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November 9th, 2010
08:31 AM ET

Paper or plastic this holiday?

Don't be one of the millions still paying for Christmas next year. Christine Romans has more on whether you should use cash or credit this holiday season.

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November 9th, 2010
08:18 AM ET

Ready to live longer? Author to give three California cities wellness overhaul

Dan Buettner knows the keys to help you live longer. The Blue Zones author identified the longest-living people in the world, and last year brought their wellness lessons to one Minnesota city.

The result?

Life expectancy shot up three years.

After successfully overhauling Albert Lea, Minn., by introducing citywide health and wellness initiatives in restaurants, offices and schools, Buettner is headed to the West Coast.

Today, he announces on American Morning the next three cities he will make over:

Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Redondo Beach, Calif.

Want to know what worked in Minnesota? Watch what he tells AM’s Kiran Chetry. For more, check out his latest book Thrive, where he investigates the happiest places on Earth.

Filed under: Health
November 9th, 2010
08:04 AM ET

Test driver takes exclusive ride on freshest electric cars

Are Americans ready to embrace environmentally friendly cars that drive differently?

Two new mass-market electric cars, the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf, arrive at dealerships in the next few months. writer Peter Valdes-Dapena got to take an exclusive test trip up the East Coast, and offers his reviews today on American Morning with John Roberts.

Watch to find out which car he thinks is peppier and how it feels to drive one at a high speed.

Filed under: American Morning • Technology
November 9th, 2010
07:27 AM ET

Middle school quarterback on trick play: 'I didn't think it was going to work'

(CNN) – During Driscoll Middle School's football game over the weekend in Corpus Christi, Texas, the quarterback pulled off an incredible trick play that’s destined for the all-time highlight reel. In the middle of the game, the center handed the quarterback the ball. While holding the ball, he slowly walked forward like he was counting off yards, pacing out a penalty. But after walking behind the defensive line, he sprinted towards the end zone and scored a touchdown. Because the center had handed off the ball at the beginning of the play, the defensive line did not even know the play had started.

The video of the “penalty play” has quickly gone viral. The referees say it’s legal, but there has been mixed reaction about the play. American Morning’s John Roberts and Kiran Chetry talk to the masterminds behind the trick play, Driscoll Middle School’s eighth-grade quarterback, Jason Garza, and Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator, John De Los Santos.

Filed under: Sports • You Have to See This