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Is it ok to leave your teens home alone overnight?

(CNN) -- I can't remember exactly how old I was when my mom went away for a night and left my older sister and me home alone.

10 wacky U.S. restaurants

(CNN) -- If you're considering going to Olive Garden for the third time this week, stop right now and consider some creative alternatives. selects best books of 2014

(CNN) -- The book critics have named their best books of 2014. Now, it's time to hear from the readers themselves.

Dying Utah girl asks for Christmas cards for last wish

Now that Thanksgiving is over, a lot of people are focusing on shopping and getting out those Christmas cards. A girl struggling with illness hopes that this year you will add one more card to your list.

5 ways to make your Wi-Fi faster

Tired of slow Wi-Fi? Fear not: Faster Wi-Fi speeds are possible, if you're willing to work (and pay) for them. The good news is that many broadband companies are doing their part.

America's young, rich generation out weighs mature wealth

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Americans have one less reason to feel bad for the nation's wealthiest: they are getting richer and younger.

Arkansas family uses Facebook to find kidney for Dad

"What do you think it would mean to your kids for someone to donate their kidney to you?" "It would change their life. It really would" says Kyle Mckinney.

Pennsylvania man forgives his family's killer

He was twelve when he was shot and stabbed and his family killed while he sat on the couch.

Chicago hikes minimum wage to $13

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In another victory for low-wage workers, Chicago became the latest city to raise its minimum wage Tuesday. The city council approved an increase to $13 an hour by 2019.

Microsoft says goodbye to Clip Art

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Before the days of search engines, placing images into Word documents went like this: Insert > Picture > Clip Art.

6 played out holiday gifts nobody wants

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- You know what's worse than re-gifting? Mundane gifting.

High school library receives book 65 years overdue

A copy of "Gone with the Wind" has been missing from the Rogers School Library in Spokane, Washington for the past 65 years. Until now.

Civil rights protests continue across U.S. after Brown, Garner decisions

Anger and frustration over a grand jury's decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the death of an unarmed man is boiling over in major cities for the third day in a row.

NASA eyeing Mars after successful Orion test flight

NASA is back in the space race. The Orion rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center just after sunrise Friday for it's first test flight.

Woman accused of faking cancer, collecting more than $18,000

A woman is being accused by her friends of collecting more than $18,000 for terminal cancer that she never had. Erin Talpey claimed to have terminal brain cancer with just months to live and asked people for help on Facebook.