If you really think about it, Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to make up for all those times you gave mom a hard time during your youth. After all, a bouquet of daffodils now definitely excuses that time you snuck out of the house at 2 am. And a box of gourmet truffles? The perfect antidote to the antique china you broke while running around like a wild banshee.
But while flowers and chocolate are dandy, they don't last long. Treat Mom to one of these five Mother's Day gifts she'll both use and love for years to come:
Because of Emancipation Day, a little known Washington D.C. holiday that this year is being celebrated on April 15, US taxpayers had until April 18 to file their taxes.
For some people that still won't be enough time to get all their papers in order. If you find yourself in that boat, you can file for an extension with the IRS.
It's important to remember that filing an extension doesn't extend the due date for any money you owe the IRS, and you will have to pay interest and possibly penalties on any money you send to the government after the April 18 deadline.
Read on for advice, from the IRS website, on who should and shouldn't file for an extension.
If it weren't for the neon pink toenail polish on a little boy's toes, nobody would have taken much notice to the recent J. Crew advertisement that depicts head creative director Jenna Lyon and her son hanging out on a lazy Saturday.
The feminine-hued polish paired with the caption, "Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink," has stirred up a controversial frenzy that has some people wondering if the photo is an endorsement of transgendered, gender-neutral or gay children.
Lt. Daniel DeVirgilio got a bill from his cable company that was so shocking, it was hard to take seriously.
Time Warner Cable charged the 26-year-old Beavercreek, Ohio man a whooping $16,409,107 for his basic cable service last month. When DeVirgilio called Time Warner to complain, the representatives were as baffled by his bill as he was.
With tax day just around the corner, the IRS is readying itself to spot this year's round of tax evaders. Given the lack of impulse control and sense of entitlement among the celebrity set (we're looking at you, Charlie Sheen), it should be no surprise that the famous and the powerful are among the worst tax cheats out there. Here are seven celebrities who didn't pay the tax man, and ended up paying the price:
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