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378 people ‘pay it forward’ at Starbucks

A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.

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Could riding the bus help you lose weight?

A new study shows taking public transportation is just as beneficial as other “active commuting” modes like walking and biking.

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Brita recalling children’s water bottles

Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

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Nearly 40K carseats recalled

Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.

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Kid-friendly Instagram rival plans aggressive push

Kuddle, a Norwegian picture-sharing app designed for children, plans an aggressive push into the U.S. market.

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Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

A 10-year analysis finds U.S. children's mental and developmental problems are on the rise.

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App puts fitness fans through short, sharp workouts

Recent studies suggest even short bouts of exercise can have positive health effects.

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16 best towns for ‘outsiders’

For those who love the great outdoors, these cities offer plenty of places to live, work, and play.

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Look ma, no hands! Test ‘driving’ a Google car

The most remarkable thing about the drive was that it was utterly unremarkable.

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Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

Hello Kitty, Japan's ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space.

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More middle-aged women having babies outside of wedlock

More single women over the age of 35 are having children, even as the overall birth rates for unmarried women in the U.S. have dropped.

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Apps aim to be your digital, personal assistant

Too many things to do and not enough time? New apps act as personal time assistants to improve productivity.

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France the top tourist destination in 2013

France kept its title as the world's top tourist destination, drawing nearly 85 million visitors.

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After 23M rides, U.S. bike share program rolls on

Experts say no fatalities have been logged in any U.S. public bike share program since the first one launched in 2007.

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Amazon stops some Disney pre-orders

Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, in what appears to be another contract dispute.

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Fitness experts cut to the core, target the center of power

Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core.

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Need to save a life? There’s an app for that

A new app could help cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a good Samaritan before medical responders arrive.

health

WHO: Ebola an international health emergency

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk.

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Staying safe online

With the news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

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Working moms have new breastfeeding rights under the ACA

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers must provide time and space for new mothers to express milk for their babies.

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Rose Receives Medals

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A man who served in World War 2 was honored and given medals...

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Gold Star at CCF

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The Clay County Fair announces their midway emtertainment...

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Unemployment Overpayment

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Iowa's workforce agency provided unemployment benefits earlier this year to people who didn't seek them...

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Lyon County 2nd Fish Kill

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The state Department of Natural Resources says it's investigating another fish kill...

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Japan Conference

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Governors from throughout the Midwest will join next month with officials from Japan...