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Sarah Palin Slips Back Into The Shadows Where Some Say She Belongs

Before McCain picked her up as his running mate back in 2008 not many people had heard of Governor Sarah Palin from Alaska. Shortly afterwards we would come to realize that we wouldn’t be hearing of anything but Sarah Palin. From her teenage daughter’s pregnancy to a lost election and even a reality show. Palin took the U.S. by storm ...

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Saliva Test Can Check Ancestry For Red Hair Gene

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DNA tests are being offered to couples in an effort to find out if they carry the red-hair gene. Even if both potential parents do not have red hair, it is possible that they may still carry the gene. Next month there will be a live exhibition at Olympia, in London, called “Who Do You Think You Are?” At this ...

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Where We Are After The Fiscal Cliff

Perhaps you remember the stress that the nation felt around Thanksgiving and all the way through Christmas of last year. That anxiety, for once, had little to do with the holiday season and everything to do with the beginning of 2013. Normally,  all we have to worry about on New Year’s Eve is what party we plan on going to ...

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These Jobs Will Get You Earning a Six Figure Salary Pretty Quick

People who put a price on their time are more likely to feel impatient when they're not using it to earn money, according to research conducted by Sanford DeVoe and Julian House at University of Toronto.

It’s always good to have passion for what you do, but passion doesn’t pay the bills. We go to work to get paid. What most employees usually want in addition to passion is a hefty paycheck. U.S. News & World Report has helped us narrow down jobs which still pay well, even in this economy. All of the jobs listed below pay at ...

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Obama Bashes Football as a Dangerous Sport: Players Respond to the President’s Words

The president of the United States recently weighed in on the brewing controversy about whether or not football is safe for young children.  This led to some of the current NFL players being asked about the president’s remarks. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs says that he respects the president’s words, but says that in spite of the evidence, he will allow his ...

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Catholic Hospital Flip Flops On Beliefs About Fetus Being a Person

A Catholic health care company is discovering that legal issues tend to become more complicated when you bypass your own beliefs to save money. Typically, Catholics believe that life begins at conception, but this company is now arguing something different. In the wake of a lawsuit citing wrongful death, this religious company is changing their tune. A woman came into ...

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Report Says College Degrees Granted Far Outnumber Available Jobs, Some Working as Janitors, Cab Drivers

The job market appears to be worse than many originally thought.  A new study is saying that half of all college graduates are now working jobs that are beneath their qualifications.   The study was released by the non-profit Center for College Affordability and Productivity.  Even worse, the group says that the trend shows few signs of ever slowing down, ...

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School Forces Students To Ask Permission Before Using Toilet Paper

A school in Eastern Pennsylvania is having it’s decision-making questioned after it was reported that the school is now requiring students to ask for toilet paper.  The Mahony Area High School decided to take toilet paper out of the boys bathrooms after having a problem with boys intentionally clogging the toilets. Principal Thomas Smith now has the boys sign out ...

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Researchers Link Football-Related Head Trauma and Brain Damage

Brain scans performed on five former NFL football players reveal the presence of an abnormal protein (tau) that causes brain damage. This is the first time that researchers have uncovered the link in living players. Researchers at UCLA describe their findings as a significant step toward being about to diagnose the disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The researchers ...

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See How Researchers Are Tracking the Flu With Twitter

Twitter is known for enhancing broadcast communications, but it is also being used by researchers to track the spread of the flu. According to researchers, the microblogging site is full of tweets about the flu, so researchers felt that if they could separate the tweets of people who actually had the flu from people who were just talking about the ...

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