Tyler Lauletta, provided by Published 1:16 pm CDT, Thursday, April 11, 2019 Michael Reaves/Getty Images Corey Conners was the last player to qualify for the Masters, earning his spot with a win at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday with the help of six birdies on the back nine to close his final round. Conners impressive stretch of golf goes back even further, as he had to win his way into the Texas Open, beating out 70 players and winning a six-man playoff to take one of just four spots up for grabs in the tournament at the qualifying round. At the Masters, Conners kept his hot streak going, shooting a 2-under round to become an early clubhouse leader of the tournament. Check out the rest of our 2019 Masters coverage. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Just 10 days ago, it seemed almost certain that Corey Conners would be watching the Masters from home, but after a whirlwind week filled with brilliant golf, Conners wound up securing the final invite Augusta … [Read more...] about An early clubhouse leader at the Masters needed a wild 7 days just to qualify on the eve of the prestigious tournament
Is Valentine’s Day just a commercial gimmick? Beatrice Timpson, a political communications consultant, says YES. Frankly, if he turns up on Valentine’s Day without a Cards Galore “Be mine forever” teddy, a bunch of garage-forecourt-fresh coronations, and a candle reeking of potpourri, ditch him. He’s clearly not serious. He’ll run off with Audrey the au pair before your child’s third birthday. Some say Valentine’s Day is just a commercial gimmick, a burst bubblegum splatter of tat, a slew of saccharine slogans penned by Clive “the creative” for those too unimaginative to think for themselves – and all to the background tinkle of executive mirth. And those cynics and naysayers would be absolutely right. Valentine’s Day is the greatest example of consumerist fakery since some genius persuaded us that tinsel and chocolate calendars are relevant to the birth of Christ. So ignore the reproachful glare of magenta and … [Read more...] about DEBATE: Is Valentine’s Day just a commercial gimmick?
PUBLISHED: 16:16 26 December 2018 Bethany Wales Shoppers out in force in Norwich for the Boxing Day sales. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Bargain hunters queued from 4am to bag Boxing Day deals in the post-Christmas Norwich sales. Boxing Day shoppers on Hay Hill in Norwich city centre. Photo: Bethany WalesBargain hunters queued from 4am to bag Boxing Day deals in the post-Christmas Norwich sales.Next department store on Hay Hill, Norwich, attracted a queue which stretched past the tunnel of light and down Gentleman’s Walk, with some savvy shoppers turning out as early as 4am to secure their spot.The store’s Boxing Day price cuts are well-known for luring crowds and with doors opening at 6am, it was the first shop in the city to start trading. Janice Self from Salhouse was one of the first in the queue, arriving just after 4am. The grandmother-of-two said she decided to treat herself to a few … [Read more...] about Hundreds of shoppers queue from 4am to bag a Boxing Day bargain
Are you under 50 years old, willing to make daily trips to Medford, and have regular bowel movements? You, my friend, could be earning $40 a day—just for pooping. All you have to do is visit OpenBiome, launched in 2012 as the only independent nonprofit stool bank in the country. The brainchild of MIT postdoctoral associate Mark Smith, OpenBiome collects, tests, and provides fecal samples to 122 hospitals in 33 states for one of the most interesting medical treatment innovations today: fecal microbiota transplantation. “Think of us as a blood bank, but for poop,’’ said Smith, who developed OpenBiome when he saw the gap in the medical structure to provide many patients with the life-saving fecal samples. “You shouldn’t have to fly across the country to get poop.’’ Smith works with a team of full-time and part-time researchers, graduate students, gastroenterologists, and business minds to ensure that fecal samples are in every city and … [Read more...] about A Poop Bank in Massachusetts Will Pay You $40 Every Day
The end of 2018 is near, and there's a decent chance that you, like many other Americans, have failed to use up all those precious paid time off days you were allotted. Lack of vacation in the U.S. is a real thing, with a recent study from Expedia reporting that the country's workforce is currently at a five-year high when it comes to what it terms "vacation deprivation." According to Expedia, the average U.S. worker who is granted 14 vacation days a year takes an average of just 10 of those days. Many surveyed cited budget limitations, or that they were saving up for a bigger trip, while about 13 percent said they felt guilty for requesting time off. Forty percent said they had to cancel a vacation because of work. As a shameless taker of PTO days and an anxiously meticulous planner of trips, I am here to tell you: DO NOT LET THE PTO GUILT HAPPEN TO YOU. If you find yourself with a collection of days off and nothing to do with them, consider a day trip out of … [Read more...] about Here are 5 easy day trips for when you’re about to lose your 2018 vacation time