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Taylor Swift Wonders Why We Think It's Weird When She Does It But Normal When Male Singers Do It

There are so many articles about Taylor Swift's dating life — many more than other "starlets," a term used to excuse the rifling through young lady's life. It's usually explained away by saying most of her songs are about her real relationships. Hear from Ms. Swift herself about why that is actually a gigantic problem.

Taylor Swift Wonders Why We Think It's Weird When She Does It But Normal When Male Singers Do It

When Maroon 5 released its debut album "Songs About Jane," I always thought to myself, "Why does no one care about Jane's perspective in this?" An interviewer asked singer Adam Levine once, and he said "It's my ex-girlfriend." And then everyone was like, "OK, take off your shirt again please!"


He wrote a whole album about "Jane" and all people can focus on is his abs. And yet, to this day, people still wonder who Carly Simon wrote "You're So Vain" about. A song from 1972. 1972, you guys. Why is all the focus on the man in the relationship, no matter who is singing?

Jimmy Fallon #MyFamilyIsWeird.

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is when we get the pleasure of spending way more time than we’re used to with our families. For those of us who’ve moved away from our immediate families, the holidays are a great time to reacquaint ourselves with old traditions and to realize that some of them may be a little strange.

Every family seems to have its own brand of weirdness. In fact, I wouldn’t trust anyone who says that their family is completely normal.

On November 18, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon gave everyone a reason to celebrate their unique families by asking them to share their favorite stories under #MyFamilyIsWeird. The responses were everything from odd holiday traditions to family members that may have a screw (or two!) loose.

Here are 17 of the funniest responses.

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This article originally appeared on 4.10.20 via The Conversation


Fifty years ago, when Paul McCartney announced he had left the Beatles, the news dashed the hopes of millions of fans, while fueling false reunion rumors that persisted well into the new decade.

In a press release on April 10, 1970 for his first solo album, "McCartney," he leaked his intention to leave. In doing so, he shocked his three bandmates.

The Beatles had symbolized the great communal spirit of the era. How could they possibly come apart?

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Jimmy and Catherine Dunne figured out the secret to downsizing.

When your final child leaves the house for good, it's like a whole new world has opened up. The decades raising babies and children are full, rich, exciting and loud. Your house is filled with laughter and sibling bickering, school projects and kid collections, never-ending laundry and food purchased in bulk. Life is big during those years. It takes up space physically, mentally and emotionally.

Then come the empty nest years, when you find yourself swimming in a house full of unused rooms and piles of memories. Suddenly you don't need all that space anymore, and you have to figure out what to do with those rooms and those piles and those memories.

For one couple, the process of downsizing brought about a reflection on their family life, their relationship with their kids and their stuff. Jimmy Dunne shared that reflection on Facebook in a viral post that's resonating with many people who are at or near this stage in life.

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