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Poor People Pay More for Auto Insurance — Dollars and Sense

As if it wasn’t tough enough for low-income people to make ends meet, a new study indicates they may be paying more for car insurance than wealthier folks, too.

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Carpooling Parents Don’t Use Booster Seats Enough

Most parents know about the importance of car seats for infants and toddlers, but booster seats for older kids are often required by law, too — yet a new survey finds lots of carpooling moms and dads use them inconsistently at best.

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Most Americans Would Love to Have Their Own Robots to Help Around the House

Full-time household help can be expensive — but how would you feel about having a domestic robot? According to a new survey, 68 percent of us would welcome the mechanical assistance.

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How Many Vacation Days Do Americans Waste Each Year?

Everyone likes vacation, and yet Americans prove themselves to be the workaholics they’re rumored to be by not using all of the vacation time allotted to them by employers.

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President And First Lady Hosts Country Music Performers At White House
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Darius Rucker Is All About Giving Back

 In this season of giving, it's a good feeling to know that the country artists you like and support are out there giving of themselves. Darius Rucker is one of those guys.

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Windows 8 Developer Preview

So you can't wait for the latest edition of Windows to hit the stores.  Well, now you can get your hands on Windows 8, but be warned this edition isn't even to the beta stage yet.  If you are up to it and you want to see what the talk is all about, you can download the free developer's preview, for 64 bit or 32 bit systems, and give it a test drive

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How Many Records Has Simon Cowell Sold?

 
Some people are just irritating. Some people can't help it and others do it on purpose. I personally like to think  Simon Cowell is in the latter category.

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Mom of Three is Mom To Be

I have been absent this summer. I’ve been a LITTLE busy! First there’s the whole 3 children thing. Who knew they could be so much work?! Then there was another little thing called MORNING SICKNESS. Whoever invented that term obviously has NEVER been pregnant.

Yes, that’s right, I said morning sickness We are expecting our 4th baby in January. We feel incredibly blessed and yes, we are very excited!!!

Before you ask, let me just address some frequently asked questions that I, as a mother to 3, soon to be 4, have encountered.

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New Movie Releases: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,’ ‘Winnie the Pooh’
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How a Muggle Learned to Enjoy a Harry Potter Movie

Earlier last month, it was announced that the local theater would be running a Harry Potter Double Feature, Part 1 of Deathly Hollows and then Part 2 right at 12:01AM Friday morning.

There’s a long, convoluted story about how I got roped into attending but I’ll try to give you the short version.

A cute girl asked me to go with her.

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Don’t Want to Give Supermarkets Your Number? Use the ’80s Song ’867-5309′
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Don’t Want to Give Supermarkets Your Number? Use the ’80s Song ’867-5309′

Many grocery stores have rewards cards. You've seen them -- in exchange for letting the store datamine your purchasing behavior, you get discounts off your bill.

Some people, though, are creeped out by the whole thing and feel it's an invasion of their privacy, so they skip those discounts. But they may not have to anymore. Savvy shoppers have figured out a way to get the cheaper food and ward off Big Brother.

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Top Insect Repellents

It is definitely that time of year for being outdoors.  It doesn't matter if you go camping, golfing, swimming, if you plan a bbq, or just taking a walk, insects and more specifically mosquitoes are here and hungry

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Upgrade? Maybe You Should Wait

Stand Alone
GPS Navigators vs. GPS Smartphone Apps

Most modern smartphones have built-in maps and GPS units. But those built-in apps don't give turn-by-turn audio directions, like those you may be used to from a dedicated GPS. You can buy apps that give turn by turn directions, but they tend to be expensive, and require up-front costs or monthly subscription fees. (Mapquest is a notable exception; it's free for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android.)

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