Monthly Archives: May 2014

20 Cities with the Dirtiest Restaurants


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People often don’t complain about a dirty restaurant.

“I’ll bet that our kitchen at home is dirtier than a restaurant kitchen is, so why worry about it?” is a oft-cited statement.  And while that may be true, you’re at least aware of what is or isn’t dirty and take steps to recitify that before you dine.

If you didn’t care about this cleanliness perception, then why do you bother to clean your house before guests arrive? Why polish the silver or wipe down the haze from the glassware?

Exactly – you really are concerned about whether your home kitchen is clean, you just don’t want to admit it.

Restaurant Basics Revisited: Why Guests Don't Come Back ... and What You Can Do About It
Restaurant Basics Revisited:
Why Guests Don’t Come Back … and What You Can Do About It
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You can save the environment by watching Netflix


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It’s true what the environmentalists say about technology – it’s here to ruin the Earth for years to come.

But that’s only part of the story.  What if we told you that technology could actually SAVE the Earth instead?

Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime
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Video Fun: A simple way to test your hearing


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It’s simple: as we get older, our hearing is supposedly getting worse.

Listen to this video (watch your volume! you don’t want to blow your ears out unintentionally) and see if you can identify at what ranges your hearing begins and ends. The lower (and higher) the range you can hear, the better your hearing is at those levels.

Audio of the Spectrum of Human Hearing

The tone in the video ranges from 20Hz to 20kHz. Audio below 50Hz is likely not going to be heard very well by all people, and the same goes for audio in the 10kHz and higher range.

What was your range? Post it in the comments below…

Video Fun: The Pissing Tanker


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Remember when Web Watch told you about how UNICEF INDIA was trying to encourage locals to properly use a toilet?

It seems that this focus on proper public hygiene has really caught on! Continue reading VIDEO FUN: THE PISSING TANKER

Top 5 Indicators of a Dirty Restaurant Kitchen


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If there’s one thing that you should make note of, it’s the FOOD SAFETY INSPECTION notices that are posted in your local restaurants.

There are only two reasons why an Inspection Score is not posted: the manager forgot to do so, or the score is embarrassing to the owner/manager.

The former is seldom likely to happen, as not having the score posted itself is a violation to be noted on the next review.  The latter is more the case.  Some locations do everything they can to hide a low score from being visible to the inquiring public, from placing it far away behind a counter – visible, but not readable; to placing it behind other paperwork on the wall – also visible, but obscured.

We do know of one fast-food chain location that was so proud of their “100 out of 100” score that they made a 2′ x 3′ poster of the inspection and placed it at the front door. No hiding from that.

The Restaurant Manager's Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Food Service OperationThe Restaurant Manager’s Handbook:
How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage
a Financially Successful Food Service Operation
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How to tell if an item is on sale at your local store


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Have you ever been to a store like Target or Costco and see something you’d like to buy – but set it back on the shelf because you “know it’s going to be on sale soon anyway, so why should I buy it now?”

JCPenney went through this thought process recently and said “why wait for a sale? our prices will always be the sale price!”… and their sales plummeted.  It ends up that people LOVE shopping sales, and JCP reinstated a higher regular pricing vs lower sales pricing model like all other retail stores.

Pricing Gun
Pricing Gun
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Almost 40% of all unemployed people have stopped trying to get a job


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Today’s economic climate is definitely recovering and on the upswing compared to where it was a few years ago.

Are there curently layoffs at big companies? Sure.

But are all those newly unemployed people panicked today about their prospects of finding a new position at a new organization?  Also yes, but not as much as there was a few years ago.

Unlock the Hidden Job Market: 6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough
Unlock the Hidden Job Market:
6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough
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The 25 Best Companies to work for – if you want a HUGE salary


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For some people, the higher the salary the happier they are.

They’ll jump around from company to company, spending 6 months in one place, a year in another – all in the attempt to continually “bounce up” in salary when moving from one company to another.

Why do they do that? Because we all know that staying with one company and relying on that 2%-3% annual raise – if you get even that – is not the best way to increase your retirement nest egg.

Negotiating Your Salary: How To Make $1000 a Minute
Negotiating Your Salary: How To Make $1000 a Minute
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The 25 Most Trusted Companies in America


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Trust is one of those business attributes that a company earns over time.

Once you lose that trust, it’s hard – but not impossible – to win back.  Take Tylenol for instance – they had a horrible marketing nightmare after their scandal a few years back.  Pundits said that Tylenol would never recover from the backlash.

But what did the company do?  They fought back hard and were able to restablish that bond between themselves and the consumers.  They earned back trust.

Other companies, however, don’t learn.  They bungle their relationships with their customers and soon find themselves being left behind.  Again, once you lose that trust, it’s hard to get back.

The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line
The Trust Edge:
How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results,
Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line

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Chances are your dentist does this… and it might kill you


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Some people enjoy going to visit their dentist.  Many people don’t care for their annual visit and try to put it off as much as possible.

Maybe the people who don’t enjoy going to the dentist know something that the rest of us don’t:  that the Dentist is trying to kill you!

Toothbrush Sanitizer
Toothbrush Sanitizer

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66% of all parents feel that divorce hurt their children


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Getting a divorce is almost never fun.

It’s even worse when major finances or children are involved.  Or a beloved family pet.

But you wouldn’t believe the dirty tricks that divorcing couples stoop to in order to hurt their former love.

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your RelationshipToo Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay:
A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship

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Video Fun: Stop scaring your parents


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Watch the fun when a son decides to spend hours upon hours in the simple act of scaring his father.

Would you consider having sex with a robot?


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The classic 1973 movie WESTWORLD featured a high-tech amusement park where guests would pay $1000 a day in order to live their ultimate fantasies of being a gunslinger, a medieval knight, or a roman gladiator.

The catch? The vast majority of the park’s “employees” were robots, all designed to give the park guests the ultimate adventure.

And yes, there were sex robots.

Westworld
Westworld

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Single and over 40? Don’t believe these 10 lies


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If you are over 40 years old and still single, it can be harder and harder to find a date.

While your decision to hold off on a long-term relationship as you approach middle-age can vary, there is always a perception that needs to be overcome – “why are they not married yet/seeing someone? Something must be wrong with them.”    In reality, that may not actually be the case.

Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others: The Fascinating Research That Can Land You the Husband of Your Dreams
Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others:
The Fascinating Research That Can Land You the Husband of Your Dreams

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How to make the ultimate burger


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They say that there’s no food more American than the lowly hamburger.

Web Watch can tell you that quite a few European countries have no idea what a proper hamburger is.  (Or how to put ice in your drink, for that matter.)

But if you really think about it, most Americans have a lousy idea of what a hamburger should be.

Burger Bar: Build Your Own Ultimate Burgers by Hubert Keller
Burger Bar: Build Your Own Ultimate Burgers by Hubert Keller

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