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  • China's Peng Shuai Circles U.S. Open - and Li Na's Mantle

    When leading Chinese tennis star Li Na said in July that she was withdrawing from the U.S. Open due to a knee injury, the weight of China's hopes fell on the shoulders of her compatriot Peng Shuai, who until then had never won beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam.

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  • What Tasks Do You Find Most Stressful?

    The idea that a 50/50 split of tasks is actually inequal might seem a stretch to some. But it's true that some tasks (such as child care) require more effort and emotion than others (washing dishes, for example). But we don't often think about these things, especially when divvying up tasks. It's easy to make a chart that ensures that everyone is doing the same number of chores. But less simple is quantifying the stress those tasks bring.

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  • College Students: Pass Up That “Free” iPod

    Welcome to campus. College is going to be absolutely fantastic. But no, the credit-card company isn't offering you a “free” iPod. Trust me when I say it's going to work out a lot cheaper if you go and buy your own iPod and then throw the credit card application in the trash. It may, in [...]

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