The Black Friday shopping binge starts earlier still this year.

On a less depressing note, these study results tell something about how women influence men. And these results list what American’s fear most regarding technology. An unsurprisingly large amount lose sleep over the possibility of losing data. Perhaps they fear to lose the pictures they’ve taken of themselves–a phenomena the Washington Post connects to Transcendentalist individualism.

In other news, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently announced a series of school grants meant to help schools connect with local farms for cafeteria school.

Lastly, the Atlantic offers this interesting treatment on new analytic methods for hiring employees. The author is, perhaps, overly optimistic, but the article raises intriguing questions.