“For those who don’t support increasing the minimum wage, I challenge you to live my life for a week,” said McDonald’s employee Destiny Martin, surrounded by about 40 other activists. “Then tell me if I deserve a substantial wage.”
While unions call for tax and minimum-wage increases to fix “income inequality,” reports to the U.S. Department of Labor reveal 472 union officers and employees were paid more than $250,000 in 2013.
Fifty-five percent say it’s acceptable airplane etiquette to recline your seat during a daytime flight, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows, while just 24 percent say it’s unacceptable. On overnight flights, there’s an even stronger consensus, with 78 percent saying reclining is OK, and just 9 percent that it’s not.
It has always been proper etiquette to not recline if someone was behind you. When did this change?
The reality of air travel in the 21st century is that flying economy is unpleasant.
The Knee Defender is a gadget that uses two small pieces of plastic (just a bit bigger than a house key), which are clipped on to the arms holding up the tray table. If they are placed snugly against the seat back, that seat is blocked from reclining, keeping the users’ knees safe.
On Tuesday, CeeLo Green’s reality show was canceled after tweeting it’s only rape if the person is conscious.
An 11 year-old Second Amendment enthusiast was threatened with expulsion after using a picture of a gun and American flag as his avatar in a virtual classroom in Wisconsin.
During a Southwest Airlines flight in April, Caroline Jordan’s husband, Jack, had a massive heart attack. A physical therapist and hospice nurse on board quickly gave him CPR, she tells WABC.
Chase Culpepper, a 16-year-old who identifies as male but wears makeup and women’s clothing on a regular basis, was ordered to remove his makeup by DMV officials when he tried to obtain his driver’s license in March.
A 15-year-old girl somehow found a way to use the highly erotic “Fifty Shades of Grey” book to promote the Bible.
Indeed, the internet is awash with speculation about the source of the leak. According to one anonymous 4chan poster, the release of nude photographs of celebrities was the product of an ‘underground celeb n00d-trading ring’.
A list of the alleged victims of the hack – a staggering 101 in total – has also been posted online; most of whom have not seen any photographs leaked by the hacker.
But no one has given better advice to Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence (one of the highest profile nude leaks) than a twitter user, @hale_razor.
While he made it absolutely clear he finds the release of such photos horrible, he did make a joke about how no one would be able to obtain naked photos of celebrities if said celebrities didn’t take naked photos of themselves in the first place.
The FBI is now involved in a massive celebrity photo hack scheme.
The California State Legislature on Friday passed a statewide ban on plastic grocery bags — a first of its kind in the country if Gov. Jerry Brown signs it into law.
Plastic bags generate 39 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than regular paper bags and require only 6 percent of the water necessary to make paper bags.
A draft report for the Environment Agency showed that the production of high density polythene (HDPE) bags used by shops had less impact on the climate than cotton or paper bags.
The claims that plastic bags are worse for the environment than paper bags or cotton reusable bags are dubious at best. In fact, compared to paper bags, plastic grocery bags produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions, require 70 percent less energy to make, generate 80 percent less waste, and utilize less than 4 percent of the amount of water needed to manufacture them. This makes sense because plastic bags are lighter and take up less space than paper bags.
A new acting CEO is in place for a company that provides concessions at Notre Dame sporting events.
Columbus, Indiana churches were defaced last night by verses from the Qur’an in what can best be described as a threat.