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10 richest people of all time and how they made their fortunes
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A very cool look at the top 10 richest people of all time and what they did to make their money. Some of the people on the list will surprise you.

How to take a sick day when you’re not sick
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If you’ve ever needed to get away from work for a day or two (and you’re not really sick), then take some pointers on how to best cover-up your tracks and have the best chance for getting the day off.

25 well-paying jobs that most people overlook (and why)
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A look at some pretty common jobs that you may have not thought about or considered when trying to pick a career or make more money.

Visualizing one trillion dollars
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Amazing how large one trillion dollars actually is.

10 skills you need to succeed at almost anything
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A great list of skills (and tips on how to use those skills) to be successful in life. These are applicable in helping nearly anyone who wants to succeed.

Miami banker gives $60 million of his own money to employees
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A really amazing story of a guy who gave $60,000,000 back to his employees (and even former employeees) as a way of saying thank you for the work over the years. Keep in mind, he could have easily pocketed that money and gone on with his life.

6 words that make your resume suck
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Great quick tips on the words and phrases you should avoid when putting together and submitting your resume.

Woman pays off $14,330 of debt in 20 months
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Great story about how one of Consumerist’s readers managed to pay off over $14,000 in debt in just a little over a year-and-a-half.

Bank of America bans customer for life
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This is a crazy story how a guy named Jesse was banned from Bank of America for life. He opened a new account and when he went to check because he hadn’t heard anything from the bank in a while, he found out that they had opened two accounts for him. What’s crazy is that he was then told that he could not be a customer of Bank of America… ever.

Chernobyl tour (present day)
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This is an amazing photographic tour of Chernobyl from someone who visited in September of 2008. A guy has caught some really phenomenal pictures of the area that will really make you think how wild the whole thing was.

Best Buy cancels your order as you stand there shouting “Stop!”
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Crazy story of how a guy went into Best Buy to pick up what he had ordered online, only to have them cancel it as he’s standing there in front of him.

Bees are attracted to yellow vehicles
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David wants to trade in his furniture for a new motorcycle.

Lesley loves everything outdoors
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A guy sends in a complaint about an article on a website.

Working out with Jeff
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David goes back and forth with a guy about a gym membership.

Chiropractors are not real doctors
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David attempts to settle his outstanding chiropractor bill.

You are not invited to my party
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This guy gets a note from his neighbor apologizing ahead of time for a party they are going to be throwing, and it all goes downhill from there.

RIAA bans telling friends about songs
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A funny look from the Onion about the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) wishing to stop people from telling their friends about songs.

Dammit I’m Mad – A 224-word palindrome poem
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You can read the whole poem front to back and vice versa (a palindrome)

The ducks in the bathroom are not mine
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Great emails back-and-forth between a guy and the property management company in his apartments.