Discount shoe retailer, Payless Shoesource, tricked high-class shoppers during the first weekend of December. By opening the fake luxury store, Palessi, fashionistas were willing to spend hundreds of dollars on shoes that cost as little as $20 in some cases.
According to Plunkett Research, the average American woman wears a size 14 or above. But for a long time, that plus-sized customer has been largely ignored by the majority of the biggest retailers in the nation. But it looks as if a shift is starting to happen, thanks to some independent brands that continue to prove just how powerful the plus-sized market can be. Continue reading
*Welp, if you’re one of those tRumpers that expected the orange a-hole in the White House to go in on Nike and join the boycott against the company for putting Colin Kaepernick at the center of it’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaing, guess what, it ain’t happening.
Why is that you ask? Well, like everything else with Trump, it’s all about the money. Read on for the full story via Newsweek.
Nike unveiled Colin Kaepernick as one of the faces of its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, prompting harsh criticism from a number of political commentators and Nike customers, who have accused the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback of showing disrespect to the flag when he chose to kneel during the national anthem in 2016.
While Trump criticized the campaign, he also said the company was one of his main tenants. “I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent,” he told The Daily Caller when asked about the campaign. “There’s no reason for it.” But, the president explained, Nike was a tenant of his, and “they pay a lot of rent.”
Nike’s flagship store was located on a site owned by Trump next to Trump Tower in New York City. But the location has since closed, and in 2017 Nike, which is based in Oregon, announced it would open a new shop on Fifth Avenue by the end of this year.
The advertising campaign—which features a picture of Kaepernick with a message reading “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything”—sparked a furious backlash, which even saw people burning their Nike sneakers in protest.
Calls for a boycott of the company quickly spread on social media, but Trump defended Nike, suggesting the company was perfectly within its rights to choose Kaepernick—who has been a Nike athlete since 2011—to promote its campaign.
“As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way—I mean, I wouldn’t have done it. In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn’t do, but I personally am on a different side of it.”
This artice continues at Newsweek.
*We have no clue as to what the hell they were thinking in the first place, but Target officials have apologized for offering greeting cards with the phrase “baby daddy” ahead of Father’s Day and are working to pull them from store shelves.
Yes, it’s what you’re most likely thinking, unfortunately: the cards show an African-American man and woman kissing under the words “Baby Daddy.”
“You’re a wonderful husband and father and I’m so grateful to have you as my partner, my friend, and my baby daddy! Happy Father’s Day,” is what the card says on its inside.
Not that it matters, but the American Greetings card is not exclusive to Target, according to The Kansas City Star.
*Go ahead. Read the headline again. We’ll wait. See? It still reads the same. In plainer talk, if you up and leave wherever you live right now, and move to the northeastern state of Vermont, you will be given $10,000.
With this timely news, I might be doing all of the folks complaining about the outrageous cost-of-living in southern Cali, and threatening to leave as a result, a favor.
But there’s a catch: You will need to have a job OUTSIDE of Vermont, in a whole ‘nother state and work remotely.
This is not a joke. Continue reading
*As someone who once worked for New York’s Metropolitan Opera, I wonder if I should be offended. But I’m not. I actually think its quite funny that a 7-11 franchise in Modesto California got so sick and tired of panhandlers and bored teens loitering outside their doors but still on their property, they came up with the idea to blast opera music…24-7.
Turns out I’m not the only one who finds this idea intriguing. A reporter at the Modesto Bee was so intrigued he dug deeper. He learned that it wasn’t because Franchise owner Sukhi Sandhu, who operates the store located at store at McHenry and Morris avenues near downtown, has love for opera music — quite the opposite. He knows he is not alone, and knows people won’t be hanging out listening to it. They will keep it moving.
“Our classical and opera music, the one that we’re hearing in the background, it gets played 24-seven,” Sandhu told the reporter, speaking loudly enough to project over some very boisterous singing. “The whole idea behind this was to discourage people from loitering and panhandling, and most importantly to provide a better, positive environment for our customers to shop at our stores and obviously for them to feel safe.”
One man has already proved the store owner’s theory is on point. Continue reading
*Do you know an adult, parent or otherwise, who got in trouble and now can only see their children under monitored supervision? You may have a relative in this situation, or you may want to be a professional monitor.
People train to be in this line of work. Now training is available if you are interested.
If this sounds like something you’d like to do, listen up.
Sample Monitoring Case (but can be multiple hours per week or per day):
1 client, 8 hours per week @ $50/hr. = $1600/mo. revenue.
Visits take place at parks, libraries, malls, restaurants, etc.
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*Monitors are Mandated Child Abuse Reporters Continue reading