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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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.
07.31.18 | A senior living community rejected two women because they’re a married couple, a recent study shows that gay men over the age of 45 are more likely to be single, and when TGI Fridays opened back in 1965, it was such a huge singles scene that cops had to close the streets nearby.
07.25.18 | Brian Roman and the Admark360 LGBT Business Spotlight returns to showcase two unique businesses. Simma Lieberman works with startups and small-to-medium sized companies to help leaders create inclusive cultures that last. Laura Spaulding’s Spaulding Decon provides cleaning, remediation and decontamination services to return properties to a healthy status for their occupants.
07.24.18 | A New Zealand firms test of the 4-day work week found the change boosted productivity among its 240 employees, who said they spent more time with their families, exercising, cooking, and working in their gardens. A text from the boss gets very misread, and a prank in Japan involving compressed air goes wrong.