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August 15th, 2011
08:48 AM ET

Only on AM – MONEY Magazine reveals list of the 100 best small cities to live in America

Reporters for MONEY magazine recently spent months combing through information about America's small towns (those with populations of less than 50,000) to find out which stand out for possessing qualities that American families care most about.

The publication took numerous factors into consideration when compiling the list,  including job opportunities, fiscal strength, top-notch schools, safe streets, good health care, cultural and outdoor activities, and even nice weather.

Beth Fenner, assistant managing editor for MONEY, joins American Morning today to explain why they decided to focus on smaller cities and to break down the top five towns on the list.

Get the entire list of MONEY Magazine's 100 Best Small Cities to Live in America here.


Filed under: Living
July 19th, 2011
04:04 PM ET

How to talk to your teens about health, obesity

About one in three American kids and teenagers are overweight or obese, and childhood obesity is now the number one health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking.

Research from a new study in the journal Pediatrics suggests that doctors are missing important chances to stem unhealthy behavior in overweight teens before they fall into the obese category.

Today on American Morning, Chris Powell, the host of ABC's "Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition," joins Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi to talk about how parents can have conversations with their kids about healthy lifestyles and how they can get their doctors involved as well.


Filed under: Health • Living
January 5th, 2011
06:24 AM ET

Winning $355M lottery tickets sold in Idaho, Wash. state

(CNN)– Two tickets matched all six numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing.

The owners of those tickets, purchased in Idaho and Washington, will split the estimated $355 million jackpot.

The winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25 and 47, with 42 being the Mega Ball number.

It also paid to be a fan of the TV show, "Lost." Four of the six numbers drawn in the Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery matched the numbers immortalized by the Lost character Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, who hit a $114 million jackpot off them – only to be haunted by the same numbers in later episodes.

If you played Hurley's numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42), you won $150, according to a payout table on the Mega Millions website, though the same table noted that fixed prizes such as the $150 one "may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and (be) lower than" that amount.


Filed under: Living
December 17th, 2010
10:19 AM ET

What pet is right for your family?

Cassandra DePietro, wife of New York Islander's goalie, Rick DePietro and volunteer spokesperson for the North Shore Animal League, the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption center talks about pet adoption during the holidays.


Filed under: Living
December 15th, 2010
09:18 AM ET

Time's 2010 Person of the Year: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has been named TIME magazine's person of the year. Time senior writer, Lev Grossman talks to CNN's American Morning about the pick.


Filed under: American Morning • Living
October 27th, 2010
09:11 AM ET

Excessive marriage e-mailing: How much is too much?

CNN's Kiran Chetry talks to one woman, Paula Szuchman, who sent her husband so many emails in a single day, he just shut down. Paula, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, who wrote about her experience for the paper and shares her story and the replies.


Filed under: Living
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