Author Archives: Jeffrey Strain

DARPA Jetpack Hopes to Get Soldiers in Full Gear to Run 4 Minute Mile

Arizona State University (ASU) is on a quest to get soldiers in full gear to run a four minute mile, and they hope to do it through a jet pack. While most people have the image of a jet pack … Continue reading

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US Stocks Fail to Secure Wall Street Gain for Sixth Week in a Row

The winning streak couldn’t last forever, and US stocks finally hit a small speed bump on Friday and closed lower for the first time after five weeks of gains and record highs. The good news is that the retreat in … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t September 11 a National Holiday?

September 11 currently has the official name from Congress of “Patriot Day,” but it isn’t a national holiday. It’s currently designated as “National Day of Service and Remembrance,” but Congress has it within its powers to make it a federal … Continue reading

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How Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Make Money

As the saying goes, “Nothing in life is free,” but what about the companies like Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle which offer free credit scores, free credit reports and free identity protection? None of these companies require a credit … Continue reading

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General Mills Agrees to Purchase Annie’s Organic for $820 Million

Organic has quickly moved from the fringes to the mainstream, and it now means big money. General Mills announced Monday it will acquire Annie’s, one of the largest food brands concentrating on natural and organic food. The purchase is said … Continue reading

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JJ Watt Awesomeness on What Do Rich People Buy?

JJ Watts of the Houston Texans was asked what he did after signing his $100 million contact, and his answer was awesome. Not only did he not have anything specific in mind that he went out and immediately purchased, he … Continue reading

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Walking 5 Minutes Each Hour Can Wipe Away the Negative Effects of Sitting

If you, like many people, spend the vast majority of your day sitting in front of a desk at work, you may want to make the effort to get up and walk around for 5 minutes each hour to greatly … Continue reading

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TwitPic to Close Over Twitter Trademark Dispute

TwitPic, once the dominant photo sharing resource for Twitter, is closing its doors on September 25, 2014, due to troubles with their trademark and Twitter. The announcement came on their blog and indicated they would put in place a system … Continue reading

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Intel and Fossil Group Team Up to Create Technological Fashion

If there is any doubt that technology is trying to lose its unfashionable image, the recent announcement of Intel and Fossil Group teaming up together should put that to rest. The two companies, both leaders in their respective industries, have … Continue reading

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More Deadly Pathogens Discovered in US Government Labs

There is a lot more dangerous pathogens hidden away in government labs than the government realized. While it’s a bit disturbing these potentially deadly pathogens were sitting in insecure areas, the reason they’re being found is due to a concerted … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Ends Week at Another Record High with Gains for Fifth Week in a Row

It was another good week for stocks with the Standard and Poors 500 (S&P 500) closing at its highest level ever once again. The rise was spurred by a jobs report which came in weaker that most analysts anticipated. This … Continue reading

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Does Credit Karma Ask for Too Much Sensitive Financial Information to be Safe?

Credit Karma provides credit tools and financial monitoring services to help consumers keep track of their credit report and score. While they have a number of no-cost services, the main two are giving consumers their free credit score and free … Continue reading

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If You Get a Phone Call from the IRS, It’s a Scam

If you get a call from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS,) and they haven’t contacted you by mail so you’re expecting the call, it’s a scam. That’s what the IRS wants you to know as people trying to scam consumers … Continue reading

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Kraft Recalls Over 7,500 Cases of American Singles over Ingredient Storage Issue

If you have Kraft American singles cheese product in your house, you will want to take a minute and check the package. Kraft Foods Group decided to initiate a voluntary recall of 7,691 cases of four different varieties of its … Continue reading

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What are the Best Deals to Buy at Labor Day Sales 2014?

Labor Day is a federal holiday, and while many places will be closed, the vast majority of retail stores will be open, and they’ll be having sales in conjunction with the holiday to drive traffic to their stores. The question … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Labor Day 2015

As with many holidays that land on a Monday like Labor Day, it can be confusing to try to remember which businesses are open and which are not. If you plan to go out on Monday, September 7, then it … Continue reading

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Labor Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed September 1, 2014

Many people assume that most stores are open on Labor Day due to the huge amount of Labor Day sales advertising. While it is true that the majority of retail stores remain open, there are some that do not. Below … Continue reading

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Are Walmart, Target and Costco Open or Closed on Labor Day 2014?

While many people realize that banks and the post office are closed on federal holidays like Labor Day, there’s an assumption all retail outlets are open. In many cases, this is due to all the Labor Day sales advertising which … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open on Labor Day 2014?

It’s often difficult to remember what is and isn’t open when the different holidays arrive. This can be especially true when the holiday lands on a weekday when most stores and businesses are open. A perfect example of this is … Continue reading

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Great Labor Day Sale Deals: Wine

There are a lot of discounted items to look for during Labor Day sales, but one item which is often overlooked by many who are shopping these sales is wine. The reason wines are often discounted at this time is … Continue reading

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