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Wedding Tradition Origins

Wedding Tradition Origins

Wedding Month — Ever wonder where those familiar wedding rituals came from. Many customs are as old as love itself, dating back to Roman times or before, according to expert Carley Roney, editor of theknot.com, a wedding-planning web site. For example, the traditional white color of the wedding gown is popular because “in ancient Roman…

Car Color That Gets Pooped on the Most

Car Color That Gets Pooped on the Most

You park outside and come back to bird poop — on the roof, on the trunk, on the windows. Ew! And it’s not just disgusting; bird droppings quickly soften the clear coat on the paint finish, which leaches out the color. What’s left? A permanently faded spot. That’s the word from a British survey of…

The Top Restaurant Brands

The Top Restaurant Brands

The Best Burger Restaurant in the U.S. is Five Guys. That’s the word from an annual Harris Poll EquiTrend of the top American restaurant brands. Five Guys grabbed the crown for burger brand of the year from two-time leader In-N-Out Burger. The 2017 restaurant brands of the year: Best burger restaurant: Five Guys Best casual…

Top 10 Productivity Killers at Work

Top 10 Productivity Killers at Work

Imagine how much you would accomplish at work if you truly focused for just one hour. Or two. Or three. No cell phone, no surfing the Internet, no Facebook. Just work. Wait. Isn’t that what you’re being paid to do? It is a rare person who can come to work and never be distracted. And…

Words That Make You Sound…Not So Smart

Words That Make You Sound...Not So Smart

Chances are, you care about how you look. You should also care just as much about how you sound because you will be judged by others far more on that than on your fashion sense. Listen carefully to yourself when you’re speaking. Do you use lazy words, such as “actually” or “like”? If so, it’s…

The Greatest Athletes of All Time

The Greatest Athletes of All Time

The debate is as legendary as the athletes themselves. Who is the greatest sports star of all time? The answer is definitive: Michael Jordan. That’s the word from The Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,368 U.S. adults nationwide recently. Jordan was followed on this list of greatest athletes by Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali. The top…

States with the Highest Millionaire Ratio

States with the Highest Millionaire Ratio

If you want to live near the so-called “one percent,” then move to Maryland. Of all 50 states and the District of Columbia has the highest ratio of millionaire households, according to an analysis by Phoenix Marketing International of New York which used data from the Survey of Consumer Finance and Nielsen-Claritas to compute by…

Tricks to Remember Almost Anything

Tricks to Remember Almost Anything

Whether you’re trying to remember where you put your keys or the name of that new guy in the office, we have a nearly fail-proof system for you. Yahoo! News UK surveyed studies from memory experts in England and the United States to find out the best memory tricks. There are five presented below. In…

5 Ways to Save Money On Your Pets

5 Ways to Save Money On Your Pets

Your life is incredibly richer because your dog or cat is part of it. But all that love can take a toll on your wallet. Pets are expensive. And while some expenses are optional, such as that cute plaid winter coat to keep them warm on winter walks, others are not, especially vet bills when…

3 Fast Pick-Me-Ups

3 Fast Pick-Me-Ups

Health magazine offers these three fast pick-me-ups. Take a mini break Stand up and stretch, or watch a funny video. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers found that people who took two short breaks during a repetitive 50-minute task performed better than those who worked straight through. Go for a quick walk A landmark study…

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