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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: a scorpion bite nets free miles.

1. 15 best part-time jobs for high-school students

[Money Crashers] Sure, teens can bag groceries and deliver pizza (which are both on this list) but there are many other options – from “Animal Shelter Worker” to “Arts and Crafts Production and Sales.”

2. Make-ahead food: 10 things to cook on a Sunday

[Wise Bread] Cooking is not my favorite activity. If it’s not yours, here’s a nifty idea: Prepare a week’s worth of food on the weekend, everything from pancake batter to hummus.

3. How my generosity got me $8,000 in debt

[Get Rich Slowly] Saving money doesn’t mean being miserly. But being too generous isn’t honorable either. Here’s a compelling personal example of that.

4. Why I shouldn’t have got behind a nice lady in the supermarket line

[Len Penzo] Speaking of personal stories, here’s an amusing one about the dangers of self-checkout lanes. “They’re not so hot when the self-check stand in front of you is occupied by someone with 57 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables in their cart and they can’t figure out how to find the produce codes for the arugula and bok choy…”

5. Alaska Airlines offers free tickets and miles to passenger stung by scorpion

[The Consumerist] If you want a free flight on Alaska Airlines, get bitten by a scorpion while you’re on the plane: “The sting in question occurred on a June 17 red-eye flight from Seattle to Anchorage. The passenger had dozed off but woke up to the sensation of what he thought was a small bug on his arm.” He got 4,000 free miles.

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