June 30, 2015 · Executive Pay · (No comments)

Over the last week there have been a lot of discussions about the various types of inequality that exist in the United States, including gender, race and sexual inequality. These three areas were slightly overcome in the past few days with the first female shortstop being added to the MLB’s international registry, the Confederate flag being removed from many areas and the legalization of same-sex marriages.

Yet, a recent report revealed that income inequality is still as strong as ever and it is damaging the U.S. economy.

Worse yet, the study found that CEOs of large companies receiving outrageously high salaries while their workers can barely stay afloat financially have very little do with how talented the CEOs are or their performances:

Top CEOs were found to receive higher incomes each year based a great deal on merely their titles reports Marcio Alaor BMG. Essentially, CEOs believe they have the right to be paid 300 times the income of most average American workers because they are CEOs and; therefore, they get 300 times more.

This income inequality is causing vast economic problems across the nation because large company workers do not have enough money to add back into the economy. Those who are not among the 1 percent, or the top of the 1 percent, are facing increasing debts and losses because CEOs are refusing to share the wealth with those who are doing all the hard labor.

June 26, 2015 · Food For Dogs · (No comments)

Starting June of this year, Beneful dog food is celebrating five years of its Dream Dog Park initiative by enlisting volunteers for and generally improving a wide variety of dog parks around North America reports MultiVu. “At Beneful, we know dogs and owners share a special bond, and there’s a special place in their hearts for their local dog parks. We’ve experienced it ourselves with our dogs, and we’ve seen it firsthand through our Dream Dog Park program,” Beneful brand director Brent Gleckler announced in a recent interview. “This year, we’re excited for the program to take a new shape with the Dream Dog Park Project, allowing us to reach even more dog­ loving communities across the country.”

Four dog parks across the country have already seen the benefits of the company’s generosity, with the installation of new amenities including custom tennis ball launchers, splash pools and engaging obstacle courses. Every park selected by Beneful will be brought up to a high level standard, as a team comes in to each one and carefully decides how to make each park the best it can be while also recruiting a local community to volunteer on the project in each neighborhood.

Beneful is especially proud of the efforts taking place at the Lucas Park Dog Park in St. Louis, Missouri,(the location of the company’s headquarters), which will soon feature a unique turf with Beneful Doxie Tunnels and will be unveiled within the next few weeks. They are hoping to see a wide number of dog parks become active hubs to pet owners around the country, and they’re considering each one individually.

June 25, 2015 · News · (No comments)

A St. Louis woman has turned her yard into a large sandbox, simply because she no longer wants to mow her grass. However ever since she made the switch from grass to sand three years ago, neighbors have not taken to the change kindly. Georgianna Reid has been threatened with jail time due to the state of her front yard. The switch from grass to sand coast Reid nearly $4,000 to install, however she figured it was worth it since she would no longer have to mow.

Her neighbors have been complaining about her sand-filled front yard since the first day she put it in. Ricardo Tosto feels like they have the right to do that. They believe it has decreased the neighborhood property values as unsightly weed and stray grass growth have taken over. Rain has also caused a problem for Reid and her neighbors. Rain water has begun to wash the sand out of her yard and created unsightly run-off on neighborhood sidewalks. Several complaints from her neighbors have prompted the city to become involved. She has been given just 10 days to remove the sand and clean up her yard. If she fails to comply with this request, she could face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Reid, who is terminally ill said that she will comply with the request because she does not want to spend her last days in prison. She said she has already contacted landscapers so they can remove the sand and convert her yard into asphalt so she still will not have to mow.

June 25, 2015 · News · 1 comment

When someone passes away, the family usually has a funeral home get the body to prepare for the memorial service and visitation. However, there are some people who want to keep the body after the death. This might only be for a short time, but they will keep the body, as the parents of a young girl did, on ice until after the viewing. This gives friends and family a way to see the person in a natural state before the body is cremated or buried. Although this seems odd, it’s a choice that families should have according to those at Qnet.

 

The funeral home is able to perform more things to keep the body in a better state until a funeral, but if there are proper measures taken, then keeping the body on ice should be an option as well. The family has already gone through a traumatic event, and no one should be able to tell them what to do with someone they love during a time of death.