Category Archives: Personal Finance

California DMV Reconsiders Commercial License Plates for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar

Uber is an app-based taxi company founded in 2009, which operates in over 200 cities and 53 countries worldwide (and counting). Use of the company’s app allows people to send ride requests, which the company then forwards to its drivers. … Continue reading

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Study Says Pregnant Women Eating Ocean Fish Can Be More Beneficial than Harmful

For years, women have been told to avoid eating ocean fish during pregnancy over fears of mercury contamination. However, a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) on Jan. 21 has provided evidence that the benefits … Continue reading

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A Lock of Hair from President Lincoln Fetches $25000 at Auction

The body parts of dead celebrities have been stolen or auctioned off for large sums of money. According to Fox News, examples include Albert Einstein’s eyes, Oliver Cromwell’s head, Galileo’s fingers, Beethoven’s ear bones and many more celebrities and body … Continue reading

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eSight Gives Legally Blind Mom a Chance to See Her Baby for the First Time

While some scientists and entrepreneurs invest in medical innovations such as stem cells and other such biologically based therapies to restore sight, others are focusing on technological breakthroughs to enable the blind to see. eSight is one such company focusing … Continue reading

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How Much Are Seattle Seahawks New England Patriots Super Bowl Tickets 2015?

With the Super Bowl teams now decided, you might be curious what it’s going to cost for fans to go and see the big game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Arizona. Super Bowl XLIX tickets aren’t … Continue reading

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25 Worst Passwords That Leave You Open to Being Hacked and Identity Theft

There are still a lot of people out there who do a poor job creating their passwords. We know this because the most common passwords keep appearing year after year, even when people are warned that these passwords aren’t secure … Continue reading

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How to Use Any Credit Card to Buy Stuff at Costco

One of the restrictions which frustrates a lot of Costco members is the fact Costco doesn’t allow members to use just any credit card when shopping at their warehouses. The choices are limited to cash, a check, a debit card, … Continue reading

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Oxfam: Richest 1% Will Control More than Half of Global Wealth as Early as 2016

It often seems as though economic turmoil has plagued every country, company and individual until we have all inoculated ourselves from bad economic news. But a recent report by the charity Oxfam (aptly named Wealth: Having it all and wanting more) suggests … Continue reading

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$1 Million Kuratas Robot Available to Buy on Amazon Japan

In an article published in 2013, the New York Times described the excitement surrounding the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in which researchers described cars that drive themselves, machines that recognize people, self-organizing robots and humanoid robots “performing everything … Continue reading

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Study Says Kids Eating Pizza Is One Culprit Behind Childhood Obesity

In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama started her Let’s Move! Campaign to combat child obesity. As discussed in the October 7, 2014, issue of The New York Times Magazine, the average weight of American children has been increasing since the … Continue reading

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2015 Target Holiday Schedule and Store Hours

One of the things which can get frustrating with stores like Target is they don’t publish the schedule of which holidays they’re open and closed. For those who have to make a quick trip to the store for whatever reason … Continue reading

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2015 Walmart Holiday Schedule

As the largest US retailer, there are many people who rely on Walmart to buy a lot of their basics and household goods. Since it’s the main shopping spot for many people, it’s important to know on what holidays Walmart … Continue reading

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Expanding Disneyland Measles Outbreak Fuels Vaccine Exemption Debate

As you travel south toward Orange County, California, the homes you see become larger and more expensive. Unsurprisingly, these homeowners are wealthier than their northern counterparts. Look through the medical records of the wealthiest families’ children and another trend becomes … Continue reading

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T-Mobile and Virgin Offer Consumers New Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

It’s been a good start of the year for anyone interested in cutting their cellphone bills with a prepaid plan. There are now two new prepaid services being offered to consumers from T-Mobile and Sprint’s Virgin. According to eBay, there … Continue reading

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Google Glass No Longer To Be Developed By Google X and Stops Explorer Program

The 2002 Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex introduced a beautiful, futuristic world in which being ‘human’ was a liability. Set in the mid-twenty-first century in a fictional Japanese city, computer technology in this world had “advanced … Continue reading

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Gas Price Fall Is Helping Put Money into the Pockets of the Working Poor

While Wall Street may not take kindly to the falling price of oil and the effects it has on the stock market, falling gas prices have been a bonanza for working families across the US. This is the same segment … Continue reading

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Poor Teenage Sleep Patterns May be Indicator of Later Alcohol and Drug Abuse

With access to phones and technology 24/7, hours of homework and socializing to be done, and the high-energy levels typical of that age group, it seems a wonder to find a teenager who is not sleep-deprived. But a recent report … Continue reading

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Qualcomm, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX All See Satellite Internet as the Future

Elon Musk, billionaire CEO and founder of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, SolarCity, Hyperloop and a member of the so-called “PayPal Mafia” — co-founders of the online payment system who have continued to find success after selling the company to eBay — … Continue reading

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Human Pressure on Earth Has Reached Extinction Danger Critical Level

First proposed by a group of Earth system and environmental scientists, planetary boundaries is an Earth system framework designed to define “safe operating space for humanity.” According to Wikipedia, this framework was designed for governments at all levels, international organizations, … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015?

The US government has designated the third Monday in January as a federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. In 2015, and that means January 19 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Like many holidays in the US, it … Continue reading

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