Two for Tuesday: One foot, two foot, wet foot, dry foot

In January 2006, fifteen Cubans clung for safety on the Seven Mile Bridge after their homemade boat was in danger of sinking. The group attempted to flee Cuba via the Florida Straits, hoping that they could make it safely to the U.S. with “dry feet.” When a Coast Guard found the group clinging to this […]

Two for Tuesday: The Southernmost Point

90 Miles to Cuba; Southernmost Point, Continental U.S., Key West, FL. Amongst tourists flocking from much more than 90 miles away, I visited the Southernmost Point of the U.S. in Key West this past winter. I thought like a tourist—I posed for a picture and maybe even took a selfie in front of the anchored, […]

Wisdom.Applied Wednesday: More than just a Popular Picture App

Today’s market is dominated by mobile devices and mobile apps: customers cruise Instagram while shopping for milk and butter; the bored peruse their second-cousin-once-removed’s trip to Florida; athletes plan their big weekend bike trip on Google Maps. Since July 2008, when Apple’s App Store for iOS opened, mobile apps have consumed individuals, companies, brands, and […]

Trending Tuesday: America’s Really Got Talent

At just twelve-years-old, with mustard-colored pants, short blonde hair, and a smile that stretched across the America’s Got Talent stage, Grace VanderWaal took the Internet by storm. Grace’s fantastic voice and brilliant personality not only gave her an instantly massive fan base and the chance to win the season from Hollywood, but also the impressive […]

Two for Tuesday: By Popular Demand

“The customer is always right.” For anybody who has worked in a customer service job of any type, that is probably the most infuriating motto in the English language. By and large, though, it’s also true. Keeping customers happy is key to protecting a brand’s image and ensuring customer loyalty, so while it may make […]

Throwback Thursday: Back to the Cuba

Great Scott! Any Back to the Future fan is excited to be living in our modern time. Although we don’t have any (real) hover boards, legitimate power laced Nikes or self-drying clothes, we do have a Cubs team that is vying to make a run for the World Series (can you say Kris Bryant and Jake Arrieta?) […]

Pope Francis Wraps Up Cuba Visit

Ahead of his highly anticipated tour of the United States, which begins today in Washington, D.C., Pope Francis kicked off his swing through the Western Hemisphere Saturday, arriving in Cuba. The Pope has largely been credited as a catalyst in the continuing thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, Francis spent the weekend celebrating mass in front of […]

#ForceFriday: The Star Wars Toys Awaken

It’s been almost three years since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and, most importantly, the Star Wars franchise, from George Lucas, and since then the sci-fi staple has only been getting stronger. As Obi-Wan Kenobi once said, “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could ever imagine.”   And while the franchise’s […]

Trending News Monday: All Eyes on Germany as G7 Summit Begins

Today, leaders from around the world met for 2015’s iteration of the annual G7 Summit. Today, we take a look at some of the major topics discussed, and where things stand to go from here. Leaders from the seven major industrial nations met in the Bavarian Alps, Germany for this year’s G7 meeting in June 7 […]

Trending News Monday: A Beautiful Mind’s Legacy, A Massive Merger, and An Animated Facebook

For those of you who might have missed the headlines from a short post-Memorial Day week, we break down some of the major and trending news stories from the last week.   John Nash Passes Away by Jessi Kim Last Sunday, the one-of-a-kind mathematician John Nash and his wife, Alicia, passed away in a car crash in […]

Throwback Thursday: Guess what, it’s gonna be May

This Throwback Thursday let’s reminisce on everyone’s favorite classic Justin Timberlake meme. Justin Timberlake memes have been reminding us all May is approaching since 2000 when ‘N Sync release their hit song “It’s Gonna Be Me”. This pop classic from the boy band’s No Strings Attached album doesn’t actually contain any seasonal references but rather is making […]