Features by Sally Herships

At Toto's Tokyo showroom

A toilet for all techies

Can U.S. consumers take all that Japanese gadgetry sitting down?
Posted In: Japan, Toilets, japan economy
Ads can target consumers based on their previous Internet searches through online shopping platforms such as

Big data is following you

Cookies let retailers compile a dossier on shoppers — and resend the same ads.
Posted In: big data, advertisements, websites
Two Samsung affiliates are preparing to merge.

Chaebol versus the shareholders

There’s a serious challenge to the all-powerful family that controls Samsung.
Posted In: samsung, hedge funds, shareholders

Training is in short supply for police forces

Professional development is lacking, experts say, but costs can be prohibitory.
Posted In: police, policing, mentally ill, mental illness
Washington D.C. Police Officer Debra Domino models a body camera before a press conference at City Hall in Washington, D.C. Some say that the number of private police vs. public ones is a growing problem.

Accountability at question in private policing

Security guards outnumber government officers 3-to-2, but most have less training.
Posted In: police, private police, Crime
A look at some of the merchandising available at Hillary Clinton's online shop.

The merch tells the mood

Constrained or confident? Campaign T-shirts and onsies can say a lot about that.
Posted In: presidential candidates, merchandise, brands
The U.S. is looking to Europe to import eggs amid shortage.

The U.S. is facing an egg-tastrophe

The nation’s poultry industry is facing an unprecedented avian flu epidemic, which has led to a shortage.
Posted In: avian flu, eggs, imports

David Letterman wears the pants at Worldwide Pants

The production company was crucial when Letterman moved to CBS two decades ago.
Posted In: David Letterman, late night, late night talk shows, CBS, NBC

In police killings, numbers are scarce or inaccurate

Why is it so hard to get these life and death numbers?
Posted In: homicides, police, data

The cost of stress in the police force

Police officers say they have less discretion about how they do their jobs.
Posted In: police, shooting, regulations


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