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March 16, 2014 Yoga is good for you. Could it also be beneficial for your dog? It may sound silly, but people who take doggie yoga classes or doga with their pooch can’t stop raving about it.

January 29, 2014 The average U.S. college student spends $1,250 a year on textbooks and materials. Why do these books cost so much and can anything be done about it? Are open-source textbooks one possible solution?

December 5, 2013
Part-time employment isn’t what it used to be. Many part-timers have become “on-call” workers without a fixed number of hours per week. While businesses get maximum flexibility, workers must deal with erratic hours and unpredictable pay checks.
November 25, 2013 The editors are giving some well-known companies a lump of coal for a policy deemed to be unfriendly to consumers. The magazine wants to remind you that you have choices in the marketplace.

July 16, 2013 The $40 million payout is part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The government had charged the company with using allegedly deceptive advertising to promote its Shape-ups “toning” shoes.

June 21, 2013 A growing number of companies now allow their employees to being their pets – mostly dogs, but some cats – to work. It’s a great perk that might not make everyone happy

April 22, 2013
The six-story Bullitt Center in Seattle gets its power from the sun, water from the rain and composts all the waste from its toilets. This is a ‘stretch’ building that was designed to last 250 years! How did they do it?

March 13, 2013 At least 20% of the material that goes into making  Levi’s new Waste-Less jeans comes from recycled plastic bottles and food trays. This is high-quality denim that is soft and smooth. See how good garbage can look!
February 1, 2013 A waitress at an Applebee’s franchise near St. Louis was fired for posting the receipt, and snarky comment a customer wrote on it, about the automatic 18% tip added for service to a large party? This raises issues about privacy and common courtesy.
December 31, 2013 What can you expect this year? Which prices will go up? Will any go down? And what do cyber-thieves have planned for you? Here’s what the experts predict.
November 19, 2012 The editors are out with their annual list of company policies and practices that deserve cheers or jeers. The list is based on suggestions from the magazine’s staff as well as Facebook fans.


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