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12 behind-the-scenes photos show the White House being decorated for Christmas

The White House is being decorated for Christmas. After months of planning, thousands of volunteers and staff transform the residence in a matter of days. These photos show the transformation behind-the-scenes. First lady Melania Trump, staff, and volunteers have been planning what the White House will look like for Christmas since the summer. The week […]

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Review: An unlikely meditation on family in ‘Shoplifters’

The idea of family as a simple, straightforward concept is challenged by the provocative but oddly touching “Shoplifters,” the Palme d’Or winning film from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Kore-eda puts his lens on a poor, multi-generational family, living on the seeming brink of homelessness in a tiny apartment somewhere in Tokyo. They sleep two and […]

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Jude Law says he wasn’t aware that Dumbledore wouldn’t be ‘explicitly’ gay in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

Jude Law spoke to the New York Times and said he wasn’t aware that Dumbledore wouldn’t be “explicitly” gay in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Director David Yates previously said that Dumbledore’s sexuality wouldn’t be overtly addressed in the latest movie (but there are still three more movies left in the franchise). “He didn’t […]

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Investors are fleeing active funds in the worst month for managers in nearly 2 years

Active funds saw $46 billion in outflows in October, the worst month since December 2016, according to new Morningstar data. Passive funds, meanwhile, brought in $16.9 billion last month. Actively-managed funds continue to suffer significant capital outflows, according to a new report on US mutual funds and exchange-traded funds from Morningstar. Funds that rely on […]

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Why our kids are going to play outside this winter, and yours should to, according to science

The benefits of outdoor play for children are significant in any season, with a scientifically proven link between outdoor activities and healthy brain development. This winter, our kids will be getting outdoors as often as possible, both for the fun and health benefits outdoor play engenders as well as to break the cycle of screen […]