It’s always strange to realize just how much we spend on things that we don’t consider regular, heavy expenses. American pet care is a $50 billion dollar industry and growing. As infrequently as vet visits seem to come up for my family, the bill for most any procedure is at least $200. Pets are a part of the family, and I’m certainly not one to cut corners, but some of our spending is very unnecessary.
One-third of today’s college students require remediation. Of those students, half will never receive a college degree. Clearly, something isn’t working. This infographic lays out the state of college readiness in the U.S., and explains why being prepared for college matters now more than ever.
Who are the best sports fans in America? It’s a good question. Wherever you live, you probably think that your city is the most passionate, has the loudest crowds, and deserve the title of America’s greatest sports fans. We decided to look into it and came up with some facts and figures that reveal who really are the craziest, most sports-demented lunatic fans in North America!
You’ve probably noticed your school becoming more active on the web and in social media over the last few years. There’s a reason for that; they’re competing ruthlessly with other colleges for web superiority to win students’ hearts and minds (and money).
French shoemaker Christian Louboutin is known for its signature red-soled shoes, so when fashion house Yves Saint Laurent decided to sell some red-soled footwear,Louboutin sued (and lost).
Red-soled Louboutins have become so distinguished and sought-after that women who can’t afford a pair — which sell for upwards of $600 — have gone to shoe repair stores to ask cobblers to take their less expensive footwear and resole them with vibrant red rubber.
Thomas Keller is a very lucky man. Not only is he the only chef and restauranteur in the U.S. to be awarded three Michelin stars for two restaurants simultaneously, his two restaurants, French Laundry in the Napa Valley, and Per Se in New York City’s Columbus Circle, are consistently ranked among the world’s best restaurants by Restaurant magazine.