People still love Disney, attendance numbers are high, and tickets are now $99 for a one-day pass
at its Magic Kingdom Park near Orlando, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. In 1989, adult tickets for Disneyworld were $30.65
—$57.82 adjusted for inflation in today's dollars. Disney doesn't care about increasing prices because they know people will still pay it
An analysis of 1.2 million U.S. consumer calls from March 2012 to November 2013 by Marchex, a mobile advertising company, found that we are most likely to swear while on the phone with satellite TV providers, housing contractors, and cable providers. Here’s their full list:
1. Satellite TV providers – 1 in every 82 conversations 2. Housing contractors – 90 3. Cable providers – 123 4. Auto Repair – 144 5. Tow Truck – 159 6. Locksmith – 192 7. Storage – 214 8. Pest Control – 215 9. Heating & Cooling – 215 10. House Cleaning – 218 11. Lawn Care – 271 12. Carpet Cleaning – 275 13. Plumbing – 334 14. Home Buying – 411 15. Auto Dealers – 870 16. Flowers – 1,110 17. Property Management – 1,390 18. Hotels – 1,486 19. Senior Living – 1,742 20. Veterinary – 2,634
Our favorite swear word to say on the phone? The F-bomb, though sometimes we’re polite enough to wait until we’re on hold to let it out.
Photo: Frederic Bisson
Mexican Coke has a small, but devoted slice of the Coke-drinkers market (a majority love Coca-Cola Classic, there are tons of Diet Coke admirers, and then there are the cherry and vanilla lovers). Mexican Coke uses real cane sugar (instead of the Coke in the U.S. which uses high-fructose corn syrup), and is bottled in small glass bottles—this for some people is all the difference. So much so that when the Mexican bottler of Coca-Cola let it slip that it was considering switching to high-fructose corn syrup to save money, fans of Mexican Coke expressed enough outrage to get the Mexican bottler to stick with cane sugar.
Here's another terrible thing about being an unpaid intern (besides, you know, the whole unpaid part): Since unpaid interns aren't considered employees, Lihuan Wang cannot bring a sexual harassment claim against her former supervisor under the New York City Human Rights Law. According to Bloomberg Businessweek
, the New York City Council "has had several opportunities to amend the law to protect unpaid interns but has declined to do so." Phoenix, the media company Wang worked for as an unpaid intern, says that their New York bureau chief Liu Zhengzhu no longer works for them, but says they never talked to him about any of the allegations.
There have been several times throughout my career where I considered creating a personal website
for myself, but it never happened (and now that this website exists, I don't really need one anymore). Also, mike dang dot com has already been taken by a developer with my name who lives in Texas, and I'm sure he's getting a lot more out of it than I would (there is also a prominent surgeon who lives in Hawaii with my name, and perhaps he'd like the url too). Tell me: Do you have a personal website? Has it been helpful to have it?