Spelling might be elementary, but someone forgot to tell that to Sunrise-McMillian in Fort Worth—or as we should say, Sunrise-McMillan. When the school altered its name nine years ago in honor of is first teacher, it also made the mistake of adding an extra “i,”
according to a relative of the former educator. Current teacher Jouet Dotson had this to say about the error: "You know how we say there's no 'i' in team? We could say, 'Well, [at] Sunrise-McMillan, we're a team, so there is no 'i' in the last part of McMillan.’"
A school isn’t the only place where lessons are taught—it also happens at home, thanks to mom. OPEN Forum highlights five business lessons
from mommy dearest.
It is, of course, Mother’s Day on Sunday, but let’s not forget about old D-A-D. In a heartwarming welcome-home story
, U.S. Marine Sgt. Jeremy Cooney returned from Afghanistan to see that his six-year-old son with cerebral palsy, Michael, had beaten the odds and proven doctors wrong by learning to walk.
Members of the armed forces are real heroes, but when it comes to film and entertainment, fictional characters like those in “The Avengers” take the cake. However, as the blog Feministing suggests
, there might be a slight gender discrepancy in how we perceive our male and female crusaders. Look no further than how they pose.
Then again, don’t focus too much on fictitious gender inequality—we ought to be more concerned about actual income inequality, which, according to new research
, has caused more people to die early in the U.S. But researchers noted that the phenomenon isn’t specifically a concern for Americans.
Facebook continues to be a phenomenon, although recently it’s for CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sartorial choices. The young chief executive was blasted for wearing his signature hoodie
during the social network’s IPO road show. Ah, the perils of being a billionaire.
A common peril for cell phone owners: the infamous butt dial. According to Gothamist
, 40 percent of New York City’s 9-1-1 calls in 2010 were the result of people’s derrieres. That’s 3,910,373 butt dials.
Fresh off the birth of her daughter Maxwell, Jessica Simpson is hoping to quickly reduce the size of her gluteus maximus and shed those extra post-pregnancy pounds. Inking a $3 million deal with Weight Watchers
should be incentive enough.
A quarter of a million bucks was incentive enough to allow “Mad Men” the rights to the Beatle’s “Tomorrow Never Knows”
in last week’s episode. The show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, said this about the decision to pay so much: “It was always my feeling that the show lacked a certain authenticity because we never could have an actual master recording of the Beatles performing … It always felt to me like a flaw. Because they are the band, probably, of the 20th century.”
Maker’s Mark bourbon isn’t paying for any rights, but it did win some on Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court found in the company’s favor
to stop other distillers from infringing upon its bottles’ signature red wax seal.