A black swan in the water, facing the camera

Black Swan author Nassim Taleb linked to stock market flash crash

Black Swan is the title of a book that examines stuff no one thinks can happen, but does — like last week’s high speed trading meltdown of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Nassim Taleb, author of “Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable,” describes the rise of the Internet and the September 11, 2001
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Accutane: One lawsuit settled, thousands filed

Roche Laboratories, makers of Accutane, have settled a lawsuit in Illinois before it reached court. Accutane has been implicated in more than 1,000 lawsuits, claiming side effects ranging from IBS to severe depression. Roche Laboratories has spent more than its fair share on payday cash to settle lawsuits – but what is the fate of
A woman wearing a dress made of gold coins. That's exorbitant and unreasonable, at least in most people's minds. Payday lending is neither of those things, as you'll see.

Usury and payday loans: An unreasonable comparison

Payday lending has been criticized on numerous grounds by a variety of sources, but inevitably these criticisms tend to point back toward a single source: usury. Lending and the charging of interest – even the concept of “exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest,” as a Google search defines usury – very likely predate the creation
Use online payday loans to take care of the after-effects of a break-up.

How to pay bills after a breakup: with online payday loans

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when you are forced to pay the bills you used to split with your ex; good thing online payday loans are available to help you keep up with all those bills you are used to sharing. Keep reading to learn how to pick up the pieces and pay
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Malamanteau | Defining a new word

There are many reasons new words are created, but “malamanteau” is confounding many people. If you’re a fan of XKCD the webcomic, you saw what one author believes malamanteau means. However, if you’ve heard malamanteau as the word of the day at the coffee shop or water cooler, you may be wondering what the heck
Logo for Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. Apparently they don't teach the differences between 16- and 22-year-olds in health class, if Guerdwich Montimere's ruse is any indication.

Guerdwich Montimere, 22, nabbed for posing as high schooler

Guerdwich Montimere clearly subscribes to the notion that high school represents “the best days of our lives.” The 22-year-old graduated from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 2007. A basketball star, he helped lead his team to the state semifinal before going on to a brief playing career at an Illinois junior college.