Most “Avoidable” ER Visits Really Aren’t, Say the Docs

There’s a common belief that “avoidable” emergency room visits are a major driver of high health care costs. Some new research sheds light on this phenomenon.
The American College of Emergency Physicians says that only 3.3% of all visits to emergency departments are classified as “avoidable,” according to…

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Dealing with the Equifax Data Breach

Consumer credit bureau Equifax has been breached, and millions of consumer files were stolen. Given the magnitude of the breach there’s a very good chance that one of them is yours. Here’s what we know, and what you can do to protect yourself.

According to Equifax, on July…

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You’ll Be So Jealous of Your Dog

There’s a new dog treat on the market that’s so appetizing you may be tempted to eat them yourself. Their called Wild Hare Ears for Dogs.

Of course we’re joking; these things are gross. They look exactly like what they are: ears hacked from the heads of…

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The Early Bird Gets the Legroom

With summer still lingering in the air it’s hard for many of us to imagine booking our November and December holiday travel. Yet, that’ just what eight million Americans have already done, according to a report from Bankrate.

These savvy Americans will enjoy the best pricing on flights and…

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How Attending Bachelor Parties Could Cost You a Down Payment on a Home

Here’s a shocking statistic: millennials can spend nearly $14,000 attending bachelor and bachelorette parties during peak wedding attending years. That’s 34 percent of a down payment on the median home, according to online real estate company Zillow.

As Zillow puts it, “Destination bachelor and bachelorette parties are…

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