Millennial Newlyweds Increasingly Ask for Cash Instead of Wedding Gifts

Aug 18, 15 Millennial Newlyweds Increasingly Ask for Cash Instead of Wedding Gifts

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For decades, part of planning a wedding has always included registering for gifts. By registering with a website or retail store, spouses-to-be are able to easily communicate what kinds of gifts they’d prefer to receive from their wedding guests. However, as the millennial generation continues to reach peak marriage age, a...

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This Prestigious University Eliminated Standardized Testing to Level the Playing Field

Aug 12, 15 This Prestigious University Eliminated Standardized Testing to Level the Playing Field

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Over the past year, parents and educators alike have been debating the use of standardized testing within the United States. George Washington University, a prestigious university in Virginia, is officially the first school to stop talking and take action. As of early August, the school will no longer take standardized test scores...

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What do the United Kingdom’s Solar Subsidy Cuts Really Mean?

Aug 11, 15 What do the United Kingdom’s Solar Subsidy Cuts Really Mean?

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The United Kingdom’s (UK) Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) just announced plans for 2016 that will slowly phase out the subsidy programs offered for small solar farms. In part of this plan, the DECC is also taking a look at their feed in tariff (FIT) program, which seeks to incentivize solar energy rather than...

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How Your Friends’ Nuptials are Screwing Your Bank Account

Aug 09, 15 How Your Friends’ Nuptials are Screwing Your Bank Account

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When one typically plans their budget, they don’t often put a category for “friend’s weddings”. But maybe we should start. In her most recent article for Washington Post‘s monthly feature, Wedding Guest Wednesday, writer and editor Lisa Bonos tells of how she gets invited to more weddings than she can...

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Hotel’s Fake Palm Trees Cause Enormous Blaze to Spread

Aug 05, 15 Hotel’s Fake Palm Trees Cause Enormous Blaze to Spread

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An enormous, quick-spreading blaze erupted on the pool deck of a Las Vegas hotel at the end of July, sending flames and thick plumes of black smoke over the sprawling Las Vegas Strip. Clark County Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan told NBC News that the blaze began on a pool deck of the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino....

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Wounded Veteran Given Keys to Custom-Built Home

Aug 05, 15 Wounded Veteran Given Keys to Custom-Built Home

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For Sergeant First Class Jeffrey Hackett, life would never be the same after losing his right leg to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011. But now, after a four-year recovery, it appears that Sgt. Hackett is ready to begin a new chapter in his life — with a brand-new, custom-built home designed just for his...

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