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Mistletoe: Poisonous plant becomes Christmas tradition

It's a strange custom dating back centuries.

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Forget 2-day shipping, Amazon launches 1-hour delivery

You won't get your deliveries in a New York minute, but you might be able to get them in a Manhattan hour.

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American Kennel Club adds 4 new dog breeds

The AKC now recognizes 184 breeds of dogs.

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Waiting for Christmas

For children, waiting for Christmas is filled with wonder and fun.

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We’re living 6 years longer

Fewer people are dying from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and there's a better survival rate in poor countries from tuberculosis and malaria.

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Christmastime comes with superstitions, tall tales

Christmas has long been a time ripe for superstitions, tall tales and odd beliefs.

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Christmas in Colonial America wasn’t always festive

Little is known about how Christmas was celebrated in Colonial times.

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‘Culture’ gets nod as word of the year

Whether popular, corporate, or entitled, "culture" was named word of the year by Merriam-Webster.

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Traditional Christmas foods include more than fruit cake

Holidays are a time for feasting and Christmas is no different.

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Babies born on Saturday have special birthdays

Saturday's Dec. 13, 2014, represented the last sequential calendar date for at least 20 years.

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Turns out all dogs don’t go to Heaven

It's a heartwarming story for legions of animal lovers around the world, but it turns out it's not true.

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Christmas: A 12-day holiday

The real reason behind the popular Christmas carol.

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A selfie on your shoes? Personalized gifts for Millennials

Brands like Coke and Nike have latched on to personalized products that have particular appeal to the next generation of consumers.

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History of Christmas lights: From candles to LEDs

You can credit the modern Christmas tree lights to Thomas Edison and his business partner.

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Scientists create ‘feel fuller’ food ingredient

Scientists have developed an ingredient that makes foods more filling, in an effort to prevent people from gaining more weight.

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Dr. Phil launches on-demand video therapy service

Doctor On Demand hopes people will turn to mobile devices for confidential counseling.

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Christmas cards are big business

The holidays are the busiest card-buying time of the year.

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Ebola fighters, survivors named ‘person of the year’

The medical relief teams working in western Africa are the 2014 honorees.

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McDonald’s to debut slimmed-down menu next month

McDonald's will cut eight foods and reduce the number of Extra Value Meals on its menus in a bid to speed up service and bolster sales.

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Pirate Bay file sharing site taken down after police raid

The Swedish file-sharing website was taken down after police seized servers and computers.

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Lions’ Raiola suspended 1 game for stomping on opponent

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola (51) during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for one game after he stomped on Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson

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Lightning strike injures 12 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay

Tampa Police Officers talk to spectators after football fans were reportedly taken to the hospital with injuries after a lightning strike near the Raymond James Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Buccaneers and the Packers.

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Pistons, eyeing younger players, waive Josh Smith

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Detroit Pistons announced Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 the club has requested waivers on Josh Smith.

The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, less than two years after signing him to a lucrative free-agent contract.

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Browns quarterbacks Manziel, Hoyer both injured

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws as Brian Hoyer, right, watches before a preseason NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Brian Hoyer hurt his shoulder filling in for injured rookie Johnny Manziel on Sunday, complicating the Browns' messy quarterback situation.

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Giants second baseman Scutaro has back surgery

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San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro has undergone back surgery that could end his career.

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