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Whiskey, bourbon bringing cheer to the spirits market

We're drinking more wine, bourbon, and whiskey than ever before.

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If your boss is a bully, science says ‘fight back’

If you’ve ever had a boss who yelled at employees, ridiculed or intimidate them, new research suggests a little payback might be good.

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Washington state could raise smoking age to 21

Washington state could become the only state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18.

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Facebook cracks down on fake news

Facebook has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire.

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Gym time won’t cancel out all that sitting around we’re doing

It’s well known that too much sitting time is bad for our health but it turns out it might be worse than we thought.

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More than milk: Pairing booze with Girl Scout cookies

Here's our guide to pairing beer and wine with America's favorite cookies.

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In Internet age, J.C. Penney bringing back ‘Big Book’ catalog

The new, 120-page book will be sent to select customers in March, the first time it has sent out a catalog since 2010.

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Dealing with the flu in the modern world

Here are tips for keeping our lives as healthy and safe as possible.

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American women are having a lot of twins

Twins are being born at a higher rate than ever before, a trend health officials believe is due to increasing use of fertility treatments.

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CDC: 75% of flu shots are ineffective

More than three-quarters of Americans who got this season's flu shot could get the virus anyway.

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Americans have an appetite for labeling genetically-modified food

A new poll shows 66 percent of Americans favor requiring food manufacturers to put labels on GMO products.

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Grillers’ dreams steeped in smoke at ‘Camp Brisket’

Texas A&M University's Meat Science and Technology Center takes cooking school to a whole new level.

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Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

Facebook users will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them.

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Coming soon to a workplace near you: Wellness or else

Companies are increasingly penalizing workers who decline to join "wellness" programs.

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Candy fans fuming over Cadbury Creme Egg tweaks

Changes to the recipe for the gooey Easter treats has sparked an angry response.

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High-tech trackers to play big role in fitness

Technology can monitor your waking - and sleeping - hours, fitness experts say.

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The library can lend you the Internet

The New York Public Library is launching the nation's largest Internet lending program.

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Take the perfect pic with a ‘selfie stick’

They're the modern-day equivalent of the fanny pack: a telltale sign that you're just passing through.

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Hey, guys, those selfies are making you narcissistic

A study shows men who post lots of selfies are more likely to think they are better than others.

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Send your Valentines to Loveland

Now that we've rounded the new year's corner, Valentine's Day will soon be here.

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F Grade On Cutting Tobacco Use

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A new report card on Iowa's efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state one A and three Fs.

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Iowa School Aid Levels Debated

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Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa's public school districts.

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Changes Sought In Drivers License Law

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A Nebraska state senator hopes there's a change at the top, but if not, he plans to push ahead for a change in state policy that would allow youth brought to Nebraska illegally when young to obtain driver's licenses.

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Children’s Groups Merge

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Here 4 Youth is an organization in Sioux Falls that offers after school services to children with special needs and their siblings.

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Record Numbers For South Dakota State Parks

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South Dakota’s state parks saw a record number of campers last year.