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Opinion: Is baseball on its way out? - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Mike Downey is a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a frequent contributor to CNN. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely his.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- So, where'd everybody go?<p>Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies' attendance is down 8,290 per home game from a year ago. Toronto …

UConn men and women go to D.C.

WASHINGTON -- It was double the celebration at the White House for the University of Connecticut.<p>President Barack Obama welcomed the school's men's …

Does Having Kids Make Parents Happy After All?

New research overturns the decades-old belief that having children is a downer.<p>Since the 1980s, economists and psychologists have been aware of a "parental happiness gap." Basically, the running theory has been that parents are a less happy bunch than their non-parenting peers. This makes some …

Want to lose weight? Try playing Tetris. No, really. - Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science | May 5, 2014 6:00 am<p><i>Photo:flickr/andromache</i><p><i>If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you probably know the evil that is the craving.</i> …

Why You Love Cute Things

Cuteness is a powerful commodity. Here’s why you cannot resist the squee.<p>It’s safe to say that most of the cutest things ever to happen have involved babies, or animals, or preferably baby animals. Tiny living beings, in other words. Or sometimes the tiny hats and knit sweaters and friggin adorable …