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Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow, host LL Cool J and Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events at CBS Entertainment Jack Sussman pose at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 23, a few days before the 2014 Grammy Awards. Kevin Winter/WireImage hide caption

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The Record

How The Organization Behind The Grammys Spends The Other 364 Days

What exactly does The Recording Academy do besides stage the annual Grammys telecast? The non-profit has been criticized for how it spends its money — and for how it hands out awards.

Jason Amundsen of Locally Laid Egg Co. is one of four finalists in Intuit's Small Business, Big Game competition. Intuit says some 15,000 small businesses entered the contest. Craig Lassig/Invision/AP hide caption

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Business

In The Super Bowl Ad Game, One Small Business Will Win Big

This year, one lucky little company's professionally produced commercial will air during the Super Bowl's third quarter — all free — thanks to a contest held by the software firm Intuit. The four finalists include an organic egg farm and a natural compost supplier. For Intuit, it's a smart way to drum up more business.

As a parent, how would you rate this moment on a scale of 1 to 5? In her new book All Joy and No Fun, Jennifer Senior says parenting research sometimes fails to quantify the joy of having a child. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Parenting Paradox: How Kids Manage To Be 'All Joy And No Fun'

We call babies "bundles of joy," but decades of social science research show that kids don't make parents happier. In her new book, Jennifer Senior takes a closer look at how we quantify joy.

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