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In case you missed anything, here is a recap of our 5 top stories from this week:

1.) 10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas under $25

Uh oh. You forgot, didn’t you? Well, it’s not too late to find an affordable gift for Mom. These 10 suggestions will point you in the right direction without resorting to homemade macaroni crafts.

2.) Homemade Mother's Day Brunch for $8 a Plate

Breakfast in bed can get a little messy. Avoid the hassle with this hearty and simple brunch menu. You can make it all on your own including flowers, coffee, sausage patties and some delicious handmade orange juice.

3.) Home Solar Power: Cost v. Savings

We all know going solar will help the environment, but how long will it take that solar panel investment to start paying for itself? We’ll show you how to navigate the information on tax incentives, upfront costs and local benefits.

4.) Job Opportunity Index: North Dakota Ahead of the Rest

The Job Opportunity Index attempts to provide a reliable estimation of which states have the best market for job hunters. The index ranks all 50 states (and Washington D.C. ) by analyzing the number of available jobs (relative to state population) and the unemployment rate in each state.

5.) Grilling the Perfect Chicken

It’s time to bust out the grill for some warm weather barbecuing. Chicken can be a bit trickier than steak but after using some of these simple, cost-effective techniques you won’t have to suffer through another bland showing.

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