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13 Ways to Waste Time -- and How to Get It BACK!

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

My writing partner Paul Kraly and I decided that while we were still not suffering from triskaidekaphobia, we'd brainstorm a companion piece to the re...

'Key & Peele' Make Telemarketing Even More Insidious In Crazy New Sketch

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Comedy

Leave it to "Key & Peele" to find a way to make fun of America's sweetheart -- the telemarketer. But that's just what they do in a hilar...

Fun With Telemarketers

Roz Warren | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
Roz Warren

After spending five minutes of my life that I'll never get back again trying to politely get rid of a slick-talking dude who'd phoned, intent upon selling me seasons tickets to the opera, I asked my Facebook pals "What's the best way to deal with telemarketers?"

Don't Give Up the Home Phone!

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media
Tom Alderman

No doubt some millennial whippersnapper will ask why, if you have a cell, anyone needs a wired home phone. Okay, maybe one line for fax but an actual non-battery table-top phone -- no way.

How To Get Rid Of Telemarketers Once And For All

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Christina Couch | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If your phone is ringing off the hook from telemarketers, you're not alone. The Federal Trade Commission receives as ...

Why Can't We Get Telemarketers To Stop Calling?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I do not want to install solar panels on my roof or refinish my kitchen cabinets. I also do not want to paint my house, redo my floors, install a pool or resurface the one I don't have. So can you all please stop calling me?

The Horrors of Telemarketing

David Macaray | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy
David Macaray

I've had lots of experience with telemarketers. I've probably received, conservatively, 500 telemarketer calls. Here are 12 things I've done, listed in descending order -- from most rude, to least rude -- to get rid of them.

Door-To-Door Salesmen and Phone Solicitors Are Turning Me Into a Bitch

Mandy Fox-Raynor | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Fox-Raynor

It makes me unbelievably annoyed that I have to put up with this crap. I just want to trust people. I just want to be able to open my door and answer my damn phone without someone trying to get something from me.

Government Hangs Up On Robocallers

Reuters | Posted 01.01.2013 | Money

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Federal judges in Arizona and Florida have temporarily closed five companies which allegedly used robocalls to find vi...

Jobs That Make Workers Feel Really Guilty

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business

Everyone has to pay the bills somehow. Some people just don't feel great about the means to that end. Sure, feeling dissatisfied or unhappy at wor...

WATCH: Funniest Viral Videos Of The Day

Posted 01.02.2012 | Comedy

Today's Urlesque show features the trifecta of viral goodness: a cute baby, a major FAIL and a talented pet. First up is a baby who's handling a ca...

Prankster Convinces Telemarketer She Called 911

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.22.2011 | Comedy

Never again will landline owners be forced to politely (or not-so-politely) decline offers from telemarketers. Thanks to the YouTube user "MabeInAm...

Massive Robocall Operation Shut Down By Chicago Federal Court

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Federal court judge in Chicago has pulled the plug on what the Federal Trade Commission is calling one of the nation's largest "robocalls" operation...

FTC: Misleading Telemarketers Fined $18 Million

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Telephone fundraisers who duped consumers about their donations to police and firefighters must pay a record fine worth $18.8 milli...

Recovery Act Numbers Show Colorado Has Most Jobs Created: Most Went To Outsourcing Firm

The Denver Post | Miles Moffeit and Burt Hubbard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado companies have created more jobs through federal contracts funded with stimulus dollars than companies in every other state, according to the...

FTC To Ban Most Telemarketing "Robocalls'

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans tired of having their dinners interrupted by phone calls touting car warranties or vacation packages will soon get some relief. The Federal...

Wachovia Papers Prove Bank Knew About Frauds

New York Times | Charles Duhigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last spring, Wachovia bank was accused in a lawsuit of allowing fraudulent telemarketers to use the bank's accounts to steal millions of dollars from ...