How to Get the Best Deals From the Retailers’ Price-Matching Wars — Dollars and Sense
Retailers are competing hard to get inside your wallet this holiday season, and as a result, there are big savings to be found in checkout lines all across the country. We know a few ways you can take advantage of this.
More Workers Want Extra Cash Rather Than a Holiday Party — Dollars and Sense
More employees wish their employers would just skip the holiday party this Christmas season and show their appreciation with cold hard cash instead, according to a recent survey by career site Glassdoor.
For Better Holiday Deals, Check Retailer’s Websites First — Dollars and Sense
A good tip for bargain hunters: check retailer’s websites before you actually venture out to one of their brick-and-mortar locations.
The Best (and Worst) Days Left to Shop This Holiday Season
For some people, holiday shopping is about as dreadful an activity as there exists. It can be a grueling affair, full of uninspiring displays of human behavior that can suck the joy right out of a person’s holiday spirit. But not if you know which days to shop!
What Are the Most Dangerous Toys This Holiday Season?
Before you start adding too many toys to your holiday-shopping list this year, perhaps you should consider a couple of reports released earlier this week scrupulously pinpointing the most dangerous toys of 2012.
What Are the Best and Worst Jobs for the Holiday Season?
Word on the street is that this holiday season will be one of the most successful retail seasons in years, leading many employers on a desperate search for holiday workers to help get them through this busy time. But not every job seeker gets the plum role of Santa—he has elves, and that isn't nearly as much fun.
Is Sneezing Into Your Elbow the Healthy Thing to Do?
Most of us have been taught to cover our mouths when we cough or sneeze, but for the last five years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been trying to persuade kids to cover their convulsive expulsions with their elbows, instead of using their hands.
New Study Finds That Brazil Is the Leading Crack-Cocaine Market
The world might be a giant asylum of soul-sucking gutter junkies fighting for their next meal on the excruciating edge of a devil-sharp machete, as new research pinpoints crack-cocaine usage in the millions, with Brazil the world’s leading a speed-freak society. According to a recent study conducted by the Federal University of Sao Paulo, about six million adult Brazilians have tried cocaine produ
Judge Rules Rare Coins Worth $80 Million Belongs to the Government and Not to Family Claiming Them — Dollars and Sense
The United States government has officially railroaded a Philadelphia family that literally struck gold, after a judge found that the 10 rare gold coins worth $80 million they discovered almost a decade ago did not belong to them, but to Uncle Sam, instead.
Brussels Plans to Battle Offensive Language With Hefty Fines
Brussels, Belgium, has unleashed a sonic street sweeper into the city, hoping to curb the verbal cesspool coming from the mouths of its citizens and, in turn, make the city a more habitable community for its residents. According to a spokesperson for Brussels mayor Freddy Thieleman, any form of insult, be it racist or homophobic, offensive language or words used to sexually harass someone in publi
Unsurprising New Research Finds Bar and Restaurant Employees at High Risk for Alcoholism
Bartenders can make a lot in tips, one of the upsides to working in the bar or restaurant industry. However, a new study suggests there is a major pitfall to employment in a business where booze is served: it is a common breeding ground for alcoholism.
Australian Mother of 12 Gives Birth to Quintuplets
One busy mom is about to get a lot busier, as she has just given birth to quintuplets, making her brood of 16 children one of the largest families in the Australian state of Victoria. Earlier today, the 48-year-old mother of 12, who has apparently mistaken her body for a clown car, welcomed five new additions to her family to the tune of two boys and three girls (one of which, sadly, died just bef