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The 8 Least Expensive Places To Live in the U.S.

In tough times, it may be worth shopping around for the lowest prices. Real personal income gains have remained low during the recovery period, millions of Americans are still out of work, and the cost of living is edging ever upward. Inflation, as measured by the consumer price or personal consumption expenditures index, is typically the primary gauge that people use to determine if prices are increasing. However, a national average masks region price differences within the U.S. that can be staggering. We already showed the most expensive places to live in the U.S. based on research conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and now, here are the least expensive.

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5 Best Bucket List Cars To Drive

With baby boomers more aware of their own mortality these days, “bucket lists” of things to do before one’s demise have become increasingly popular. Here are five of the cars we think that anyone needs to drive before kicking the bucket, taking the big dirt nap, biting the dust or, well, you get the idea.

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25 Best Blogs 2012

Pundits keep predicting that blogging will die off, a victim of Facebook, Twitter and other simpler methods of self-expression. But the blog is still thriving; it’s just evolving. Today’s blogs offer everything from serious investigative journalism to silly photos, and they’re created by everyone from talented amateurs to staffers at some of the world’s largest media companies. We picked 25 gems, focusing on ones that aren’t yet household names.

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The Top 10 Most Gerrymandered Congressional Districts in the United States

Gerrymander: It’s a dirty word. Everyone knows it’s a political insult, but not everyone understands exactly what it means. And even many of those who know what gerrymandering is don’t fully grasp how it completely dominates American politics. Gerrymandering is dirty politics, but it’s all-pervasive across the American landscape. You who are reading this, right now, are likely to live in a gerrymandered congressional district. And you’re either happy with the arrangement, or blithely unaware and just don’t care. Because few people ever complain or even think about their district boundaries.

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The 7 Best Boston bars to visit on St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is officially on Monday, but many people are celebrating on Sunday. Either way, here are seven great Boston spots you have to check out between Sunday and Monday.

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Top 10 Notable People Who Died From AIDS

AIDS is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The condition progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections and tumors. As of 2009, it is estimated that there are 33.3 million people worldwide infected with HIV. However, the majority of people with the virus don’t know they have it. For this reason, major inaccuracies exist in certain statistics. Millions of people die from AIDS-related diseases every year. The disease is devastating Africa. The continent is home to about 14.5% of the world’s population and 72% of all AIDS deaths in 2009.

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5 Common Misconceptions About Ray Lewis’ Murder Trial

Ray Lewis seems poised to ride into the sunset like Jerome Bettis if the Ravens win in the linebacker’s second championship game. Lewis looms large in a Super Bowl without superstars and gets the reflected glow of the big game. That spotlight exposes some gnarly fissures on him; some scabbed over scars of whispers and rumor. Self righteous types cluck their tongues to this day and mouth the word: “Murderer.” His trial was thirteen years ago, so memories faded. When facts fall out of the mouths of commentators, there is a fast and loose quality to them. I have read articles recently shaded to indicate Lewis’ implication in the murder and some that are flat out false.

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9 Foods You Should Never Eat Again

With so much misinformation out there about food and how it affects human health, making healthy food choices for you and your family can be difficult and confusing. There are a number of specific foods; however, that you will want to avoid in almost every circumstance because they provide virtually no health benefits while posing plenty of health risks. Here are nine foods you should never eat again if you care about preserving your long-term health.

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The 12 Biggest Ripoffs in America

Many of us feel ripped off in our day to day spending, so much so that bringing up even a single rip-off story in a group of people is likely to trigger a flood of them from everyone else. Whether it’s at the movies, in restaurants or on vacation, we seldom believe we are getting as much for our money as we ought to. Of course, some rip-off stories are more debatable than others. Often times, what is called a ripoff is little more than someone’s subjective opinion of what they “really” deserve for their money, whatever that means. However, other purchases actually do appear, by all objective criteria, to be a raw deal just about all the time. Today, BillShrink analyzes some common ripoffs as mentioned recently by CNN Money, that most of our readers are likely to be well acquainted with.

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19 Funny and Confusing Car Accidents

In a world of fast cars and distracted drivers, sometimes accidents occur. And sometimes, it's really hard to figure out how in the world they happened. Here's a few funny and confusing accidents to scratch your head over.

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The Worst Political Gaffes of 2011

After long months of speeches, town halls, cable news segments, newspaper interviews, and a seemingly endless string of debates, the Republican presidential hopefuls (and the Democratic incumbent) have had plenty of chances to stick their feet in their mouths in 2011. Of course, they didn't disappoint. As the year draws to a close, we remember 10 of the most memorable political gaffes of 2011.

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Iconic Legends: The 10 Greatest Modern Architects of Our Time

The role architecture plays in our everyday lives is astronomical. From the cool houses we marvel at on Freshome’s pages to historical & iconic buildings that we recognize instantly, architecture surrounds us daily. The architects behind these buildings and homes are what we love and the following 10 architects have paved the way for ingenious design, cutting edge innovation and have become pioneers of our built environment. Take a look at what we think are 10 of the greatest modern architects of our time.

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