Multilevel marketing companies are legal pyramid schemes that screw over gullible, desperate people who believe they'll make money by convincing other desperate people to convince other desperate people to fork over money to the people at the top of the pyramid. Samantha Bee does a great job exposing these shady outfits who happily ruin people's lives.
Instragram is the place where dropship derps sell crap to people who don't know better. Take a look at this video by Sam Cahn, who saw an ad for a "Large Shark Bust" suitable for mounting on the wall. Transcript: Show me an item you bought that you were greatly disappointed in due to poor… READ THE REST
@ShaneMorris: "My fridge has an RFID chip in the water filter, which means the generic water filter I ordered for $19 doesn't work. My fridge will literally not dispense ice, or water. I have to pay @generalelectric $55 for a water filter from them." READ THE REST
In his latest BIG newsletter, Matt Stoller (previously) relates the key moments in the history of private equity, from its roots in the notorious "leveraged buyouts" of the 1980s, and explains exactly how the PE con works: successful, productive business are acquired through debt financing, drained of their cash and assets, and then killed, leaving… READ THE REST
You can probably guess the most dangerous moments a cyclist faces when they're out on the road. About 75 percent of serious or fatal bike accidents happen in urban areas at or near road junctions involving turns. And in those horrible crashes, police point to one main contributory factor in those accidents over and over… READ THE REST
The time has come. Travel restrictions are loosening everywhere and soon, you'll likely be thinking about travel options that could take you anywhere. It's also time to give some consideration to the devices you plan on bringing on these excursions. While most of us won't be hopscotching around the globe quite yet, it's still never a… READ THE REST
It seems like the easiest project you could conceive. Just take a picture of a watch, or a baseball card, or a hamburger so you can put it up on your website and try to sell it. Now … ask any small business owner, eBay seller, or any of the thousands of online retailers about… READ THE REST