Money Clips: A collection of interesting news that may or may not be about money.
You learn something new every day. You know what I never knew they had international championships for? Pole dancing.
Americans prefer to tax rich, leave everything else alone. A new Bloomberg poll found that although nearly half of Americans think the country’s budget shortfall is “dangerously out of control,” they oppose cutting Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, most major domestic programs and defense, and they want to maintain subsidies for farmers, tax breaks like the mortgage-interest deduction, and they’re against a gasoline tax hike. The answer, according to the majority of Americans? Placing a greater tax burden on high-earners and taxing Wall Street profits.
Just imagine drinking egg nog. A new study has found that imagining yourself eating a food in painstaking detail (but not seeing, smelling, tasting or touching it) may curb your desire for the actual food. Hey why not? That is, if you don’t mind being the guy sitting in his cube pretending to eat imaginary M&Ms. From the Houston Chronicle.
Talking trash. An 80-year-old NYC woman was fined $100 for tossing her newspaper into a public trash can. Doesn’t the city sanitation department have, say, better things to do? From CBS News.
Four Loko, going once, going twice.. Today’s the last day for retailers to receive shipments of Four Loko, the heavily caffeinated alcoholic brew that’s been in the news for landing college students in the hospital. Each 23.5-ounce can is like drinking the equivalent of three beers and three cups of coffee. Stock up, campers. From NYDailyNews.com.
A growing rental market. Literally. Rent a car. Rent a handbag. Rent a Christmas tree.
Have a good weekend, all. Watch where you chuck your newspapers.
(Illustration from Damn Arbor on Flickr.)