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12 things to do with your old shoes

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Robert Downey Jr. named Forbes' highest-paid actor again

For the second year in a row, Robert Downey Jr. topped Forbes' annual list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
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New Nigerian email attacks can take control of your computer

Internet security firm Palo Alto Networks has identified a new campaign of cyber-treachery originating from the borders of Nigeria, the notorious source of a billion countless malicious emails. More>>

Many obese U.S. kids think they're thinner than they are

Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. More>>

Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't leave money to his children in will

New court documents have revealed why Philip Seymour Hoffman decided against leaving money to his children in his will. More>>

2 courts, 2 different decisions on key Obamacare provision

In a wild day for Obamacare, two federal appeals courts arrived at completely different conclusions Tuesday on the use of financial subsidies provided to millions of Americans who bought health insurance through the... More>>

Why ex-employees make great hires

These so-called "boomerang" employees already know how your company runs, which puts them far ahead of new hires. More>>

SUVs, crossovers outsell sedans for the first time ever

Sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable sedan. Until now.
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Kim and I are like "two LeBrons": The most ridiculous quotes from Kanye West's GQ interview

Kanye West, the most vociferous armchair philosopher of modern time, has given yet another head-scratching interview to a print publication — this time, GQ. More>>

Parents of children with autism need help, too

Most therapies for autism focus on the child, but new research suggests the child's stressed-out parents could benefit from treatments designed specifically for them. More>>

MERS virus found in air in camel barn

Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says. More>>

Coffee: The cost of a cup

Coffee: Plenty of us swear by our daily caffeine fix. Coffee has to be one of the cheapest addictive substances in the world, and as an added bonus it doesn't give you cancer. 
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Transform your home without buying a thing

Are you depressed by the blah look of your personal space when you come home at the end of the day? Maybe you have a stack of old clothes, unfiled paperwork and cassette tapes un-listened to since... More>>

Maverick and Rockford Files star James Garner dies at 86

Legendary actor James Garner died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports. He was 86. More>>

Adam Levine marries Behati Prinsloo

Adam Levine is officially off the market. More>>

Running back to BlackBerry is still a mistake

If you want to live dangerously, go ahead and climb an unfeasibly tall cliff without a safety line while wearing completely unsuitable footwear. Just don’t, whatever you do, swap your iPhone for a BlackBerry.  More>>

Tweetbot catches Russia making edits to Flight MH17 Wikipedia entry

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Waistlines of U.S. kids seem to be holding steady

The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates. More>>

Exercise may help counter health risks of sedentary lifestyle

Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study. More>>

Five valuable credit report lessons

What you can learn from checking your credit profile.

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Natalie Zea marries Scrubs' Travis Schuldt

Natalie Zea tied the knot with Scrubs actor Travis Schuldt on Wednesday, Us Weekly reports. More>>

Linux gets automotive grade release for open source cars

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Information and entertainment systems are very important parts of the modern car. They're how we interact with everything except the actual driving controls.
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Food safety tips for the summer

Backyard barbeques, picnics and outdoor parties are common throughout the summer, but warm weather makes food safety a lot more challenging. More>>

Could this selfie toaster be the next best thing since sliced bread?

Don’t you sometimes wish you could eat your own face for breakfast? (Metaphorically speaking, of course – we do not condone self-cannibalism.) Well, now you can. More>>

Outdoor exercises to enjoy the summer

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate nature. More>>

Keep your house cool this summer

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Many sexually active U.S. teens not tested for HIV

Only one in five sexually active U.S. teens has been tested for HIV, a new government report shows. More>>

Elaine Stritch dies at 89

Elaine Stritch, the legendary stage and screen legend, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich., the New York Times reports. She was 89. More>>

VMA Nominations: Beyonce leads the way

Beyonce continues to run the world — at least as far as the MTV Video Music Awards are concerned. More>>

Study says that teenage texts = teenage sex

Teenagers who text a lot are more likely to sext and a new study says that they are also more likely to be sexually active. More>>

Texas Actress sentenced to 18 Years in prison for mailing ricin to President Obama

Shannon Richardson, a Texas actress who's had minor roles on The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama. More>>

Sexy Facebook photos not a hit with many young women

Teen girls and young women who post sexy photos of themselves on social media sites are viewed negatively by their peers, a new study finds. More>>

3 ways terrible writing can kill your business

Can you diagnose a company's problems by the way it abuses the English language? More>>

Michael Vartan, wife divorcing after three years

Alias alum Michael Vartan and his wife Lauren Skaar are getting divorced, People reports. More>>

Curb appeal: Simple fixes to boost your homes value

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Curb appeal is that essential it factor which makes your home stand out from its neighbors in a good way. If you are looking to sell your home but lack a huge amount of time or cash to invest in... More>>

Three summer braids: Paso a paso

Stay cool and sexy all summer with la trenza, this season’s hottest hair trend. Braids are easily dressed up or down and can be worn on almost any occasion. Plus, they’re great for second or third day hair. More>>

Seth MacFarlane sued for allegedly stealing idea for Ted

A California production company is claiming that Seth MacFarlane stole the idea of a foul-mouthed Teddy bear for his movie Ted. More>>

Microsoft axes Nokia X Android project, cuts 18,000 jobs

Ding dong, the Nokia X is dead. This announcement comes right after the company announced plans to cut 18,000 jobs. More>>

Bad weather? Make a stovetop smoker

The rich flavors of smoked meat are closer than you think: all you need is a pot, foil, and a steamer insert to make a stovetop smoker. More>>

Saturday Night Live fires two more featured players

The mass exodus continues at Saturday Night Live. More>>

Delayed retirements may forestall predicted nursing shortage

The nation's supply of registered nurses has been growing faster than expected, largely because baby boomers in nursing are working longer than ever before, according to a new study. More>>

The high stakes game of keeping top talent

Before you forget about LeBron, there's one more lesson to learn. More>>

Scientists create 'biological pacemaker' in pig hearts

Researchers say they've found a way to transform ordinary pig heart muscle cells into a "biological pacemaker," a feat that might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans. More>>

Nick and Vanessa Lachey expecting second child

The Lachey family will soon have another member! More>>

Facebook, Nielsen will soon track your TV habits on tablets, smartphones

Attempting to get a better grasp on how many television shows consumers are watching on mobile devices, the Nielsen company is partnering up with Facebook in order to track television viewing habits of U.S. consumers.
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Watch planet Earth rise above the moon in this high-def video from space

The photograph titled “Earthrise,” taken in 1968 by NASA astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission, is probably one of the best-known and most iconic pieces of space photography. More>>

Science finds way to block booze's effect -- in worms

Scientists who created worms that can't get drunk say their research could lead to new ways to treat people with drinking problems. More>>

Genes may raise risk of cerebral palsy

New research suggests that genes may play a role in cerebral palsy, the most common cause of physical disability in children. More>>

OMG, I think I've been scammed!

Americans lose an estimated $40 - $50 billion a year to investment scams, according to the Financial Fraud Research Center. And, contrary to popular perception, it’s not just the most vulnerable or gullible among us who fall prey. More>>

Why you need to stop reading resumes

It's 2014. Don't waste your time with this outdated process. More>>

Organic foods may be healthier

Organic produce and grains contain more protective antioxidants, less pesticide residue and lower levels of the toxic metal cadmium than food raised in traditional ways, a new review finds. More>>

Reggie Bush marries Lilit Avagyan

Reggie Bush married his fiancée, Lilit Avagyan, on Saturday in San Diego, California, People reports. More>>

Archie's Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay friend

Archie Andrews, the freckled redhead who has been a staple of comic books since 1941, is dying. But it's how he's going to bite it that will really resonate. More>>

Breaking up is hard to do, especially with Comcast

Break-ups can be tough – especially when one side just doesn’t know how to let go.
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Jenny McCarthy gets weekly SiriusXM radio show

Jenny McCarthy has booked her first post-View job. More>>

Alzheimer's rate falling in the U.S.

The number of new cases of dementia has been declining in recent decades in the United States, Germany and other developed countries, a trio of new studies shows. More>>

Towing with your crossover SUV: The basics

Most of today's car-like crossover utility vehicles can handle a fair amount of towing -- whether it's jet skis, a small boat, or a small moving trailer. More>>

Box Office: Planet of the Apes dominates

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dominated the box office this weekend, earning $73 million and cruising to No. 1 in its first week in theaters. More>>

Stress may leave you heading to the cookie jar

Stress can slow a woman's metabolism and lead to weight gain, new research suggests. More>>

AT&T vs. Verizon vs. T-Mobile: Whose family plan will save you the most?

To say that navigating U.S. carriers’ family plans is a trial is the understatement of the century.
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Ipads can trigger nickel allergies in kids

When an 11-year-old boy in San Diego developed a nasty skin allergy, doctors traced it to the nickel in his family's iPad. More>>

Spoon measurements behind many child drug-dosing errors

Using a teaspoon or tablespoon to administer kids' medications can often lead to medication dosing errors, a new study reports. More>>

Brains of sex addicts may be wired like those of drug addicts, study finds

In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the brain in ways that are similar to that seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new study finds. More>>

Tracy Morgan sues Walmart over deadly crash

Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over the six-vehicle collision that left himc ritically injured and killed his friend and fellow comedian, James McNair, according to The Hollywood Reporter. More>>

Affordable family fun

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7 inexpensive summertime activities.

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Cast iron cookware questions and answers

There's a lot to like about cast iron, but it does come with a call for some special handling. Here are the facts you're looking for. More>>

Summer pool party ideas your friends will love

School is out, the weather is hot and people are starting to become lazy and lackadaisical. Now is the perfect time to host a pool party.
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How Emmy's controversial category choices paid off, and this year's other trivia

According to the Emmy Awards ballot, True Detective isn't a miniseries, but Fargo and American Horror Story: Coven are.
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RIP Car washes: Nissan debuts 'self-cleaning' car

If you enjoy spending Saturdays in the driveway, hosing down your favorite ride, we have some bad news.
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Five essential tips for designing your kitchen

Here are some less traditional ways to think about kitchen design, whether your project is outfitting a rental kitchen in a tiny walk-up, or the kind of larger-scale remodel you dream about. More>>

10 cool ways to beat the heat this summer

As the temperature rises outside, it can be a challenge to keep your cool.
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Govt. computer glitch sends military draft letters to people over 100 years old

According to The Washington Post, a government computer glitch is the reason why some Pennsylvania residents are receiving letters requesting that any males born between 1893 and 1897 register for the U.S. military draft.
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Justin Bieber gets probation, anger management in egging case

After pleading no contest Wednesday to charges of vandalism for throwing eggs at his neighbor's house, Justin Bieber was fined and put on two years' probation. More>>

A little alcohol may not be good for your heart after all

A new study challenges the widely held belief that light drinking of alcohol may be good for your heart. More>>

Mississippi girl thought cured of HIV shows signs of infection

A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream. More>>

7 simple steps to banish stress from your life forever

We all face stress, and it's what we do when we're stressed that defines the outcome.
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Maine's latest seafood star

Cold northern waters are providing some of the best oysters you're likely to taste. More>>

Bizarre sexting case in Virginia may have you reconsider sending naked photos

“Sexting,” the exchange of explicit messages, has become a popular phenomenon among teens, but unfortunately for one young man in Virginia, it could lead him behind bars. More>>

Are you tweeting your marriage away?

Forget about the Twitter wars that break out regularly between outspoken celebrities or loudmouth pundits -- too much Twitter can be bad for your own relationship, a new study suggests. More>>

Researchers say they've found new clues to autism

A genetic mutation that increases the risk for a certain form of autism and causes specific physical traits and symptoms has been identified by researchers. More>>

Zooey Deschanel slams pressure placed on women to have kids

Don't ask Zooey Deschanel when she's going to pop out a few adorkable babies of her own. Becoming a mom is the last thing on the New Girl star's mind. More>>

Websites that save you money on hotel rooms

Finding a reasonably priced hotel room is not necessarily a slam dunk in the Internet age. More>>

Eva Mendes is pregnant with Ryan Gosling's baby

That deep, sobbing sound you hear is all the women of the world crying at once.
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How to store your makeup to keep it fresh

Yes, like the milk in your fridge, makeup has a freshness date. More>>

How Graham Nash mixed Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 1974 tour into HD bliss

Never properly captured on record until now, CSNY 1974 boasts incredibly warm mixes done by Nash in high resolution. Said high-res tracks balance the intimacy of one voice, one instrument, and delicately sweet harmonies as well as four perfectly blended voices amidst blazing electric-guitar assaults.
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Kids still getting too much 'screen time'

U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day -- despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds. More>>

Pamela Anderson files for divorce from Rick Saloman

The second time was not the charm for Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon! More>>

Study: Cellphone breaks make your employees more productive

A recent study found that short cellphone breaks help to improve employees' moods. More>>

Teens drawn to heavily advertised alcohol brands

The brands of alcohol favored by underage drinkers are the same ones that are heavily advertised in magazines read by young people, a new study reveals. More>>

Kids on tight schedules may lose out

Which approach to parenting is best: tiger mom or free range? More>>

Ben Affleck is "the most hated man in America" in the newest Gone Girl trailer

Is Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne a murderer? That's the question on everyone's mind in the newest trailer for David Fincher's highly anticipated "Gone Girl."
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2015 Hyundai Genesis: Five-star scores, safest car on market?

Updated: Jul 08, 2014 10:41 AM

The federal government has crash-tested the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan and released a full set of NCAP ratings—and the Genesis Sedan has a flush of five-star ratings. More>>

Anne Hathaway copies Emma Stone -- for a good cause

Anne Hathaway is pulling an Emma Stone in the best way possible.  More>>

6 questions for your realtor

If you are like most home buyers and sellers, chances are you'll want a qualified real estate agent to help you through the process.
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If your phone isn’t charged, you could get banned from flights

Flying to the US anytime soon? If so, you’d better make sure your electronic devices are charged because if they’re not, they could be confiscated.
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5 of the juiciest portable battery chargers money can buy

Why oh why, must our smartphones die? We feel your pain and that’s why we’ve been checking out some of the best external chargers on the market. More>>

Lindsay Lohan files lawsuit against makers of Grand Theft Auto 5

Lindsay Lohan has filed a civil lawsuit against Rockstar Games, the makers of Grand Theft Auto 5, with the State Supreme Court in New York on Wednesday for allegedly using her likeness without her permission. More>>

Hurricane season has begun: are you ready?

As Hurricane Arthur threatens the East Coast of the United States, people are getting an important reminder about safety preparations they need to make for hurricane season. More>>

Guard your kids against bug bites this summer

Children love being outdoors during the summer, but they need to be protected from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas and the diseases they may carry, experts warn. More>>

Rebound from financial pitfalls

4 steps to getting your money affairs back in order.

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Scarlett Johansson wins defamation lawsuit against French author

Scarlett Johansson was awarded $3,400 in damages this week stemming from a lawsuit she filed against French author Gregoire Delacourt. More>>

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman to be world’s most expensive sedan

The most expensive title currently belongs to the Rolls-Royce Phantom, which starts at just above $400k. According to Bloomberg, the new S-Class Pullman will cost as much as double that figure. More>>

Make money off credit card sign-up bonuses

If you could easily make several hundred extra dollars a year with minimal effort, would you do it?
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5 new ways to vacation in Paris

Headed to the most romantic city in the world? Obviously, you’ll scale the Eiffel Tower, lunch on the Seine in a bateau mouche, and ogle priceless art at the Musee D’Orsay, but there’s plenty for those who prefer rock ’n’ roll and brewskis to Renoir and Bordeaux. More>>

The best beauty uses for baking soda

Using baking soda in place of your regular, store bought facial cleanser, scrub, body wash, shampoo and toothpaste is an easy way to cut costs, reduce exposure to chemicals and see an improvement in your hair, skin and nails. More>>

4 perfect veggie burgers

These four veggie burgers are worthy occupants of any bun -- no faux-meat here, just fantastically delicious combinations of beans, vegetables, legumes, and grains. More>>

If you can't stand the heat . . .

Summer's heat puts everyone at potential risk for heat-related illness, but seniors and people with chronic health problems are especially vulnerable.
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8 barbecue party tips you need to know

Whether you're a first time planner, or seasoned professional, a barbecue is one of the most fun and exciting parties you can throw. More>>

Why gasoline costs what it does

Pulling up to the gas station can be an exercise in sticker shock, especially if you live in California or New York. But it’s not just the price of crude oil that determines gasoline prices. More>>

Home energy audit: DIY and save money

Lower your energy bills and keep your family more comfortable. If that sounds good to you, it may well be time to perform a home energy audit.
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Injuries, violence are leading causes of death for young Americans

Nearly 80 percent of deaths of Americans age 30 and younger result from injury or violence, U.S. health researchers reported Tuesday. More>>

Have a fun -- but safe -- Fourth of July

Your hands, fingers, head and eyes are at greatest risk for injury if you set off fireworks at home, a doctor warns. More>>

iPads may help boost speaking skills in kids with autism

Adding access to a computer tablet to traditional therapy may help children with autism talk and interact more, new research suggests. More>>

Hobby Lobby ruling polarizes the business community

Vacillating between vindication and outrage, business owners are far from unified over the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. More>>

Amanda Bynes' bong-throwing case dismissed

Amanda Bynes' bong-throwing case was dismissed by a New York court Monday, The Associated Press reports.
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Robin Williams checks into rehab

Robin Williams has checked into a rehab facility in Minnesota, TMZ reports. More>>

Community scores last-minute renewal

School's back in session at Community, which has received an 11th hour order to return for a sixth season via Yahoo.
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Do you still have to "break in" a new car?

As recently as a decade ago, manufacturers recommended new drivers follow certain driving patterns to "break in" a new car. The old lessons don't quite hold true today, though. More>>

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