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Parents: Replace 'sex talk' with 'tech talk'

(CNN) -- My mother rarely talked with me about the birds and the bees when I was growing up, and I always knew that no matter what, when I became a parent, I'd be more open with my children about sex.

What the 'marshmallow test' can teach you about your kids

(CNN) -- The premise is simple: You can eat one marshmallow now or, if you can wait, you get to eat two marshmallows later.

Couple spends over $5K for night in 'A Christmas Story' house

What's it worth to spend a night in the 'A Christmas Story' house? A Seymour, Indiana couple shelled out thousands of dollars for the honor.

Natural gas prices plunge in mild winter

Heating bills across the United States are falling this winter as unusually warm temperatures in the Eastern United States have crimped demand for natural gas as a source of heat.

California woman gets car back 28 years after it was stolen

The license plates to Lynda Alsip's 1967 Mustang are finally being put on -- after 28 years! Someone stole her car less than one year after she bought it. "It's absolutely amazing," said Alsip.

North Carolina baby needs life-saving heart transplant

Everything changed for one Piedmont family two weeks ago, when they found out their 3-month-old baby, Jax, has heart disease.

U.S. hopes to transfer dozens from Gitmo in 6 months, official says

The Obama administration hopes to transfer dozens of detainees from Guantanamo Bay in the next six months as part of a stepped-up effort to reduce the population there, according to a U.S. official.

'Saved by the Bell' actor arrested in Wisconsin bar stabbing

Police arrested Dustin Diamond, better known as "Screech" in the early 1990s sitcom, "Saved by the Bell," on Friday in a stabbing incident in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

SpaceX will try landing a rocket on a tiny ship at sea

The way we send stuff into space hasn't changed much in the past 50 years: Multi-stage rockets spend their fuel and dump their lower sections as garbage. That's too wasteful for Elon Musk and his SpaceX company.

Former WWE ring star Kevin Nash and son booked on battery

Alcohol-fueled hostility ended with a famous professional wrestler pinning his son down at their Florida home early Christmas Eve, sheriff's deputies said.