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Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy has been an Internet based writer for the past seven years.
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Dad to Buy Daughters Puppy After They Get One Million Facebook Likes In A Day

It's a scenario which has played out in countless homes over the years. The kids want a puppy, but the dad isn't so sure it's a good idea.

But when the Cordell girls, Cadence, 12, and Emerson, 9, went to their father Ryan with their canine request, he added a social media clause -- he would get his daughters a dog if they could get one million likes on Facebook.

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Honest Cover Letter Charms Wall Street

Summer internships on Wall Street can be difficult to snag, especially if you aren't related to one of the firm's senior executives.

But as an unnamed college student has proved, the really honest approach to job seeking can also work. His cover letter, in which he admits he has "no unbelievably special skills or genius eccentricities" and says he "no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes or picking up laundry," was immediately passed around the boutique investment bank he had applied, where it was praised as an instant classic.

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Cat Defeats Professional Wealth Managers In Stock-Picking Contest

In his book 'A Random Walk Through Wall Street,' economist Burton Malkiel famously declared that "a blindfolded monkey throwing darts" would able to pick stocks just as well as the professionals.

His theory has been tested over the years, with mixed results. But new evidence out of England suggests that it is cats, not monkeys, that all money managers should be measured against.

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Plate of Pasta At New York Restaurant Costs $2,013

Pasta is typically one of the cheaper entrees at a restaurant. In fact you can often get an endless bowl of it for ten bucks at your local Olive Garden.

But a "plate" of pasta on the menu at Bice, an eatery in Midtown Manhattan, is anything but inexpensive. The dish, featuring homemade tagliolini pasta topped with two pounds of fresh lobster and black truffles, will run you the year-accurate sum of $2,013.

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Dad Hires Virtual Hitmen to ‘Kill’ Video Game Addicted Son

Feng's son Xiao had been a good student with a promising future. But according to Feng, who lives with his son in China, Xiao got really into video games in high school and his obsession was such that he hadn't found a job or moved out of the house by 23.

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