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That’s some pricey pooch! Americans spent an all-time high of $55.7 billion on their pets last year, according to industry reports. Doggone Spending Image by chooyutshing via Flickr Bob Vetere of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) told buyers and exhibitors at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida on…

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When it comes to DIY home projects, knowing the best solution for a certain application is key. You may know exactly what kind of benefits you want from your home, but you can only achieve this by using the right materials. Regular plasterboards may be the most popular choice for…

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Custom window shutters are home decorating staples. Many homeowners use them to add value and protection to their homes. Though you need a slightly bigger upfront investment for their installation, the benefits they provide outweigh their initial cost. If you want to try this window covering option, there are many…

Jordan has announced its plans to implement a Western-style smoking ban in restaurants and other public places. Daily tobacco users The ban would see the government invalidate the licenses of all cafes that offer shisha by the end of 2014. Many people, however, are against the ban. They argue that…

US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden said that the National Security Agency spied on companies and engaged in what he calls “industrial espionage.” Beneficial information “If there is information at Siemens that [the NSA] think(s) would be beneficial to the national interests, not the national security, of the United States, they…

After rumors that he cheated on wife Tori Spelling, actor and former reality show star Dean McDermott confirms he has voluntarily entered rehab for “health and personal issues.” The mistakes Image by Arthur “I am truly sorry for the mistakes I have made and for the pain I’ve caused my…