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The Spectacular Bankruptcy of Paul Benfield

By Phin Upham

Paul Benfield had everything. He was a well-known trader throughout the East India Company and rose to hold some political sway in his time. He also became the public target of Edmund Burke, who had more than a few choice words. His exploits would lead to a monumental bankruptcy that made him a political and social topic for gossip.… Read More

Robert Owen’s Social Experiment

By Samuel Phineas Upham

Robert Owen, also sometimes called “father of British Socialism,” was an entrepreneur who attempted an ambitious social and capitalist project. He developed a textile factory in Scotland and decided to use that as the basis for a social experiment to improve the lives of workers.

Owen was enthusiastic about textiles, recognizing the industry as vital, and he got into… Read More

The Story of Phillips Company

By Samuel Phineas Upham

Gerard Phillips, and his father Frederik, founded the Phillips Company in 1891. Gerard wanted to make carbon-filament lamps, and he sought a loan from a banker who lived in Zaltbommel to get the jumpstart he needed. With his loan, he set up a factory to produce his goods, modest but big enough for machinery and a small crew to work.… Read More

Switch to Sprints

Written by Paleo Forever

If you’re like most people, your current workout regimen probably involves a healthy dose of cardio. Maybe you run a couple of miles at a time or you may even be one of those people who runs marathons regularly. Whether you’re seeing results or not, though, it may be better for you to switch to sprints over those long jogs instead. Here’s why.… Read More

Getting Around Grand Cayman

Written by: Andys Rent-a-Car

Having a car on Grand Cayman is, without a doubt, the simplest way to get around the island. All of the roads are well-kept, and Grand Caymans car rentals can be fitted with a GPS unit to make it easier to find where you’re going. You might need a permit, but there are other ways to get around too.… Read More

How To Hold A Baby In 17 Adorable Ways

Babies are adorable, but holding them can be slightly intimidating, especially if you haven’t had a lot of practice. YouTube user Jordan Watson uploaded a sort-of guide for the uninitiated that demonstrates 17 ways to hold a baby . Clearly, some of them are more humorous than practical — we’re not sure how many parenting guides suggest the “show off to other kids fish”... [Read more]

Scott White: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi — Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’ special genius was to take basic appliances and simplify and integrate them with other Apple devices in an intuitive way that made us not only want to use them, but crave to do so. Read More… More on Steve Jobs Read the original here: Scott White: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi — Steve Jobs  Read More →

Verlander Wins 22nd Game As Tigers Slam Indians

CLEVELAND — Justin Verlander won his 10th straight start and earned his 22nd victory overall, helped when Victor Martinez hit a late grand slam that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Cleveland Indians 8-6. Verlander (22-5) gave up a pair of two-run homers to Shelley Duncan and trailed 4-2 before Detroit rallied against Justin Masterson (11-9) and the Indians’ bullpen. Read More… More... [Read more]

Rick Perry Runs From Record And Obama Mounts Counteroffensive: Your Day In Politics (VIDEO)

Rick Perry is in it to win it in 2012, and just as the Texas governor gets going with his campaign, he already seems to be running from his record. On the Democratic side, Team Obama is mounting a counteroffensive to combat Republican attacks on the heels of the Ames Straw Poll. All of that and more in your day in politics. Read More… More on Rick Perry Go here to see the original:  Rick Perry... [Read more]

Lisa Murkowski, Mark Begich, Don Young Receive Suspicious Packages At Alaska Offices

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Suspicious packages were received through the mail Monday by Alaska’s three-member congressional delegation and at least two contained a white powder. The packages were received in the Fairbanks offices of Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski and the Anchorage office of Rep. Don Young. Begich is a Democrat. Murkowski and Young are Republicans. Read the original: Lisa... [Read more]