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The parents who canceled Christmas

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:48:22 EST

The parents who canceled Christmas for their three boys have given them some priceless gifts that could last their entire lives.


Happy 50th, 'Rudolph'!

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:05:40 EST

The longest-running holiday special still has a very shiny nose.


My life as a little person

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:24:36 EDT

The world often treats little people like Cara Reedy as less than human. She's learned to stand up for herself and shout back.


Best sports bars in America

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:13:39 EST

Show up early to claim your seat among the regulars at these lively sports bars.


Inside a batterer's mind

Sat, 08 Nov 2014 09:56:23 EST

A decade has passed since he hurt her with his words and his fist. He's says he has changed. But his memories of the abuse differ from hers.


16 gift ideas for foodies, travelers

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:51:08 EST

Foodies and travelers: They're adventurous, they have discerning tastes and they love to discover a little-known jewel. Here's how to shop for them.


How often do you wash sheets?

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:00:18 EDT

Not to mention your jeans, bras and pillows? Here's a definitive guide to keeping all your quarters clean.


Photo brings hope

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:40:06 EST

Devonte Hart was holding a sign offering "Free Hugs" during a Ferguson protest. Portland police Sgt. Bret Barnum approached and extended his hand. The result was a photo that's warmed hearts around the world.


Why we love -- and hate -- 'Gone with the Wind'

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:30:20 EST

Seventy-five years after its premiere at Atlanta's Loews Grand Theater on December 15, 1939, "Gone With the Wind" retains its hold on the popular imagination.


Born at 10:11 on 12/13/14!

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:28:30 EST

They won't be able to count for a few years, but when the time comes, they'll be able to practice using their unique birthdays.


Meet the stars of New York's cat cafe

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:35 EST

Meow Parlour, New York City's first cat cafe, is now open. It's a cafe with a cause: pet adoption.


Lessons from 'Gay At Home Dad'

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:01:00 EST

Frank Lowe's 5-year-old son may not be able to write his name yet, but he can tell you if your shoes are ratchet.


Meet the stars of New York's cat cafe

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:39:51 EST

Meow Parlour, New York City's first cat cafe, is now open.


Oops! College accidentally accepts rejected students

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:26:51 EST

Almost 300 students who had been rejected by Johns Hopkins University received a joyous shock over the weekend when the prestigious Baltimore school said they'd been admitted after all -- but they hadn't.


Anjelica Huston's amazing life

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:41:19 EST

Most of us haven't lived enough to fill one memoir, let alone two, but then again most of us have not lived the life of Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston.


An orientation to asexuality

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:25:15 EDT

People who identify as asexual feel little or no sexual attraction to other people. And as far as they're concerned, that's A-OK.


College sends acceptances by mistake

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:29:24 EST

Almost 300 students who had been rejected by Johns Hopkins University received a joyous shock over the weekend when the prestigious Baltimore school said they'd been admitted after all -- but they hadn't.


Goodreads selects best books of 2014

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:44:54 EST

The book critics have named their best books of 2014. Now, it's time to hear from the readers themselves.


Lucky kids! App solves math equations

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:10:07 EDT

Say it with us: Kids today have it sooooo easy.


The do-gooder holiday gift guide

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:20:50 EST

With all the buying and selling going on, it can be hard to remember the point of the season: Spending time with family, celebrating the religious holidays and doing good in the world.


Fitness buff helps disabled find strength

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:37:50 EST

Ned Norton was working as a fitness trainer for Olympic athletes and bodybuilders when a young man with a spinal cord injury asked him for help.


National Dog Show 2014

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:42:08 EST


The Oxford word of the year is...

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:18:37 EST

Sorry, "bae." Oxford Dictionary's 2014 Word of the Year is "vape."


5 problems community colleges solve

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:59:37 EST

There's no doubt that it's a tough time for families pondering the value of a college degree. Community colleges might offer some solutions.


Protest over 'Redskins' name change

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:29:15 EST

The debate over the "Redskins" name in sports isn't just at the professional level. A high school is now caught up in the controversy.


Moms record bedtime stories behind bars

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:43:28 EST

Female prisoners still find a way to stay in touch with their children by recording them bedtime stories. KSTU reports.


5 ways to be extraordinary

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:56:21 EST

What makes a person extraordinary?


The do-gooder holiday gift guide

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:17:31 EST

'Tis the season to give. And give and give.


Be awake: The first step to success

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:51:12 EST

Want to "Be a Champion" like Dhani Jones? Waking up early can jump start your career.


11 productivity hacks for work

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:37:09 EST

Most successful entrepreneurs have developed a few tricks to increase their productivity and effectiveness.


The IT color of 2015?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:47:47 EST

Toodle-oo, radiant orchid. And, oh, emerald, we'd basically forgotten you already. Marsala is Pantone's 2015 color of the year.


I live with my parents and love it

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:41:24 EST

I pictured myself graduating from college, getting a cool job and even having a cute place of my own. Instead, I wake to the early-morning sounds of my family dog barking and my parents making coffee downstairs.


$1 million Pillsbury Bake-Off recipe

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:30:46 EST

The recipe for success belongs to Beth Royals of Richmond, Virginia, who won this year's 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest and a $1 million payday with her Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters.


Here's how to 'dress festively'

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:14:34 EST

There, glaring in red and green at the bottom of the holiday party Evite, lurks the season's most vague directive: "Dress festively."


The hot gift of 2014: selfie sticks

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:01:57 EST

Twitter says 2014 is the year of the selfie. So why aren't selfie sticks already huge in the United States?


Is it OK to be naked in front of your kids?

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:48:39 EST

There is no way around the topic of nakedness in front of your children without getting personal and slightly uncomfortable.


Santa, don't pigeonhole my kid!

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:44:31 EST

It's that special time of year, when toy sellers try to put children in a box.


Parents need to know this

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:38:27 EST

You probably know LOL and OMG -- but what about IWSN, CU46 or IPN. It's all about KPC -- "keeping parents clueless."


Reuniting soldiers with stray dogs

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:06:37 EST

Staff Sgt. Edwin Caba served in Afghanistan for nearly three years. Like his fellow soldiers, he longed for a sense of normalcy during his tours.


'Landfill Dogs' face sad reality

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:57:53 EST

Homeless and ownerless, these shelter dogs could end up buried in the very landfill they are playing on.


Giving autistic kids a 'bigger world'

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:22:41 EST

For many families, a night at the ballpark is a treat. But it can be a nightmare for those with autistic children.


Where football is high fashion

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:34:10 EST

If you're heading to a football game on a fall weekend in the South, your game-day closet is filled with dresses, blazers, button-downs and even suits in your team's signature color.


Female veterans' job struggles

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:18:44 EST

Female veterans often have a harder time finding employment than their male counterparts. But why?


Ex-NFLer: I always dress to impress

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:17:18 EST

Advice can be a tricky thing.


Signs of a smartphone addict

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:02:23 EST

They say the first step to overcoming a problem is realizing you have one in the first place. An online quiz can help you determine whether you are over-reliant on your cell phone.


A fat girl gets naked

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:59:06 EST

CNN's Lisa France opens up about her lifelong struggle with weight, its physical and mental toll, and what she's doing to lighten the burden.


25 random facts about 'The Simpsons'

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:48:00 EST

When crudely drawn animated shorts about a dysfunctional American family began appearing on Fox's "The Tracey Ullman Show" in 1987, nobody predicted the birth of a cultural phenomenon.


Adoption: One story, three lives

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:04:01 EST

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. CNN's Michaela Pereira grew up in a family of five adopted girls in Canada and eventually reunited with her biological half-sister.


Intersex dating and finding love

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:04:38 EST

There's a vocabulary of protection used around the intersex community -- of "escape" from sex assignment surgery to normalize their genitals, of PTSD and survivorship, of guilt from some whose bodies remain intact.


5 people you should 'unfriend'

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:36:24 EST

We all have them: Old classmates, distant relatives or obnoxious co-workers, filling our social feeds with posts about people we don't know or barely remember.


Santa, don't pigeonhole my kid!

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:44:31 EST

It's that special time of year, when toy sellers try to put children in a box.


How diet soda confuses your body

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:34:00 EST

Whether you drink it to lose weight or for the taste, ex-NFLer Dhani Jones has something to tell you about diet soda.


Caught in grief's riptide

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:41:12 EDT

"I don't think anyone is ready for grief. But when it hits you, it knocks you out cold," Jessica Dunne wrote after the sudden loss of her father.


16 gift ideas for foodies, travelers

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:23:55 EST

Foodies and travelers: They're adventurous, they have discerning tastes and they love to discover a little-known jewel. Here's how to shop for them.


100 best books of 2014

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:01:59 EST

Celeste Ng may want to prepare for a deluge of attention from the literary set. Her debut novel, "Everything I Never Told You," just topped Amazon's list of the 100 best books of the year.


How Tory Burch works it

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:08:20 EDT

Fashion mogul Tory Burch worked with a feng shui master to create a positive atmosphere in her company's Manhattan office.


How to emotionally survive the holidays

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:37:47 EST

In some cases, the best choice is not to visit family. However, here are three tricks to surviving the holidays with your emotional zen intact


Moms record bedtime stories behind bars

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:43:28 EST

Female prisoners still find a way to stay in touch with their children by recording them bedtime stories. KSTU reports.


5 ways to be extraordinary

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:58:42 EST

What makes a person extraordinary?


Would you take a #FirstDateSelfie?

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:31:07 EST

Couples are taking selfies on first dates and uploading them on social media with the hashtag #FirstDateSelfie.


Fast food with Renaissance flair

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:54:27 EST

Inspired by classical paintings, Rebecca Rutten photographed a distinctly modern phenomenon -- fast food -- in Renaissance-era style.


Inside Tommy Hilfiger's home

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:30:33 EDT

Tommy and Dee Hilfiger have planted their flag on a glorious stretch of beachfront just north of Miami with a home defined by a commitment to 'Wow!'


5 wedding rules they broke

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:28:13 EST

Solange Knowles has always been independent and the singer made her own rules for her wedding this weekend.


Judy Blume's new book based on terrifying events

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:38:59 EST

The queen of children's books is once again venturing into the world of adult fiction.


They were separated at birth

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:09:33 EST

Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman have the same laugh, freckles and even haircut. Until recently, neither knew she had a twin.


Harvard prof sorry for $4 food fight

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:03:54 EST

Harvard Business School associate professor Ben Edelman is now in the running for "Most Disliked Guy on the Internet" -- and all because of $4.