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Preparing for Spring Power Outages

Winter ice and snow aren’t the only things that knock out residential power. Now that the weather is beginning to get warmer there are more More...

The Economic Value of Parenting

As you know, spending grows the economy. While buying a new home, a new car or possibly even a boat may fuel the economy, so More...

4 Reasons Drug Use Rises During A Recession

During the recession of 2008-2009, researchers had an ideal opportunity to study the effects of a recession on people’s use of drugs and alcohol. This More...

Drawing the line on cultural development in Toronto

In the frenzied world of Toronto property development, there’s only one place left to go: up. City planning has put a premium on increased density More...

5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Cosmetology

A career in cosmetology may be fun, financially rewarding, and personally fulfilling. An individual who is trained to develop the right skill set for such More...

3 Common Diseases in Hunted Animals

A recent article in Good Game Hunting noted a rise in Brucellosis in Montana Elk earlier this year. While it’s important to note that game More...

The numbers add up to this: Less and less opportunity for poor kids

A new study and book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by political scientist Robert Putnam, argue that upward mobility in the United States is getting harder More...

The Ponzi scheme of urban sprawl?

In 1919, an Italian-born Boston entrepreneur named Charles Ponzi began to employ a clever way of making large sums of money.  It was not to More...

The changing faces of run-down shopping malls

It seems that shopping malls across America are currently facing a crisis.  With the rise of online shopping and walk-able urban shopping centers, interior malls More...

The glass-ceiling index

In light of International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Economist has released their updated glass-ceiling index that shows what countries women have the best More...

4 Tips for Effective Crowdfunding

The practice of raising money for good causes has been around for as long as money itself. Things have changed a lot in that time, More...

Spending Smart Money on Appreciation

Appreciation comes in many forms, and one way to present it is as a gift. This can be for a birthday, anniversary, holiday exchange, or More...