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Concrete manatee mailbox doesn't have many fans

Jan 18, 2012
One concrete manatee in Pennsylvania just can't seem to get a break.
Posted In: manatee

When American politicians recycle

Jan 11, 2012
Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary last night. But why did his victory speech sound so familiar?
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, 2012 campaign

Fast food chains offering deals in January

Jan 6, 2012
Chains like Wendy's, KFC and Taco Bell are all slashing prices on some items in January -- just call them "resolution busters."
Posted In: fast food

Marketplace Goes to 11: A video short

Dec 29, 2011
Prepare to be amused. We've got some exclusive footage of Kai Ryssdal in the studio that you don't want to miss.
Posted In: humor, spinal tap

Plastic surgery peaks during the holidays

Dec 29, 2011
It's the most wonderful time of the year... At least for cosmetic surgeons.
Posted In: plastic surgery, Health, holidays

TSA officials form holiday chorus at LAX

Dec 21, 2011
The Transportation Security Administration has had a rough year, but now employees at Los Angeles International Airport have joined together to bring a little holiday cheer.
Posted In: airports, TSA, holidays

Will Ferrell loves Old Milwaukee

Dec 15, 2011
Will Ferrell recently taped a series of commercials for Old Milwaukee, pro bono.
Posted In: Will Ferrell, commercials, beer

The best words for your resume

Dec 14, 2011
A new survey by networking site LinkedIn has found the most commonly used words on its profiles.
Posted In: Jobs, resume, professional

The Saddest and Happiest Cities in the U.S.

Dec 2, 2011
A recent study ranked the 100 saddest cities in America.
Posted In: cities, happiness

The most commonly shoplifted items

Nov 30, 2011
During the holiday season, more shopping could also mean more shoplifting.
Posted In: shoplifting, steak, meat, holiday shopping

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Marketplace Tech explores the relationship between mental health and video games. Artists are creating video games to explore mental illness, psychiatrists are researching how engaging with tech influences children with autism, and therapists can help families use virtual reality to bolster their physical and mental wellness.