Splendid Sundays Volume 181

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A handful of splendid finds from around the worldwide web:

Johnson & Johnson now offering employees up to 17 weeks of parental leave. "All employees who are new parents — maternal, paternal or adoptive — will now be eligible for eight additional weeks of paid leave during the first year of the child's birth or adoption." [Huffington Post]

The White House wants you to stop stealing their place card holders. "No item is too minor to be stolen: during the 2006 Easter Egg Roll, East Wing aides discovered a ring of volunteers had been secreting away wooden commemorative eggs and coloring books." [The Washington Post]

The science of joke-stealing and plagiarism. "Over the past 20 years, attempts have been made to understand through experimentation a phenomenon known as "cryptomnesia," whereby you arrive at an apparently original idea that you later turn out to have heard from someone else or to have read somewhere." [New York Magazine]

Google integrates food ordering into search results for restaurants. "By offering an ordering option, Google redirects those users to its main search site, and is therefore able to see not only what kind of food and restaurants they are interested in, but also which delivery services they prefer." [TechCrunch]

Noteworthy from The Splendid Collective:

New 2015 wedding industry statistics and insights available from Splendid Insights:

2015 Global Wedding Market Report

2015 Luxury Wedding Market Report (budgets of $96,000 or greater, not including honeymoon)

2015 Premium Wedding Market Report (budgets of $31,000 - 95,000, not including honeymoon)

2015 United Kingdom Wedding Market Report

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