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The first day of summer 2010 is also Fathers Day 2010

You can save space on the calendar, as the first day of summer 2010 also happens to be, as fate would have it, Father's Day 2010. READ ON...
Tropical Beach at sunset

CERN researchers capture antimatter for the first time

CERN scientists were able to create and hold antimatter atoms for the first time. In previous attempts they destroyed themselves instantly.
CERN

Apple Mac event unveils some big changes

The recent Apple event, Back to the Mac, announced some huge changes in the Apple Mac line, in a new operating system and two new Mac Books.
MacBook

Is Applying For A Payday Loan Through A Direct Lender The Best Option?

Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.
Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.

Ways for bookworms to save money on summer reading

Its the summer reading season, but that doesn't mean bookworms have to dish out a lot of cash to keep themselves in books.
Shelves of books at a library

Libyan plane crash leaves one survivor

A Libyan plane crash has left 103 dead. One survivor, an 8-year-old Dutch boy, is in the hospital after being discovered alive. READ MORE...
Plane Crash

Friggatriskaidekaphobia? Fear of Friday the 13th

There is a term for being afraid of Friday the 13th. It's called friggatriskaidekaphobia. Is there therapy for that; how much does it cost?
Apollo 13 lifting off

How Can Installment Loans Help Protect Your Credit Rating?

There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.
There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.

The debate over having Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time is an odd, yet old, practice. There are reasons to have it, and there are reasons to simply get rid of it all together.
Benjamin Franklin

Company stock tanks as BP criminal investigation begins

The outlook for BP worsens as a BP criminal investigation has begun and BP stock has plummeted since the oil rig explosion. READ MORE...
Oil spill in water

Loss of refund cash advance product cuts H&R Block revenues

As a result of being forced to stop offering a cash advance against tax refunds, H&R Block has been losing revenue this tax season.
Tax preparation

Do Not Fall Behind On Your Bills - See How Short Term Loans Can Help Prevent Late Fees and Penalties.

Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.
Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.

Amazon removes WikiLeaks website from servers

As outrage has mounted, Amazon has removed WikiLeaks from Amazon web hosting out of protest over WikiLeaks' activities releasing documents.
Julian Assange

Thanksgiving Quotes from funny people

People can keep the Hallmark-approved nonsense, because Thanksgiving quotes from funny sources are just more entertaining overall. Enjoy!
Thanksgiving

How To Get A Cash Advance Even With Bad Credit and Bankruptcy On Your Record

Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.
Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.

Drama in Alaska Senate race heats up with lawsuit

The fight between Joe Miller and Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Senate race has heated up. Miller has just filed a lawsuit in federal court.
Joe Miller

Loophole for quick payday from Social Security closed

The Social Security Administration closed a loophole that benefited only the wealthy with a quick payday and was costing everyone else. ...
Social Security Card

Missile defense system test fails off California coast

A recent test of the nation's missile defense system failed. Various missile defense systems have been tested without success for decades.
Missile Defense test

Keep Your Debt to Credit Ratio Down By Using Personal Loans Instead of Credit Cards

The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.
The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.

Severe budget problems could get all Detroit teachers laid off

Every single teacher employed by the city of Detroit will be laid off by July 29, unless the city can fix some chronic budget problems.
Picture of Detroit skyline

A quick riff on St. Patricks Day history

We all know that March 17 is St Patrick's Day, but many people wonder about St Patrick's Day history, and it is pretty interesting...
St. Patricks Day history - Statue of St Patrick