Friday, August 16, 2013

August 16th, outsourced

I'm probably flying over the North Pole right about now. Enjoy a few links in the meantime!

Here's a Top 100 list of NPR reader favorites for YA lit. This list is all over the place, as it probably should be, since it involved audience voting. What do you disagree with? What is right on? [HT Jen]

"Generally speaking, shoppers tolerate Walmart’s empty shelves and subpar customer service because the prices are so good. The fact that another retailer — even a small regional one — is able to compete and sometimes beat Walmart on prices, while also operating well-organized stores staffed by workers who enjoy their jobs, like their employer and genuinely want the company to be successful? Well, that’s got to alarm the world’s biggest retailer, if not keep executives up at night." They're talking about WinCo.

PhD problems. [HT Andrew]

Columbine's principal kept his promise to the kindergarten class of 1999.

Before you freak out: correlation is not causation. OK? There may be a link between induced labor and autism. Interesting and definitely worth further study.


Glenda The Good said...

I'm hoping this means you are on the plane!!!!

Suzanne Bubnash said...

Yay for Winco. Not the sleekest store on the planet, but great variety, selection and prices. They carry stuff I don't see at mainstream stores that appeals to our highly ethnic population. And me too.


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