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More Than a Club

The train out to Geelong isn’t really so picturesque. As the western suburbs slowly spread out, the scene is made up of flat stubbly fields, spraypainted fences, and the arse-end of some big box factories. 607 more words

July 26, 2014 - Economics 101

July 26, 2014 – Back to school.  If you could take a break from your life and go back to school to master a subject, what would it be? 47 more words


As birth rates drop, baby brands turn to overseas


By Lee Minji

SEOUL, July 28 (Yonhap) — There once was a time when South Korea promoted family planning slogans like “Two is too many!” or “Have fewer for a brighter life!” to curb its ballooning population. 844 more words

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The Importance of the $10 Haircut

One of my own hair stylists has asked the question on Facebook recently, is it possible that someone providing a $10 haircut is providing quality services. 279 more words

Hair Care 101

Medicare's outlook improves as health spending slows

NEW YORK — The long-term prognosis for Medicare has improved thanks to slower health spending, while the outlook for Social Security remains unchanged.

That’s according to the annual report from the trustees of both entitlement programs released on Monday. 473 more words


Household income gains are adding up, but not to a lot

Slowly, almost imperceptibly, inflation-adjusted household incomes have recaptured some lost ground.

The median annual household income in the U.S. for June was $53,891, according to a report released Monday by Sentier Research, a firm started by two former Census Bureau officials. 249 more words

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