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Minneapolis chefs serve up the next food trends

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:59:08 EDT

Ask the average American what foods come to mind when they think of the Upper Midwest and the first images they conjure up might include sausages over a charcoal fire and a creamy mac and locally-produced cheese on the stovetop.

Study: Don't be swayed by independent restaurants when trying to cut calories

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:43:27 EDT

Celebs: 'I'm with Lizzie' to combat bullying

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 07:39:12 EDT

Is one minute of exercise all you need?

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:45:06 EDT

If someone told you that you could get a full workout in the same amount of time it takes you to make a cup of tea or take out the trash, would you believe them?

OkCupid adds feature for open relationships

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:18:34 EDT

OkCupid users who identify as polyamorous or non-monogamous can connect to their partner's profile

Officer replaces boy's stolen cards with awesome Pokemon haul

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:51:09 EDT

A young Pokemon enthusiast endured a roller coaster of emotions when his collection of trading cards was stolen by another boy, then retrieved, and then magically multiplied by a generous Cleveland Police Officer.

Female Orthodox rabbi is a first

Mon, 09 May 2016 13:05:56 EDT

Kagedan is the first woman to have the title of Rabbi serving an Orthodox Jewish congregation. It is a job she has dreamed of holding since she was a little girl.

15 years after rescue, Elian Gonzalez still a hero in Cuba

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:03:49 EDT

What the world's most expensive truffle tastes like

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:44:52 EDT

The Italian white truffle is as elusive as it is delicious. We join the hunt in the hills of Tuscany

Female commander is a first for Texas A&M

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:53:41 EDT

Dog's mystery illness solved by intern

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:43:48 EDT

Man's best friend gets a second chance at life; thanks to an intern.

Week 36: Deadlines and Daniel

Mon, 09 May 2016 13:02:50 EDT

Confession time: I procrastinate.

Refugee kids find hope on the soccer field and in the classroom

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:19:26 EST

Parent Acts: How to stop a kid's meltdown

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:54:09 EDT

In my house, we called it going boneless. That's when my girls, as toddlers, would arch their backs, screaming uncontrollably, usually in a public place (of course!) and there was nothing my husband or I could do to satisfy them.

Barbecue heaven for football fans

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:43:02 EDT

New flavor of Oreos hits stores

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:45:53 EDT

Whether you like to dunk your Oreos in a cold glass of milk or twist your Oreos apart to eat the icing, there is a new flavor ready to be consumed.

What I wish I'd known before college

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:15:16 EDT

One transgender woman's long road to finding herself

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:49:25 EDT

It was September 2015 and I was about to tell my co-workers something huge. I was filled with tremendous anxiety, as I had been before telling my sister, my dad and my kids. "Where do I start? What do I say first? What will they think it means for them?" Questions so loud in my head, I had trouble walking, focusing on sounds and things around me.

How Africa is giving fast food a new spin

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:44:42 EDT

The fast food sector in Africa is growing fast, and local traditions mix with global taste.

Why women should make the first move in online dating

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 08:26:20 EDT

Women of late have been "leaning in," graduating college at higher rates than men and simply "running the world" (if Beyonce is any measure), but there's at least one forum in which they're not taking charge: online dating.

Does your city rank among the nation's fittest?

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:44:30 EDT

For the third year in a row, Washington, D.C., has nabbed the top spot in the annual American Fitness Index (PDF), which ranks the 50 biggest metropolitan areas in the country.

Week 37: Prophetpalooza

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:54:18 EDT

As I push toward the end of the Old Testament, it felt like this week was Prophetpalooza.

The difference between grilling and barbecue

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:58:31 EDT

After moving to Atlanta from New York years ago, it quickly became evident I had a language problem.

Who are the modern faces of labor?

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 07:01:11 EDT

12-year-old gets into college

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:51:46 EDT

A 12-year-old who started taking college-level classes at age 7 has been accepted into UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz. KOVR reports.

Why we can't stop body-shaming

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:18:07 EDT

Showing a little flab? Enjoying the skin you're in?

Ugly anglerfish, intriguing ape: The top 10 new species of 2016

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:46:44 EDT

Scientists believe that 10 million species still await discovery around the world. And every year -- on the birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the 18th century Swedish botanist considered the father of modern taxonomy -- the International Institute for Species Exploration releases its list of the top new species (from among about 18,000 found over the previous 12 months).

It's OK to let your baby cry himself to sleep, study finds

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:42:39 EDT

Many new parents long for a full night of glorious, uninterrupted sleep yet shudder at the thought of letting their baby "cry it out," the sleep training method in which parents allow babies to cry themselves to sleep. But a new study adds support to the idea that the method is effective and does not cause stress or lasting emotional problems for babies.

Ex-drug dealer graduates at age 67 from Columbia

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:44:17 EDT

David Norman is proving that if you keep chasing your dreams you will succeed.

Drivers Feel Stupid For Not Knowing This New Rule
Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this.

Valuing your time over money may be linked to happiness

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:51:10 EDT

Would you prefer a more expensive apartment with a shorter commute or a less expensive apartment with a long commute?

'River's Garbageman' plants 1 million trees

Mon, 09 May 2016 13:16:02 EDT

Chad Pregracke may be known as "The Rivers' Garbageman," having cleaned up America's waterways for almost 20 years.

Why it's so hard to kick your sugar habit

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:46:26 EDT

It seems like we're always being told to cut down on sugar -- but that's easier said than done. This is why.

Bizarre '80s music videos that we still love

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:54:41 EDT

While a lot of people remember the '80s for formulaic pop music and solid rock 'n' roll, there were some fantastically weird things happening in music as well.

Sriracha now comes in to-go packets

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:46:13 EDT

Sriracha fans, are you tired of lugging around a clunky bottle? Do you wish there was an easier way to get your spicy food fix?

Meet the Gnomist: a force for good

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:36:17 EST

Teacher goes above and beyond for students in need

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:18:58 EST

Does photo show outlaw Jesse James with his killer?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:14:49 EDT

Celebrating Octavia Butler's legacy

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 08:26:00 EDT

Before dystopian fiction like "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" reflected an increasingly diverse society, there was Octavia E. Butler, one of few African-American authors to become a prominent name in the white-dominated universe of science fiction. 

Drivers Will Be Furious When This Finally Happens
If you drive less than 50 miles a day, this new rule will shock you.

Pool party? Check the health inspection before diving in

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:45:37 EDT

Before you do your best belly flop: The Centers for Disease Control found nearly 80% of swimming pools, hot tubs/spas, etc had at least one violation when inspected.

How these viral videos inspired viral joy

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:43:02 EDT

More than 100 million people have watched a woman crack up in a Chewbacca mask. In her car! Just hanging out outside of a Kohl's!

Mediterranean diet wins again, helps bones

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:43:47 EDT

The Mediterranean diet is well-known for its health benefits on your heart and waistline, but now your bones could benefit too, according to a new study.

A helicopter dad embraces free-range parenting

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:39:12 EDT

Minimalism in the closet and around the house

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:14:27 EDT

Nominate a 2016 CNN Hero

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:43:35 EDT

It's the tenth anniversary of CNN Heroes! And again this year, CNN encourages you to tell us about these everyday people changing the world -- by nominating them at Taking a few minutes to share their story with us could propel them to worldwide recognition.

The most popular baby names of 2015

Mon, 09 May 2016 13:06:22 EDT

Now you're just showing off, Noah and Emma.

What the '80s really looked like

Mon, 09 May 2016 13:04:01 EDT

When it came to fashion, the 1980s weren't subtle.

Popular: Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes Republican Leader | Guns in America

Angry obits: 'In memoriam' meets TMI

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:43:00 EST

Re-engineering the high heel

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:53:16 EDT

Applying science to footwear to produce a high heel that combines comfort and couture.

Popular: Guns in America | Sanders Demands Clinton Apologize | Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World

'I am you': American Muslims on faith -- and fear

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:16:31 EST

The library catalog card? Time to pull it from the files

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 07:45:18 EDT

Free-roam childhoods fading away

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:48:50 EDT

Tytia Habing moved back to rural Illinois so her young son could roam freely and explore nature like she once did.

Competitive eating champ Matt Stonie: 'A one-man team'

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:22:07 EDT

Waitress gets a huge tip and a note that says ...

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:52:28 EDT

A waitress was shocked when a customer left a large tip with a note that said: "Life is short, a friend of mine died last night. Please enjoy a night with someone you love!" CNN affiliate WTEN reports.

Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This
Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this.

Week 35: Baking bread with Ezekiel

Mon, 09 May 2016 12:57:16 EDT

I am stuck with the prophets. I understand their message and it feels like a master class in what to do to please God, but why does it take so long to get to the point?

Nick Menza, ex-Megadeth drummer, dies after collapsing on stage

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:46:07 EDT

Nick Menza, who played on many of Megadeth's most successful albums, died after he collapsed on stage during a show. He was 51.

The Other Side: Where do amazing coincidences come from?

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:41:25 EST

Are they part of some cosmic drama shaped by unseen hands? Or are they the result of a desperate need to find meaning in odd connections?

Banned Books Week champions challenged literature

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 07:45:31 EDT

#ThatsNotLove: Helping teens spot signs of relationship abuse

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 08:20:39 EDT

A new campaign aims to educate teens about emotional abuse in relationships and spark a movement to save lives.

What's still made in America

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:38:07 EDT

Online movement helps the homeless reconnect with family

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:18:47 EST

Meryl Meisler: A glimpse of 1970s New York

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 07:13:06 EST

Week 34: Finding hope in Lamentations

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:51:27 EDT

At the end of last week, I made the joke that I thought I had already been through the Book of Lamentations while reading Jeremiah.

Defying church ban, dozens of Methodist clergy come out

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:40:51 EDT

Dozens of United Methodist clergy members came out as lesbian, gay or bisexual on Monday, defying their church's ban on "self-avowed practicing homosexuals" serving in ministry and essentially daring their supervisors to discipline them.

So you want to live off the grid?

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:52:46 EDT

W. Kamau Bell shares what it takes to truly live off the grid. "United Shades of America" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Warning labels on sugary drinks could deter parents

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:13:10 EST

Health warning labels on sugary drinks may steer parents away from buying these beverages for their children, according to a new study.

Mother Teresa to be declared a saint September 4

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 07:47:58 EDT

Mother Teresa, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor in India, will be canonized as a saint September 4, Pope Francis announced Tuesday.

What it means to be gender-fluid

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:37:52 EDT

For some people, gender is not just about being male or female; in fact, how one identifies can change every day or even every few hours.

Podcast favorites: Bernie gets the Axe | Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes GOP Leader

Pack bags, not flab: 5 ways to avoid weight gain on vacation

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:44:49 EDT

Whether it's wine tasting in Italy or a backyard barbecue at your pal's beach house, most summer getaways involve major food indulgences. Plus, many jetsetters adopt an all-bets-are-off mindset, allowing healthy eating habits to go totally out the window during travel.

Barbie is a role model, sort of. Here's why

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:18:06 EST

No need to wait; grab your food on the way to the gate

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:53:24 EDT

Never board your plane hungry again. Holly Firfer shows us a new app that lets you skip at least one line at the airport

Travel + Leisure has tips for booking the best flights

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:52:34 EDT

Looking for flights with the best time at the lowest fares? Then Travel + Leisure says: Look no further!

Rose Quartz, Serenity are colors of the year

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:50:44 EST

Would you eat this doughnut dog?

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:46:58 EDT

Where are the world's happiest countries?

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:43:32 EDT

Fans of Denmark must be even happier than usual: Denmark has retaken the title of "world's happiest country," knocking Switzerland into second place.

Parents gay? The kids are OK, study says

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:16:30 EDT

A woman's mission to help her son benefits all veterans

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:19:13 EST

We are a hot dog nation

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:58:00 EDT

The hot dog is a staple to American summer holidays. Take a look at hot dogs in America throughout history.

Drivers Will Be Furious When This Finally Happens
If you drive less than 50 miles a day, this new rule will shock you.

How to buy and eat caviar, according to a pro

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:46:34 EDT

Keep calm and TSA on, a how to guide for long airport line rage

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:46:31 EDT

Whether you need to travel for business or enjoy traveling for pleasure, not ruining your trip right off the bat requires some planning, determination and the ability to just let go.

How recipes keep memories alive

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:17:14 EDT

Treasured recipes and memories of the top chefs in the U.S. are shared in the digital cookbook: "The Endless Table: Recipes from Departed Loved Ones." The cookbook hopes to use food, and dinner parties, to help people open up about death and plan for it, before it's too late.

In their own words: Gender as a spectrum

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:18:24 EDT

Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert photographed people whose definitions of gender identity rarely overlap.

Going to church could help you live longer, study says

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:41:17 EDT

Many Americans say they attend church because it helps them stay grounded. A new study suggests that regular attendance may also increase their lifespan.

Purple bread: A new superfood?

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:55:53 EDT

Singaporean scientists have invented a purple bread that is slower to digest and contains three times more antioxidants than normal white bread.

Why this classic cocktail is getting a makeover

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:46:19 EDT

Former cyclist works to break the cycle of poverty

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:45:22 EDT

Former semi-pro cyclist Craig Dodson found his real calling when he created the Richmond Cycling Corps, which targets at-risk kids living in a rough area of Virginia.

Podcast favorites: Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World | Bernie gets the Axe | Guns in America

Marine surprises daughter at baseball game

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:53:07 EDT

Marine Staff Sergeant Clayton Walker surprised his 10-year-old daughter at an Atlanta Braves baseball game after an 11-month deployment.

Michael Pollan really wants you to cook

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:16:34 EDT

Michael Pollan has one request: Can we please get back in the kitchen?

How hard is it to climb Mount Everest?

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:52:07 EDT

Icy temperatures, fierce winds and limited oxygen: The world's highest peak is an inhospitable place for any living thing, and danger is inherent in trying to climb it.

How to increase thankfulness and why it's good for your health

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:34:41 EST

Dying Vietnam veteran says goodbye to his two beloved horses

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:46:53 EDT

Vietnam veteran Roberto Gonzales may not have much time left, so he chose to spend some of his precious final moments with two of his beloved friends: His horses, Ringo and Sugar.

The case for gender-neutral marketing

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:51:48 EDT

Why kindness matters even more after Thanksgiving

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 11:39:18 EST

'Streetwise' revisited: Teen prostitute finds motherhood, stability

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:56:01 EDT

Housebroken bison sold on Craigslist, finds new home

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:48:45 EDT

"TAME/HOUSEBROKEN BUFFALO COW," the Craigslist ad read.

Is this Latin America's finest food?

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:44:25 EDT

Medellin, Colombia, is earning high praise as a top-end dining destination. Here's why.

'Chewbacca Mom' carpools with James Corden, J.J. Abrams

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:43:08 EDT

It's official: Chewbacca Mom has made it.

Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This
Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this.

Queer black millennial who's shaking up Georgia politics

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:53:20 EDT

One day this month, for the first time in her scant four weeks as a state representative, Park Cannon used her microphone in the chamber of the Georgia House of Representatives to ask a question.

Practicing Islam in Catholic Cuba

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:39:49 EDT

Joan Alvado photographed Muslims in Cuba, where an estimated 85% of the population is Catholic.

Why your cat needs an iPad

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:54:09 EDT

What does 125-year-old beer taste like?

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:44:21 EDT

A scuba diver, a researcher and a beer enthusiast walked into a lab and uncorked the mystery of an antique bottle of beer.

Chewbacca's mask and the power of viral joy

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:42:53 EDT

Candace Payne is this moment's powerful purveyor of joy.

Barbershops place books in boys' hands

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 08:18:04 EDT

Stepping into Levels Barbershop in Harlem, New York, visitors hear the sounds of buzzing clippers filling the room, a basketball game on TV blending into the background and a conversation about politics engaging all the adults in the barbershop.

The 10s, they are a-changin': Women on currency

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:30:29 EDT

Pioneering doctor heals wounds with spider silk

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:51:57 EDT

Professor Fritz Vollrath is using spider silk to create "living" implants that can regenerate human joints and nerves.