A Beginner’s Guide to Credit Scores
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Having good credit can mean better financial opportunities. It might make you eligible for loans or credit cards that aren’t available to folks with lower credit, setting you up to make big, important purchases. It can also lead to other perks, like lower interest rates and higher credit limits. But how do you know if

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A Quick Guide to First-Time Homebuying
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Do you dream about owning your own home? Are you tired of living in an apartment building where you share space with noisy neighbors? Do you long to paint your walls whatever color you darn well please, without answering to a landlord? Or, do you just find yourself craving a little extra space and itching

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Giant Armadillos Are the Team Players of the Animal Kingdom
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What stealthy nocturnal animals are bigger than golden retrievers, can dig burrows up to 20 feet deep, and are found in the largest tropical wetland in the world? Giant armadillos. These unusual and rare creatures are the fascinating stars of “Hotel Armadillo” on PBS’s “Nature.” Meet the unlikely ‘ecosystem engineers’ Arnaud Desbiez is the founder of

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This Technology is Helping a Paralyzed Man Move His Arm Again
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When William Kochevar’s spinal cord was severely injured in a bike accident, he was almost completely paralyzed, left with only slight movement in his right shoulder. But a new prosthetic technology that plugs into his thoughts is helping him move his arm again. Kochevar, who has quadriplegia, is now able to use his brain waves and

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How to Manage Finances as a Couple, the Healthy Way
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Do you make more money than your significant other? Less? About the same? Regardless of how your earnings compare, experts say that there’s one major key to successfully manage finances as a couple: communicating well with your partner. “Money conversations… are very loaded,” said Jill Schlesinger, a certified financial planner and a business analyst for CBS

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For Young Adults, Rates of Colorectal Cancer are Rising
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Misinformation about cancer can be deadly. Case in point? Many men think it’s impossible for them to develop breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. However, that organization estimates that about 460 men will die as a result of that cancer in 2017 alone. The same goes for young adults. That age group is

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In Yosemite Valley, Climate Change Threatens Giant Sequoias, Tiny Animals
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Have you ever seen a pic of a pika? They’re the adorable, hamster-sized relatives of rabbits that make their homes at elevations above 7,500 feet. It’s hard to look at these little guys without gushing over how cute they are, which makes them awesome stars for a new episode of “Nature” on PBS. But it also

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These Foldable Batteries Made of Paper are Powered by Your Spit
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What if all you needed to run the electronics you use every day were batteries with the dimensions of a piece of paper that contained fluid from your body? Technology isn’t quite there yet—you’ll still need to fight over outlets at the airport to charge your phone and laptop. But two scientists have developed a “papertronic”

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Science Busts Common Gift-Giving Myths
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This holiday season, are you thinking about gifting a loved one a vacuum cleaner or gym membership but worry it’ll come across as unromantic at best, rude at worst? Researchers think your worries might be misplaced. Maybe. Jeff Galak, an associate professor of marketing at Carnegie Mellon University, Julian Givi, a doctoral candidate in marketing at at the

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The Tesla Solar Roofs are Beautiful, but are They ‘Game-Changing’?

You might describe your partner as “beautiful” or “special,” but would you ever talk about your roof that way? Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks the new solar shingles his electric car company and solar energy provider SolarCity just unveiled might actually have you gushing about the roof over your head. Musk is one of several industry leaders

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