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CNN/Facebook Democratic debate winners and losers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The field of Democratic presidential hopefuls faced off in their first debate, hosted by CNN and Facebook, on Tuesday night.<p>For more than two hours, the candidates tried to make their best impressions before a national audience discovering many of them for the first time.<p>Here's …

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Michelle Obama tells teenage girls: 'Stop Instagramming pictures of food'

#62milliongirls: The First Lady has teamed up with Charlize Theron, Beyonce and Julia Gillard to campaign for girls' access to secondary education<p>The teacher looked out across a huddle of Harlem students. Bouncing with energy and enthusiasm, every one of the teenage girls sat before her was …

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In The Digital Age, Young Kids Need Classical Music More Than Ever

And maybe the rest of us do, too.<p>There’s a sticker on the plastic-wrapped CD I’m holding that reads, “Produced by Phil Ramone.” The late, great producer, who died in 2013, has a name brand that few other music producers can rival: He worked with Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Madonna and …

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6 Tricks To Get Upgraded To First Class

<i>This post was originally published on January 16, 2015.</i><p>You’re packed, dressed to kill, and ready for your dream vacation, but of course your seat on …

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The Best Restaurants with a View

From London to Tokyo, these are the eateries where the sights make the setting.<p>When it comes to fine dining, the setting is just as important as the cuisine. Whether it be moody lighting, modern decor, or tapping into the surrounding natural elements, it all goes towards making your meal an …

Free Things to Do in London

TravelFree Things to Do<p>From David Bowie and Beckham to Charles Darwin and Dickens, London has captured the world with legendary figures since its founding in the first century A.D. But it's not only the city's celebrities rising to the top—the British pound is rising, too. Don't get knackered …

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Teacher uses musical theater to teach history

A Pacific Palisades teacher helps children learn history with the help of musical theater.<p>For Jeff Lantos, has always been able to remember things …

Why Stephen Sondheim Is A Genius, According To The Broadway Stars Who Love Him

To celebrate the 85th birthday of the iconic composer, BuzzFeed News asked Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, and other theater legends to reflect on Sondheim's legacy.<p>Summing up Stephen Sondheim's six decades in theater is a challenge. After all, this is the composer responsible for</i> …

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22 Secrets Musical Theatre Actors Will Never Tell You

No, I can't go for a drink. I've got a temp job to get to in the morning.

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Are theatre audiences too white?

The British performing arts - and theatre in particular - are under fire for attracting predominantly white, middle-class audiences. Is this criticism fair?<p>Last week, Meera Syal said something that sounded sensible: that British theatre should do more to cater for Asian audiences, not least to cash …

Apple deleted users' non-iTunes music and didn't tell them about it

Long before Apple was shoehorning the latest from U2 into your iTunes account, it was deleting songs originating from rival services. Tell us if this sounds familiar: You grabbed Lady Gaga's <i>The Fame Monster</i> from Amazon MP3 in 2009, threw it in your iTunes library, went to sync your 160GB iPod …

Spotify Founder to Taylor Swift: ‘Our Interests Are Totally Aligned With Yours’

One week after Taylor Swift withdrew her entire catalog from Spotify, dismissing the music-streaming service and calling it “a bit like a grand …

There's Nothing Wrong With Wearing A Lot Of Makeup

Lately, it seems like there's been a lot of shade thrown at women who wear a lot of makeup. Blame the #NoMakeupSelfie, blame #WokeUpLikeThis, blame …

Coming To Terms With My Emotional Eating

At the beginning of June, I was six pounds away from my weight-loss goal. Then, in the middle of the month, my aunt passed away unexpectedly — and …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

Of Course Lauren Conrad Is Designing Bridesmaids Dresses.

<b>Lauren Conrad,</b> fresh off a run as a bridesmaid for a very <i>Laguna Beach</i> wedding, has launched her own collection of <b>Paper Crown</b> bridesmaid dresses. The bride-to-be unveiled the collection on the cover of <i>Martha Stewart Weddings's</i> fall issue, modeled on her own bridesmaids. She's got <b>nine bridesmaids</b>, …

Social Media Drama: Facebook Dating and Relationship Rules

I once overheard a <i>heated</i> phone conversation between a coworker and her long-distance boyfriend that had too many expletives to recount here. The nexus of the issue was something I've heard repeatedly from other women, and the censored version goes a little something like this:<p><i>Why did you Like that</i> …

This Is What Your Favorite Music Does To Your Brain

Photographed by Claire Pepper.<p>Music is one of the most effective (and cheapest) mood-boosters there is. You already know your favorite tunes get you …

Watch a violinist play through his brain surgery

Doctors used sensors on his bow to measure tremors<p>Doctors would normally fix a tremor like Roger Frisch’s by keeping him awake during surgery, inserting electrodes deep into his brain until the trembling appeared to stop. But for a concert violinist, even the slightest remaining tremor would mean …

Real Wedding Photos, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Inspiration: Best Flower Girl Dresses

Ladies, listen up: #wheremyflowergirlsat is exactly the hashtag you need to snap you out of your afternoon funk. (Or rather, clicking through A Practical Wedding's sweet flower-girl-centric hashtag is where <b>I</b> just ended up in an attempt to quash my own.) Check out this …

The Giver Movie Review

Hollywood can update as many superhero flicks, comic books, or Nicholas Sparks novels as it wants— but for me, some stories should remain sacred. This includes pretty much every book on my middle school reading list, mostly because those of us who remember reading tales like <i>Catcher In The Rye,</i></i> …

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