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Shanghai Exchange

Shanghai Exchange

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is full of risks beyond those that stock investors usually face. The Chinese government puts tight controls over which companies can be listed (which promotes cronyism)…and loose controls over accounting and corporate go

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6 Great Kitchen Gadgets That Make Great Gifts

6 Great Kitchen Gadgets That Make Great Gifts

These terrific kitchen gadgets make cooking easier and more fun. They make great gifts, too! All are available on Amazon.com unless otherwise noted. UNDER $15 Microplane Spiral Cutter cuts ribbons and spirals out of fresh vegetables such as zucchin

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The 7 Worst Long-Term-Care Insurance Mistakes

The 7 Worst Long-Term-Care Insurance Mistakes

People who consider buying long-term-care insurance to cover future nursing home or in-home care costs often focus on a single key issue—is it worth the high price? But even if long-term-care coverage is worth the cost for you, there are many addit

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6 Dangerous Myths About Your Blood Pressure

6 Dangerous Myths About Your Blood Pressure

About one of every three adults in the US has high blood pressure (hypertension). But only about half of these people have it under control. This unfortunate statistic is due, in part, to some common misconceptions about hypertension. Six myths—an

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What Social Security Isn't Telling You

What Social Security Isn't Telling You

Official estimates of your future benefits from the Social Security Administration can be both helpful and misleading. The agency has resumed mailing out the future-benefits statements after having halted the practice in 2011 to save money. Now you c

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Why a Mental Health Therapist Is Best if You’re Depressed

Why a Mental Health Therapist Is Best if You’re Depressed

Are we really a “Prozac Nation”—brain-tamed on Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Luvox or a dozen other antidepressant agents? The National Center for Health Statistics tells us that one in 10 Americans over the age of 12 is on an antidepressant. Even mor

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Publication: Daily Health News

Bottom Line Guide: Save Your Marriage

Bottom Line Guide: Save Your Marriage

Even if you consider your marriage to be happy, you'd no doubt agree that it's hardly a fairy tale. Every couple faces challenges. And even if things aren't going badly, you might feel like you are just plodding along. Do you dream of recapturing som

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No More UTIs!

No More UTIs!

Here are the best ways for women and men to avoid these common infections… Anyone who has ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI) knows that it’s extremely unpleasant. The first clue may be that your urine is smelly and/or looks cloudy. You cou

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Why You Should Avoid Restroom Hand Dryers

Why You Should Avoid Restroom Hand Dryers

You may dislike the roar of electric hand dryers that line the walls of public restrooms, but you probably “get” why hand dryers are so much better than paper towels. For one, they save the environment from tons of used paper towels. And you also

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The Truth about the Memory and Antioxidant Powers of Chocolate

The Truth about the Memory and Antioxidant Powers of Chocolate

You’ve probably read through many articles about how chocolate boosts brain power and helps fight dementia and memory loss, but, sadly, the media hype is overblown. It would be more than great if we could drink a few cups of Hershey’s hot cocoa a

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The Right Bond Funds for a Rough Year Ahead

The Right Bond Funds for a Rough Year Ahead

(And the funds to avoid) Will US interest rates ever start to rise? Of course they will, although investors and analysts were surprised for much of last year that rates kept dropping. That was good news for fixed-income investors as bond prices—wh

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How to Cope If Your Loved One Is a Narcissist

How to Cope If Your Loved One Is a Narcissist

He’s boastful, arrogant, the center of attention and gets angry when anyone questions his authority. She’s outwardly unassuming but equally self-centered and touchy. Both feel entitled to whatever they want. These people have the classic personal

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Go Online to Find a Doctor

Go Online to Find a Doctor

These days, there aren’t many things you can’t shop for online. But a doctor? Yes, you can even find a good doctor online—if you know what information is trustworthy (and what might not be). The appeal of sites such as HealthGrades.com, RateMDs

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Stop Breaking Your Back to Clear Snow and Ice

Stop Breaking Your Back to Clear Snow and Ice

Here come the snow and ice! Keeping your driveway, walkways and steps clear and safe is one of winter’s biggest challenges. Choosing the right tools for the job—the appropriate kinds of shovel, deicer, snowblower and even sand—and using them ef

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New Mutual Funds

New Mutual Funds

It may be enticing to jump into a new mutual fund. A new fund’s small size and its ability to start fresh with a manager’s favorite investments give it the potential to beat much larger, more proven funds. But finding a big winner among the hundr

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Lack of Sleep Shrinks Your Brain

Lack of Sleep Shrinks Your Brain

As kids we wanted no part of it. As adults we often can’t get enough of it. And some of us are even proud that we "don’t need" much of it. Sleep. No matter what our age or feelings about sleep, the benefits have been proven in study after study.

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Big Feet, Big **** and Other Myths About Sex

Big Feet, Big **** and Other Myths About Sex

Despite our sexually saturated society, Americans are surprisingly naïve about what’s true and what’s not about sex—and some myths just won’t die. Here, the most common myths and the truth… MEN THINK ABOUT SEX ALL THE TIME It’s been w

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Can Bedbugs Give You Deadly Chagas Disease?

Can Bedbugs Give You Deadly Chagas Disease?

If the idea of bedbugs doesn’t already give you the heebie-jeebies, news blasts from the National Institutes of Health, Scientific American, Newsweek and other Internet sources are stirring a pot of frenzy with headlines such as “Bedbugs…Linked

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Don’t Catch Pneumonia from Your Dentures

Don’t Catch Pneumonia from Your Dentures

Could you be giving yourself pneumonia because of some innocent thing that you do each and every night? A new study from Japan says that's exactly what may be happening to denture wearers around the globe. Here's what everyone who wears dentures need

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Simple Trick to Wash Wine Glasses

Simple Trick to Wash Wine Glasses

Bottom Line/Personal: One of my least favorite things is washing wine glasses. So, if I can have plastic—that's a beautiful thing. Amy Dixon: Absolutely. And here's a good rule of thumb as far as keeping your stemwar

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