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This Day in History for November 22 – President Kennedy Assassinated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1718 – Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, is killed off the coast of North Carolina (More info)

1943 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt to discuss ways to defeat Japan (More info)

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New Retirement Age May Have Americans Working Until They Drop

In yet another bit of cheerful economic news, a quarter of the 1,500 people who filled out Wells Fargo’s latest retirement survey said they don’t plan to retire until they’re 80 years old — two years past the life expectancy of the average American.

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Is Your State Paying the Most for Electricity?

Turning up the dial on your thermostat in the fall and winter months is bound to add major coin to your electric bill, so you power through. Unless you live in Utah, and then you really have nothing to worry about, according to new data released this week.

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PETA Targets City of Turkey for a Vegan-Friendly Name Change [VIDEO]

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, does some good work, but it’s the organization’s more absurd stunts that often make headlines — and this one is a prime example.

Citing the suffering of turkeys during the Thanksgiving season, PETA sent a letter to the mayor of Turkey, Texas and asked him to change the town’s name to the tofu-based meat alternative “Tofurky” instead.

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White and Silver Are the Most Popular Car Colors in the World — Survey of the Day

According to the DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report, which has been tracking worldwide trends in car colors for 59 years, white and silver tied for the most popular car colors on the planet in 2011, each grabbing 22 percent of the market share.

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Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check

A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories.

Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was part of a group that profiled 250 people who’d lost significant amounts of weight. The key was to learn how they maintain their weight loss in order to help others lose weight and keep it off.

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PEOPLE Magazine
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This Day in History for November 21 – J.R.’s Shooter Revealed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1920 – In Dublin, 31 people are killed in what became known as “Bloody Sunday” (More info)

1922 – Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator (More info)

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One Good Thing About the Recession, People Are Smarter Shoppers — Survey of the Day

The recession may have left unemployment rates a mess and killed the housing market, but if you’re looking for a silver lining, here it is: we’re all better shoppers now because of it.

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Airline Forces Passengers to Pay $31,500 for Fuel — Or Be Stranded [VIDEO]

Flying the friendly skies is one thing. Being forced to pony up the cash to do it while en route is something else entirely.

But that’s what happened on a flight operated by Austria-based carrier Comtel earlier this week.

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US Teen Birth Rate Hits a 70-Year Low — Health Check

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the teen birth rate in the United States dropped to an all-time low in 2010.

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