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26 surprising to downright bizarre facts about Google

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8 deadly ways to kill employee motivation

There are events and circumstances that make us feel happy and appreciated. But unfortunately there are also many that kill our motivation.


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5 most-valuable NFL franchises

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When the Daily Show host stepped down, it was all anyone could talk about. Follow his example to build your own legacy.

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4 big trends to watch for at CES 2015

Check out this list of tech one expert predicts will be all over the place at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

HP issued a voluntary recall, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”
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Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

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  • Report: More than 20 percent of Adams County children living below poverty line

    Report: More than 20 percent of Adams County children living below poverty line

    Friday, March 6 2015 8:33 AM EST2015-03-06 13:33:25 GMT
    More than one in five children in Adams County live in poverty, according to a report released Thursday by a statewide child advocacy group. Voices for Illinois Children's "Illinois Kids Count 2015" report found that 21.3 percent of children in households live below the federal poverty line - about $18,750 for a family of three. That figure was 16.1 percent in 2006 and 12.3 percent in 1999.
    More than one in five children in Adams County live in poverty, according to a report released Thursday by a statewide child advocacy group. Voices for Illinois Children's "Illinois Kids Count 2015" report found that 21.3 percent of children in households live below the federal poverty line - about $18,750 for a family of three. That figure was 16.1 percent in 2006 and 12.3 percent in 1999.
  • Fire damages house in Hannibal

    Fire damages house in Hannibal

    Friday, March 6 2015 10:58 PM EST2015-03-07 03:58:08 GMT
    A house on Hannibal's southeast side was badly damaged by a fire Friday morning. 
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A house on Hannibal's southeast side was badly damaged by a fire Friday morning. The Hannibal Fire Department reported that firefithers responded 8:46 a.m. Friday to a structure fire at 1013 Union....
  • Mendon School Board explores working cash bonds as a way to ease financial worries

    Mendon School Board explores working cash bonds as a way to ease financial worries

    Friday, March 6 2015 12:32 PM EST2015-03-06 17:32:39 GMT
    The Mendon School Board is considering a proposal to issue working cash bonds to help ease financial concerns if the state continues to cut the district's funding.
    The Mendon School Board is considering a proposal to issue working cash bonds to help ease financial concerns if the state continues to cut the district's funding.
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