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Gardening 101: Where? WSJ, Of Course

Are you Green Thumb Challenged? Well if you are a Wall Street Journal subscriber, your problem is already solved. Today’s delightful Personal Journal section of the WSJ has a lead story on the “Attack of…





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GI Bill Education Benefits: Veterans Should Not Hold Their Breath

Why is it that almost every time the government has to pay a benefit, there are massive delays, computer problems, staffing problems, etc.? The latest: thousands of veterans have waited months for their delayed payments under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. Navy vet Shaylynn Lynch says she called the Veterans Administration more than 30 times, but nobody could help her. The VA is so overwhelmed by benefits claims that it has closed its call centers on Thursdays and Fridays to process the backlog.


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IRS Refund? Do NOT Take Refund Anticipation Loan

Consumers who overpaid their income tax in 2009 and are anxious to get their refunds are the target of refund anticipation loan advertisements. The Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA) says that consumers should resist the…


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Kevin’s 7th Personal Training Video Posted

Today we posted Kevin Szymanski’s seventh training video, this time focusing on the chest press. If you would like to leave a comment about the video, this is the appropriate place to do it. Wishing…


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Animal Abuse Awareness Poster

In an effort to raise awareness of animal abuse and the potential legal consequences for those found guilty of that crime, the nonprofit group Concerned Citizens For Humanity (CCFH) funded the development and printing of a poster…





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Schools: Inefficiency At Work

I want to show you the new communications flow chart being used by the school district to which I pay taxes each year. This is obviously the mother of all Rube Goldberg contraptions for e-mail and verbal communications. Is this government efficiency — or inefficiency?