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You can never be certain teenagers will be listening for long. When you want to share your wisdom with them, it's hard to know if they are really paying attention or just amusing themselves until the next text or tweet rolls in. When you do have their fleeting attention, be direct, to the point and on message.

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No flight to catch: A glimpse at airport employees, cultureupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 07:47:00

'Tis the season for packed airports, when Americans take flight to spread holiday cheer. Aretha Franklin Is Home from the Hospitalupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 10:33:00

The Queen of Soul has a private nurse at home, but hopes to attend concerts soon

Aretha Franklin home after surgeryupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 21:09:00

Singer Aretha Franklin is back home recuperating after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed malady, her publicist, Tracey Jordan, said Wednesday.

Ex-Beatles, Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein diesupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 18:44:00

Music manager Allen Klein, whose clients included the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, his publicist said. Klein was 77.

James Hunter keeps soul aliveupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 08:03:00

"I like L.A., but there sure are a lot of ugly bastards running around here," says James Hunter, with a set of grotesque joke teeth in his mouth -- and tongue firmly in cheek.

James Hunter liveupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 08:03:00

Watch James Hunter perform at a soundcheck before his House of Blues show. Ethiopia: Another Nation Under a Grooveupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 01:20:00

Ethiopiques is not the sound of a national culture struggling to make itself heard over the global noise of pop

Lou Rawls dead at 72updated: Fri Jan 06 2006 10:51:00

Lou Rawls, whose mellifluous baritone was featured on hits ranging from his own "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" to Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me," has died. He was 72.

A voice of sex and soulupdated: Wed Nov 16 2005 11:10:00

Sam Cooke knew exactly what he wanted.

Fortune: THE ECONOMY: LYRICS AS SEERupdated: Mon Jul 27 1992 00:01:00

Here's another way to forecast business cycles: Listen to pop music's lyrics. Harold Zullow, a research fellow in social psychiatry at Columbia University, says the mood of songs that make it to th...

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