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What’s making us happy: What you should watch, read and listen to this weekend

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‘Sprinklegate’ sinks a U.K. bakery’s top sellers after topping is found to be illegal

"It is HIGHLY unlikely that we will find any legal sprinkles that we will use as a replacement," says Rich Myers, owner of the Get Baked bakery in Leeds. "I am extremely passionate about sprinkles."

(Image credit: Courtesy of Get Baked)

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In ‘Maid,’ a single mother struggles to make it on minimum wage

While raising her young daughter, Stephanie Land cleaned houses to scrape by. It was back-aching work for low pay. Her memoir inspired the Netflix series, Maid. Originally broadcast Jan. 29, 2019.

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‘The Morning Show’ recap, Season 2, Episode 5: What happens in Vegas

Alex has pain and is a pain, Bradley works her way through her new relationship, Cory experiences a very late conversion to having a conscience, and Mitch wears cozy clothes in quarantine.

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Grover’s iconic Sesame Street children’s book turns 50

For NPR's 50th anniversary we look at an influential children's book that is turning 50. It features Sesame Street's Grover trying desperately to avoid "The Monster at the End of this Book."

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‘Why We Fly’ flips dusty old cheerleader stereotypes upside down

In their new YA novel, Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal tell the story of a cheerleading squad whose white captain convinces them to take a knee to protest injustice — and the backlash that follows.

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Yolanda López’s first museum show opens Saturday, just weeks after the artist’s death

The exhibit at San Diego's Museum of Contemporary Art will include 50 of the artist's pieces, including the Virgen de Guadalupe triptych which remains one of López's best known works.

(Image credit: Images courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)

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Oxford English Dictionary rides the K-wave with a big Korean update

The influence of Korean culture has reached the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary: 26 new words related to Korean culture were added and 11 words were revised.

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A half-shredded Banksy piece is auctioned for $25.4 million, a record for the artist

"Love is in the Bin" made history when it was created during a 2018 auction. The crowd back then was shocked when a shredder activated as soon as the sale was complete, partly shredding the piece.

(Image credit: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Sotheby's)

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Beloved children’s author and wilderness enthusiast Gary Paulsen has died at 82

Gary Paulsen — whose wilderness adventure Hatchet taught generations of kids to survive in the forest — worked as a farmhand, truck driver and satellite technician before turning to writing.

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