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Obesity Isn’t Just Bad for Your Body, It’s Bad for Your Wallet, Too — Health Check

The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but there’s a financial downside, too — data shows obese people also earn less money, especially women.

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The Public Agrees, About $150,000 a Year Makes You ‘Rich’ — Survey of the Day

In light of the Occupy Wall Street movement focusing attention on the “one percent” and the debate over raising taxes on the wealthy, Gallup asked 1,012 adults how much money they would need to make a year in order to consider themselves rich.

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What the…? Millionaire Couple Busted for Receiving Welfare Benefits

Investigators and authorities have learned that a Seattle couple lived in a million-dollar home and traveled the world, all while collecting more than $135,000 in welfare benefits.

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Postal Service Cuts Means Next-Day Mail May Be a Thing of the Past

Proposed cuts to services from the US Postal Service will save the cash-strapped organization some much-needed funds, but the public may not like the outcome.

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Queen’s Pay Frozen in UK Austerity Measures

Times are hard the whole world over. In a sign of dire economic times across the pond, Buckingham Palace is doing some historic belt tightening.  Let's just say it's not as much fun to be a "royal" as it used to be.

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Survey Says — Holidays Are No Longer the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Seems “holiday cheer” may be a misnomer, at least according to a new survey. Consumer Reports polled 1,013 adults, revealing that 90 percent of us have at least one thing to complain about the holidays, and 15 percent hate that they’re expected to be nice.

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Hiring Strangers to Do Your Chores Has Never Been Easier with Micro-Labor Sites [VIDEO]

Whether you need a fresh pair of pants stat or your garden could use a good weeding, the internet is making farming out your chores and odd jobs the best way to clear off your “to do” list.

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Black Friday Madness Ruining Holiday Shopping

There was a time when the Friday after Thanksgiving was just another day on the calendar, and, oh yes, the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Then the media started hyping it with live TV coverage of eager shoppers lining up hours before opening time to get first crack at the highly discounted bargains.

In a few years, that day went from a fun day for shoppers to Black Friday for the businesses that have come to depend on the crowds and high volume sales to keep them "in the black" financially.

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