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Older people with vision trouble have an increased risk of early death

A new study published Thursday in JAMA Ophthalmology takes a closer look at why people who start to have problems with their vision as they get older are more likely to die sooner than those who can see clearly. Researchers looked at...Show More Summary

Over the span of 11 hours, almost 400 Starbucks customers 'paid it forward'

It started at 7 a.m. Wednesday with a caramel macchiato, and lasted 11 hours with 378 customers and countless Frappucinos. Almost 400 people at a St. Petersburg, Florida, Starbucks decided to "pay it forward," meaning they picked up the tab for the person behind them in line. Show More Summary

Is Your Banker Like Gordon Gekko … or Darth Vader?

People don’t tend to feel warm and fuzzy about their bankers, in part because bankers have a nasty habit of doing things to alienate their customers. At their worst, bankers can almost live up to the evil embodied in the most twisted characters in movie history. In thinking about your relationship with your bank, ask [...]

Market Wrap: S&P 500 Sets a New Record on Job Gains, Earnings

Spencer Platt/Getty Images By KEN SWEET NEW YORK -- The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high. Investors were encouraged by news that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Show More Summary

Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel: 'U.S. military involvement in Iraq is not over'

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday that the U.S. would need to continue operating in Iraq for the foreseeable future because ISIS is "beyond anything we've seen." In a Pentagon briefing, Hagel said ISIS "clearly poses a long-term...Show More Summary

Baseball hero Hank Aaron meets the Milwaukee Brewers' Hank the Dog

Sports history was made in Wisconsin on Thursday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, when the one and only Hammerin' Hank Aaron met the newest Milwaukee baseball star — who was named after him — the one and only Hank the Dog. Hank the Dog was a stray when the Brewers found him at their training camp in Arizona this past February. Show More Summary

You can now drink from a champagne glass modeled on Kate Moss' breasts

Though the myth that champagne glasses were modeled after Marie Antoinette's breasts has been debunked, there have been very real drinking vessels based on famous ladies' chests. In 2008, Dom Perignon created, with the help of Karl Lagerfeld, a serving bowl inspired by model Claudia Schiffer's breasts. Show More Summary

Federal judge nixes Florida gay marriage ban

A federal judge on Thursday struck down Florida's ban on gay marriage, making the Sunshine State the latest in a string of states to see their same-sex marriage restrictions fall this year. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle put his ruling on hold pending appeal, meaning same-sex couples in Florida cannot get hitched just yet. Show More Summary

28 Beautiful Wedding Sign Printables You Can Download For Free!

Because planning a wedding can get pricey quick, we've found some awesome ways for you to save! From road signs to Mr. & Mrs. banners, these printables will have you covered for all your wedding sign needs, and the best part is they're all free! Looking for other great wedding printables? Check these out. Source: DIY Network

Why You Should Send a Thank You Letter After a Job Rejection

Why you should send a thank you letter after a job rejection - LifeHacker What to do when a colleague pulls the "girl card" on you - DailyWorth 6 things everyone should know to be savvy in business - HuffPost Women What is your definition...Show More Summary

Best Money Tips: Websites That Will Save You Tons of Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on websites that will save you money, fixing your finances, and tips to rule your tech. Top 5 Articles 40+ Incredible Websites That Will Save You Tons of Money — Threadflip and NeighborGoods can help you save money. Show More Summary

Buy a Designer Handbag Now (but Sell the Designer Bag Maker)

Cindy Ord/Getty Images It may be back-to-school shopping season, but this doesn't mean that moms -- or other well-to-do fashionistas -- can't snap up a seasonal bargain. There may never be a better time to buy designer totes, satchels...Show More Summary

Labor Day Travel on a Budget (infographic)

Labor Day is a time to recognize the hard work we all put in year-round. Why not get away for the weekend? Here are some helpful tips to save money while you relax, plus a look at Labor Day’s origins and some fun facts.

The State Department won't let diplomats take the ice bucket challenge

The ice bucket challenge is a social media behemoth that seemingly has everyone dumping cold water on their heads to raise money and awareness for ALS. One group of people who will not be joining in on the fundraising gimmick: America's top diplomats. Show More Summary

DIY Straw Vase in 5 Easy Steps

The following post was originally featured on Inspired by This and written by Leila Lewis, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Home. We're always looking for fresh ways to display our flowers, and we've turned just about everything into a makeshift vase (from mason jars to wine bottles). Show More Summary

12 Awesome Things You Didn't Know You Could Get at the Library

Did you know there are more public libraries in the U.S. than there are McDonald's locations? At last count, over 16,766. And what's more, the library system is getting used more and more by the general public these days. That's hardly surprising, considering the economic climate and less disposable income available for books. Show More Summary

How to Turn Shrinking Home Theaters Into Growing Portfolios

Alamy Technology has changed a lot of things around your home over the past dozen years. You can buy a refrigerator that dispenses carbonated water. You can install a thermostat that learns your patterns and adjusts your climate accordingly. Show More Summary

Cured American Ebola patient speaks publicly for the first time: 'Today is a miraculous day'

Dr. Kent Brantly, one of two American Ebola patients flown from Africa to the United States for life-saving treatment, spoke publicly for the first time as he was released from the hospital, declaring "Today is a miraculous day." Dr....Show More Summary

Mortgage Rates Fall to Lowest Level of the Year

Gene J. Puskar/AP WASHINGTON -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its low for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage fell to 4.10 percent from 4.12 percent last week. Show More Summary

Make Rewards Programs Work for You -- Savings Experiment

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-261477{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-261477, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-261477{width:570px;height:411px;display:block;} No matter where you shop these days, it seems like every store has a loyalty program. Show More Summary

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