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Everything You Need to Throw a Fabulous Cocktail Party

We love a good cocktail party. Great drinks, delicious snacks, and lots of laughs with good friends. Whether yours is large or small, everyone you …

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Reader View: Music education opens new worlds for kids

It’s a proven fact that the more children study music, the more they improve in math, science and reading. In their paper, “The Impact of Music …

Music and math: The genius of Beethoven - Natalya St. Clair

How Franz Liszt Became The World's First Rock Star

Illustration of Franz Liszt. The Hungarian composer and pianist revolutionized the art of performance.<p>When you think of rock n' roll, Franz Liszt might not be the first name that comes to mind. But the classical pianist, born 200 years ago today, was in many ways the first rock star of all time.<p>In …

The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.<p>There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's way. It's science.<p>We've taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a …

Every Online Seller Should Know This Smartphone Photography Trick

No fancy camera? No problem.<p>You no longer need expensive equipment to create gorgeous product shots at home. Instructional site Household Hacker …

The 45 Greatest Prince George Pictures Of All Time

The definitive list.

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18 Pizza Joints You Must Try Before You Die

Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself.

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7 Things You Didn't Know About Burt From Burt's Bees

No. 1: He's a real person, and so much more than just a logo.<p>Or at least, when BuzzFeed asked him about it recently in Manhattan, he started to tell an elaborate story about an entirely different thing, which is probably for the best.<p>After Burt started selling honey and beeswax from his own hives …

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13 Places Where Southerners Don't Want You To Vacation

Just gorgeous, y'all. But don't all go rushin' down there at once, or no one will ask y'all to come back now, y'hear? Then for a different tour of the South, tune in to Party Down South Thursdays at 10/9 C.

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Patrick Stewart Lives in Brooklyn and Eats Kale, but Hates Strollers

Although he resides in Brooklyn, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen recently made an epic tour of New York tourist sites, as a sort of farewell to the city when their stint co-starring on Broadway came to an end this month. Last night, he explained why.<p>“Ian has gone back to the U.K., and I will spend …

Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

This Easter, you can drown your sorrows in a glass of Jellybean milk — or with a pile of beer-flavored jelly beans.<p>The new twists are a sign that jelly beans are continuing their march to candyland domination. Americans buy 16 billion beans in the Easter season alone (mid-February until the actual …

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

Yah Leng – Founder, Foreign Policy Design<p>Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s …

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Flight 370: Storm of emotions over lives 'lost' as storm at sea delays search

For families whose loved ones were aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the past day has been full of news they were dreading.<p>First, a grim-faced Malaysian Prime Minister confirmed their worst fears, announcing Flight 370 went down somewhere in the Indian Ocean.<p>Then, even as investigators …

26 Reasons To Appreciate The Hidden Gem Of St. Louis

No one wants to be known as a "fly-over" city. St. Louis, nestled in the Midwest about three hundred miles from its more popular cousin, Chicago, has long had that unfortunate designation, along with a spot on lists such as "America's Saddest Cities" and "Most Dangerous U.S. Cities."<p>But there's the …

This dad coloured-in his kids' art to kill time on business trips - we interviewed him

Books: New and noteworthy

USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.<p><b>1. Missing You</b> by Harlan Coben (Dutton, fiction, on sale March 18)<p><b>What it's about:</b> When NYPD detective Kat Donovan ventures onto an online dating site looking for love, she encounters her ex-fiancé, and real trouble.<p>The …

American regional foods worth traveling for

In this day and age, it seems like you can find just about any type of food you want, especially if you live in a big city. Want a super-authentic banh mi, or perhaps a traditional Belgian Liège waffle? There's a food truck for that. Heck, even if you live in the middle of nowhere you can log on to …

Celeb superlatives: Holmes back on TV, makeup-free Minaj

Think high school yearbook superlatives — if Katie Holmes and Nicki Minaj were classmates.<p><b>The most welcome return to TV: Katie Holmes</b><p>In the past few years, Holmes has focused most of her time on her theater career, which is all well and good — if you live in New York City. But the rest of us have …

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The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?<p>Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who …

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