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For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed With High Stakes

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?
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Amid Board Game Boom, Designers Roll The Dice On Odd Ideas — Even Exploding Cows

Sales of hobby games grew about 20 percent last year, and crowdfunding sites are opening doors for indie game designers. All this is paving the way for more than a few new and, well, inventive games.
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With More Money In Consumer Pockets, Back-To-School Sales Give Retailers A Boost

The National Retail Federation predicts this year's back-to-school spending will shoot up. With a fall in gas prices, and lower inflation and interest rates, economists say Americans have extra cash.
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The Rise, Fall And Lasting Influence Of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes' biographer Gabriel Sherman discusses Ailes' influence on conservative politics and what his departure from Fox News means for the network's future.
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They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel

For those eyeing city life, the trick to paying reasonable rent might mean downsizing — really downsizing. Developers of micro apartments says they offer affordability and a sense of community.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.
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WATCH: Facebook Tests Internet-Beaming Plane

The social media company's high-altitude, unmanned, solar-powered drone is designed to provide wireless Internet coverage to the ground below.
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Roger Ailes' Unparalleled Impact On The Public Sphere

No contemporary figure has done more to shape the intersection of American media and politics than Roger Ailes. He was forced out of Fox News this week following allegations of sexual harassment.
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Dunkin' Donuts To Add More Eggs To Its Egg Patty

The company says while there will be more eggs, there will be less water and other ingredients. The downside is that the egg patty will also have more calories.
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After Shaping Media And Politics For Decades, Ailes Is Out At Fox News

Sexual harassment allegations against Fox News chief Roger Ailes cost him his job. We examine Ailes' legacy, an unparalleled figure in the twin realms of media and politics.

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