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And the world's catchiest song is ...

 If you really wanna get a song stuck in your head, you gotta get with my friends the Spice Girls. The group's 1996 debut single "Wannabe" is the world's catchiest song, researchers in Holland say.

Africa: A sanctuary for chill-seekers

 Looking for a spa break? In the past, the world's chill-seekers might have ventured to Thailand or India to get their massage fix. In the future, they're more apt to be Africa-bound.

Taylor Swift's '1989' has biggest sales week since 2002

 It's official: Taylor Swift's new album had the largest sales week since 2002, according to Billboard. "1989" sold almost 1.3 million copies in its debut week, said the data from Nielsen SoundScan.

Feel young again in 'Old Florida'

 (CNN) -- Does the idea of spending time in the Magic Kingdom with the Mickey Mouse gang leave you thinking "Oh, rats!"? Does the idea of spending time with the hot people of Miami's trendy South Beach leave you cold?

Guess how many 'Frozen' dresses were sold this year?

This will come as no surprise if you have kids, know kids or know anyone who has or knows kids.

Benedict Cumberbatch goes old-school with engagement

If you're going to break hearts, at least be classy about it.

Taylor Swift's '1989' has biggest sales week since 2002

It's official: Taylor Swift's new album had the largest sales week since 2002, according to Billboard. "1989" sold almost 1.3 million copies in its debut week, said the data from Nielsen SoundScan.

First look at George Lucas' $300 million space-age art museum

No, you're not looking at an idyllic scene from pre-Death Star Alderaan. This futuristic building is the plan for George Lucas' $300-million art museum on Chicago's lakefront.

Mitch McConnell re-elected in Kentucky

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell will win in Kentucky, staving off Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a CNN projection.

Mom accused of throwing 6-year-old over bridge appears in court

An Oregon mother is behind bars after tossing her 6-year-old son to his death off of the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport Monday evening.