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May is National Egg Month – Here’s how to celebrate

May is National Egg Month, a time to celebrate and appreciate the protein far too many of us take for granted. Baked, boiled, fried or even decorated, eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients available. Here is why May is National Egg Month and how to celebrate properly. Why is May National Egg Month?
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Four-Day Workweek Is a Win-Win

Better for workers, better for the environment Less electricity usage, more time As businesses scramble to cut expenses, some are choosing to close the office on Fridays rather than lay employees off. Advocates of the four-day, ten-hour-a-day workweek contend that it not only saves money and eases pressures on the environment, it also promotes employee

Are You Under-Educated about Finances?

National Bureau of Economic Research There is more bad news according to a recent survey done by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The survey, titled ?Financial Literacy among the Young? showed that fewer than 33% of young adults from 20 to 30 years of age have a basic knowledge of interest rates, inflation and
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Opryland Hotel flooding damage beyond measure

The results of the Tennessee flooding of the Cumberland River, especially the Opryland Hotel flooding, have closed the area that is virtually the heart of Nashville. The Opryland Hotel is part of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, a large resort complex including retail stores and several atria, all next door to the Grand

Google Maps for Bicyclists

Yesterday, Google announced that it has added biking directions to Google Maps for the United States. Whether you ride for exercise, to run errands, to commute to work, or just for fun, Google Maps can now make your life little easier, a little more scenic, and even a little safer.  No matter why you ride
Young children of various races, singing together in a classroom. Children with Williams syndrome don't show racial biases, according to studies.

Williams syndrome: On being hypersocial and racially blind

If your young child doesn’t have any racial biases, it could be that they possess a rare genetic disorder called Williams syndrome, reports the New York Daily News. Behavioral therapists indicate that most of us develop a preference for people of our own ethnic group by the time we’re three years old. Whether this falls
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New iPhone prototype found in Redwood City bar

So a tech blogger walks into a bar and finds the next iPhone prototype. Stop me if you’ve heard this one… Seriously, Gizmodo may have gotten the serious scoop on the rest of the tech journalism universe with a fortuitous discovery of what appears to be a prototype of the next iPhone (iPhone 4G?). A
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Westboro Baptist Church | The First Amendment challenges

After several appeals, the Supreme Court has agreed to take on the free speech questions raised by the Westboro Baptist Church. An extreme church known for protests against homosexuality at funerals, colleges and public buildings, the Westboro Baptist Church has faced a wide range of legal challenges. The case the Supreme Court will be taking
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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
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National Broadband Plan: Universal access by 2020

It wasn’t long ago that connecting to the internet meant dialing into your Internet Service Provider and listening to the hissing and pops of your internet connecting. Since then, though, broadband internet has become the norm — for most. The cost (which practically requires installment loans), a lack of “digital literacy” and concerns about privacy
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Rush Card | Pros and cons of prepaid cards

Rush Card is one of the many pre-paid credit card options available. The Rushcard service, like most prepaid cards, has features that can make it very useful, especially for people who cannot get regular loans or do not want a regular credit card. However, before you make a decision about getting a Rush Card, it
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Former GM financial wing Ally may have its own IPO

In the past few weeks, there has been a lot of buzz about an upcoming GM IPO. The related company, Ally Financial Inc., is now looking at an Initial Public Offering all its own next year. Ally Financial used to be GMAC, or General Motors Acceptance Corporation, the loan company formerly part of General Motors.
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Truck driving jobs and auto industry jobs to surge in near future

As much as 400,000 truck driving jobs and an upcoming labor shortage in the U.S. auto industry promise to put a small dent in the U.S. unemployment rate. The U.S. auto industry and the U.S. trucking industry hemorrhaged jobs during the recession. But as the economy slowly recovers, truck driving jobs and auto industry jobs
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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
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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
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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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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