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Muslim ballerina awarded dance scholarship

Muslim teenager Stephanie Kurlow has had a life-changing few weeks. Her quest to become the first hijab-wearing ballerina which started with an …


Children in England near bottom in international happiness table

England ranks 13th out of 16 countries in survey, with body image and school among areas of concern among eight-year-olds<p>Eight-year-olds in England are less happy than those in Estonia, Poland and Turkey, a survey suggests, with body image and school identified as areas they are particularly …

South Korea

Broadway musical 'Hamilton' could teach Oscar a lesson on diversity

A tremor of excitement ran through the Los Angeles theater scene on Tuesday with the announcement that "Hamilton," Broadway's biggest phenomenon since "Rent," will play the Hollywood Pantages next year.<p>But it's a pity that Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking hip-hop musical about the life of …

[UPDATED] NYU Employee Told Prospective Student Not to Apply Because He Was Too Poor

"Please do not take this the wrong way but if $65 is a hardship for you how will you be able to pay the tuition of $60,000?"<p>On Dec. 18, cartoonist and student Joshua Jackson tweeted a picture of an email conversation he had in which an NYU employee dismissed his request for a $65 graduate school …

College & University

On Valentine’s Day, skip the red roses. They’re ‘the lazy man’s flower.’

Ahead of her Super Bowl appearance, Beyoncé received 10,000 roses from her husband Jay Z.<p>This raises a number of questions: Did Jay Z arrange to have them delivered to Queen Bey at the office? This, according to florists I’ve talked to recently, is the way to boost the potency of a bouquet. Love …

Los Angeles
Frank Sinatra

7 Beautiful Rentals With Super Creative Energy

When you’re hitting a creative road block, sometimes a change of scenery can be helpful. From checking out the sleep patterns of great artists to reading the books they love, sometimes snooping through the lives of creative people can trigger a burst of inspiration. Now, imagine actually hanging …