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Models present creations during the J Summer Fashion Show at One World Trade Center in New York on June 25, 2014.

Study: Most Americans pay attention to fashion

Most Americans think people are too focused on fashion, yet a majority says how they dress is an important part of who they are, according to a new survey.

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Amazon wants to replace your library card

The company has rolled out a new subscription service that allows unlimited access to thousands of e-books and audiobooks.

This photo provided by the Indianapolis Fire Department shows Ace, a pit bull, resting outside the home of Lindsay and James Bernard of Indianapolis after the home caught fire on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Firefighters credited the dog with saving the life of the couple's deaf son, Nick Lamb, 13, by licking the boy's face until he woke up. No one else was home at the time. Neither the boy nor the dog was injured.

Pit bull alerts sleeping boy to fire

An Indiana family's pit bull is being praised for alerting a deaf boy to a serious fire in his home.

A woman speaks on her iPhone as she walks down a busy street in downtown Shanghai on September 10, 2013.

Next-generation iPhone enters mass production this month

Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July.

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Study: Send kids outside to play after school

Researchers say children who spend most of their after-school time outside are more likely to be in better shape than those who stay inside.

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Once a niche, local foods becoming big business

Locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.

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A $35K suite for your pet? Home builder goes to the dogs

Yuppie puppies will feel right at home in a pet "spa" that includes TV, kitchen, and bunk beds and adds a whopping $35,000 on to the cost of a house.

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Young adults drive record U.S. trend of multi-generational homes

A record 57 million Americans live in households with two or more generations.

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Samsung battles on two fronts, Apple preps iPhone 6 launch

Samsung is losing smartphone ground in an ominous sign for the South Korean giant, as Apple readies to launch its next-generation iPhone 6.

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If your friends feel like family, there’s a good reason for it

A new study says your friends may be closer to you than you think.

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World Cup was biggest social media event ever

Brazil's World Cup was the biggest social media event in history.

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The most expensive men’s haircut in America

Find out which city has the highest-priced haircuts in the U.S.

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‘Vixen’ workouts blend fitness with girls’ night out

A new workout combines cardio with a girls' night out, allowing women to channel their inner Beyoncé.

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Game of 2 popes: Vatican plays down World Cup rivalry

With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

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Not sleeping is making your brain older

Sleeping less will increase the rate the brain ages and speed up the decline in cognitive functions.

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Brazil’s blowout sets Twitter record

The game Tuesday afternoon has become the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.

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Meet the ‘Duck of Justice’

A Maine police department has gotten a huge Facebook boost thanks to its crime-fighting feathered friend.

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Seven ways to keep kids hydrated

Don’t wait for your kids to tell you they’re thirsty before offering them water, experts say.

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AT&T says it will be first to sell ‘smartwatch’

AT&T will be the first U.S. wireless carrier to sell LG Electronics' smartwatch, a wrist watch that connects to Android phones and answers voice commands.

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Poultry giant Foster Farms recalls chicken

California-based poultry giant Foster Farms will recall some of the contaminated chicken linked to a massive salmonella outbreak.

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Quinn to Public: Slow Down on the Roads

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Springfield AT&T Layoffs Total 188

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AT&T plans to close the Springfield call center and cut 188 jobs starting August 3.