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Madonna answers critics of her Prince tribute at Billboard music awards

Madonna has come to her own defence after her much-criticised tribute to Prince at the Billboard music awards on 22 May. Anyone, regardless of “age, gender or skin colour” is entitled to celebrate the late musician, the singer wrote on Instagram.<p>Madonna performed Nothing Compares 2 U and a duet …

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Adele signs £90m contract with Sony

Adele has signed a multi-album contract with the Sony record label with a headline value of £90m, which if paid out in full would make it the biggest record deal in history.<p>The 28-year-old singer-songwriter, who was the best-selling artist in the world in 2015, was poached by Sony after her …

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'No Muslims allowed': how nationalism is rising in Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar

At the entrance to Thaungtan village there’s a brand-new sign, bright yellow, that bears the message: “No Muslims allowed to stay overnight. No Muslims allowed to rent houses. No marriage with Muslims.”<p>The post was erected in late March by Buddhist residents of the village in Myanmar’s lush …

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We act as if our attentional capacities are infinite. It turns out they aren’t<p>It’s been known for some time that people share things on social media – a lot – without reading them first. The writer Alex Balk recently compared Facebook to “the coffee table on which people placed their unread copies …

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British DJ and producer pulls out of festival in Alabama after going to hospital with cut nose sustained in collision in Los Angeles<p>Superstar DJ Calvin Harris has pulled out of a second concert following a car crash in Los Angeles.<p>The Scottish producer was taken to hospital with a cut to his nose …

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The singer pointed out that she was the first woman to win the prize twice, while Adele was bedevilled by technical difficulties in her performance<p>Taylor Swift’s 1989 took the album of the year award at the 58th Grammy awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday night. Having opened the …

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6 Things You Should Say to Your Soulmate Every Single Day

From someone who lost hers.<p>For three years, I had the most perfect marriage in the entire world. I never set out to brag about it, but it's really hard not to. We loved each other. We liked each other. We finished each other's sandwiches, sentences, and Starbucks (he was the slowest drinker on the …

3 Ways to Sneak Green Foods into Your Diet

DES MOINES, Iowa – As things green up outside, dietitians say it's time to add a little green to your diet.<p>Getting your greens isn't always …

4 Ways Sleeping Naked Makes You Healthier and Wealthier

What if I told you in just 10 seconds a day, you can sleep better, make more money, reduce stress, and lose weight? Sleeping naked can do all these things and more. All you have to do is take off your clothes. While there are countless strategies floating around out there to help you improve in …

How to Trick Your Brain Into Working When it Doesn't Want To

<i>How do you get yourself to work effectively/focused when the motivation isn't there or you don't feel like it? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Charles Duhigg, Staff Writer, New York Times</b> …