Payday loans have not put this woman on the street. This study indicates that there is in fact no clear correlation between using payday loans and facing financial calamity like bankruptcy. (Photo: flickr.com)

Payday Loans and Bankruptcy in Canada: No Clear Correlation

Manitoba University Study Unintentionally Dispels Numerous Myths Human Ecology professors Ruth Berry and Karen Duncan of the University of Manitoba appear to have been ready to point the accusing finger at payday loans in Canada. Given supporting data, it appears they would have been happy to report that payday loans and bankruptcy were strongly connected
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Condom with teeth designed to cut down on sexual violence

Dr. Sonnet Ehlers created Rape-aXe, a female condom with jagged teeth, in an effort to cut down on sexual offenders in South Africa, a country with one of the worst rape rates in the world. Ehlers, who is sick and tired of seeing numbers of rape victims pouring in, has decided to give away thousands
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Enjoy these Earth Day activities for kids

Earth Day AND activities for kids? That’s a win-win situation for environmentalist parents. But for kids to truly appreciate the fun that can be had on Earth Day (April 22), it helps if mom and dad understand where Earth Day comes from and what it’s about. According to USA Today, this is the 40th anniversary
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Hubble Telescope astronomers travel back 13 billion years in time

For 20 years, the Hubble Telescope has held human beings in awe, presenting the wonders of the universe in stunning detail. Recent Hubble discoveries include an ancient galaxy 13 billion light years away and observation of an asteroid collision and its aftermath. The replacement for Hubble, expected to function until 2014, is the James Webb
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Find instant cash with payday loans online

Fortunately, quick cash for emergency expenses is readily available and easy to get. Payday loans online and short-term installment loans online can fix your budget deficit in just a few hours. But if you spend a little time researching, you can find real cash money you may not even know you have. In the few
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TeacherMate Improves Students’ Reading Scores

TeacherMate excites donors Despite the rough economy and the overall drop in charitable donations, Innovations for Learning, a nonprofit that supplies schools with the TeacherMate system, is doing quite well. The foundation has only been around for 18 months, but thanks to the founder’s focus on cost-efficiency, this nonprofit business is booming. Perhaps that’s because

Get Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2009

The Next Best Thing Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But do you know what the next best thing that comes after Thanksgiving is? That’s right, it’s Black Friday! It’s the biggest shopping day of the year! Black Friday is the day to go out and buy the things you have always wanted but couldn’t

Higher Education: Cost vs. Benefit

How many college grads does it take . . . For decades parents have pushed their kids toward college. For decades employers have cried out for better-educated workers. For decades, educators have steered students toward higher education whether they wanted it or not; whether they were equipped for it or not. Parents started saving for
Payday Lending Statistics

Report sheds light on controversial lending industry

Payday lending is a hot-button issue. Consumer Focus released a study saying the number of payday loans borrowed in the United Kingdom has quadrupled in the last four years. Montana’s I-164 initiative seeks to limit payday lending, and Arizona’s “Operation Sunset” ended all payday lending within the state on June 30. Federally, S.3245, the Payday
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Romaine Lettuce Recall 2010 incites calls for stronger regulation

Freshway Foods, based in Ohio, has instituted a romaine lettuce recall 2010. In all, 19 cases of E Coli have been confirmed in connection to the romaine lettuce recall. If you have possibly been sickened by the Freshway Foods lettuce recall, you may need money now to go see a doctor – though most cases
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Obama administration overhauls health care conscience clause

In parts of the U.S., conscience clauses exist within health care laws that permit health care workers to decline performing procedures that violate their religious beliefs. Some critics claim that following such conscience laws leads some health care workers to violate the Hippocratic Oath that they must treat patients fairly and ethically. Now may of
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You Don’t Need Secured Loans to Get Quick Cash

Get quick cash with no collateral If you think secured loans are the only way to get quick cash and that you have to put your personal property in jeopardy to get a loan, have I got good news for you! You can get payday loans and installment loans online with no down payment and
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Study finds sugary drinks may increase blood pressure

A recently published study has found a possible link between sugary drinks and an increase in blood pressure. The study found that patients who consumed large amounts of sugared beverages such as fruit juice and soft drinks had higher blood pressure. However, the study doesn’t rule out other dietary factors playing a part. One sugary
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Assange and WikiLeaks part of an old tradition

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are under a lot of fire for leaking classified documents. It goes without saying that no one should be put in harm’s way for the sake of idealism. That said, there is an American tradition of whistleblowing on a grand scale. Assange and WikiLeaks did as others have There are a lot of
What this woman says can transform a business from rags to riches.

Centerville Pie Company Newest Beneficiary of the Oprah Effect

TV queen confirms Cape Cod pie purchase It looks like the Centerville Pie Company will be the next business to receive the flood of business – and profits – that comes with being associated with Oprah. Apparently, Oprah didn’t even mention the Centerville Pie Company on her show. She simply confirmed for a small newspaper,
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Viacom v. Google, YouTube | Court documents released

This morning, a New York Federal Court judge released hundreds of thousands of pages (PDF) of documents related to the three-year-old Viacom v. YouTube lawsuit. Viacom is the owner of a huge variety of media outlets, including Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV and BET. Viacom is suing Google – specifically, Google’s YouTube property – over
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Texas lawmakers considering a payday loan from casino interests

There is a new Texas legislature convening soon. This legislature will be facing a huge budget deficit. Casino interests are trying to get the legislature to allow casinos in the state to give a short-term loan to the state budget. Texas gambling interests Lawmakers in Texas are going to be convening their new session in