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A Rising Concern? After Straws, Balloons Get Scrutiny

A Rising Concern? After Straws, Balloons Get Scrutiny

By Candice Choi | Aug 16
Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated?

Rare Nickel Sells for $4.5M at Auction

Rare Nickel Sells for $4.5M at Auction

Aug 16
A rare nickel has sold for $4.5 million at a Philadelphia auction.

DIY Wattle Fencing? Sure, If You've Got Plenty of Time

DIY Wattle Fencing? Sure, If You've Got Plenty of Time

By Cain Burdeau | Aug 15
What exactly IS a wattle fence? A wattle fence is made of sticks driven into the ground and interwoven with twigs and branches.

'Making It': Crafting Without Being Cut-Throat

'Making It': Crafting Without Being Cut-Throat

By Holly Ramer | Aug 13
They made you laugh, but can they make you craft?

Secretly Handmade for the CIA: Pottery from Poland

Secretly Handmade for the CIA: Pottery from Poland

By Monika Scislowska | Aug 13
A newly declassified secret of the CIA's is the handiwork of experts in Poland: custom-made plates, bowls and other pieces of tableware painted with the U.S. intelligence agency's official seal.

Retailers Raise Game on Back-to-School Supplies

Retailers Raise Game on Back-to-School Supplies

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 9
The microwave ate my homework? Reusable notebooks where writing disappears with heat are among the basic school supplies raising their game against gadgets like iPads.

Online Mattress Seller Casper Plans Retail Store Expansion

Online Mattress Seller Casper Plans Retail Store Expansion

Aug 9
Online mattress seller Casper plans to open 200 stores in the U.S. over the next three years as part of an effort to solidify its position in the retail market.

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

By Lauren Schwahn, NerdWallet | Aug 8
The average cost for a local move from a two-bedroom apartment or three-bedroom house ranges from $400 to $1,000, according to HomeAdvisor's True Cost Guide.

Lance Bass Tried to Buy Home Featured in 'Brady Bunch'

Lance Bass Tried to Buy Home Featured in 'Brady Bunch'

Aug 6
Lance Bass thought he had bought the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch." He even invited Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia in the sitcom, over for dinner.

Stinky Corpse Flower Expected to Bloom in California

Stinky Corpse Flower Expected to Bloom in California

By Ariel Tu | Jul 31
A so-called corpse flower known for the rotten stench it releases appeared close to blooming Monday at the Huntington Library in Southern California.

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