Sin City Finally Gets IKEA! Takes Title, Las Vegas Largest Store

IKEA, the furniture superstore, has finally made its way to Las Vegas and will open its doors on May 18, 2016.

Customers are expected to line up for the grand opening on May 16 for special deals and promotions.

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The 351,000-square-foot store will be IKEA’s first Nevada store, and 42nd U.S. store. “We are thrilled by the excellent construction progress made to date, and believe we can complete the remaining milestones and interior build-up by mid-May Continue reading

STARBUSTED! Woman Confronts Barista Who Stole Credit Card Number

When you give that credit card to the Starbucks cashier, be aware, be very aware.. You might just end up a venti cup of fraud.

A California Starbucks customer posted a video to YouTube showing her confrontation with a Starbucks barista, accusing the worker of making a copy of her credit card and then spending over $200 at Ralphs grocery store.

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The young thief admits her wrongdoing.. But adds the disclaimer that she’s a “good child, who goes to school and plays soccer.” Continue reading

STUDY: Majority Of Salmon Labeled ‘Alaskan Wild’ Fake

That Alaskan wild salmon you just dined on at a restaurant or picked up at your local supermarket to enjoy at home, was most likely fake, according to a new report from the nonprofit Oceana. The stunning report reveals that salmon products labeled “wild,” and “Alaskan wild,” were often in reality farmed Atlantic salmon.

The nonprofit organization gathered 82 salmon samples from restaurants and grocery stores between December 2013 and March 2014 and found that 43 percent were mislabeled. DNA testing confirmed that the majority of the mislabeling (69 percent) consisted of farmed Atlantic salmon being sold as a wild-caught product.

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“Americans might love salmon, but as our study reveals, they may be falling victim to a bait and switch,” said Beth Lowell, senior campaign director at Oceana. Continue reading

Whole Foods BUSTED: Systematic Overpricing Of Products

“Whole Paycheck,” aka Whole Foods is known for being one of the most expensive grocery stores around, but a recent investigation revealed, it’s also dishonest.

An investigation uncovered systematic inaccuracies related to weighing and mislabeling foods like meat, nuts, snacks and meat.

The investigation looked at products that are weighed and labeled and found a “systematic problem” whereby customers were routinely overcharged for things like nuts, snack foods, poultry and other grocery products. Continue reading

EARTHQUAKE STRIKES NEVADA

DEVELOPING.

Region:                           NEVADA
Geographic coordinates:           37.284N, 114.650W
Magnitude:                        5.4
Depth:                            6 km
Universal Time (UTC):             22 May 2015  18:47:42
Time near the Epicenter:          22 May 2015  11:47:42
Local standard time in your area: 22 May 2015  18:47:42

EARTHQUAKE STRIKES NEVADA

Location with respect to nearby cities:
38 km (24 mi) SSW of Caliente, Nevada
74 km (46 mi) NW of Mesquite, Nevada
96 km (60 mi) WNW of Saint George, Utah
102 km (63 mi) W of Washington, Utah
453 km (281 mi) SSW of Salt Lake City, Utah

Woman ARRESTED For CURSING In Front Of Kids

A shopping North Augusta, S.C. mother was arrested after a fellow Kroger shopper approached her and accused her of cursing in front of her kids.

Danielle Wolf was taken into custody while inside the grocery store.

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“I’m like, ‘When did I say this to my kids?'” Wolf tells WJBF. “I said that to my husband, that he was smashing the bread.” But somehow the police were called, and Wolf ended up getting arrested in the incident late Sunday. According to Wolf, the shopper who originally complained didn’t actually want Wolf arrested: “I didn’t harm nobody. I didn’t hurt nobody. The lady said she was having a bad day. So, because you’re having a bad day you’re going to ruin somebody’s life.” source

 
But the shopper denies having a bad day, and says Wolf used profanity repeatedly — and even cursed at her after she approached the family to complain.

Wolf faces disorderly conduct charges, and is due in court next month, KGO reports.

Atlanta CALAMITY Caused By 2 Inches Of Snow

A huge number of Atlanta‘s students were stranded all night long in their schools. Countless drivers abandoned their cars to seek shelter at fire stations, churches and grocery stores. Another woman gave birth while stuck in traffic. There was one reported death.. And it was all over 2 inches of the white stuff..

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Atlanta, home to major corporations and the world’s busiest airport, was Exhibit A for how a Southern city could be sent reeling by what most would consider a minor winter dusting.

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Google Now Delivering Groceries! Never Leave Your House Again!

Google Groceries? You bet ya! The search giant is now delivering groceries directly to hungry customers who can proudly exclaim, “I never have to leave my computer again! Well almost never!” Oi, did I just touch cloth?article-2300845-18FBA0EF000005DC-421_634x405

The new service, actually called Google Shopping Express, provides same-day delivery of food and just about any other product you can think of just as long as it is bought online! For now the new service is being tested on a small group of consumers in San Francisco, but if it catches on, they plan on rolling it out wide!

Just when you though our friends at Google had their hands in every little thing, now comes this…

Love Gone, Entrepreneur Found: 11-year-old Megan Kent

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For the last several years, the grim statistics about divorce have yielded sad stories about the children affected by the breaking up of the home, and the negative futures they often face as a result.

If there is a ray of hope…Megan Kent is it.

When Megan’s parents divorced, she channeled the emotions she felt into an entrepreneurial project- Love Gone Apparel. Aptly named, because, as she put it, her parents “love was gone”, LGA produces edgy t-shirts that appeal to all ages.

I spoke with Megan recently, to get some insight into this pre-teen’s philosophy:

The Mission:

“My mission with Love Gone Apparel is to get it known really well, as in getting an interview, perhaps with Ellen Degeneres. Since a lot of people watch that show, I think that would get us a lot of exposure.”

And exposure she IS getting. Megan has done several high-profile interviews lately, and been an encouragement to other young girls going through hardships.

The Difference:

“Love Gone Apparel is different from other “rock and roll” brands like Ed Hardy, because the designs are more delicate and subtle. Also, since LGA is founded by an 11-year-old old girl, the artwork comes from a different viewpoint.”

LGA is edgy without being over-the-top. The t-shirts wear as well at a concert as do at the grocery store.

The Designs:

“I go to the mall a lot, and I see designs that I really like… I talk about them with  my design partner and we come up with ideas together.”

True! She is always looking for new ideas, as the ever-evolving inventory on their site attests!

The Future- Personally:

” In the future i want to go to college,  and  I’m not sure exactly what  I want to do in there,  but I do want to pursue acting and have my own clothing line.”

One down….

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” I’d like to add to LGA…Well pretty much anything that we are not doing yet,  or designing, like jeans, jackets, shorts, etc.!”

(Jacket for me, please…:)

The Inspiration:

“What inspires me is people that were pretty much poor but have amazing talent who become huge successes.”

Megan on Megan:

“My best quality is coming up with ideas about companies, doing gymnastics, and surfing. My worst quality is sometimes I feel stress, and I take it out on others.”

Like most young people her age, Megan is resilient and optimistic, and it is a credit to her that she chose a positive outlet for her feelings in a difficult time-  to be an inspiration to other young girls in the face of adversity.  Love Gone Apparel is the physical representation of the famous quote, “Beauty for ashes.”

To support that spirit, and get yourself a cool shirt, visit Love Gone Apparel HERE.