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Support These Places: 28 Stores Thankfully CLOSED on Thanksgiving

Is nothing sacred? This Thanksgiving, a growing number of stores -- like Kmart, Walmart, Target, Gap, Macy’s, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and Kohl’s -- are planning to open even earlier for Black Friday s…

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The Top 10 Happiest Countries

Think the US is the happiest country in the world? Think again: It doesn't even make it into the top 10, according to the latest Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, which looks at financial sta…

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Meet Vladimir Putin, A New Convert to the Locavore Movement

Who needs Italian wine, English cheddar, and German sausages? Obviously not Russia. Vladimir Putin is forcing Russians to become locavores, whether they like it or not. Last Thursday, his governmen…

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Woman Who Stopped On Freeway To Rescue Ducks Faces Life In Prison

A Canadian woman parked her car on a Montreal-area highway in 2010 to help a group of ducklings; almost four years to the day later, Emma Czornobaj was last Friday found guilty of causing the deaths o…

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Whole Foods Caught Overcharging in CA

Ever feel like you've been swindled of your hard earned cash when you leave Whole Foods? Have you stumbled out, starry-eyed and startled, with bags full of crisp green kale and wallet stripped of foli…

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Why Using Your Middle Initial Will Make You Sound Smarter

Want to be seen as an intellectual? Here's an easy first step: Start using your middle initial in writing. Doing so, a study finds, boosts "positive evaluations of people's intellectual capacities and…

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Taco Bell Explains Mystery Ingredients, Almost

In response to past lawsuits and a general trend towards transparency in the fast food industry, Taco Bell is now publicly displaying the not-so-secret ingredients in their famous mystery meat. Accord…

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Study: Animals Can Fall In Love

In quite possibly the most awww-inspiring experiment ever conducted, researchers found that animals can love, just like humans. Paul Zak writes about a series of studies in which he was involved in th…

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Skeptical of Walmart’s New Organic Line?

If you've not yet heard, Walmart has announced plans to release an affordable line of organic goods in partnership with Wild Oats. It sounds like every organic-lover's dream -- affordable organic food…

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Are We Ready for Genetically Modified … Trees?

That's right, it's more than just corn and soybeans. Scientists are now considering the genetic modification of trees. What need is there to modify a tree, you ask? Well, in an effort to grow more "su…

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