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Once considered rude, some cell phone etiquette is the new norm

Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? A U.S. survey suggests you are not alone, even if you are annoyed when other people do exactly the same thing.

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Love or loathe them, emails are here to stay

If seeing an inbox full of hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace.

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Deals pop up as airlines compete

It might be getting a little cheaper to fly the friendly skies.

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Many drivers ignoring new tech features in cars

Carmakers are adding everything from remote car unlocking to self-parking systems in their newest models as they try to make vehicles more connected to the Internet and more automated.

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Tie the knot, cut the cord

A Houston couple arranged for a quickie hospital wedding once they found out the bride-to-be was also going to be an early mom-to-be.

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Ashley Madison hack sends shivers through hook-up, porn sites

The prospect of attacks by non-financially driven hackers pursuing publicity, blackmail or moral judgments sends shivers through the online dating and sex industry.

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Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 U.S. cases is a repeat

The trend is partly a success story: More people are surviving cancer and living long enough to get it again.

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July was the hottest month – ever

July was the warmest month ever on record worldwide, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said, just over three months to go before world leaders seek to reach a climate agreement in Paris.

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Netflix is raising the bar for millennial parents

This generation of young Americans, who are now as old as 34, demanded that work-life balance be more than aspirational. Now they are getting their way once again as they move into parenthood.

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Ashley Madison founder emails leaked in new data dump

The hack exposed information on millions of customers of Ashley Madison - whose tagline is 'Life is short. Have an affair.' - including for government and military officials, and celebrities.

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Foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew anything in their food that’s not natural. But replicating the vivid colors Americans expect with ingredients like beets and carrots isn’t always easy.

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Ashley Madison hackers dump data online from cheating website

After threatening to release salacious details on as many as 37 million customers of the website, which uses the slogan "Life is short. Have an affair," hackers claimed to publish a huge cache of email addresses and credit card data stolen in July.

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FDA approves ‘female viagra’

A controversial drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from the FDA, but with a warning that about potentially dangerous side effects.

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New and improved Pumpkin Spice Latte coming to Starbucks

It's almost fall and you know what that means ... it's PSL time!

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Google to map solar energy, one rooftop at a time

Project Sunroof uses Google Maps to figure out how much sun falls on a roof, taking into account angles, the weather, and obstructions like chimneys, and uses those measurements to figure out how many panels you’d need and how much you could save on your electric bill.

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Five money tips for pessimistic millennials

From planning to real estate, here are five tips for millennials who are concerned about their financial future.

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BACK TO SCHOOL: School supply savings

Going back to school doesn't have to break the bank.

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Tattooing may be ancient, but safety questions remain

Tattoo health and safety regulations tend to focus on short-term risks like infections, but little is actually known about the long-term risks of living with ink under your skin.

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BACK TO SCHOOL: First-day fears and starting a morning routine

Help calm your child's fears about the new school year and get tips for starting - and sticking with - a morning routine.

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Two Dead in Northeast Nebraska Crash

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Two people were killed in a head on accident in Cedar County Nebraska.

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Petition Effort To Restore Death Penalty Completed

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A referendum petition drive far exceeded the number of signatures needed to keep the repeal of the death penalty from taking effect...and to force a vote on the issue.

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Authorities Seek To Control Mussels

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Now that growing numbers of zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lewis & Clark Lake, the focus changes to slowing the spread of the invasive animal.

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South Dakota Students Above Average

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A.C.T. scores from last spring’s testing have been released by the South Dakota Department of Education, and the states students continue to score above the national average.

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School Districts Seek Additonal Funding

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A record number of Minnesota school districts -- 66 at last count -- are asking voters to increase property taxes this year so they can construct new buildings.