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New Credit Card Laws

Credit CARD Act of 2009

On Monday, the credit card reform act takes effect. It’s called the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 also referred to as the Credit CARD Act of 2009. While it prevents some of the evil practices by these companies, it still leaves loopholes you should be aware of.

Make sure you read the fine print on your credit card statements and any mailings you received from the companies. They will try to find any way to nickel and dime you, so empower yourself with knowledge.

Click here to read all of the details of the act.

Bare Escentuals News

Leslie Blodgett of Bare Escentuals

In an effort to enter new markets, Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido will purchase Bare Escentuals for $1.7 billion.

The deal is mutually beneficial to both parties. Shiseido gets to revamp its image in North America and BE gets to enter the Japan market with the backing of a company with much greater resources.

According to the parties involved, BE will continue to operate as a separate division of Shiseido under the continued guidance of popular CEO Leslie Blodgett.

Read the details at Reuters

First 100 Days in Pictures

A family moment.
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Stepping out at their first formal dinner in Washington, D.C.
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First Lady Michelle Obama working in her organic vegetable garden.
Obama Organic Garden

At this year’s Easter Egg Roll, the Obamas opened up the activities to children of same-sex parents. What a concept, that all men and women are created equal, not just the ones we pick and choose.
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Malia running with Bo, the First Dog.
Obama Dog

Charlotte and Pierre Casiraghi 2009 Rose Ball in Monaco

Princess Caroline’s Beautiful Daughter Charlotte Casiraghi
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Charlotte Casiraghi’s hair at the 2009 Rose Ball in Monaco
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Charlotte and Pierre arrive
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Charlotte and Pierre
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Charlotte enjoying the party
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Charlotte making the classic Grace Kelly hand gesture. Her mother Caroline also does this with her hand.
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Princess Caroline at the 2009 Rose Ball in Monaco

Princess Caroline
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Princess Caroline’s purse and bracelet made of champagne toppers
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Princess Caroline’s dress
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Pretty Princess Caroline
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Pictures from the 2009 Rose Ball in Monaco

Once again, the Grimaldis and Casiraghis do not disappoint. Here are photos from the Bal de la Rose 2009 in Monaco. The theme was Rock ‘n Rose.

Charlotte Casiraghi
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Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and girlfriend Charlene
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Charlotte and Pierre Casiraghi
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Handsome Pierre Casiraghi
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Pretty Charlotte Casiraghi with simple makeup and upswept hair
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Ancient Perfume

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A team from Bonn University’s Egyptian Museum are studying the residue of a perfume belonging to an ancient Egyptian Queen.

The team is trying to recreate the scent worn by the Pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt in the 15th century B.C., by using the dried-out remnants of a scented oil found in a metal jar in her tomb.

I wonder what it will smell like?

Read the full story at LiveScience.com.