Category Archives: Personal Finance

Fist Bumps and High Fives Healthier than Handshakes

Researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences in Wales have this week advised the general public on the bacterial dangers of the humble handshake. The gesture has been used since ancient Greece, as a greeting, an expression … Continue reading

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Venice Beach Lightning Death is Second US Lightning Beach Death this Week

For the second time this week, a person has died as the result of a lightning strike while at the beach. According to the National Weather Service, a 41-year-old man walking along Fort Meyers Beach in Florida was struck and … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Get More Likes for Your Facebook Page

If you want to make money on Facebook, one of the most important ingredients is getting a lot of Likes on your Facebook page. That being said, all Likes aren’t created equal. While you might be tempted to employ a … Continue reading

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Study Shows Sleep Deprivation Causes Major Memory Flaws

Whether you’re a waiter, a librarian or a taxi driver, having a bad memory can make life rather unmanageable. But this week, researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine have published research which could be … Continue reading

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Faulty Airbags Spur Nissan to Recall Additional 226,000 Cars

Faulty airbags have caused the recall of millions of cars over the past year. Another quarter of a million can be added to the list as Nissan has decided to recall 226,326 more of their vehicles due to the issue. … Continue reading

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Dow Sees Biggest Decline in Six Weeks as S&P 500 Fails to Extend Record Closes

The week for stocks looked so promising through Thursday, but Friday brought about a sour note, leaving stocks lower for the Dow than where it began for the week, and erasing record highs the S&P 500 had been achieving during … Continue reading

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People Dumpster Diving for Marijuana to Make Money

There are a lot of people who dumpster dive to make money, or just to get items for themselves. ┬áIt can be a great way to get things for free, and people can often find good items to sell for … Continue reading

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Fruit Shipped to Costco, Sam’s, Trader Joe’s and BJ’s Recalled on Listeria Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that California-based Wawona Packing Company is voluntarily recalling a number of their branded peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots. The recall is being done due to the possible contamination of the fruit with … Continue reading

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Facebook Save Button Bookmarks So You Can Spend Even More Time on the Site

Anyone who uses Facebook knows it’s nearly impossible to get through all the information posted in the newsfeed even if checked every hour. There can be as many as 1,500 items in your newsfeed at any one time (supposedly filled … Continue reading

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Florida Jury Floors RJ Reynolds with $23.6 Billion Verdict. But Will It Stand?

Smoking can be an expensive proposition, but it looks like the effects of smoking are coming back to cost big tobacco as well. In a verdict that has shocked both big tobacco and legal academics, a Florida jury, in a … Continue reading

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Facebook Testing ‘Buy’ Button for Small Businesses So You Never Leave Their Site

Great news out of Facebook if you own a small to medium-sized business. The company is in the process of testing a new “Buy” button which allows the business to embed the button to either their page posts or within … Continue reading

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Netflix Silently Stops Saturday DVD Deliveries to Customers to Save Money

Although there was never an official announcement from Netflix, the company has stopped shipping DVDs to their customers on Saturdays, according to information on their website. The Netlix page says, “Netflix generally processes shipments Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.” According … Continue reading

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Energy Drinks and Alcohol: a Cocktail Combination with Serious Consequences

A substance use research group at the Australian National University of Canberra has published research this week which shows the practice of mixing alcohol with caffeinated energy drinks can have serious side effects. This, after a study earlier this month … Continue reading

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Kindle Unlimited: Amazon May Offer an All You Can Read eBook Option

For those who are voracious readers, Amazon may be putting together a new service especially for you. The exact details are a bit vague because the page which indicates there’s an all-you-can-read service in the making wasn’t supposed to be … Continue reading

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Comcast Viral Customer Service Cancellation Fail Takeaway: You Can Lower Your Bill

If you haven’t seen the cringe-worthy Comcast customer service call of a man trying to cancel his service, you should (see below). While this is something nobody should ever have to suffer through, there is a good takeaway from it … Continue reading

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Man Set House on Fire Trying to Kill Spider: The Best Way to Kill Spiders

No matter what the Internet says, killing spiders with fire isn’t a good way to do it. A man in West Seattle found this out the hard way when he took a lighter and a can of spray paint to … Continue reading

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Warren Buffet Donates a Record $2.8 Billion to Charity

Warren Buffett is a generous man, as in giving away billions of dollars generous (he also has a favorite business book you’ve never read). He’s continuing to live up to his Giving Pledge which encourages the world’s wealthiest people to … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Have a Favorite Business Book You’ve Never Read

There are a lot of good business books out there, but there is a book which is one of the favorites of both Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, and you’ve probably never read it. It’s called Business Adventures by John … Continue reading

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5 Lightning Storm Safety Tips You Likely Don’t Know That Can Save Your Life

While the two deaths at Rocky Mountain national park over the weekend were the ones in the headlines, there have actually been 10 other deaths caused by lightning this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That’s … Continue reading

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Father Claims Land and Declares Himself King so His Daughter Can Be a Princess

How far, and at what cost, would you go to to get your daughter a birthday gift she desired? Would you be willing to travel half way around the world, create a country and declare yourself king to make your … Continue reading

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