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Mazlan Othman as U.N. space alien ambassador is sci-fi

News that the United Nations is poised to appoint an alien ambassador spread like wildfire over the Internet Sunday. Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, head of the U.N. Office for Outer Space Affairs, was reportedly in line for the job. Othman is on the record saying that, should it happen, humans need a coordinated response

How To Go About Organizing Your Bills

Bills, Bills, Bills You see them every day, and you hate to open them. What more exciting news could they possibly bring than reminding you of your obligation? Don’t they realize there is a recession going on? Do they think you have extra cash lying around? Rather than looking at them like the 800-pound ogre
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Sen. Ted Kennedy, 77, Dies After Brain Cancer Battle

One of the “most accomplished Americans” in history Those were the words of President Barack Obama from his eulogy for Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in what the Associated Press (at http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gs1RXaMtEaB8vsTCm-ol_zVcTexgD9AAKC8G0) calls “an enduring political dynasty.” Democratic Senator Kennedy died due to complications caused by brain cancer. He was 77

Consumers In Search of Debt Relief Need to Stop Being Lazy

Consumers and laziness Many consumers today are looking for debt relief. Without knowing it, however, they have the solutions to many of their problems right in front of them. Due to the recession, now is not the time to be lazy about change or being proactive. Here are some things that need to be addressed

The Five Golden Rules of Financial Planning

The benefits of financial planning include stress reduction, wealth building and earning a high credit score. There’s an old adage that when a person fails to plan, they essentially plan to fail. Truer words were never spoken, particularly when it comes to planning for a sound financial future. The following five golden rules of financial

Instant Cash Loans Can Help Fund Accurate Appraisals

The New Appraisal Dilemma Now that Americans are getting back to buying and selling real estate, many are willing to use instant cash loans to fund various unexpected costs. One of the biggest concerns for any home seller is their appraisal. Although the price of a home can be based on the market assessment value,

Demand shrinking among businesses as durable goods prices rise

Weak demand has caused orders of durable goods to fall over the past month. Orders for durable goods, or manufactured goods that last for long periods of time, rose in January, but rising prices may have put a damper on the willingness of businesses to order such goods. However, orders for transportation items such as
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Apple TV rumors hit the grapevine the week after Google TV demo

Apple TV has been around since about four years before Google dominated tech headlines last month with the Google TV demo at Google I/O. The enthusiastic response to the Google TV demo apparently was a wake-up call for an Apple TV update. Barely a week after Google TV was announced, rumors about a new and
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Drop-side cribs banned by U.S. government

For generations, thousands of U.S. parents put their infants in drop-side cribs because they were cheap and gave parents easy access to their child. But as the Associated Press reports, the era of drop-side cribs has officially come to an end. After the deaths of more than 30 infants and toddlers since 2000 and millions
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Illinois lawmakers approve largest tax increase in state history

An Illinois tax increase of 66 percent was approved by the state’s legislature Wednesday. The state of Illinois, reeling from years of fiscal mismanagement, has been looking for ways to narrow a $15 billion budget deficit. The Illinois income tax increase, the largest in the state’s history, is a desperate step to solve budget woes

Debt management plans pay debt and restore credit

The Truth about Debt Management Plans Creating a debt management plan helps consumers pay debt, reestablish credit and begin to regain control over their finances. However, many avoid doing so because of misconceptions about the way that debt management plans work. In some cases, people have been purposely misled by debt counselors to believe myths
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A payday advance loan can come in handy

It seems like more and more consumers today are living from paycheck to paycheck. So what do you do when you have a home emergency? What if the septic tank backs up, a water pipe bursts or you catch your kitchen on fire? These are some of the things that many homeowners have experienced. But
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Moment of silence fails to quiet right wing media personalities

A moment of silence on the White House lawn was a gesture by President Obama for the victims of Jared Lee Loughner. The moment of silence was observed in places ranging from the U.S. Supreme court to the Detroit Auto Show. A moment of silence was not observed by right wing media personalities, who used
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Energizer Hardcase Tactical Flashlight | Light & Bash to Safety

Get in the swing of things We all know that it’s important to have the right tool for the job. If you need a flashlight to light the way in dark places, you want one you can rely upon. If you’re in a different kind of dark place, you may need a blunt object to
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Rentometer! Find Out if You’re Paying or Charging Too Much Rent

Rentometer knows answers to housing costs Housing costs are definitely being called in to question nowadays. They’re fluctuating all over the place. I’ve read headlines that say “Housing prices on the rise” and “Housing prices hit all-time low” on the same day. That makes for a lot of confused people, whether they are apartment hunting
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Find fun trails and enjoy the ride

Almost anywhere you go there are resources that can help you find fun trails to explore. There are many bike trails to consider, and if you aren’t into biking, you can hike them, instead. There are websites with GPS coordinates and maps to help you find your way. There are many groups of people who