Monthly Archives: February 2014

What do Justin Bieber and Jason Mraz have in common?


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WHAT DO JUSTIN BIEBER AND JASON MRAZ HAVE IN COMMON?

It can be a difficult question to answer, as there are so many different options that could match an appropriate answer.

Is it their hair?  Their singing style?  Their sense of swagger?

Or could it be something a bit more…. sexy?

Justin Bieber Duck Tape
Justin Bieber Duck Tape

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Happy cows are milk-producing cows


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They say that when people are happy at work, they become more productive employees.

Happy life, happy wife indeed.

But can the same be true for animals?  If you believe what’s going on with cows these days, then maybe you’ll change your tune.

Lamaze Musical Cow
Lamaze Musical Cow

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The 20 Most Common Words in Song Lyrics


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You can’t stop yourself from singing.  You may not be very good at it, but you typically know all the words to your favorite songs.

There’s a reason why, after all these years, you’re still able to recite the Preamble to the Constitution, thanks to Saturday Morning TV.  Take some words, put them to music, and voila! Instant memory!

Reading Lyrics: More Than 1,000 of the Century's Finest Lyrics--a Celebration of Our Greatest Songwriters, a Rediscovery of Forgotten Masters, and an Appreciation of an extraordinary, popular art form
Reading Lyrics: More Than 1,000 of the Century’s Finest Lyrics
a Celebration of Our Greatest Songwriters, a Rediscovery of Forgotten Masters,
and an Appreciation of an extraordinary, popular art form

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How to make a guaranteed Oscar-winning film


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How hard can it be to make an Academy Award winning film?

Lots of people have Oscar awards.  Some are honorary, others are earned.  Some are from the National Academy, others are from regional or state Acadamies.  Still, no matter how it’s obtained, an Oscar is an Oscar.

Not an Oscar Award(Not) An Academy Award

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Which university has the highest tuition?


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Did you go to college (or, if you’re a snob, “university”)?

If you did, who paid for your tuition?  Were your parents able to take on a second mortgage and foot the bill for your four … or five… year stint?  Did you cover the cost yourself?

Student loans are awful, there’s no doubt about it.  But have you ever wondered if maybe you had attended a different, lower priced, school to get the same degree, that having that extra cushion of money available would have made a difference in your post-collegiate life?

Is College Worth It?: A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education
Is College Worth It?:
A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate
Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education

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You’ll never guess how many hours of exercise obese people get in a year


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Web Watch could make a million dollars by supplying doctors and physician offices with a stack of Post-It Notes and prescription pads that have LOSE WEIGHT and GET MORE EXERCISE printed on them as part of the standard checkup diagnosis.

There may be rare cases where a physician tells a patient that they have to eat more in order to maintain certain aspects of health, but the vast majority of us do need to lose some weight or get more exercise on a regular basis.

The Ultimate Guide to Training Overweight and Obese Clients
The Ultimate Guide to Training Overweight and Obese Clients

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The Six Types of Twitter Users


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Only 14% of the US population uses Twitter.

That’s not a whole lot of people, but those who are on it are communicating with each other (or to nobody at all) at a frentic pace.

And just like any mass gathering, Twitter users have aligned themselves with specific groupings, whether they knew they were doing so or not.

Twitter: Social Communication in the Twitter Age
Twitter: Social Communication in the Twitter Age

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What is the Most Influential Candy Bar of All Time?


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America was built on candy.  Take a look around any grocery store, theme park, or children’s daycare center, and you’ll see those jacked-up sugar high kids clamoring for just a little bit sweet to shove into their adorable pieholes.

And growing up, weren’t we all exactly the same way?

World's Largest Candy Bar
The World’s Largest Candy Bar

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How many bodies can a cemetery hold?


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There’s one thing that’s a given in life, they say: death and taxes.

And if you’re lucky, you won’t ever have to pay taxes.

But everybody is going to die sometime, and the question you should ask is what do you plan on doing with your body when you’re gone?  Are you a burial person?  A cremation person?

Not everybody is going to have their ashes sprinked into the water on the it’s a small world ride at Walt Disney World (we know it’s happened), or packed into a firework and blown up in a celebratory display, or made into a diamond.

A Cemetery Should Be Forever
A Cemetery Should Be Forever

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How much money do corpse actors earn?


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Have you thought about the easiest way to break in to acting?  Sometimes you just need to play dead.

Literally.

Is He Dead?: A Comedy in Three Acts (Jumping Frogs: Undiscovered, Rediscovered, and Celebrated Writings of Mark Twain)
Is He Dead?:
A Comedy in Three Acts
(Jumping Frogs: Undiscovered, Rediscovered, and Celebrated Writings of Mark Twain)

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How much money can you make mining asteroids?


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There’s a lot of money in asteroids.

The problem, as Bruce Willis showed us, is getting the money out of them.

Sure, we could wait until they hit Earth, where we could more easily pick them apart… but if you recall what happened in THE BLOB when the asteroid landed at the movie theater, nothing good ever comes when an asteroid hits Earth.

Mining The Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets
Mining The Sky:
Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets

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The 5 Least Pleasant Places to Live in the US


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Everybody loves where they live for some particular reason or other.

It could be as simple as “home is where home is”, or that you have grown up with a tight circle of friends in the neighborhood and don’t ever want to move away.  Web Watch knows many people who moved out of their parents’ home only to move in to the house next door or just down the street.

Did they do it strictly for family?  Sure, in part — but the area they chose to live in must have some redeeming qualities about it as well.

Pleasantville
Pleasantville

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Another sign that streaming music royalty payments stink


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It almost doesn’t pay to be a musician these days.

We’ll take that back and rephrase:  it LITERALLY doesn’t pay to be a musician these days.  And yes, we are using the word “literally” correctly in that sentence..

With more and more businesses deciding to hop onto the STREAMING MUSIC bandwagon, one would think that the greater exposure would result in greater earnings for the musicians and songwriters who are getting their music spread far and wide.

Music Publishing: The Roadmap to Royalties
Music Publishing: The Roadmap to Royalties

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How well do you know your celebrity feet?


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Everyone has a celebrity obsession of some kind or other.

Whether it’s a “Hall Pass” or “Top 5” list, or “Celebrities you want to invite to dinner”, there’s always something interesting to debate when it comes to your favorite personalities.

The Wizard of Oz Red Ruby Slippers Doorstop - Wicked Witch of the East
The Wizard of Oz Red Ruby Slippers Doorstop
Wicked Witch of the East

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The Top Grossing Nightclubs and Bars for 2013


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Nobody likes to go to a bar or nightclub that’s empty.  Chances are, it’s empty for a reason.

And it’s likely to close soon.

There’s a reason that most nightclubs and bars operate on a cash-only basis – they may not be around long enough to warrant opening a credit card processing account with their bank.  If they even have a bank at all.

Nightclub Wristbands
Nightclub Wristbands

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