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Lamar Odom, What Did that Mean? “When Khloes Out of town, I still be on the DL”

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NBA star Lamar Odom’s situation seems to be getting worse and worse by the day.  It also stands as a firm reminder to say no to drugs.  TMZ caught Odom rapping about his relationship with wife Khloe Kardashian while they speculated that he was high on drugs.  In the impromptu freestyle, caught on video, Odom uses some pretty cryptic, or shall we say “revealing,” lines about his life outside of…

List of States with Worst Student Loan Problems

List of States with Worst Student Loan Problems

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Student loan debts are a serious problem in the United States.  Debt levels have passed the one trillion dollar mark, and most of the debts end up in default.  This is a concern for those who worry about the future of the US economy.  Many of these young people are going to die in debt.  A total of 11.7 percent of all student loans are more than 90 days overdue….

Stranger Pays Off Single Mom’s Bills

Stranger Pays Off Single Mom’s Bills

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Starlie Becote said she didn’t even have a dollar to buy her five children gifts. In March, the Rhode Island single mother got a much bigger present from a businessman who read a Dec. 24 article about people facing financial hardship at the holidays. The man, who asked that his name not be used to preserve his privacy, paid off Becote’s college loans, which totaled more than $35,000. In January,…

Ten States In 2013 Are Scheduled To Raise Minimum Wage

Ten States In 2013 Are Scheduled To Raise Minimum Wage

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Ten states raised their minimum wage at the start of 2013. On Tuesday, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington raised wages between 10 and 35 cents. The increase will put an extra $190 to $510 per year into the pocket of the average minimum-wage worker, according to Reuters. African-Americans make up about 15.1 percent of the 73.9 million minimum wage earners in America. A study by National Employment Law Project released…

Warning!!! If You Are Taking This Popular Weight Loss Drug, You May Want To Stop

Warning!!! If You Are Taking This Popular Weight Loss Drug, You May Want To Stop

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A NEW study released this week sends out a strongly worded warning about risks of kidney, liver, and other organ damage from the most popular weight drugs on the market. According to a University of Rhode Island study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), orlistat, which goes by the prescription brand name Xenical and the over-the-counter name Alli, can cause “severe toxicity” to major internal organs. The research…

“Iron Lady” Meryl Streep Gives $10K to School in Viola Davis’ Honor

“Iron Lady” Meryl Streep Gives $10K to School in Viola Davis’ Honor

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    According to Reuters, a bankrupt Central Falls, Rhode Island school received a check for $10,000 from the three-time Oscar winner on Monday via Streep’s organization, the Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts. “We’ve just been screaming from the rooftops,” the school’s founder and director of operations Angelo Garcia says. “We’re excited Meryl Streep has gotten the ball rolling for us, but we recognize there’s a long road ahead…