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Grilled Oysters with Garlic Butter

My infatuation with oysters is odd. I’ve eaten them since childhood — though I’ve never really been crazy about them. I think it all began when my father, an avid oyster eater, mentioned that he’d once found a pearl while eating a fried version of the...

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The Doctor-Patient Dance: You take the lead

Few of us enjoy going to the doctor, especially if you have something scary, like symptoms. A stabbing knee pain. A nagging chest pain. A headache that keeps coming back, no matter how much Tylenol you take. Though your symptoms may vary, the goal is the same: You want to feel...

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Social Security answers your questions

I can’t find my Social Security card. How can I get a new one? First, consider whether you really need a new card. You only need to apply for a replacement Social Security card if you don't know your Social Security number or if you need to show your card to...

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Simple Ways: to Improve Personal Finances

As more Americans make strides towards responsible spending and debt management, there are still ways to improve the control of family finances. According to a survey recently conducted by Bank of America, which asked respondents about their credit card usage, balance and rewards, less than half of cardholders always pay their...

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Divorcing: Protect Your Finances, Personal Data

No doubt you've seen many warnings against sharing personal or financial information with strangers, but what about your spouse – or ex-spouse? A recent study by McAfee uncovered some unsettling results:

Although 96 percent of adults surveyed trust their significant other with passwords, intimate photos...

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Jill Jackson’s Hollywood

Alexander Skarsgard segues from vampire Eric Northman in "True Blood" to Tarzan, the king of the jungle. Before we see him swinging on any vines, though, he’ll be seen in "The Giver" with Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift, out Aug. 15; and "Diary of...

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