Betty Palen

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Learn to swear in perfect Québécois French in 39 seconds flat! (#758)

If you like swear words + music with swear words, then you’ll love this short song by Laurent Paquin! It’s only 39 seconds long, but it’s full of</b> …

Who were Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik?

<b>(CNN) —</b> They were a married couple who left their baby with grandma while they carried out the deadliest mass shooting in the United States since the December 2012 rampage at Sandy Hook.<p>Syed Rizwan Farook, a U.S. citizen, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, a permanent resident, massacred 14 people at a …

California

The Bill Evans Legacy

35 years after his death, the pianist remains a huge influence on jazz.<p>Bill Evans, who died 35 years ago this year at age 51, has remained a central influence on how pianists play jazz. His conception of the jazz trio became the model for balancing the good of the group with individual freedom in …

Piano

Flashback: How Waylon Jennings Survived the Day the Music Died

The day the music died. That’s how songwriter Don McLean memorialized February 3rd, 1959, in his 1972 single “American Pie,” an epic, eight-minute …

Decayed vintage cars up for auction in Paris

Entrepreneur Roger Baillon, dreamed of restoring his collection of cars to their former glory and displaying them in a museum, but his plans were dashed as his business struggled, forcing the sale of about 50 vehicles, to be auctioned off on Feb. 6, 2015.

What not to ask about at a job interview

After waiting and hoping, you finally get the call – for a job interview.<p>It is for the job you really want and you immediately pore over potential interview questions and review your research on the company. You get to the interview and sail through it confidently, knowing you were made for this …

What’s Next in Photography

I’m a photographer, and I’ve been one for nearly three decades. My first decade was as an enthusiast, but since the late 1990s, I’ve made at least a …

Cameras

Louis Jordan: king of the jukeboxes

Louis Jordan, one of the most inspirational musicians of the 20th century, died on February 4, 1975<p><b>Louis Jordan</b> is one of the most successful musicians of all time. During the eight years that Jordan was 'King Of The Jukeboxes' (1943-1950), his songs occupied the No1 spot on the R&B charts for 113 …

Ready, Player? GameSpot Joins Flipboard

Whether you’re wondering where the next Minecon will take place or if you should get a dedicated gaming PC for your living room, GameSpot is …

Living Rooms

Vibrating Wand Makes Your Guitar Sound Like a Different Instrument

Inventor Paul Vo's latest crazy musical innovation is a hand-held wand that changes the sound of guitars like magic.<p>Hold it up to a guitar string, …

Five Magazines to Cure Your Winter Blues

Jenn de la Vega / January 28, 2015<p>Some of us would like to forget that winter is happening right now, but do not lose hope! We’ve got ways for you to …

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

7 Creative Photography Tricks to Achieve Amazing Results

Whether you’re a beginner in photography or pursue it as a hobby, we're pretty sure you’re always eager to learn some interesting tricks that will …

The complete idiot's guide to winter driving

As usual, the holidays provided a multifaceted education – I came to the conclusion that no one over the age of 25 should take vodka shooters, for example, and that trying to park at a major mall on Boxing Day is a bad plan. And there were plenty of winter driving revelations: in the course of a …

Salmon in a Sea of Coconut From 'Marcus Off Duty'

Marcus Samuelsson is downright obliged to love salmon, having grown up on the coast of Sweden. And he has a thing for the flavors of Southeast Asia, choosing the foods of that region to be his desert-island pick, so to speak. In this dish from his new cookbook, <i>Marcus Off Duty,</i> he combines both …

New retail era to emerge as merchants battle for Target’s leftovers

The impending departure of U.S. discounter Target Corp. from Canada sets the stage for a new retail era in which top players could emerge stronger while weaker ones lose more ground.<p>Target's abrupt decision on Thursday to quit Canada after less than two years will bring short-term pain for rivals …

Obama tax plan: Middle-class credits, increases for rich

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In his upcoming State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama will call on Congress to simplify a tax code he deems overly complicated and weighted toward wealthy Americans, administration officials said Saturday.<p>The moves -- likely to meet resistance from Republicans in …

Income Inequality

Bill Maher is right about religion: The Orwellian ridiculousness of Jesus, and the truth about moral progress

<b>(HBO/Janet Van Ham)</b><p>“Most religions were pulled into the modern Enlightenment with their fingernails dug into the past”<p>Michael Shermer<p>January 18, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “THE MORAL ARC”<p>Most people believe that moral progress has primarily been due to the guiding light of religious …

Religion