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Census Data Prove It: We Prefer Sunshine And Golf Carts

A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.
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Skinny Jeans, Expanded Waistlines, And A Washington 'Fix'

Congress has acted 17 times to prevent a cut in Medicare doctors' payments. But the so-called "Doc Fix" has always been like that pair of jeans you keep in your closet, hoping someday they'll fit.
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Some Messy History Behind A Fight Over A Restaurant Called 'Chop Chop Chinaman'

Both "chop chop" and "Chinaman" have long, complicated histories, which we thought we'd surface in light of this story.
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Board Games That Bored Gamers

Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.
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High-Deductible Health Plans Cut Costs, At Least For Now

Health plans that require people to pay thousands of dollars up front cut costs in the first three years, a study finds. But no one knows if costs will rise later as people avoid preventive care.
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Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Prison

The son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson will serve out the remainder of his sentence for misappropriating campaign funds for personal use at a halfway house in Washington, D.C.
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Why It's So Hard For Us To Agree About Dong From 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.
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Are Women's Colleges Doomed? What Sweet Briar's Demise Tells Us

Administrators say that the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame an increasing lack of interest in single-sex education.
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Payday Loans — And Endless Cycles Of Debt — Targeted By Federal Watchdog

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is readying new regulations on payday loans and other high-cost forms of credit. Officials with the agency say the loans can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.
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'Most Interesting Man In The World' Violates Carpool Lane

A driver near Tacoma, Wash., used a cardboard cutout of the Dos Equis pitchman to use the HOV lane. KOMO-TV reports when a state trooper caught the scam, the driver protested, "He's my best friend."

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