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Filing Your Taxes at the Last Minute? Here Are Five Things You Need to Know

Remember the kids who always sat in the front of the classroom, the ones who reminded the teacher when she forgot to hand out homework? Those kids grew up into adults who get their oil changed every 3,000 miles, visit the dentist every six months like clockwork and file their taxes as soon as they can.

Then there were the back of the class kids. They’re now the reasons dentists send those “we’ve missed you” cards and cars have low oil lights. If you’re a “back of the classroom” kid, don’t worry — there’s still time to get those taxes filed. Here are a few handy tips for the procrastinators of the world.

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10 Signs Your Credit Card May Have Been Stolen

Credit cards may make our lives twice as easy, but they can just as easily make it three times as difficult. And we’re not talking about the kind of difficult where you find out that a box of Corn Pops has sent you over your measly credit limit.

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How is Curbside Recycling Affecting Your Home?

Curbside recycling came to our fair city just a few short months ago, and based on what happens in our home, it has made a huge difference. First of all, we have 3 teenage boys, 2 adults, and a few dogs and cats living in our house, but to tell you the truth, there may be a few I don't even know about. Pets, that is. The point being, that we used to throw away quite a lot of trash. So much in facr, that we opted to pay the extra $5 a month to have an additional trash bin to use.

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12 Unforeseen Downsides to Winning $656 Million in the Lottery

Getting to take home a giant check worth millions in lottery winnings might sound like a dream come true, but it can also be a nightmare. Now someone out there has won at least a share of $656 million and we don’t know who will get the dough. Perhaps there’s a good reason for that.

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Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

Storms across south Texas knocked out power for about 2,000 people in Port Lavaca early this  morning, which made me think about power outages we've had here in Victoria, and how much we depend on electricity. Electricity is something we take for granted pretty easily. You don't even really think about it, that is until it's not there. TVs, computers, lights, washers, dryers, almost everything we use around the house depends upon electricity.

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Can Drinking Raise the Risk of Breast Cancer?

Want to lower your risk of breast cancer? Go easy on the cocktails. New data indicates that having even one alcoholic drink a day could raise your chances of getting the disease.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About April Fool’s Day

Every year on April 1st, office water coolers are spiked with white wine and computer mouses are glued to desks. Every year on college campuses, half empty buckets of water are placed on the top of dorm room doors and passed out bros are covered with marker ink. And throughout the world, the sound of chuckling and cackling can be heard echoing across its borders.

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11 Reasons You’re Going to Be the Target of an April Fool’s Day Prank

April Fool’s Day is just around the corner and that means rubes all over the world are bound to have their toilet seats super glued, their coffee spiked with garlic and their lives turned into someone else’s entertainment.

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5 Smartphone Apps No Man Should Own

With the explosion of Smartphones and tablets it’s becoming more important than ever to remember the apps one downloads and carts around town. Every drink at the bar makes it more likely someone will snatch your phone and expose the fact that Shazam and Fandango are in some highly suspect company.

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What’s the Real Story Behind April Fool’s Day?

It’s that time of year again, when you have to watch out for tricksters. April Fool’s Day is the perfect excuse for any prankster in your immediate area to practice his or her craft.

So, what’s the real story behind the origins of this, um, ‘holiday?’ Well, it’s no joke — there are many possible explanations.

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How Many Workers Lie About Being Sick When Taking Sick Days?

When an employee takes a sick day, there is always going to be some suspicion about how he or she really is. This goes double if the “must have been something I ate” excuse comes on a Monday or a Friday.

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Plaque Unveiled at Historic David Bowie Site

The 40th anniversary of David Bowie‘s iconic and game-changing ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars’ was commemorated yesterday (March 27) when the Crown Estate unveiled a plaque which has been placed at 23 Heddon Street. The sign is just off from Regent Street, London, W1, and is where the album’s cover photo was actually taken. That fact was little-known, until now, of course. The plaque marks a significant location in British music lore and history.

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