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Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy has been an Internet based writer for the past seven years.
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Reason 2,423,877 to Quit Smoking: It Ruins Sleepy Time

As the surgeon general helpfully details on every pack of cigarettes, there are many health problems associated with smoking. But here's a new one: Smoking can cause restless nights.

German researchers surveyed the sleep habits of 1,100 smokers and 1,200 non-smokers. They found that 17 percent of

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Are You Lower, Middle or Upper Class? — Survey of the Day

There has been much discussion and debate about how much damage the great recession did to the middle class. According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center it has certainly affected at least the way Americans view their financial standing.

Pew asked 2,508 adults if they were in the upper class, upper-middle class, middle class, lower-middle class or lower class. T

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Should Teachers Be Allowed to Strike? — Survey of the Day

Chicago is in the midst of teacher strike that is affecting roughly 350,000 students.

There is some debate over whether the strike is permitted under Illinois law since the unions' list of grievances extends beyond pay and benefits -- which are the only issues they have the legal right to strike over.

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Research Finds That Life Is Just Plain Better If You Graduate from College — Here’s Why

It is a given that college graduates make more money. In fact, according to a new OECD study the average college graduate in America earns over $20,000 a year more than their counterparts without a degree, making the United States one of the best countries in the world to have completed college.

But it turns out there are even more benefits to college.

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The Kids of ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ Then and Now

In 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,' the film adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl children's novel 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory,' five kids win a "Golden Ticket" that allows them to tour Willy Wonka's wondrous chocolate factory.

The five young actors who played the Golden Ticket winners each turned in memorable performances as the proverbial kids in the candy store. None of the actors were particularly well-known when the film came out in 1971, and for most of them 'Charlie & Chocolate Factory' represents the pinnacle of their acting career. See what each Golden Ticket winner is up to these days.

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Gay College Football Player Kicked Off Team After Kissing Boyfriend — Is It Fair?

Jamie Kuntz, a freshman linebacker, wasn't able to play in North Dakota State College of Sciences first football game of the year because of a concussion. Instead the 18-year-old watched the game from the press box, and it was there where Kuntz, who is gay, shared a kiss with his boyfriend

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