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US Population Growth Finally Slowing Down, But By How Much?

If you think you’re seeing fewer babies now, it’s not your imagination — the US Census Bureau says the US population is growing at its slowest rate in more than 70 years, possibly caused by fewer births and less immigration as a result of the recession.

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Love Salt? You Probably Did As a Kid, Too — Health Check

If salty foods are your weakness, blame your childhood. Research has found that babies given such foods can develop a preference for them that carries over into adulthood.

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Tearjerker Alert! Young Boy Disobeys Dad to Attend Funeral for Fallen Firefighter [VIDEO]

Eleven-year-old Jared Flanders willfully disobeyed his father and left his Massachusetts home one day last week without an accompanying adult. But Jared had a good reason to defy his dad, since his objective was to attend a funeral for a firefighter killed during the line of duty.

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Most Americans Think They Are Darned Good Looking — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey in which respondents were asked to rate their own looks on a scale of one to ten, Americans are a very self-confident bunch.

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Are Store Owners to Blame for the Crowds of Shoppers?

When you think of holiday shopping, the least enjoyable is getting bumped by crowds of people, right? Brett A.S. Martin, a professor at Queensland University of Technology Business School in Australia, definitely knows this, since he believes congestion is actually caused by store owners filling their aisles to the brim with as many products as possible.

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Honoring Bob Hope: Today’s KWKH Legend[Audio Gallery]

The legendary comedian, actor Bob Hope, was actually a British-born American, who began in vaudeville, made it to Broadway, and then began performing on radio, television and in movies.

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Worst Malfunction Ever Cheats Man Out of $57 Million Jackpot

Most slot machines these days are run on computer chips, which means that just like your trusty laptop, they’re bound to fail on occasion.

That’s what happened to Behar Merlaku, who thought he’d won a $57 million jackpot, only to learn a software error voided his big score.

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Research Proves Size Does Matter When It Comes to Gifts

Spent all your money on one really great gift, but think you should also get a small gift so your loved one has something else to open? Think again. New research shows that a small gift could decrease the value of the more generous one in the eyes of the recipient.

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Troops Returning From Iraq War Have Americans Split — Survey of the Day

Earlier this week, the Pentagon declared the end of the Iraq War, an almost nine-year conflict which claimed 4,487 American lives and removed Saddam Hussein from power. Now, Americans are are conflicted over whether the entire endeavor was worth it.

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Sorry Drivers, Hands-Free Devices Aren’t Safer Options to Cell Phones

In response to the National Transportation Safety Board-proposed ban on cellphones while driving, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers tried to defend hands-free devices. They’re “designed to be used in a way that helps drivers keep their eyes on the road,” they said, but now it looks like this defense doesn’t hold water.

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Steve Jobs’ Death and Occupy Wall Street Round Out the Top 10 Biggest Events of 2011

2011 can be tracked by its dramatic events, beginning with the Tuscon shooting that critically wounded US Rep. Gabby Giffords and continuing all the way up to the death of Muammar Gadhafi in October

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Gift-Givers Be Warned – Nobody But You Cares About the Price Tag

Traditionally, people think the perfect gift is the one you’ve spent months thinking about and searching for, or the one you spent a month’s salary on, but new research shows that gift recipients are just as happy, if not more, with less expensive gifts, or the ones they picked out themselves.

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