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newrepublic.com breaks down what she calls “business-school bro” talk and, specifically, the term “beast mode.” “Beast mode,” which originated in the video game “Altered Beast,” has been adopted not only by “business-school bros” but by Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who uses the term so frequently, it’s his nickname.
“The tl;dr version: that’s how the pyramids were made.” — commenter JaylanPHNX at theverge.com jokes (“too long; didn’t read”) about recent research that determined a pebble found by an Egyptian geologist in 1996 is actually a fragment from a comet that destroyed part of Egypt 28 million years ago. The South African researchers who discovered the pebble’s origin published their results this week in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
gawker.com comments on news that menswear brand Jos. A. Bank offered $2.3 billion to acquire suit discounters Men’s Warehouse. Jos. A. Bank disclosed the information Wednesday. Men’s Warehouse, however, rejected the offer, according to a report on Bloomberg.
marketwatch.com waxes sarcastic about a survey released Tuesday that found businesspeople who bought meals with corporate credit cards tended to opt for fast food over fancy dinners. According to the expense-management-software firm that conducted the survey, Starbucks was the most-visited chain, with McDonald’s, Subway and Panera coming in second through fourth, respectively.
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