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The Chalkboard Wall Workspace

Over on Flickr, Razan sent in her workspace, where she handles her day job, her passion (photography), and of course, where she relaxes. The space also has to double has her bedroom, so space is a premium—but check out that chalkboard wall. Here are some more photos.

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How Food Manufacturers Pick Expiration Dates and What They Really Mean

No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily–but we certainly do. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates Americans toss out the equivalent of US$162 billion in food every year, at the retail and consumer levels. Plenty of that food is discarded while still safe to eat.

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Here's Exactly How Much Volkswagen Will Pay You For Your Diesel Car

As part of the unprecedented $14.7 billion settlement released earlier today, Volkswagen will offer substantial cash payments to owners of the 482,000 diesel four-cylinder cars affected by the emissions cheating scandal. If you own one of Volkswagen’s NOx-spewing machines , here are step-by-step instructions on how you can calculate how much money you’re owed.

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Amazon Just Added a Bunch of New Dash Buttons, and Your First One Is Basically Free

Amazon added over 50 new Dash buttons to their lineup this morning, and while you probably don’t need most of them (except the Nerf one, you definitely need that), there may be a few in there that could come in handy around your house. The buttons still cost $5 each, but as an added incentive, you’ll get that $5 back in the form of an Amazon credit when you press it for the first time.

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Feeling Poor Doesn't Stop Once You Make Money

From the day I got my first job as a cart pusher at Walmart, I spent years living from one paycheck to the next. I hovered around the poverty line, hoping that I would last until next month’s rent. At the time it felt normal. It wasn’t until after I started making more money that I realized the psychological scars that living the poor life left on me.

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