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Social media gives Syrian refugee a new start

It was almost another tragedy.

But with a boost from social media, an anonymous pen seller in Beirut, Lebanon became a Syrian refugee success story.

When Gissur Simonarson, an activist from Oslo, Norway, posted a photo last week of a father selling pe...

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Teen drops 165 pounds -- this is how he lost it

Adam Park considers himself lucky. He weighed 315 pounds at 15, and knew he had to make a change.

Burning Man cultural gathering attracts 60,000

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Burning Man returning in Nevada desert

Dating back to 1986, this year's Burning Man event in Nevada's Black Rock Desert starts on Sunday and continues through September 7.

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New words in the dictionary? Awesomesauce!

New words! In the Oxford Dictionary! So exciting! If there were only a word to describe just how exciting.

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Cheapest degrees that will earn you $70K year

You keep hearing the same thing over and over again. A degree in math, science or engineering will get you the highest paying job.

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Carter teaches Bible class as usual

They arrived at this sleepy Georgia town in droves, from places as far away as Africa. Some spent the night in line just to ensure a seat.

Ordinary fare, if it were a rock concert or major sporting event -- but not for a Sunday school Bible talk.

But...

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Same-sex marriage battles continue across country

For some Kentucky couples -- and couples across America -- the battle for same-sex marriage is far from over.

For the first time, a Kentucky county clerk is appealing an order to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite the Supreme Court ruling requi...

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The Ashley Madison hack ruined my life

The Ashley Madison hack is indeed ripping apart marriages.

It's exposing affairs, confirming suspicions, and keeping cheaters up at night in cold sweats.

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NY man pays his rent creating art with Legos

Even if you're not familiar with Nathan Sawaya's name, chances are you know his work. They're those big, beautiful artworks made of Lego bricks.

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Japan can no longer afford gifts for citizens turning 100

Japan can no longer afford to lavish gifts on its growing population of centenarians.

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E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, report says

The question of whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking is hotly debated. Studies looking at the effectiveness of the devices as cessation aids have been unclear, but at best, they suggest that they work about as well as nicotine patches.

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Study: Way to woman's heart is through her stomach

If you really want to get lucky in love, forget about taking her to a movie or a bar; you may be better off taking her out for dinner first.

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