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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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The 15 worst Internet hoaxes of 2014 - and where the pranksters are now

The 15 worst Internet hoaxes of 2014 - and where the pranksters are now

If 2013 was "the year of the viral hoax," what then should we call 2014 — a year slightly older, slightly wiser, and even more full of moronic shenanigans?

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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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Most wonderful time of the year for filmgoers

Most wonderful time of the year for filmgoers

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for moviegoers.

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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Music for the holidays

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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

This CD cover image released by Red Records shows "One Christmas," by LeAnn Rimes. (AP Photo/Red)

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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

This CD cover image released by Motown Records shows "Motown Christmas," a variety of familiar classic songs from "Silent Night" to "Joy to the World." This 15-track offering, which was produced by Grammy-winning producer Aaron Lindsey, offers some impressively unique duets and solo performa…

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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

This CD cover image released by Decca shows "Christmas in New York," by Renee Fleming. Fleming, whose alluring soprano has made her one of the Metropolitan Opera's top stars for two decades, turns away from her classical roots on her first Christmas album in favor of pop and jazz. (AP Photo/Decca)

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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

This CD cover image released by RCA Records shows "That's Christmas to Me," by Pentatonix. (AP Photo/RCA Records)

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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

This CD cover image released by UMG Nashville shows "Home for the Holidays," a holiday album by Darius Rucker. (AP Photo/UMG Nashville)

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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

This CD cover image released by Warner Bros. Records shows "Christmas at Downton Abbey." Only seven of the 45-tracks on the double disc actually feature actors from the hit PBS aristocratic British drama; Julian Ovenden and Elizabeth McGovern. Jim Carter who portrays stoic head butler Mr. Ca…

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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

This CD cover image released by Warner Bros. Records shows "Holiday Wishes," by Idina Menzel. Menzel brings the soaring voice that made her famous this year in the Disney hit movie to her Christmas album "Holiday Wishes." The Tony Award-winner puts her own spin on holiday classics like "Sile…

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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

This CD cover image released by D13 Entertainment shows "Home for Christmas," a holiday album by John Schneider and Tom Wopat. Schneider and Wopat are both accomplished singers and their voices blend smoothly. They add some original touches to the more familiar Christmas fare: "Santa Claus I…

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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

This video cover image released by Opus Arte shows "L'Italiana in Algeri," a reimagined 200th anniversary production from the 2013 Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy. (AP Photo/Opus Arte)

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Not all old (or ancient) things are valuable

Not all old (or ancient) things are valuable

Old fly fishing tackle can be a real catch for collectors.

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Authenticating etchings takes an expert's eye

Authenticating etchings takes an expert's eye

Giclee is a computerized print process that produces high quality photographic reproductions.

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Antique tobacco jar could interest a collector

Antique tobacco jar could interest a collector

Now that smoking is unfashionable, tobacco jar is fashionable collectible.

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Smart Collector: China sets don' sell easily

Smart Collector: China sets don' sell easily

Learn how your china stacks up to the competition for bigger payoff.

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Vanished Ohio Valley potteries produced many popular lines of china and glass

Q: My dad gave me these seven plates and I just keep them boxed. Can you tell me anything about them?

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Dating pressed glass can take some serious detective work

Q: This candy dish has always been in my family. It was a gift to my great-grandmother and has been handed down for generations. At the top is written in white, “My wife 1909.” I cannot determine origin and history. Can you tell me anything about it?

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