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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average…Continue
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By Dana Dratch • Bankrate.com
When it comes to cultivating a credit score, you've probably got the good citizen routine down cold.
You pay on time, try to wipe out the entire balance every month and never close too many accounts at once.
Beyond the basics, though, many consumers are still in the dark about what makes their credit scores go up and down.
"We have had so many people over the years who don't understand what goes into a credit score," says Dave Jones,…Continue
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DANIEL WAGNER and MARTIN CRUTSINGER
AP Business Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The job market is getting healthier, adding to evidence that the economy is improving as 2011 nears an end.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level since April 2008, the government said. The report suggested that layoffs are slowing further and that employers may be ready to hire more aggressively in the new year.
A gauge of future economic…Continue
Stressful, busy days and the constant bombardment of technology can make it difficult to shut off the outside world and get to bed. Instead of reaching for that Ambien or Tylenol PM pill to knock yourself out, try eating a light meal with carbohydrates and tryptophan. According to Nutritionist Kelly Aronica, a snack within an hour of bedtime with carbohydrates and tryptophan can boost serotonin levels(which helps you sleep) in your body making you ready for bed.
For more on the type of…
A Brazilian woman who has given birth to a baby with two heads, admitted she had initially expected twins.
Maria de Nazare, gave birth by caesarean at a hospital in Anajas, in Brazil's northern Para state, with her newborn weighing 9.9lbs.
And in a tribute to the religious celebrations at Christmas, she has decided to call the pair Emanoel and Jesus.
The baby has two heads but all his organs are functioning healthily. The mother was said to have found about the abnormality…
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A psychologist has said that new developments in neuroscience show that letting babies "cry it out" is dangerous for their longterm health. Caregivers who respond promptly to a baby's need are more likely to have children who are independent.
According to the Psychologist Darcia Narvaez, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Collaborative for Ethical Education at the University of Notre Dame, writing on Psychology Today, studies on rats with high and low nurturing mothers show…Continue
At a further attempt to halt the spread of HIV, the United States is making a bold and extremely risky decision. Researchers from the University of Western Ontrario developed a new vaccine, and the Food and Drug Administration announced its approval on Tuesday for use in the US. Not only should you be weary of this vaccine due to negative history revolving around vaccines, but the fact that it is made with a genetically modified virus adds even more concern over its approval. While the…Continue
A person's surname can influence their choice of career, experts believe.
Scientists are exploring the theory that people are drawn to certain trades and professions based on the connotations of their surnames.
The phenomenon can be observed among famous figures such as the World champion sprinter Usain Bolt or the 18th century poet William Wordsworth.
However, serious research is now being dedicated to the concept - known as nominative determinism - to explain why it…Continue
Three Pennsylvania teens must clean toilets, urinals and bed pans after admitting they iced a birthday cake with feces as a prank on a high school classmate.
The Daily Local News of West Chester reports the girls were also ordered Monday to pick up dog droppings at a local park during their 200 hours of community service in return for guilty pleas stemming from the March incident at Avon Grove High School.…Continue
"IBM scientists are among those researching how to link your brain to your devices, such as a computer or a smartphone," it continued.
IBM gave the examples of ringing someone up just by thinking it, or willing a cursor to move on a computer screen.
Biological makeup will become the key to personal identity, with retina scans of recognition of faces or voices used to confirm who people are rather than typing in passwords, the company forecast.
"Imagine you will be able…Continue
LEBANON, Mo. (AP) -- Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 of its stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy who was fed the formula died from what preliminary tests indicate was a rare bacterial infection, the retailer said.
The government has not ordered a recall of the 12.5-ounce cans of Enfamil Newborn powder with the lot number ZP1K7G. Manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition said its records showed the lot tested negative for the bacterium…Continue
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By Heather Larson • Bankrate.com
Take the confusion out of tipping
Tipping can be daunting. While most of us know that it's appropriate to tip our server at a restaurant, it's not always clear whether to tip the hotel concierge, funeral chaplain or dog groomer.
If you leave a tip, how large should it be? Is 20 percent an across-the-board solution? Will your tip leave you looking like Donald Trump or Ebenezer Scrooge? Are there situations where tipping isn't…Continue
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Forget for the time being all the Three Stooges document-fumbling surrounding the housing collapse. Set aside the obvious malfeasance of robosigning and rocket dockets.
The question on the table now is, were America's largest mortgage lenders stealing homes?
The recent lawsuit filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley against five of the nation's largest banks for deceptive foreclosure and loan modification practices essentially accuses them of doing exactly…Continue
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The average manufacturer's coupon is now worth $1.20, according to food marketing analyst Phil Lempert of SupermarketGuru.com. That's a nice amount, but serious savers combine these coupons with in-store coupons and good sales. Sites like CouponMom.com (free) and TheGroceryGame.com ($10 for eight weeks) offer weekly sales-tracking services for most states and major grocery stores. They'll tell you which items are on rock-bottom sale and alert you to manufacturers' coupons you can…Continue
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WASHINGTON — It's the morning after and the controversy over how to sell emergency contraception still looms.
The Obama administration's top health official stopped plans Wednesday to let the Plan B morning-after pill move onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms.
Overruling scientists at the Food and Drug Administration, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius decided that young girls shouldn't be able to buy the pill on their own, saying she was worried about…Continue