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As much as we Brits may hate to admit it, the US can often provide us with a glimpse of things to come whether it be fashion, movies, music or even economic trends. Some economists even say that the United States' economic influence reaches so far that on October 29, 1929 (aka Black Tuesday) when the stock market prices dropped drastically and suddenly, it may have triggered what we know today as the Great Depression. Nowadays with the global recession on the tip of everybody's tongue, we thought that we'd point out some scary similarities between the Great Depression and what is now commonly referred to as the Great Recession. Between irresponsible lending by bankers, the US stock market crash, and a population that was scared to consume sufficiently to keep the economy afloat, what was thought to be just a recession became the Great Depression. Are we also headed down the path to another Great Depression?

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A chance to get an insight into the mind of an evil genius seemed too good to miss back in 1983, when diaries by none other than Hitler himself came to light. Purportedly written between 1933 and 1945, the journals containing the Fuhrer’s musings had been taken out of the ruins of Berlin in the chaos at the end of the war, but the plane crashed. The diaries, along with other invaluable historical papers, were later found decades later in an East German hayloft.

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Have you ever wonders what you really pay in tax each year? Well we did so we developed this pretty cool tool for working out more or less how much the government really takes out of your pocket each year.

Would you be shocked to find out if for every £100 you earn the government will take back £40? Well in some cases they do!

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It would be hard to watch the fat sweaty faces that featured in the 1970s TV series The Comedians and think 'one day those blokes will be the richest people in the country'. But in the last few years, comedy has taken a monumentally wild turn. Now the top stand-ups earn more than rock stars, actors and footballers. They play enormous stadiums and sell millions of DVDs and, if they have any sense, keep most of that loot for themselves. Plus there's the inevitable call from Hollywood, the merchandising tie-ins, panel show appearances and advertising. But there's an enormous gap from what the top earners rake in and the take home pay of the lowliest beginner.

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In 2012, the number of people having a second job in Britain increased to 1.1 million, the highest level since 2002. This meant thatan extra 94,000 peopleneeded to earn more cash in the last twelve months. But why?
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80,000 people living on Mars in 20 years is EASILY achievable! Wow that’s quite a statement, right? Well we have done the maths and the numbers actually do stack up. It’s hard to believe but just take a look at our research below and you can see how we came up with the above.

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Sex sells. Sexy sells better. Perhaps no man has exemplified this more than the great Harry Gordon Selfridge. A man of boundless vision, ambition and energy, his pure love of commerce and his undeniable ability to spot the flaws and revolutionise the world of shopping, changed the way we buy forever. But that same drive, when left unchecked, led to a spectacular unravelling of the fortune he had acquired and a pitiful end to a remarkable life.

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 History is littered with riches-to-rags tales of celebrities and artists who recklessly spent their fortunes on their extravagant lifestyles and were left with nothing when the flame stopped flickering. It’s also full of cases in which people only achieved fame and financial success posthumously, earning millions after their deaths but still dying penniless and in relative obscurity. Here’s a look at ten of the most shocking and depressing fame casualties. Easy come, easy go, as the saying goes…

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OK so just a few days ago we got wind of something pretty strange that was going on that we just had to share with you all. Well every primary school kid knows what bartering is, you know I’ll swap this toy car for a bag of marbles and your Pokémon sticker collection etc. I guess most of us stop doing this after school but not a crazy American called Josh.

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