Self-Sabotage: Obama claims responsibility for oil crisis http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100527/ap_on_bi_ge/us_obama_15 We’ll have two eggs, coffee and a side of self-sabotage please. Clearly President Barack Obama is not reading the Root.com. We’re not sure why he’s coming out now to claim responsibility for the BP Oil disaster – you know the one that dwarfs the amount of damage done by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. So what if Palin said that he was slow to respond because of his ties to big oil? Coming from someone whose party receives 76% of all political contributions from oil companies, who cares? Why let BP off of the hook and accept responsibility for the most devastating U.S. oil spill in history? You work for the United States of America, not BP. Your “strong” words would be more believable had the response to the spill by the government been stronger and faster, sooner. It wasn’t. Deal with it, but not at the expense of your … [Read more...] about NEWS STAND: Why Does Obama Apologize, Mortgage Rates Dip, LA’s Killing Fields, and more..
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Dear Lifehacker, Signed, Dear FMF,hire a pro or DIY—do cost a pretty penny, so most of us have to take out some sort of loan to pay for them. You've probably received "you've been approved for a personal loan!" letters in the mail or have been told you can refinance your mortgage and take money out for whatever you want. As with other major financial decisions, however, it's really worth the time to understand your different choices so you don't screw yourself in the long run. Let's take a look. Use Cash If You Can Cash is usually preferable to accumulating more debt. However, with the average major kitchen remodel costing $54,909 and a bathroom remodel averaging $16,128, it could take decades before you've saved enough to do your projects and actually enjoy the results. For small projects, however, if you're able to save enough in cash, this is probably the best way to go. You could also do a combination of cash and one of the financing options below to reduce the amount you … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Way to Finance My Home Improvement Projects?
Among certain Prince enthusiasts, Susan Rogers is a legend. She engineered almost all of Prince’s recordings from his prolific, mind-bogglingly inventive mid-’80s period (she began working with him in 1983, as he was putting together Purple Rain, and left in 1987 after the recording of the legendary Black Album). To match Prince’s stamina, she regularly worked 48-hour days (not weeks, days) and put her life on hold to capture his near constant stream of creativity over the course of five fruitful years. And to hear her tell it, she loved almost every second of it. Rogers is more than Prince’s former right hand—she’s a scientist, a mixer, an audio-electronics technician, and a producer in her own right (with the profits she made off Barenaked Ladies’ “One Week,” she was able to pay off her mortgage and pursue her PhD, according to The Guardian). She is also the director of the Berklee Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory. But … [Read more...] about Susan Rogers on Engineering Prince and Her Own Path in the Music Industry
Contracts are core to most business relationships. Whether initiated among a team of lawyers or simply representing the agreement between a salesperson and a customer, contracts spell out how business will be done: the how and why of generating revenue, and what each party's recourse might be if outcomes don't happen as expected. Yet, with all of this weight behind them, it's surprising how many organizations manage their contract processes with a haphazard combination of emails and text documents, with varying document formats and stored in multiple locations, many of which are unknown to any but those directly involved in the relationship. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms have revolutionized this process, having created the modern contract management industry in the process. Contract management software unifies all of the parties, contracts, and versions involved in contract negotiations in a trusted medium in which all parties see changes and can track the timeline of a … [Read more...] about The Best Contract Management Software of 2017
It's a record year for PCMag.com—we've tested and rated more than 2,500 products in the last 12 months. Sure, there were some real clunkers in there, but a lot of those products are excellent specimens of technology. Now comes the hard part. We had to narrow down the top performers to a list of categories, and then within that category, pick the best product. It's a lot more difficult than it seems. Even our own Editors' Choice award can't be the final arbiter, because, sometimes, multiple products can lead a category. But as in years previous, we repeated the mantra, "There can only be one!" Friendly debates threatened to degenerate to fisticuffs in PC Labs as the merits of various contenders were hashed out, all in the service of narrowing the choice to the ultimate pick in a given category. Finally, bloodied but unbroken, our analysts and editors emerged from the room in which they'd been locked with a list. And that's what we present to you today: the very best products we … [Read more...] about The Best Products of 2015