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Jason Mraz – Love Someone Lyrics

Lyrics for Jason Mraz’s song Love Someone from his upcoming fifth album titled ‘Yes!':

Love is a funny thing
Whenever I give it – it comes back to me
And it’s wonderful to be giving with my whole heart
As my heart receives your love

Oh, ain’t it nice this life we got each other
I am right beside you
More than just a partner or a lover,
I’m your friend

When you love someone
Your heartbeat beats so loud
When you love someone
Your feet can’t feel the ground
Shining stars all seem to congregate around your face
When you love someone
It comes back to you

And love is a funny thing
It’s making my blood flow of energy
And it’s like an awakened dream
Oh what I’ve been wishing for is happening
And it’s right on time

Oh ain’t it nice tonight we got each other
I am right beside you
More than just a partner or a lover
I’m your friend

When you love someone
Your heartbeat beats so loud
When you love someone
Your feet can’t feel the ground
Shining stars all seem to congregate around your face
When you love someone

When you love someone

We’re gonna give ourselves to love tonight
Lifting up to touch the starlight
And we will savor every second we
Spend together you and I will…

When you love someone
Your heartbeat beats so loud
When you love someone
Your feet can’t feel the ground
Shining stars all seem to congregate
Around your face when you love someone
When you love someone
It comes back to you

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Jason Mraz Yes! Track List Revealed

It seems that we’ll see 14 new tracks on Jason Mraz’s next album ‘Yes!’

The track list for Jason Mraz’s upcoming album is:

Rise
Love Someone
Hello, You Beautiful Thing
Long Drive
Everywhere
Best Friend
Quiet
Out Of My Hands
Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
3 Things
You Can Rely On Me
Back To The Earth
A World Without You
Shine

BLEK Reviews Blek

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Photo credit blekgame.com.

If only one iOS game ever gets a review on Blek.co it might as well be the one game with the same name: Blek (by brothers Denis and Davor Mikan of Austria).

The $2.99 app, available on both iPhone and iPad, currently sits at #10 on Apple’s paid top charts across all categories, and #5 in the ‘All Games’ category. You can visit the developer’s website at blekgame.com for more details and you can download the app via iTunes here.

And now, for the review:

First Impression: This game is addicting. Unfortunately, after level 29 I started to get frustrated, and the sound effects started to become obnoxious. Still, it’s hard to knock on Blek – its beautifully simple graphics and game mechanics make it hard not to love.

Ease of Use: Blek is very simple to understand, and doesn’t require any more directions than the initial hand gesture suggestion that is presented to you on the very first level. After that, it’s just trial and error. There are no loading screens or pauses between each attempt so the game can move as fast or as slow as you wish. It’s really simple.

Graphics: As I mentioned in my first impression, the graphics are great. They’re minimalist and ultra-simple, but when you start to play the game and transform the visuals with just a finger it’s pretty neat.

Recommendation: If puzzle-type games are your thing, go for it. If you aren’t a fan of puzzles or creative thinking or visual problem solving, you should probably skip it and use the $2.99 for some extra power-ups or lives in Disney’s Frozen Free Fall. That’s my current time waster.

Star Rating: Out of 5 starts, Blek earns a solid 4. Simple, beautiful, and addicting. As far as improvements are concerned, I think there’s room to engage the player a bit more, and the variety of sounds could certainly be expanded upon. If the developers continue to push out additional levels in future updates that could keep this game in the spotlight for quite a while. A 2-player duel mode would also be an interesting addition – there are lots of possibilities with this one.

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Subaru’s Viral Video a Success

A short one-minute video (seemingly endorsed by Subaru in Russia) made its way to YouTube on April 23, and two days later it has racked up over 6.5 million views. A success? Probably. If nothing else, the video is sure to make you laugh – but I’m not sure how many Subarus will roll off the dealership lot because of it.

Fence

The Fox and the Fence

If you want to catch a wild fox, the story goes that you just need to build a fence. At first, the fence is just a straight-lined fence. Give some time and the fox will get used to the fence and not even realize it’s there. Next it’s time to extend that fence at a right angle and make an ‘L’ shape. Play the waiting game again, and the fox will get used to it. When he does, add a third wall to the fence, making a ‘U’ shape and give some more time for the fox to get used to the change. Finally, as the fox is playing within the confines of the fence walls, close off the only remaining opening and box him in. He’ll continue to frolic about his new home and not notice a thing.

The same dilemma the fox unknowingly experiences happens to all of us. Slowly, we’re made comfortable to something new or something different and don’t notice a thing. The change is made at such a subtle pace that we’re oblivious until it’s too late. We’re fenced in. And just like the fox, we can’t get out of the walls that were built around us, in front of our very eyes.

Money

College Grads: Your new salary’s actual take-home pay

For any recent college grad, a nice $40K or $50K salary might seem like a nice start. A small handful of grads wind up making more right out of the gate, like $60K or $70K, but the majority will start at $40K or less.

The question is, what’s the take-home pay going to look like? Because most of us don’t get paid on an annual basis. Bi-weekly or monthly are the two most common payroll options. So, what’s a paycheck at each of these ranges ($30,000 to $70,000) going to actually look like?

For simplicity’s sake, the numbers below are based on state deductions from the glorious state of Illinois* in 2013. It assumes you claim zero on your employer’s tax forms, which means more money is taken out for taxes each paycheck and you’ll likely have a modest tax refund come year end**. There are mounds of calculators online that can calculate your take-home pay in whichever state you may happen to live in, but to get a rough estimate, see the tables below. They are spot-on if you happen to live in Illinois in late 2013. Continue reading