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Breast-feeding

iStockPhoto / tarinoel

Why are so squeamish about breast-feeding?

Every time I hear about another case of a woman breast-feeding her baby in a restaurant, department store or on a plane who is asked to cover up, head to the bathroom or leave altogether, I wonder why in 2014 we remain so incredibly uncomfortable with breastfeeding in public.

Planes get a second life

From Southwest Airlines

Airlines saving lives with trashed leather

Aviation isn't known as the most eco-friendly industry. Carbon emissions aside, running an airline produces an incredible amount of waste. Southwest Airlines, for one, has decided to do something about it.

Feeding America Southwest Virginia Mobile Unit

Feeding America hits the road with fresh fruits and vegetables

Feeding America Southwest Virginia is hitting the road, with a new effort to distribute more fresh fruits and vegetables.

BattleShop

From BattleShop

Fantasy football's chic alternative

Prefer heels to cleats? A new startup offers the competition of fantasy football -- brackets, voting, prizes -- for those whose sport of choice is, well, shopping.

Hello Kitty

CNN

Cat-astrophic revelation purr-turbs Hello Kitty fans

Six simple words have sent Hello Kitty lovers into a spin. "Hello Kitty is not a cat."

Early Years Zombie 5K archery and more in Roanoke County

A busy fall schedule should include family fun

Kids are back in school, and it's easy to get caught up in all the "Have to's" of the busy fall season.
It's also important for families to set aside some down time for FUN and recreation

Solar system NASA graphic

NASA

Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

Ever feel like you live in a bubble?

You do. We all do.

Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence.

And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long (about 1,764,000,000,00...

Running of the bulls

Vincent West/Reuters

Gored expert to run with bulls again

Just weeks after a Chicago writer known as a veteran, expert bull runner was badly gored in Pamplona, he's back at other smaller bull runnings in Spain, but walking with a cane.

"I really didn't think he was gonna gore me until it happened. I really t...

Lemonade_with_straws

Wikimedia Commons/newleaf01

Squeeze on lemonade stand brings out support

In business, it's all about location, location, location. Even 12-year-old T.J. Guerrero knows that.

Talking statue

CNN

England's historic statues can now 'speak'

They have stood quietly among us for centuries, often unnoticed. But now, some of England's historic statues have been given a voice.

FAMILY

FOOD

Why are so squeamish about breast-feeding?

Breast-feeding

iStockPhoto / tarinoel

Every time I hear about another case of a woman breast-feeding her baby in a restaurant, department store or on a plane who is asked to cover up, head to the bathroom or leave altogether, I wonder why in 2014 we remain so incredibly uncomfortable with breastfeeding in public.

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A day at the beach

Cocktail on the beach

picdee/SXC

Whether you're on the sand or the porch, this cocktail rocks.

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

The spectacular houses built from scrap

Dumpster house

From Gregory Kloehn

For the aspirational, willing to bend their backs and broaden their minds, the materials for a dream house are all around us; in tin cans, tires and scrap metal, ready for construction projects anywhere from city centers to tropical islands at minimal expense.

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Pit bull saves Ore. boy from bees

Pit bull saves boy from bees

KPTV

An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero for saving their son from a swarm of bees.

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Home prices rising, but slowly

For sale sign 2

Jay Schexnyder/CNN

Home prices are still rising, but the pace of increases is definitely slowing.

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Airline seat reclining sparks another fight

Airplane seats, airline, flight

iStock / mikdam

Inching into another passenger's knee space has some fliers itching for a fight. In the second serious airline legroom argument reported this week, a reportedly irate passenger caused a flight from Miami to Paris to divert to Boston on Wednesday.

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EDUCATION

MONEY

Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

Students in classroom

CNN Image

If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

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The Coolest Kickstarter ever raises over $13 million

Coolest Kickstarter

CoolestKickster.com

The Coolest Cooler (yes, a cooler) raised $13.3 million in its 52-day run. The previous record holder, the Pebble smartwatch raised $10.2 million in 2012.

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HEALTH

  • Senegal confirms first Ebola case

    Ebola

    Centers for Disease Control

    The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its border with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread, the Senegalese Press Agency reported Friday.

    Senegal is the fifth country in the reg...

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Technology

  • Can levitating appliances be far off?

    Magnetic levitation lamp

    From Crealev

    Ger Jansen is puzzling about how to fit a windshield. His problem is not installing it in a car, but hanging the glass in thin air and keeping it hovering for a prolonged display.

    This is a fairly typical challenge for the Dutch engineer, who along w...

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