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From Waitress to $2.8 Million Retail Brand

Cheekys founder, Jessica Roberts, started out as waitress and ended up with a $2.8 million fashion brand for country gals. Source: How This Former Outback Steakhouse Waitress Built a $2.8 Million Retail Brand | Inc.com

Robert Shiller, Nobel recipient in economics, suggests it may be difficult to “make America great again”

Robert Shiller, Nobel recipient in economics, suggests it may be difficult to “make America great again.”  Here is a New York times article detailing his thoughts on this: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/upshot/make-america-great-again-isnt-just-about-money-and-power.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_dk_20170112&nl=dealbook&nl_art=5&nlid=3758894&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0&referer=https://t.co/b3qdX0NUNg

What ‘are so many of them doing?’ 95 million not in US labor force

    According to CNBC, Squawk on the Street, the recent US Department of Labor November Employment Report indicates that the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.6%, the lowest level since 2007.  On the surface, this would be encouraging news if it weren’t for the Labor Participation rate which dropped to 62.7% with an estimated […]

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These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat

Bill Marler, an attorney with 20 years of experience in food-poisoning litigation, fears these six foods the most. Source: These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat – Business Insider

It’s Do or Die for the Bulls

Watch the video, “It’s Do or Die for the Bulls” on Yahoo Finance. The Bank of Japan just shocked the markets. Investors around the world were hoping for more stimulus. Instead, they got the worst news possible: ‘helicopter money’ is illegal in Japan. Source: Right now, it’s do or die for the bulls | Watch the […]

“Mr. Fuller, Why would you build a round house?”

Round homes were the preferred choice of our ancient ancestors. Could they be making a comeback as we become more conscientious about efficiencies? Source: “Mr. Fuller, Why would you build a round house?” : TreeHugger

Bill Bonner preparing for next recession

One economist laments on the historically high US debt bubbles and says he’s preparing for the next recession…by stocking up on cattle, wine, and vegetables. Source: Bill Bonner preparing for next recession – Business Insider

Four Families Build ‘Magical’ $40K Tiny Houses

Four families built vacation homes together outside Austin, Texas that are each just 400 square feet and they share a separate common kitchen and dining room. Is the growing popularity of tiny homes catalyzing a movement away from old cookie-cutter suburbs to new vibrant intentional communities? Source: Four Families Build ‘Magical’ $40K Tiny Houses

Meet the woman who turned a school bus into a mobile financial literacy hub – Yahoo Finance

Marsha Barnes founded The Finance Bar in 2014 in a renovated school bus. It’s a mobile financial literacy hub on wheels. Source: Meet the woman who turned a school bus into a mobile financial literacy hub – Yahoo Finance