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The Internet is no substitute for a doctor

Online symptom checkers often misdiagnose problems, encouraging people to seek care for minor issues that don’t need immediate attention or incorrectly telling people with true emergencies that treatment can wait.

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How to get money back on your favorite things

Here's how to make finding deals on your favorite things - everything from tech and clothes to travel - a snap.

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Rest up! Sleep, exercise may ward off Alzheimer’s, researchers say

New research suggests poor sleep and a lack of exercise may increase the risk of the disease, and make coping with it difficult after it has taken hold.

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Time really is flying by

This interactive timeline shows why each passing year seems to go by faster than the last.

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Teeny tiny Target stores small on space, big on stuff

The retailer opened its first scaled-down TargetExpress store and it's about one-tenth the size of a normal store.

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How much water do you really need?

Do you really have to down eight glasses a day or is there another way to get your daily dose of H20?

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McDonald’s breakfast might be an all-day affair

Egg McMuffins could soon be on the menu all day.

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Amazon expanding local service

The e-commerce giant said it now had more than 15 million unique services offered through its home services marketplace.

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How much food does that exercise earn you? You might be surprised

In a new study, volunteers who were shown chocolate and sports drinks after an exercise workout could not correctly guess how much would be an equal "reward" for the calories they had just burned.

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U.S. parents spend more, worry less about college

A new study shows the average amount spent on college education jumped for the first time in five years, thanks to greater outlays from high-income families and parental readiness to spend more.

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Uh oh! Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked

A cyber breach put the real names, credit card information, and other details of as many as 37 million customers at risk.

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This Weekend at the Box Office

See how the biggest movies of the weekend, including "Ant-Man" and "Trainwreck", fared at the box office this weekend.

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Salmonella prompts recall of millions of pounds of chicken

Two companies have issued recalls for a variety of frozen chicken products.

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Study: Restaurants aren’t much healthier than fast food

Home cooking is still the best way to control the calories, fat, sugar and other nutrients that families consume, a new U.S. study suggests.

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As tech firms track your location, advertisers zero in for the sale

Mapping technology advancements from Google Inc and Facebook Inc that provide more precise user location data than ever before are starting to dent advertisers' longtime skepticism about boosting mobile ad spending.

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Attention shoppers: Let the ‘Prime Day’ battle begin

Walmart and Amazon are in an epic online shopping battle that promises bargains bigger than Black Friday.

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What to do when your Amazon Prime deliveries are late

Guaranteed two-day delivery is a big promise, and one that is sometimes delivered late. Here's some useful information to have on hand for tomorrow's Prime Day sale.

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Walmart taking on Amazon in epic ‘Prime Day’ battle

The world's largest retailer is launching one-day-only "atomic" deals, going head-to-head with Amazon's 20th anniversary bargain blowout.

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Windows 10 is coming this month

The upgraded operating system will allow users to switch seamlessly between personal computers, tablets, smartphones and other gadgets.

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Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he would not be pressured into signing the host city contract.

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U.S. Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Games to Boston

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Boston backed out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympics, hours after the mayor said he would not "commit" to a deal if it meant taxpayers would foot the bill for hosting such a large-scale event.

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Ithaca Falls park designs up for discussion

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The park will be put in after the Lake Street bridge reconstruction is complete.

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Safety regulators fine Chrysler record $105 million

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The automaker's agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contains an unprecedented buyback option covering hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

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Cuomo, Biden announce new technology venture for New York

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The pair announced Rochester and New York have been chosen to lead research in the technology of photonics.