(Almost) everyone is on social media these days

Social media usage among American adults has ballooned in the past decade with about two-thirds now on social networking sites, Pew Research Center says.


‘Like’ it or not, changes are coming to Facebook

The social network is launching a pilot test of "Reactions," which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger, and sadness.

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

Amazon taking on Etsy

Amazon is launching a site for handcrafted goods called Amazon Handmade, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade items ahead of the holiday season.


This fire truck is purple for a purpose

A central Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is using a purple fire truck to raise awareness of domestic violence.


Oh no! We might be facing a pumpkin shortage by Thanksgiving

An unusually wet June has cut yields of the autumn favorite by about half.


Myths about the flu

It's that time of year again.


Twitter is having a ‘moment’

Twitter has launched a new feature called "Moments" that helps highlight the top stories being tweeted.


Experts say today is the best day to book a cheap Thanksgiving flight

Planning to fly for Turkey Day? Don't snooze ... you'll lose.


It’s getting more expensive to use an ATM

Bank fees continue to rise, according to a new survey by


Holiday shopping forecast: Consumers fight for deals

U.S. retailers enter the holiday season vowing to control discounting that has wreaked havoc on their results in the past, but competition between stores, consumers trained to expect discounts and a still-recovering economy point to a difficult year.


35 years, 0 sick days

An Alabama police officer is retiring with an astounding work record: He's never taken a sick day in 35 years.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate this October

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!


Watch these girls take cancer wigs to a new, awesome level

Kids dealing with the consequences of cancer are benefiting from Happy Hair Bands.


Target to match online retailers in latest price war

Target will match its online prices with more than two dozen online competitors including Amazon and Walmart.


Volkswagen to refit cars affected by emissions scandal

Volkswagen announced plans on Tuesday to refit up to 11 million vehicles and overhaul its namesake brand to try to move on from the scandal over its cheating on diesel emissions tests.


Apple sells 13 million new iPhones in 3 days

The new models have more memory and faster processors, along with a new 12 mega-pixel camera and starts at $649.


Modern etiquette: Caution required when dealing with email

Like it or not, we all are responsible for our own communication and email evokes almost unprecedented cultural and generational challenges.


Amazon celebrates Emmy win with Prime price cut

Amazon is cutting the price of its $99 annual Prime membership program to $67 today only!


This Halloween, carve up a Donald ‘Trumpkin’

Pumpkins are becoming political.


Shuttered stores come back to life for Halloween

They're ba-aack! Thousands of vacant spaces that are ghost towns for much of the year come to life as Halloween retailers.

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