23 ways your laziness is costing you money

Companies thrive on our collective sloth. Make them earn their money by learning how your laziness is costing you cash.

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On this day: October 21

Magellan discovers the strait that would bear his name, Carlton Fisk waves his World Series home run fair, and Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who, all on this day.

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Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.

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Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

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Don't junk this 'Sanford and Son' quiz

It's the big one!

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Gawker's 16 ugliest American accents

Yo, Pittsburgh. You talk funny. At least, according to Gawker's rankings of America's ugliest accents.

What to know: Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings

On Thursday, the Nigerian government announced a ceasefire agreement that included the release of more than 200 of kidnapped girls. But Boko Haram has remained silent since that announcement -- and continued attacking towns over the weekend. Learn more about this shocking situation and the group…

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Prince William and Kate through the years

The second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge is due in April, the couple announced Monday. Take a look back at their royal romance.

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Famous first tweets

Bill Clinton's infamous White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, has joined Twitter. Check out what she had to say and other famous first tweets.

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12 kids' symptoms you should not ignore

The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these 12 symptoms you should never ignore.

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On this day: October 20

Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines, Nixon sets off the "Saturday Night Massacre," Jackie Kennedy remarries, the Sydney Opera House opens, tragedy strikes Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Muammar Gaddafi is killed, all on this day.

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Halloween game: catch the candy

Not quite in the Halloween mood just yet? We know what will get you there. How about a game and a little candy?

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Best colleges for low-income students

A new list published by CollegeNet, a higher-education technology company, and Payscale lists the top schools for lower-income students. Take a look at the top 10.

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World's 10 largest earthquakes

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the deadly San Francisco earthquake in 1989. Here's a look at the world's 10 largest earthquakes.

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The women of political sex scandals

From Monica Lewinsky to Sydney Leathers, take a look at the women involved in steamy political sex scandals.

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On this day: October 17

Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion, "Jailhouse Rock" premieres, the New York World's Fair comes to an end, OPEC begins its oil embargo, and a deadly earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area, all on this day.

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The most romantic movies ever

Looking for a flick to watch with your sweetie on Sweetest Day this Saturday? Check out one or more of these most romantic movies of all time.

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History of the tablet computer

Apple unveiled new versions of its iPad and iPad Mini today. Look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

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Top-earning dead celebrities of 2014

Find out which celebrities are earning the most from beyond the grave this year.

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America's Ebola patients

The second U.S. health worker to be diagnosed with Ebola has been identified. Learn more about her and America's other Ebola victims.

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Spectacular political meltdowns

Take a look back at the many meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments of politicians through history.

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On this day: October 16

Marie Antoinette loses her head, the Cuban Missile Crisis begins, Baby Jessica is pulled from the well, and the Million Man March takes over Washington, D.C., all on this day.

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20 best cities for trick-or-treating

Scare up some fun in the 20 best cities for trick-or-treating in 2014.

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States with the cheapest gas

Gas is below $3 in at least 10 states and dropping fast. Find out where you can fill up on the cheap.

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Celebrities with Alzheimer's disease

Country singer and guitarist, Glen Campbell, announced in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He recently released a video for the final song he'll ever record called "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," which details his struggles with the disease. Take a look at other celebrities who…

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12 biggest auto recalls

Toyota has issued three new recalls covering more than 1.75 million vehicles. Take a look at the biggest auto recalls in history.

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Famous celebrity feuds

From Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea to Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber, check out some of the most notable celebrity feuds.

State of the union: Where does your state rank?

As the midterm elections approach, check out your state's "state of the union."

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Richest & poorest states in America

Income disparity has never been greater in the United States. And it shows in this ranking of the richest and poorest states.

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On this day: October 15

Napoleon goes into exile, "I Love Lucy" debuts, vice-presidential candidates debate for the first time, Wayne Gretzky sets the NHL's points record, and the nation meets "Balloon Boy" and his family, all on this day.

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History quiz: 'Ironsides' launched

What happened on this day in history?

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Birthday quiz: Princess treatment

Dress well for today's birthday soiree.

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NFL players in trouble with the law

Dallas Cowboys running back Jonathan Randle is the latest NFL star to find himself in trouble with the law. Take a look at a list of some of the more prominent NFL athletes who have had legal run-ins.

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The reappearance of Kim Jong Un

North Korea tried to end speculation about the health of leader Kim Jong Un by releasing a new batch of photos. But they may have only raised more questions.

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Time's most influential teens of 2014

These adolescents are doing a lot more than texting and shopping. They're among Time's most influential teens of 2014.

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13 top musicians in politics

Check out 13 top musicians who have found themselves in the political spotlight.

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Household items you're paying too much for

Find out which household items you could be saving money on.

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On this day: October 14

The first motion picture is filmed, Teddy Roosevelt is shot -- and still delivers his speech, Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier, a U.S. spy plane spots Soviet missiles in Cuba, and Martin Luther King Jr. wins the Nobel Peace Prize, all on this day.

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Worst celebrity Twitter gaffes

Geraldo is the latest celebrity to raise eyebrows on Twitter after tweeting about the crisis in Syria -- while topless on vacation. Check out some of the worst celebrity Twitter gaffes.

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Meet Esquire's new 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

Actress Penelope Cruz is Esquire's new "Sexiest Woman Alive." Take a look at other past winners.

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Common myths about Ebola

A nurse who was treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola in a Texas hospital last week, has contracted the disease. But before you panic, take a look at common myths about the deadly virus.

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Best/worst cities for women looking to get married

A new Pew Research Center poll found that over half of never-married Americans would like to eventually tie the knot. Take a look at the the best - and worst - cities for women looking to get married.

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What to know: Pistorius verdict

A judge in September found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, the South African term for unintentionally -- but unlawfully -- killing a person. It's akin to negligent killing. His sentencing hearing is now underway.

The Nobel Prize: Fast facts

As more of this year's Nobel Prize winners are revealed, find out more about the 103-year-old awards for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace.

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On this day: October 13

The cornerstone of the White House is laid, the Boston Americans win the first World Series, Paddington Bear is born, and the Chilean miners are rescued, all on this day.

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10 Halloween makeup tips

Here are a few tips and Halloween makeup techniques to help you bring your makeup and creative Halloween costume ideas to life with terrifying ease!

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What to know about Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was one of two people awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for her struggles against the suppression of children and for young people's rights. Learn more about the life of this Pakistani teenager who has become a champion for girls' rights to education. 

Biggest data breaches of all time

Dairy Queen is the latest company to get hit by a data breach, announcing customer names, payment card numbers and expiration dates were stolen from 395 stores nationwide in August and early September. Take a look at the biggest data breaches of all time.

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America's safest states

A new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that New Hampshire is the best state to live in the U.S. for many reasons, one of which is its low crime rate. Take a look at the safest states in America.

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Past Nobel Peace Prize winners

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people's rights, including the right to education. Take a look at past winners of the coveted award.

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