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Restaurant Offers Discount to Customers Who Hand Over Their Cell Phones — Dollars and Sense [POLL]

In the past few years, it’s become increasingly common to see cellphones on restaurant tables alongside the standard napkin and silverware.

But one Los Angeles eatery wants to change all that — and playing along will save you money.

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 19 – Bill Clinton, Matthew Perry and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Bill Clinton
Age: 66
Occupation: Politician and Philanthropist
Known For: Serving as the 42nd president of the United States, creating the William J. Clinton Foundation to address international causes such as global warming and the prevention of AIDS, his marriage to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and being generally beloved by liberals

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Will ‘Yo-Yo Dieting’ Really Wreck Your Metabolism?

For years, the conventional wisdom among diet experts is that so-called “yo-yo dieting” — repeatedly gaining and losing weight — wreaks havoc on one’s metabolism, causing it to slow down.

But as it turns out, that may not be so true after all.

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This Day in History for August 18 – Women Win the Vote and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1894 – Congress establishes the Bureau of Immigration, later the Immigration and Naturalization Service (More info)

1920 – The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote (More info)

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This Spells ‘Trouble’ — Scrabble Player Punted from National Tournament After Cheating

In just about any game, there’s a way to cheat — and consequences if you get caught.

That’s something a young Scrabble player learned this week when he was kicked out of the game’s national tournament after a competitor noticed him doing something untoward.

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Did Progressive Lawyers Defend a Man Who Killed One of Its Policyholders?

A man whose sister was killed by another motorist says that during the ensuing court battle, his sister’s insurance company — Progressive — actually defended the at-fault driver.

And after taking his complaints public, the case is getting a lot of attention.

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New Movie Releases — ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green,’ ‘The Expendables 2,’ ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Sparkle’

The four new movies opening in theaters this weekend include everything from action to heartwarming family fare to Whitney Houston’s last big-screen appearance.

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Have Another! Researchers Say Booze Helps Creativity at Work

For time eternal, musicians, writers and artists have had a special relationship with booze. Alcoholism does have a genetic component, but new research indicates something else may be responsible for the drunken antics of your favorite rock stars: knocking back a few makes people more creative.

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Being Surrounded by Women Could Actually Save You Money

If you paid attention in high school economics, you already know the theory of supply and demand: the more of something there are, the less value they have. Seems the same thing applies to dating, because new research shows men are more likely to spend money on a woman if he thinks she’s his one shot at … well, let’s call it “romantic opportunity.” Or sex. We can call it sex. You’re so boring though.

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Which Professions Drink the Most Coffee?

Many of us enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning — but depending on your job, you may be more likely keep a pot brewing all day long.

In a survey of almost 5,000 US workers, Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder found our professions, age, and even the region in which we live can influence how much java we drink every day.

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