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Inflation

No, you’re not imagining it — package sizes are shrinking – Associated Press

It’s the inflation you’re not supposed to see. From toilet paper to yogurt and coffee to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. It’s dubbed “shrinkflation,” and it’s accelerating worldwide. In the U.S., a small box of Kleenex now has 60 tissues; a few months ago, it had 65. Chobani Flips

Economy

Rents reach ‘insane’ levels across US with no end in sight

Krystal Guerra’s Miami apartment has a tiny kitchen, cracked tiles, warped cabinets, no dishwasher and hardly any storage space. But Guerra was fine with the apartment’s shortcomings. It was all part of being a 32-year-old graduate student in South Florida, she reasoned, and she was happy to live there for a few more years as

The Zany Sage

Kiss holiday clutter good-bye – no mistletoe needed

Set down your pumpkin spice latte!  I want to talk to you about uncluttering those dark and dusty places where you keep the Christmas decorations and traumatic memories from holidays past. What?! Am I proposing yet ANOTHER thing to do during the busiest time of the year for most folks?  You betcha. And I can

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