Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Team Up Again + Facebook Search Goes Real-Time

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  • Tony Bennett says he has another collaboration with Lady Gaga in the works. In a recent interview, Bennett revealed the pair will go "cheek to cheek" once more on an album of Cole Porter songs. The crooner is a huge fan of the pop star: "Gaga is a gorgeous singer, and when she sings a great ballad, I get goosebumps," he said. — Billboard

  • Facebook has expanded its real-time news search. Now when you're looking for something in the Facebook search bar, you'll have access to more than two trillion posts, including public posts and pages. So all the "news and chatter" shared on Facebook around big news stories and live events will be visible to you, "but with a more human focus." Will this inspire you to make more public posts about your views on the world? — Tech Crunch

  • After several lawsuits and a 2012 U.S. Department of Justice settlement, an independent review found that antidepressant drug Paxil (paroxetine) is not safe for teenagers. According to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology that examined 185 meta-analyses, "one third of (the meta-analyses) were written by pharma-industry employees." Almost 80% of meta-analyses in the review had "some sort of industry tie, either through sponsorship, which the authors defined as direct industry funding of the study, or conflicts of interest." — Scientific American
  • Sesame Street has added a new character with autism to its puppet lineup. Julia is part of a new initiative called "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children" that "offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities," the website states. Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president of U.S. social impact at Sesame Workshop, said children with autism are five times more likely to be bullied, and "with one in 68 children having autism, that's a lot of bullying," she said. — The Huffington Post
  • McDonald's is testing sweet potato fries. The company is serving the new fries in conjunction with the "Create Your Taste" custom burger initiative, and for now, they're only available in Amarillo, Texas. Before this, the fries were served at select outlets in Australia with garlic aioli. This is one of many new tactics the fast food company is serving up, along with cage-free eggsorganic burgers, and adding all-day breakfast. — Esquire
  • To shop today: Don't miss these amazing Moroccan rugs.

Opening photo: PBS

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