Last year, Andrew Paulson bought the marketing rights to chess, and he hopes to transform it into a global powerhouse. — Dreaming Of A Chess Juggernaut : NPR
Some companies cash in on their brand value by licensing their name to other companies. So, for example, if you run a little-known company that makes toaster ovens, you can pay Black & Decker a fee and they’ll let you sell your toaster oven as a Black & Decker. (Black & Decker appliances are now made by a company called Spectrum.) — How Much Is NPR’s Brand Worth? $400 Million!* : Planet Money : NPR
At this point, learning to code is simply about understanding how the world functions. —
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Interview: Neil Gaiman, Author Of 'The Sandman: Overture' : NPR -
Census figures show surging population growth along rail lines in Chicago, especially those leading to the suburbs.
"It’s an opportunity, but it also presents a big challenge for the transit market," says Leanne Redden, who oversees planning for the Regional Transportation Authority of Chicago. Redden says the challenge is getting reverse commuters the last couple of miles from suburban stations to the sprawling corporate campuses and office parks along the highways.
One solution: the Shuttle Bug program. Big employers in one suburban corridor, including Walgreens and Allstate, help underwrite shuttle buses that take employees between their offices and the train stations. Redden is hoping to replicate the program in other areas.
Other ideas to improve “last mile” connections could include express bus routes, more van pools and even car and bike sharing in the suburbs. — Reverse Commutes Now Often A Daily Slog, Too : NPR
Prior to the crash Air France Flight 4590 in 2000 that killed 113 passengers, the Concorde suffered no crashes, and was considered to be one of the safest planes ever built. In fact, the crash was caused when debris from another plane struck the flight. — 6 reasons they should bring the Concorde back | Marketplace.org
On certain early evening transatlantic flights departing from London or Paris, passengers could watch the sunset in the terminal, and then see it come right back up once they were in the air. Ever seen the Sun rise in the West? — 6 reasons they should bring the Concorde back | Marketplace.org
Further, following the directions exactly is in no way difficult! The only reason you can’t parallel park is because you aren’t following the directions to the letter. — Driving: What are some parallel parking tips? - Quora