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Why the hotel minibar is dying

"7-Eleven killed the minibar." The sentiments of one hotel manager in Hong Kong could well extend to hotels around the world.

HEALTH MINUTE: effects of childhood obesity

A new study says obesity rates in children appear to be holding steady, but the number of the most severely obese children in the U.S, has more than doubled since 1999, according to a study in the journal Jama Pediatrics.

Sci-Fi, fantasy, horror are the most racially diverse TV shows

It's a classic "Star Trek" story people love to tell.

VOLUNTEER SERIES: the healing power of dogs

April is National Volunteer Month, and this week, organizations across the country are offering Americans a chance to give back. You won’t find many volunteers like this dynamic duo.

Honey, I shot the kids out of a cannon

You've built a cannon. Now you just need a willing participant to crawl inside.

6 colleges that give you the best bang for your buck

Colleges with the best bang for your buck Tuition and student debt levels are soaring. So which schools provide the best return on your investment? These six topped Payscale's list.

10 courses every golfer should play

  The weekend of the 2014 Masters -- the first major golf tournament of the year -- invariably acts as a siren call to anyone who owns a set of clubs.

World's top 25 travel destinations

  You blinked and a quarter of the year flew by. It's time to plan a vacation.

KISS, Nirvana among Rock Hall of Fame inductees

The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday celebrated some of the industry's greatest legends the best way it knew how: by turning up the music.

Billy Joel surprises NY school kids at tribute concert

When a New York elementary school invited rock star Billy Joel to a tribute concert of his greatest hits, the last thing they expected was for him to actually show up.