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Why you might be better off without a defined-benefit pension plan

Some people have all the luck. When they retire, they receive a fixed pension for life from their work.<p>[np_storybar title=”Why alternative …

6 Things I Wish I'd Known About Marriage When I Was 26

Prepare to get some serious knowledge dropped on you.<p><b>1. There's no such thing as unconditional love for your spouse.</b> <br>I just blew your mind, didn't I? Here's the thing: Your spouse isn't your child. Your spouse is your partner, a fellow adult whom you chose to spend the rest of your life with. You …

Is Organic Food REALLY Better for You?

There's a reason that both myself and 45 percent of Americans actively seek out organic foods: We want to minimize our exposure to environmental toxins, and the best way to do that is to control what foods go into our bodies.<p>If you're trying to get both your weight and your health on track, you've …

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These Charts Show How China's Economy Is Changing Amid Labor Unrest

China's rapid modernization is leveling off after decades of high growth. And the whole world is feeling it. The International Monetary Fund recently warned of the "chilling effect" on the global economy that is a result of China's transition to a new economic model focused on domestic consumption …

Laid-Off Oil Workers Struggle to Pay Loans, Credit Cards

Rising unemployment in the energy sector is pushing up loan delinquencies and raising the risk of new losses for banks<p>The slump in crude prices is starting to show up as missed payments by consumers in the oil patch.<p>In states from Oklahoma and Texas to North Dakota and Wyoming, rising unemployment …

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China's Steel Industry is Dominating the Global Market -- But Will it Last?

Steel is essential to the modern world. It’s used to build buildings, roads, railways, and other infrastructure. For a developing country, steel is also essential for economic growth.<p>Steel production was a major pillar of Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward in 1958, when China took measures to …

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

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Coke made us all obese: McDonald’s, high-fructose corn-syrup and the sick, super-sized strategy to make you fat

<b>(Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>When soda makers switched to high-fructose corn syrup, it cost pennies to super-size drinks — and our waistlines<p>Bartow J. Elmore<p>January 4, 2015 4:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism”<p>Coke’s growth in the final …

The World's Most Worker-Friendly Countries, in 7 Charts

From legally enshrined vacations to how far an hour’s wage will go.<p>Where would you want to work if you could? The charts below look at which countries offer the best working conditions—from legally enshrined vacations and how far an hour’s wage will go, to how much severance you’ll get if your boss …

How low will oil fall? $30 is possible

Look out below! The plunge in oil prices may not be over just yet.<p>Oil took another hit Wednesday, sinking below $53 to a level last seen during the Great Recession. It's hard to recall that crude oil traded for over $100 a barrel as recently as July.<p>Few saw the energy meltdown coming. Now that it's …