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  • 20140805-AMX-HEALTH-PREGNANT52.jpg For some, pregnancy is heavy-duty work

    A growing number of cases shows that, despite a long history of pregnant women working and a 1978 law to prohibit pregnancy discrimination, workplaces, courts and doctors still disagree on some pretty fundamental questions: What can expectant workers safely handle, particularly in physically demanding jobs?

    August 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 10.50.33 AM.png VIDEO: Katy Perry song soothes fussy baby

    Anyone who has endured a long car trip with an out-of-sorts infant or toddler will smile at this clip, which was posted to YouTube Tuesday night and already has more than 400,000 views.

    August 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140805-AMX-PORK5.jpg 'Baconholics' undeterred by 30-year high pork prices

    With images of pigs and barbecued meats tattooed on his left calf, Brian Polak is doing what he can to cope with the highest price of bacon in three decades. The 41-year-old self-proclaimed "baconholic" now often cures his own at home to help reduce costs.

    August 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140805-AMX-HEALTH-MEDIBID5.jpg When doctors compete, do you win?

    To Medibid founder Ralph Weber, using the Internet to arrange non-emergency medical care is long overdue. Americans, he says, are increasingly going online to book travel and even find a mate. His service enables them to strip away the opacity that surrounds health-care pricing.

    August 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • How to spot a narcissist

    To find a narcissist, just ask them all to stand up. According to a new study (based on 11 separate experiments), the 40-question diagnostic test for narcissism can often be skipped in favor of a single, blunt question.

    August 5, 2014

  • 20140802-AMX-MARKETING021 (1).jpg Controversial Amway-style sales approach draws greater scrutiny

    Enrique Martinez didn't like chocolate, but he was eating as many as 10 pieces a day, drinking chocolate protein shakes and rubbing a chocolate-based skin cream on his face. The chocolate came from MXI Corp., which uses a controversial business model called multilevel marketing -- companies without a sales force that recruit their customers to sell products, often in bulk to other customers, who might in turn sell to other customers, and so on.

    August 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140803-AMX-VOICE-RECOVER35.jpg After snowboarding accident robs a man of his voice, music helps bring it back

    They never expected him to survive the accident. They knew the effort it took that afternoon for 21-year-old Forrest Allen to sing each note — just audible, even with a microphone — as his music therapist played keyboard next to him. His brother steadied Forrest with a hand to his back; with so much of his skull missing, a fall could be deadly.

    August 4, 2014 4 Photos

  • money.jpg Sales tax holidays: Beloved by many, except economists

    For children across the country, the beginning of August signals another school year right around the corner. For parents, it means mandatory shopping trips for school supplies and clothes. And, in a handful of states, those parents can save some cash, thanks to holidays that exempt those purchases from sales tax.

    August 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Comiskey.jpg Sterling not the only bad sports team owner

    As the Donald Sterling era in with the Los Angeles Clippers looks to be winding down, many are calling him the worst owner in sports history. From being cheap with the players to his most recent racist comments, it's hard to argue against.
    Yet, there are a few owners of athletic teams who can give Sterling a run for title of worst in history.

    August 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Church's denied request for National Guard visit draws national attention

    A Missouri church finds itself in the middle of a media storm after the Missouri National Guard, citing short notice and time constraints, was not able to fulfill a request last week to appear at the church’s vacation Bible school.

    August 1, 2014

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