What about you — how much of a raise did you get this year?
But as we all know, the hottest IPO doesn't always mean the best investment. Despite all the estimates of Facebook IPO-ing at $104 billion, the social media company raised $16 billion, which is still a hefty amount considering that it is the biggest tech IPO and the third largest in US history. Keeping in mind that popular IPOs can sometimes mean overhyped — is there a company that went public in 2012 that you would want to invest in?
“There’s no question in past few years there are more and more reports of bedbugs showing up in libraries,” Michael Potter, a professor of entomology at University of Kentucky in Lexington, tells the Times. In fact, there have been quite a few complaints of bedbugs in libraries in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York.
Of course, there are ways to lower the risk of bedbugs entering your home — such as checking with your local library about bedbug infestations, heat-treating the books before you take them into your home, or borrowing popular books that constantly travel in and out of different homes. There is also the option of just borrowing ebooks from your library.
Does the threat of bedbugs make you want to scurry away from your local library?
Black Friday might be known as a shopping holiday here in the US, but it's also infamous for chaos and unruly crowds. With alternatives like pre-Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday, we want to know: will you be shopping the big event this year?
One eBay seller is even selling boxes of Twinkies for $60 each. Believe it or not, the seller has already sold one despite the staggering price tag.
Do you think it's a brilliant idea to cash in on the Twinkies frenzy or just silly?
If you could pick any of them, which of these celebrity speakers would you like to grab lunch with?
Although the Federal Aviation Administration warns against leaving your gadgets on during a flight's takeoff and landing, the Wall Street Journal reveals 40 percent of people admitting to not turning off their phone completely during takeoff and landing. If electronic devices really interfere with radio signals, the WSJ says, then "navigation and communication would be disrupted every day on domestic flights. But we don't see that."
The FAA warning is apparently based on anecdotal evidence by pilots and flight attendants back in 1991 that said the devices disrupted a plane's communication and navigation equipment during takeoff and landing, and there isn't any strong scientific evidence to back up those claims.
What's your opinion — does turning off your gadget affect the plane?
I was watching The Suze Orman Show when she divulged a pet peeve she's never revealed before: people raising pets who can't afford them. She then went on to advise those who are struggling with debt to give away their pets to homes who can afford to raise and take care of the animals.
Having animals is a big expense. Not only do you have to deal with the day-to-day costs such as food, but you also have to take care of medical bills if your pet ever gets sick. And those vet bills can get quite pricey.
If you were struggling financially, would you consider giving away your pet?
United has since said that it will honor tickets of those who have already flown but will be canceling the tickets of those who have not. However, the Department of Transportation is currently investigating the matter and may be able to overturn United's decision since there's a federal rule that does not allow ticket prices to increase after they've been booked.
There are two opposing views on this issue. On one hand, some think it's unethical to take advantage of "error" fares, while others think that companies need to be responsible for their mistakes. What's your take?
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