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Puerto Rico Seeks U.S. Statehood

By Derek
November 8th, 2012 - 12:51 PM

In a non-binding referendum on Tuesday, Puerto Ricans showed interest in changing the island’s status from a U.S. territory to a U.S. state. In the vote, Puerto Ricans were asked two questions.

The first question asked if Puerto Rico should keep its current status as a self-governing commonwealth. The commonwealth allows Puerto Ricans living on the islands to be U.S. citizens, but they cannot vote for president. They are, however, represented by a non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives.

54% (922,374 people) said they would like the change to occur, while 46% (786,749 people) said they wanted to keep the status quo.

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Free Meals, Discounts, and Perks for Veterans Day 2012

November 8th, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Veterans Day 2012 is Sunday, November 11. In honor of their service, many businesses offer free or discounted meals to veterans and active duty members. Here are some of the deals we have found. If you aren’t in the military, check out the bottom of the post for some offers for civilians, as well as ways you can give back this Veterans Day.

Free Meals and More- Veterans Day 2012

Veterans Day Promotions for Sunday, November 11- Free Meals, Discounts, and More!

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2012 Election Results Map from U-Pack

November 7th, 2012 - 11:17 AM

2012 Election Results Map from U-Pack

A friend recently moved from The South to Connecticut. After seeing the results of last night’s election, she was surprised that she had moved to a strong Democratic state—it’s something she hadn’t thought about before she moved. If you are planning a move, and you feel strongly about moving to a state with residents who vote predominately for the political party you’re affiliated with, take a look at the Election Results Map below. It’s color-coded based on 2012 Election Results.

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National Stress Awareness Day

November 7th, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Are you constantly stressed out? You are not alone! According to a 2011 survey by the American Psychological Association, 22% of Americans reported “extreme” stress. And if you’re moving soon, I’m sorry to say that moving is listed at the top of the list of life’s most stressful events (along with marriage, divorce, and the death of a loved one). On a daily scale, the leading factors of stress are money, work, and the economy (job stability)—things I’m sure we’re all very familiar with.

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Thanksgiving Decor Ideas: Pumpkins, Printables, and More!

November 6th, 2012 - 2:59 PM

 Thanksgiving Decor Ideas: Pumpkins, Printables and More!

Whether it is your first Thanksgiving in your new home or you just want to be festive this holiday season – don’t forget that there is more to Thanksgiving than the food! Some simple Thanksgiving decor can really add to the holiday charm. Here are some ideas using common items such as pumpkins, acorns, and candles that are sure to make your home look cheerful for Turkey Day.

Pumpkin Decor for Thanksgiving. Let’s be honest, nothing says Fall like a pumpkin. There are so many things to do with these gourds than just carve them!  

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Job Action Day

November 5th, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Today is Job Action Day—a day created in 2008 by Quintessential Careers that was designed not just to help people find jobs, but to help people find the “right” jobs. You know—the kind of job that makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning. If you’re searching for employment, or you’re currently in a career that doesn’t feel like the right fit for you, there’s no time like the present to do something about it!  

Start by asking yourself some of these questions:

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Daylight Saving Ends This Weekend - Fall Back!

November 2nd, 2012 - 8:17 AM
Unless you're in Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Marianas Islands, don't forget to set your clocks back this weekend! Daylight Saving Time officially comes to an end Sunday, November 4th.

And you know what that means... an extra hour to do whatever you wish! If my kids will participate, I plan to sleep (and I consider that a gift). What about you? How will you spend your extra hour?

Whatever you choose – enjoy!