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Branding experts on restaurant chains sacrificing quality for convenience

Branding experts on restaurant chains sacrificing quality for convenience
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A customer walks in to a Pizza Hut restaurant during lunchtime on April 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images It’s 2015 and you can get the cuisine of your choice delivered to your door with a few taps on your smartphone screen. But how much does quality matter to you […]

Hung jury in Freddie Gray case

Hung jury in Freddie Gray case

File: William Porter, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray earlier in the year, walks to a courthouse for jury selection in his trial on Nov. 30, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images In the case involving the death of Freddie Gray, the jury has […]

LAUSD families scramble after threat shuts down 1,000-plus schools

LAUSD families scramble after threat shuts down 1,000-plus schools

; Credit: Annie Gilbertson/KPCC Parents were notified of the LAUSD closures this morning, due to a “credible threat,” not long before school bells were scheduled to ring – leaving hundreds of thousands of families scrambling for childcare. Some parents were informed of campus closures this morning via cell phone, while others heard of the news […]

Can the K-1 visa program be relied on to vet terrorists?

Can the K-1 visa program be relied on to vet terrorists?

Anthony Ramos, a Customs and Border Protection officer, checks Chris Layman, Katy Layman, 21 months old, and Natalie Layman in at the passport control area ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Last week the FBI revealed that Tashfeen Malik, the woman who is a suspect in the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino, was radicalized before […]

The pros and cons of nontraditional resumés in the digital era

The pros and cons of nontraditional resumés in the digital era

A job seeker fills out an application during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission on May 21, 2014 in San Francisco, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Gone are the days when applying to jobs meant filling out extensive paperwork and uploading a resume. Southern California job-seekers can now blast out their […]

We used to listen to politicians and laugh at comedians…now what?

We used to listen to politicians and laugh at comedians…now what?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump references fellow candidate Jeb Bush at a Pearl Harbor Day Rally at the U.S.S. Yorktown December 7, 2015, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. ; Credit: Sean Rayford/Getty Images Presidential elections offer prime material for comedians and satirists who try to sprinkle a little truth-based humor among the sea of political […]

What does it mean to be ‘adulting’?

What does it mean to be ‘adulting’?

An employee views trading screens at the offices of Panmure Gordon and Co.; Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images In a recent piece for Jezebel, Madeleine Davies lamented the continued use of the word “Adulting” in social media. For those not in the know, the phrase comes from those in their early to mid 20’s who are […]

What does it mean to be ‘adulting’?

What does it mean to be ‘adulting’?

An employee views trading screens at the offices of Panmure Gordon and Co.; Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images In a recent piece for Jezebel, Madeleine Davies lamented the continued use of the word “Adulting” in social media. For those not in the know, the phrase comes from those in their early to mid 20’s who are […]

The positive impact of vinyl records and physical books

The positive impact of vinyl records and physical books

With a Michael Jackson album displayed on the counter, employee Daniel Auster spins records inside A-1 Records on June 26, 2009 in New York, New York.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Remember going to record stores and poring through vinyl albums? Or maybe you’re of an age where a record store is now a rare, independently-owned […]

The positive impact of vinyl records and physical books

The positive impact of vinyl records and physical books

With a Michael Jackson album displayed on the counter, employee Daniel Auster spins records inside A-1 Records on June 26, 2009 in New York, New York.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Remember going to record stores and poring through vinyl albums? Or maybe you’re of an age where a record store is now a rare, independently-owned […]