Be honest. When bars, cafes and other businesses try to entice you with generic sidewalk signs, you walk right past them unless you really, really want that pint of beer.
But when the signs make you laugh and you’re not even looking to stop in for a drink, chances are, that place wins your business and your brew — coffee, beer, or otherwise.
Hey, it’s 5 o’ clock somewhere!
Imagine a world where you can get your Big Mac, McFlurry, and that little paper cup filled with ketchup to go along with your endless McDonald's fries.
Are you one of those women who starts off their morning by doing yoga in your underwear?
Or maybe you take an hour to journal in your fair-trade notebook in your journaling nook?
If a company doesn’t have a website, chances are that company won’t be a company for much longer. In other words, they’re a must, but they were a new-fangled thing way back in the ’90s. People would make sure everyone in the house was off the phone, dial up to the Internet, and surf the web for the sites of their favorite brands.
Unfortunately, even the big boys were getting the hang of web design and some of the results were a wee bit less than stellar. Business Insider took a look at the best of the “less-than-best” from some of the biggest brands and then compared them to how they are now.
Get your time machine ready.
There’s probably a reason that it costs so much to go to the movies — they cost ridiculous amounts to make (and, well, popcorn is about $20 a bucket).
Snacks aside, in order to break records at the box office, they have to invest money to make the feature films. But which movies were the most expensive to create? Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is estimated to cost an unconfirmed $410 million, which will more than likely soon become the norm.
To look more closely at this evolution, Business Insider turned to IMDb and Box Office Mojo to gather the 30 priciest films ever made, and then consulted the consumer price index to adjust for inflation.
Lights, camera, action…
30. Troy (2004) - $218.9 million
Original estimated budget: $175 million
Worldwide gross: $497.4 million
Ready to feel old?
It’s been more than 20 years since the iconic “Got Milk?” advertising campaign first launched, planting milk mustaches on some of the most recognizable faces on the planet.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane (and the dairy aisle) to check out some of the ads that we saw through those years.
Beyonce and Solange Knowles
Crazy in love with lactose.
If you want to make small talk with someone, gas prices are usually a touchpoint everyone can relate to. And lately the conversation has been about how cheap they are, a nice change from the jokes about mortgaging your house to fill up your tank.
On one hand, it’s a good thing for consumers because, well, we’re paying under $2 a gallon for gas in most places. On the other hand, economists warn that it could indicate an upcoming recession. Regardless, the point is gas is cheap, which means more people are willing to load up the car with snacks and good music and head out for a road trip.
How far can you go on $50 worth of gas?
Howmuch.net took gas price data available from GasBuddy.com, which takes fuel price data from all around the United States and came up with cool maps of how far you’d be able to drive, assuming that the vehicle consumes roughly 24 miles per gallon.
New York City