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Use Your Gift Cards Now

Birthdays, Christmas and even thank yous sometimes come with gift cards. Chances are they're all sitting in a drawer somewhere in your home not being used. One financial blogger is on a quest for all of us to cash in on gift cards as soon as you get them. The reason is simple, you are providing the...
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Younger Americans Are Ditching Deodorant

Did you smell that? 40% of adults 18 to 24-years old said they did not use deodorant or antiperspirant in the last 30 days. Around a third (31%) of adults 25 to 34- years old have also ditched deodorant and 22% of adults 35 to 44-years old do the same. The data, from YouGov, fit neatly into the...
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Public Shaming For Those Using Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags

Last week we shared with you a story on the amount of plastics we consume daily without even knowing it (and it's a lot). It's no surprise that many communities and governments are looking to reduce our use of plastic items; particularly single-use plastic items such as food containers, bags,...
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We Consume A Lot Of Plastic And That Can Not Be Good

Plastic has been a news headline for quite some time and it is just about everywhere, including your body. A new study found that the average person swallows about 50,000 pieces of plastic per year. That’s between 126 and 142 tiny particles of plastic every day. But it isn't just what we're eating...
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Stop Stress Shopping With Airbnb

Shopping helps many people deal with negative emotions and stress, but can often lead to credit card debt which adds even more stress. Nearly one-in-three Americans turns to retail therapy to deal with stress. But the next time you crave the endorphin rush of sopping, visit the Airbnb website...
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Lawsuit Filed Over Exploding Pam Cooking Spray Cans

Chances are you have a can of cooking spray stored in your kitchen. Little did you know that can may be a ticking time bomb! Over half a dozen people are suing Conagra after sustaining injuries allegedly resulting from exploding cans of Pam cooking spray. The lawsuit claim that Conagra sold...
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Teens Smoke Less Weed In States That Legalize Marijuana

For years lawmakers have cautioned that marijuana would act as a gateway drug for teens, in that it would be the first stop of a lifetime of increasingly harder drug use. But now that 33 states and the District of Columbia have either medical and recreational laws, some with over 20 years to...
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Gainesville Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags And Take Out Containers

Starting August 1, 2019, you will no longer have the "plastic" bag option at a grocery store, restaurant or retail store within the City of Gainesville. The Gainesville City Commission unanimously voted Thursday (1/17/19) to ban single-use plastic bags and polystyrene containers used by grocery...
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Give Up Your Smartphone For A Year For $100,000

Would you be willing to go for an entire year without your smartphone for $100,000? Vitamin Water says 1 out of 2 people couldn’t live without their smartphone. So to motivate you to break the cycle with scroll-free life solutions, they're offering $100,000 to someone who gives up their phone for...
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Collins Dictionary's Word Of The Year

Yep, we are nearing the end of 2018 and that means we get to review what we did this year. Collins Dictionary is the first out with its word of 2018 and although not the Oxford English Dictionary or Scrabble Dictionary, which has more prestige, the word selected is one that is memorable. Collins...
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