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The Living Stories Behind 5 Bob Marley Albums

 

Bob Marley accomplished a great deal in 36 years. He released a string of successful albums and lived to enjoy a small portion of his eventual fame. But he never forgot his roots, and he was outspoken about his political and religious beliefs until the day he died. His work lived on, of course, in its influences on music and culture. With this in mind, let’s look at five of our favorite Bob Marley and the Wailers albums, the stories behind them, and how they still affect us today.

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Even if you're not a fan of American football, you've got to love the showmanship. Few other sports feature celebratory dances like the NFL. Nobody is doing The Funky Chicken after a successfull outfield catch in baseball. You won't see a tennis player performing a signature shuffle after a powerful service ace. The sport in which you will find a wide variety of dances is football, especially after a touchdown! A touchdown is a big deal. It's six whole points. It helps your team win, so it makes sense that so many players who score said touchdown want to celebrate.

These celebrations are the thing of legend in the world of football, featuring everything from creative, choreographed movements, to spontaneous outbursts, to simple ball spikes and slams. We've compiled a list of our top 10 favorite NFL endzone celebrations in illustrated form. We had such a tough time ranking them, since they are all amazing in their own, special ways, that we put them in chronological order. We've even included step-by-step instructions on how to perform the dances yourself. Bust out the full length mirror and try these out in your living room, den, football stadium, bedroom, wherever!

 

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Strange Facts Behind 8 Grateful Dead Albums

 

The Grateful Dead were a strange sort of band. They found great success as eclectic musicians who weren’t exactly radio-friendly: they moved from country to jazz to reggae to psychedelic space rock, all with a heavy dose of improvisation. And, of course, there were copious amounts of instrumental jamming. (You thought we were going to say drugs, didn’t you?) The Dead worked with major record labels but preferred to handle everything themselves, foreshadowing elements of punk and other do-it-yourself movements. Similarly, they weren’t afraid of marketing or merchandising, but they ran it all, just as they retained their album publishing rights and held their physical recording masters. Whereas these factors may have doomed other bands to obscurity, they literally earned the Grateful Dead a following. And we mean “following” literally: their legion of fans known as “Deadheads” were rabidly loyal, often travelling alongside the band for months or even years. In that spirit, join us on a strange trip through the facts and stories behind 8 Grateful Dead...

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DIY Dorm Room Crafts and T-Shirt Tutorials

 

School is back in session! There's plenty of time to go supply shopping, but, if you're starting college, don't forget about the new, exciting thing to prep for: dorm life! Living on campus is sooo different than what it's like in high school; you have your own living space, you get to go hang out in the commons between classes and at night, and, usually, you're in with a whole new group of people, so you have the chance to reinvent yourself, fashion-wise. However, starting the school year can be rough on the old pocketbook. With that in mind, we've found 18 different DIYs that you can do with old t-shirts that'll help you out this fall semester. There are tutorials for clothes crafts, accessories, and dorm decorations.

 

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Back to School Shirts Gift Guide

 

Your pencils are sharpened to perfection. You bought the expensive graphing calculator your new algebra teacher insists on. You even have your summer reading done and you're fully prepared to ace the dreaded first day of school pop quiz. But one very serious question still looms: what the heck are you going to wear!? It's a brand new year and a brand new you! Besides, it's about time you upgraded your wardrobe. We’ve compiled all of this year's coolest t-shirts so you don't have to worry about being “laaaaame.” All you have to worry about is getting to school before the bell rings and knowing your locker combination. Leave the t-shirt dilemma up to us!

 

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Superman in Love

 

It’s TMZ day at the blog, where we talk all about the super-salacious details on Superman. Like, did you know that Superman’s greatest superpower is his capacity to love? Alright, that’s not really true and we’re not turning into a gossip blog. What is true, however, is that stories about Superman’s relationships have always figured prominently in the comics. Even after 77 years, we still care to read about the emotional bonds of one of Earth’s most powerful superheroes. Unlike some other characters, it seems like writers always give Superman a romantic partner or love interest, whether we’re talking about Lois Lane or Lana Lang or Wonder Woman. And yes, there have been some…let’s say, stranger partners. So without further super-ado, let’s look at Superman in love.

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