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Most sunscreen products don’t actually do what they claim

Watch out for overly high (or low) SPF values and read the list of ingredients closely.

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The economic fortunes of red and blue states can be tracked through their diverging credit scores

The creditworthiness of many red states have been on the decline.

7:06 p.m. May 22, 2017
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This social network ranks as the worst for young people’s mental health

Constantly browsing other people’s fabulous lives online may exacerbate anxiety and depression.

7:06 p.m. May 22, 2017
10 years later, my sister still hasn’t distributed $100,000 in stock from her ex-boyfriend’s will

As executor of his will, she also kept two of his cars after he died.

7:05 p.m. May 22, 2017
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The lower your self-esteem, the flashier your credit card

New research says platinum credit cards are more popular than those with identical benefits.

6:07 p.m. May 22, 2017
Millennial duo Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of ‘Broad City’ live with roommates and eschew traditional relationship titles with people they date.  - Comedy Central/Everett Collection
Here are all of the things millennials have been accused of killing...

Movies, focus groups and even churchgoing are some of the things on the list.

5:11 p.m. May 22, 2017
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The surprising debts that are holding many Americans back

Credit card debt and student loans aren’t the only culprits

5:01 p.m. May 22, 2017
One more reason Americans are so stressed and the surprising debts holding people back

Monday's top personal finance stories

4:24 p.m. May 22, 2017
All workers — not just pet detectives — can benefit from relaxed dress codes and more flexible schedules during the summer. - Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection
Another reason workers are so stressed? The slow death of Summer Fridays

Perks like extra vacation and shorter days can help reduce employee stress and improve productivity.

3:19 p.m. May 22, 2017
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These public servants are in limbo as future of loan forgiveness program remains uncertain

Recent reports suggest the Trump administration will push to get rid of loan forgiveness.

2:16 p.m. May 22, 2017
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