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Do You Want a Few Extra Vacation Days This Year? Just Buy Them

Summer is here and that means vacation, but how is vacation time handled at your company. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about how employers are not required to provide vacation time even though most do. What if you could buy a couple of extra vacation days, or better yet, what if you could sell vacation days to make a few extra bucks, would you do it?

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One New York City Restaurant Eliminates Tipping In Favor of Paying Servers a Salary with Benefits

Tipping...one of the most stressful aspects of going out to dinner. Some people don't tip at all, but most do and want to leave a fair tip, which can be challenging depending on the diner's experience at the restaurant. Well, one sushi restaurant in New York City has eliminated that stress by eliminating tipping altogether.

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Smokin Hot Jana Kramer Plays an Anti-Thief Cat Burglar in Nationwide Insurance Commercial

I'm sitting on the couch, with my son, yesterday, watching TV when a commercial came on that made me ask myself, 'Is THAT Jana Kramer??'

It had a beautiful, sexy, cat burglar replacing items that thieves are stealing. She was all decked out in a black leather cat suit and appeared to be very limber. After the ad, I said to myself, 'That CAN'T be Jana Kramer!' But, it is!!!

 

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How Lazy Are We? Ready-Made Popcorn is Outselling Microwave Popcorn

In today's world of everything being at our fingertips, waiting for something seems almost ridiculous anymore, doesn't it? The same is true for our favorite snack, popcorn. Ready-made popcorn is seeing huge sales figures in the U

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Team Kick-Off Events for Sweet Sixteen Tri-State Race for the Cure

I can't believe it's that time of year again, but it is. It's time to get your team together for the Susan G Komen 'Race for the Cure'. The race is September 28th, but team sign ups are June 3rd and June 4th!! Find out more about the how to get your race gear and ways you can save on your registration.

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Did You Know U.S. Employers are Not Required to Offer Paid Vacation Time?

The Memorial Day Weekend is over and we are now into the summer season, which means vacation time. I am taking my vacation during the last week of June. Surprisingly, according to a new report, U.S. employers are not required to offer paid vacation, while other countries do. In fact, the U.S. is the only highly developed nation that isn't required to do so...who knew?

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Wealthy Parents Are Paying Handicapped Tour Guides to Bypass Long Lines at Disney Parks – Really?

Theme park ride lines like the ones at any Disney park can be excruciatingly long and frustrating, on that we all agree, right? Well, what if you could shell out some cash and go right to the front of the line? According to the New York Post, that is exactly what is happening, except this story has a little twist. The cash is being paid to handicapped tour guides, who pose as family members to get them straight to the front of the line in a matter of a couple of minutes.

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Girls Night Out – 50 Shades of Grey Party – TONIGHT

Ladies, and I use that term loosely, LOL, get your friends together for a truly unique experience, right her in Evansville. Did you read '50 Shades of Grey'? If you did, you know it is meant for ladies only! So, is this party!!

Jon and I interviewed, Melanie Leach, the Events Coordinater at Townsquare media about the event. All I can say is, I hope she comes back. ;-)

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Kroger Supermarkets Cuts Average Check-Out Lane Wait Time to 26 Seconds

Not to call anybody out here, but you know how long it takes to check-out at Wal-Mart and some grocery stores in general. Wal-Mart always seems to only ,literally, have just a few lanes open at peak traffic times and it can be absolutely exasperating. Kroger Supermarkets has solved that problem with infrared cameras -- the same cameras used for tracking people by law enforcement and the military.

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Would You Tattoo Your Company’s Logo On Your Body for a 15% Raise?

If your company came to you and said they would give you a 15% raise if you got the company's logo tattooed on your body, would you do it? Now, before you get all excited and scream yes, yes, yes, let's remember the average workplace raise is somewhere around 3% so, a 15% raise is five times bigger...are you with me? Lets also consider the fact that you might not have any tattoos and have no real interest in getting one and you feel very strongly about that.

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You Have Two Daily Chances To Win $1000 In May and a Grand Prize of $10,000 Online

WKDQ is ready to help you get hooked up with some cash for the summertime.  Listen in May to win $1,000 every Monday - Friday. All you have to do is listen for the cue to call and be caller #25 at 1-877-854-WINS (9467) twice per day between 7am and 7pm.

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Scotty McCreery Helps Fight Hunger With New PSA for ‘Peanut Butter & Jam Slam’ Food Drive Program

When I met Scotty McCreery, I was surprised to find him to be as genuine as he was on American Idol. I guess I expected him to be a little more full of himself considering all the attention he was getting at the time. But after meeting his family, I knew the reason he was able to stay so grounded. I have a felling that no matter how big he gets, he will always be an awesome and giving person. He proves my theory in a new PSA.

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