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  • Pumpkinsteins

    CNBC returns to visit a California organic farmer whose dream to grow special pumpkins is bearing fruit, and weirdness.

  • Feeling stressed? Kick back and check out the list of the 10 least stressful jobs for 2014.

  • From giant vats of mash to flaming barrels and a chilled glass of Kentucky champagne, here are scenes from the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

  • Don Draper and Gordon Gekko may make their jobs look glamorous but guess what? They're overrated. Here are the most overrated jobs of 2013.

  • Nurd with calculator

    You probably never heard a mother brag, “My son, the biologist!” but maybe she should. Here are the most underrated jobs of 2013.

  • Hard-hit areas are seeing a strong comeback in their housing markets—some people are even starting to utter the "B" word—bubble. Here are the Top 10 Turnaround Towns for 2013.

  • Some small businesses provoked skepticism, but the public embraced them and the entrepreneurs who backed them had the last laugh. Here are 10 small businesses founded on unorthodox ideas.

  • There are a variety of reasons a job can get slapped with the "worst job" title,be it danger, stress or just a poor outlook. Here are the 10 Worst Jobs for 2013.

  • The economy is sputtering back to life and many an employee has an itch to see what else is out there. Before you blast out your resume, check out the 10 best jobs for 2013.

  • What are the least stressful jobs? Here is CareerCast.com's list for 2013. Click ahead to see if yours is on the list.

  • What are the most stressful jobs? Here is CareerCast.com's list for 2013. Click ahead to see if yours is on the list.

  • Median Salary: $82,190“With the amount of work and school being so high, the perception is that, ‘If I’m going to do that, I should just be a person doctor!’” Lee said.In fact, there’s a real shortage of veterinarians, he said. Plus, you get to manage your own schedule, and you don’t have to worry about health-care regulations!What’s more, Lee said, Look at the baby boom generation: “They are at the wealthiest stage of their lives, and they all have pets!”Boom! Demand

    The job listing and advice site, CareerCast.com, has come out with its annual list of the most underrated jobs. So, what makes a job underrated? Find out!

  • Median Salary: $73,179 This hybrid left brain/right brain career may seem appealing and the perception is that you get to play with models all day. In fact, it’s always been grueling work, full of long hours, but it took a huge hit when the housing bubble burst — many architects had to go out of business because there isn’t enough demand for their services. But the housing market is starting to turn, finally, so stay tuned for next year – maybe it will change teams and be on the underrated list!

    Times change and professions that once seemed alluring may not be so glamorous now. Click for the 12 Most Overrated Jobs of 2012!

  • The job market is making a clunky recovery and there are some bright spots, as was evident in the Best Jobs of 2012 list from But with the good comes the bad, hence the 10 Worst Jobs for 2012. CareerCast evaluates 200 professions to come up with the best and worst lists, adding and subtracting a few jobs from the 200 list each year in keeping with the times. So what makes a job one of the worst? High stress, high physical demands and a tough or dangerous work environment, according to CareerCast

    The job market is making a clunky recovery and there are some bright spots. But with the good comes the bad. Here are the 10 Worst Jobs for 2012.

  • The job market has begun a decidedly ungraceful recovery: Jobs have been added to the economy for 18 straight months and several gauges are back at pre-recession levels, including jobless claims and wage growth. But the job growth isn’t always as robust as many hope for and projections suggest it will likely take until at least 2014 to regain the millions of jobs lost during the recession.If it’s one thing the recession has taught us it’s that not all job prospects are created equal. CareerCast

    Jobs in the U.S. are seeing a slow recovery after being hit hard by the recession. These are the top ten best jobs in 2012 picked from Careercast.

  • Rob Gronkowski, nicknamed "Gronk" of the New England Patriots.

    Last week all we (me) could talk about was Tim Tebow. Then he ran into Tom Brady.

  • Bring up the idea of LEAST stressful jobs and someone is sure to jump up and declare, “Hey, how do I get one of those!” Job-search portal CareerCast has once again crunched the statistics and come up with their list of the 10 in America. “The least stressful jobs are the ones where expectations on your aren’t high and you have complete control over your day,” said Tony Lee, the publisher of and “You’re not dependent on other people to do their job for you to yours.” They’re also mostly 9 to 5 jo

    Bring up the idea of LEAST stressful jobs and someone is sure to jump up and declare, “Hey, how do I get one of those!" Read about the 10 least stressful jobs of 2012.

  • Bring up the word stress in a conversation and you’d better clear your schedule for the next hour. A whopping 40 percent of American workers say their jobs are very or extremely stressful, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Of course, some jobs are more stressful than others. Job-search portal CareerCast has once again crunched the statistics and come up with their list of the 10 in America. "Not all jobs are created equal when it comes to stress levels," said

    Many of the most stressful jobs involve peril and significant hazard, whether it’s coming into contact with hazardous materials, or having other people’s lives in your hands. Think your job is on the list? FInd out!

  • Most kids are creative—they color and make up games—but some kids get  creative and use their imagination to invent new products.“Kids are natural innovators,” said Jon Dudas, who used to work for the but is now the president of an organization designed to help foster innovations by kids in science and technology.Dudas said Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST and the inventor of the Segway personal transporter, got his first patent for an insulin pump when he was 17 years old. “His mom had to sign

    Did you know that the popsicle, ear muffs AND the trampoline were invented by kids? Here are 10 cool and inspiring inventions by kids — and how they did it!

  • With billions of products on the market, it’s hard for consumers to be shocked by the function or appearance of a gadget. But these products manage to do just that. Some are actually practical while others are just plain strange. Either way, these gadgets are sure to make you say, “What?!” They’ll wake you up, give you a massage, let you tweet in some of the strangest places and charge your gadgets. Here are 10 of the strangest gadgets you’ve ever seen.

    From an iPlunger to a solar-paneled bikini and a flying alarm clock, these gadgets are sure to make you do a double take — but they get the job done!