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Gamers rejoice: ESPN to televise biggest video game tournament ever

Gamers rejoice: ESPN to televise biggest video game tournament ever

What sport attracts millions of fans, competitors from all over the world and boasts a $10.8 million prize?

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Posted: Jul 21, 11:51 a.m.
Stay-at-home mothers are on the rise

Stay-at-home mothers are on the rise

Some women make the choice to be a stay-at-home mother, to work or to do both.

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Posted: Jul 21, 11:47 a.m.
Have we forgotten our manners?

Have we forgotten our manners?

It used to be commonplace for people to observe certain manners. Respect your elders. Say "please" and "thank you." Say "excuse me." While these still apply today, there are some that seem to have been forgotten or that need some adjusting for today's world.

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Posted: Jul 21, 11:44 a.m.
Meet Jibo, the family robot

Meet Jibo, the family robot

If you're a mom or dad who'd like a little extra help — perhaps reminders or someone to order takeout while you change clothes, or even help reading to the kids when you're tied up — you might like Jibo.

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Posted: Jul 21, 11:39 a.m.
The myth of the "base tan"

The myth of the "base tan"

It’s a widely held belief that if someone wants to protect their skin from the sun over the summer, they need to have a base tan. But dermatologists say it’s a dangerous myth.

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Posted: Jul 17, 2:07 p.m.
Faith leaders respond to immigration crisis

Faith leaders respond to immigration crisis

Thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children currently await news of their fate from U.S. authorities, caught in the middle of what the White House has called an "urgent humanitarian situation." As President Barack Obama and other political leaders debate emergency funds, religious communities are reflecting on how to faithfully respond to this immigration crisis.

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Posted: Jul 17, 2:03 p.m.
5 foods that aren’t as healthy as you thought

5 foods that aren’t as healthy as you thought

During the summer months, many people look for different diets to help them achieve that swimsuit-ready body. Others try eating healthier to lose those last stubborn 15 pounds. However, some of the “health” foods may not be as healthy as you think. Here's a list of five foods that might mislead you to believe they are healthy.

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Posted: Jul 17, 1:55 p.m.
School shopping on a budget

School shopping on a budget

Summer is here and all attention is usually focused on finding a summer kid’s camp or going on a summer vacation together. While both of these are great things, especially for our sanity, we should also start to focus on school starting in the next couple of months. Many people wait until the last minute to purchase school items. When you have to purchase many things at once, it affects the family budget, especially for the single mom or dad on a strict budget. Here are some tips to help you start now and save.

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Posted: Jul 17, 1:50 p.m.
Special-ed students falling behind in Common Core

Special-ed students falling behind in Common Core

There are 6.5 million special-education students in the United States today, and most are falling further behind their peers under Common Core standards.

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Posted: Jul 16, 10:48 a.m.
Older and wiser and prettier too?

Older and wiser and prettier too?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who thinks they’re the fairest of them all? The answer may surprise you.

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Posted: Jul 11, 5:03 p.m. | Updated: Jul 13, 3:00 p.m.
17-year-old lands modeling gig after World Cup picture goes viral

17-year-old lands modeling gig after World Cup picture goes viral

RIO DE JANEIRO — While Belgium may not have won the World Cup, one of its fans had her picture go viral during a game, landing her a modeling shoot with L'Oreal.

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Posted: Jul 11, 4:58 p.m. | Updated: Jul 13, 12:00 p.m.
How Harrison Ford’s broken leg could affect 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

How Harrison Ford’s broken leg could affect 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Whether or not rumors that Han Solo is going to be the star of J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII” are true, Harrison Ford has definitely been the star of the production’s recent headlines after having suffered a pretty serious injury.

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Posted: Jul 11, 4:53 p.m. | Updated: Jul 13, 9:00 a.m.
J.K. Rowling releases 'Harry Potter' short

J.K. Rowling releases 'Harry Potter' short

PATAGONIA DESERT — Author J.K. Rowling gave readers a peek into the adult life of the former members of Dumbledore’s Army when she released a new Rita Skeeter gossip column Tuesday.

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Posted: Jul 11, 4:51 p.m. | Updated: Jul 12, 3:00 p.m.
Elephant rescued after 50 years of abuse

Elephant rescued after 50 years of abuse

ALLAHABAD, India — For 50 years, Raju the elephant was abused — but that all changed last week after he was rescued by wildlife conservationists.

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Posted: Jul 11, 4:49 p.m. | Updated: Jul 12, 12:00 p.m.
Reading aloud to toddlers

Reading aloud to toddlers

Head Start may be too late. The iconic federal preschool program targets low-income kids between 3 and 5, but the brain forms critical language connections in its first thousand days, experts say.

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Posted: Jul 11, 4:41 p.m. | Updated: Jul 12, 9:00 a.m.
Sunny jobs report exceeds expectations

Sunny jobs report exceeds expectations

The new jobs report, released just before the Fourth of July, blew away expectations with 288,000 new jobs for the month of June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Posted: Jul 11, 12:44 p.m. | Updated: Jul 11, 6:00 p.m.
Tornado makes a cameo in Canadian couple's wedding photos

Tornado makes a cameo in Canadian couple's wedding photos

Professional photographer Colleen Niska was snapping photos of a Canadian couple's wedding in Saskatchewan when a tornado split the backdrop.

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Posted: Jul 11, 4:35 p.m.
Bigger families are becoming a status symbol for wealthy parents

Bigger families are becoming a status symbol for wealthy parents

The long stereotype among the poor, uneducated and religious having multiple children has now become a sign of affluence among elite families in some areas of the country.

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Posted: Jul 11, 4:31 p.m.
The Clean Cut: New dad learns the power of love in viral video

The Clean Cut: New dad learns the power of love in viral video

A touching Thai commercial has garnered millions of views on YouTube. Similar to other popular commercials produced in Thailand recently, this advertisement by the Thailand mobile phone provider DTAC teaches an important life lesson instead of simply pitching a product.

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Posted: Jul 11, 4:21 p.m.
NASA satellite will study climate change

NASA satellite will study climate change

NASA is on a mission, but this one has more to do with Earth itself than what lies beyond.

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Posted: Jul 11, 10:09 a.m. | Updated: Jul 11, 3:00 p.m.
Doctors don't tell expecting moms about environmental hazards

Doctors don't tell expecting moms about environmental hazards

Pregnant women can expect to hear from their doctors about the risks of everything from smoking to drinking to eating the wrong kind of fish or cheese.

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Posted: Jul 3, 1:27 p.m. | Updated: Jul 5, 10:00 a.m.

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