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A Super Sunday

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It's the weekend of the big game, and for a lot of people the celebration will continue long past the last down.

According to a study by the Workforce Institute at least 16.5 million American workers called in sick following the 2016 super bowl. In addition to that, another ten million workers had taken the day off. This year is expected to be no different, with about the same number of people being no-shows or coming in late.  read more »

Your Personal Barista

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Need a caffeine fix? Take it up with your personal barista.

Starbucks is jumping into the virtual assistant game and releasing its own version of apple's Siri or amazon's Alexa. The coffee shop chain is rolling out a new voice assistant called barista to a very small number of beta testers. Barista lives inside the Starbucks app and acts like a virtual order taker. All you have to do is fire up the app, clearly place your order and then head over to pick it up. This way instead of hunting through menus and making sure your specific choices are recognized you can just spell out what you want.  read more »

Super Bowl Commercials

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It's Super Bowl weekend; so are you watching the action on the field or what happens during the commercial break?

Every year hundreds of hours are worked and millions of dollars are spent but not all of it has to do with the four quarters of the big game. Instead companies spend months planning for their moment of glory, hoping to be the one that gives the country the most talked about commercial of the year. While there is no clear formula for what makes a winning ad, things such as celebrities, animals and sex put some above the others.  read more »

Candy for Cows

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Our unwanted food is going out to pasture; and it turns out the cows have quite the sweet tooth.

Recently sheriff deputies in dodge county, Wisconsin discovered an unusual sight; thousands of red skittles, all over the highway. According to the Washington Post, after a few days of investigating, the deputies discovered that a truck carrying the candy was on its way to be mixed with cattle feed and then fed to cattle. Unfortunately for the cows, it overturned before it reached its destination. And it turns out handing over discarded candy to the cattle isn't uncommon.  read more »

Candy for Cows

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Our unwanted food is going out to pasture; and it turns out the cows have quite the sweet tooth.

Recently sheriff deputies in dodge county, Wisconsin discovered an unusual sight; thousands of red skittles, all over the highway. According to the Washington Post, after a few days of investigating, the deputies discovered that a truck carrying the candy was on its way to be mixed with cattle feed and then fed to cattle. Unfortunately for the cows, it overturned before it reached its destination. And it turns out handing over discarded candy to the cattle isn't uncommon.  read more »

Secret Sauce

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McDonald’s secret sauce is no longer such a secret.

For the first time, the golden arches is making bottles of its famous big mac sauce available in the U.S. Starting just a couple of days ago the fast food chain began offering up ten thousand bottles of the sauce at its restaurants and its social media pages.  read more »

Kubo The Robot

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The world has gone high tech; and now your toddler can follow along.

These days everything we need is just a click, swipe or tap away. And if it's not already automated; chances are it’s well on its way. And that means that the next generation of the work force needs to be well equipped to keep up. Teachers and experts are encouraging students to take an interest in classes such as science, engineering and math. And now your child can start learning the basics even before they enter a classroom.  read more »

Creepy Crawly Love

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Valentine's Day is right around the corner; so what are you going to get that special someone?

Last year Valentine’s Day became known as America’s $21 billion day of love. Between the flowers, cards, jewelry and candy, people spent just shy of that amount to say “I love you.” So this year instead of heading to Hallmark, See's or The Diamond Store how about the Bronx Zoo?  read more »

Samsung's Diagnosis

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2016 was a hot year for Samsung and now we know why.

Since its release Samsung has been plagued with reports of its new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching fire; and not just when it was plugged in. The devices were sparking a flame in people's pockets, purses, even the floor of an airplane. The problem became so bad that the FAA banned people from even bringing it on board regardless if it was turned on or not.  read more »

Villanova's Anniversary

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Villanova University is celebrating its 175th birthday, with a personalized beverage to raise a glass with.

The co-owners of New Jersey's Cape May Brewing Company are releasing a new brew on January 25th to celebrate the date Villanova was founded. Ryan Krill and Chris Henke say they first met as freshman at the suburban Philadelphia school and became fast friends, going on to start the brewery.

The university which is planning various ways to celebrate the milestone anniversary contacted the two. Officials say they are trying to work various alumni of the school into the event and tapped them to come up with a beer honoring Villanova.  read more »