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Game review: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,’ ultimate warriors

It's been nearly 20 years since Nintendo first gathered up all of its beloved mascots in a single game for the express purpose of having them beat the snot out of each other. The "Super Smash Bros." series started out as a simple concept, but has grown into a full-blown celebration of Nintendo gaming throughout the ages. It didn't look like it could get bigger than the previous "Super Smash Bros." game, but "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" absolutely lives up to its name and offers the best that the series has to offer.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Leslie Ann looks as exquisite as rare porcelain china

The beautiful Leslie Ann is a Camellia sasanqua that has had admirers bringing out their cameras for many years. It debuted in 1960, 58 years ago, thanks to nurseryman Ray Davis of Alabama. The next year in 1961 it won the coveted Ralph Peer Camellia sasanqua award. According to one website in Alabama it is one of two Camellias sasanqua to win the award twice.

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Parents @ Play: Building strong families

Building, whether it's with blocks, bricks, paper, metal, pipe cleaners, or anything else, is one of the very best ways for parents and children to spend time together. Here are some new products that will help you keep busy and close during those long, winter evenings.

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CNET: Great home appliance gifts for the holidays

Here's a tip if you're shopping for good gifts this holiday season: Seek out things that your lucky loved ones can use every day. Appliances fit the bill surprisingly well – but which ones are worth the cash? Here are four of the best smart appliances suited for gifting that CNET has seen this year.

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Ask Mr. Dad: Tech for toddlers: don’t. But if you absolutely must –

Dear Mr. Dad: A few weeks ago, you talked about how bad technology is for toddlers. My wife and I generally like your advice, but in this case, we think you're wrong. Tech is everywhere – even little kids are learning to code –and we want our baby to be as prepared as possible to survive in the world. And part of that means getting him familiar with smartphones and tablets. But we want to do it right. What do you suggest?

Contaminated floodwater swirls with risk for serious infection

Hurricane floodwater often harbors harmful bacteria, most notably Vibrio vulnificus. If contracted, it can lead to serious infection or death.