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From Steve Stills

Giant duck artist's next big thing: Hippos

When it comes to the creatures most likely to be spotted swimming down London's River Thames, hippos will be far down the list. Until now.

Planes get a second life

From Southwest Airlines

Airlines saving lives with trashed leather

Aviation isn't known as the most eco-friendly industry. Carbon emissions aside, running an airline produces an incredible amount of waste. Southwest Airlines, for one, has decided to do something about it.

Corey Allen-Young

Lower Food Prices, Fred Meyer Changing Strategy To Compete For Customers

Trying to combat the high cost of groceries, one of Alaska's biggest retailers Fred Meyer is trying to woo customers with cheaper items, a strategy that could ease the pain on your wallet.

BattleShop

From BattleShop

Fantasy football's chic alternative

Prefer heels to cleats? A new startup offers the competition of fantasy football -- brackets, voting, prizes -- for those whose sport of choice is, well, shopping.

Hello Kitty

CNN

Cat-astrophic revelation purr-turbs Hello Kitty fans

Six simple words have sent Hello Kitty lovers into a spin. "Hello Kitty is not a cat."

Solar system NASA graphic

NASA

Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

Ever feel like you live in a bubble?

You do. We all do.

Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence.

And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long (about 1,764,000,000,00...

Running of the bulls

Vincent West/Reuters

Gored expert to run with bulls again

Just weeks after a Chicago writer known as a veteran, expert bull runner was badly gored in Pamplona, he's back at other smaller bull runnings in Spain, but walking with a cane.

"I really didn't think he was gonna gore me until it happened. I really t...

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Wikimedia Commons/newleaf01

Squeeze on lemonade stand brings out support

In business, it's all about location, location, location. Even 12-year-old T.J. Guerrero knows that.

Talking statue

CNN

England's historic statues can now 'speak'

They have stood quietly among us for centuries, often unnoticed. But now, some of England's historic statues have been given a voice.

Homeless hair stylist

CNNMoney

Stylist gives free haircuts to the homeless

When stylist Mark Bustos isn't cutting the hair of fashion designers and real estate moguls, he's traveling around giving free haircuts to the homeless.

Suburbia neighbors

REUTERS/Mike Blake

Good neighbors are good for your heart

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

Ferguson Mo demonstration Tuesday night

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Talking to kids about race and class

Talking about race and class makes people uncomfortable.

If that were not the case, we'd have more open conversations about these issues with our friends, families and co-workers, and would no doubt be a more understanding and loving society across t...

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