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Telling Smokers Not To Light Up Makes Them Want to Smoke

As if it wasn't hard enough to quit smoking, now there's this:  According to a team of psychologists at Oxford University, 'No Smoking' signs actually ENCOURAGE smokers to light up. 

--First of all, the signs are everywhere these days.  And second, seeing the signs trigger a subconscious reaction where smokers start thinking of cigarettes, and then wanting them.  Makes sense. 

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‘Tweeting’ Has Been Taken To New Heights

A guy sends a tweet from atop of Mount Everest. 

There's an argument about how technology has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, and how there are certain places where you just shouldn't whip out your phone.  But I'm not sure where this fits. 

Last week someone sent the very first Tweet from . . . the top of Mount Everest. 

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The Official Stamp Honoring the Statue of Liberty Shows a Fake Statue of Liberty From a Vegas Casino

The U.S. Postal Service REALLY can't catch a break: On December 9th last year, they released a new stamp honoring the Statue of Liberty.  Now, four months later, a stamp collecting magazine called "Linn's" has filled them in on a little problem with it

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Paul McDonald Won’t Be The Next “Idol”

J. Lo said it best when she said, “You gotta stop singing to stay; you gotta start singing to win.”

It was a good piece of advice, but unfortunately for Paul McDonald, it came a little too late:  Paul’s quirky style and unique soft voice have been eliminated from ‘American Idol,’ according to PopCrush.

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Ten Tax Break Tips, A Must Read If You Haven’t Filied Your Taxes Yet


Yesterday, I told you about seven no-no's when filing tax returns, today its ten yes-yes's.  Since the goal of every taxpayer is to make sure the IRS gets as little as possible, you need to take every tax deduction, credit or other income adjustment you can.

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Seven No-No’s That Will Surely Trigger An IRS Audit

Taxes are due one week from today, on Monday, April 18th.  Before you file, here are seven things you shouldn’t even THINK about deducting. 

#1)  Your Landline Telephone.  Even if you only use it for work, the IRS says the first hard-wired phone in your home is always considered a personal expense.  But you CAN deduct long distance calls as long as they’re business-related. 

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Police Pepper Spray Angry Second Grader [VIDEO]

Though most children can get a bit unruly, a second grade boy threw such a temper tantrum at school that police had to blast him not once — but twice — with pepper spray.  Colorado 8-year-old Stevie Davis, called Aiden in the video clip below, caused trouble on the morning bus, but his anger escalated once her arrived at school when he threatened to kill his teacher and another staff member.

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Pia Toscano Eliminated From ‘American Idol’


‘American Idol’  got its second shocking elimination of the season, only this time, the judges weren’t able to Pia Toscano.
In a major surprise, the 22-year-old beauty, who wowed America early on with such performances as ‘I’ll Stand By You,’ ‘All By Myself’ and this week’s ‘River Deep, Mountain High,’ leaves the competition tonight as season 10 wields down to just eight contestants. 

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