You Have to Hand It To the Insanely Clever Marketing In These Stores

With roughly 12.3 bazillion different products out there for you to buy, companies spend a lot of money in an attempt to get you to buy their stuff instead of the lame crap someone else might be offering (at least that’s probably what they would Read More …

It’s OK To Not Feel Totally ‘Changed’ After Traveling The World

Wanderlust. Unfamiliar experiences. Discovery. These are all a part of packing up our belongings for a few days, weeks or even years and finding a temporary new home. Traveling is for expanding beyond our small, personal confines. It’s exciting, yet mindbogglingly nerve-racking. Traveling is not Read More …

Disease May Wipe Out Worlds Bananas But Heres How We Might just save them

Catastrophe is looming for the banana industry. A new strain has emerged of a soil-borne fungus known as Panama disease which can wipe out entire plantations and it is rapidly spreading around the world. Farmers in Australia, Latin America and across Asia and Africa all Read More …

The New Halloween-Themed Burger King Whopper Is Giving People A Strange Side Effect

In the spirit of Halloween, Burger King has introduced a burger that’s nestled in a bizarre black bun. It looks pretty strange, so if you’re hesitant to try it, I can’t blame you. It’s made with A1 sauce, so I’m sure it’s tasty, but the Read More …

Dragons’ Den Reject Going To Become Richer Than The Judges With His Business

What gets me most about this story is that a hairbrush is worth 200 million. I really should have thought my life choices through better. Anyway, enough of my Monday morning depression and on to some good news. Shaun Pulfrey, a Dragon’s Den reject, has Read More …

5 Companies on the Cutting Edge of Sustainable Prefab Housing

5 Prefab Companies Impacting Green Housing 1. LivingHomes LivingHomes uses a modular construction process, meaning many of a home’s components are manufactured and pre-assembled prior to the on-site build. According to the company, modular construction is less expensive than “stick-built” (or on-site) methods, and also Read More …

The Shirk Report – Volume 236

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a Read More …

No Girls Allowed? Why ‘Fight Club’ Is For The Ladies, Too

When I was a teenager, I saw “Fight Club” for the first time. I was completely obsessed. I proudly displayed a poster with the famous carved-out bar of soap over my dorm room bed. It wasn’t because Brad Pitt was shirtless for 90 percent of Read More …

Top 10 Worst Fads

A fad refers to a fashion that becomes popular in a culture relatively quickly, but loses popularity dramatically. Some fads may come back if another generation finds out about it and gets interested in it. This is a list of the worst of them. 10. Read More …

More Americans Getting News From Mobile and Social as Print, TV Decline

  The amount of time Americans spend on mobile devices and social networking sites is accelerating rapidly — and their news consumption habits are shifting accordingly. In a Pew Research Center survey of 3,003 U.S. adults, 17% said they accessed news on cell phone or Read More …