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How to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund Online
It only takes a minute to see if your refund is on its way.... READ ON
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15 of the Best Cities for Women in Tech
Silicon Valley isn't quite there yet.... READ ON
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Iceland Considers Taxes to Deter Floods of Tourists
The destination has become too popular for its own good.... READ ON
Technology
Low-Income New Yorkers Can Now Get Low-Cost Internet
Charter is offering eligible households internet access for $15 a month.... READ ON
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Two Delicious Ways to Tackle Debt
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10 Things You Might Not Know About the Rise of Money
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Millions of People’s Credit Scores May Get a Bump This Summer
The three major U.S. credit monitoring companies are removing two score-dinging penalties from their calculations.... READ ON
TV
How Seinfeld Reruns Made Steve Bannon Rich
Serenity now!... READ ON
Fun
Penny Pinching: A History of Coin Elongation Machines
"Squishin' Missions" to obtain flattened pennies are a popular hobby.... READ ON
Food
Small Dietary Changes Could Bring Big Environmental Gains
It could save the U.S. $77 billion (or more) in healthcare costs and reduce each person’s greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 500 pounds per year.... READ ON
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7 Grown-Up Purchases That Are Worth the Money
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Iceland to Become First Nation to Require Proof of Equal Pay for Equal Work
A new law aims to promote fair wages regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or nationality.... READ ON
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What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Taxes on Time?
In a word: Fees, fees, fees.... READ ON
Movies
Moonlight Is the Lowest Budget Film to Ever Win a Best Picture Oscar
Barry Jenkins's deeply moving portrait of a conflicted young man keeps making history.... READ ON
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The Genius of Small Goals
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8 No-Brainer Ways to Save More Money
Save big by making a few tiny financial tweaks.... READ ON

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