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  • The Ticket Saga
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    The Ticket Saga

    7 months ago

    Here in Marlboro, a central Jersey town, how often would it occur to you that you might be charged with a parking violation? Well, the unexp does happen when you are not looking.

  • how to save successfully for retirement
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    how to save successfully for retirement

    10 months ago

    There are no tricks or secrets; successful retirement investors all share a few key traits.

  • Fresh Ideas for Indoor Workouts
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    Fresh Ideas for Indoor Workouts

    2 years ago

    A harsh winter shouldn’t stop you from maintaining your exercise routines, and definitely not an excuse for crouching in your couch in front of the TV all day with your chip and bear. Save those occasions for the...

  • Six Money Actions to Consider Before 2014
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    Six Money Actions to Consider Before 2014

    2 years ago

    While looking forward to a happy and prosperous 2014, tidying up your finances before 2013 ends may prove to be more prudent and potentially more beneficial than making any grand-looking New Year resolutions.

  • Protect Yourself at the Shopping Mall
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    Protect Yourself at the Shopping Mall

    2 years ago

    The holiday season is a special and joyous time of the year. Shopping for loved one could be stressful at times, but being able to protect yourself from becoming a crime victim will help preserve more of your joy and...

  • Pre-Winter Car Care
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    Pre-Winter Car Care

    2 months ago

    Driving in winter weather can be incredibly demanding on both you and your car, especially when navigating through snowstorms and icy terrains. But being proactive with you routine vehicle maintenance can help avoid the...

  • An Early Spring – What’s Not To Like?
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    An Early Spring – What’s Not To Like?

    4 years ago

    You can’t help but notice that this year’s spring came strangely early; or some may argue we simply had a winter that wasn’t. It was before mid-March when the temperature had already snuck into the...

  • Get a Little Merrier in 2012
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    Get a Little Merrier in 2012

    4 years ago

    No one argues that money can’t buy happiness, but getting your finances in order would definitely lead you in the right direction towards a sunnier day. 2011 turned out to be another turbulent year, which had...

  • 9-11, We Remember
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    9-11, We Remember

    5 years ago

    The gray sky chokes with emotion as the air thickens with somber. Two giant American flags hoisted up high by three fire trucks are quietly fluttering in the early autumn morning chill. Down below, dozens of...

  • Post-Winter Car Care
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    Post-Winter Car Care

    5 years ago

    As the calendar flips to March, the brutal winter across the U.S. is slowly but surely loosening its grips. Although the bitter chill still delivers its bites once every few days, the outdoor thermometers...

  • Where Are the Parents?
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    Where Are the Parents?

    5 years ago

    The traumatic shock resulted from the tragedy has made sure that we remember this surreal day of January 8, 2011. On this peaceful Saturday morning under the brilliant Arizona sun, as Time magazine reports, a...

  • Get Going on Your Tax Return Now
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    Get Going on Your Tax Return Now

    2 years ago

    For many, filing returns resembles going to the dentist: it’s not always pleasant and even painful sometimes, but a must-do. However, taking proper measures and giving yourself a head start can indeed make tax...

  • How to Make Your Money Resolutions Stick
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    How to Make Your Money Resolutions Stick

    11 months ago

    No one would argue that it’s not easy to keep your resolutions, especially those that involve life-altering moves. But some tried-and-true measures can help put you on the right track to reach your financial goals...

  • How to Save Successfully
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    How to Save Successfully

    5 years ago

    Tightening the belt is no fun, especially for many Americans, who had been so accustomed to Hummers and Mac Mansions. Although the recent financial crisis and economical downturn have re-instilled some sense of thrift...

  • New Year's Investing Resolutions for 2011
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    New Year's Investing Resolutions for 2011

    5 years ago

    After having witnessed its bottom fallen out in 2007, the stock market came roaring back in 2009 impressively, with the S&P 500 Index recovering half of the lost ground. While 2010 continued to be a healthy year for...

  • How to Fight the IRS
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    How to Fight the IRS

    5 years ago

    April 15 had come and gone; and your 1040 is out the door. For the wise and lucky, the IRS refund is in the pockets or at least on the way. What to do with this money is a happy question, which I have discussed in two...

  • A Few Words on Choices
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    A Few Words on Choices

    6 years ago

    The world of today is truly diverse and colorful; and the advances in civilization and technologies bring us endless choices. Hundreds of television channels are there for you to pick every night when you come home from...

  • How Not To Waste Your Tax Refund Money
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    How Not To Waste Your Tax Refund Money

    6 years ago

    So you’d done the right thing and filed your tax return early. Good for you! As a reward, your tax refund check from the IRS has arrived in your mailbox. With the stock market losses and all kinds of...

  • When You Get That Tax Refund
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    When You Get That Tax Refund

    6 years ago

    Ah, it’s springtime. The feet-high snow has melted; and the tree pollens are starting to tickle people’s noses. Another sign of spring: tax fund money is trickling out of Uncle Sam’s fat wallet back...

  • The Happiest Thing in Life
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    The Happiest Thing in Life

    4 years ago

    My 12-Year Old Knows It Best

  • No Fun at School
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    No Fun at School

    6 years ago

    “I don’t want to go to school!” I hear my 6-year old sister yelling one morning. My dad drags the reluctant little girl out of bed and soon she’s on the bus heading to a place she doesn’t...

  • Chicken with Asparagus Stir-Fry
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    Chicken with Asparagus Stir-Fry

    5 years ago

    Asparagus is a highly prized vegetable that is said to possess health benefits ranging from keeping your blood pressure low to preventing cancer. I just like its taste. And it happens to be easy to prepare, too. As for...

  • Chinese Yellow Cake
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    Chinese Yellow Cake

    5 years ago

    A mention of “cake” will make many people ‘s mouths water; and this Chinese yellow cake can certainly do that. Your rarely see a baked dish in Chinese food; and this one is no exception – You...

  • Quick and Easy No-Boil Baked Ziti
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    Quick and Easy No-Boil Baked Ziti

    5 years ago

    My family loves pasta, be it spaghetti, ziti, macaroni or whatever. We actually designate Friday as “pasta night”. And my younger children will get semi-upset if we somehow fail to have pasta on Fridays. ...

  • The Fundamentals of Fitness, for Free!
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    The Fundamentals of Fitness, for Free!

    2 years ago

    You don't have to spend a fortune and train like an Olympian to get a world-class workout. With no fancy equipment involved, you can practice them whenever you want and wherever you can, for free!

  • How to Cook Tofu with Tomato and Meat Sauce
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    How to Cook Tofu with Tomato and Meat Sauce

    5 years ago

    Tofu, with its rare combination of high protein, low fat and zero cholesterol, is the near ideal food for the health-conscious crowd. It is also an inconvenient truth that tofu is bland and sometimes downright boring. ...

  • How to Cook Tofu and Beef with A Spicy Kick
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    How to Cook Tofu and Beef with A Spicy Kick

    6 years ago

    Tofu, with its rare combination of high protein, low fat and zero cholesterol, is the near ideal food for the health-conscious crowd. It is also an inconvenient truth that tofu is bland and sometimes downright boring. ...

  • How to Be Happy and Healthy
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    How to Be Happy and Healthy

    6 years ago

    The latest data suggest that 73% of the U.S. population is overweight or obese, while 10% of the same people suffer from depression. This should not come as a surprise. Decades of prosperity in this country have led...

  • How to Cook Chicken with Bean Sprouts Stir-Fry
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    How to Cook Chicken with Bean Sprouts Stir-Fry

    6 years ago

    Bean sprout is undoubtedly very healthful food, but is also not the tastiest treat. How about couple it with some chicken? This is actually a rather popular dish in southern China, where people commonly grow their own...

  • How to Cook Beef with Asparagus Stir-Fry
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    How to Cook Beef with Asparagus Stir-Fry

    6 years ago

    Chinese food is popular. Beef and asparagus are such perfect match that you can almost never go wrong putting them together in cooking, and therefore make yourself popular among friends and family, too. ...

  • On Google’s Threatened Pull-out from China
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    On Google’s Threatened Pull-out from China

    6 years ago

    Anything about Google is huge; and anything about China is gigantic. So when these two titans butt heads, we’ve got really big news. And controversy is the key word when people describe their relationship. There...

  • Quick and Easy Lasagna with Alternative Pasta
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    Quick and Easy Lasagna with Alternative Pasta

    5 years ago

    My family loves pasta, be it spaghetti, ziti, macaroni or whatever. We actually designate Friday as “pasta night”. And my younger children will get semi-upset if we somehow fail to have pasta on Fridays. My...

  • How to Cook Beef with Cauliflower Stir Fry
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    How to Cook Beef with Cauliflower Stir Fry

    6 years ago

    Chinese food is popular; and beef with cauliflower is among the most popular Chinese dishes in my home. "Simple" is the key to this dish; and "Healthy" is its benefit. Of course,...

  • How to Cook Chicken with Broccoli Stir Fry
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    How to Cook Chicken with Broccoli Stir Fry

    6 years ago

    Chinese food is popular; and chicken with broccoli is among the most popular Chinese dishes in the U.S. In fact, it is one of sons’ second favorite Chinese dish after fried rice. "Simple" is the key to...

  • How to Cook Beef with Broccoli Stir Fry
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    How to Cook Beef with Broccoli Stir Fry

    6 years ago

    Chinese food is popular; and beef with broccoli is among the most popular Chinese dishes in the U.S. It happened to be my favorite take-out lunch choice back in my office days in New York City. "Simple"...

  • How to Cook Chicken with Cauliflower Stir Fry
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    How to Cook Chicken with Cauliflower Stir Fry

    6 years ago

    Chinese food is popular; and chicken with cauliflower is among the most popular Chinese dishes in my family. "Simple" is the key to this dish; and "Healthy" is its benefit. Of course,...

  • Merrier Deaths in 2010?
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    Merrier Deaths in 2010?

    6 years ago

    No body is happy when a loved one dies. This is human nature. A loss of life always brings sadness and sorrow. What makes deaths more unbearable in this nation is that it’s going be taxed, heavily for some by our...

  • It's All Worth It
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    It's All Worth It

    7 months ago

    When Times Are Tough, Hang In There

  • A Cold Sore Treatment That Is Tried And True
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    A Cold Sore Treatment That Is Tried And True

    3 years ago

    The surest way to defeat cold sores is to prevent one from happening in the first place. But when they do show up, I know I have a weapon - a powerful combo – to help bust those nasty blisters.

  • Grandpa Al’s Turkey - A Great Recipe For The Big Bird
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    Grandpa Al’s Turkey - A Great Recipe For The Big Bird

    6 years ago

    My father-in-law, Albert used to wait tables at a Chinese restaurant up in Harlem, New York when he was young. He was such a nice character even the chefs there liked him. This is unusual, because cooks always deem...

  • Something about Friendship
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    Something about Friendship

    5 years ago

    How do you describe friendship? It’s not easy, is it? They say the Eskimos have a hundred words for snow. I am sure we have quite a variety of words in English, or Chinese, for friendship, too, but we are usually...

  • Let’s Be Honest
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    Let’s Be Honest

    6 years ago

    “Have you ever thought about leaving a legacy and how you will be remembered when the present becomes the past? Does the achievement of our goals for success in life matter more than the manner in which that...

  • Life Is Sweet, If You Let It Be
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    Life Is Sweet, If You Let It Be

    6 years ago

    In this world, who doesn’t like a little bit of sweets? To get a smile out of a crying child, nothing beats a piece of candy; to celebrate a birthday, you can’t be without a cake; and you would just feel...

  • Who’s Afraid of The Big Bad Swine?
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    Who’s Afraid of The Big Bad Swine?

    6 years ago

    Originally Written 5/29/09 Swine don’t have a good reputation. They are called all kinds of names: stupid, dirty, lazy or ugly, etc., depending on the occasion. No body wants to be called a pig. Now they are...

  • So, I Got Busted
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    So, I Got Busted

    3 years ago

    “Dad, I don’t think I should drive;” my eldest son, Bryant, handed the car key back to me, “my neck’s killing me – I’ve probably slept on it the wrong way.” It was early...

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