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7 ways to boost your happiness

Americans will spend about $550 million on self-help books this year and more than $1 billion on motivational speakers. Obviously, many of us are on a quest for happiness.

Australian PM: Public execution terror plot foiled

Two men were charged Thursday in connection with a terror plot that Australia's prime minister said involved plans to carry out a public execution.

Matthew McConaughey out of 'Magic Mike' sequel

 Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike" sequel has lost one of its star players.

It's time to get your flu shot

 Flu season is about to begin: Get your flu shot now.

Five iOS 8 features you'll love

You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, goes live on Wednesday.

Are these the world's sexiest accents?

The Scots are talking a lot this week -- perhaps you've heard a little something about an independence referendum -- and that makes us happy. That's because we like how the Scots talk.

Ebola patients buying survivors' blood from black market, WHO warns

 As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors

Scotland's voters make their choice in independence referendum

 Scotland's voters are heading to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in a landmark referendum on independence from the United Kingdom.

Skeletons found 'holding hands' after 700 years

Even death couldn't part two skeletons excavated from a lost chapel in an English county, found with their fingers entwined.

U.S. ready to strike ISIS in Syria, military officials say

 The U.S. military has everything it needs to strike ISIS inside Syria and is awaiting President Barack Obama's authorization to do so, U.S.