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Vineyards Now Pairing Wine And Weed With New Marijuana Crops

What pairs nicely with a fine Oregon Pinot Noir? I have no idea, but now that recreational marijuana is legal in that state — and will soon be in …

Consumer Protection

How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All

Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer.<p>As Christmas approached in 2015, the price of …

Hung Up

This Mother and Her Four Kids Built Their Own House After Watching Youtube Tutorials

Prepare For Onslaught Of Facebook Friends Begging For Donations

If Facebook wants anything, it’s to keep you on the Facebook site for as long as possible. That’s why perhaps it’s not surprising that given the …

Man’s Honesty Pays Off When He Gets To Keep $15K He Found In The Street A Year Ago

As the old saying goes, crime doesn’t pay. But in some cases, being honest — and patient — can certainly reap financial rewards, as one man now gets …

8 Things John Oliver Wants You To Know About Marijuana

Each year, more and more states continue to legalize medical and even recreational marijuana use for their residents. But the drug remains illegal at …

The Home of the Future

For feeling good while getting around, it's pretty hard to beat the mild glide of a golf cart.<p>But the residents of Sleepy Hollow Mobile Estates wake …

New Hampshire

Dash Cams: Coming To A Dashboard Near You

By Michelle Naranjo for Consumer Reports<p>You’re driving calmly along when, suddenly, a small truck sideswipes your passenger door, taking your …

Consumer Protection

Move Over Mattresses: $100,000 Found Stashed Inside Old TV

You wouldn’t expect to fit more than a few dollars in the back of today’s flat-screen televisions, but TVs of yesteryear with their bulky backs full …

NASCAR Star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Speaks Out For Immigration

One of the biggest names in NASCAR is speaking out in favor of immigration after President Donald Trump’s executive order halting the nation’s refugee program and banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.<p>Dale Earnhardt Jr. responded to a tweet from Gelar Budidarma, who described himself …

Motorsport

How to Start Your Emergency Fund Today

By Laura McMullen<p>Say 2017 has a rocky start -- maybe your car needs repairs that will set you back $1,000. Would you have the money available? This is the kind of unexpected expense that an emergency fund could cover, preventing you from taking on debt.<p>If you don't have an emergency fund, make a …

Personal Finance

Report: $171M Garnished From Older Americans’ Social Security To Repay Student Debt In 2015

It can take years, even decades, for student loan borrowers to repay their debts. To that end, a new report has found that tens of thousands of older …

Finance

Opinion: Millennials need to put on gloves and fight now for their retirement

Millennials just got hit with a double dose of bad news.<p>A new study says that barely half of 30-year-olds enjoy higher earnings than their parents …

Stock Markets

New E-Bike Electric Bicycle Offers High Torque Motor And More (video)

Terry Roberts has designed and created a new electric bicycle which he has equipped with a new high torque motor to provide a powerful mid-mount …

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a 2017 resolution, you could do a lot worse …

Happiness

50 Vintage Christmas Cards From the New York Public Library Archives

The very first Christmas cards were designed by Englishman John Callcott Horsley in 1843 at the behest of his friend, Sir Henry Cole. The seasonal …

Decorations

Proof That Life Can Begin Again At Age 80

You think life is one way, but then realize it's not. In fact, it's more different than you imagined. This happened to me recently when I had lunch with my mother who's in her 80s. That's when I saw I have this whole aging thing wrong and maybe even backwards. Here's what I discovered...<p>You never …

Parenting

500-year-old secrets of boxwood miniatures unlocked - CNN Style

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Cookies

Don’t let a fear of spending ruin your retirement

Here's a retirement issue you don't read much about – "spendaphobia," or the reluctance to spend. Some U.S. research has found that, aside from households of modest means, seniors were spending less on average than they had available to them from their own savings and government programs.<p>One of the …

Personal Finance

The Moral Obligations You Have In Old Age

Recently I took a philosophy mini-course called "Conscientious Citizenship," which explored our moral obligations largely through the heroic image of Socrates, who accepted a death sentence as a matter of principle and loyalty to his nation.<p>Although several of us questioned Socrates' presumed …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Facing a 'tidal wave' of dementia, China is running out of time

Thirty years from now, China's elderly population will vastly outnumber its younger citizens. In a country where assisted-living homes are scarce, and dementia is not widely understood, asks Nathan VanderKlippe, will people pay the price before the government does?<p>The last time Liu Baoying got …

China

Unsure about when to take CPP? It can pay to delay

Canadians have a lot to consider when it comes to applying for the Canadian Pension Plan.<p>While the standard age to start is one month after a person turns 65, according to the Government of Canada website, CPP can be claimed as early as age 60 or as late as 70.<p>But with increased incentives for …

The Cat Is Back! Felix Returns To Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade After 75 Years

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has reached into its bag of tricks and pulled out an old friend.<p>Felix the Cat, who hasn’t been in the parade since World War II, will return this year ― and he’s got a balloon straight out of the era from which he was born.<p>“Most of the balloons are tethered by …

Pop Culture

7 Dating Site Pics That Make Guys 'SWIPE LEFT'

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then why do so many dating-site photos leave me speechless?<p>Its no secret that most of us single middle-aged divorced guys have checked out dating sites. I mean they're pushed on us around every electronic corner. That's how people meet these days. But, being …

Relationships

12 Alzheimer’s Awareness Must-Reads

Since its first diagnosis in 1901 by German psychiatrist Dr. Aloysius Alzheimer, Alzheimer’s Disease has been the prognosis for approximately 5.4 million Americans. As the Baby Boomer generation approaches the most common age demographic for the disease – sixty-five and older – that number is …

I saved 50% of my income for a month — here's the simple strategy I used to keep my grocery bill under $60 total

After rent, utilities, and all my other fixed costs for the month, I was left with roughly $140 per week to spend on food amd entertainment (even less when you consider I had to factor in an expensive bachelorette party at the end of the month). While that's certainly more than enough money to live …

Personal Finance

Decade by decade, these are our worst money mistakes

Now, this is useful. A writer for the Wall Street Journal looks at the money mistakes people make in every decade from their twenties to their sixties and beyond. It's a great reminder that personal finance isn't an absolute thing. Sure, there are broad, universally applicable principles like …

Personal Finance

Legal marijuana's next hurdle: where to put all that cash

DENVER — Marijuana’s overwhelming success at the ballot box Tuesday dumps a California-sized pile of pressure onto the federal government to answer a fairly basic question: Where are they going to put all that cash?<p>Because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, banks refuse to give …

Cannabis

Is your bank ripping you off? Would you even know?

A major bank spent 14 years overcharging its customers more than $73 million. But the bigger story here is that no one noticed. CIBC reported itself …

Finance

The lowdown on the Montney: Canada's next big energy bet has same high stakes as oilsands

Industry spending billions to get natural gas out of the ground, but getting it to market is bigger challenge<p>Not many folks outside of Alberta pay …