Abercrombie & Fitch Plummeting Sales

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After the recent outrage on social media networks over Abercrombie and Fitch‘s opinionated CEO, it seems that the company’s sales dropped by 17% in the first quarter of the year.

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The decline in the sales occured after the release of the company’s CEO, Mike Jeffries, previous interviews where he stated that his bran is for “cool, good-looking people.” This resulted in a massive rage against the company that was augmented by activits protesting in the shops.

Consequently, Jeffries had to issue two apologies, in hope to increase the sales.

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What do you think about A&F? Will you still buy their clothes?

 

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Latest Siri vs Google Now Comic

So it not new the battle between Apple and Google.

This time, the debate is over Apple’s digital assistant, and maybe the best out there, Siri, and Google Now, produced by the gigantic Google.

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The guys behind “The Joy of Tech“, who always entertain us with hilarious comic strips, presented a new funny comic after Google Now came face to afce with Siri on iOS devices.

The comic strip is very simply, but entertainingly beautiful. The first part, out of four, shows Siri telling the user that he should take an umbrella with him, while Google Now is instructing him not to since it will not rain today. In the end, the man leaves the house without an umbrella, after following Google Now’s advice.

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The result, the man baking in the heat of the sun, and Siri taking advantage of this situation to gloat!

This comic underscores the fact that many people use both apps and receive contradictory information. Yet, most people prefer to use one of the apps more frequently. Very few people ask both apps and comapre between the information they provide.

So which app do you use, and how frequently?

Grapefruit-Oatmeal Quick Bread

I am sure you missed our “Healthy Daily Recipe”.

Now we are back with some delicious food on our list. So let’s start with this mouth-watering bread!!

Ingredients:

• 4 eggs
• 1 cup buttermilk
• 1 cup milk
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
• 1/3 cup grapefruit marmalade
• 1/4 cup chopped Candied Grapefruit Peel*
• 2 tablespoons finely shredded grapefruit peel (from 1 large grapefruit)
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1 cup regular rolled oats
• 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans (optional)

Icing

• 1 cup powdered sugar
• 4 teaspoons pink grapefruit juice concentrate
• 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded grapefruit peel
• 1 to 2 teaspoons water or milk
• 1 tablespoon toasted chopped pecans (optional)
• Grapefruit Butter**

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of  loaf pans. Line bottoms of pans with waxed paper or parchment paper; set aside.

In medium bowl lightly beat eggs. Add buttermilk, milk, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, grapefruit marmalade, Candied Grapefruit Peel, shredded grapefruit peel, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.

In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg; make well in center. Add egg mixture to center of flour well. Stir just until moistened. Stir in oats and 1/2 cup pecans. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.

Bake 25 minutes; turn to rotate pans. Continue to bake 15 to 20 minutes more or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 15 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

For Icing, in small bowl combine powdered sugar, juice concentrate, grapefruit peel, and enough water to make drizzling consistency. Pour glaze over cooled bread, then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon toasted pecans. Serve with Grapefruit Butter**. Makes 28 servings (2 loaves).

*Candied Grapefruit Peel: 
Using sharp knife, score peel of one grapefruit lengthwise in four pieces. Remove peel, keeping it intact. Reserve fruit for another use. Slice each piece of peel diagonally in 1/3-inch wide slices. Place peel in medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to boil; boil 1 minute. Drain; repeat 3 times to cook bitterness out of peel. Drain again. Combine 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar in saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add peel. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 1-1/2 hours or until peel appears translucent. Drain again. In medium bowl toss peel with 1 cup sugar. Remove peel; let stand on wire rack to dry. Toss again in sugar if peel appears wet. Makes about 1 cup.

**Grapefruit Butter: 
In small bowl combine 1/2 cup softened butter and 1/3 cup grapefruit marmalade.  Serve butter chilled or softened to room temperature.

Try it and tell me how it will taste 😉

Google X Phone Images Leaked Online

Definitely Google caused a huge fuzz in the tech world after it decided to pay $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility. Since then, rumors about a glorious X phone, that might be accompanied by an X tablet later on, have been around for some time.

Few days ago, evleaks leaked several images for the X phone. And last March, a Tunisian blog published a series of images for an unspecified Motorola device. But no one believed the images; however, after the leaked images by evleaks, many are thinking that it might truly be the X phone.

If we take a look at the phone, we can see the curved rear shell (which is very similar to HTC One). Besides, it looks similar to the current Samsung line of mobile phones.

Several experts guessed the X phone to bear a 4.7-inch display, and a resolution not less than 1080p. This in addition to 32 GB of storage, 2 GB RAM, and 4.2 Jelly Bean.

We will be waiting for this anticipated device.