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The high price of turning your dog into a foodie

The gourmet pet food on the shelves these days is hardly the tasteless kibble of yore.

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Your heart might be ‘older’ than you are

Three out of four U.S. adults have a predicted "heart age" that is older than they are, putting them at increased risk for heart attacks and strokes.

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‘Consumer Reports’ calls out the ‘worst’ cars of 2015

With descriptions like "klutzy" and "cheap," these vehicles should go back to the drawing board.

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The ‘tummy tuck’ that saved a hand

An 87-year-old Texas man had an unusual surgery to save a hand that was badly burned in an accident: Doctors sewed his hand to his belly and left it under a pocket of tissue for three weeks to give it time to heal and form a new blood supply.

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McDonald’s all-day breakfast is coming next month

Breakfastarians rejoice as the Golden Arches announces you'll soon be able to buy an egg McMuffin at dinner time.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate this September

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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Smoking rate continues to fall

The smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year, down from about 18 percent in 2013.

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

College really is ‘higher’ education

The number of U.S. college students smoking marijuana every day or nearly every day is greater than it has been in 35 years, according to a study released on Tuesday.

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Meet the NYC garbage guru

New York City's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence.

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Once considered rude, some cell phone etiquette is the new norm

Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? A U.S. survey suggests you are not alone, even if you are annoyed when other people do exactly the same thing.

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Love or loathe them, emails are here to stay

If seeing an inbox full of hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace.

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Deals pop up as airlines compete

It might be getting a little cheaper to fly the friendly skies.

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Many drivers ignoring new tech features in cars

Carmakers are adding everything from remote car unlocking to self-parking systems in their newest models as they try to make vehicles more connected to the Internet and more automated.

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Tie the knot, cut the cord

A Houston couple arranged for a quickie hospital wedding once they found out the bride-to-be was also going to be an early mom-to-be.

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Ashley Madison hack sends shivers through hook-up, porn sites

The prospect of attacks by non-financially driven hackers pursuing publicity, blackmail or moral judgments sends shivers through the online dating and sex industry.

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Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 U.S. cases is a repeat

The trend is partly a success story: More people are surviving cancer and living long enough to get it again.

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July was the hottest month – ever

July was the warmest month ever on record worldwide, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said, just over three months to go before world leaders seek to reach a climate agreement in Paris.

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Netflix is raising the bar for millennial parents

This generation of young Americans, who are now as old as 34, demanded that work-life balance be more than aspirational. Now they are getting their way once again as they move into parenthood.

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Clay County Field Fire

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Fire crews out of Fostoria and Spencer were called to a field fire early Thursday evening...

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2nd Okoboji Middle School PPEL Levy Vote This Tuesday

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In April 782 voted against the 10-year PPEL levy increase of $1.34 per $1,000 of taxable valuation for a 10 year term and 703 voted in favor...

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IRRMA HOF Spectacular Weekend Preview

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Tickets remain available for Sunday's Induction...

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Arnolds Park Time Capsule To Be Buried This Weekend

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park is set to bury a time capsule in honor of their 125th anniversary this weekend...

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Emmetsburg House Fire

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The fire was contained to the 6 by 10 foot work area with smoke damage throughout the home...