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January 3rd, 2011
07:41 AM ET

Fireworks may have sparked massive blackbird deaths, Ark. official says

(CNN) - Arkansas game officials hope testing scheduled to begin Monday will solve the mystery of why up to 5,000 birds fell from the sky just before midnight New Year's Eve. The birds - most of which were dead - were red-winged blackbirds and starlings, and they were found within a one-mile area of Beebe, about 40 miles northeast of Little Rock, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said. Birds fell over about a one-mile area, the commission said in a statement.

So what led to the mysterious mass blackbird deaths? This morning, Keith Stephens, spokesman, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, tells Kiran Chetry and Jim Acosta why local New Year's Eve celebrations or weather may be to blame.

Filed under: Environment
January 3rd, 2011
07:28 AM ET

Want to feel happy in 2011? Follow these three rules, Dr. Cloud says

New year, new start, right?

Hoping to find happiness in 2011? If happiness is what you're after, you have to do more than hope.  According to Dr. Henry Cloud, author, The Law of Happiness, there is actually a recipe you can follow.

This morning on American Morning, Dr. Cloud shares his step-by-step guide to happiness. He shares with Kiran Chetry and Jim Acosta why your mindset, not your job, relationship or how much money you have, matters.

Do you agree?

Filed under: Health
January 3rd, 2011
05:29 AM ET

Bored with your bland diet? Kick off 2011 with this gourmet cleanse

Want to start the new year off right? We've got healthy, filling and delicious dishes in the AM studio this morning that could help you lose weight in 2011.

This Monday, Bon Appetit kicks off a two week Food Lover's Cleanse, just in time for all the indulging we did over the holidays. But if you're thinking juices, calorie counting or deprivation, think again. This is a foodie's cleanse. The point of the cleanse is to introduce people to a fresh, healthful approach to cooking that can also help your body.

Today on American Morning, nutritionist Marissa Lippert serves up a day's worth of dishes with Bon Appetit. Eating healthy is not about deprivation, she tells AM's Kiran Chetry and Jim Acosta.

For the full plan, head here:

Filed under: Food • Health