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Making a ‘smart’ swing set

One company is trying to combine high-tech equipment with old-school playground gear.

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More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it

Operators of small meat plants say even their children don't want to take on the hard, messy work.

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The elephants are out of the circus

The Ringling Bros. Circus says it will eliminate elephant acts by 2018 amid public concerns.

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McDonald’s to use chicken without certain antibiotics

The announcement comes as the fast-food giant struggles to shake its junk food image.

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Google wants you to zip line through the Amazon

Wanna go on a zip line without all the harnesses and fear? Just hook your browser through to Google.

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Bill Gates is still the world’s richest man

The co-founder tops the list with a whopping $79 billion in net worth.

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NY couple married 82 years celebrates joint birthday

Duranord Veillard turned 108 on Saturday and his wife, Jeanne will be 105 in May.

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Labs are America’s top dog

Labrador retrievers reigned as the nation's top dog for the 24th year.

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Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push

What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?

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Diverse emojis coming to a phone near you

The use of emojis has become universal — but their look hasn't.

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Mazda car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 5, 2014.

Lexus, Mazda get highest marks in ‘Consumer Reports’ study

Japanese brands took four of the top five places in the annual "report card."

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How to properly quit a job

According to a fall 2014 report from the U.S. Department of Labor, more American workers are on the move than ever before.

Breakfast cereal is shown for sale at a Ralphs grocery store in Del Mar, California, March 6, 2013.

The world’s diet is getting worse

We're eating more processed foods high in sugar, fat, and starch than ever before.

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Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking’s effects

America's biggest tobacco companies say they're willing to pass along factual public health information about cigarettes.

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Food companies aim to reinvent diet foods to stay relevant

These days consumers care more about ingredients that are simple to understand than they do about counting calories.

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Egg-cellent news: Eggs no longer considered a health risk

For decades, health officials warned against consumption of high-cholesterol foods, such as red meat and eggs.

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Cancer survival rates improving

Advances in treatments and better cancer screenings and diagnoses are likely responsible.

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Fight against obesity called ‘unacceptably slow’

In less than a generation, rates of child obesity have risen dramatically worldwide, yet few countries have taken steps to protect children.

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How to trim your Internet bill

You can cut your land line and sever your cable, but if you want to stream the new season of "House of Cards," you need to hang on to your ISP.

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Wanna lose weight? Focus on fiber, research says

People who ate 30 grams of fiber per day lost almost as much weight as those who followed a more complicated diet.

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‘Blurred Lines’ case in the hands of a jury

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A lawyer for Marvin Gaye's family told jurors that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lied about how they created the 2013 hit.

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Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart sign on for Bieber’s roast

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The rapper and the lifestyle guru are the latest celebs signed up to make fun of the "Baby" hitmaker.

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Kid celebrates World Book Day by going to school dressed as Christian Grey

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The 11-year-old was sent home from school after he came in a costume modeled after the S&M-loving star of "Fifty Shades of Grey."