Costco is the Disneyland of retail stores. Their huge warehouses offer magical adventures and discoveries for adults, seemingly around every corner. But, did you know, that just like Disneyland, Costco has it's secrets, too?
I've only ordered from there twice, but neither time things ship as scheduled. They have a same-day-shipping guarantee that they don't honor when they don't ship. Turns out they don't stock parts, but just act as a middleman to the OEM vendor.
"The more calories we lock away in fat tissue, the fewer there are circulating in the bloodstream to satisfy the body’s requirements. If we look at it this way, it’s a distribution problem: We have an abundance of calories, but they’re in the wrong place. As a result, the body needs to increase its intake. We get hungrier because we’re getting fatter."
Archaeologists say humans reached what is now northeast Brazil as early as 22,000 years ago, upending a prevailing belief of 20th-century archaeology in the United States that people arrived in the Americas about 13,000 years ago.
"The Americans might have invented the world's best methods for teaching math to children, but it was difficult to find anyone actually using them. It wasn't the first time that Americans had dreamed up a better way to teach math and then failed to implement it. [...] The trouble always starts when teachers are told to put innovative ideas into practice without much guidance on how to do it. In the hands of unprepared teachers, the reforms turn to nonsense, perplexing students more than helping them." — Elisabeth Green, "Why Do Americans Stink at Math?" (NY Times Magazine, 2014-07-23) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/magazine/why-do-americans-stink-at-math.html