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Sony execs used old BlackBerrys found in a basement after getting hacked

With its computer systems crippled worldwide, Sony executives did what any of us would do: turn to simpler technologies to get them moving again. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>and <i>The New York Times</i>, that tech included notepads, a manual paycheck machine, and also a stash of BlackBerrys found …

10 Pharrell-Produced Songs That Sound Nothing Like Pharrell

Every music producer has their signature style, but to have a decade-spanning career like Pharrell Williams’, you have to know when to switch it up — …

Pharrell Williams

Six disappointing albums of 2014

Gifts: You want to love them. Or at the very least, you simply want to be surprised by them. Like full-length albums.<p>In this stream-everything, download-now era, Pop & Hiss is appreciative of those artists who still believe in the long-play format. The album may not be as hot a gift as, say, a …

Who Are the Yazidis, the Ancient, Persecuted Religious Minority Struggling to Survive in Iraq?

The U.S. contemplates sending military aircraft and possible ground troops to rescue the Yazidis, as more American military advisers arrive in Iraq to help plan an evacuation of the displaced people.<p>For their beliefs, they have been the target of hatred for centuries. Considered heretical devil …

Ask A Native New Yorker: How Old Is Too Old To Have Roommates?

Are you relatively new to this fine metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York at one time... except, of course, those …

How we made 3 Feet High and Rising

Posdnuos, De La Soul rapper: 'Our manager asked, "Stay in college – or be rap stars?" I was like, "Uh, I'll take rap star"'<p><b>Kelvin Mercer, AKA Posdnuos, rapper</b><p>Hip-hop was still very macho back in the 1980s. The inner-city MCs' raps were full of bragging and boasting. Although I was born in the …

Guide to Nigeria's Afrobeats stars

<b>Nigeria is now the most exciting place for music in Africa, with artists such as WizKid, Ice Prince, D'Banj, 2Face Idibia and P-Square, dominating continental music awards.</b><p>They attract huge crowds across Africa, as well as Europe and the US. Kanye West and Tinie Tempah, whose family comes from …

Africa

The World's Most-Coveted Rent Boys Honored At The 'Oscars Of Escorting' (NSFW)

"What up, sluts?" Cazwell hollered as he strode onto the lit stage, flanked by two half-naked men gyrating on all fours.<p>The waiting crowd whooped and cheered at the leather-clad rapper's jape about their promiscuity.<p>The Hookie Awards had officially begun.<p>Dancers pose as Cazwell sings his hit "No …

Housing The Homeless Not Only Saves Lives -- It's Actually Cheaper Than Doing Nothing

It's cheaper to give homeless men and women a permanent place to live than to leave them on the streets.<p>That’s according to a study of an apartment complex for formerly homeless people in Charlotte, N.C., that found drastic savings on health care costs and incarceration.<p>Moore Place houses 85 …

Burn Cals and Tone It All in Just 5 Minutes

<b>With this the no-excuses routine, you'll squeeze in a killer head-to-toe, fat-blasting workout no matter how busy you are.</b><p><i>By Jaclyn Emerick,</i> SELF<p>A quality sweat session in five minutes? Yep. The proof is in this quickie firm-and-burn routine created by Dasha Libin. Russian-born Libin (her …

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10 Things People Get Wrong About Anxiety

Perhaps one of the most persistent struggles when dealing with anxiety is what people get <i>wrong</i> about the disorder.<p>According to Joseph Bienvenu, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University, there are many fallacies when it comes to anxiety disorders, and …

Student Loan Borrowers Win As Education Department Reverses Course

Borrowers with federal student loans may now access the U.S. government's latest rankings of loan specialists after the Department of Education on Tuesday abruptly reversed its temporary ban on providing customer service scores.<p>Among the department's four major loan servicers, SLM Corp., the …

There Is Hipster Music, There Is Bro Music, And There Is Vampire Weekend

"Who are some artists that you listen to?"<p>When this question is answered with the names of artists that the asker has never heard of, the other is filed under hipster. As it is of the utmost importance that a hipster be able to list off names from the deepest recesses of the musical crypts, they …

Drudge Report On Droid Pro

The best and easy to use Drudge Report reader on the Android Market and the only one with a widget, search, and tablet support.<p>Easily read articles …

‘Crowdpilot’ app lets strangers LISTEN to your PHONE CALLS

The NSA isn’t the only ones capable of tapping phone calls anymore thanks to a new smartphone app called ‘Crowdpilot,’ which could potentially let …

The 9 Essential Habits Of Mentally Strong People

In 1914, Thomas Edison's lab burned down, and years' worth of his work was destroyed. This could easily be described as the worst thing to happen to Edison, but the inventor instead chose to see it as an energizing opportunity that forced him to rebuild and re-examine much of his work. Edison …

'Japanese Beethoven' admits he is a fraud

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1050000/1050110_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524697856_56fafcb8896b492368d46665a5e883c6<p><b>A deaf composer who has been dubbed "Japan's Beethoven" has admitted hiring someone else to write his music for nearly two decades.</b><p>Mamoru …

Japan

Beginner Tai Chi first 4 movements of 11.

Tai chi chuan for beginners - Taiji Yang Style form Lesson 1

The 10 Best Beauty Products To Buy At Trader Joe's

My love affair with Trader Joe's started with a 16-ounce jar of coconut oil. I had spent weeks searching for this hair, skin and stir fry goodness before spotting it on the shelves at the homely grocery store. This $6 find convinced me to check out the actual beauty products at my neighborhood …

Unbelievable 6 Year Old Girl Break Dancing

Six-year-old b-girl destroys the dance floor (HD)

Haydn - String Quartet in D Minor "Fifths" - Mov. 3-4/4

Brahms - 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79 (Murray Perahia)

Net neutrality threatened by court

<b>A US federal appeals court has rejected rules intended to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from prioritising certain types of content.</b><p>Net neutrality is the principle that ISPs should not block web traffic for customers who pay less to give faster speeds to those who pay more.<p>The US Federal …

Net Neutrality

Marijuana Prohibition Was Racist From The Start. Not Much Has Changed.

As the nation's nearly 80-year history of pot prohibition slowly begins to crumble, starting with Colorado's recent implementation of taxed and legalized recreational marijuana, critics of the increasingly popular policy shift are jumping to denounce the move. A number of white pundits and …

Woman stabs boyfriend after he farts on her

A drunken Florida woman stabbed her boyfriend with an 8-inch blade after he farted in her face during an argument, police say.<p>Deborah Ann Burns, 37, …

Crime

This Ancient Martial Art Can Fight Disease, Calm The Mind And Slow Aging

Americans have no difficulty adopting ancient practices into their health regimens. Take yoga, the ancient mind-body practice and contemporary fitness craze (and $27 billion industry), which continues its prominence in the mainstream -- even after decades of increasing popularity. Many forms of …