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Obama, 1-17-2014

Obama wants to make 5 million more workers eligible for overtime

An estimated 5 million more salaried workers may soon become automatically eligible for overtime pay.

That's according to President Obama, who on Monday evening previewed a key part of a proposed change to overtime rules.

Today, the only way you're aut...

Same-sex health

Can same-sex marriage make America healthier?

A few weeks ago, Carlos Santos-Herrera was in a hospital bed, ill with a rare, severe form of strep throat. He was weak, but conscious -- and worried. His family members' religious beliefs differ from his own, and he didn't want to leave decisions ab...

Newport Mall on Nov. 27, 2014 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Americans finally started spending in May

Americans hit the checkout aisle last month.


Americans waste $640 in food a year

Americans trash $640 worth of food a year, and they don't even care about the effects on the planet.

Spouse finances

One thing you should know about your spouse, but 43% don't

Talking money is often taboo with friends, but shouldn't be off limits within your own household.

Yet 43% of people don't know one of the most basic things about their spouse's finances: how much they make.

Four in 10 married people surveyed by Fidel...

Summer kid playing

When school's out, millions of kids go hungry

No more teachers. No more books. No more free lunch.

Man in hospital bed

The ultimate Father's Day gift: A kidney

Nick Kaczorowski is putting your Father's Day gift to shame. He is giving the gift of life in the form of a kidney donation to his father. His 55-year-old father, Lance, has end-stage renal disease, and in November, learned his kidney function had co...

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Talking to kids about tragedy

Not again. That's what I and parents across the country say on social media following any large-scale assault on a group of innocent people, especially one involving children.


Dads are passing down classic cartoons to their kids

Parents often pass down traditional family recipes to their children, or sports team loyalties. But fathers also appear intent on passing down "Scooby Doo" and "Inspector Gadget."

According to research conducted for Netflix, 85% of dads have introduce...

New baby boom

America recovers from a great baby recession

The number of births in the United States went up last year for the first time since 2007, according to an annual report by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics.

Balancing the things you have and want to do over the holidays is no easy task.

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