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Dig These Discs :: Nicki Minaj, K. Michelle, Charli XCX, 5 Seconds Of Summer

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 21
Baby, it's cold outside; but it's gonna get hot at the club! 5 Seconds of Summer drop their debut, Charlie XCX and K. Michelle drop their second albums, and Nicki Minaj lays down number three.

Travel Off the Beaten Path :: Weird Museums

ENTERTAINMENT | By Donna Gordon Blankinship | Dec 21
Here are some suggestions from among dozens of unusual museums across the nation, from a funeral museum to an attraction devoted to wet wipes, of all things. They're all worth a stop.

Cool Gadgets for Work and Play!

TECHNOLOGY | By Mike Halterman | Dec 21
Want to access your favorite apps and utilize a GPS system at the same time? There's a hand-held device for that. But how do you charge it? There's a solar-powered charger for that...and that's just a few of the fun gadgets profiled here!

Madonna Releases Six Songs From 'Rebel Heart' Album

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 20
Saying she would 'prefer fans to hear completed versions of the songs," Madonna has released six tracks from "Rebel Heart."

Robbie Rogers Says 'No Way' to FIFA for Anti-Gay World Cup

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 20
LA Galaxy star and unrepentant hunk Robbie Rogers blasted FIFA for on Thursday for their decision to hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the virulently anti-gay countries of Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Sexologist's Revelation Spurs Discussion in China

NEWS | By Didi Tang | Dec 20
A leading Chinese sexologist's revelation that she's been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China's largely invisible and marginalized transgender community.

Nine Must-Have Apps for Your Smartphone

TECHNOLOGY | By Mike Halterman | Dec 20
Who isn't glued to their smartphone nowadays? I have some apps that you should try, and I bet that once you do, you'll wonder how you survived without them!

D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' is a Transcendent Comeback Album

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 20
Earlier this week, R&B genius D'Angelo shockingly released his third album "Black Messiah" with little warning. Not only did it surprise the world, simply because it exists, but it also turns out to be one of the best records since his 2000 opus "Voodoo."

Winter TV Preview

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mike Halterman | Dec 20
Set a date with your DVR and watch at least one of these twelve new offerings. Also, I've got the dish on eight of your returning faves.

'Sandra Bernhard Is #Blessed' Hits Joe's Pub For New Year's Eve

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 20
The inimitable Sandra Bernhard returns to Joe's Pub at The Public with her all new show, "Sandra Bernhard is #blessed," as part of her annual year-end residency, which starts December 26 and leads up to her New Year's Eve spectacle.


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: Unbroken

By Frank J. Avella | Dec 21
Borrowing from Oliver Stone's unrelenting fearlessness and Clint Eastwood's intelligent, straightforward storytelling (she worked with both on "Alexander" and "Changeling," respectively), Jolie proves, beyond a doubt, she's a talented filmmaker.


Business

Gift Guide: Home Products Come with Connectivity

By Anick Jesdanun | Dec 19
Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?


Technology

Geyser Eruption App Launches

Dec 20
Yellowstone National Park fans can get a heads up on when Old Faithful and five other geysers are set to erupt thanks to a new app available for smartphones and tablets.


Finance

3 Tips to Help Use Remaining Health Account Funds

By Tom Murphy | Dec 18
Sunscreen may not top many shopping lists this time of year, but stocking up now can keep you from wasting money. December is the final month for many people with employer-sponsored health coverage to spend the remaining balance.


Cars

Senate Approves New Auto Safety Chief

By Joan Lowy | Dec 18
The Senate confirmed a new administrator to lead the government's auto safety agency, which faces complaints that regulators bungled two high-profile recalls involving faulty ignition switches and exploding air bags.


Style

Pampered Pets That Don Duds Move to the Mainstream

By Sue Manning | Dec 20
Creating on-trend outfits is a whole different animal for pet fashion designers, whose work is becoming mainstream as animal lovers look to further pamper their pets.


Health/Fitness

Is Yoga Good for Your Heart?

Dec 18
Research now compares the benefits of yoga to aerobic workouts. Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the new findings.


Travel

Rich Fun on A Low Budget: South Beach Side Streets

By Jennifer Kay | Dec 20
New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November.