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Nevada Weed Taxes Exceed Expectations, Tourism Opportunities Await

One year into Nevada’s foray into legalized marijuana and (at least budget-wise) things are definitely in the black. Or, is it green? Associated Press reports that marijuana revenue projections have been exceeded by 25 percent in Nevada’s first year of sales, blowing away even the loftiest expectations of legalization’s most strident proponents. In actual dollars, sales are expected to exceed $500 million with tax revenue around $70 million—$25 million of which is earmarked for schools.…

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W, the brand that invented ‘lifestyle,’ moves to abandon older properties

On the top floor of the 55-story W Times Square, visitors will find one of the brand’s original Wow suites, a sprawling one-bedroom apartment-sized hotel room with silver couches, a hanging basket-style chair and a round bed complete with ceiling mirrors and lights, a nod to the crystal ball that drops each New Year’s Eve just outside the window. Such features have long defined the fun-loving W brand, which launched the lifestyle hotel trend that…

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Stanford researcher says working full time shouldn’t start until age 40

By Corinne Purtill For people smack in the mad mid-life rush of managing full-time careers, dependent children, and aging parents, nothing feels so short in supply as time. But there is time to get it all done, says psychologist Laura Carstensen, the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. The only problem is that we’ve arranged life all wrong. A woman who is 40 years old today can expect to live another 45 years,…

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Military Discounts

Restaurants | Clothing | Shoe | Travel/Hotel | Vacation | Computer | Auto | Beauty | Sporting | Health | Education | Jewery | Movies | Eyewear | Home/Garden | Miscellaneous Restaurant Discounts 99 Restaurants: 10 percent discount with Military ID for retired and active veterans. Acapulco: 20 percent off for military personnel in uniform or with valid ID. A&W: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you. Applebee’s: Discount varies…

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The most relaxing vacation you can take is going nowhere at all

Vacation is exhausting when you go places. It’s often a time of awkward experiences—donning bathing suits, struggling with foreign tongues, trying to have fun where you know no one and none of the customs. That’s anything but relaxing. The only kind of break that doesn’t require a follow-up vacation is the type you should consider in the first place—the staycation. Remaining close to home—or just in it, hanging out—leaves you refreshed and provides perspective. And…

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