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REI to workers: Shun Black Friday, enjoy nature

For 13 straight years, energetic REI store manager Nikki Mashapure spent her Black Friday in the retail trenches, trying to keep from being overrun by invading…

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Thanksgiving food to keep away from pets

Pet owners should be wary of giving some Thanksgiving staples to their dogs and cats.

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How long can you eat those leftovers?

Deep in the recesses of most people's refrigerators lives a half-eaten bottle of salsa, some takeout Chinese food and last week's chicken dinner.

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Scientists create malaria-blocking mosquito

Scientists in the U.S. say they've created a new strain of mosquito that could eventually help eradicate malaria.


How to break even on Thanksgiving calories

With the right planning and a serving of willpower, you can have a healthy (or healthier) Thanksgiving.


'Social dining network' meets US Thanksgiving

Who would open their dining room to virtually everyone else -- to a wide world of strangers -- on Thanksgiving Day? Answer: A growing number of hosts and…

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In the unlikeliest of places, Syrians thrive

The small white building is inconspicuous except for its shuttered windows adorned with painted mint-green domes. A silver crescent catches the sun above the…

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STD rates rise, especially among men

The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good.

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Facebook can now hide your exes

You just broke up with your girlfriend of a year. You've spent the last three days sulking on your sofa, too devastated to shower or eat anything but string…


NIH promises to retire all research chimps

The National Institutes of Health says it plans to retire all government research chimpanzees to sanctuaries, reversing its stance of many years. The NIH had…

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