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"It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me."
Maya Angelou, who died today at age 86.  (via usatoday)
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"The fact is, there is something inherently unwise, and kind of 1-percent, about relying on such a small group of women to make the big changes that benefit us all. With women making up 60 percent of the minimum-wage workforce and 73 percent of tipped workers, there are more urgent needs than better female representation on the board."
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"What’s the best piece of advice your dad has ever given you?""No excuses."


"What’s the best piece of advice your dad has ever given you?"
"No excuses."

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Pharrell begins all his songs the same way?

"Pharrell is an incredible and legendary producer and songwriter who leans on one tic frequently, as this mix from the blog Discopop makes clear […].

What you’re hearing is Pharrell taking the first beat of the first bar and looping it four times before the song begins in earnest. He does this across a whole bunch of tracks, including massive hits like Kelis’ “Milkshake” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and a number of songs from his solo album G I R L.” (via Gawker)

This story has been making the rounds on the Internet. Unfortunately, what many articles fail to mention is that a count-in/1234/whatever you want to call it is pretty common in hip-hop. And in a DVD commentary, Pharrell has mentioned that he uses this technique as a tribute to Michael Jackson. 

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