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5 Helpful Tips for a Successful Tax Return
It’s tax time! It can get overwhelming to file all alone. Here are a few resources that might help.
The IRS Website
The IRS’s website, while written in legalese, is the ultimate guide to everything you’ll need to know about your taxes. Here, you can download tax forms and find out wh…
5 Great Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
It’s tax season, but that also means it's tax return season, too. In 2010, the average return was $3,036. That’s a lot of money to get at one time. With all that extra cash, you might be asking yourself, "How should I spend it?"
Here are few ideas.
Hawaii Named Happiest State in the US
Hawaii was the country's happiest state  in 2010.
This according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which takes into account emotional health, physical health, healthy behaviors, and job satisfaction.
While one might guess that Hawaii's stellar climate has something to do with its residents' c…
Supercut Alert — A Short History of Product Placement [VIDEO]
Product placement has been a part of TV and movies since their beginnings, and finally someone's put together a video montage of laughably obvious placement moments  — for historical purposes, of course. Fred and Wilma Flintstone split a pack of Winstons while Bugs Bunny unironically urges the child…
Know Your Mardi Gras History [VIDEO]
Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," a reference to the binge eating a lot of Catholics do before Lent. As is often the case with holidays, the Christian roots are intertwined with earlier pagan practices. It was very common for early church fathers to integrate elements of pagan ritual…
The King’s Speech Wins Big At Oscars
There weren't a whole lot of surprises at the 83rd Academy Awards -- as expected, "The King's Speech" took the big prize as Best Picture. The film about King George VI overcoming his stutter also garnered a Best Actor statue for Colin Firth and a Best Director win for Tom Hooper.
"King…
The Oscars’ ‘Inception’-Style Opening Sequence [VIDEO]
This year's opening sequence of the Academy Awards featured hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway trying to tap Alec Baldwin's dreams for Oscar hosting advice.
The skit featured a bunch of this year's nominees for best picture, and a surprise appearance from an iconic film of yore. …
Story At The Movies: The Eagle
When you go to see an action movie starring the Hunk-of-the-Month Channing Tatum as a Roman commander trying to bring order to 2nd century Britain along with his faithful, um, British companion, Jamie Bell, and featuring "guest star Donald Sutherland," you aren't expecting 'Hamlet" or…
Story At The Movies: Black Swan
Welcome to the return of a movie review feature I first launched nearly 35 years ago on another radio station, but which now will form part of WGBF's new blog content that will be a regular feature of this site from now on. "Story at the Movies" will be here occasionally when I happen to s…
This Week’s DVD Releases
Each week, NewsTalk 1280 will highlight some new releases out on DVD. For this week, we have a George Clooney flick, a drama on a historic gangster and many more. Check out this weeks releases below.