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Lou Reed: 20 Essential Tracks

A look back at the legendary rocker's best moments from the Velvet Underground and beyond<p>After leaving the Velvet Underground in 1970, Lou Reed went …

Lou Reed

15 unethical, illegal ways people get ahead in life

Hard work and smarts do get you ahead. But not everybody plays fair.<p>People frequently bend or break the rules to their advantage and don't get caught. A recent Reddit thread asked for the best unethical life hacks people use to save money or get ahead. We've picked some of the most fascinating and …

Henry Blodget

The 25 Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

From 'Easy Rider' to 'A Hard Day's Night'<p>From Elvis gyrating in prison stripes in <i>Jailhouse Rock</i> to Prince putting Apollonia on the back of his bike …

Helen Mirren

Fruit and Spice Lassis

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: A summer-y, yogurt-y take on a smoothie.</i><p>As a general rule I like to eat my food, not drink it. I think …


19 Totally Ingenious Ways To Use Empty Food And Drink Containers

If you aren't making lemonade in a near-empty honey jar then you're really missing out.<p>Here's is a great tip from cookbook author Dorie Greenspan: When there's just a smidgen of mustard left in a jar, build your own vinaigrette in it.<p>To make hers, Greenspan adds a tablespoon of vinegar (you can use …

The Hollywood Princess Who Keeps Snoop Blazed

Meet Dr. Dina, queen of medical marijuana in L.A.<p>In the annals of weird things that happened in childhood, there are few odder experiences than …


This "Breaking Bad"/ Weird Al Mash-Up Will Blow Your Nerd Mind

Warning: middle school you and twenty-something you are about to collide like two jumbo jets over suburban A-L-B-U-querque.

27 Problems Only Introverts Will Understand

I love you, but no more talking.


Here's JaVale McGee Scaring Random People By Honking A Car Horn

Today's straight-to-YouTube release of <i>Horn Chronicles, Part One</i> (in four volumes!) is just the latest reminder that even though it's the offseason, …

JaVale McGee

Why won’t Robert Plant reform Led Zeppelin?

Reunions are big business. But one ‘70s superstar – Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant – is bucking the trend. Greg Kot explains why.<p>It’s just a wild guess, but the Rolling Stones’ recent run of paydays, er, concerts, are not likely to have gone unnoticed by the former members of Led Zeppelin. The Stones …


Uses for an Unripe Cantaloupe

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Your unripe melon isn't destined for the compost bin after all.</i><p>Melons can be …


27 Children's Movies That Are Wise Beyond Their Years

Quotes of wisdom from your favorite childhood movies.

100 Best Songs of the 2000s

From Beyonce and Lady Gaga to Radiohead and Kanye West, these are the best songs from the first decade of the 21st Century<p>100<p>By<p>The music of the …

Helen Mirren

Ice Cream Float Recipes To Feed Your Inner Child

There are few foods that can invoke nostalgia quite like an ice cream float. Whether it's a root beer float or a strawberry ice cream soda, this delightful dessert just pull at the heart strings.<p>Thanks to a collective celebration of all things old-timey, old fashioned ice cream parlors have been …

"Minute" Chocolate Mug Cake - Chocolate Almond Coconut Cake in Less Than 60 Seconds!