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How Is Sex Portrayed by Love Songs?

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. The other day I heard my teenage daughter belting out the lyrics to a startling, but familiar, song, owning the music, so to speak, with her own mesmerizing torch-ballad twist […]

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Man returns home to overjoyed mom after biking around the world for 7 years

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Englishman Leigh Timmis set off on a wild adventure seven years ago.

And by wild we mean he was determined to ride his bike for two years around the world. That ambitious timeline quickly fell to the wayside as he realized how daunting the challenge would be to actually traverse the globe.

Timmis’ journey came to an emotional end Saturday when he arrived home in Derby, England, hopped off his bike, and jumped into a sweet embrace with his mom, who he hadn’t seen since 2014. 

Leigh Timmis and his mom embrace after Timmis' adventure finally ends.

Leigh Timmis and his mom embrace after Timmis’ adventure finally ends.

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Anne Hathaway reveals she’s a big pothead, dude

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The list of celebrities coming out as cannabis users is growing like a weed.

Anne Hathaway appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Thursday, which just so happened to be the unofficial stoner holiday 420. While on the show, Hathaway played a game called “Plead The Fifth.” The game is simple, Cohen asks her three questions, she has to answer two of them, and one she can plead the fifth. 

In the very first question, Cohen brings up a rumor about Hathaway being a stoner, and asks her on a scale of one to ten, how big of a stoner is she? Anne smiles, and responds, “I’m not a little one.” Read more…

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New partnership makes Google Play Music the default on all Samsung devices, with double the storage capacity

 Samsung and Google today announced a new partnership that will make Google Play Music the default music player and music service including on new Samsung phone and tablets worldwide, starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The deal comes with an added bonus for Samsung users – they’ll be able to upload up to 100,000 of their own songs to Google Play Music for free. This… Read More

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Intense video shows oblivious truck driver drag a car with someone in it

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An intense video captured on a California freeway shows a large tractor trailer truck dragging a car, seemingly unaware the two vehicles had gotten into an accident.

Witness Brian Steimke was driving up the Cajon Pass when he pulled up on the truck dragging a maroon Nissan Maxima. 

“They’re dragging the car,” Steimke can be heard saying in the clip, amazed by what he’s seeing. “They don’t know what’s going on here.”

When Steimke pulls alongside the vehicles, the driver in the car being dragged unrolls the window and is waving at the truck driver to stop.  Read more…

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You’re gonna need some help recognizing this phishing scam

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How do you spot a phishing scam when the URL looks perfectly legit? 

An old phishing technique has recently popped back up in the news, and it has the potential to fool some folks no matter how many times they inspect a URL for typos.

Phishing works like this: Some fool sends people an email that asks readers to please click on this link or download this thing. The person sends the link from a URL with a (theoretically) clever typo (think yhaoo.com instead of yahoo.com). But this other kind of phishing scheme — called a homograph attack — sends an email from a URL that looks nearly identical to the real thing, replacing some the letters with similar ones from other alphabets.  Read more…

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Chili gives Alex Jones amnesia and other odd things we learned at his custody trial

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You ever eat something so goddamn delicious you momentarily lose your mind?

Neither have we. But apparently Infowars conspiracy-theorist-in-chief Alex Jones has. In a deposition during day two of his custody trial, an attorney working for his ex-wife Kelly insisted that Jones forgot what grade his kids were in after he consumed a bowl of chili.

Jones’s custody battle with Kelly over their three children started off strangely and went weirder from there.

On Monday, his lawyer argued that Alex Jones plays a character on Infowars called Alex Jones. That went down well. By Tuesday, however, we were learning some truly memorable things about him. Here are a few highlights from the second day of the trial gleaned from reporters watching along. Read more…

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First woman to run Boston Marathon returns, and this time she has another powerful message

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Fifty years ago, a clever, determined woman named Kathrine Switzer crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon — but not before an official tried to drag her from the course. 

See, at the time, only men competed in the race. Switzer signed her registration as “K.V. Switzer,” was accepted and, despite efforts to remove her from the 26.2 mile competition, became the first woman to finish it as an official entrant. Her bib number, 261, remains famous. 

On Monday, Switzer, 70, revisited that rebellious, trail-blazing moment by crossing the finish line again. This time she didn’t have to dodge an angry course director, but was instead accompanied by 261 supporters who ran alongside her. Read more…

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Chance The Rapper is having a very Stevie Wonder birthday

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Rap superstar, joyful youngster, and national treasure Chance the Rapper turned 24 years old this weekend and, to no one’s surprise, had the kind of fun-filled birthday we all want.

He’s throwing a party, appropriately called “Chance The Birthday,” on Sunday night in his hometown of Chicago benefiting Social Works, his non-profit supporting Chicago Public Schools.

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— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 12, 2017

He also received toasts on Twitter from a wide-range of folks, from Ellen to Tumblr to the Chicago Public Library.  Read more…

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Purple patch: touring Prince’s Paisley Park mansion in Minneapolis

A year on from Prince’s death, a visit to the muscial icon’s Minnesota home reveals he lived as flamboyantly as he performed

Inside Paisley Park, Prince’s mansion in the suburbs of Minneapolis, the first thing you see is a giant mural of Prince’s eyes, painted high above the entrance, with immaculate lashes and a burst of divine light beaming down from within. Anywhere else it would be the height of arrogance, but not here. If anyone could be forgiven a God-complex, surely it’s Prince.

But now he’s gone. One year ago, on 21 April 2016, Prince Rogers Nelson was found unresponsive in the elevator of his wildly eccentric and, of course, predominantly purple, home. An accidental overdose of prescription painkillers led to his death. Though he shunned alcohol and recreational drugs, he was indeed in pain – the price, perhaps, for the outrageously energetic performances of his youth – and his Jehovah’s Witness faith, which he converted to in 2001, did not permit the operation that may have eased his suffering. But how he exited the stage is less important than what he did on it – and that all starts in Minneapolis.

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There’s another United horror story, and it will break your heart

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The United horror stories keep coming out of the woodwork. After the internet exploded over a viral video showing a man being forcibly dragged from his seat on a United flight last weekend, another passenger has taken to Medium to share his horrible experience with the airline.

Trey Harris’ tale of inhumane customer service and unreasonable responses left him frustrated and upset — enough so he wrote a lengthy post Thursday about the incident, which happened at the beginning of last month. 

Harris’ honeymoon was nearly ruined when United barred him from bringing his “previously-approved, DOT & TSA-allowed mobility device,” a Segway miniPro, on board his flight from Newark to San Diego, where the couple had planned to board a cruise. Harris says in the post he has spondylitis, a type of autoimmune spinal arthritis, which can make walking difficult. Read more…

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Iron Chef is coming back! Iron Chef is coming back!

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We don’t mean to get too excited but ..Iron Chef is coming back! Iron Chef is coming back! 

This time the show returns in the form of Iron Chef Gauntlet, with none other than food guru Alton Brown at the helm. 

And people. are. pumped!

If you’ve never bitten into a bell pepper vigorously then looked into the mist with a passionate, steely gaze, let us explain.

Iron Chef started as a Japanese cooking show in 1993 and its mix of melodrama, competition and food skyrocketed the program to worldwide fame. Its stateside adaptation Iron Chef America (not to be confused with the William Shatner-hosted, short-lived Iron Chef USA) lasted 11 seasons on The Food Network. (The show was put on hiatus in 2014 and has not yet returned to film new episodes.)  Read more…

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Little girl getting dragged by a merry-go-round is too relatable

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Everyone’s had one of those days. 

Days where it’s hard to care about anything and you’re just barely holding on as life and the world around you just seems to keep going on without you. Days where you can barely muster the strength to get out of bed.

This video proves that kids are not immune to experiencing one of those days. 

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