CARLOS "SLIM", the second-richest person in the world (worth $80.3 billion) says the future of work is a THREE-day work week, and a four-day weekend.
But there are two catches. One, you'd have to work about 11 hours a day all three days. And two . . . you'd be expected to work until you're 70 or 75, because we'd need more people working total, to make up for all the lost hours.
Slim says, quote, "With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax, for quality of life. Having four days off would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied."
For now, Slim has started incorporating a "lite" version of this at the Mexican phone company he owns called Telmex. People are eligible to retire before age 50 but if they want to stay on, they can work four days for full pay.
The latest version of the Toyota Sienna will come with a feature called "Driver Easy Speak". This is basically a microphone that will allow you to speak to the back seats of the van via the speakers. This sounds like a good idea in theory but if your mom is like mine she will probably just end up yelling into the microphone anyway.
On July 20th, 1984 "Neverending Story" came sweeping into theatres...we all wanted a luckdragon like "Falkor", or made sure we didn't slip into the "Swamp of Sadness"...what is your favorite memory from the movie? MTV just posted pictures of the cast then and now....
Beyonce' used last night (Saturday night) to tease the trailer for "50 Shades of Grey" that will be released this Thursday. Yes, it's a tease to the teaser for the movie that will be released in Feb. 2015! Why Beyonce'? The trailer and movie will feature a new version of her song "CRAZY IN LOVE"..which is barely recognizable in this short video!
Thank you for being so awesome Barrowford Primary for being this awesome. Other schools should take note. Sometimes it's little things like this that make a huge difference in the education of a child.
The latest cover of Entertainment Weekly has the first look of the Avengers and the villain Ultron. For those not versed in comic lore, Ultron, played by James Spader, is a self aware robot created by Hank Pym (Ant Man).
It also looks like both Iron Man and Captain America are both getting new suits (Jesse isn't happy about having to get ANOTHER new Cap suit). We can expect to see more information about Avengers 2 Age of Ultron as Comic Con draws nearer.
This is a great Family 5k to run or walk! Lunar 5k happens THIS Saturday at 8:30 at Papa Johns Statium. Click HERE to register. Kids and Strollers are welcome let's get ready to light up the night and 100% of the proceeds go to Hosparus.
Did we mention that there will be an Ice Cream truck!???
Here's how much fun Jesse had at the New Albany Lunar 5k was. This is going to be even more fun!
It may not sound like the greatest way to spend an afternoon, but some very kind people in Minneapolis gave 8-year old Dylan a piano recital he will never forget. After Dylan posted signs advertising his recital, another musician saw the signs and posted them on Facebook.
Dylan's neighbors decided they would rally around him and attend his recital. More than 400 people showed up and thanks to streaming, over 10,000 people saw his recital online. Some even made signs, calling themselves "Dylan Heads."
They even stood during a rain shower to watch Dylan perform.
Someone did a survey on the little things that make us happy, and coming in first was . . . finding a $5 bill in your pocket. Other things that made the list are getting into bed with fresh sheets, getting something for free, and getting a compliment from a stranger.
Here's the top 10
1. Finding $5 in your pocket.
2. The sun shining.
3. Getting up to the cashier and finding whatever you were buying was actually on sale and cheaper than you expected.
Do you love traveling? George (from Lambert & Lindsey Show) does! He and his wife, Deanna have a blog about it. This week...George writes about what would HEAVEN ON EARTH look like....and he found his answer in San Marino.
Time.com did a study of how educated people sound on twitter and they found out that your average tweet is at a 4th Grade level. Jesse was happy to find out that he is actually above average (Only at a 6th Grade Level). You can see how you stack up against celebs and politicians (The president is at a 7th Grade level). Here is how we stack up on the show.
We just got a Go Pro camera and were wondering what to do with it. Recording Childbirth was not one of the things that popped up on our list. Troy Dickerson drove his wife to the hospital wearing the Go Pro but unfortunatly the baby wouldn't wait so they captured the magical moment on on camera. Don't worry all the icky parts have been censored.
Someone released the unedited (no digital enhancing) version of Britany Spear's new track Alien and it's a little rough. We all know that her music is autotuned but dang! Her producer has since said that this was a warm up track and NOT the finished product. I don't know who she ticked off but releasing this was nasty!
Passangers aboard a Frontier airlines flight were grounded due to storms in Cheyenne Wyo. That is a pain in the butt, as anyone who has ever been stuck on the runway knows, but the pilot did maybe the coolest thing an airline pilot could ever do. He ordered Dominos Pizza for the entire flight.
Dominoes manager, Adam Ritchie says he got a call from the pilot saying, "I need to feed my entire plane"
The "Whole Plane" ended up being about 160 people. Dominoes delivered 36 pizzas to the plane which were quickly passesd out right as the plane was allowed to leave. I think airlines need a pizza sponsorship for occasions like this.
This is labeled as "LEAKED FOOTAGE" from the set of the New Star Wars movie...while that's NOT true, it's still some very cool special effects. Don't know about you, but it just makes us want to see the new movie even more!
These days a family of four spends up to $300 a week on groceries, according to government surveys. But you can save a LOT of money by NOT buying certain things at the grocery store. Start with these ten . . .
1. Salad dressing. You can make a vinaigrette at home in less than a minute, by combining one part vinegar and three parts oil, then adding salt and pepper. Save calories, money, and most of the space on the inside of your refrigerator door.
2. Gift cards. You do it because you forgot to buy a gift and you're in a hurry. But the activation fees are $5 or more, even for a $50 card. You can get a gift card to the store itself with no activation fees.
3. Greeting cards. You spend $4 on one card and it's corny. You could buy 50 blank cards and envelopes from Amazon for $7, and write your own messages.
4. Name brand spices. Too expensive, and most people can't tell the difference. Get bulk spices from a health food store, or grow your own herbs in a window planter.
5. Flowers. The pre-made bouquets tend to wilt quickly, and they're filled with a lot of greenery and not enough actual flowers. You can save money by buying single flowers and making your own arrangement.
6. Party supplies. Just get them at the dollar store. You'll pay less than half as much, and they might even have a better selection.
7. Lunchables. They're REALLY unhealthy, especially the pepperoni pizza kind. It takes almost no time in the morning to make a sandwich for a school lunch. There's no reason to pay lots of money AND sacrifice your kids' health, just to save a few minutes.
8. Batteries. Groceries make them extra-expensive because they know you never think to buy them until you need them. You get a much better deal buying in bulk at Costco, or using rechargeables.
9. Bottled water. It's usually no safer than tap water, and it costs 1,000 times more. If you don't like the taste of tap water, get a Brita or a filter for your faucet. Then use stainless steel water bottles and keep refilling them.
10. Diapers. Again, there's a big markup because you usually don't buy them until you're out. Buy in bulk from Amazon or Costco, and save a lot of money.
Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun got married over the weekend and Tom Hanks was present, dancing, dressed as a rabbi, singing along to "This is How We Do It." Sadly we had to go to Justin Bieber's Instagram to find this BUT it's worth it.
UPDATE: 7/8/14 Here's the latest Guardians of the Galaxy extended trailer
I got to sit in on a special 17 minute preview of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy in IMAX 3D and while it wasn't a lot it did give just enough to want more. It was about 16 of completely unseen footage of the Guardians being checked into a prison and then breaking out of it. There was about a minute or so of stuff we've seen the trailers but that was more of a set up.
I give the IMAX 3D experience 8.5 out of 10. The IMAX was amazing and the 3D was good but it wasn't completely utilized. Still it looked like it was worth shelling out the extra money.
Bradley Cooper will make this movie! He pretty much stole this 17 minutes of film with his humor and actual badassness. Yes that tiny raccoon is very tough. Vin Diesel as Groot was actually pretty funny too. Not sure yet if we're going to get annoyed with him only saying "I am Groot."
I could really try and analyze this 17 minutes of footage but ultimatly it was a great preview. If you're new to the Marvel Movies, this is a great movie to jump in on because as far as I could tell, you don't have to have seen any of the previous movies to understand or enjoy this one. They showed me 17 minutes and I left wanting so much more!
Dj Jazzy Jeff, many may remember him as Will Smith's buddy in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, was performing in Philly Jam when he busted out this remix of the original Super Mario Theme. We like this, a lot!
Tim Howard is the Goalie for the US Men's Soccer Team. Although the US lost and are out of the World Cup, Tim Howard was a beast with a record 16 saves! Now Memes have popped up with the #ThingsTimHowardCouldSaveHere are the best we've seen
Learn from these people how NOT to take uncomfortable family photos while you're barbecuing and shooting off bottle rockets. But if you do not learn from their "mistakes," PLEASE send us your photos. We would love to see them...
We are all about these....SOLAR BENCHES that let's you charge your smart phone or device. We need these at all our parks, especially along our waterfront here in Louisville!
âCNET had this to say about a project that is adding them around Boston and Cambridge, Mass
"The Soofa is a solar-powered bench that can be used to charge small gadgets via USB. That's not the outdoor furniture's only trick. Each bench also acts as a data hub, collecting information on noise levels and air quality. That data will be accessible online, so you can check to see if it's sunny, cool, quiet, or loud at your favorite park bench location."
Call your Metro Council person and tell them to add these!