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Swiss may soon have world's highest minimum wage: $25/hour

$25 minimum wage? Swiss workers could soon be making the highest minimum wage in the world if a national vote Sunday goes their way.

High winds push big-rig off Kansas highway

An 18-wheeler nearly flips over, amid what were believed to be 60-mile-per-hour winds on a Kansas highway. And a driver behind the semi got it all on video.

Japan's 'anti-loneliness' cafe goes viral

Talk about creative coping mechanisms for being alone -- from the blogger who photographs selfies with his imaginary girlfriend to the company that takes your stuffed animals on vacation without you, Japan appears to be cornering the market on

12 most innovative theme park rides

  Disney's 'It's a Small World' ride turned 50 in April. By way of tribute, we asked top industry experts for their picks for the biggest game changers in the history of theme park attractions.

Two big meals may be better than six small meals

You've probably heard that eating multiple small meals throughout the day is a good way to stave off hunger and keep your metabolism revved up while trying to lose weight. But a new study could change your diet strategy.

Mars hopefuls talk life without families, favorite foods

If your romantic partner pointed you to an application for a one-way trip to Mars, would you be upset -- or thrilled?

7 extreme U.S. vacation destinations

Wherever we go, travel bombards us with superlatives. Best beach bar. Nicest mountain view room. Freshest shrimp. Some of these claims may verge on truth. Most are subjective.

Meet your grandparents' new robot friends

Almost eight years have passed since Bill Gates hailed a new era of "a robot in every home," and for most of us the sci-fi dream of an all-purpose automated assistant seems no closer.

Top 5 outdoor activites that burn the most calories

Summer is just around the corner. And with warm temperatures, more people will be exercising outside to lose a few pounds to get into that swimsuit. Which outdoor activities burn the most calories?

Americans carry less cash despite credit card security breaches

A new survey finds Americans have less cash in their wallets, and it's by choice How do you pay for your morning coffee? How about your groceries? Or a tank of gas?