Category Archives: Personal Finance

Climate Change Denier Wei-Hock Soon Took Over $1 Million from the Oil Industry

There is an ongoing debate about how humans are affecting the global climate and subsequently, what governments and policy makers should do to stem the effects of climate change. According to Wikipedia, no scientific body disagrees with the view that … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Boosts Baby’s Immune System and Reduces Risks to Allergies

For new (and seasoned) mothers, the question of whether or not to breastfeed or for how long is an important issue. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, breastfeeding offers many benefits to … Continue reading

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P&G to Cut 100 Brands Beginning This Summer

With over $84 billion dollars in recorded sales for 2014, Proctor and Gamble (P&G) is the largest and most profitable consumer packaged goods (CPG) company in the world. The company’s well known products include Crest toothpaste, Dawn detergent and Gillette … Continue reading

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Caramel Coloring in Cola and Soda May Cause 5000 Cancer Cases Each Year

There are a lot of reasons to quit drinking soda. It can save you a lot of money. There are plenty of healthier alternatives. The biggest reason, however, may be for your health. Soft drink manufacturers have been facing some … Continue reading

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Rising Seas May Claim Parts of New York City According to Climate Change Panel

Over the last century, the temperature of the earth has increased by approximately 1.4 degrees F and is expected to increase another 2 to 11.5 degrees F in the next century. Scientists have shown human activities have driven these changes given … Continue reading

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CDC Warns of New Deadly Tick Borne Bourbon Virus Found in Kansas

When ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi bite humans, the transferred bacterium can cause Lyme disease in people (They can also infect pets.). Symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, headache, and fatigue and in severe cases, the infection can … Continue reading

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Both Modern and Ancient Cities Grew in a Similar Way

We’d like to think that our modern technology and infrastructure, skyscrapers and sophisticated economic system has rendered the modern, Western city the epitome of civilization. But perhaps modern cities are not too different form their ancient predecessors. According to Archaeology, … Continue reading

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How College Sophomore Marc Boulos Made $80000 with Teespring

For those who are looking for ways to earn extra money in their spare time with little upfront costs, one opportunity out there which may be of interest is Teespring. This is a company which allows you to design T-shirts … Continue reading

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New Aggressive HIV Strain from Cuba Worries Researchers

In 2013, lead author Steven G. Deeks, M.D. and his colleagues Drs. Sharon R. Lewin and Diane V. Havlir, published an article in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet titled, “The end of AIDS: HIV infection as a chronic disease.” … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet May Help Cut the Risk of Strokes

Strokes are life-threatening medical emergencies that occur when the brain experiences a disturbance in its blood supply. Because the affected area of the brain can no longer function due to oxygen deprivation, symptoms often include the inability to move one … Continue reading

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Is Teespring Legit or Is Teespring a Scam?

There are a lot of people who are looking to make money online, but there are so many money making scams out there that most look at any opportunity which appears it may be legit with some amount of skepticism. … Continue reading

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NASA Warns US Southwest Facing a Long Term MegaDrought

There are those who strongly believe that man-made climate change will destroy the earth — and others who just as strongly deny such claims. Regardless of your own views about this debate, it is clear that places in the United … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Changes Such as Diet and Exercise May Not Be Enough to Fight Obesity

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have called obesity a “societal problem” and one might be inclined to believe them. Though nothing in our biological makeup has changed, obesity rates have doubled since 1980, and they … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed Presidents’ Day 2015?

Washington’s Birthday (more commonly referred to as Presidents’ Day) is on February 16 this year. It’s an official US federal holiday which is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year. While it’s one of the 10 official federal … Continue reading

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What Stores Are Open and Closed for Presidents’ Day 2015?

Washington’s Birthday (commonly known as Presidents’ Day) is the third of 10 federal holidays in the US. It’s celebrated each year on the third Monday in February. In 2015, it will be celebrated on February 16. Those who work for … Continue reading

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Is the Post Office Open on Presidents’ Day 2015?

Presidents’ Day (officially known as Washington’s Birthday from the congressional act which created it as a federal holiday) is the third federal holiday of 2015, and it’s celebrated on the third Monday each February. In 2015, the holiday lands on … Continue reading

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Are Banks Open on Presidents’ Day 2015

Presidents’ Day will be celebrated on Monday, February 16, 2015, and it can sometimes be a bit confusing as to whether or not credit unions, banks and other financial institutions are open for business on this holiday. Presidents’ Day is … Continue reading

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Powerball $500 Million Winning Numbers Odds

Tonight’s winning Powerball numbers: 11 – 13 – 25 – 39 – 54 with Powerball: 19 For those who have purchased a Powerball ticket for tonight’s drawing, they will anxiously be waiting for the announcement of the winning numbers tonight. … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Valentine’s Day 2015

February 14, Valentine’s Day, is a day celebrated by many people, but it’s not a federal holiday. What gets a bit confusing is Valentine’s Day happens to land on a Saturday in 2015, and this particular Saturday is part of … Continue reading

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What Are the US National Holidays for 2015?

Here’s a question to ponder. What are the United States national holidays? If you answered any holiday which came to mind, your answer would have been incorrect. That’s because there is no such thing as a US national holiday. When … Continue reading

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