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5 Tips for Building and Improving Credit

Often as consumers, we refer to improving our credit scores or our credit scores dropping, but do we really know what goes into building a good credit score? The basic components of a score can be classified into five categories: payment history, debt ratio, length of credit history, types of credit, and inquiries. E

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Netflix Scraps Idea for Qwikster DVD-by-Mail Service

Netflix has been doing so much backpedaling lately, it’s surprising the company hasn’t adopted a bicycle for its logo.

In the most recent reversal, Netflix announced Monday that it’s scrapping a plan to split its streaming and DVD-by-mail services into two different companies and would instead keep both under the Netflix name. The abandoned idea would’ve seen the mailed DVD service take on the name Qwikster, with a separate website and separate billing.

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Tina Fey, Eva Longoria Top Forbes’ Richest TV Actresses [PICTURES]

What do a comedic genius, some ‘Desperate Housewives,’ two TV detectives and one of your former ‘Friends’ have in common? They all made the list of Forbes’ best-paid actresses on television.

Tied for first place with $13 million each in salaries and syndication revenues are Tina Fey, the brilliant writer and star of ’30 Rock,’ and Eva Longoria from ‘Desperate Housewives.’

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Like 3D Movies? Then Get Ready To Pay for the Glasses

A rift has developed between movie studios and theater chains over who should foot the bill for 3D glasses. And the big loser — surprise, surprise — may well be the movie-going public. 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 4 Groups You Can Donate To Right Now

National nonprofits and physicians’ organizations dedicate every October to the cause of breast cancer awareness — raising funds for research and helping ensure that all women are able to receive regular screenings.

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Is the Full Tilt Poker Site Just a Massive Ponzi Scheme?

Full Tilt Poker, one of the Internet’s most popular poker sites, operated “as a massive Ponzi scheme against its own players,” alleges Manhattan’s US attorney.

The allegations come as part of a civil money laundering complaint claiming that funds the site raised went to pay members of its board of directors, which includes poker pros Howard Lederer and Christopher “Jesus” Ferguson. The board is reported to have taken $440 million since April 2007.

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Netflix May Have to Pay $100,000 for Qwikster Twitter Account

Chances are good at least one “d’oh!” was uttered in at least one Netflix conference room Tuesday morning.

It seems the company, which on Monday announced it would split up its service and rebrand the DVD-delivery side Qwikster, neglected to lock up the name on Twitter. Now Jason Castillo, who’s owned the @Qwikster name on the microblogging service since April, wants money — big money — to hand it over.

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Playboy’s October Issue Selling for 60 Cents

When it hits newsstands on Friday, the retro October edition of Playboy will be selling for 60 cents.

The reduced price is a gimmick to promote the NBC show ‘The Playboy Club,’ which centers around the satin-costumed bunnies who worked in the famed nightspot during the sixties.

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‘Back to the Future’ Nike Air Mags Auctioned Off for Charity [VIDEO]

We recently told you about the Nike Air Mags, the ‘Back to the Future 2′-inspired shoes that pay homage to the footwear sported by Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly in the blockbuster sequel.

Now, Nike has confirmed the Mags are real, but good luck getting your hands on a pair: In a ’BTTF’-inspired promo (which featured cameos from Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown, Bill Hader as a shoe store staffer and Kevin Durant as a confused customer), we learn that only 1,500 pairs of the shoes have been produced and they’ll be going to the highest bidders.

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Insomnia Costs America $62 Billion in Productivity

Insomnia isn’t just a bad deal for those who suffer through it.

It’s also a bad deal for the nation’s economy.

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Working Batmobile Available to Buy on eBay for $620,000

A turbine-powered Batmobile replica manufactured by Pusch Racing Designs can be yours for $620,000. Owner Casey Pusch posted the car on eBay, but thus far, we suspect the listing has attracted more bloggers and comic fans than serious buyers.

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Twin Boys Who Pulled Hockey Shot Switcheroo Won’t Get $50,000 Prize [VIDEO]

A decision has been made in the case of twin brothers Nick and Nate Smith, who switched places to take a $50,000 shot at a charity hockey match last month. Whether they’d receive the prize money was in question when the family confessed that the twin who was called to participate was not the one who wound up taking the shot. Ultimately, officials decided not to award the family the money because of “legal implications.”

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