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Come With a Story and Leave With Another

"Come with a story and leave with another", says Colsubsidio Book Exchange of Colombia. To strike home the message, Lowe/SSP3 ad agency came up with these clever print ads. The first one above mixes Snow White and Sherlock Holmes. Can you [...]

The Origins of 11 Big Box Stores

Saturday may be for small businesses, but Black Friday is all about the big box stores. Here’s a look at the origins of 11 big stores that are probably promising big savings (and long lines) this weekend. 1. Best Buy © Best Buy/St. Paul Business Journal, Michael Maloney/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis Richard Schulze opened his first Sound of Music [...]

The First Beatles Record

Most any musical history book will tell you that the first Beatles record was “Love Me Do.” Sure, “Love Me Do,” released October 5, 1962. It went to #17 on the British charts. Ringo Starr had the great indignity of having to play a lousy tambourine on a few takes instead of his customary drums, and a [...]

Hottest Famous Mother-Daughter

Goldie Hawn – Kate Hudson Hollywood is not for want of beautiful women, or iconic show business families. There are however, much fewer attractive mother-daughter combinations than one would likely imagine. While we all know the more popular ones, there are some surprising examples, found when this topic was further investigated. Baring in mind, some of [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Lesser-Known Celebrity Couples

I don’t know about you, but I’m super sick of tabloids combining the names of celeb couples to create a new word, like Brangelina (succinct, isn’t it?) and TomKat. Of course, these are some of the most well-known celebrity pairings. There are some out there that might surprise you – past and present. And if [...]