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13-year-old Broadway star Laurel Griggs died after massive asthma attack

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Broadway star Laurel Griggs passed away this week at age 13 after suffering a massive asthma attack. Her funeral was held on Friday, according to the a obituary post on Dignity Memorial. Griggs was best known for roles in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Once," as well as several guest appearances on "SNL." Visit Insider's homepage for more.

13-year-old Broadway star Laurel Griggs passed away this week after suffering a massive asthma attack.

Griggs was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital on November 5 where doctors were unable to resuscitate the young actress, her grandfather David B. Rivlin wrote on Facebook. Her funeral was held on November 8, according to an obituary post on Dignity Memorial

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Jimmy Kimmel quizzed Billie Eilish on her music knowledge, and the 17-year-old didn't know who Van Halen or Run-DMC were: 'What is that?'
ABC Host Jimmy Kimmel quizzed "Bad Guy" singer Billie Eilish on her music knowledge during Thursday's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and the 17-year-old didn't know who singers like Van Halen or Huey Lewis were.  After joking about their birth years, Kimmel asked Eilish if she knew who Madonna was, to which the singer said yes.  But when Kimmel asked, "Can you name a Van Halen?" Eilish responded, "Who?"  "I'm gonna start crying," Kimmel joked.  Eilish knew of Cyndi Lauper, but not Huey Lewis nor Run-DMC "What is that?" the teenager said when asked about the iconic hip-hop group.  However, the singer was the most confused when Kimmel asked her if she'd ever "played with a Cabbage Patch Kid."  "A Cabbage Patch Kid? Like a sour patch kid? Is it a candy?" she asked.  And Eilish was also lacking in her knowledge of "Ghostbusters" ("I don't think I've seen it"), Mr. T, and "Gremlins."  "The point that I'm trying to make is that you're younger than I am," Kimmel said, to which Eilish said, "You're making me look so dumb!" Watch the video below. Kimmel starts quizzing Eilish at the 3:15 mark. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  Youtube Embed: //www.youtube.com/embed/DN26vJyZakg Width: 560px Height: 315px Read more: Billie Eilish posted an adorable video of kids climbing all over her ahead of the release of her children's clothing line Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and more celebrities read horribly mean tweets about themselves on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Billie Eilish says she may want to show her body and 'look desirable' in a music video after she turns 18 Billie Eilish fans are showing support for the singer after she revealed that she may want to show her body more as she gets older NOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Billie Eilish asked kids where they think we go when we fall asleep, and their answers are the best thing you'll see todayThe 8 most surprising first-time Grammy nomineesScooter Braun finally spoke out about his feud with Taylor Swift, and urged her to talk with him: 'People need to communicate'
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Ecommerce sites' mobile templates hide information that shoppers use to save money
In Do Consumers Make Less Accurate Decisions When They Use Mobiles?, a study by researchers at Ben Gurion University accepted for presentation at next month's International Conference on Information Systems in Munich, the researchers seek to discover why consumers spend more money on ecommerce sites when using mobile devices than when they use laptops and other, larger screens. Specifically, the researchers are trying to determine whether small screen size is the dispositive factor, or whether there is something specific about mobile templates that gooses online spending. Smaller screens do typically result in some information being hidden or omitted, but it's not clear whether any omission would produce worse bargains for shoppers, or whether the specific, deliberate choices that ecommerce sites make when designing their mobile templates bring about this result. They conducted laboratory experiments in which the information available to shoppers was varied, and found that there was no reason that the information necessary for comparison shopping couldn't be presented, even on small screens -- and that that information was present, shoppers got better deals on hotel rooms. The authors don't offer any guesses as to why sites' designers chose to omit information that led to their customers getting better bargains and spending less. There's an obvious interpretation -- that the sellers know which information leads to better outcomes for shoppers, and they adjust the sites' templates accordingly so that they make more while shoppers get less. But there's another explanation that is, in its own way, more revealing: the designers might simply have tried a variety of A/B split design experiments whose success was measured in how much shoppers spent, without interrogating where the excess revenue was coming from. Read the rest
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards arrest about 100 protest leaders: Iranian judiciary
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have arrested about 100 leaders of the protests that erupted last week over gasoline price rises, Gholamhossein Esmaili, spokesman for Iran's judiciary, said on Friday according to the official IRNA news agency.
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Want to bridge divides? Clean your Twitter house first
Christopher Bail dug through Twitter data and found one notable trend: Democrats and Republicans who gain the most traction with those on the other side of the aisle are willing to clean their own house first.
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Opinion: Want to bridge divides? Clean your Twitter house first
As Republicans and Democrats continue to sort themselves into different geographic regions, we may soon realize that social media is one of the few remaining places where bipartisan dialogue is actually possible. This question will become doubly urgent as younger generations of Americans continue to flock to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to learn about politics.
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Ray J responds to pregnant wife’s claims he left her ‘stranded’ in Vegas
Ray J says he's still in Las Vegas days after his wife, Princess Love, accused him of leaving her and their daughter "stranded" in Sin City.
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Yale women’s soccer coach fired Brendan Faherty after past groping accusations surface
Yale women’s soccer coach Brendan Faherty is no longer at the school after he was accused of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale vice president for communications Nate Nickerson told the Yale Daily News that the accusations made in the newspaper were not revealed during the school’s background...
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How social media enables divisions instead of fostering connections
A new report in The Atlantic explores how social media is allowing the rapid spread of hatred through algorithms. NYU social psychologist Jonathan Haidt joined CBSN to discuss how technology is enabling divisions in the U.S. instead of bringing people together.
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Watch how to turn a Coke can into clear squishy plastic
This Coke can disappearing act is a fun experiment that reveals the hidden layer inside the soda's packaging. According to MEL Science, who posted their own version of this experiment in May, Coke is packaged in two layers of protective material, and only one of them can withstand drain cleaner. This or­di­nary alu­minum can is con­ceal­ing a de­vi­ous se­cret – it is cov­ered with a pro­tec­tive lay­er not only on the out­side, but on the in­side as well! When we re­move its paint coat­ing, we ex­pose the alu­minum, which eas­i­ly re­acts with a drain clean­er that con­tains an al­ka­line com­po­nent. But even when the alu­minum has dis­solved com­plete­ly, the drink will not leak out. There is a sec­ond ma­te­ri­al in­side the can – a lay­er of plas­tic that keeps the drink it­self from in­ter­act­ing with the alu­minum. If you try it yourself, MEL Science adds a safety precaution: "Wear pro­tec­tive gloves, glass­es, and a mask. Work in a well-ven­ti­lat­ed area. Per­form this ex­per­i­ment un­der adult su­per­vi­sion only!" MEL Science's version of the experiment: Read the rest
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Trump says yet to decide whether to close trade deal with China
President Donald Trump said on Friday a potential U.S.-China trade deal was coming along well, but he had yet to decide whether he wanted to finalize it.
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Metal detectorists jailed for stealing rare Viking hoard worth millions
Two metal detectorists who stole an ancient Viking hoard "of national importance" from a British field have been jailed, after a judge ruled they had cheated the public out of what should have been national treasure.
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'Love Grace': handbags collected in memory of Grace Millane
Project set up in memory of woman murdered in New Zealand gives support to victims of domestic abuseGrace Millane loved handbags. She had a large collection, her family said, “each one to compliment another outfit she’d be able to just throw on”.And so earlier this year, while her devastated parents, two older brothers and wider family struggled to come to terms with the appalling tragedy that had befallen her, they decided to channel their grief into a project of which she would certainly have approved: filling handbags with essential toiletries and little luxuries, and donating them to their local domestic abuse charity in Essex. Continue reading...
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A retiree who stopped working at 54 to live on $24,000 a year says doing the math to plan for retirement isn't enough
Courtesy of Bill Davidson Bill Davidson retired at 54, and found that that planning for retirement takes much more than just crunching the numbers — you have to think about how you want to live. By considering what they'd like to do in retirement, Davidson and his wife were able to plan ahead and arrange their $24,000-a-year budget to create the travel-heavy lifestyle they wanted.  Business Insider is looking for retirement stories to feature in our Real Retirement series. If you're in or nearing retirement and want to share, email yourmoney@businessinsider.com. Read more personal finance coverage. From figuring out how long your money will last to deciding how you'll cover things like healthcare, there are a lot of numbers to run when planning for retirement. But one retiree says many people who are planning for retirement are overlooking a big piece: how they'd like to live their lives once they're there. Before retiring from his job in marketing in Oregon, Bill Davidson, 60, put a lot of thought into what he wanted out of retirement in addition to how he'd fund it. "Retirement planning should be much more holistic than just the dollars," Davidson says. "Many of the headlines are all about, 'You need $2 million to retire.'  It's all about the dollars," he says.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:More than half of Americans think they're behind on retirement savings, and another 20% have no idea where they standI saved over $300,000 in my 20s and everyone seems to ask the same 7 questionsThe typical American heir is now a middle-class 50-something who puts the money toward retirement
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