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Study: Old Age Is The Happiest Time

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-04-20 10:45.

CHICAGO (AP) ? Newsflash for rock stars and teenagers: It turns out everything doesn't go downhill as we age - the golden years really are golden.

That's according to eye-opening research that found the happiest Americans are the oldest, and older adults are more socially active than the stereotype of the lonely senior suggests.

The two go hand-in-hand - being social can help keep away the blues.

Who Hires During Recessions?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2008-04-19 18:46.

From his vantage point, David Winslow does not see a recession or rising unemployment rate. Instead, the founder of a software company in Burlington, Vt., sees a hiring opportunity.

In Farmington Hills, Mich., the gloomy news about more home foreclosures means that GreenPath Debt Solutions is increasing the number of people it hires to counsel consumers.

And, even though some companies are reducing their payrolls, that's not the case for Uncle Sam. One government website lists 49,000 federal job openings alone.

The Collapse of America's Service Economy

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2008-04-18 19:37.
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Recent high profile bankruptcies of mainstay American retailers, such as The Sharper Image and Linens 'n Things, as well as the proposed mergers between Blockbuster/Circuit City and Delta/Northwest, and the admissions from the nation's leading student lenders that their business models are no longer viable, mark the beginning of a long overdue overhaul of the American economy. In short, the economy will be getting smaller and more expensive.

Funniest Amazon.Com Review EVER!

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-04-17 07:34.

The Bush Boom

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Why Beautiful Women Marry Ugly Men

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-04-16 17:50.

Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch below them in the looks category. New research reveals couples in which the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive than other match-ups.

The reason, researchers suspect, is that men place great value on beauty, whereas women are more interested in having a supportive husband.

The Best Of Business Dumb-o-Rama

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-04-16 11:02.
We’ve all made mistakes … but probably not big mistakes like making snot beer, saying no to The Beatles, or turning down the patent for the telephone. In fact, here are some of the biggest business blunders in history:

Turning Down The Beatles


Police Charge Reality-Show Director With False Imprisonment

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-04-15 10:01.
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Police in Central Florida said they've arrested a man who allegedly held young women against their will in a house to shoot a reality show called "Pauper to Princess."

Police say four women forced their way out of the Apopka house on Saturday. The show's director is charged with false imprisonment. He was released on $3,000 bail.Executive producer Jim Johnson denies the allegations. He says the women had been allowed to leave the house on recent weekends.

Olympics Drive Demand For Bodyguards In China

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-04-14 18:57.

CHENGDU, CHINA -- On the outskirts of this western city, in a field of bright yellow flowers, Wang Xi stood on a wrestling mat and eyed her opponent, a brawny man with short-cropped hair fresh from the army. After a quick bow, she lunged at his legs, flipped him over and, within seconds, pinned him to the ground.

World's Biggest BBQ

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-04-14 10:14.


MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - More than a thousand barbecue fanatics in Uruguay grilled up 12 metric tonnes (26,400 lbs) of beef on Sunday, setting a new Guinness world record while promoting the country's succulent top export.

Army personnel set up a grill nearly 1 mile long and firefighters lit six tonnes of charcoal to kick off the gargantuan cookout.


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