Monthly Archives: July 2010

Don’t Invest on an Empty Stomach

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We’ve heard (and I know from experience) before that grocery shopping on an empty stomach is bound to lead to carts that are too full (Cap’n Crunch, anyone?) and wallets that are too empty. Other research has shown that attempting to window shop – for non-food-related things – when your stomach is rumbling because you’re […]

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Mr. wOw’s Cinematic Weekend Heat Wave

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“Pablo, it sez here in de weather report … it say: a front of warm air is moving in from … Where? “Jamaica! Moderately high barometric pressure will cover the north end and … the deep south!” “Small danger of what …?” Fruit frost! “Hot and humid nights can be expected.” That’s a bit of […]

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Amankora, Bhutan: Luxury … With a Touch of Enlightenment

wOw’s Gypsy, Mary Wells, brings us her favorite places in the world to see, sleep, eat, drink and canoodle … and has found just the spot in the Himalayas.

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Saving – Not Spending – Makes Consumers Feel Smarter

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They don’t call it smart shopping for nothing but these days it’s not the money we spend that’s making us feel brainy – it’s the money we save. That’s what the researchers from Deloitte and The Harrison group learned. They surveyed 2,000-plus consumers and learned that four out of five say they find saving money […]

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wOw’s Question of the Week: Do You Plan to Be Working Full-Time When You Are 70?

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  Candice Bergen Well, if goddamned Betty White can do it … Of course, I’m getting no offers of any kind except a few that don’t interest me or sound like too much work. But I don’t think full time is what I’d be looking for. But a full-time/part-time job … that would pique my […]

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Philosophy 101 With Liz Smith: The Octogenarian Looks Back

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I WAS THINKING not too long ago about how callow, naïve and silly I was back on June 6, 1944 — D-Day — but at the same time how relieved I was that my own guy, Captain Edward Beeman, was safely back home from flying as a bombardier in the B-17s that assaulted Germany. We […]

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The Lesley Stahl Interview: Barry Petersen on a Love Lost to Alzheimer’s

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The CBS colleagues and friends explore the disease, from early onset … to moving on.

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3 Steps to Finding a Job Faster

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The jobs picture is pretty dismal. The official national unemployment rate is still at a relatively high 9.5% – and the underemployment rate at a more alarming 16.5%. But that’s not all of it. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than five applicants for every job. It now takes 35 weeks […]

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DOMA Is Unconstitutional: An Authoritative Opinion

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Lawyer Brenda Feigen takes a close look at the federal Defense of Marriage Act … and doesn’t like what she sees.

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A Step Toward Palin 2012: Bristol and Levi Engaged

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Mr. wOw shares the latest lesson in Politics 101.

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