Does Target accept PayPal?

Q. Can I use PayPal to pay at Target?

Adam answers:

If you mean using PayPal online at Target.com, the answer is yes. If you mean using it in a Target store, the answer is no. While some retailers have started accepting PayPal even inside their stores, at this point Target will only take PayPal as payment online.
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What is a data scientist?

Q. What does a data scientist do? How do you become one?

Adam answers:

The job title of “data scientist” can mean many different things depending on the company that employs one. In general, however, a data scientist is a person who is expected to take the reams of data that his/her company has available, from internal and/or external sources, and find usable information from that data.

This might mean finding trends in an industry. It might mean trying to understand consumer behavior. It might mean figuring out why people buy (or don’t buy) from a company’s e-commerce site. Or it could mean all of the above and more.
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Who is responsible for medical debts after death?

Q. If someone has died and has medical debt left to pay, who is responsible for that debt?

Adam answers:

Each state is a little different. Generally speaking, medical debt can be paid out of the deceased person’s estate, but collectors can not hold a person’s family members responsible for the debt left behind. A person’s estate is the money and assets the deceased person left behind. If those assets are not enough to cover the medical debt (or other debt), then the collectors simply don’t get paid. If it is enough, those debts get paid from the estate before any leftover assets are distributed to family or to others named in a will.
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Whose phone number is 800-255-3924?

Q. Who is connected to the phone number 800-255-3924?

Adam answers:

ChemTel Inc. uses the phone number 800-255-3294 as an Emergency Response phone number for its clients who manufacture potentially hazardous materials in case of an emergency during the transport of these chemicals, such as a traffic accident that causes a spill. When you call 800-255-3294, you are getting a ChemTel employee who is representing another company in the event of an emergency with that company’s products.
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Does Miracle-Gro expire?

Q. If I’ve had Miracle Gro sitting around a long time, does it expire? I don’t see an expiration date.

Adam answers:

According to Scotts, the maker of Miracle-Gro, it has an indefinite shelf life, Continue reading

What is financial aid?

Q. What does it mean when I hear someone talking about getting financial aid for college?

Adam answers:

Financial aid is money that is either given to a student or loaned to a student in order to help pay for college tuition and other expenses. Financial aid is generally thought of as money that the student needs because of an inability of the student and his/her family to pay the costs based on their income and assets. You may also hear the term need-based aid to clarify that the money is for a student who can’t afford to pay (versus an academic or athletic scholarship that may be given to a student regardless of his/her ability to pay for school).
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What is a “red band” trailer?

Q. I see certain movie trailers mentioned as being “red band” trailers. What does that mean?

Adam answers:

It essentially means that they are R-rated trailers, with the potential for more violence and/or bad language and/or bare skin than you would see in a typical trailer.
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How does Craigslist make money?

Q. How does Craigslist make any money when all the ads are free?

Adam answers:

All the ads are NOT free. In certain categories, ads do cost money. Most Craigslist sites, especially in bigger cities, charge companies to advertise their jobs on the site, and this is the greatest source of revenue for Craigslist.
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Can forms be copyrighted?

Q. Can I copyright a form I’ve created? Or can I copy someone else’s form without having to worry about copyright?

Adam answers:

A form can potentially be copyrighted, but whether it would actually stand up to scrutiny Continue reading