Category Archives: Personal Finance

Nestle Says It Wants to Create Liquid Exercise in a Bottle

Raise your hand if you want all the benefits of exercise without actually having to exercise. Well, it won’t work exactly like that, but Nestle says it’s close to a break through that can somewhat grant this wish. Now don’t … Continue reading

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For the Best Black Friday Deals Where to Shop Depends on What You’re Buying

With over 65% of Americans ready to spend their hard earned cash on Black Friday this year, is it really worth all the crazy for the deals? Well, that depends on where you shop. Wallethub may have answered this question … Continue reading

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The Way We Grow Crops May Be a Major Cause of Global Warming

While the science is clear that climate change is real and humans are part of the cause, how exactly are we causing it? Most of the focus has been on the amount of fossil fuels we burn, but a new … Continue reading

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A Gluten Free Diet Isn’t Necessarily a Healthy Diet

If you don’t need to be on a gluten free diet, are there health benefits to a gluten free diet? Researchers assert that only seven percent of the population need to be on a gluten free diet for some health … Continue reading

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List of Where to Find the Best Black Friday Deals 2014

It’s that time of the year again when retailers are trying to entice you into their stores to spend all of your hard earned money. Commercials and advertising inserts are telling you what great bargains abound if you just visit … Continue reading

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CDC Says Heavy Drinking Doesn’t Make You an Alcoholic in Most Cases

If you thought that guy who slams back 3 beers plus a couple shots of tequila in a half an hour was an alcoholic, 9 out of 10 times you’d be wrong. A new study released by the US Centers … Continue reading

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Is the Post Office Open or Closed Thanksgiving Day and Weekend 2014

It used to be easy to tell what was open and what was closed on Thanksgiving Day because virtually everything was closed. That all started to change a few years ago when retail outlets began opening their doors on Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Will Using Credit Karma Hurt Your Credit Score?

One of the questions people often have when using free credit score sites like Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle is whether using them will ultimately hurt their credit scores. This question usually arises because they hear somewhere that checking … Continue reading

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Russian Hacker Site Leaks Footage from 70000 Webcams Around the World

There is a strong warning from both US and UK governments for people to shut off their webcams. For the last few weeks, the Russian hacking site, Insecam, has hacked more than 70,000 webcams in living rooms, bedrooms, exterior settings, … Continue reading

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List of Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day 2014

Thanksgiving Day isn’t all about turkey, family and football. It used to be primarily about these with thoughts of holiday shopping to get great Black Friday deals reserved until the stroke of midnight on Friday, but that’s no longer the … Continue reading

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Barbie Computer Engineer Doesn’t Know Much about Programming or Computers

Barbie has done it all – from aerobics instructor, to veterinarian, to astronaut, to police officer. So, in this burgeoning start-up culture, it only made sense for Barbie to try her hand at, you guessed it, computer engineering. Mattel recently … Continue reading

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JetBlue Adds Fees for Checked Bags, Take Away Legroom and Stops Free Wi-Fi

JetBlue has taunted Southwest Airlines in years past over the way they let customers pick their own seats, referring to them as “cattle calls.” However, now Southwest is the one taunting JetBlue over luggage fees. Southwest still allows all passengers … Continue reading

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15 Eco-Friendly Remodeling Ideas Every Homeowner Should Consider

By Paul Kazlov If you’re looking to make some improvements to your home, it’s very important to consider how these upgrades can help your space be more eco-friendly and more energy-efficient. Not only does using sustainable or recycled materials, or … Continue reading

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List of 50 Stores Not Open on Thanksgiving Day 2014

There was a time when Thanksgiving Day meant major retail outlets were closed for the day. That’s no longer the case. Even though it only started three years ago with a few retailers making the decision to open their doors … Continue reading

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A Daily Aspirin May Not Help Prevent First Heart Attacks in Older People

For many decades, Taking a daily low-dose aspirin was thought to be an excellent way to prevent heart attacks in older people. However, a recently published study begs to differ. The Japanese Primary Prevention Project (JPPP) conducted a study with … Continue reading

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Does it Matter Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Don’t Give a FICO Score?

A common criticism that people direct at credit check websites like Credit Karma is that the free credit score that they offer you is not an actual FICO score. Credit Karma gives users the options of 3 different types of … Continue reading

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Highly Contagious Bird Flu Infects Birds in Holland and the UK

Just when the US is breathing a collective sigh of relief over the Ebola crisis, the bird flu might be flying into port. There has been confirmation of infections of a highly contagious form of bird flu in Holland and … Continue reading

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Extended Anti-Clotting DAPT Therapy Reduces Risk after Stent Surgery

A new study shows that extended anti-clogging therapy for stent surgery patients is more effective than current shorter term treatments, but it comes at a cost. In a five-year study of nearly ten thousand patients who had stent surgery, researchers … Continue reading

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AT&T Ends Permacookies Cellphone Data Tracking but They Still May Be Collecting It

When has a company crossed the line? Well, how about when the public backlash is so intense, it leaves everyone in the virtual world avoiding the topic? Permacookies is the latest in communication device scandals, but what no one seems … Continue reading

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US and Canada Agency to Assess Algae Bloom Risks and Solutions in Great Lakes

A growing algae bloom problem in the Great Lakes has led to a joint committee with Canada to find solutions for the problem. Algae blooms sound as though they would be harmless and in many cases, they can be. The … Continue reading

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