In one remarkable day, the Chicago Bears look to change their fortunes — immediately.
Despite their tax benefits, much-hyped "529" plans also have big drawbacks.
A dugong in an aquarium in Sydney, Australia. Photo by jo3hug via Flickr.
It must have required many lonely months out to sea to mistake this face only a mother could love for that of a fair maiden, but encounters with dugongs are indeed said to have been the inspiration for the myth of the mermaid. While the fictional fish-human hybrids were believed to have "called sailors to their death by encouraging them to jump overboard from their ships," Green Prophet reports that it's humans who are threatening their real-life counterparts with extinction.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of a common flavor enhancer that could be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
The product, called hydrolyzed vegetable protein or HVP, is potentially in thousands of food products, including soups, sauces, chilis, stews, hot dogs, gravies, seasoned snack foods, dips and dressings. HVP is manufactured by a Las Vegas company.
Here are a few more points about how health insurance reform measures will benefit Americans this year:
Hold Insurance Companies Accountable:
Ensure Affordable Choices and Quality Care: