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Marriott: Tip Your Housekeeper!

Posted: 09/15/2014 - That's the message from Marriott International. It is placing envelopes in more than 160,000 rooms in the United States and Canada to encourage tipping the people who clean guest rooms.

Microsoft Buys Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

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Posted: 09/15/2014 - Microsoft is expanding its video game empire, buying the wildly popular Minecraft and the tiny production studio that designed it for $2.5 billion.

Apparently This Matters: Coffee Naps

Posted: 09/13/2014 - Research shows that if you can combine the two -- coffee and 20 minutes of sleep -- you can actually maximize the benefits of both.

5 Ways To Think Yourself Well

Posted: 09/13/2014 - Being happy and optimistic can prolong your life, help you manage stress, lower your risk of death from cardiovascular disease and even help protect you from the common cold, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Big Solar Storm Hitting Earth

Posted: 09/13/2014 - A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National park on Friday.

Facebook Testing Disappearing Posts

Posted: 09/11/2014 - The social-media giant is testing a feature that would let users set a time for their status updates to disappear. A Facebook spokesman said the feature is part of a "small pilot."

10 Most Dangerous Jobs

Posted: 09/11/2014 - America's workplace got safer last year. But these workers were still at a much higher risk of fatal injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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