While some retailers are kicking off Black Friday sales right in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner, others are sticking to the old fashioned hours of the holiday shopping frenzy to allow their employees to enjoy the holiday with their families and friends. View the list of big stores that won’t be getting in the way of you and your turkey.
Due to the changing distribution of domestic air service among large U.S. airports, some cities have seen an increase in ticket prices, while others have seen a drop. However, overall between the first quarter of 2005 and the first quarter of 2013, prices have risen 6.5% on average, after inflation, at the top 100 airports in the continental U.S. View a list of the specific fare changes at each of the 100 largest airports.
That formidable 10-minute presentation you have to make is going to require a serious arsenal of strategies to keep them interested. Thankfully, Yesgraph cofounder Ivan Kirigen has seven ways to make them care — “a mixture of knowing your audience, giving them just the right information, and not-boring visuals.” Check out his insight in great detail here.
Why is it that when the Porsche expanded its brand to include the Cayenne, a car specifically targeted toward women, loyal male customers responded so negatively? Jill Avery, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business school and past brand manager of Gillette, Braun, Samuel Adams and AT&T, looks into this phenomenon known as “gender contamination.” As soon as a typically “masculine” brand expands to include products seen as “feminine,” men feel threatened at the thought of being associated with femininity. Read more about Avery’s study — including the distinctions between Diet Coke versus Coke Zero and Gillette versus Gillette for Women.
According to the Federal Reserve, there is more than $1.2 trillion worth of paper money in circulation. However, the location of only 15 percent of that money is accounted for in banks or regular, everyday circulation in the U.S. The other 85 percent is missing — and no one knows for sure where it is. This phenomenon is known as the “currency enigma.” The possibilities tell us something about how the economy really works.
Why on earth does it cost so much to stay in a hotel? For the most part, you’re just using it to lay your head down for the night. Why should it rival a car payment? The answer, in part, finds The Huffington Post, is that room can cost between $67,200 and $610,500 to build. Check out the other reasons why you’re paying what you’re paying.
Bowdoin professors and alumni present a panel conversation on careers in science
Scientists are used to following rigorous procedures and predicting specific outcomes — and yet even in the most controlled environment, in science and in life, an element of uncertainty always remains. That uncertainty is something to embrace, according to participants in the Nov. 11 panel conversation “What Can I Do With a Degree in Science?” in Main Lounge, Moulton Union.
Co-sponsored by Bowdoin Career Planning, the Office of Health Professions Advising, and several academic departments, the six-person panel comprised professors and alumni representing a variety of science-related pursuits in academia, industry, biotechnology, finance, and more. The theme of the night, said Director of Health Professions Advising Seth Ramus in his introduction, was “happy accidents.”
Read the full article by Raleigh McElvery ’16.
Fortune magazine managing editor Andy Serwer ’81 joined Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell on CBS This Morning Thursday to discuss Twitter’s IPO. Serwer talks about the company’s potential in a segment later posted on Fortune‘s website with the headline, “The Boss Talks Twitter IPO.” Watch the segment.