Casey Sharp

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Music benefits a child’s mind in numerous ways: study

Theories abound about the cognitive advantages of playing the piano or violin early in life, and recent research says it could also help children to …

The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014

Monument Valley, Hearthstone, Vainglory and more in our roundup of the best games to hit Apple’s App Store this year

US envoy says North Koreans face 'living nightmare'

As UN Security Council discusses Pyongyang's dismal human rights record for first time, UN envoy Samantha Power takes aim at the North Korean government<p>The United States has criticised North Korea as being a "living nightmare" for its citizens at the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Why Muslims Love Jesus Too

The virgin birth is mentioned in the...what...gasp...Koran?! It is indeed. So have yourself a merry Muslim Christmas.<p>It’s beginning to look a lot …

Why is it so difficult to eat real food in the 21st century?

Once the weird and alien alternative, industrialized food is now the norm<p>My great-grandmother lived to be over 100 years old. Never leaving her rural Bulgarian surroundings, she might have been one of the last people on the planet who wouldn’t be able to tell you who Ronald McDonald was. Hers was a …

Why the European Christmas Market Is Much Better than the American Equivalent -- the Shopping Mall

In a tradition that has stood for hundreds of years, the European Christmas Market is a throwback to what it was like to do anticipate the Winter Solstice long before the holidays became so commercialized, especially in America. In Europe, you get a cozy outdoor carnival atmosphere. In the United …

Christmas Markets

China quietly joins Asia's currency wars to avert deflation

China is exposed like a sore thumb as countries devalue on all sides, from Russia, to Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia<p>China has for the first time warned openly about the excessive strength of the Chinese yuan, a sign that the country may be shifting its exchange rate policy as deflation takes hold …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …