Career-Killing Facebook Mistakes

With more than 400 million active visitors, Facebook is arguably the most popular social networking site out there. And while the site is known for the casual social aspect, many users also use it as a professional networking tool. With that kind of reach, Facebook can be a valuable tool for connecting to former and […]

5 Dead Auto Brands And Why They Died

Ever since Henry Ford’s Model T popularized automobiles in 1908, car companies have worked tirelessly designing, manufacturing, marketing and selling different models in the hopes that each would enjoy longevity in the marketplace. The brands associated with the major players have in recent years been challenged in terms of sales, and in some cases have […]

How to Get the Amex Black Card

The American Express Centurion Card, more commonly known as the “Black Card,” has become the status symbol du jour for high-end cardholders. But how do you get your mitts on one? Here’s a roadmap. The high-end credit card has actually been around for about a decade, and shares more myths and legends than the entire […]

List of Bankrupt Airlines

This is a current list of Airlines who have entered protection and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy from 2002 to the present. August 11, 2002 – US Airways enters protection December 9, 2002 – United Airlines under protection March 31, 2003 – US Airways emerges April 1, 2003 – Air Canada files September 12, 2004 […]

Diamond Sells For $35 million

LONDON (Reuters) – Petra Diamonds sold a 507-carat diamond for $35.3 million on Friday, breaking a record as the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond. Analysts had estimated the value of the stone, one of the 20 biggest high-quality rough diamonds, at around $25 million. “It is fitting that the Cullinan Heritage should […]

Creative Jobs That Actually Pay Well

The term “artist” used to conjure images of an impoverished bohemian working in a drafty garret. But these days, that’s not necessarily the case. According to Rod Berg, a visual-arts career coach and the associate director of career services at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, there are now many job […]

Who Really Owns the United States

Regardless of how much closer Obama’s budget brings our economy into a balance of payments not seen since 2001, we will continue to run deficits for the next decade, and the national debt will keep growing every year that happens. While most of the country’s $14 trillion debt is held by private banks in the […]

Where to find gas for 6 cents a gallon

Motorist’s Dream: Gas at 6 Cents a Gallon Gassing up isn’t cheap: According to AAA, we’re now paying a nationwide average of $2.73 for a gallon of regular. That’s about 25 cents a gallon more than last year. But it’s certainly better than the year before, when prices shot up to over $4/gallon. But if […]

Make your own satellite for $8,000

DIY Kit Puts Satellites Into Orbit for $8,000 For extreme hobbyists, the new kit offers a chance to launch personal projects into space. THE GIST A company is selling kits to build and fly small satellites for $8,000. Interorbital Systems has planned a test flight of its Neptune rocket in August. Customers include hobbyists, universities […]

What $1,000,000,000,000 would buy you

Confronting the federal deficit starts with grasping just how colossal that number actually is. So, what would $1 trillion get you? The figure is almost incomprehensible: $1,000,000,000,000. One trillion dollars. That’s a dozen zeros. The Congressional Budget Office reports that during the first nine months of fiscal 2010 — which ends September 30 — the […]