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New trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hints at the importance of family

New trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hints at the importance of family

If there’s one thing to takeaway from the new teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” it’s that the force is strong in families.
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How parents can keep family screen time under control

How parents can keep family screen time under control

Technology consultant and parent blogger Janell Burley Hofmann is the first to say that parenting in the digital age isn’t easy — she has different policies for each of her five children, who range in age from first grade to high school.
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Have You Seen This? ‘Lion cut’ for dog gone wrong

Have You Seen This? ‘Lion cut’ for dog gone wrong

DOGGONNIT TOWN — If you are a living creature, you probably use specific tactics to help you stay cool in the summer or warm in the winter.
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What causes do men care about? Kids, and moustaches

What causes do men care about? Kids, and moustaches

The Golden Halo Awards are given every year to exceptional marketing campaigns for causes — kind of like the CLIO's for charities — and the winners get recognized in Advertising Age.
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Teens build village of tiny houses for Seattle homeless

Teens build village of tiny houses for Seattle homeless

Incomes in Seattle have steadily risen, making it one of the wealthiest places in the country, but at the same time, homelessness has been on the rise, too.
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Longer car loans might wreck your finances

Longer car loans might wreck your finances

If you're in the market for a new car, you might be tempted to take out a longer loan for lower payments.
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Have You Seen This? Vine impressionist captures Robin Williams

Have You Seen This? Vine impressionist captures Robin Williams

JUMANJI — Even before his death last year, Robin Williams was often copied in homage. His motormouth, nonstop style and his singular movements made him ripe for impressionist picking.
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What it's like for a poor kid at Harvard

What it's like for a poor kid at Harvard

Getting into an Ivy League college can be the chance of a lifetime. But for some low-income students, it comes with a price of loneliness and isolation.
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Do taxes help income inequality? These Legos hold the answer

Do taxes help income inequality? These Legos hold the answer

Does the federal tax system help reduce income inequality? Yes, but only to a certain extent.
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Right shopping apps can save money, consumer expert says

Right shopping apps can save money, consumer expert says

More consumers are using their smartphones during their trips to the grocery store. The right apps can save time and money, experts say.
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Two-thirds of the world considers itself religious

Two-thirds of the world considers itself religious

Two-thirds of the world’s population considers itself to be religious, according to a new poll from WIN/Gallup International.
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10 happiest jobs in America

10 happiest jobs in America

Want a successful marriage? Make sure you and your spouse are happy. Lois Collins of Deseret News National reported that when spouses, especially wives, are happier, the marriage lasts longer.
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Why car insurance costs less for married couples than it does for single people

Why car insurance costs less for married couples than it does for single people

The wedding, the honeymoon, children, pets, vacations — the list of what costs married couples a pretty penny goes on and on.
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If you don't want a costly wedding, stay away from New York state

If you don't want a costly wedding, stay away from New York state

The Knot, a marriage resource website and magazine, released its 2014 report on weddings and found that New York leads the way as the most expensive place to get hitched, according to a press release from PR Newswire.
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First season of 'Better Call Saul' explored complexities of human morality

First season of 'Better Call Saul' explored complexities of human morality

Is Jimmy McGill a good guy or a bad guy?
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The 10 most popular spots for a first date

The 10 most popular spots for a first date

Not sure where you should go on a first date? Clover, a mobile dating app, wants to help you decide.
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How parents can help kids understand social media risks

How parents can help kids understand social media risks

Social media was a new term when parenting blogger Kay Wyma first noticed the impact the Internet could have on a child.
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If money can't buy happiness, what actually does?

If money can't buy happiness, what actually does?

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the tenth commandment, "Thou shalt not covet."
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How your teen is using social media

How your teen is using social media

Teens use social media at an almost constant rate, according to the Pew Research Center’s latest report on teens and social media. And Facebook, somewhat unsurprisingly, still leads the way.
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Family arguments can worsen your children's health

Family arguments can worsen your children's health

The effects of too many family arguments can have a lasting impact on a person's health, according to a new study published in Preventive Medicine, which found that constant family conflict can lead a child toward obesity.
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Have You Seen This? Floppy disk drive music

Have You Seen This? Floppy disk drive music

FLOPPY DISK HEAVEN — Floppy disks may have been outpaced technologically, but they can still serve a music purpose, apparently.
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12 of the fastest growing seminary schools in North America

12 of the fastest growing seminary schools in North America

Seminary school attendance has been on the rise in the last five years, according to a report released this week from The Association of Theological Schools. In fact, 12 schools have seen attendance grow by more than 50 percent, with 34 schools growing by 25 percent.
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How the Internet makes it easier to lie — even to ourselves

How the Internet makes it easier to lie — even to ourselves

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the ninth commandment, "Thou shalt not bear false witness."
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Beautiful or average? Ad campaign asks women to choose beauty

Beautiful or average? Ad campaign asks women to choose beauty

Dove’s created another powerful video about beauty perception, and this time they’re asking women to literally choose to be beautiful.
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5 reasons to thank your best friend

5 reasons to thank your best friend

Over the weekend, Snapchat released an update that tells you who your best friend is on the app, Tech Crunch reported.
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Why 1 in 3 domestic violence victims won’t leave their abuser

Why 1 in 3 domestic violence victims won’t leave their abuser

One-third of domestic violence victims won’t leave their abuser because they don’t want to leave their pets behind, according to a new report from The Humane Society. Some 25 percent of domestic violence victims returned to their abuser because they were concerned for their pet’s well-being, The Humane Society reported.
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Most American children have a cell phone before they turn 7 years old

Most American children have a cell phone before they turn 7 years old

Getting a cell phone is the latest milestone for American 6-year-olds.
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This best man’s wedding song will leave you in tears

This best man’s wedding song will leave you in tears

Daniel Buccheri just redefined what it means to be a best man.
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Fit Links: Which diet is the best? Is salt really bad for you?

Fit Links: Which diet is the best? Is salt really bad for you?

Which diet is the best? Is salt really as bad for you as the government says it is? Which type of exercise will help you live longer? These questions and more are answered in this week’s round up of health studies you might have missed.
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Football legend Deion Sanders shows how Twitter parenting is done

Football legend Deion Sanders shows how Twitter parenting is done

Parents who feel daunted by social media, take note. Former professional football player Deion Sanders showed how it's done this week on Twitter.
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Have You Seen This? Ain’t no party like a subway party

Have You Seen This? Ain’t no party like a subway party

THE CLUB — Imagine you’re heading to the subway in New York City.
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Burger King to sponsor a wedding between a man named Burger and a woman named King

Burger King to sponsor a wedding between a man named Burger and a woman named King

Joel Burger and Ashley King are getting married this July.
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The Internet is bad for morality, developing countries say

The Internet is bad for morality, developing countries say

Most people in developing countries think the Internet has been a great influence on education, but not on morality, a new Pew Research Center survey has found.
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Daughter keeps heartwarming, 20-year-old note from her father on her fridge

Daughter keeps heartwarming, 20-year-old note from her father on her fridge

Something as simple as a lunchtime letter can have a long-lasting impact on family members. Such was the case with Katie Rogal, who recently posted on imgur a letter she received from her father when she was a child. Now 31 years old, she still keeps the note on her fridge.
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In heartbreaking PSA, homeless people read mean tweets to spread awareness of homelessness

In heartbreaking PSA, homeless people read mean tweets to spread awareness of homelessness

One tweet can make a difference — for better or for worse.
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4 classic cartoons to please kids, feed parents' nostalgia on Netflix

4 classic cartoons to please kids, feed parents' nostalgia on Netflix

Go-go parental nostalgia?
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How a Miss Colorado beauty queen ended up homeless

How a Miss Colorado beauty queen ended up homeless

Former beauty queen Blair Griffith grew up in an affluent family, but that changed quickly when her father died of prostate cancer when she was 15.
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Why more Americans want to kill the death penalty

Why more Americans want to kill the death penalty

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the sixth commandment, "Thou shalt not kill."
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Why digital culture hasn't killed print yet

As a child, Courtney Young lost herself in the worlds she discovered among the stacks at the San Antonio Public Library.
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If you want your children to learn, shock them

If you want your children to learn, shock them

Helping your child learn could be as easy as playing a magic trick on them.
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10 best beaches for families

10 best beaches for families

It’s spring break season, which means you and your family might be heading to the beach for some fun in the sun. And thanks to Family Vacation Critic’s 2015 10 Best Beaches for Families, you’ll know which American beaches you should travel to this spring.
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Netflix, religion and the rise of profanity in entertainment

Netflix, religion and the rise of profanity in entertainment

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the third commandment, "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain."
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Have You Seen This? You won’t score against this beagle

Have You Seen This? You won’t score against this beagle

THE PITCH — If you’re looking for a little aww and a little sports to brighten your day, we’ve got you covered.
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Governor will sign transportation bill

Governor will sign transportation bill

Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that the landmark transportation bill passed Tuesday night will give Georgia dedicated resources to maintain the state’s roads and bridges.

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Who wins when Facebook becomes a new platform?

Who wins when Facebook becomes a new platform?

Facebook announced this week that it is in negotiation with media outlets like Buzzfeed, The New York Times and National Geographic to host content within Facebook's site and app.
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Have You Seen This? You won’t score against this beagle

THE PITCH — If you’re looking for a little aww and a little sports to brighten your day, we’ve got you covered.
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You know you're willing to make sacrifices for your spouse when...

You know you're willing to make sacrifices for your spouse when...

Would you do anything for your spouse? If so, you probably have some good self-control.
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Do the poor give more than the rich?

Do the poor give more than the rich?

This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that he will give his fortune to charity, joining the ranks of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, and other uber rich benefactors. It seems like the wealthy are, admirably, giving away their fortunes left and right to good causes.
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Did the Internet kill April Fools' Day?

Did the Internet kill April Fools' Day?

It's been said the Internet has taken over many aspects of daily life, changing the way people read, shop and even interact.
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5 ways you can find happiness through family, faith and friends

Believe it or not, money actually can buy you happiness — to an extent.
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