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Rock Around the Clock: how Bill Haley's song became a hit

It is rather amusing to think that it was a middle-aged man who wrote the lyrics that stirred up a generation of teenagers in the Fifties.<p>When Philadelphia-born Max C Friedman penned the words "One, Two, Three O'clock, Four O'clock, rock", as the opening line of a novelty number, he would have had …

Best video editing apps for iPhone and iPad

Long gone are the days where video editing has to take hours and involve your Mac. Thanks to the iPhone and iPad, I’ve put together some awesome, professional-looking video. Depending on what your needs are, and how much control you want over the process, these are currently the best video editing …

These Secret Netflix Codes Will Make Browsing A Whole Lot Easier

Ask people to tell you the single most annoying thing about Netflix and they’re bound to say it’s that they can never find what they’re looking …

Phoneography

Learning to Work Standing Up

Stand up, sit down, stand up again; throw in a few squats and ample weight-shifting, for variety’s sake. That’s become a necessary part of my writing …

Octane Icon: Willys-Overland Jeep

If you believe Enzo Ferrari, then “the Jeep is the only true American sportscar”. While it’s argued that the man behind some of the most lusty …

The Pennsylvania Ballet Absolutely Roasted An Eagles Fan On Facebook

Philadelphia fans are affectionately known across multiple sports as what is technically referred to as <i>the worst</i>. They have a rich history of acting all sorts of terrible, so it’s never a surprise when they do.<p>Recently, an Eagles fan carried on this tradition by leaving a disparaging Facebook …

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'Like a beautiful painting': image of New Year's mayhem in Manchester goes viral

A photograph of a Manchester street strewn with revellers is being lauded online for artfully capturing a uniquely British New Year’s Eve celebration.<p>The striking image, shot by freelance news photographer Joel Goodman, first appeared in a picture gallery on the Manchester Evening News website, and …

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Nicki Chapman: 'My earnings peaked at age 39 – but I'd paid off my mortgage by then’

Fame and Fortune: The former ‘Pop Idol’ judge had a successful career in the music industry before becoming a well-known face on TV, but she still enjoys making money at car boot sales<p>Nicki Chapman, 49, worked her way up from promotions assistant at a record company to become one of the most …

Download Pixite's Union App For iOS Completely Free For Limited Time [$2 Value]

For a limited period of time, Apple is giving you the chance to score one of the finest paid apps for iPhone and iPad for absolutely free. If you are …

The 21 best films of 2015

A year that started with Michael Keaton taking his pants down in <i>Birdman</i> and ends with Kylo Ren and co. trying to pull a similar stunt on <i>Star Wars:</i> …

David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’ Review

Bowie ushers in his 70th year with a restless, intriguing album that sprinkles stardust at every turn<p>When David Bowie returned from exile with 2013’s …

Why time seems to speed up as we get older

Five or six times a day, every day, for 48 years, chronobiologist Robert Sothern has counted off 60 seconds in his head and then compared the results against a clock.<p>As part of a lifelong experiment on circadian rhythms, Sothern, now 69, is trying to confirm or reject a widely held belief: Many …

Star Wars characters and their cats drawn by Disney artists

In their free time, feature animation artists at Walt Disney Animation Studio, Griselda and Normand Lemay, fill their shared Instagram account with colorful drawings of Disney characters, cats, and sometimes Disney characters holding cats. This month, they celebrated the release of <i>The Force Awakens</i> …

250 not out: Bristol Old Vic prepares to celebrate record achievement

From its illegal origins to surviving numerous closure threats to avoiding Luftwaffe bombs, the Bristol Old Vic has had a fascinatingly rich history and will next year celebrate what might be its most remarkable achievement.<p>“We are told that it is the only theatre ever in the English speaking world …

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16 best country Christmas songs - Telegraph

Music

Seasonably Rich: How Much Are Musicians Making From Our Favourite Christmas Songs?

Remember Hugh Grant’s character in the 2002 film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel <i>About A Boy</i>? A wealthy and shallow bachelor in his late 30s whose …

If you have a great idea for an app, learning to code through this course can help bring it to life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In June 2015 Apple announced that over 100 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store to iPhones …

Here's What Happens To Your Brain And Body If You Don't Sleep

You’ll be pleased to hear that science has got your back if you want an excuse to get more sleep. There are many health effects linked to a lack of …

Sleep

Clever Illustrations Reflect Hilarious Human Behavior

Graphic designer David Olenick perfectly illustrates the humor of bad decisions, excuses, and basic human behavior. Olenick's designs are cleverly executed with a handy array of puns and a quirky cast of characters. From a tough guy name badge that reads: “HELLO MY NAME IS: keep walking” to the …

The 100 best Christmas songs of all time

Desert Island Discs: 22 great guests

The instantly recognisable tune of By the Sleepy Lagoon (composed in 1930 by Eric Coates and with added seagulls) sounded for the 3,000th time in 2014 as the BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs reached a magnificent milestone. Royal Navy test pilot Eric Winkle Brown was the landmark guest in a …

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Alone In The Universe

The fifth Beatle indulges his inner Fab Four<p>Nobody really knew where to place the <b>Electric Light Orchestra</b> in the 1970s. They were too earnestly …

Science Says This Is What Jesus Really Looked Like

While Western culture is accustomed to depictions of Jesus as a lanky white guy with long, straight, perfectly-conditioned hair, or, much less often, …

Evanescence’s Amy Lee Covers Led Zeppelin — Kerrang!

Carrying on from her amazing cover of U2’s With Or Without You, Amy Lee has returned to take on Led Zeppelin this time. Nice!<p><b>Amy Lee from Evanescence</b> …

Sony 1TB Personal Content Station: $25 Prime Shipped (92% off list)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the 1TB Sony Personal Content Station (Model LLS201) for <b>$24.99 with free Prime shipping</b>. That’s a whopping $275 …

How Dangerous is Treading the Boards?

Posted by David Cant on March 24, 2014<p>Historically parents have been cautious in their support for offspring who announce a desire to move into …

Health and Safety

Employers' Liability Insurance to Protect You and Your Employees

Posted by David Cant on March 24, 2014<p>1 Comment<p>Employers’ Liabilty Insurance<p>Injuries and illnesses to your employees while they are working for you …

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