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    Consider the Cable Guy

    Comcast and others are using more contract workers to install their services. That means brutal hours, low wages, and an app that schedules every moment of their days.

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    When Your Baby Won't Eat

    Our daughter started life on a feeding tube. Then we tried to wean her off it — and began to understand the complexity of how children relate to food.

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    Escape From the Internet!

    John and Sherry Petersik built a cult following with their website, Young House Love. Then they tried to walk away.

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    Getting to Know You

    What personality tests can (and can’t) tell you about yourself—and why understanding exactly what makes you tick makes it easier, maybe, to just own it.

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    It's Walgreens Vs. the American Dream in the Battle for Overtime

    Around 6 million Americans hold jobs that employers classify as "overtime exempt" even though their positions should qualify them for after-hours pay — and they may end up earning less than hourly employees working under them.

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    Getting Jobbed

    The real face of welfare reform.

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    There's Nothing Mickey Mouse About These Mermaids

    At a venerable roadside attraction in the shadow of Disney World, an endangered species is practicing the old secrets of the deep.

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    The Pink Pyramid

    How Mary Kay Cosmetics sells $3 billion per year worth of lipstick, girl power and false promises that you can "have it all."


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