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What Americans Spend on Holidays

The National Retail Foundation sends out press releases that outline their predictions for consumer spending each holiday season. The 2007 - 2009 recession is quite evident in the dips in the charts of the predictions. Some economists argue that due to unemployment and under-employment Americans have not yet fully recovered from the effects of the [...]

By |February 28th, 2015|Algebra, Statistics|0 Comments

How is Sports Illustrated Faring?

The release of the 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition often brings controversy of some sort. This year's inclusion of a plus-size model does not disappoint. Is it an about face that recognizes that women come in all shapes and sizes or an effort to boost revenue for a flailing industry? MPA The Association of Magazine Media publishes [...]

By |February 7th, 2015|Algebra|0 Comments

Real World Absolute Value Functions

Absolute Value To understand how the absolute value can be applied to the real world, we'll look at two topics: What is considered normal with regard to the temperature of the human body and Fuel economy of two vehicles: a Honda Odyssey and a Nissan Altima. http://youtu.be/4BaOWrzeOOM   The absolute value of a number can [...]

By |January 17th, 2015|Algebra, Algebra II|0 Comments

How Much Does Piracy Cost?

The Interview, a 2014 Sony political satire has been in the news recently. Several North American cinema chains cancelled screenings due to potential terrorism in response to its content regarding a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. As a result, Sony pictures released the film for online and digital purchase. In a New [...]

By |January 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The American Appetite for Sugar

There are countless articles about food and nutrition. When reading anything, it is important to consider the source, the expertise of the author, any biases or agendas, as well as whether the statistics are being manipulated to make a point. It is also important to learn how to use the data to form your own conclusions. [...]

By |November 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments