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Things You Should Be Eating Everyday

The new trend among the weight conscious? Eating more. Don’t focus on consuming less of the “bad” foods — aim to incorporate more of the good foods into your diet. Not only will you feel less deprived, but you’ll also end up being too full to crave the junk. Try these five nutritional superstars for a result that’s even greater than the sum of its wholesome parts. By Hannah Geller

Spinach For $1.50, the price of a large bag of spinach at most grocery stores, you can reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis, lower your cholesterol, and raise your I.Q. Spinach is an excellent bonebuilder, containing vitamin K, calcium, and magnesium. It’s also high in flavonoids, plant molecules that act as antioxidants, which have been shown to prevent breast, stomach, skin, and ovarian cancer. Spinach is a great source of vitamin A and vitamin C, which not only keep you from getting sick in the winter, but also de-clog your arteries and reduce heart disease.

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Things You Should Be Eating Everyday

The new trend among the weight conscious? Eating more. Don’t focus on consuming less of the “bad” foods — aim to incorporate more of the good foods into your diet. Not only will you feel less deprived, but you’ll also end up being too full to crave the junk. Try these five nutritional superstars for a result that’s even greater than the sum of its wholesome parts. By Hannah Geller

Spinach Serving ideas: Sauté spinach with olive oil, pine nuts, and raisins — the olive oil will help you to better absorb its nutrients. Don’t love the flavor so much? Try these spinach brownies from Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious cookbook — you won’t taste a thing.

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Things You Should Be Eating Everyday

The new trend among the weight conscious? Eating more. Don’t focus on consuming less of the “bad” foods — aim to incorporate more of the good foods into your diet. Not only will you feel less deprived, but you’ll also end up being too full to crave the junk. Try these five nutritional superstars for a result that’s even greater than the sum of its wholesome parts. By Hannah Geller

Eggs In the Snackwell-crazed ‘90s, dieters feared eggs because of their fat and cholesterol content and suffered through millions of tasteless egg-white omelets. But research has shown little, if any, connection between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol, and the humble egg is finally being recognized for the remarkably complete set of nutrients it provides. It makes sense: Something that contains the ingredients for an entire life can give you the fuel you need to get through the morning.

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Things You Should Be Eating Everyday

The new trend among the weight conscious? Eating more. Don’t focus on consuming less of the “bad” foods — aim to incorporate more of the good foods into your diet. Not only will you feel less deprived, but you’ll also end up being too full to crave the junk. Try these five nutritional superstars for a result that’s even greater than the sum of its wholesome parts. By Hannah Geller

Eggs Serving ideas: For breakfast on the go, roll up a veggie omelet in a wholewheat wrap. Or, update the classic egg salad by chopping yours up with Italian tuna, black olives, and some olive oil and vinegar.

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Things You Should Be Eating Everyday

The new trend among the weight conscious? Eating more. Don’t focus on consuming less of the “bad” foods — aim to incorporate more of the good foods into your diet. Not only will you feel less deprived, but you’ll also end up being too full to crave the junk. Try these five nutritional superstars for a result that’s even greater than the sum of its wholesome parts. By Hannah Geller

Blueberries A Tufts University study found blueberries were the number one source of antioxidants among 60 fruits and vegetables analyzed. Blueberries contain antioxidants that can (get ready): prevent ulcers, cataracts, and glaucoma; decrease risks of heart disease and various types of cancer; and lower cholesterol. They can also reduce aging of the brain, keeping your memory sharp and diminishing the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Things You Should Be Eating Everyday

The new trend among the weight conscious? Eating more. Don’t focus on consuming less of the “bad” foods — aim to incorporate more of the good foods into your diet. Not only will you feel less deprived, but you’ll also end up being too full to crave the junk. Try these five nutritional superstars for a result that’s even greater than the sum of its wholesome parts. By Hannah Geller

Blueberries Serving ideas: Sauté spinach with olive oil, pine nuts, and raisins — the olive oil will help you to better absorb its nutrients. Don’t love the flavor so much? Try these spinach brownies from Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious cookbook — you won’t taste a thing.

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Things You Should Be Eating Everyday

The new trend among the weight conscious? Eating more. Don’t focus on consuming less of the “bad” foods — aim to incorporate more of the good foods into your diet. Not only will you feel less deprived, but you’ll also end up being too full to crave the junk. Try these five nutritional superstars for a result that’s even greater than the sum of its wholesome parts. By Hannah Geller

Apples Eating an apple a day can keep all kinds of doctors away, from physicians to dentists. Apples contain both insoluble and soluble fiber, which not only make them filling, but also work double time to reduce cholesterol. Some doctors even recommend drinking apple juice after eating a fatty meal to reduce the food’s negative effects on your body. Apples have been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease. And if that’s not enough to make you bite into a Fuji or McIntosh, consider this: Chewing apples stimulates saliva, which scrubs stains off your teeth and freshens breath instantly.

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Things You Should Be Eating Everyday

The new trend among the weight conscious? Eating more. Don’t focus on consuming less of the “bad” foods — aim to incorporate more of the good foods into your diet. Not only will you feel less deprived, but you’ll also end up being too full to crave the junk. Try these five nutritional superstars for a result that’s even greater than the sum of its wholesome parts. By Hannah Geller

Apples Serving ideas: Spread peanut butter on sliced apples for a yummy taste of childhood. Or, dice them up in your oatmeal before cooking and sprinkle with cinnamon for an apple pie-flavored breakfast.

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Things You Should Be Eating Everyday

The new trend among the weight conscious? Eating more. Don’t focus on consuming less of the “bad” foods — aim to incorporate more of the good foods into your diet. Not only will you feel less deprived, but you’ll also end up being too full to crave the junk. Try these five nutritional superstars for a result that’s even greater than the sum of its wholesome parts. By Hannah Geller

Winter Squash One cup of winter squash provides 170 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin A, a nutrient necessary for night vision that’s hard to find in other foods. Squash’s bright orange color comes from a high dose of carotenoids, antioxidants that prevent eye degeneration due to aging and filter out carcinogenic light rays. Makes you think of jack-o’-lanterns in a new “light,” doesn’t it? Roast the seeds alongside the flesh and you’ll reap a host of other benefits. Winter squash seeds contain a significant amount of L-tryptophan, which can help to prevent depression. They’re also a rich source of magnesium, a mineral Americans don’t consume nearly enough that’s vital to almost every bodily function. Eating your daily dose of magnesium will lower your risks for heart disease, abdominal obesity, and diabetes.

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Things You Should Be Eating Everyday

The new trend among the weight conscious? Eating more. Don’t focus on consuming less of the “bad” foods — aim to incorporate more of the good foods into your diet. Not only will you feel less deprived, but you’ll also end up being too full to crave the junk. Try these five nutritional superstars for a result that’s even greater than the sum of its wholesome parts. By Hannah Geller

Winter Squash Serving ideas: Mix canned or pureed squash with cinnamon and the sweetener of your choice for a decadent and surprisingly low-cal treat reminiscent of Thanksgiving candied yams. One-half cup of pureed pumpkin has 40 calories, in contrast with yam’s 180 (and that’s if you don’t add butter or marshmallows). Or, roll the seeds in cinnamon and sugar, crunchy sea salt, or curry powder, then roast them in the oven. And don’t limit yourself to pumpkin — delicata and kabocha squash seeds are equally nutritious, with their own unique, nutty flavors.

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Reborn This Way

Lady Gaga’s Grammy performance both onstage and on the red carpet proved that baby, she was born this way.

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ady Gaga proved even more unpredictable than usual with her Grammy evening. She arrived at the ceremony in a plastic egg-like cocoon, carried by shirtless dancers and accompanied by a space alien who explained to reporters that Gaga couldn't speak to them because she was "incubating." As strange as that was, the debut of her new single "Born This Way" was remarkable in its normalness. Once she hatched herself from the Space Egg and removed her weird beekeeper-ish hat and dress, Ga slipped into a high-energy but pretty conventional dance number that owed a great deal to Madonna, reflecting the "Express Yourself" influence on the song. Gaga, who has been criticized in the past for “borrowing” looks from Madonna, has come under fire recently for how similar ‘Born This Way’ sounds to the Material Girl’s 1989 anthem ‘Express Yourself,’ and Gaga’s Grammy performance only adds fuel to the fire. The Internet has been in a frenzy about the familiarity of the beat and vocals when Gaga’s track made its rounds around the blogosphere. The Washington Post, in what might be called understatement, described ‘Born This Way’ as “vaguely” reminiscent of Madonna’s song. Some news outlets were a little more forthright about the similarity between the two performers, espcially in light of the Grammy performance. In an open letter to Lady Gaga, the San Antonio Express-News chided, “Granted, Madonna holds the copyright on image changing. But when you cracked your egg on the Grammy stage and emerged in a Madonna-esque, high ponytail singing your new single ‘Born This Way’ that has been compared to Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself,’ and later accepted an award wearing a rubber mat get-up with protruding rubber-shaped lumps for your breasts (hello? Madonna’s cone bra?) what else is there to say?” The egg is just another addition to some of Gaga’s shocking outfit choices. She’s already donned a dress of perspex bubbles during her first solo tour, a


Reborn This Way

Lady Gaga’s Grammy performance both onstage and on the red carpet proved that baby, she was born this way.

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ady Gaga proved even more unpredictable than usual with her Grammy evening. She arrived at the ceremony in a plastic egg-like cocoon, carried by shirtless dancers and accompanied by a space alien who explained to reporters that Gaga couldn't speak to them because she was "incubating." As strange as that was, the debut of her new single "Born This Way" was remarkable in its normalness. Once she hatched herself from the Space Egg and removed her weird beekeeper-ish hat and dress, Ga slipped into a high-energy but pretty conventional dance number that owed a great deal to Madonna, reflecting the "Express Yourself" influence on the song. Gaga, who has been criticized in the past for “borrowing” looks from Madonna, has come under fire recently for how similar ‘Born This Way’ sounds to the Material Girl’s 1989 anthem ‘Express Yourself,’ and Gaga’s Grammy performance only adds fuel to the fire. The Internet has been in a frenzy about the familiarity of the beat and vocals when Gaga’s track made its rounds around the blogosphere. The Washington Post, in what might be called understatement, described ‘Born This Way’ as “vaguely” reminiscent of Madonna’s song. Some news outlets were a little more forthright about the similarity between the two performers, espcially in light of the Grammy performance. In an open letter to Lady Gaga, the San Antonio Express-News chided, “Granted, Madonna holds the


The Power of Facebook: Changing the Future of Egypt By Ned Parker


The Power of Facebook: Changing the Future of Egypt By Ned Parker

They called themselves Revolution 2.0. They were film directors, protest organizers and computer whiz kids dressed in J. Crew and Ralph Lauren _ men in their twenties and thirties who had come to embody Egypt’s restive, tech-savvy youth. They sat in a Cairo living room waiting for the latest news about the upheaval they had helped foment. They had been blindsided by President Hosni Mubarak’s speech the night before. Even as victory had felt so close, the longtime dictator had announced he wasn’t going anywhere. Now, late Friday afternoon, they were gathered near the television, their laptops clicking. There was supposed to be another speech. “This isn’t like any revolution in history. It has two faces,” said Khalid El-Baramawy, 33, editor of masrawy.com, a popular news website that has covered corruption and police brutality. “The bad face is, we can’t control it. We don’t know the next step (after) the street.” On the positive side, he said, “Mubarak doesn’t know how to deal with us.” Waiting with him through the afternoon was Wael Ghonim, the gaunt, goateed young Google executive who helped organize the anti-Mubarak protests through a Facebook page that drew more than 70,000 friends. Ghonim’s recent detention by security services had transformed him into a potent opposition symbol. This was his family’s home in an upscale Cairo neighborhood. His mom, wearing a traditional robe and head scarf, poked her head into the room now and then. Alongside him was Ahmed Maher, a 28-year-old construction engineer and protest organizer who had been active in Egypt’s opposition since 2002, enduring repeated arrests. Nearby was Ahmed Salama, a film director. They were products of an Egypt that had opened its doors to Western commerce and Internet culture, shining lights in their respective fields. But they felt they had hit a glass ceiling in an autocratic one-party state. “We have lived 30 bad years,” Baramawy said. “We didn’t want another 30 terrible years. We wanted this to stop now.” The news is on, someone said. People stopped typing and leaned toward the TV. The statement from Vice President Omar Suleiman was terse: Mubarak would hand over power to the armed forces. They all jumped out of their chairs screaming with joy. “Long live Egypt,” they shouted in unison, clapping their hands. Ghonim’s mother rushed into her son’s arms and he squeezed her. “You did it! You did it!” she shouted. “Wael, Wael,” his friends shouted. Ghonim ran around the room. He tapped on his keyboard. “We did it,” he said. “Praise God.” In a way previous generations could never have imagined, the young protesters had helped nudge a three-decade-old dictatorship to its extinction. If previous revolutions had been hatched in mosques and smoky cafes, this one was hatched online, the spawn of computer geeks and old-fashioned protest organizers. Or at least that was the giddy narrative embraced by the young activists. Already, there was a robust debate about how influential websites such as Facebook and Twitter actually proved in the rebellion. The most prominent skeptic, The New Yorker’s Malcolm Gladwell, has argued that such online forms of communication did not affect the nature of the revolution. “People protested and brought down governments before Facebook was invented,” he wrote last week. But others made the case that technology amplified the protesters’ message, helping build international support for their cause.


Love

& Chocolate

This Valentine’s Day, find the way to your lover’s heart through their stomach.

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Love

& Chocolate

This Valentine’s Day, find the way to your lover’s heart through their stomach.

Money might be tight this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t share your love (or like) on Valentine’s Day. After all, they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And here’s some breaking news: Most women cannot say no to a dessert _ especially if it was made by you. Yep, it’s a win-win for both sexes. Of course, this gift takes a bit of preparation, so get started now:

Step 1: Figure out what sweets your sweetie likes, and more importantly, hates. If you don’t know your significant other’s favorites (maybe this is a new or soon-to-be-sweetheart?), make note of their tastes and any complaints. Coffee or tea? Lactose intolerant? Allergic to nuts or eggs? Do they love butterscotch, but abhor chocolate? If the latter, immediately discontinue courtship and move on. OK, just kidding about that last part. Maybe. Step 2: Identify a good recipe. New to baking? This is not the time to dig out the Julia Child cookbook and find some fancy French dessert. Just stick to the basics. One of the best places to get yummy, fairly easy recipes is from companies’ Web sites. If you’ve baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies before, you may already have realized that the best recipe is likely the one on the back of the bag of chips. (And if not, try it!) Ditto with oatmeal-raisin cookies (both Quaker Oats AND SunMaid Raisins have good ones). Here’s a little PR 101 behind that fact: Companies want you to like their product so they usually have great recipes that best flaunt their product’s flavors. Which works out great for us. Here are some good resources: -Nestle -Pillsbury -Quaker Oats -Sun-Maid -Dove Chocolate -Godiva


Molten Chocolate Cupcakes

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Molten Chocolate Cupcakes 1 box Dove Chocolate Discoveries™ (DCD) Chocolate Cupcake Mix (or any cake mix) 6 ounces DCD Chef Series Dark Chocolate bars (or any dark chocolate bars) Mango and/or Raspberry Dessert Sauces - for garnish Preheat oven and prepare cupcake batter as directed on package. Fill cupcake liners half full of batter. Cut or break off 1 segment from a chocolate bar and place in the middle of each liner. Continue filling liners with batter until they are } full. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. Decorate a dessert plate with the Mango and/or Raspberry Dessert Sauce, and top with a freshly baked Molten Cupcake. Garnish with whipped cream, fresh berries, chocolate shavings and a sprig of mint. Enjoy.

Chocolate Mousse 4 ounces Dove Chocolate Discoveries™ (DCD) Dove Dark Chocolate (or any dark chocolate) } cup heavy cream 1 package DCD Chocolate Discoveries™ Mousse Packet (or a plain mousse mix like Knorr Dessert Mix, neutral mousse) 1 flavor disc, if desired (Mint, Raspberry or Hazelnut) Pour heavy cream into a mixing bowl and, while whipping with an electric mixer, slowly pour in entire contents of the Mousse Mix packet, and whip until soft peaks are formed (when whisk/ beaters are removed, peaks curl over and droop). Set aside. Melt chocolate slowly in microwave (stir at 20 second increments until fully melted). Drop flavoring disc into the melted chocolate and mix until completely dissolved. Immediately pour into the whipped cream, and mix vigorously until mousse is thoroughly combined and uniform in color. Enjoy.


Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe


Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries 16 ounces completely dry, room-temperature ripe strawberries 12 ounces dark, milk or white chocolate chips or bar, broken into chunks (See Editor's Note.) 6 ounces dark, milk or white chocolate (opt. contrasting color for decorative drizzle) 1 { tablespoons unsalted butter, divided parchment or waxed paper Editor's Note: When chocolate is the centerpiece of your dessert, make sure you choose a quality chocolate, or the best you can afford. Wash and completely dry strawberries; leave stems intact. (Important: Even a tiny bit of water will ruin your melted chocolate, making it grainy and unusable.) Line baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Place 12 ounces of chips or chocolate chunks in a completely dry microwave-safe bowl (glass is preferable so you can easily view the chocolate). Add 1 tablespoon butter. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then stir. Microwave at 10-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until chocolate still has some small chunks left. Stir until smooth. (Note: White chocolate is more likely to burn in the microwave – keep a close eye on it.) Dip each strawberry and place on lined baking sheet. Repeat chocolate melting process with 6 ounces of chocolate and remaining butter ({ tablespoon). Use a fork to drizzle contrasting-colored chocolate across dipped strawberries. Place finished strawberries in the fridge; chocolate will set in about 30 minutes. Eat as soon as possible. Enjoy!

Frozen Chocolate Bon Bons 6-8 ounces Dove Chocolate Discoveries™ (DCD) Chef Series Dark or Milk Chocolate (or any dark or milk chocolate)


Who Is

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Arcade Fire

Who they are, where they came from, and how they took the music industry by storm with their Grammy win.


“The goal is not to sell the most records or be the most famous.�


“The goal is not to sell the most records or be the most famous.”

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hock and awe were written on the faces of the Canadian rock collective Arcade Fire’s faces as they stepped up to the microphone to accept their record of the year Grammy. They weren’t the only ones who were suprised. They took the prestigious award over big names like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Eminem and Lady Antebellum. Their win represent a growing presence in a business long dominated by the major record labels. This victory also left fans in shock, leaving many asking “Who is Arcade Fire?” Arcade Fire is truly a rags-to-riches story. The seven member band takes turns on sixteen different instruments including guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin and hurdy-gurdy, which gives the band its comunique sound. They got their start in Montreal in 2001 when Win Butler and Josh Deu formed the band “The Arcade Fire.” They recorded their first demos, and like so many bands, got their start performing in lofts, art galleries and on college campuses. Arcade Fire’s album of the year Grammy on Sunday night for “The Suburbs” was a victory for a lot of people, and not just because it seemed as if the Canadian rock collective brought half the population of its native Montreal onstage during its show-closing


New Albums Lupe Fiasco

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By Jon Dolan "Me and my different drummer/He play the timpanis," Lupe Fiasco raps on his third disc. Dude's not kidding. Few rappers this side of his fellow Chicagoan Kanye West bring left-field bombast like the man born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco. His last disc, 2007's The Cool, was a 70-minute quasi-concept album about the search for sociopolitical realness in a fallen gangsta world that still managed to give him a hit (the anti-stardom "Superstar"). The longawaited follow-up, Lasers, is shorter, brighter and — most admirably — more optimistic. It places Lupe in a tradition that runs from Marley to M.I.A.: the soul rebel who refuses to believe righteous struggle has to be a grind. "Just listening to 'Pac ain't gonna make it stop," he raps. "The Show Goes On" cleverly reworks the chorus from Modest Mouse's "Float On" for an inspirational missive to global ghetto kids, and John Legend adds R&B honey to the otherwise somber "Never Forget You." Lupe's beats run from Nineties buoyancy to driving rap rock, but his most exciting tracks are operatic brawlers that give his athletic, whiplash flow and rich imagination room to move. "All Black Everything" isn't just utopian, it's hilarious too, visualizing a world where MLK is still with us, Bill O'Reilly reads from the Koran, "Somalia's a great place to relax in. . . . [And] the Rat Pack was a cool group of black men." A guy can dream.

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Ellie Goulding Lights

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Radiohead The King of Limbs

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Dropkick Murphys Going Out In Style

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Ellie Goulding By Jody Rosen

Can a folk warbler be a pop diva? The debut album by singersongwriter Ellie Goulding proves that the answer is yes. Goulding, from Hereford, England, has a classic British folkie’s voice — the kind of tremulous soprano that evokes a wintry day on a fog-swaddled moor. But Lights places her vocals and minor-key melodies against producer Starsmith’s club-ready mix of synths and brisk, busy electro rhythms. The results are moody (“Lights”), pretty (the Top Five U.K. hit “Starry Eyed”) and uniformly catchy. On first listen, Goulding can sound innocuous: Dido with dancier beats. But there’s darkness here. And lots of sex. “I will take away my feelings/I will be an animal,” she sings, and you believe her.

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New Albums Radiohead

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By Jon Dolan Radiohead’s 2000 masterpiece, Kid A, came with a song called “How to Disappear Completely.” On the band’s eighth album, Thom Yorke has a new magic trick up his sleeve. “I will disappear,” he sings. “I will slip into the groove.” Yorke sings that line on a track called “Lotus Flower” over gray electronic scrapple and the iciest version of a good-footin’ James Brown hustle imaginable. It sets the tone for Radiohead’s funkiest record, and one of their most elusive. For these guys, disappearing completely and disappearing into the groove are pretty much the same thing. The King of Limbs defies the sort of grand expectations Radiohead tend to invite. At eight tracks in just 37 minutes, it’s the band’s shortest album (the brevity is shocking, since it’s been more than three years since its last, 2007’s excellent In Rainbows). Limbs is also almost totally free of the elegant guitar surge or big-stroke balladry that give Radiohead records their scope and heft. Many tracks recall the obtuse beat science they cooked up on 2001’s Amnesiac and 2003’s Hail to the Thief. But even those records had a few driving, granular rockers. Limbs keeps the intensity at a low boil, working the body as it follows strange logic down alleys it has no interest in coming out of — the drum circle on “Little by Little” sounds like pencils banging on bedsprings; on

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Dropkick Murphys By Jody Rosen “No mercy, no quarter,” bellow the Dropkick Murphys in the raucous opener of their seventh album, a phrase that sums up their philosophy of music (and drinking). The Boston Irish-punk septet never met a shout-along chorus they didn’t want to crash into, with a bagpipe tooting along for an extra shot of old-world poignancy. Going Out in Style, a theme album about a fictional Irish-American named Cornelius Larkin, veers into tears-in-yourpint sentimentality on ballads like “1953.” But reservations disappear at the sound of full-fathom burner “Peg o’ My Heart,” a sweet, boozy love song with guest vocals by another guy who takes no quarter: Bruce Springsteen.

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R.E.M. By Rob Sheffield

For anyone wondering what Michael Stipe wants after all these years, Stipe has chosen R.E.M.’s 15th album as the place to run down his wish list. “I want Whitman proud!” he declares in the superb finale, “Blue.” “I want Patti Lee proud,” meaning old friend Patti Smith, who’s there in the studio making gorgeously guttural noises. “I want my brothers proud,” probably meaning Peter Buck and Mike Mills, who cut loose with a country-feedback guitar groove. “I want my sisters proud! I want me! I want it all! I want sensational, irresistible! This is my time, and I am thrilled to be alive!” And he sounds it.

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Things Every Woman Should Own

Star stylist Nicole Chavez collaborates with celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Scarlett Johansson. We asked her which key pieces every woman should have in her closet.

A Black Blazer NICOLE SAYS “A tailored blazer is classic, feminine and looks great on all body types. Pair it with anything: jeans, little dresses, trousers, skirts. Make sure to find one that fits you well and accentuates your waist—you don’t want it to look like it’s swallowing you!”


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Things Every Woman Should Own

Star stylist Nicole Chavez collaborates with celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Scarlett Johansson. We asked her which key pieces every woman should have in her closet.

A Leopard-Print Scarf NICOLE SAYS “Even if you’re wearing a basic T-shirt and jeans, use accessories like a printed scarf as the ‘bright’ piece to complete your look.”


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Things Every Woman Should Own

Star stylist Nicole Chavez collaborates with celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Scarlett Johansson. We asked her which key pieces every woman should have in her closet.

A Striped Shirt NICOLE SAYS “This timeless classic is having a comeback. It looks great paired with brights or prints or peeking out from underneath a blazer.�


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Things Every Woman Should Own

Star stylist Nicole Chavez collaborates with celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Scarlett Johansson. We asked her which key pieces every woman should have in her closet.

Red Flats NICOLE SAYS “Black is the obvious choice, but red flats provide a pop of color and work for every season. I love to pair them with a striped shirt and a trench coat.�


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Things Every Woman Should Own

Star stylist Nicole Chavez collaborates with celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Scarlett Johansson. We asked her which key pieces every woman should have in her closet.

A Statement Necklace NICOLE SAYS “I believe in having basics in your closet and playing with your accessories. The statement necklace can make a simple outfit look strong and feminine.�


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Things Every Woman Should Own

Star stylist Nicole Chavez collaborates with celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Scarlett Johansson. We asked her which key pieces every woman should have in her closet.

A Little Black Dress NICOLE SAYS “Every woman knows she should have a little black dress, but it’s important to invest in one that’s special. Look for a dress with a detail—an interesting sleeve, an embellished belt—that makes it unique. And remember that finding the right fit is important!”


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Things Every Woman Should Own

Star stylist Nicole Chavez collaborates with celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Scarlett Johansson. We asked her which key pieces every woman should have in her closet.

Black Opaque Tights NICOLE SAYS “A great pair of tights can make your legs look slimmer and help you get away with wearing a dress that’s a little too short. Double them up for a more opaque look—and to keep you warm in the winter!”


10

Things Every Woman Should Own

Star stylist Nicole Chavez collaborates with celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Scarlett Johansson. We asked her which key pieces every woman should have in her closet.

Oversize Watch NICOLE SAYS “A watch is as much an accessory as it is a timepiece. A gold watch is a great way to dress an outfit up—try leaving it loose so it looks like a bracelet.”


10

Things Every Woman Should Own

Star stylist Nicole Chavez collaborates with celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Scarlett Johansson. We asked her which key pieces every woman should have in her closet.

A Classic Trench NICOLE SAYS “Think of this as an investment piece—you’ll wear it forever, even if you fluctuate in size. Look for a classic A-line silhouette that will cinch you in at the waist and wear it over everything from suits to jeans.”


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Things Every Woman Should Own

Star stylist Nicole Chavez collaborates with celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Scarlett Johansson. We asked her which key pieces every woman should have in her closet.

Flare Jeans NICOLE SAYS “This is a flattering shape for most body types. Pair them with platforms or wedges to get extra height while keeping the look casual and comfortable.�


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Things Every Man Should Own

How would you like to be the guy that everyone guy wants to know and every girls wants to date? Are you nodding your head yes, but thinking, “that’s impossible, I’m just a cubicle worker who spends my day surfing NSFW websites?” Well cheer up and get excited because here are ten things that you should own if you’re aspiring to be the perfect man.

A Musical Instrument

An instrument can serve many purposes, from a profession down to a cure for boredom. A guitar, trumpet, or cello could really light up your place and are guaranteed to start conversations. Truth be told, learning an instrument takes a lot of time and patience, but don’t let that discourage you. Think of all the time you spend sitting in front of Facebook, watching infomercials on daytime TV, and playing video games. Take even half of that and devote it to learning guitar; you’ll be surprised how fast you can learn. You’ll be a chick magnet in no time.


10

Things Every Man Should Own

How would you like to be the guy that everyone guy wants to know and every girls wants to date? Are you nodding your head yes, but thinking, “that’s impossible, I’m just a cubicle worker who spends my day surfing NSFW websites?” Well cheer up and get excited because here are ten things that you should own if you’re aspiring to be the perfect man.

A Fedora

Want to reinvigorate your look for about $15? Fedoras (gangster hats) were popular in the 40’s and 50’s, but have made a comeback as the icing on any badass. It’s very easy to generalize this accessory to most any outfit, allowing all of those middle school t-shirts you still have to be seen in a new way. You’ll stand out at parties from the less creative guys, who all wore striped collared shirts. Get one at your local retail store for less than $20, and get attention with ease and style.


10

Things Every Man Should Own

How would you like to be the guy that everyone guy wants to know and every girls wants to date? Are you nodding your head yes, but thinking, “that’s impossible, I’m just a cubicle worker who spends my day surfing NSFW websites?” Well cheer up and get excited because here are ten things that you should own if you’re aspiring to be the perfect man.

A Suit

This one’s pretty obvious. Nonetheless, it’s something every guy needs to have. Think about all of the times you had to dress “semi-formal.” Who was wearing a suit? Probably the most important people there – the speakers, presenters, managers, directors, etc. You name that high paying job, and you’ll bet they had a suit. Most college students wonder: “how do I become one of them?” Don’t be a lemming and start looking important.


10

Things Every Man Should Own

How would you like to be the guy that everyone guy wants to know and every girls wants to date? Are you nodding your head yes, but thinking, “that’s impossible, I’m just a cubicle worker who spends my day surfing NSFW websites?” Well cheer up and get excited because here are ten things that you should own if you’re aspiring to be the perfect man.

Three Different Colognes

Do you like how your girl smells different each time you see her? That’s probably because she has a chest full of perfumes. It’s her tactic to make it seem like she’s a new experience over and over again. Turns out, you can benefit from this strategy too. She’ll generally like any scent you wear except B.O., so go to the store and pick up some scents (if you don’t have money, body sprays like Axe and Tag work fantastically). Although she may have upwards of 30 aromas, getting at least 3 will still make her compliment every time.


10

Things Every Man Should Own

How would you like to be the guy that everyone guy wants to know and every girls wants to date? Are you nodding your head yes, but thinking, “that’s impossible, I’m just a cubicle worker who spends my day surfing NSFW websites?” Well cheer up and get excited because here are ten things that you should own if you’re aspiring to be the perfect man.

A Throw Blanket

These are blankets that you ‘throw’ on a chair or the end of your bed that come in many themes from your favorite football team to argyle. Throw blankets come in handy during winter, or when you’re too tired to get over to your bed. If you and your partner get frisky one night, a throw blanket will allow her to go to the bathroom or get up for a drink without putting her clothes back on, BAZING!


10

Things Every Man Should Own

How would you like to be the guy that everyone guy wants to know and every girls wants to date? Are you nodding your head yes, but thinking, “that’s impossible, I’m just a cubicle worker who spends my day surfing NSFW websites?” Well cheer up and get excited because here are ten things that you should own if you’re aspiring to be the perfect man.

An Inexpensive Tool Set

By now, you can probably think of at least a dozen times when you wished you had a Phillips screwdriver or an Allen key set. From loose parts to squeaky doors, having a tool set can solve a whole mess of everyday problems. Buying individual tools as you need them can run up a bill pretty quickly, so plan a little and get a cheap 150 piece set that has everything you need. You can usually find these sets at auto parts stores or bigger retailers for $30-$50. Being cheap tools, they probably won’t last a lifetime, but they’ll get the job done.


10

Things Every Man Should Own

How would you like to be the guy that everyone guy wants to know and every girls wants to date? Are you nodding your head yes, but thinking, “that’s impossible, I’m just a cubicle worker who spends my day surfing NSFW websites?” Well cheer up and get excited because here are ten things that you should own if you’re aspiring to be the perfect man.

Candles

Simply put, candles are mood-makers. Harsh overhead ceiling lights are quite functional for personal use, but absolutely suck for intimacy. The dim, flickering light and tasty aroma put off by a candle tells her that you mean business. And by business, I mean sex. Contrary to what you’d think, this candlelit room will prevent sleepiness by keeping you both in an energetic, feisty mood. However, still make certain to build to this moment appropriately by first having a homemade candlelight dinner. Wax as the aphrodisiac? Done.


10

Things Every Man Should Own

How would you like to be the guy that everyone guy wants to know and every girls wants to date? Are you nodding your head yes, but thinking, “that’s impossible, I’m just a cubicle worker who spends my day surfing NSFW websites?” Well cheer up and get excited because here are ten things that you should own if you’re aspiring to be the perfect man.

Accessories

This is the cheaper alternative to buying lots of clothes. Having a plentiful and diverse reserve of these accessories can give your simple wardrobe an attitude. An old black V-neck paired with a shark tooth necklace suddenly speaks a new language. Worn down jeans paired with a flashy new belt are reborn. Two dress shirts, one and a half pairs of slacks, and five ties makes a little seem like a lot. If you’re really in the red, don’t be afraid to go to Goodwill and load up on accessories; they’ll look just as good and no one has to know.


10

Things Every Man Should Own

How would you like to be the guy that everyone guy wants to know and every girls wants to date? Are you nodding your head yes, but thinking, “that’s impossible, I’m just a cubicle worker who spends my day surfing NSFW websites?” Well cheer up and get excited because here are ten things that you should own if you’re aspiring to be the perfect man.

Portfolio (Or Fancy Notebook)

Instantly appear to be a seasoned professional with a $15-20 faux-leather portfolio. When your interviewer sees you walk in with a suit and a portfolio, she says to herself “ooh, he’s done this before.” Keeping that in mind, a portfolio will also boost your own confidence in yourself. Once you stock it up with a pen, a few copies or your resume, work samples, and a notepad (most come with one), you’re guaranteed not to forget anything important for an interview. You’ll find these at any office supply store.


10

Things Every Man Should Own

How would you like to be the guy that everyone guy wants to know and every girls wants to date? Are you nodding your head yes, but thinking, “that’s impossible, I’m just a cubicle worker who spends my day surfing NSFW websites?” Well cheer up and get excited because here are ten things that you should own if you’re aspiring to be the perfect man.

A Spice Rack

Whether you’re scrounging around for a Wednesday night dinner or baking something for a hottie, a nice assortment of spices does magic. Transform frozen or canned foods into unique delicacies by adding sprinkles of oregano or seasoned salt. Cinnamon, sugar, and a little butter will turn slices of white bread into an enjoyable dessert. On top of their abilities, spices are really cheap. You can even find a good selection at some dollar stores.


Sing the Singles

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Words MY MAMA TOLD ME WHEN I WAS YOUNG WE ARE ALL BORN SUPERSTARS

Songs Lady Gaga - Born This Way Arcade Fire - The Suburbs Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed Radiohead - Lotus Flower Dropkick Murphys - Memorial Day R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now


Reborn This Way

Lady Gaga’s Grammy performance both onstage and on the red carpet proved that baby, she was born this way.

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ady Gaga proved even more unpredictable than usual with her Grammy evening. She arrived at the ceremony in a plastic egg-like cocoon, carried by shirtless dancers and accompanied by a space alien who explained to reporters that Gaga couldn't speak to them because she was "incubating." As strange as that was, the debut of her new single "Born This Way" was remarkable in its normalness. Once she hatched herself from the Space Egg and removed her weird beekeeper-ish hat and dress, Ga slipped into a high-energy but pretty conventional dance number that owed a great deal to Madonna, reflecting the "Express Yourself" influence on the song. Gaga, who has been criticized in the past for “borrowing” looks from Madonna, has come under fire recently for how similar ‘Born This Way’ sounds to the Material Girl’s 1989 anthem ‘Express Yourself,’ and Gaga’s Grammy performance only adds fuel to the fire. The Internet has been in a frenzy about the familiarity of the beat and vocals when Gaga’s track made its rounds around the blogosphere. The Washington Post, in what might be called understatement, described ‘Born This Way’ as “vaguely” reminiscent of Madonna’s song. Some news outlets were a little more forthright about the similarity between the two performers, espcially in light of the Grammy performance. In an open letter to Lady Gaga, the San Antonio Express-News chided, “Granted, Madonna holds the copyright on image changing. But when you cracked your egg on the Grammy stage and emerged in a Madonna-esque, high ponytail singing your new single ‘Born This Way’ that has been compared to Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself,’ and later accepted an award wearing a rubber mat get-up with protruding rubber-shaped lumps for your breasts (hello? Madonna’s cone bra?) what else is there to say?” The egg is just another addition to some of Gaga’s shocking outfit choices. She’s already donned a dress of perspex bubbles during her first solo tour, a


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