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  • news_goldcoins.jpg VIDEO: California couple strikes gold

    A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.

    February 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • You can examine your doctor's record, but don't expect to learn everything

    Recently a reader wrote me to ask how patients can perform background checks on their doctors, to make sure that they're in good standing. He had a reason for asking: A few years ago, he said, he'd agreed to have a spinal fusion performed by an apparently well-regarded surgeon.

    February 25, 2014

  • Taco Bell to take on McDonald's breakfast with eggs in waffles

    Yum Brands' Taco Bell chain will introduce breakfast foods such as waffle tacos, egg burritos and the bacon A.M. Crunchwrap nationwide on March 27. The move expands on a trial run that began in some locations in 2012, bringing a breakfast menu to 5,500 of Taco Bell's more than 5,700 U.S. restaurants.

    February 24, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-02-20 at 4.23.54 PM.png Get ready for spring with these 3 apps for gardening

    Even if it's still cold out, it's almost time to start planning a spring garden. Whether you have a full backyard garden you eat from all summer or just a few tomatoes and herbs on the porch, these apps will have you make the most of your garden

    February 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • elephants_Peter Knights.JPG New study: Elephants console each other

    Scientists have shown that Asian elephants do indeed get distressed when they see others in trouble, and they reach out to console them — just as humans tend to do when we see someone suffering.

    February 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140219-AMX-MARS19.jpg Jelly doughnut on Mars mystery solved

    It appeared in front of the Opportunity rover as if it had fallen from the sky, and its resemblance to a jelly-filled doughnut stoked the media's interest all the more.

    February 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • ent_jimmyfallon.jpg Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut: Social media reacts

    Jimmy Fallon kicked off a new era on "The Tonight Show" Monday night and garnered mostly positive reviews. Here's a sampling of reaction on social media.

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Samoas, Thin Mints and business ethics

    But these lessons aren't learned when Scouts sell outside grocery stores or via mobile app, or, even worse, when parents ask their colleagues to purchase Girl Scout cookies, a query I recently received at a casual work lunch. My friend wasn't prepared for the lecture that followed. I'd be more than happy to buy cookies from his daughter, I said, but only if she called me on the phone to personally ask for the sale.

    February 14, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-02-13 at 2.40.11 PM.png VIDEO: Spectacular ice caves on Lake Superior

    Droves of people are braving the cold to hike a frozen Lake Superior to see dramatic ice caves in northern Wisconsin. Since the caves were deemed accessible in January, more than 35,000 have hiked to see the ice formations.

    February 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 01.jpg US News names its 'Best Cars for the Money'

    U.S. News & World Report Wednesday announced its annual Best Cars for the Money list on its Best Cars website.

    February 12, 2014 1 Photo

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