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When are taxes due 2018?

Good on you. It’s still February and you’re already asking when are taxes due 2018. You’ve probably already received some tax forms in the mail from your employer, bank, maybe a student loan company. But it all keeps trickling in, and you’re not quite sure when the deadline...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:48am

Is it okay to flirt at work?

In the wake of powerful men like Harvey Weinstein being outed as workplace sexual predators and the emergence of the powerful #MeToo movement, professional dynamics have begun to change for the better. But, let’s say you have a harmless “work crush” at your nine-to-five. Is it...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:36pm

Beware: This single text message will crash your phone

Some are calling it the "text bomb," others are reporting it as déjà vu — a bug of mass proportions set off with little to no effort — and this time, all it takes to crash your iPhone is a single text. The character is in Telugu, the third most spoken Indian language in the U...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:05am

Need a laugh? Here are some of the funniest Valentine's Day fails of all time

Valentine’s Day is a time of love whether you're into it or not. There’s actually a complicated history behind the celebration, but we know it as a day of Hallmark cheer, endless appreciation and sweets on sweets. Or, you know, 24 hours of mourning your relationship status (and...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:33pm

Valentine's Day 2018: Obamas vs. Trumps

It’s February 14, and as per usual on Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. In typical fashion, the Obamas took to Twitter to express their admiration for each other (and to make common folk like us swoon). "Happy Valentine’s Day, @MichelleObama. You make every day and every...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 3:55pm

People are convinced there's an inappropriate 'secret' object painted in Obama's portrait

As tradition goes, Obama got his portrait done. So did Michelle (and her remarkably sculpted arms). Unveiled Monday, they’re the talk of the town (aka the World Wide Web), and not just because the ex-presidential duo was the first to commission black artists to do the job (hers, Amy Sherald;...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 1:17pm

How and Why to Use the Equifax Free Credit Lock App

NerdWallet's Bev O'Shea provides an update on her last article profiling Equifax's extended free credit freezes. The following article originally appeared on the NerdWallet.    Equifax has made good on its promise of free, lifelong credit locks following last year’s...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:06am

What's closed on President's Day?

Anyone who has a to-do list — read: everyone — for next Monday should be asking themselves what’s closed on President’s Day. After all, you might not have the day off, but your to-do list could be derailed depending on what you need to get done and who does get the day off...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:10pm

Life lessons from the Wu-Tang Clan

According to Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, one of the founding members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, the first lines of their classic song “C.R.E.A.M.” painted the picture perfectly of what growing up in Staten Island’s Park Hill Projects was really like. “I grew up...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:51pm

How to keep your heart healthy this Valentine's Day and beyond

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, so our thoughts naturally turn to flowers and hearts. That’s probably why February has been American Heart Month for 54 years, since President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed it a federal event. In that spirit, we spoke to Dr. Dennis Finkielstein, associate...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:43am

When is Mardi Gras this year?

New Orleans is ready to celebrate Mardi Gras 2018 and that means thousands of revelers will fill the streets in the French Quarter in New Orleans for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. Mardi Gras is the official celebration held the day before Lent begins.  The celebrations...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:48am

Why is Valentine's Day celebrated?

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us — and whether you’re a fan or not, there’s no avoiding the candy hearts, Kay Jewelers commercials and pink. Lots of pink. Which begs the question: why is Valentine's Day celebrated? You don’t need to put on a sugar-coated smile...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:01am

Adam Rippon's reaction to Olympic figure skating debut is absolutely priceless

Adam Rippon has waited 28 years to grace the Olympic stage, and on Sunday night (for those watching in the U.S.) he did just that with a dazzling debut performance during the men’s free skate team event. The world-class figure skater brought 110 percent of his skill and spunk to the ice in a...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:39pm

The cost of taking a ‘victory lap’

It’s okay to not have your sh-t together when you first head off to college. At that point in your life, you’re still just a kid trying to figure out this big scary world. This is why so many students take an extra year to finish their four-year degree with what many call a “...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:28pm

Now that you've beaten the flu - Are your sick days paid?

With this dumpster fire of a flu season now finally coming to an end, as you peak back on the wreckage that was once your life you’ve probably noticed that all of your sick days have been used up for the year. This begs the question … are your sick days paid? In the great state of New...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 4:17pm

When is Chinese New Year 2018?

Firecrackers, lion dances, lanterns — even if you faithfully celebrate the new year between December 31 and January 1 each year, there are plenty of reasons to add Chinese New Year to your calendar. So when is Chinese New Year 2018? You’re in plenty of time to usher in the year of the...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:42pm

When is Lent 2018, and what should you give up?

Attention world: Lent is coming sooner than you think. Yes, really. When is Lent 2018? It actually starts next week and falls on a little holiday we like to enjoy with boxes of chocolates and champagne (or is that just me?). Here's everything you need to know in preparation for Lent 2018....

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:33pm

The evolution of New York Fashion Week

Since its inception in 1942, New York Fashion Week(NYFW) has been one of the biggest events in the who’s-wearing-who world. Along with shows in Paris, Milan and London, it’s a mainstay of the “Big 4,” where industry titans like Chanel, Givenchy and Dior unveil uber-couture...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

Healthcare industry to gain 4 million jobs by 2026

With so much projected growth in the economy, many experts are making predictions on what industries will see job growth in the coming years.  As it turns out, looking for work in the healthcare industry could be one your best bets. In a report recently published by the Bureau of Labor...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:06am

With prison in the past, he’s getting paid to go to school

The following article was originally published by our friends at NerdWallet by Personal Finance Writer Anna Helhoski.    The day Frank Melo turned 20, he woke up to handcuffs on his wrists and an arrest warrant in his name. During his yearlong sentence on drug charges, Melo had time to...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:54am