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I caught a plane by accident: Inventive sick day excuses

The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But according to a survey for the online career site Careerbuilder.com, while honesty may be lacking, inventiveness is not.

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Halloween costumes to avoid this year

Freeze! Step away from the stack of face masks and hazmat suits.

Gisele Bundchen

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Gisele Bundchen slammed again on parenting

When did it become a crime to admit that you -- as a parent -- put yourself first?

Sure, supermodel Gisele Bundchen's haters are ready to pounce no matter what the gorgeous, successful, wealthy wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has to...

Howl'oween Bash to benefit animals in Franklin County

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Howl'oween Bash to benefit animals in Franklin County

You’ll want to spend your Friday night in Vinton if you’re looking for a fun event that will benefit a good cause. The Franklin County Humane Society Planned Pethood & Adoption Center is hosting a Howl’oween Bash.

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Facebook wants to bring back the chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.

Facebook want...

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Creepy cookies

Here's a great activity for your Halloween party!

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Rocky Mount woman's quest for entrepreneurship after 50

A Rocky Mount woman is proving age isn't anything but a number, when it come opening a business.

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$134,700 trip of a lifetime for fashionistas

Trendy power couples can now get their fashion fix with a 30-day tour of the 12 most in-vogue global cities. But deep pockets better be in style: The trip costs $134,700.

50 states, 50 jobs, one honeymoon

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50 states, 50 jobs, one honeymoon

Newlyweds from Texas were looking for a "grand adventure" when they set out on June 1 for a seven-month, 50-state road trip -- and an extended honeymoon.

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Deep-fried candy corn, anyone?

Halloween's most iconic candy is getting a deep-fried makeover.

FAMILY

FOOD

Gisele Bundchen slammed again on parenting

Gisele Bundchen

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When did it become a crime to admit that you -- as a parent -- put yourself first?

Sure, supermodel Gisele Bundchen's haters are ready to pounce no matter what the gorgeous, successful, wealthy wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has to...

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Creepy cookies

Candy Corn, Halloween candy

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Here's a great activity for your Halloween party!

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

1 property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

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File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums soar by hundreds of dollars in some states.

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China spends $1.5 billion pampering pets

FDA proposes pet food rules

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It's the latest growth industry in China: pet lovers are spending billions pimping their pooches.

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Refinancing your mortgage? Opportunity knocks

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Homeowners seeking to save some money on mortgage payments can celebrate: The average rate for 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages, one of the most popular refinance products, has dipped to its lowest level since June 2013.

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The best time to book your holiday flight is...

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If you're planning on flying over the holidays, now's the time book your tickets.

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EDUCATION

MONEY

UNC report finds 18 years of rampant fraud

Poorly written paper earns UNC Chapel Hill student A-minus

ESPN.com

For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.

"These...

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Can Facebook live up to the hype?

Mark Zuckerberg

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Speaking solely in Mandarin in front of a Chinese audience was probably really hard for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

But satisfying Wall Street's extremely high expectations for his company when Facebook reports its third quarter results on Tuesday ...

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HEALTH

  • Ebola: Woman isolated in N.J. tests negative

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    Centers for Disease Control

    A preliminary test shows that a health care worker who traveled to West Africa does not have Ebola, New Jersey officials said Saturday. But the unidentified woman will remain in quarantine at a hospital in Newark for at least 21 days under a controve...

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Technology

  • Teigen tells Twitter 'ta-ta for now'

    Chrissy Teigen

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    Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen is usually one of Twitter's more resilient members. But after getting lost in a "sea of hate and anger" on the platform, Teigen has tapped out.

    The 28-year-old turned into a Twitter all-star after she joined in...

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