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What Do You Get When You Pay $6,390 For a Toilet?

Kohler is about to start rolling out a new toilet called the Numi.  It'll cost you $6,390 to have one in your house.  So, what do you get when you pay that much for a toilet?  Here's a list of what it does and doesn't feature.

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Ten Things That Suddenly Cost Way More

There were some new numbers last Friday about the Consumer Price Index . . . that's a measurement of the overall price of household goods.  According to the new stats, it's gone up 2.7% in the last year.

And the price of gas . . . which has gone up 28% in the last year . . . is just the tip of the iceberg.  Here are ten other things that either ALREADY cost more, or are ABOUT to cost more.

#1.)  Plane Tickets. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, domestic fares went up 22% between August and February, mostly because of gas prices.

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American Parents are Still Supporting Their Adult Children

Remember when it was considered a bad thing to move back in with your folks?  According to a new survey, statistically, you're the weird one if you're an adult who ISN'T still sucking money out of your parents.

This is crazy . . . but in a national survey of mothers ages 46 to 65, more than HALF say they're currently supporting their adult children financially.  MORE THAN HALF.  The MAJORITY of middle-aged parents are still supporting their adult kids.

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CEO Pay Went Up 27% in 2010

I think that in these troubled economic times, sometimes we forget the real victims . . . CEOs.  Do you know how hard it is to be a family with only one private jet?  Or when you can't afford a third butler for your summer home in the south of France?

 Well, THANK GOD, in 2010, CEOs finally got some relief.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median CEO pay in the U.S. jumped 27% in 2010.  For the rest of us, pay went up 2.1%, or about 13 times less. 

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The Happiest Careers In the U.S. Include Biotechnology

According to a new study, people in BIOTECHNOLOGY are the HAPPIEST workers in the country.  So . . . um . . . maybe it's time to train someone else on the deep fryer and switch careers.

CareerBliss.com analyzed nine different factors that go into people's career happiness.  They include everything from work environment and relationships with coworkers, to salary and growth opportunities.

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Man Walks Into Starbucks, Throws Money in the Air [VIDEO]

Local Starbucks customers in Boston got the surprise of their life on St. Patrick's Day, when an unidentified man walked into the famous coffee hot spot and reportedly threw a huge chunk of money in the air.

"A gentleman walked in and yelled three times, 'I'm rich, I'm rich, I'm rich!' ... and threw a bunch of money," said customer Tara Mardigan, who witnessed the scene. "Everybody was just stunned."

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Why You Shouldn’t Give Money To Panhandlers

Here's a new excuse the next time a homeless guy asks you for change.  Don't go through that ridiculous act where you pat your pockets and say, "Uh, sorry, I don't have any."  Just say, "A study told me not to."

According to a report in "The Atlantic", the Department of Housing and Urban Development says that if you REALLY want to help the homeless, you should give money to charitable organizations that help them, NOT to the people themselves.

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Six Occupations Where Women Get Paid More Than Men

This won't come as a shock, but women are still paid less than men for almost every job there is.  In fact, last year in all occupations, women made 81 cents to the dollar.

But Forbes has a new list of occupations where women earn MORE than men

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Five Sneaky Ways to Save Money on Gas

Gas has gone up more than 40 cents in the last month, and according to Triple-A, the national average now sits at $3.54 a gallon.

You probably know that having enough air in your tires is important, because it can improve your gas mileage by about 3%.  But here are five more sneaky ways to save money on gas.

 #1.)  Buy Gas at Night or Early in the Morning.  Gas stations store their gas underground, and it's denser when the ground is cold.  So you actually get slightly more gas for your money if you pump before the sun comes up.

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Baggage Fees Are Costing Taxpayers $260 Million

It's kind of amazing that an industry as important as the airlines manages to be such a complete and utter disaster.

Ever since the airlines realized they could get away with charging baggage fees, customers responded by checking far fewer bags and jamming stuff into their carry-ons to save money.

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A Thief Manages To Steal $238,000 From An Airplane

This is actually kind of a GENIUS crime.  And gross.  Don't forget gross.  A man stole almost a quarter of a million dollars from a plane's cargo hold . . . by climbing through the toilet and sewage system.  Here's how it went down.

The thief was on an Air Antilles plane headed from the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe to the island of St. Martin.

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Half of Americans Hide Something In Their Underwear Drawer

If you think you're being SMOOTH by hiding something in your underwear drawer . . . rolls of money, credit cards, keys, whatever . . . people are on to you.

Because a LOT of people have that same hiding place.  According to a new survey, 50% of Americans say they hide something in their sock or underwear drawer.

Here are some more findings from the survey . . .

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