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‘American Pie’ and the History of Mysterious Rock Lyrics

From Don McLean and Bruce Springsteen to the Beatles, the hit songs we hum have often not meant what we think<p>Earlier this month, one of the greatest mysteries in rock ’n’ roll was finally solved. The unnamed “king” and “jester on the sidelines” in Don McLean’s iconic 1971 song “American Pie” were …

Music

Sir Richard Branson's Advice For Entrepreneurs: Don't Be Afraid Of Fear

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” Small businesses have a lot to thank legendary racing driver Mario Andretti for, as this should be the mantra of all budding entrepreneurs.<p>It is normal for entrepreneurs to feel out of control and worry that the rug could be pulled …

Watch the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer

You have never seen more grown men do the no-I'm-not-crying subtle swipe at a tear drop on their faces than you did the moment Harrison Ford turned to his large brown furry sidekick, Chewbacca, and said: “Chewie, we're home.” On Thursday morning here at the Anaheim Convention Center, director J.J …

This Breakdown Of How Much Beauty Bloggers Make Will Prompt You To Reevaluate Your Life

If you've ever wondered how to perfect a smoky eye or nail that fishtail braid, chances are you've turned to YouTube for a makeup or hair tutorial. But how much do those beauty bloggers actually <i>make</i>? Well, let's just say it's more than most people.<p>AdAge did a deep dive on YouTube's most popular …

“SNL’s” dark, troubled past: New documentary chronicles the show’s struggle with sexism & race

<b>Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner and Laraine Newman, Feb. 16, 1978. (AP/Marty Lederhandler)</b><p>The film premiered at Tribeca last night<p>Anna Silman<p>April 16, 2015 5:56pm (UTC)<p>Bao Nguyen's “SNL” documentary “Live From New York,” chronicling 40 years of Lorne Michaels’ legendary comedic …

Comedy

Being a Private Chef for a Gazillionaire Is Essentially Indentured Servitude with Perks

Once you’ve reached a certain point in life, any X amount of dollars past that won’t make you happier. I meet plenty of miserable rich bastards who are angry about all these things. They should be happy and live wonderful lives. But they’re just people.<p><i>Welcome back to Restaurant Confessionals,</i> …

“I hope she goes after a bear next and it rips her face off”: Hunter who killed a giraffe now fending off death threats

Public shaming goes too far — again<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>April 16, 2015 9:17pm (UTC)<p>Just a suggestion: What if we dialed it all down a notch so that every goddamn interaction on social media does not become a scene from "Anchorman"? What if we could be skeptical and critical of the behavior of an …

Feminism

Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers

Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells<p>A protein which ‘turbo-charges’ the immune system so that it can fight off any cancer or virus has been discovered by scientists.<p>In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers …

Panama City Gang Rape: A Kitty Genovese for the YouTube Era

Like the neighbors 50 years ago who looked on as a young woman was murdered, why did hundreds of onlookers just watch—and film—the gang rape in …

What jihadis plan for women

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is a special kind of hell reserved for the women who fall into the clutches of today's Jihadi fighters.<p>We are all familiar with the brutality of ISIS, the self-anointed Islamic State, or Boko Haram, the Nigerian terrorists who have pledged allegiance to ISIS.<p>This new wave of violent …

Advanced alien civilizations possible in 50 galaxies

After scouring 100,000 galaxies, scientists say that 50 are emitting unusally high levels of radiation which could hint at alien civilizations<p>Advanced alien life is possible in 50 galaxies, astronomers have said, after finding they are emitting unusually high levels of radiation.<p>A team of …