Category Archives: Entertainment

Your Library Makes you as Happy as a $2000 Raise

There are a ton of great reasons to go to your local library, but here’s a new and compelling reason to visit your library more often. The United Kingdom’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport recently commissioned a study (PDF) … Continue reading

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Why It Makes Little Sense to Buy $1500 Google Glass

Google has announced that for one day only, Tuesday, April 15, you may have an opportunity to buy Google Glass for $1500, when they will make a limited number of them available for sale. This may seem like a great … Continue reading

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The Cost of Prom: Ways to Save Money on a Prom Dress

As any family knows, the prom can be expensive. Although those going to the prom are spending less this year than last, according to a survey released by Visa, they’re still spending nearly $1000 for a single night out. The … Continue reading

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Billion Dollar Bracket 2015: Will It Be Easier to Win?

The 2014 NCAA mens college basketball tournament is now over with UConn as the new national champion. UConn wasn’t the only winner of this tournament. There were also 20 lucky participants of the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge who … Continue reading

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Get Ready for an Onslaught of Twitter Ads

Twitter lovers who love to tweet, but don’t particularly enjoy ads, beware. the social media company that you have come to love is changing. The company is moving into a new stage where ads are going to play a growing … Continue reading

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Only Suckers Will Play the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge Data Mining Scam

Update: Nobody who participated in the Billion Dollar Bracket challenge managed to get passed the first round of the NCAA tournament with a perfect bracket. It took only 25 games for everyone in the contest to be eliminated from the … Continue reading

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March Madness Billion $ Bracket Challenge Winner: Quicken Loans

The NCAA men’s college basketball March Madness tournament is about to begin, and everyone who signed-up for the chance to win $1 billion from Warren Buffett has their fingers crossed that they picked a perfect bracket. Unfortunately, the odds say … Continue reading

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$1 Billion Perfect Bracket Challenge vs Mega Millions Lottery: Which is Best to Enter?

I received an email asking me my opinion on whether it would be better to enter the NCAA March Madness basketball Billion Dollar Bracket challenge or to buy a ticket for the Mega Millions lottery. While the Mega Millions lottery … Continue reading

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Statistics to Help Improve Your Chances at an NCAA Perfect Bracket

If you’re planning to play the Quicken Loans – Yahoo NCAA college basketball Billion Dollar Bracket challenge (you should because it’s free, but sign-ups are limited), the odds are that you aren’t going to win. That being said, you can … Continue reading

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What are the Odds of Picking a Perfect Bracket in the NCAA Billion Dollar Basketball Contest?

Warren Buffett is risking $1 billion (actually Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will be taking the risk) that nobody is going to be able to pick a perfect NCAA tournament bracket. The odds say that it’s a pretty good bet on his … Continue reading

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NCAA Basketball Billion Dollar Brackets Contest Sign-Ups Begin

Update: You can see the odds of picking a perfect bracket plus get previous NCAA tournament stats which can help you pick a better bracket. March is here which means that March Madness is just around the corner. No matter … Continue reading

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What Different Countries Pay Athletes for Olympic Gold Medals

The value of a medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics depends a lot on what country you represent. While all the medals have the same value when it comes to the precious metals that are in the medals (Gold: … Continue reading

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The Tradition of Athletes Biting Their Olympic Medals

Now that gold, silver and bronze medals have begun to be awarded at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic games, there is a good chance that you’ll see the athletes putting them into their mouths as they attempt to take a … Continue reading

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Sochi Olympic Gold Medals Aren’t Gold

When gold medals are handed out at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, athletes will receive silver medals plated with gold. The last time the Olympic Games awarded solid gold medals was more than a century ago … Continue reading

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Watch the Sochi Winter Olympics and Play the Medal Money Challenge

While it might not seem so at first glance, being an Olympic athlete has some similarities to saving money. Both don’t just happen. In order to be an Olympic athlete, you need to dedicate hours of training over a long … Continue reading

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Hate Football? Great Alternate Super Bowl Sunday Activities

The vast majority of people are going to be glued to their TV Sunday watching the game hoping that their team will win while playing football squares (or some other Super Bowl themed game). With so many people focused on … Continue reading

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Printable Prediction Game to Make Watching the Super Bowl More Fun

While most people bet on who is going to win and lose the Super Bowl, that’s only one of hundreds of bets that can be made. It’s possible to bet on virtually anything that is related to the Super Bowl … Continue reading

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How to Better Your Odds at Winning a Super Bowl Squares Pool

Update: Check out another fun, free printable game to play on Super Bowl Sunday: Super Bowl Predictions The big game is just around the corner. It won’t be long before you’re sitting in front of your TV watching the Seattle … Continue reading

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Denver Broncos Seattle Seahawks 2014 Printable Football Squares Chart: How to Play

Editors Note: Check out the Super Bowl Predictions game for another fun, free printable game for your group to play on Super Bowl Sunday. I’ve had a few people ask, “How do you play Super Bowl football squares?” after writing … Continue reading

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