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The Official List of Allowed Purchases This Black Friday

Every year around this time I put on my clever hat and try to have some fun with Black Friday… This has produced a multitude of award winning articles such as “How I feel about Black Friday in Animated Gifs“, “7 Things I’d rather do than shop on Black Friday,” and my personal favorite, “10 ways Black Friday is like sex.’ (I swear, I deserve […]

Meghan Trainor and Jimmy Kimmel team up to fix America's dearth of Thanksgiving carols

There's no reason that Adam Sandler's two-decade-old "Thanksgiving Song" should be the only real song America has for its most popular secular holiday. Jimmy Kimmel thinks the lack of Thanksgiving music is a shame, he said on Tuesday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, so he enlisted the help of "All About That Bass" singer Meghan Trainor. Show More Summary

Reader Mailbag: Are US Savings Bonds Worth Buying Anymore?

So in light of the Federal deficit, devaluation of the dollar, lack of jobs, etc., what’s your view of U.S. Savings Bonds these days? I have some, and can’t find anyone talking about whether they’re still a good investment. Yes, they earn relatively good interest, but are they a safe investment NOW (or should I […]

Homeless man gets his Thanksgiving wish: To celebrate the day with a family

This Thanksgiving, all Neal Shytles wanted was to have dinner with family — any family. The 54-year-old has lived in a Norfolk, Virginia, homeless shelter for two years, and said the holidays are his loneliest time. "It hurts every day of the year but on Thanksgiving and Christmas, it's 10 times worse being by yourself," he told ABC News. Show More Summary

Pakistan has a popular, taboo-breaking call-in sex advice show on TV

A new show on the Pakistani television channel Health TV appears to be doing the near-impossible: Talking more or less openly about sex, sexually transmitted diseases, and other sex-related problems in a conservative Muslim nation where such talk is generally prohibited in public and, often, avoided in private. Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly and Jimmy Fallon second-guess the Ferguson prosecutor

On Tuesday, Jimmy Fallon had Bill O'Reilly on The Tonight Show, and like a lot of America, the talk turned to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent rioting. O'Reilly gave a longish spiel about the "terrible story," but now that the grand jury has spoken, "you have to accept it," he said. Show More Summary

Man finds ultra rare Shakespeare First Folio from the 1600s

A medieval literature expert made a startling discovery in a French library: He found a rare Shakespeare First Folio from 1623. Shakespeare First Folio found in French library (Photo: Getty) More Summary

What’s your square footage?

After spending some time in a bunch of European countries and South Korea, it’s interesting (and kind of depressing) to think about how big American homes are. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some 3,000 square feet of space, but when you’re in Korea and a family of five lives in a 1,200 square foot […]

High school principal publicly shaves student's head to remove faux-hawk

On Sept. 23, high school senior Lucas Hull went to school in Batavia, New York, with a new haircut, a "faux-hawk" — short on the sides, longer on top, not quite a mohawk. He came home with a shaved head, and his family isn't happy about it. Show More Summary

Your Money Adviser: When It Comes to Holiday Shopping, Not All Plastic Is Equal

To keep your money safe from hackers, many experts recommend using a credit card instead of a debit card both online and in stores.

Federal judge strikes down Arkansas gay marriage ban

Shortly after a fellow federal judge struck down neighboring Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, Judge Kristine Baker in Little Rock ruled that Arkansas' ban is also unconstitutional. The law and subsequent voter-approved constitutional...Show More Summary

Oops: Freeway sign in Los Angeles debuts with a huge mistake

If there was a Typo Olympics, this one would take the gold medal. RT @kyoshino: OOPS: Exit sign on 710 Frwy misspells Olympic Blvd as 'Olimpic' Pic @shelbygrad — Richard (Rick) NeillShow More Summary

Nurse who had Ebola asking bridal store she visited for refund

Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who flew to Ohio to visit a wedding boutique before being diagnosed with Ebola, is now asking that store for a refund of $480. Stephen Malouf, Vinson's attorney, says that his client felt bad that the shop...Show More Summary

Mississippi same-sex marriage ban overturned

On Tuesday, a federal judge overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but put the order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal. Two lesbian couples and a gay rights organization filed a lawsuit seeking to reverse a 1997...Show More Summary

Suze Orman Leaving CNBC for New Daily Series

Jenny Anderson/WireImage Personal finance guru Suze Orman is leaving CNBC after 14 years to develop a daily series with Warner Bros. Television Group's Telepictures, according to Variety. No word out yet whether the new show, "Suze Orman's Money Wars," will be distributed via first-run syndication or through cable outlets, Variety says. Show More Summary

Did 'Santa Claus' come to town early for the markets?

Did Santa sneak down your chimney earlier in November and drop so much candy into your investment stocking that he won't show up again between now and Christmas?

Best Money Tips: Morning Routines of Successful People

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on routines that successful people do every morning, Black Friday buzzwords that make you spend more, and productivity pick-me-ups to help you get things done. Top 5 Articles 15 Routines Successful People Do Every...

Market Wrap: Stocks Slip as Oil Pushes Energy Sector Lower

Richard Drew/AP By STEVE ROTHWELL NEW YORK -- A slump in energy prices pushed the stock market back from record levels on Tuesday. Energy stocks slid as the price of oil resumed its descent. Traders speculated that member nations of the oil-producing group OPEC would fail to agree on production cuts at an upcoming meeting in Vienna on Thursday. Show More Summary

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