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Sorry, College Grads, But Working ‘Till You’re Old and Grey Is the New Fad

Medical advancements and healthier living mean many people have longer lifespans these days. That means lots of those older Americans are retiring later than in generations past. In fact, some analysts are calling 70 the new 70 in terms of retirement.

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John Mayer Samples Possible Country Career With New Song ‘Shadow Days’

Perhaps guitar-slinging favorite John Mayer was a little more impacted by his time with Taylor Swift than he originally thought. Though the ‘Heartbreak Warfare’ singer hasn’t quite gone country, he just released a clip from his upcoming single ‘Shadow Days,’ and we detect a bit of a twang in there. The single is the first from Mayer’s impending record ‘Born and Raised,’ which doesn’t yet have an official release date.

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Garth Brooks Considers a Career in Politics

Garth Brooks is keeping his options open for when his youngest daughter graduates in 2014. While the singer has said he won’t hit the road or record new music until then, he could be considering a different sort of career during his later years.

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Taylor Swift’s 2012 Plans May Include an Acting Gig

Taylor Swift‘s 2012 dance card keeps filling up, and 2011 still has two-and-a-half months left! The singer has been busy penning songs for the follow-up album to ‘Speak Now,’ which is due out next year. She will undoubtedly be promoting her debut fragrance Wonderstruck through the end of this year and beyond, as it’s a long-term promotional commitment. But Swift recently dropped another hint as to what she’ll be up to: She may have an acting gig in her future.

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How Did Lady Antebellum Get Through Their ‘Really Hard’ Early Years?

Lady Antebellum struck platinum with their first album and they haven’t looked back, sending each of their first nine singles to the top 20 and selling more than five million albums in the U.S. since 2008. It’s a success story that plenty of bands would love to duplicate, to say the least.

But no matter how quickly they found their audience, or how tightly the trio might harmonize at the mic, things haven’t always been easy for Lady Antebellum behind the scenes. In fact, it wasn’t so long ago that they had to call in a third party to help them communicate.

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Randy Travis Says He Was a ‘Deer in the Headlights’ Early in His Career

When you’ve enjoyed a quarter century of success as illustrious as Randy Travis has, you’ve earned the right to pause and take a look back — and Travis did it in style with this year’s star-studded ‘Anniversary Celebration,’ which united some of music’s biggest stars in celebration of his first 25 years as a recording artist.

Now promoting the release of his Brad Paisley duet, ‘Everything and All’ — his 59th overall single — Travis reflected on his quarter-century milestone in a recent interview, discussing his relationships with a handful of country stars, the enjoyment he still derives from performing live, and some of his most enduring hits.

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Working In an Office Makes People Less Productive

The communal offices that were introduced during the ’50s to boast creativity and problem solving are actually reducing productivity, according to new research.

Neuroscientist Dr. Jack Lewis conducted brain scans on office workers and found that those who work in spaces with few walls are plagued by intense bursts of distraction.

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Billy Currington Wants to Star in Movies

Billy Currington is having a moment right now — he’s scored seven consecutive number one singles, and his latest hit, ‘Love Done Gone,’ is well on its way to making it eight. Clearly, people can’t get enough of hearing him on the radio.

You can hardly blame the guy for wanting to find out if they’ll buy tickets to see him on the big screen.

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Scotty McCreery Doesn’t Want to Act, Plans to Stick With Music [VIDEO]

Country darling Scotty McCreery may have logged a lot of time in LA during his run on ‘American Idol,’ but he still hasn’t been bitten by the acting bug.

The reigning ‘Idol’ champ told WSOC radio he didn’t know if he’d “pull a Tim McGraw,” referring to his one-time duet partner and star of movies like ‘The Blind Side’ and ‘Country Strong.’

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