AirTalk for July 28, 2014

A 15-minute thunderstorm that hit Venice Beach Sunday left a 20-year-old man dead and four others injured by direct lightning strikes. Then, it's known as corporate "inversion.” That’s when a stateside company merges with a foreign entity and moves its headquarters to said country to avoid paying US taxes. Finally, new research shows that sunglasses may make people look more attractive. In a book explaining the history and psychology of sunglasses, Vanessa Brown explores how our shades relate to the idea of “cool.”
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