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- Jessica Ferri | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 28, 2012 3:24 PM EST | CommentsJulie Keith was unpacking some of last year's Halloween decorations when she stumbled upon an upsetting letter wedged into the packaging.
This letter was found in Halloween decorations purchased from Kmart
Tucked in between two novelty headstones that she had purchased at Kmart, she found what appeared to be a letter from the Chinese laborer, who had made the decoration, pleading for help.
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The letter reads: "Sir, if you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persecution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever."
"I was so frustrated that this letter had been sitting in storage for over a year, that this person had written this plea for help and nothing had come of it." Julie Keith told Yahoo! Shine. "Then I was shocked. This person had probably risked their life to get this letter in this package."
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 28, 2012 2:59 PM EST | Comments
Now that Christmas has come and gone, it's time to turn our eye to my favorite part of the holidays - Christmas clearance! The entire holiday section is now half price, and the deals will only get better as the week goes on. You'll find Christmas items all over the seasonal section, but post-holiday markdowns throughout the store. Here are 8 things you'll want to buy right now at great prices: - By Heather Sokol
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- Redbook | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 28, 2012 11:49 AM EST | CommentsShow gratitude to your favorite gift-givers with these unique, splashy ways to say, "gee, you shouldn't have, but I love you for it!" By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.
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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 28, 2012 11:13 AM EST | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
When you ask life for something, don't be timid -- be bold! Ask for adventure, riches, fame and fortune (if that's what you truly want). The worst that can happen is that the universe says no. You'll never know if you don't try, Aries.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
When you look back on the recent past, you should see some accomplishments that you are proud of and some areas that need improvement. If it were all good, you would have nothing new to look forward to! Make an honest assessment today, and a vow to change for the better.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You'll see a lot of your ideas take shape in the coming year, but only if you articulate th
- Cheapism.com | Work + Money | Fri, Dec 28, 2012 8:47 AM EST | Comments
By Alyssa Goldman, Cheapism.com
It's 2013 and you're probably thinking, "another year, another set of New Year's resolutions I won't keep." But if bolstering your finances is one realm that could use some attention, now's the moment. Your New Year's resolutions don't need to be drastic and shouldn't seem impossible to keep. In fact, they should fit your life relatively painlessly.
Use the New Year to set your finances straight.
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Before making a game plan, consider what money-related actions you took in 2012 that turned out well and what can be improved upon. But don't harp on your mistakes, suggest Scott and Bethany Palmer, the duo known as "The Money Couple" and coauthors of the The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language. It's much more productive to prepare for 2013 with realistic New Year's resolutions.
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