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I caught a plane by accident: Inventive sick day excuses

The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But according to a survey for the online career site Careerbuilder.com, while honesty may be lacking, inventiveness is not.

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Halloween costumes to avoid this year

Freeze! Step away from the stack of face masks and hazmat suits.

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Facebook wants to bring back the chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.

Facebook want...

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Lunchbox: Varsity Sports Grill

With Anchorage’s restaurant scene seemingly focused on adding chains before the winter sets in, it’s sometimes hard to find new local venues to review -- but as it turns out, you just have to know where to look.

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$134,700 trip of a lifetime for fashionistas

Trendy power couples can now get their fashion fix with a 30-day tour of the 12 most in-vogue global cities. But deep pockets better be in style: The trip costs $134,700.

50 states, 50 jobs, one honeymoon

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50 states, 50 jobs, one honeymoon

Newlyweds from Texas were looking for a "grand adventure" when they set out on June 1 for a seven-month, 50-state road trip -- and an extended honeymoon.

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Deep-fried candy corn, anyone?

Halloween's most iconic candy is getting a deep-fried makeover.

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Report: Majority of men using flex time

I have long thought millennials, who expect flexibility in the workplace, would be the group that would bring an end to the stigma that is too-often associated with flex time -- the belief that wanting a flexible work arrangement means you aren't willing to work as hard. But now I'm thinking it's going to be men who will get us there.

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Judge scolds lawyer for having baby in court

When I first heard the story about an Atlanta judge who reprimanded an immigration attorney for bringing her 4-week-old to court for a hearing -- a hearing the attorney, Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle, told CNN she asked the judge to reschedule because she wa...

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King Tut's 'virtual autopsy' reveals surprise

King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.

Powerful body language

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How body language projects success

"In the first few seconds of meeting someone, they will determine whether you are friend or predator, and the rest of the time their brains will be gathering information to support that," says Mark Bowden, author of Winning Body Language.

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Why you crave pumpkin flavors in the fall

The Wall Street Journal labeled it a "Halloween horror story." The Internet called it something else: a "pumpkin panic."

During the first week of October 2012, the Journal reported that Starbucks stores around the country were running out of the syrup...

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