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The Best Apps to Help With Holiday Gift-Giving

The holidays are a stressful time. Whether it's worrying about crazy travel plans, wondering how you're going to manage your drunk Aunt Carol at the family get-together, or not sleeping because the million-watt glow from your neighbors' Christmas decorations keeps you up all night, everyone's nerves are a bit more frayed this time of year.

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10 Fascinating Facts About Tax Preparation That Will Actually Blow Your Mind

Amount of income, number of deductions, total receipts, amount of times you banged your head on the table: April is the month of figures.

If the amount of money in your bank account and number on your tax return are making you crazy, take a break, take a breath and distract yourself with some of these numbers from the IRS.

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Filing Your Taxes at the Last Minute? Here Are Five Things You Need to Know

Remember the kids who always sat in the front of the classroom, the ones who reminded the teacher when she forgot to hand out homework? Those kids grew up into adults who get their oil changed every 3,000 miles, visit the dentist every six months like clockwork and file their taxes as soon as they can.

Then there were the back of the class kids. They’re now the reasons dentists send those “we’ve missed you” cards and cars have low oil lights. If you’re a “back of the classroom” kid, don’t worry — there’s still time to get those taxes filed. Here are a few handy tips for the procrastinators of the world.

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Why Do We Even Pay Income Taxes? Here’s Your History Lesson

“Nothing can said to be certain, except death and taxes.” As April 15 approaches, those famous words from Benjamin Franklin resonate stronger and stronger. Yet Franklin spoke them 100 years before the most difficult and vexing tax to most Americans — the income tax — even existed.

So how exactly did the income tax as we know it come to be?

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Do You Live In One Of America’s Most Miserable Cities for Sports Fans?

On February 7th, two days after the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, die-hard Giants fans painted their faces red and blue, lined the streets and cheered as their beloved hometown heroes paraded by.

Inevitably, 2012 will bring incredible joy and/or crushing disappointment to sports fans across the US and while there’s no way to know concretely which group you’ll be in, Forbes latest annual ranking of America’s most miserable sports cities might be able to warn your if you’re headed for heartbreak.

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Find Out What Job Buzzwords Like ‘Detail-Oriented’ and ‘Team Player’ Really Mean

At some point you’ve probably held a job that turned out to be unpleasantly different than you thought. As it turns out, though, the warning signs of what positions really entail might actually be right in the job postings.

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Parents Revolt Against High School’s New Approach to Teenage Contraception

While the United States takes measures such as abstinence initiatives, sexual education and sometimes criticizing Bristol Palin as a scare tactic to prevent teenage pregnancy, some schools in the UK are taking a much more direct route.

A report from the British National Health Service announced that many girls were given long-term contraceptives at school.

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