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Spaghetti Tacos | Going gourmet with kids food

Fans of iCarly have long known of spaghetti tacos. Thanks to a New York Times feature, this kids food item is becoming ever more popular. Though spaghetti tacos were originally a joke, there is a way to make them palatable. The origin of spaghetti tacos The Nickelodeon TV series iCarly featured the first major appearance
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Soft drink tax: Colorado lawmakers may repeal after one year

In March of 2010, Colorado consumers began paying a tax on sugary products, commonly referred to as the soft drink tax. This soft drink tax, in Colorado, equaled an additional 2.9 percent cost. Now, some lawmakers are trying to repeal the Colorado soft drink tax. The soft drink tax in Colorado In March of 2010,
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Path, the new social network that draws the line on friendships

The Path social network is a new online property that lets users share photos from their iPhones with their friends. But when it comes to friends, Path goes against the grain of current social network convention by limiting users to just 50 of them. Some say Path fills an important niche, while others say Path’s
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Bay to Breakers Race Results 2010

For much of the nation, it is the heart of the running season. Bay to Breakers is a celebration for runners and the Bay to Breakers Race Results 2010 are the reward. Bay to Breakers is held the third Sunday in May in San Francisco. Bay to Breakers is arguably the largest 12k road race
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Fighting the Recession By Any Means Necessary

Fighting the good fight The recession has made downsizing a bigger fact of life than ever before, or least as big of an issue as it has been since the Great Depression. Decreased consumer business, a lack of credit available and the increasing costs of things like health care make the waters extremely rough for
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Flat consumer prices could make paydays worth less

Recent data was released that indicated that the consumer price index has barely moved for a long time. For months on end, prices of goods and services have remained essentially flat. It means that no one has needed instant cash to make a usual purchase, but that is not all. Part and parcel to the
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Three congressional bills trying to weaken the CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set to launch in the next few months. Despite strong consumer support, three new House bills are attempting to weaken the CFPB. The House Financial Services Committee has approved these bills, but they have not yet become law. Current status of the CFPB The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was
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Free Car Media Says You Could Get Paid to Drive

Everyone’s gone Free Car Media crazy Want to get paid to drive your car? Get in line. Free Car Media is the latest craze for people seeking extra cash — and that’s 98 percent of the population. It’s a fabulous idea. Free Car Media says people can get paid to drive cars that have large
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Gene Sperling is new U.S. National Economic Council director

To fill the void left by controversial (and recently resigned) Lawrence Summers, President Obama has named Gene Sperling as the new director of the administration’s National Economic Council. The Huffington Post calls Sperling a “veteran policy and political player.” Considering the divided nature of the current Congress, experts predict Gene Sperling will have difficult economic
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Daylight saving time 2011 not likely to save energy in the U.S.

Daylight saving time 2011 begins Sunday, March 13. It will be the fifth year since Congress changed daylight saving time in the U.S. from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March. The change was mandated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, but extending daylight saving time has not proven to
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Tips for better gas mileage

The rise in the price of gas may be slowing for the moment, but long gone are the days when fuel cost was a minor consideration in our driving habits. Here are several simple things to consider which may save you some green next time at the gas station. Drive calmly and sensibly Angry driving
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Welfare payments make up 35 percent of total US wages, study says

An independent study utilizing Bureau of Economic Analysis data indicates that more than one-third of total U.S. wages and salaries go toward government payouts like Social Security, Medicare and other social welfare benefits. This has shocked numerous economists. CNBC Fast Money Executive Producer John Melloy suggests that this record figure will continue to expand as
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School closures and late start school days

Around the country, many students are hoping to hear the words “snow day.” Emergency school closures are usually called for the safety of students. School closures can be more complicated than many people realize, however. School closures for safety School districts usually make decisions about school closures for student safety. Heavy snow, cold temperatures, and

Finding Emergency Money Can Be Simplified by Using Tax Credits

Minimizing tax liability Finding emergency money isn’t easy, but with the vast amount of tax credits available the government is trying to make it a little simpler. Once you get your income tax liability down, you then can start looking at tax credits. There are a wide variety of them available, but it’s important to
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More real life superheroes donning costumes to fight crime

Over the past few years, there has been a rising number of real-life comic book style superheroes. Real people are putting on costumes and going out to perform charitable works and try to fight crime. Costumed crusaders were the subject of “Superheroes,” a documentary that was shown at the Slamdance Film Festival. Caped crusaders break
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Can’t pay your taxes? What to do about extensions and interest

The IRS deadline for 2011 may be three days later than usual, but some people still need extra time. If you cannot pay your taxes or file on time, addressing the situation quickly is key. Ignoring the problem of late taxes will make the situation worse. Extending your filing deadline If you will not be
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Easy quick loans for people with bad credit

Have bad or poor credit? No problem. You can apply right now for quick loans for people with bad credit. These loans are specifically designed to help those in need of quick financing who don’t have the  credit score most lenders are looking for. Here you won’t be treated any differently because of a less-than-decent