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Keep Your Email Writings Under Three Minutes

If you have trouble writing and replying to emails, here’s a simple trick: Set a timer for three minutes. Now write that whole email before the time runs out. You’re not allowed to keep writing past three minutes. In fact, if you want to write any more, you have to wait until tomorrow and do...
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How To Tell If Loose, Unpackaged Produce Is Organic

According to the Organic Trade Association, annual sales of organic food is $35.9 billion annually. In fact the US government says the number of organic operations in the US has nearly tripled since the USDA began keeping count in 2002 , currently totaling a record 19,474 operations. Each year...
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Create Big Savings Using The $5 System

Putting money into a savings account can be tough when paychecks are squeezed for every cent. However there is one brilliant and very easy method that will add funds in to your account. Here it is: Take every $5 bill you come across and pocket it. It's small enough to not miss it, but large enough...
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Scientists Willing To Pay You $3,500 To Catch The Flu

It sounds like one of those "would you" questions to see online but would you be willing to catch the flu if it meant you could collect $3,500? Researchers are indeed offering a lot of cash for people willing to suffer through the aches and pains of the flu in study aimed at making a univrsal flu...
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We're Not Washing Our Bath Towels Enough

Recently General Electric asked the public a simple question, how often do you wash your bathroom towels not the decorated ones but the ones you use after a shower or bath). Half of respondents said they use their towels at least five times before throwing it in the washer. 14% use their bath...
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One-Star Product Review Are Pointless

Find yourself angry about an experience or product enough to write a horrible review to warn others? It may be pointless. Analysis from over 100,000 online product reviews found one-star reviews are the least helpful kind of review. One-star reviews also tended to have them most mis-spelled words...
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Data Suggests Your Name Is Tied To Your Income

What is in a name? Tradition, uniqueness, your paycheck! There is some data that suggest people with certain names make more money than others. The job search engine’s ValueMyName tool took first name and salary data from half a million résumés to provide an average salary for 1,200 first names,...
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Woman Wins Lottery By Mistake

No one winner in the most recent Megal Millions and Powerball lottery drawings and while many keep theri fingers crossed to win, a New Jersey woman won teh lottery by accident. Oksana Zaharov was visiting New York and had stopped at a convenieance store. While tehre she asked teh clerk for a $1...
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How To Find Patience When You Are Annoyed

Poet William Langland wrote that “patience is a fair virtue.” But after all the Christmas shopping your patience may be running a bit thin. So here is some advice from a psychologist to find patience when you’re annoyed. Dr. Ellen Hendriksen has come up with a five-point guide of letting go of...
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Heat Your Ham In A Slow Cooker

Along with all the gifts and decorations is the holiday meal. One that rivals Thanksgiving with many opting for a ham instead of turkey (or both). While turkeys need to be fully cooked, most hams only need to be reheated and while you could sneak it into the oven with the turkey the ham tends to...
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