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New Study Finds 1 in 10 Women Drink During Pregnancy

Although drinking alcohol during pregnancy poses a risk to the unborn child, one in 10 pregnant women in the United States still consumes alcohol, a new study finds. What’s worse, slightly more than 3 percent of pregnant women admitted that they binge drink, consuming four or more alcoholic drinks at a time, according to the report…

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Pick Up Lines With The Highest Success Rates

Dating is a whole new world. Previously, you were stuck with whoever was in your close circle of friends and acquaintances, but since the explosion of technology people now have access to potential partners all over the world. The downside? Competition. Sure, your mom thinks you’re amazing, but how do you prove that theory to…

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Minimum Wage Over Time

Arguments for raising the minimum wage typically go one of two ways. Those against raising minimum wage reason that it increases the operating costs for business, leading organizations to hire fewer people or only employee part-time employees to keep operating costs down. Those for raising minimum wage say that customers have more disposal income and are likely to reinsert their newly made…

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5 Halloween Charts That Will Make You Shriek

All Hallows Eve is upon us. That amazing time of year when you can hang a bloody skeleton from a flag poll, and everyone goes about their day like nothing is out of the ordinary. Aside from trying to scare the happiness out of every child on your block, Halloween has quickly turned into a…

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Star Wars Set To Break All-Time Record

For most Star Wars fans, this week’s been a long time coming. The biggest news was the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. In 3 days, the trailer already had more than 30 million views, but that’s what this movie franchise is all about: setting records. Although the Star Wars films are some of…

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Federal Workers Earn 78% More Than Private Sector Workers

According to a study of data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, conducted by the Cato Institute, compensation for federal workers is 78% higher on average than compensation for private sector employees. Federal compensation averaged $119,934 in 2014, which was 78 percent higher than the private-sector average of $67,246. To put this in perspective, the…

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Tobacco Is Killing Chinese Men By The Millions

Cigarettes are an increasingly gendered health risk in China, according to a new study that reports 68% of Chinese men smoke, compared to just 3.2% of women. The study of male and female smoking trends, published in medical journal The Lancet on Oct. 8, doesn’t mince words when it comes to health risks. The authors conclude that…

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AIDs Drug Soars In Price After Being Acquired By Investor

The Internet is in a full scale uproar over the acquisition, and price increase of a medicine created to help stop parasitic infection. The medicine, Daraprim, which has been on the market for 62 years, is the standard of care for a food-borne illness called toxoplasmosis caused by a parasite that can severely affect those…

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Volkswagen Stock Price Plunges After Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen AG lost almost a quarter of its market value after it admitted to cheating on U.S. air pollution tests for years, putting pressure on Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn to repair the reputation of the world’s biggest carmaker. Volkswagen plunged as much as 23 percent to 125.40 euros in Frankfurt, wiping out about 15.6 billion…

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Legal Marijuana Tax Revenue Skyrockets

Legal marijuana tax revenues have been breaking records in Colorado this summer, nearly doubling monthly numbers from last year and on pace to exceed projections of legal sales that bring revenue back to the state. Through the first seven months of this year, Colorado has brought in nearly$73.5m, putting the state on pace to collect over…

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