The Music Industry Asked Him To Change 1 Word In His Songs. His Response Is Pitch Perfect.

The first part made me kind of sad, but when he fires back at 2:44, I was grinning like a fool. So good!

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I Respect These Female Heroes So Much More With Tiny Waists And Sparkly Dresses! LOL J/K.

There’s a place for princesses, and there’s a place for real, seriously ass-kicking women who are standing up to the world’s problems. Example: The thing about Malala as a princess? She didn’t get locked in a tall tower or eat a poison apple — the Taliban shot her in the head. She doesn’t need a gown or a tiara to create her place in history, and we need to be teaching that to little girls.

Still not sure what the artist is doing here? Scroll all the way down for a great quote about it straight from him.

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Seth Rogen Testifies Before Congress And Is Surprisingly Well-Received

Seth Rogen speaks candidly about his relationship with Alzheimer’s disease and what lawmakers need to do about Alzheimer’s education in America. As a bonus, his testimony is pretty funny.

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A Man Steps In To 'Rob Them,' And They Applaud And Join In. But It's Safe, I Swear.

“Rob” them?! What! No, for real, it’s not what you think. This community in Sao Paulo says what they’re a part of helps carve out their identity and helps them start *living* again. You’ll probably want to join when you see it, too.

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No One In The Audience Expected Her Ever To Say What She Said In These 3 Minutes

The more we hear about people “you wouldn’t expect” to stay in abusive relationships, the more that idea gets put away in favor of actual compassion for each and every victim.

TRIGGER WARNING: This talk contains verbal descriptions of domestic violence.

If you are in an abusive relationship, a crisis counselor is one of
the best and safest people to help you create an exit strategy. Do not
tell your abuser you’re leaving, and be careful about who you notify of
your plans so you can get out safely.

You can visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website to speak with a crisis counselor or call (800) 799-7233.

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According To These Numbers, M. Night Shyamalan Is Destroying The Newspaper Industry

An amusing little reminder that correlation doesn’t always mean causation.

“Need to prove something you already believe? Statistics are easy: All you need are two graphs and a leading question” ~ Vali Chandrasekaran

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A Great Case For Why You Should Smile Back When Someone Smiles At You

Even if your dad only tells three jokes, you should laugh at them.

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A Unique And Trendy Business Model That's Changing The Way People Shop

No business is perfect, but I really admire the ones that are constantly trying to be better. It can’t be easy to avoid the “anything to profit!” mindset in favor of “How can I leave the world a better, more sustainable place?”

Here’s how one CEO is shooting for the latter.

I promise I don’t live in a hole! I know there have been criticisms of TOMS Shoes and companies like it. But it looks like TOMS, at least, has been listening to them. Check out the CEO’s response to critics and his plan to have one-third of all shoes produced in the countries to which the company donates by the end of 2015. Jobs! Let’s hope it happens.

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"All My Passwords Are My Cat's Name And My Birthday!"

My favorite quote from this parody of Google’s privacy policy: “For the Native Americans, there was no private property, yet we modern stuffy Americans treat our ideas, thoughts and personal marketing information like it’s ‘ours.'”

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