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Images: How They Help and Hinder

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.

3 Ideas to Invest for Wealth Preservation

Dorit Sasson | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Dorit Sasson

Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1. - Warren Buffett Preserving and transferring wealth is the primary components of a...

December Dilemmas Melt Into Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 12.01.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Christmas tree or Chanukah menorah or both? December portends heated Christmas/Chanukah-dilemma conversations for an increasing number of interfaith families. I

How the Tooth Fairy Can Teach Your Kids About Money

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.09.2016 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether you talk to your kids about money for a few minutes at the kitchen table or when you have a few coins and dollars out for specific purposes, these are opportunities for kids to become familiar with money.

Women and People of Color Soon on U.S. Paper Currency?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Since the year 2020 marks the 100 year commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution granting women the vote, petition organizers argue that the time has long-since come for women to grace our currency, especially our paper bills.

Artists Find Full- and Part-Time Jobs at the US Mint

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Daniel Grant

For most people, coins are just things that jingle in one's pocket, accumulate in jars or feed parking meters. They are occasionally counted after a purchase but rarely the subject of close examination. Try telling that to Joel Iskowitz, an artist at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia since 2006.

Astoria Characters: The Priceless Pair

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It would be flip to say that it was a toss of the coin that landed Jennifer and Frank Greco at Astoria Coins & Collectibles. But it wasn't much more complicated than that.

The $10 Million Coin

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A 1794 silver dollar, which many experts believe was the first such coin struck by the...

A Pound of Quarters vs. a Pound of Dimes: Which Is Heavier, and Which Is Worth More?

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 03.04.2013 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

The first question seems unambiguous and straightforward, right? Bear in mind, however, the difficulty one experiences in real life when trying to purchase exactly one pound of bananas or peaches. Presumably the second can be settled if we can get our hands on the relevant figures.

Flipping Miracles (or Bar Bets to Amaze Your Friends)

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 02.13.2013 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

In front of you is a pot of coffee and a jug of cream. You transfer one teaspoon of cream from the jug to the pot, then one teaspoon of liquid from the pot back to the jug. Which is greater: the amount of coffee in the jug or the amount of cream in the pot?

Coin Girl to the Rescue!

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 11.17.2012 | Money
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Valuing small amounts of money is directly connected to paying attention to life's small expenditures. And it's the small outlays of money that you have the most control over.

Goodbye Greenback? Just Say 'No.'

Randy DeCleene | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Randy DeCleene

Congress is considering legislation that would see the $1 bill replaced -- wiped out permanently -- by a coin. A heavy, clunky, old-fashioned coin that, if adopted, will soon be overburdening the pockets and purses of annoyed Americans everywhere. What's more, it will cost them dearly.

Minnesota Couple Finds Super Old Campaign Treasure

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

As the 2012 presidential race heats up, a reminder of campaigns past has popped up in an unexpected place. Rob and Christine Winter, owners of Ant...

Blockbuster Shakespeare Exhibition To Open Before London Olympics

Telegraph | Roya Nikkhah, Arts Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

London 1612: Shakespeare's Theatre of the World, will open in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics and will explore the role of the capital as an em...

Reyne Gauge: When Is a Penny Worth More Than 1 Cent?

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

I would strongly suggest you check your pockets daily to see what coins might have been given to you throughout the day. That spare pocket change might be worth YOUR weight in gold.

Chilean Mint Boss Fired For Misspelling Country's Name On Coins

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gregorio Iniguez, the general manager of the Chilean mint, has been fired after misspelling 'Chile' on thousands of coins. The 50 peso coins, worth a...

There's Gold in Them Hills...I Mean, Vending Machines

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

A German firm, TG-Gold Supr Markt, installed vending machines in the Frankfurt Airport. What does it dispense? You guessed it: gold bars!

These Days It's Dimes That Are a Dime a Dozen

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

As an inveterate stooper-for-pennies, however, I've noticed a recent significant change on the streets of Manhattan. Yes, plenty of pennies are dropped. But just as often nowadays it's dimes that turn up on the pavement.

Some Change Requires Deep Pockets

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jeffrey Shaffer

I'd like to conduct a poll in major cities, actually stop people on the street and have them count their cash, to find out how many one-dollar bills an average American is carrying around.

Hawaii's New Quarter is More than Just Chump Change

Jim Noles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Noles

Next week, the long-awaited Hawaii state quarter will jingle and jangle into hands, pockets, and coin purses across the United States.