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Author and television personality Marie Kondo promotes her children's book "Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship." <br>Andy Kropa, Invision/AP

Marie Kondo’s doing what she can to make your kids tidy

Not even Marie Kondo can follow all her rules for tidying all the time. “Of course, when things get very busy, I need to let go of some of my standards and methods, and I think that’s a completely natural thing,” the decluttering guru, Netflix reality star and mother of two told The Associated Press.


Free outdoor fitness courts provide full workouts for adults of all ability levels

A petite woman in a bright pink shirt jumped up and grasped a pullup bar in a suburban park. She shifted her grip. Then she began to knock out pullups — one, two, three. Onlookers burst out in applause, cheering her on. They had gathered on a cool Saturday morning to learn how to use the new gym at the 38th Avenue Neighborhood Park in Hyattsville, Md.


Galaxy Fold: This flip phone’s a flop, but the folding trend won’t stop

You’re not going to buy the first folding-screen smartphone. But I know you’re curious.

Vape flavors such as mango, strawberry, mint e-cigarettes hide grave health dangers for teens

High schoolers rallying in downtown Los Angeles chanted "Fight the flavor" as they showed their support for banning the flavored tobacco products that health experts say are fueling an epidemic of nicotine addiction among youths.


Country and conflict: Among documentary's musical threads is story of Americans at war

Country music has attempted through its songs to reflect the happenings of its time, relaying the sense of duty felt during World War II, the national divisions caused by the Vietnam War and the renewed patriotism following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


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‘Ring Fit Adventure’ is Nintendo’s bid to slay the fitness dragon

Early in Ring Fit Adventure, a talking, virtual Pilates-like ring tells you that your “glistening sweat” is beautiful. Your opinion of such a phrase — sorta cute, kinda funny or infuriating — might reflect how you will feel about Nintendo’s latest bid to enter the fitness and tech market.




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Welcome home! You're in the basement now

Many of us can pinpoint the time in our lives when we returned to our childhood home seeking the comfort of preserved memories, only to find that our bedrooms had been converted into something else. The TV room, the sewing room, the storage room, the den. This happened to me after I went away to college, and I never saw it coming.