charles Joiner

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner”<p>This prayer has the potential to transform your consciousness and bring you closer to God. …

Guitarist Randy Bachman Demystifies the Opening Chord of The Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

You could call it the magical mystery chord. The opening <i>clang</i> of the Beatles' 1964 hit, "A Hard Day's Night," is one of the most famous and …

What Happened to the Roosevelts?

What the Bushes and the Clintons can learn from a fallen political dynasty.<p>In any case, it <i>should</i> have been true: that when Joe Kennedy’s bomber exploded in midair, the officer in the trailing plane flying through the fragments and the fireball was none other than Elliott Roosevelt. That, in the …

3 surprising things that devour your data plan

It's OK to admit that picking a cellular plan makes you nervous. There are a lot of angles to consider, and you don't want to get it wrong.<p>Pick a plan that's too small and you'll go over your limit and rack up unwanted charges – or run into speed throttling on an unlimited plan. Go too large and …

U.S. coal stocks could gain on Russia tension

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Beaten-down U.S. coal company stocks may receive a lift in coming weeks if deteriorating relations between Russia and the West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe’s natural gas supply.<p>A sign is seen on Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange June 15, 2012. …

Eurozone gripped by deflation fears as inflation rate hits five-year low

Fears that the eurozone could tip into outright deflation have been fanned as the inflation rate in the currency bloc hit a new five-year low of 0.3%.<p>Pressure on the European Central Bank chief, Mario Draghi, to head off the threat of falling prices intensified as annual inflation in August fell …

California Supreme Court Rejects Obama Administration Theory On Franchise Employees

The California Supreme Court has rejected the idea, promoted by the Obama administration, that franchise companies are the “employers” of workers who are actually hired, fired and managed by independent store owners.<p>The state’s highest court reversed an appeals-court decision saying Domino's Pizza …

Opinion: Buffett followed this one rule in Burger King deal

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — To the legions of Warren Buffett fans out there, the billionaire investor’s supporting role in a deal to finance Burger …

Louisiana's Disappearing Coastline Threatens Entire U.S. Economy

A dramatic visualization of the forces bringing the Gulf of Mexico up to New Orleans' back door<p>An unholy trinity of forces – levees along the Mississippi River, sea level rise due to climate change, and fossil fuel extraction – have caused about 2,000 square miles of southeastern Louisiana to …

Burger King-Tim Hortons Cross-Border Merger Much More Than Tax Inversion

After many years of cost-cutting measures, Burger King Worldwide spent big cash, as the burger chain merged with the Canadian multinational fast-casual restaurant chain, Tim Hortons. On August 26, Tim Hortons and Burger King Worldwide entered into an agreement under which the two recognized …

Opinion: Beware the enormous bubble in bonds

There’s a saying on Wall Street: Stocks are for show, but bonds are for dough.<p>The flash, sizzle and focus of financial reporting typically center on …

Opinion: This house market is falling apart

Most real estate experts believe the U.S. housing market is roaring back. Few have anything to negative to say about real estate. But what if they’re …

Opinion: This is the chart that stock bulls don’t want you to see

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — At some point in the next five years, the U.S. stock market is likely to be more than 30% lower than where it …