Five Questions With Author Mary Pilon About “The Monopolists”


Who knew a simple board game bore such a fascinating history? Journalist Mary Pilon uncovers the story of individual creativity, corporate strategy and legal battles over the game Monopoly in her new book "The Monopolists" (Bloomsbury). Pilon started writing about the history of the game when she and I were cubicle neighbors [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

5 Questions to Make Your New Year’s Financial Resolutions


Are you thinking of making some financial resolutions for next year? One place to start is how you answer these 5 "financial health" questions  since a recent study showed them to have a high correlation with net worth. If you don't like your current answers to these questions, here are [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Giving To Charity – Three Questions To Ask Before You Write The Check


I remember one chilly winter morning when I was in San Francisco, sitting in the window of a cafe enjoying a warm cup of coffee. A homeless man sat on a box in front of the cafe with an empty coffee can in one hand and a sign that said […]
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Scarlett Johansson Gets Personal in Marie Claire’s “20 Questions” for December 2014


She’s typically a pretty private person, but Scarlett Johansson is giving her fans insight into her daily life in the new issue of Marie Claire magazine. The “We Bought a Zoo” actress underwent the “20 Questions” treatment and it sounds like she’s actually quite normal, relatively speaking. When asked, “What is on your nightstand?” she replied, “Moisturizers, a glass of water, my phone, a La Leche League book, and a limited-edition collector's edition of Dolce & Gabbana The Read more [...]

As Remainder Of Princess Diana’s Estate Passes To Harry, Troubling Questions Remain


Yesterday marked Prince Harry's 30th birthday. His mother, the iconic Lady Di, passed away just over 17 years ago, following the tragic crash as Diana and Dodi Fayed sped away from paparazzi in France.  What was so special about Harry's 30th birthday (other than the fact that he's still single, [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Colts Training Camp 2014: Burning Questions and Top Storylines for Indianapolis


The Indianapolis Colts report to their 2014 training camp in Anderson, Indiana, on Wednesday. Who is the rookie to watch for in training camp? Which veteran free-agent signing is looking to make a splash? What are the burning questions surrounding Colts camp? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss the top storylines from Colts training camp in the video above. Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Obama court nominee faces tough questions from Senate Democrats


President Obama’s controversial pick for a federal judgeship in Georgia told senators that votes he cast as a state legislator would not be “indicative” of how he would decide cases, as he sought to win over Democrats skeptical of his record on civil rights, abortion and other politically…
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