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Should You Ever Opt Out of Your Company’s 401(k) Plan?

It has come to your attention that your new job—the one with the awesome salary, dream title, and beer fridge and ping-pong table in the break room—doesn’t have a great retirement plan. There’s no match. There aren’t enough investment options. The fees are sky high. This quickly becomes the thing …

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Store Your Baby’s Onesies in an Ornament Box

Photo: Walmart As the mother of an infant, I have come across various onesie storage hacks and they all sound good in theory. Snap them on a clothesline! Hang them up with clothing dividers! Fold them Kond0-style and place them upright in beautiful, joy-sparking boxes! I’ve been tempted to implement …

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Today’s exotic pets are tomorrow’s invasive pests

Escaped pet parakeets have led to feral populations in cities from New Jersey to San Francisco. (Deposit Photos/) This past April, researchers captured and killed a record-breaking, 17-foot-long Burmese python in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve. She weighed 140 pounds and contained 73 developing eggs. The species can grow up …

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What sex is this tomato plant? It depends on when you ask.

Martine, a biodiversity scientist at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, has been studying nightshades in the Australian Monsoon Tropics for 20 years. Even so, he struggled to make sense of these particular specimens, which seemed to display a different sex every time researchers took a look. As you may remember from …

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How a foreign country hacks a power grid

Two power outages caused by cyber warfare have already occurred. (Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash/) The United States has been infiltrating Russian infrastructure for years, The New York Times reported on Saturday, describing an effort of “digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid” that have intensified since 2018. Those …

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Chill coolers to keep your beverages and food cold

Stay chill wherever you go. (Depositphotos/) Just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean you have to chug down lukewarm beer, soda, or water. Grab a cooler that’ll keep your ice frozen and drinks bone-chillingly cold until well after your “Billy Joel and other party jams” playlist has finished. But, coolers …

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