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She Tried to Sell Timeshares. The Job Nearly Killed Her

A big decision fails spectacularly

(Newser) - Rosie Campos may be the worst timeshare saleswoman in the history of timeshare sales, and she provides a blow-by-blow account of her hellish experience in an essay at narrative.ly . Campos is American, but her husband is Mexican, and a few years back, they made the epic decision to move... More »

Are Dog-Sharing Plans Cruel?

Practice, for pay or between neighbors, catching on; Boston bans renting pooches

(Newser) - Faced with a desire for a dog but lacking the ability to care for one full-time, some are turning to dog-sharing programs—though others say the idea is unhealthy for man’s best friend, the Wall Street Journal reports. “From a social standpoint,” programs like Flexpetz, which arranges... More »

Coney Island on Track for Ritzy Makeover

Fans grumble at cyclone-speed gentrification

(Newser) - Landmark Brooklyn amusement park Coney Island is set to undergo a major makeover as an upscale techno-theme park with ritzy retail space and timeshare towers, the Washington Post reports. Thor Equities bought much of the six-block thrill park and officials hope to launch the $1.5B renovation in 18 months—... More »

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