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Ever Wonder Why Your Cable Guy Shows Up Whenever He Wants And Doesn't Seem Sorry? This Explains It.

Sure, cable guys show up late sometimes, and that's pretty annoying. The issue is actually because of his bosses: the cable company executives. The below charts only refer to the highest speed of Internet for consumers these days. You know, the gaming, movie-streaming, wonderfully fast downloads kind (so your current cable provider says). A lot of customers in the United States only have one choice — the choice providers have convinced most of us we want. A lot of us would pay just about anything for that, wouldn't we? And that's not the late cable guy's fault, it's his bosses'.

Ever Wonder Why Your Cable Guy Shows Up Whenever He Wants And Doesn't Seem Sorry? This Explains It.

Percent of household broadband choices (10 Mbps or higher in the United States)


Pricing per megabit of data around the world

To reiterate: A lot of us don't even need Internet this fast. And yet having no choice for the kind of Internet most people want in this country — even though a lot of us don't need it — is creating an unfair monopoly in certain places. Or, you know, paying 13 times what Japan pays for the same exact thing.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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