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Skinny Science: Weight-loss fads that lighten your wallet

By Stephen Ullmer on February 1st, 2009

All too often we see expansive marketing campaigns for diet pills and celebrity diet crazes that rarely emphasize a balanced diet and regular exercise.

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Social Security: Will millennials get to cash in?

By Maurie Backman on May 10th, 2016

Anyone keeping tabs on that ticking time bomb known as Social Security knows that its long-term status could be risky at best. But it looks like millennials have just about given up on Social Security.

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Playing a Risky Game: Living paycheck-to-paycheck

By Janaye Everitt on February 1st, 2016

The U.S. is home to a lot of hard-working, stressed-out people. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), Americans are suffering from finance-related stress nationwide.

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Could We Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

By Missy Lacock on August 1st, 2015

Would you know what to do if zombies attacked? 

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The Numbers Don't Add Up: Gender pay gap in the workplace

By Missy Lacock on May 1st, 2015

Closing the gender pay gap in the workplace feels liks an uphill battle. So knowing how to deal with inequality when entering the workplace is a vital skill. Just remember: You're worth it.

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Yes, You Need This. No, I Don't Know Why.

By Andrew Bolsinger on October 31st, 2014

A torrent of inventions that supposedly meet our needs--for a price, of course--meet "needs" that don't exist at all. 

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If You're Going To Have Cake, Eat it

By Missy Lacock on July 24th, 2014

America wastes a lot of food every year--133 billion pounds in 2010, to be exact, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It's a ridiculous amount, but between my own wasteful food habits and my years in the food service industry, I'm not surprised. If other Americans are even remotely like me, no wonder that waste pile is so high (sorry, Earth).

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Collaborative Clashes: Joint efforts that fall flat

By Samantha Blann on April 23rd, 2014

Not all collaborations make sense. For proof, take a gander at these odd partnerships that yield nothing but confusion.

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High-Frequency Trading: Two million times faster than a speeding bullet

By Jens Odegaard on March 24th, 2014

Just how fast is high-frequency trading?

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Book Bane: outrageously expensive textbooks

By Emily Hutto on July 31st, 2013

A study by the National Association of College Stores states that the average college student spends about $655 each year on textbooks. Depending on your major, however, $655 may be a drop in the bucket. While you can find most textbooks used, simply asking these prices for a new book is crazy.

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