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    Garage Sales 101

    Garage Sales 101
    One of the best ways to rid yourself of excess stuff is to have a garage sale. Garage sales should not be done on a moment's notice, however. Like just about everything, they'll run better with forethought and organization. Here are some tips: Spring, early summer or fall are the best times to have a sale. Thursday or Friday are the ...
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    8 Reasons to Date a Salesman

    1. You don't have to try to meet one. If you're single, have you often thought to yourself, "It is so hard meet a guy"? You've probably just been trying to date someone in the wrong profession. It's time to start dating salesmen! You don't have to try to find them, they'll find you. With their cold calling expertise, these guys ...
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    Cops Nab Test-Drive Bandit ; Customer Allegedly Kept Driving With Car Salesman

    Cops Nab Test-Drive Bandit ; Customer Allegedly Kept Driving With Car Salesman
    It was a test drive all right. This driver tested John Law's patience - and pushed it to the limit. A West Springfield man out for a spin in a brand new 2010 Honda Accord liked the black sedan so much, he just kept going. Cops say Aleh Kot, 32, briefly kidnapped the car salesman Thursday afternoon before taking off on ...
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    Right Job, Wrong Salary?

    Right Job, Wrong Salary?
    As staffing manager for Comforce in New Jersey, Penne Gabel has noticed a change in HR job seekers' attitudes in recent years: Many candidates for human resources positions are now willing to accept lower salaries than they previously earned, because they're worried they can't expect a strong salary in a new position. Gabel herself estimates HR salaries have fallen approximately 10 ...
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    Hagglers Gain the Upper Hand in a Downbeat Economy

    Hagglers Gain the Upper Hand in a Downbeat Economy
    At Wal-Mart, Brenda Perkins had $2 trimmed from the $4.99-a-yard price of blue paisley fabric. At Lowe's, Linda Palmer had $48 skimmed from the $248 cost of a stainless-steel GE microwave. At ABC Warehouse, Fielding Fowler had $54 shaved from the price of a Frigidaire refrigerator. Whether through sweet talk or tough talk, all that these and a growing number of ...
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    Top 25 Cities for Your Career

    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. The number of Americans moving has dropped to its lowest levels since 1962, but now might be the time to consider it. Why chase a great salary if ...
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    Interview with Bob Featherston Jr., 31: Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Interview with Bob Featherston Jr., 31: Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    About the employer: Media Services and ShredTime is a record center specializing in the transition from paper to digital files. h4. How long have you been in this position? Since August. h4. How did you find your job? Networking. The president of the company and I have known each other professionally for a number of years, as I had worked in ...
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    Does Exercise Make You Smarter?

    Does Exercise Make You Smarter?
    The human body is designed for action: hinging and rotating joints that support movement in every direction; strong, elastic ligaments and tendons that encourage play while keeping bones and muscles in their proper place; skeletal muscles that facilitate every movement from explosive jumping to flowing Tai Chi; cardiac muscle that tirelessly pumps nourishment to every cell in the body. The human ...
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    Grandma Busts Up Ponzi Scheme

    Grandma Busts Up Ponzi Scheme
    A $3.7 million scam, 20 years in the making. Dozens of society's most vulnerable victims. An avalanche of federal, state and private investigations. Indictments that could land a Rock Hill man in prison for the rest of his life. None of it would have come to light were it not for a 70- something great-grandmother who smelled a rat. We don't ...
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
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    Desperation Isn't Referable

    Desperation Isn't Referable
    There's truly an unlimited supply of referrals. This may surprise you because most people who're new to referral marketing or who've had trouble getting referrals tend to think they're in for a struggle to gain access to a limited supply of good referrals. This mind-set is known as the "scarcity mentality," and those who have it often appear desperate to obtain ...
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    Alleged Scam Eluded Oversight for a Decade

    Alleged Scam Eluded Oversight for a Decade
    For 10 years, a Saddle River man ran a hedge fund that prosecutors claim was actually a Ponzi scheme. For 10 years, no regulators stopped the alleged fraud. And for 10 years, investors kept feeding the fund their hard-earned money. The FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission stopped the alleged scam in late February, weeks after Westgate Capital Management LLC's checks ...
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
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    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless

    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless
    Sit in front of laptop. Lie on couch. Eat pickles for lunch. Back to laptop. Feel sorry for self. Feel sick of self. Tear hair out in frustration. And ... back to couch. If this is your 9-to-5 routine, you're probably like 14 million other Americans: unemployed. And in addition to the frustration of looking for work, you might find yourself ...
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    Animal Pitchmen Find Place in Culture

    Animal Pitchmen Find Place in Culture
    Pour out a few of those tiny packs of hot sauce in remembrance. As you may have heard, Gidget, more commonly known as the "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" Chihuahua, passed away last week at the age of 15. An advertising stroke of genius, the Chihuahua's computer effects-assisted Spanish-language calls for pseudo-Mexican fast-food cuisine became a minor cultural touchstone after the commercials ...
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    Liquid Batteries Could Store Massive Amounts of Energy

    Liquid Batteries Could Store Massive Amounts of Energy
    'Researchers say that batteries made entirely from liquid are still years away, but their benefits could be huge.' - A group of researchers from MIT is working on a method of designing large, eco-friendly, stationary batteries that are made entirely from liquid metal and would be capable of storing enormous amounts of power. The liquid batteries are being eyed as potential ...
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    California Company Launches $119 LED Light Bulb

    California Company Launches $119 LED Light Bulb
    'LED light bulb promises to last for 10 years of typical use.' - Energy efficiency is a big area of research around the globe. One way to ease our demand for natural resources like oil and coal and reduce our environmental impact is to use less power. One of the biggest areas of research when it comes to using less natural ...
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    Is a Life Coach Right for You?

    Is a Life Coach Right for You?
    Major life decisions have hatched in Laura Neff's office, a sunny outbuilding flanked by organic gardens at her north Charlotte home. One woman, feeling she wasn't living the life she imagined, moved to England. Another decided to trade her corporate job for full-time jewelry design. Still others have followed longtime dreams or, especially in these daunting economic times, sought Neff's help ...
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    Fireworks Vendors' Business Booms

    Fireworks Vendors' Business Booms
    Stockbroker Steve Matzke opened his first roadside fireworks stand last year in Princeton to help make up for the slow financial business.Fireworks sales were so good that he added two more Colby Fireworks sites this year. "With fireworks, everyone's happy to come see you. That's not so true with stockbrokers," said Matzke, whose wife, Debbi, and two of his three children ...
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    Census: Stay-at-Home Moms Are Not Who You Think

    Census: Stay-at-Home Moms Are Not Who You Think
    When Adriana Bell had her first child, she kept working. But as a customer-service agent for an airline, she worked many nights, weekends and holidays. For Bell, who grew up in Colombia, that was not the American dream. So when her son Nicholas was 4, she quit and became a stay-at-home mom. "My priority is family, and the schedule was killing ...
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