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TFG Unbuttoned: Trolling the neighbors with a rainbow-colored house

09.04.18 | A same sex couple paints their house in the colors of the rainbow to troll their homophobic neighbors, you might not regret claiming your social security at 62, and college students are rightly outraged over a $999 online textbook. However, the university does have a method to its pricing madness.

The PA Ice Cream Trail—12 dairies in two days, and our favorite flavors

08.29.18 | Tim and John hit the road in the VW Golf Alltrack wagon for two days on the PA Ice Cream Trail. The mission was simple: 12 dairies in two days, plus 12 stamps on our Pursue Your Scoops card for some swag—a t-shirt and an ice cream scoop. First, an unusual part of a whale is used for a custom beer, and Animal Crackers redesigns their box—the animals are out of their cages.

TFG Unbuttoned: What do you think of male cheerleaders in the NFL?

08.28.18 | White Models advertise black empowerment t-shirts, an Iranian LGBTQ asylum seeker in Austria was denied for not knowing the meaning of the colors on the pride flag, and some football fans are not thrilled with the NFL’s male cheerleaders.

Madonna at 60, and motivation might be misunderstood

08.22.18 | Madonna turned 60, and we pick some favorite songs from her decades long career. Motivation might not be what we think and celebrating a Business Birthday is Ezra Butler Eddy—he created a business empire manufacturing matches but lost it a few times to fire. Lunch lady sisters made off with $500K, and John “discovers” Charles Busch in Die Mommie Die, a must-see for clever camp movie fans.

TFG Unbuttoned: Your name can influence your job prospects, and “Hot Wheels” turns 50

08.21.18 | A company tells a woman via email that her ‘ghetto’ name Disqualified her from employment, and the company later claimed they were hacked. The traditional résumé and its importance might be on the way out, and “Hot Wheels” celebrates its 50th anniversary with an art book that explores the beloved toy brand’s past, present and future.

New Oreo taste test and loos with a view!

08.15.18 | Meghan Maury, Policy Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force, discusses the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings, being counted on the next national census, religious exemptions laws at the state level, and possible impacts to the community. But first, Rocky Road Trip Oreos get sampled, a super cannabis market in Las Vegas, and France provides outdoor “loos with a view.”

TFG Unbuttoned: 5 brands that go beyond June & brace yourself Pumpkin Spice is coming

08.14.18 | A look at five brands that support LGBT causes all year—you may be surprised. Would you want free McDonald’s food for life like Buffet, Gates, and Romney? Then enter to win the McGold card. Pumpkin Spice is already starting to creep into stores and Hallmark is producing more Christmas movies than ever, and one fan has created a Hallmark Christmas Movie drinking game that is pure genius! Yes, it is still August!

Sci-fi and fantasy readers make better lovers

08.08.18 | It’s a business story roundup, from bike sharing programs going bust to shoes made using recycled water bottles. The middle class faces ever tougher odds, and Charles Shultz integrated Peanuts with Franklin 47 years ago.

TFG Unbuttoned: Less young people are taking those character-building summer jobs

08.07.18 | House Republicans Rep. Jeff Duncan introduced the Old Glory Only Act, banning any flag or emblem from flying at United States embassies other than the American flag—including the rainbow flag. Young people are less likely to hold summer jobs now, and more people support allowing businesses to refuse LGBTQ customers, while generally supporting marriage equality.

Do you forget someone’s name right after hearing it?

08.01.18 | Shoptalk examines why we forget someone’s name immediately after meeting them, and the 50 things everyone needs to master before 50. A study that showed heat may make a man’s assets appear larger and the dangers of keeping a parabolic mirror in the back of your car on a summer day caught our eye.

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