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Joke of the Day: Why can’t your ear be 12 inches long?
Because then it would be a foot.
Keeping up with America
56 million credit cardholders have been in debt for at least a year, survey finds: Although Americans helped stave off a recession in 2023 by spending enough to propel economic growth, it has come at a cost – Nearly half of consumers say they are carrying credit card debt, according to a new survey from Bankrate.
Alaska Airlines accident could have been ‘much more tragic,’ NTSB official says: No one was seated near the “plug door” panel that became detached during a flight from Oregon to Southern California on Friday, the NTSB chair said.
First US lunar lander in more than 50 years rockets toward moon with commercial deliveries: The first U.S. lunar lander in more than 50 years rocketed toward the moon Monday, launching private companies on a space race to make deliveries for NASA and other customers.
Winter storm brings heavy snow and freezing rain to parts of US north-east: Meanwhile, Sierra Nevada storm with heavy snow in the west shut down a stretch of interstate and leaves thousands without power
5 underrated tech gadgets you should be using: These underrated yet powerful tech items will make your life easier.
Around the World
Russian air defenses downed dozens of Ukrainian drones in occupied Crimea and southern Russia on Friday, officials said, as Kyiv pressed its strategy of targeting the Moscow-annexed peninsula and taking the 22-month war well beyond Ukraine’s borders.
Palestinians must be able to stay in Gaza – Blinken: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Palestinians must not be pressured into leaving Gaza, and must be allowed to return to their homes once conditions allow.
Lets Talk Business and Tech
What happened to the artificial-intelligence investment boom? Many economists believe that generative artificial intelligence (AI) is about to transform the global economy.
The 3 Hottest Wearable Technology Stocks to Watch in 2024
Another celebrity brand goes out of business: Having a big name attached has not been enough to guarantee success for some.
Richer, Wiser, Happier
The ‘Money Kings’ of NY banking: A new book describes how a group of German-Jewish immigrants made New York City’s financial industry happen.
The New FAFSA Is Finally Open — Here Are 6 Big Changes Affecting Financial Aid | Kaitlin Mulhere, Money. College financial aid season is officially open after a months-long delay. The new FAFSA — or Free Application for Federal Student Aid — opened in a soft launch on Dec. 30. This year, students and their parents will see a shorter, more streamlined application, which millions of students fill out every year to access federal grants and student loans, plus financial aid from the college they attend.
Financial Abuse Vs Financal Red Flags Signs – How To Tell The Difference: “If your partner is doing this, they are intentionally using money and limiting your financial knowledge in a way to make it so you will continue to depend on them.”
Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans
Rosamund Pike Reacts to Natalia Grace Film Rumors | Cillian Murphy Wins the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Film
Peter Capaldi on Britain’s Real-Life Institutional Disorder Behind Apple’s ‘Criminal Record’ | Ayo Edebiri celebrates Golden Globes win for ‘The Bear’ in emotional speech
Life Hacks to Hack Your Life
100 Things We Learned in 2023
Want to Use Your Amazon Fire Tablet Longer? Try These Battery Hacks
Who won Golden Globes for 2024? See the full winners list here
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