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Why You're Unlikely To Make Money Flipping Houses

Watching HGTV and reading news articles tout the financial windfall of buying a distressed house, fixing it up, and selling it for a handsome profit. But before you cash out your 401K and get a second mortgage to flip your own house, the odds are you will not make any money and rather lose your...
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Almost Half Of Americans Are Skipping A Summer Vacation

As American as Mom and apple pie is the summer vacation but nearly half of Americans say they’re staying home this summer. A Bankrate.com survey found that 49% of those surveyed said they're skipping the summer vacation because they cannot afford it. Although unemployment is at a historic low many...
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The Elevator Button That Doesn't Work On Purpose

If you've ever repeatedly pushed the 'door close' button on an elevator and thought, 'It's like this thing doesn't actually work,' you are about to find out that you are correct. Over the Memorial Day weekend, a passenger aboard an elevator posted a picture of the elevator button panel and...
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Not Offering Thanks Is Not A Sign Of Rudeness

If hearing “thank you” is important to you, maybe don't hold your breath. A new study has found that in most cultures, if you reach out to give a helping hand, you won’t get much thanks in response. In what many would consider rude, a worldwide study found that people helped each other out 88% of...
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Majority Of Women Over 40 Don't Want To Look Younger

When it comes to beauty most women don't want to turn back the clock, which is contrary to the messages provided by the fashion industry. A study of women over 40 found they are sick of being bombarded with anti-ageing products advertised by much younger models. Only 3% of women over 40 said they...
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Why Can't I Hear 98.5 KTK On My Radio This Morning?

Florida is where we call home and it is as unique a place as the people who live here. Usually temperate are pretty consistent but for a few days in spring and fall the temperature changes can be drastic; by as much as 40 degrees from a low to a high. Those wild temperature fluctuation can...
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Your Allergies May Not Be Allergies At All

Congestion, running nose, itchy ears, all signs of allergies and this time of year it is hard to escape. But are grass, tree and weed pollens to blame? Not necessarily. Many people suffer from common condition known as nonallergic rhinitis, a reaction that can be triggered by an infection, a...
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Make A Not-To-Do List

Being an efficient multi-tasker calls for some disciplined organization usually composed with lists of items to do. But those list can become out of control and leave you feeling like there's no time for you. Allison Rimm, a management consultant, writes in the Harvard Business Review that one way...
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Kids Eat Dinner at 3pm

It's a parental dilemma that spans generations. After a day of learning at school, your kid’s stomachs are empty and they're begging for food in mid-afternoon. So they have a snack to hold them over until dinner but now they don't want to eat when it's time to sit down for the main meal! One mother...
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The Swimsuit You Can't Get Wet

If there was ever a wardrobe malfunction, a new swimsuit from the online retailer ASOS (according to the company is pronounced ace-oss not ay-sos) has many people scratching their heads. The PrettyLittleThing Studded Bandage Swimsuit boasts several features such as "color-block style," "studded...
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