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9 times Mister Rogers said exactly the right thing

Fred Rogers, host of the beloved Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, used television for good. (The much-cherished public television program — which is the subject of today’s celebratory Google Doodle — began taping 51 years ago today, on September 21, 1967.) I’ve written at length about the wonders of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood …

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A life insurance company wants to track your fitness data

In continuing “Does Big Brother have too much of our data?” news: John Hancock, a US life insurance company, announced on Wednesday that all policies will now give incentives for people to send the company fitness tracker and other wellness data. The company “will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and …

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Life insurance: what are the common pitfalls?

Life insurance can be a lifesaver, providing a financial safety net for your dependents and loved ones if the worst should happen. People buy life cover for different reasons, but it is most commonly bought to cover the cost of large ongoing debts and expenses such as a mortgage, or …

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Remove pitfalls for struggling leaseholders, damning report urges

Hapless leaseholders should be able to buy the freehold of their property faster and more cheaply, an independent report into the controversial properties has said. The Law Commission paper urged that the complex system should be simplified. Leaseholders were traditionally charged a peppercorn rent by their freeholder, sometimes as little …

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