SB Nation has a terrific profile of Manny Pacquiao
, a successful professional boxer from the Philippines who despite earning nearly $200 million during his career, has lost most of it. By comparison, George Foreman, "one of boxing's rare success stories," has been able to maintain his wealth, but not because of his boxing, but because of his famous grill.
Kristoffer Koch spent $27 on bitcoins back in 2009 and forgot about them. He just remembered about them, and apparently they are worth $886,000 four years later
, which, what a windfall (is this how currencies should work?). Koch used some of his money to buy a new apartment.
released their new guide to Day Trips for 2013
, which are perfect to take in the fall. My favorite kind if day trip includes apple picking (find a farm near you
) and then eating apple cider donuts, though I'd be just as happy with the donuts part.
A 3-inch chunk of black plastic is the hottest new accessory at Bloomingdale’s.
The tags, fixed to high-fashion garments in highly visible places, are the department store’s new strategy to keep crafty shoppers from buying clothes, wearing them, and then returning them. Once buyers remove the tags, Bloomingdale’s, a unit of Macy’s, won’t take back the garments.
I know that buying clothes to wear for a date or some other kind of outing and then returning them the next day is a thing that happens, but I don’t know anyone who has actually done this. But that act, known in the apparel business as “wardrobing,” has become such a problem that Bloomingdale’s has taken additional steps to prevent shoppers from doing it. Other retailers are just shrugging it off. A spokesperson for Nordstrom said that they’re keeping their tags discreet: “Our experience is that if you treat the customer with respect, they respect you back.”
And that's it for us today! Go duck out and have a drink of your choosing, and we'll see you back here on Monday. And if you haven't been listening to HAIM, here is your chance!