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There’s a way to stay married for only eight years, not 10, and still collect divorcée Social Security benefits. Photo by Flickr user Morten Brekkevold. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional...
Rashima Melson lived for most of the last three years in a Washington D.C. shelter – known as DC General – before graduating as valedictorian from Anacostia High School in June. As the nation struggles to address an upsurge in homeless...
A deadly disease has been wiping out West Coast starfish for more than a year. One place that has held off the disease the longest is Alaska. Researchers recently traveled there to search for new clues. Researchers inspect a Henricia spp. sea star...
A modern gavage feeding process. Photo by Wkipedia user Jérôme S. In a victory for animal rights activists, the U.S. Supreme court dismissed Tuesday a challenge to the California law that outlaws production and sale of foie gras. Plaintiffs Canadian...
The general rule of thumb is to find a new job before quitting your current job. But you shouldn’t always stick to that. Photo courtesy of Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979...
Farmers in New Mexico worry that this year’s crop of green chiles will be affected by poor weather conditions. Photo by Flickr user FarmanacGreen chile pepper season is wrapping up, and New Mexico farmers are anxious. Dwindling yields due to...