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01.10.18
“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
-Mark Twain



 

Powerful storm kills at least 13 people, mudslides destroy homes in Southern California  A deluge of rain in recent burn areas of Southern California caused mudslides, destroyed homes and wreaked havoc on communities from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles counties, leaving at least 13 people dead Tuesday. - CNBC

Jeff Bezos Is Now Worth More Than Bill Gates Ever Was  Jeff Bezos’s net worth reached $105.1 billion Monday on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as Amazon.com Inc. shares added to a 12-month surge that’s lifted the online shopping giant’s market value by almost 57 percent. - Bloomberg

IKEA pregnancy test ad gives expectant mothers 50% OFF if they pee on it  IKEA have found an interesting way of promoting the IKEA family promotion, publishing a paper pregnancy test in swedish women’s magazine amelia, inviting readers to pee on it and if they are they’ll get a crib for half price. ‘peeing on this ad may change your life,‘ reads the IKEA pregnancy test ad, which showcases their sundvik crib. - Designboom

Kodak announces its own cryptocurrency and watches stock price skyrocket  KodakCoins will work as tokens inside the new blockchain-powered KodakOne rights management platform. The platform will supposedly create a digital ledger of rights ownership that photographers can use to register and license new and old work. - The Verge

The Data Is In: Female Leadership Correlates With Higher Performance  In a very recent study performed with 11,000 publicly traded companies across the globe over the last eight years, Nordea Bank found that women-led companies performed better by about a 25 percent annualized return since 2009, more than double the 11 percent delivered by the MSCI World Index. - Inc

Domino's CEO to step down in June  Domino’s Pizza Inc said on Tuesday its chief executive, Patrick Doyle, planned to leave the company in June and would be replaced by Richard Allison, currently president of its international business. - Reuters

Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 billion plant in Alabama  Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor are set to unveil plans for a $1.6 billion assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama, sources familiar with the matter tell CNBC. The plant is projected to employ about 4,000 workers and produce approximately 300,000 vehicles a year. - CNBC

Sony Planning a Whole Range of Robots After Its Aibo Dog  The mechanical mutt, which goes on sale in Japan on Thursday, is just the beginning of the Tokyo-based company’s return to robotics, Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai told Bloomberg TV. While aibo is primarily a toy, its artificial-intelligence capabilities and robotic architecture can be used to create machines for various service fields, he said. - Bloomberg
 
 US News Reveals Best Diets Rankings, 2018
TBH, we thought they were just into ranking colleges, but apparently they've put a lot of experts to the task in ranking diets across various categories, like "Best Commercial Diet," and "Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet." Nom nom nom.
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