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Talk to me

I'm the type who lurks in the corner at parties and reads to avoid eye contact in waiting rooms, so I can relate to this:

Determined not to make eye contact with anyone on the subway? You’re not alone, but our commutes would be happier if we socialized more, according to a new study.

Rollin' and Tumblin'

Wandering minds want to know

The GI Bill's legacy

Earn that treat, Fido

Good Lord, something new we have to worry about -- not turning our dogs into welfare-dependent members of the permanent canine underclass:

Your check ain't in the mail

Dear lady in front of me at the grocery store: No one writes checks anymore.

The usage of checks as a payment system has plummeted in the U.S. in recent years. In 2000, checks were used in more than 40 billion transactions, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve’s Cash Products Office. That number is down to less than 20 billion, according to the Fed’s most recent numbers, which are based on a survey conducted in October 2012.

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Work, work, work

Like dogs and cats

Don't blame me, dog lovers. This is a real study done at an actual university:

"Dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities, according to a new study.

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Rich and content

They always say I'd be miserable if I won the lottery because the sudden and unearned wealth would overwhelm me. Turns out they're lying weasels:

It has taken a few decades, but that research has finally been done. The findings are good news for those who hit the jackpot — and for the rest of us who want to get off that hedonic treadmill.

Be right back

Taking my customary post-election rest & recuperation week. Back on the 19th.

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