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Travel: Heart of Silicon Valley merits exploration

SAN JOSE, California — Silicon Valley is noted more for computer chips than ice. But the region's NHL hockey team, the San Jose Sharks, has had a bit of on-ice success since its founding in 1991, winning one...

Risky substances: Drugs and danger lurk in over-the-counter supplements, study finds

Everyone has seen the ads or the products on the shelves.A dietary supplement that promises to make consumers skinny, without dieting or exercise. Or the one that will bulk them up and turn them into the envy of...

Thousands of dead fish wash up on Cocoa Beach

Scores of dead fish washed up on the beach in Cocoa Beach Friday morning, two days after red tide was confirmed just south of the fish kill.Thousands of dead fish lay on the beaches near International Palms Resort...

Shayne Looper: What is the secret of contentment?

Frank Sinatra planned to retire when he was at the top of his game. He used to say, "You gotta get out before you hit the mat." And yet he kept performing until he was almost 80 and...

7 low-calorie cocktails that won't bust your diet

The holidays are almost upon us! Undoubtedly, that means we will all be eating and drinking to our heart's desire … which is great. But it's also a time when some of us tend to gain an inch...

Trouble finding a contractor? Join the club   

“We are only taking work for new home construction or complete renovations,” the woman from the contractor’s office tells me when I ask for a bid on a patio renovation project. “That’s it?” I ask. What, my job...

Podcasts to Listen To: Haunted Places and the best Halloween podcasts to listen to

Soon, little monsters, ghosts and witches will be knocking on doors hoping to fill their buckets with treats. Halloween is just around the corner, and whether you are preparing your spookiest decorations for your house or picking out...

The Farr Side: Paul McCartney continues to shine

It has been a few years since I was excited about new music from Paul McCartney. His new album, "Egypt Station," is awesome.It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 200. The new single, "Come On To Me,"...

Networx: DIY bathroom renovation: What to keep, what to replace

The smallest room in your home tends to be THE most expensive to renovate. That's because a typical bathroom remodel is heavy on costs for both labor and materials. Want to save money? Do most of the work...

Treatment can make breast cancer patients vulnerable to heart disease, study shows

Breast cancer patients may be at an increased risk of heart disease after undergoing the life-saving treatments to fight their cancer, and Florida Hospital recently launched a new initiative to try and minimize those effects.According to a study...

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In a new episode of his ridicule-ridden show 'Who is America?' notorious comedian Sacha Baron Cohen pokes fun at pretentious haute cuisine...

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