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Divine Mercy Novena: A Good Friday tradition

Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday. Nine days of prayer for various souls is a mandate from Jesus to St. Faustina, in Catholic lore...
A photo of the empty Chapel of the Divine Mercy, near the end of its construction cycle. It is a vitally important place for Roman Catholics during such times as the Divine Mercy Novena.

Student-lending reform becomes law

This morning a huge overhaul of the student-lending industry was signed into law, eliminating $61 billion in federal subsidies to lenders...
close-up of man in black graduation gown holding diploma tied with blue ribbon

Global warming and Walmart going to the Supreme Court

Lawsuits concerning Walmart and global warming have been added to the upcoming Supreme Court docket. Both cases have massive implications...
WalMart

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.

Robert McNamara Dies | We Make War in His Image

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara has died peacefully at 93 years of age. His role in Vietnam defined his life; will America continue to make...

Barney Frank Town Hall Proves Mass. Dem’s Mettle

Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank's town hall proved that some Democrats are ready to fight back against the mindless hordes who attempt to disguise...
Rep. Barney Frank (Photo: commons.wikimedia.org)

Random Acts of Kindness Day is officially great

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Are you doing good without expectation of return?

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.

FDA on Tylenol recall 2010: This ain’t over

The Tylenol recall of 2010 also includes Motrin and Rolaids products. Complaints about a moldy odor go all the way back to 2008...
bottle  of extra strength tylenol

Jared Loughner due in court to face charges in Tuscon shooting

Jared Loughner, the suspect in the Tuscon shooting rampage, will be arraigned in court for the shootings today. He may face the death penalty.
Gabrielle Giffords

U.S. hunger report indicates high levels of food insecurity

The Department of Agriculture released a study showing that an increasing number of United States residents suffer from “food insecurity.”
No Known Restrictions: "Blind Beggar" by Lewis W. Hine, 1917 (LOC)

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.

Solar Flare 2011: X-class flare may shut down communications

Sunspot 1158 sent a Valentine to the Earth: an X-class solar flare that could shut down communications and power grids across the globe.
Northern Lights

Childhood cartoons on Facebook | Child abuse needs more than this

Facebook users are changing their profile pictures to childhood cartoons to "fight child abuse," but more action is needed for real change.
Cartoons from the '80s

The California Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act: Part 1

California voters are set to decide if recreational marijuana should be legal in the state. What are the arguments for and against the act?
A single joint of marijuana

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.

CARD Act could strip stay-at-home partners of financial identity

The consumer-protection CARD Act is supposed to protect consumers, but some stay-at-home spouses hit snags because they can't prove income.
Credit Card Applications

Identity thieves see job seekers, children as lucrative targets

Identity thieves, who victimized nearly 11 million credit card holders in 2009, are increasingly targeting more children and job seekers...
idenity theft, victime or perpetrator?

$6,500 Homebuyer Tax Credit Officially Extended to 2010

Congress today passed a bill that extends the homebuyer tax credit to 2010. There are some big changes and new exemptions...
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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.

The natural order | A real animal threat

Because wild animals are dangerous -- they can injure or kill human beings -- we must find a balance between animal rights and human safety.
Shanghai monkey

Study: Unemployment dragging down student test scores

A new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that unemployment has a correlation to decreased student test scores.
A seemingly happy eighth-grade girl.