Spoilers ahead for the entire third season of Stranger Things. By now you’ve most likely finished your binge of Stranger Things 3, for what is fresh air when you’ve got eight hours of fun, friendship, and flesh monsters to consume? But watching Stranger Things that quickly may have anesthetized you to the full level of strangeness you just witnessed. Can you even tell the difference between regular rats and melted rats anymore? I don’t blame you! I mean, the Russians have built a machine to reopen the Gate in Hawkins, which has allowed the Mind Flayer to possess several citizens of the small town and wreak havoc on our favorite group of underdogs in the summer of 1985 — and that’s just the beginning of the strange stuff! And we’re not just talking weird sci-fi stuff here. Sure, most of the time the thing that puts the “strange” in Stranger Things is stuff like, say, humans melting and then joining together to form one giant flesh … [Read more...] about What Are the Strangest Things in Stranger Things 3?
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The Shiller Price-to-Earnings (P/E) Ratio, also known as the cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio (CAPE), is commonly used to assess the valuation of the S&P 500. Popularized by Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller, the metric takes the current price of the S&P 500 and divides it by the average inflation-adjusted earnings of the last 10 years. It's viewed as a rather reliable indicator of whether or not U.S. equities are on sale or expensive. So, um, bad news for bargain investors: the Shiller P/E Ratio of the S&P 500 currently sits at 31.3 -- a value that's only been higher during the run-up to the popping of the dot-com bubble at the turn of the century. But that doesn't mean value stocks are dead. Continue Reading Below In fact, pulp-and-paper giant WestRock (NYSE: WRK) and newly profitable pharma company Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VNDA) are looking pretty attractive right now. Here's why they're two of the top stocks you can buy on sale today. Anything but a paper … [Read more...] about 2 Top Stocks You Can Buy on Sale
Christmastime is when the pens in my house get their biggest workout of the year. Like many Americans above grammar-school age, I seldom write by hand anymore, outside of barely legible grocery lists. But the end of the year brings out a slew of opportunities for penmanship, adding notes to holiday cards to old friends, addressing them, and then doing the same with thank-you notes after Christmas. And given how little I write in the other 11 months of the year, that means there are a lot of errors, which in turn spur a new connection with another old friend: Wite-Out.The sticky, white fluid and its chief rival, Liquid Paper, are peculiar anachronisms, throwbacks to the era of big hair, big cars, and big office stationery budgets. They were designed to help workers correct errors they made on typewriters, without having to retype documents from the start. But typewriters have disappeared from the modern office, relegated to attics and museums. Even paper is increasingly disappearing … [Read more...] about Who Still Buys Wite-Out, and Why?
Gawker has announced its plans to sue GotNews‘ Charles C. Johnson. In return, Johnson said he’s willing to buy founder Nick Denton out for $350. Gawker has filed for bankruptcy. The news was announced Friday. “It’s kind of interesting that they sued me after they libeled me,” said Johnson, who was in shock after The Mirror informed him that Gawker is suing him. “I think it’s kind of interesting.” Johnson: Hello. The Mirror: How are you? Johnson: Over the moon. The Mirror: Did you know Gawker is suing you? Johnson: Laughter. Johnson told The Mirror that he has dropped his lawsuit against Gawker. In fact, he didn’t even show up to a May court date on the matter. “It is kind of interesting of them to come after to me, although I think it’s a move of desperation on their part,” he said. Johnson had started proceedings to sue Gawker for heavily suggesting that he shit the floor in college. … [Read more...] about Charles Johnson Offers To Buy Gawker For $350
James Dyson is unapologetically British. The product of the English boarding school system, Mr. Dyson found his calling as an industrial designer and built one of the most successful private companies in the United Kingdom by selling his distinctive vacuums. He was knighted in 2007, served as the provost of the Royal College of Art in London and is one of the country’s richest men. Yet in a globalized economy, Mr. Dyson remains intently focused on what he believes is Britain’s exceptional place in the world. He wistfully refers to the British Empire, and unlike most in the business community, is in favor of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, believing Brexit will make the country stronger economically and culturally. In this interview, Mr. Dyson expressed antiquated and at times offensive views on “racial differences” and Japanese culture. He also referred to growth markets in Asia as the “Far East.” When asked to clarify his … [Read more...] about James Dyson: ‘The Public Wants to Buy Strange Things’