• Byredo Westbrook ~ new fragrance :: Now Smell This

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Niche line Byredo has launched Westbrook, a new fragrance in collaboration with basketball player Russell Westbrook . Westbrook's second fashion collection for Barneys, Westbrook XO Barneys, debuted last month, says NST Perfume. "This fragrance was built around the duality of Russell's personality. Off the court I found him to be humble, down to earth and always with a comic element." "On the court Russell is one of the greatest competitors I have seen, and you seldom see him losing his focus or interacting with competitors ..."

  • Facebook Launches 'Celebrate Pride' Tool Which Puts A Rainbow Filter Over Profile Pictures

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Facebook has launched a tool that lets users show their support of marriage equality, says Forbes. Facebook’s “Celebrate Pride” tool was announced by co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. The tool was launched shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is now considered a fundamental constitutional right guaranteed under the 14th Amendment.

  • EnergyWire stands by story questioning OU, Oklahoma Geological Survey

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    A Washington, D.C., reporter who questioned the integrity of the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Geological Survey in a story last week said Monday that he stands by his reporting. In a story published Sunday in the Tulsa World, OU President David Boren said it is “a bald-faced lie and some of the most inaccurate reporting I’ve ever seen in my life.” The story, published June 23 by Mike Soraghan of EnergyWire, said the OGS, which is a state agency administered by the university, waffled on its findings concerning uncharacteristic earthquakes while OU fundraisers pitched a $25 million construction project to billionaire Harold Hamm, founder of Continental Resources. In an email to the Tulsa World on Monday, Soraghan said he stands by the story.

  • Why following this professional 'rule' is getting in the way of workplace happiness

    Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    If you follow a certain line of conventional wisdom, you won't mention your husband to your coworkers, and if you leave early to pick up your kid, or your parent, or your grandfather, you'll keep that information discreetly to yourself. You're a professional, the thinking goes — don't do anything to jeopardize that. Especially if you're female. The fear makes sense: women — particularly women of child-bearing age — are still up against assumptions that they'll ultimately choose their families over their careers. "We'd love to offer her this opportunity, but she probably wants to spend time with her kids, so..." And why offer her a promotion, when she'll probably have a baby and leave?

  • 9 steps for figuring out which skills to include on your résumé

    Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    If you're sitting in front of your computer, wracking your brain trying to come up with skills to add to your résumé, fear not. With the help of some career experts, you can easily — and honestly — pad out your résumé with key skills recruiters look for.

  • Lexus Builds a Functional Hoverboard Prototype

    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    atch out, world. Toyota is heading back to the future, says Bloomberg. The automaker has hinted it’s looking into flying cars. Now its Lexus luxury brand has actually built a working model of a hoverboard. That’s right, an actual working hoverboard. It’s real, but not for sale. Yet.

  • Fortune ranks Tulsa-based QuikTrip high among desirable jobs for millennials

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Brittney Ogens first started working at QuikTrip ten years ago just as she finished college. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology, and had originally planned to pursue that new field. But she soon realized her original job was better. "QuikTrip was more fun than what my degree was offering at the time, and the pay was better," she said.

  • Energy Transfer Equity LP is not giving up its $53 billion bid for Williams Cos. despite lack of 'meaningful response'

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Energy Transfer Equity LP waited almost six months to hear back from Williams Cos. Inc. about its unsolicited buyout offer, but now the rival natural gas infrastructure firms are talking plenty, if not to each other. Williams revealed Sunday night it would review “strategic alternatives” after received an acquisition bid from an undisclosed entity. Those alternatives, whichever is seen to benefit shareholders the most, could include a sale, merger or continuing the present course. Energy Transfer Equity LP later confirmed it was the suitor offering $64 per share to buy Williams. A letter by ETE CEO Kelcy Warren seems to indicate his Dallas company was taken aback when Williams put the news out.

  • Facebook can recognize hidden faces

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Facebook is experimenting with technology that can recognize faces in photographs even if they are hidden or obstructed, USA TODAY reports. "In the absence of a clear, high-resolution frontal face, we rely on a variety of subtle cues from other body parts, such as hair style, clothes, glasses, pose and other context. We can easily picture Charlie Chaplin's mustache, hat and cane or Oprah Winfrey's curly volume hair," Facebook said in apaper presented earlier this month. "Yet, examples like these are beyond the capabilities of even the most advanced face recognizers."

  • 15 things you should do in the 15 minutes before a job interview

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    The 15 minutes before a job interview can be harrowing, especially for job seekers who aren't sure what to do with that time. "Those 15 minutes are your opportunity to get yourself into the right frame of mind, and set your energy and focus on who you'll be meeting with, what you want them to remember about you, and what you want to ask them," says Deborah Shane, a professional branding strategist and author of "Career Transition."

  • What to do when you're stuck in a painfully boring meeting

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    We recently solicited readers to submit their most pressing career-related questions. With the help of Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," we've answered the following: "How can I get out of a meeting faster, especially when I feel 'stuck?'

  • 14 successful people share the best advice they ever got from their dads

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Behind every executive, there's an unofficial advisory committee who helped make their success happen: mentors, colleagues, partners — and, in more than a few cases, dads. In honor of Father's Day, we've collected the best advice super-successful business leaders ever got from their dads. A little fatherly wisdom (probably) won't make you into Richard Branson — but a good dose of dad advice certainly can't hurt.

  • Walmart to remove items with Confederate flag from shelves

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Walmart said Monday that it has begun to take steps to remove all items that promote the Confederate flag from its stores and website, CBS News reports. In a statement from the company, spokesman Brian Nick said Walmart wants to take steps not to "offend anyone with the products that we offer," he said. "We have a process in place to help lead us to the right decisions when it comes to the merchandise we sell. Still, at times, items make their way into our assortment improperly - this is one of those instances."

  • Energy Transfer Equity's $53 billion bid for Tulsa-based Williams shows history, future of natural gas industry

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Nearly four years ago, Energy Transfer Equity LP and Tulsa-based Williams Cos. were duking it out over their shared desire for buying Southern Union Co.'s natural gas pipeline system. Williams lost that battle, although the company has been on a successful buying spree since then. Now the two are squared off again, but this time it's Williams that ETE is trying to acquire. On Sunday, Williams revealed that it was exploring "strategic alternatives" after receiving an unsolicited takeover offer.

  • Why the Saudis Are Going Solar

    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    The fate of one of the biggest fossil-fuel producers may now depend on its investment in renewable energy. The Saudis burn about a quarter of the oil they produce—and their domestic consumption has been rising at an alarming 7 percent a year, nearly three times the rate of population growth. According to a widely read December 2011 report by Chatham House, a British think tank, if this trend continues, domestic consumption could eat into Saudi oil exports by 2021 and render the kingdom a net oil importer by 2038. Solar, they have decided, is an obvious alternative. In addition to having some of the world’s richest oil fields, Saudi Arabia also has some of the world’s most intense sunlight. (On a map showing levels of solar radiation, with the sunniest areas colored deep red, the kingdom is as blood-red as a raw steak.) Saudi Arabia also has vast expanses of open desert seemingly tailor-made for solar-panel arrays.

  • General Mills to axe artificial flavors from cereals

    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    General Mills will get rid of artificial flavors and colors from all of its cereals by 2017, the company said Monday. USA TODAY reports cereals such as Trix and Reese's Puffs will be getting a natural reboot with ingredients including fruit and vegetable juices, and natural vanilla.

  • This Survey Says That Marijuana Prices Are Crashing in Colorado

    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    It's been a little over a year since Colorado began allowing stores to sell marijuana for recreational use and the market continues to grow rapidly . But there are clouds (ahem) on the horizon, says Bloomberg Business. Nicholas Colas and his team at Convergex , a global brokerage company based in New York, surveyed a number of marijuana stores in Colorado last week to get a better picture of the state of the nascent market. What they found was that prices are declining faster than some had expected, while the number of people visiting the stores has increased.

  • Williams Cos. considers strategic alternatives after receiving unsolicited acquisition offer

    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Tulsa-based Williams Cos. Inc., one of Oklahoma’s biggest companies and a leader in the natural gas infrastructure industry, announced Sunday it is considering a range of “strategic alternatives,” which could include a sale or merger, after receiving an unsolicited takeover bid by an undisclosed bidder. The would-be buyer, which Williams would not reveal, is offering $64 per share in an all-equity transaction. Williams Cos. has an overall stock market capitalization of more than $36 billion. Trading Friday closed at $48.34 per share on the New York Stock Exchange. A Williams news release Sunday, however, indicated that the offer was inadequate.

  • Tulsa-area foreclosures in May rise significantly from last year

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Though fewer people in the Tulsa area faced foreclosure in May than in April, the overall level of foreclosures was significantly higher than last year. Approximately 484 foreclosures were filed in the metro area last month, according to statistics from real estate data service RealtyTrac. The resulting foreclosure rate of one for every 852 households was down 43.3 percent from the previous year, though up 58.7 percent from the previous May.

  • Is the Definition of a Retail Anchor Changing?

    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Not every project can have Whole Foods on the ground floor. Yes, the organic grocer is considered by many to be the top anchor in the market. But, instead of targeting a grocery store or big box retailers, many developers are going another route. Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/washington-dc/news/commercial-real-estate/is-the-definition-of-a-retail-anchor-changing-46679?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser