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›  Hillary Clinton?s ?Fight Song? is driving some people nuts

Hillary Clinton?s ?Fight Song? is driving some people nutsCelebrities perform ?Fight Song? for a video played at the Democratic National Convention. It?s Hillary Clinton?s fight song, but some listeners don?t have a lot of fight left in them. Before and after the Democratic nomineetakes the stage at rallies, her campaign inevitably plays the 2015 pop hit ?Fight Song? by Rachel Platten.


›  Rock band Third Eye Blind taunts Republicans at concert during RNC

Rock band Third Eye Blind taunts Republicans at concert during RNCThe rock band Third Eye Blind frustrated some guests at a charity concert held during the Republican National Convention on Tuesday. In tweets posted on the official Third Eye Blind account, the band indicated it was pleased the show upset some in the audience. ?I have never been more disappointed,? wrote a Twitter user named Liza White.


›  Adele objects as Trump plays song

Adele objects as Trump plays songPop superstar Adele on Monday lodged objections as Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump played her music on the campaign trail. Trump, an apparent fan of Adele who was spotted at her concert in November in New York, has regularly played her hit "Rolling in the Deep" at his rallies. "Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning," a statement from the singer's spokesman said.


›  Teen Violinist Nails ?Star Wars? Theme Song With Lightsabers

Teen Violinist Nails ?Star Wars? Theme Song With LightsabersJeffrey Ding He has been posting violin videos on YouTube since 2011, but his latest cover ? playing John Williams?s ?Force Theme? from Star Wars with a special-effects bow that looks like a light saber ? has gotten the most attention by far. Since it appeared on Jan. 9, it has more than 40,000 views and counting.


›  Raffi?s Joyous New Album: Exclusive Premiere

Raffi?s Joyous New Album: Exclusive PremiereThis month, more than 20 albums after Raffi?s seminal Baby Beluga first took toddlers by storm, the children?s troubadour will release a brand-new one: Owl Singalong. The jubilant mix of covers (?Garden Song,? ?Abiyoyo,? ?Somos el Barco?) and originals (?Green Dream,? ?See the Moon?) hits stores on Jan. 15 (preorder here). But until then, Yahoo Parenting is exclusively premiering the album, streaming above.


›  Your ?Thinking Style? Predicts The Kind Of Music You Will Like

Your ?Thinking Style? Predicts The Kind Of Music You Will LikeThe way these guys think says a lot about the music they like. (Touchstone Pictures)


›  Why We?re All Obsessed With Adele?s?Hello?

Why We?re All Obsessed With Adele?s?Hello?When it comes to hit songs, there is a formula for success. The song was an instant success in every way: On Vevo, the music video generated the highest number of views in a 24-hour span (27.7 million) and was the fastest video to reach 100 million views.


›  16 Songs That Have Helped People Through Depression

16 Songs That Have Helped People Through DepressionFacing the world each morning can be difficult when you live with a mental illness. Depression, specifically, can make everyday tasks seem daunting. Getting out of bed and out the door can be a major accomplishment. And although music can?t cure depression (we wish), it?s scientifically proven to reduce stress and even depressive symptoms.


›  What?s Happening in Your Brain and Body as You Listen to Music

What?s Happening in Your Brain and Body as You Listen to Music?The effect of music on the brain or body depends in part on its genre,? Frank A. Russo, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Ryerson University, tells Yahoo Health. Research published in the Journal of Positive Psychologyshows that listening to upbeat music improves mood, with one catch ? it only works if you have the desire to be happy.Test subjects who listened to the upbeat music without feeling an urge to be happy did not see their moods change.


›  You Could Have Serious Musical Potential and Not Even Realize It

You Could Have Serious Musical Potential and Not Even Realize ItIf you?ve got a particular personality type, you might be predisposed to be musically skilled. If you?ve ever taken music lessons, you?ve had it drilled into your head that?practice makes perfect.? But is that really all there is to it? According to a new studyin the Journal of Research in Personality, your musical ability could also be hinged on something a little more engrained: your personality. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Goldsmiths, University of London, in the U.K., in conjunction with the BBC, put more than 7,000 people through a series of musical tests, including melodic memory and rhythmic perception tests. These were then linked to their scores on a Big Five personality trait test, which examined people?s scores on the traits of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Among the findings: The trait of openness is a keypredictor of musical ability.


›  What We Can All Learn From Drake?s Dance Moves in New ?Hotline Bling? Video

What We Can All Learn From Drake?s Dance Moves in New ?Hotline Bling? Video?Or if you criticize yourself for making a mistake ?either way, you will never have enough confidence to try anything new or expand your repertoire.? She adds that the key to opening yourself creatively ? whether it?s doing something different on-the-job or taking a chance on the dance floor ? is learning to take in constructive criticism, not destructive criticism. ?Constructive criticism is when we see we?re awkward, so we can identify the problem and find a solution,? says Plumez.


 

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Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats said on Tuesday they had withdrawn an offer to fund U.S. ...
 
›  Kentucky school shooting kills 2, wounds 13, teen arrested
›  Turkey's Halkbank working with U.S. Treasury, Justice Department after Iran case: Simsek on Bloomberg HT
›  U.S. investigators to probe crash between Tesla vehicle, fire truck
›  Five bodies recovered in Oklahoma oil well explosion: sheriff
›  U.S. lets more healthcare workers prescribe opioid addiction treatment
›  U.S. attorney general orders probe of FBI agents' text messages
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Militants storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Four gunmen stormed an office of the Save the Children ...
 
›  Alienation drives young Palestinians beyond politics
›  Swiss marchers protest against Trump, break through Davos security cordon
›  U.N. calls on Myanmar for unhindered access to Rohingya camps
›  Syria says claims it uses chemical weapons 'lies'
›  Mattis sees Indonesian forces drink snake blood, roll in glass
›  Qatar Airways to comply with TSA's tougher cargo screening
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Tennis: Chung blazes trail into Australian Open semi-finals
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Chung Hyeon's trailblazing run through the Australian Open continued...
 
›  Tennis: Halep roars back to dismantle Pliskova
›  Serena to play Fed Cup tie against Netherlands
›  Tennis: Volatile times ahead as slams plan return to 16 seeds
›  Tennis: Steely Edmund keeps it simple as final beckons
›  Kerber crushes Keys to reach Melbourne Park semis
›  Wozniacki sees off Suarez Navarro to reach semi-finals
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Asia shares take a breather, dollar sold anew
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets took a time out on Wednesday as investors were left...
 
›  Mnuchin welcomes weaker dollar as U.S. makes Davos investment push
›  Battle of the beans: Monsanto faces a fight for soy market
›  Air Baltic says likely to order Bombardier jets in coming months
›  Puerto Rico utility sale sets up fight with creditors
›  2018 global growth to roll to highs not seen in eight years: Reuters poll
›  Toys "R" Us says to shut a fifth of its U.S. stores
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Ex-Obama administration official in exclusive talks with Weinstein Co: source
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered into exclusive negotiations t...
 
›  Radio host Keillor fired over 'dozens' of incidents: network
›  U.S. author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88: family
›  Hindu groups call for all-India protest ahead of controversial movie release
›  'Shape of Water', 'Three Billboards' lead best picture race after Oscar nominations
›  'Wonder Woman' stumbles, 'Get Out' surprises at Oscar nominations
›  In Davos, Cate Blanchett jokes about playing Melania Trump
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Tesla sets massive stock awards for Musk based on boosting market value
BANGALORE/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk could earn as muc...
 
›  Texas Instruments' revenue growth slowdown rattles investors
›  Facebook buys Boston software company that authenticates IDs
›  Apple launches HomePod voice speaker, takes on Google, Amazon
›  Online lender SoFi nabs Twitter executive Noto as CEO
›  Google, Tencent, Sequoia China join $15 million funding for pharma startup XtalPi
›  Qualcomm fine from EU antitrust regulators expected Wednesday: source
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Pope defends in-flight wedding from conservative headwinds
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday defended his decision to marry a...
 
›  Prize camels keep tradition alive in changing Saudi, but please no Botox!
›  In Year of the Dog, Malaysia plays down, skirts dog decorations
›  Beijing to launch campaign to root out 'low taste' video games: Xinhua
›  Eastern U.S. cougar declared extinct 80 years after last sighting
›  Craft and tech mingle at French couture house Fournie
›  Mexican hotel keeping Hotel California name after Eagles settlement
       
 
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