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Meet the stars of New York's cat cafe updated 1 days ago

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

The do-gooder holiday gift guide updated 1 days ago

Here are 10 of our favorite ways to make the world a better place during this holiday season.

Brutally Honest: Is it OK to be naked in front of your kids? updated 1 days ago

Parents say there is no 'one size fits all' approach to the questions of whether -- and when -- it's OK to be nude in front of their children.

5 ways to be extraordinary updated 1 days ago

Meet five people who did extraordinary things in 2014, from a brave helicopter pilot to NBA MVP Kevin Durant.

Would you take a #FirstDateSelfie? updated 2 days ago

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

Judy Blume's new book based on terrifying events updated 2 days ago

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

3 ways to emotionally survive visits with family during holidays updated 2 days ago

Even if your family usually drives you batty, there are ways endure those holiday visits.

Babies born on 12/13/14 celebrate numerically special birthdays updated 3 days ago

10:11 on 12/13/14 - that's the time and date of birth for at least four babies in the U.S.

The hottest gift you aren't getting: selfie sticks updated 3 days ago

Seriously, how are selfie sticks not already huge in the United States?

Why you should reconsider that crane in your marriage proposal updated 4 days ago

More than 30 people are out of their homes tonight after a planned marriage proposal fell through.

Santa bar crawl wants off 'naughty' list updated 5 days ago

SantaCon organizers hired an attorney to help them obtain street permits and revitalize their image.

Fast food with a side of Renaissance flair updated 6 days ago

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

Harvard professor sorry for fighting restaurant over $4 updated 7 days ago

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

Researchers develop 'bionic bra' updated 7 days ago

Victoria's Secret is so last year. Soon, women may enjoy high-tech breast support from a "bionic bra."

High school students walk out over 'Redskins' name change updated 7 days ago

A high school is now caught up in the controversy over the "Redskins" name in sports.

Why do we make students sit still in class? updated 8 days ago

Some teachers and schools are finding ways to build more freedom to move into formerly still, quiet classrooms.

Rebuilding a girl's dream home after tragedy updated 8 days ago

A Georgia teen planned to build a tiny house for a school project, but the lessons changed after her father's death.

My kids are taking a school sabbatical updated 8 days ago

A couple years ago, my husband and I realized that our family had moved out of the baby stage. The labor-intensive work of the early parenting years was behind us. Suddenly we were hurtling toward middle school and our home life was revving up.

My high school no longer holds dances updated 8 days ago

Some schools are canceling homecoming dances and proms due to lack of student interest.

You're never too young to be CEO updated 8 days ago

Kid entrepreneurs around the United States are launching small businesses and getting an early education in money management, success and failure.

A school's experiment: Cutting out the classroom updated 8 days ago

Some schools are cutting field trips, but one Atlanta school recently moved its 750 students to the High Museum of Art for a day of "school without walls."

2014's big-name college commencement speakers updated 8 days ago

Barack Obama, Sean Combs, Bill Nye, Shonda Rhimes and Condoleezza Rice are among high profile speakers at college commencement ceremonies in 2014.

28 Internet acronyms every parent should know updated 8 days ago

Acronyms on social media and texting apps can sometimes be shorthand for dangerous teen behaviors, such as sexual activity and use of drugs and alcohol.

Santa, don't pigeonhole my kid updated 9 days ago

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

Too much to do? 11 productivity hacks that can help updated 9 days ago

Increase your productivity and effectiveness at work with these tricks from successful entrepreneurs.

Just what do you mean, 'dress festively'? updated 10 days ago

What should you wear to a holiday party? Here's some advice to help you "dress festively," just like the invitation suggests.

Holiday gifts for the busy parents and kids in your life updated 10 days ago

Parents around the country offer holiday gift suggestions for mothers and fathers who are always on the move and kids who seem to have everything.

11 extraordinary people of 2014 updated 12 days ago

From brave cops to inspiring athletes, here are 11 ordinary people who did extraordinary things in 2014.

Sick girl gets 'lifetime' of Christmas cards updated 12 days ago

Addie Fausett, a young girl with an undiagnosed illness, is excited to receive Christmas cards from thousands of strangers.

You'll be seeing this color everywhere in 2015 updated 13 days ago

Wine-red marsala is Pantone's 2015 color of the year.

Game day in the South? No T-shirts, please updated 13 days ago

If you're heading to a college football game in the South, jeans and a team T-shirt simply will not do.

The parents who canceled Christmas updated 13 days ago

The parents who canceled Christmas have given their three boys priceless gifts that will last their entire lives.

Life lessons from 'Gay At Home Dad' updated 13 days ago

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.

Video fits '100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute' updated 14 days ago

And you thought your beauty routine was a lot. Try pulling off 100 years of styles in one minute.

Mall Santa turns away autistic girl and her pit bull service dog updated 15 days ago

One mall Santa might be getting some coal in his stocking this year. He and a helper elf turned away a 7-year-old girl and her pit bull.

Pillsbury Bake-Off awards $1 million prize updated 15 days ago

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.

Brutally Honest: When is it OK to leave your teen home alone overnight? updated 15 days ago

Parents say it's no easy task trying to decide when and whether it's OK to leave their teens home alone overnight. They know plenty of things can go wrong.

Goodreads selects best books of 2014 updated 15 days ago

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

Girl battling leukemia gets winter wonderland in her backyard updated 16 days ago

Cleveland rallies to give leukemia patient Gianna Andolina, 3, a winter wonderland in her backyard.

5 children, 5 caskets made just for them updated 16 days ago

Trey Ganem made five custom caskets for five children who died in a mobile home fire in Edna, Texas.

Anjelica Huston opens up about Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal and Hollywood updated 16 days ago

In a new memoir "Watch Me," Anjelica Huston gets personal about past relationships with Jack Nicholson and Ryan O'Neal and her award-winning acting career.

The hug shared around the world updated 17 days ago

It's the picture we needed to see after a week like this: A white officer and a black boy hug at a Ferguson-related rally in Portland, Oregon.

How B.J. Novak of 'The Office' wrote a hit kids book updated 17 days ago

B.J. Novak's kids' book tops the New York Times list of bestselling children's picture books. But it has no pictures.

Why we party: Losing our house gave us a better life updated 20 days ago

First Person: Lorie Mundorf of Franklin, Indiana, describes the house fire that changed her family's life -- for the better.

Five tips for Thanksgiving leftovers updated 20 days ago

Food Network host Melissa d'Arabian offers tips for using Thanksgiving leftovers.

On Thanksgiving, 5 moments we're thankful for updated 20 days ago

What are you thankful for this year? Here are 5 moments from 2014 that inspire and give hope.

Thanksgiving trivia: There's a reason turkey (the bird) and Turkey (the country) share a name updated 21 days ago

When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here's one way to dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia.

Former model B. Smith found after hours-long search updated 21 days ago

After an hours-long search on Wednesday, former model and celebrated restaurateur B. Smith has been found.

Harvest ales are out now, so 'hop' to it updated 22 days ago

Fall means fresh hop beers are available, usually for a limited time. Here are some of the best out there.

'Brutally Honest' series: What if you don't like your kids' friends? updated 22 days ago

If it hasn't happened already, it likely will at some point: the moment you don't like one of your child's friends. What do you do?

Pennsylvania city's 'sad' Christmas tree will stay put updated 22 days ago

The 50-foot Christmas tree decorating downtown Reading, Pennsylvania, is supposed to spread good holiday cheer, but instead it's making some residents sad.

Thanksgiving by the numbers updated 22 days ago

Thanksgiving by the numbers: Everything you ever wanted to know about the November holiday.

Possible reprieve for Louisiana family's beloved pit bull updated 22 days ago

A Louisiana family may have won a reprieve in its fight to protect its beloved pit bull from a local "vicious dogs" ordinance.

10 signs you might be addicted to your smartphone updated 23 days ago

Smart phone addiction is real, says Dr. David Greenfield of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction. Here are 10 signs you've got a problem.

Oklahoma teens walk out of school to protest bullying updated 23 days ago

Hundreds of Oklahoma high school students walked out of class Monday after allegations of bullying of rape victims hit close to home.

11 things you'll fight over this Thanksgiving updated 23 days ago

As we all know, Thanksgiving isn't always the harmonious holiday it's sometimes made out to be.

Easy roast turkey breast updated 24 days ago

Roasting a turkey breast is a great way to make sure there is still turkey on the table without an excess of work.

8 holiday time-savers updated 24 days ago

Simplify the season with these baking secrets, shopping tips, cleaning tricks, and more.

Ex-NFLer: First impressions matter updated 24 days ago

Former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones shares one piece of advice that will help you #BeAChamp.

20 years of Tofurky: Why eat fake meat? updated 24 days ago

Tofurky, which turns 20 this year, is a far gobble from a real bird. But vegetarians say fake meat roasts offer the "taste and texture" of Thanksgiving.

Family fights to save pit bull from being 'impounded' updated 24 days ago

A Louisiana family is fighting to protect its beloved pit bull from a "vicious dogs" ordinance.

'Landfill Dogs' face sad reality updated 24 days ago

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

Adoption: One story, three lives updated 26 days ago

For National Adoption Awareness Month, CNN's Michaela Pereira shares her story of growing up in a family of five adopted kids and seeking her birth mother.

'Lemony Snicket' author sorry for 'racist' joke at National Book Awards updated 26 days ago

Jacqueline Woodson's big win at the National Book Awards on Wednesday was briefly eclipsed by a racially charged joke.

How to cook a Thanksgiving turkey updated 27 days ago

Don't make guesses on how to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey -- we'll show you exactly how to cook it.

Your Thanksgiving do-ahead list updated 27 days ago

Get these Thanksgiving food preparations done ahead of time to de-stress the big day.

Here's to a cheesy Thanksgiving updated 27 days ago

Here are five tips to make amazing holiday macaroni and cheese -- including recipes.

Don't fear the vegan at your Thanksgiving table updated 27 days ago

Vegan cookbook author, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, shares her tips for delicious vegan Thanksgiving recipes.

Teen 'like' and 'FOMO' anxiety updated 27 days ago

Teens are suffering from social media anxiety, often caused by the quest for more and more likes and the fear of missing out or FOMO.

5 ways community colleges are fixing higher education updated 28 days ago

Why consider community college? They're facing problems that weigh down all of higher education -- and succeeding.

We can land on a comet, but we can't ... updated 29 days ago

A Twitter hashtag milked humor from a spacecraft's landing on the surface of a comet.

Protect your skin from winter weather updated 29 days ago

When winter hits, we all have to make concessions to care of our skin -- even dudes. Try these moisturizing strategies.

Transgender activist Leslie Feinberg's immeasurable impact updated 29 days ago

Transgender activist Leslie Feinberg, a pioneering LGBT advocate, has died at 65. Here's what Feinberg did for her community.

Back off #shirtstorm scientist, supporters say updated 29 days ago

Supporters are coming to the defense of #shirtstorm space scientist Matt Taylor.

OKCupid expands options for gender and sexual orientation updated 29 days ago

Do you identify as agender, asexual or intersex? If so, OKCupid has you covered with expanded options in categories of gender and sexual orientation.

The Oxford 2014 word of the year is... updated 30 days ago

"Vape" is the Oxford Dictionaries' 2014 word of the year.

Dog hitches a ride to hospital with his human updated 30 days ago

Good boy Buddy! Buddy the dog went for quite the ride recently after his owner wasn't feeling well.

Separated at birth, reunited on Facebook updated 30 days ago

In "Separated @ Birth," identical twins Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman reveal how they found each other thanks to You Tube and Facebook.

Chances are, your teen has sexted updated 30 days ago

Studies by Drexel University and the University of Texas Medical Branch suggest that sexting by teens is more common than parents might realize.

Same suit every day? No problem for man, but a woman ... updated 30 days ago

Australian morning show anchor Karl Stefanovic wore the same suit every day for a year, minus a dry cleaning here and there. Stunt has caused stink on Web.

The puberty ad you'll want to show all girls and boys updated 30 days ago

A new ad by Always on why girls lose confidence after puberty goes viral and sparks a conversation on how to boost self-esteem during the teen years.

Despite ban, 'Rich Kids of Tehran' party on updated 30 days ago

"Rich Kids of Tehran," a popular Instagram account showing wealthy young Iranians. refuses to die.

5 types of people you should unfriend updated 30 days ago

Here are 5 types of social media "friends" you may want to lose for National Unfriend Day.

Confessions of a Catholic priest updated 31 days ago

Jesuit priest James Martin reveals why men like him seek out the Catholic priesthood, as well as the ups and downs of his profession.

50 states, 50 jobs, one honeymoon updated 32 days ago

Heath and Alyssa Padgett are spending their honeymoon on a seven-month road trip to each of the 50 states.

Brutally Honest: Mean girls are getting younger updated 33 days ago

We are seeing mean girl behavior at younger ages, even in elementary school. Experts say one cause may be the portrayal of girls in mainstream media.

Philae researcher criticized for shirt covered in scantily clad women updated 34 days ago

Scientist Matt Taylor wore a shirt featuring women in lingerie during the European Space Agency's live stream of the Philae landing.

I still live with my parents and love it updated 34 days ago

Jillian Knowles has a Master's degree and a great job, but she's part of the "boomerang generation" to move back in with her parents.

World's tallest man meets world's shortest man updated 34 days ago

For the first time ever, the tallest recorded man in the world met the shortest man at a Guinness World Records event in London.

Father plays guitar for dying infant son updated 34 days ago

Father plays guitar, sings "Blackbird" for dying infant son just days after losing his wife.

One fish, two fish, red fish, saltfish updated 34 days ago

Make this recipe for Jamaican spicy garlic pepper shrimp if you're longing for a taste of island life.

Why do so many female veterans struggle to find work? updated 35 days ago

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

Paraplegic groom's first-dance surprise updated 35 days ago

Joey Johnson, a paraplegic, surprised his wife on their wedding day with a contraption that let him stand for their first dance.

Name that holiday? This Maryland school district won't updated 35 days ago

A school district in Maryland has decided to remove all references to religious holidays from its school calendar, leaving some in the community frustrated.

Meet the woman with 50 mustaches updated 35 days ago

It's Movember, that time of year when men everywhere grow ridiculous looking mustaches to raise awareness about men's health.

Girl empowerment ads like GoldieBlox: Do they work? updated 36 days ago

A new ad by GoldieBlox is the latest in a series of ads by companies focused on busting gender stereotypes. But do the ads truly empower girls?

Church: Mormon founder Joseph Smith wed 40 wives updated 36 days ago

The founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, wed as many as 40 wives, including one as young as 14 years old, the church acknowledged.

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