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    Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Spain (Video)

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    Take a Hike: South Korea’s Latest Craze (Video)

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    Baffin Explorer: Iceberg Capital of the North Read

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  • Stock traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 1, 2013, in New York City. The new heights reached by stock markets in the U.S. in recent months have been tempting investors to use leverage to participate. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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  • Using the Home Buyers’ Plan to can be an effective way to tap into an existing RRSP for a home purchase. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Paying down your mortgage as fast as you can saves on future interest costs and helps build up equity in your home. (Epoch Times)

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  • Selling a primary residence upon retirement and downsizing should not be expected to put money in your pocket or provide enough additional or meaningful income that you can count on. (Elena Elisseeva/Fotolia)

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  • This photo combination shows the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm. Top row, from left: Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industries, $68.2 million; Leslie Moonves, CBS, $65.6 million; Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, $55.3 million; Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor, $39 million; and Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $37.2 million. Bottom row, from left: Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, $36.3 million; Robert Iger, Walt Disney, $34.3 million; David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $33.3 million; Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner, $32.5 million; and Brian Roberts, Comcast, $31.4 million. (AP Photo)

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  • Randi Zinn welcomes her guests to the Beyond Mom Mixer: A Facilitated Networking Experience for Forward-Thinking Moms in New York City. (Courtesy of Randy Zinn/Photo Benton Sampson)

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    10 Everyday Tasks That Can Be Skipped

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    Teaching with Elan

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  • More than a third of UK universities have given up teaching European language degrees.

    UK: We Need to Fall Back in Love With Learning Languages

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  • This photo taken Jan. 9, 2014 shows U.S. Navy Commander Valerie Overstreet poses on the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md. Overstreet wanted to start a family. But her job as a Navy pilot and the fact that she and her husband, also a naval officer, were stationed in different parts of the country made it complicated. So she decided to take advantage of a fledgling Navy program that allowed her to take a year off and return to duty without risking her career or future commands. Now, three years later, she’s got a two-year-old daughter and a nine-month old son, she’s back at work at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and her promotion to captain has been confirmed.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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    A Creative Résumé to Attract Employers: 1-Page Job Proposal

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  • In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 photo, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, talks with employees of DeNA, a video-game and e-commerce company founded by a woman, at their office in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who took office a year ago, has made the advancement of women a pillar of his economic revival policies in the most aggressive and ambitious initiative to back the rise of Japanese women in years. During a recent trip to Tokyo, Biden visited DeNA to drive home Abe’s message of promoting women. “Women are half the sky. They are half the brainpower. They are half the energy. They’re half the innovation,” Biden said. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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    For students interested in a career in sports management, Arizona State University has what seems like a great opportunity. The school’s athletic program, which boasts of... Read more

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    Essential Networking: Always Carry Business Cards

    Necessary or not necessary? When it comes to business cards that’s the burning question. The answer? Necessary. It is a golden rule when attending networking... Read more

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    Essential Networking: Introducing Exclusive Target Networking Events

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