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An easy formula can calculate the true cost of a distraction

Now take that number and multiply it by 25.<p>That's how many minutes of concentration you're losing. It takes an average of about 25 minutes (23 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact) to return to the original task after an interruption, according to Gloria Mark, who studies digital distraction at the …

Time Management

The secret and lucrative success of classical music and poetry

Every so often, you will hear lamentations about the sorry state of high-brow forms of art, particularly classical music and poetry.<p>These forms of …

Max Richter composes longest ever piece of classical music

Contemporary classical composer unveils 'eight-hour lullaby' which audience will listen to from beds<p>For those who have ever worried about drifting off during a classical music concert, composer Max Richter has created a piece specifically for that purpose.<p>Sleep, an eight-hour piece which the the …

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Milky Way Brownie Cups

I might be regretting my hasty bathroom project.<p>It is Friday, and my family is coming Monday.<p>Oh yeah, and I have grocery shopping to do today<p>and …

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Magic Chocolate Lava Cake by ANN REARDON HowToCookThat

How to make Apple Crumble - Video Recipe

Nutella smeared on a hot waffle. Best eaten with someone you love. Fight over the last bite and then laugh at whoever has the messiest mouth. #nofilter #Nutella #waffle

Tiramisu Recipe - How to Make Tiramisu - Valentine's Dessert

Chinese Dessert Spot InDessert Does Green Tea Waffles

The menu is always changing <b>InDessert</b>, our favorite Chinese sit-down dessert spot in Chinatown, but this <b>Green Tea Waffle</b> ($6.50) has become one of our standbys. Three waffle quadrants (what happens to the fourth?) hit the plate with a scoop of ice cream, a drizzle of condensed milk, whipped cream, …

Smoky Sriracha

Sriracha, that now-ubiquitous spicy red sauce with the rooster on the bottle, is one of our all-time favorite things. We use it in our spicy peanut …

Talking Great Teachers And Students With Two Piano Masters

The relationship between a teacher and a student can be transformative. It's a particularly important relationship in classical music. A teacher is part mentor, part manager — even a parental figure.<p>Recently, I had the unique opportunity to sit down with two piano greats who bring a special dynamic …

The Sound of Struggle Tempered With Terror: Penderecki At 80

There's a beguiling photo of Krzysztof Penderecki, who turns 80 today, inside the brochure of this week's Warsaw music festival that bears his name. It shows the lauded Polish composer standing in his immense garden, surrounded by a labyrinth of trees and shrubbery trimmed to symmetrical perfection.<p>…

An Interview With Steve Reich, Who Rewrote Radiohead

<i>The legendary composer Steve Reich has taken on Radiohead for his latest project, and this Saturday night it will have its NYC debut at the</i> …

Shara Worden, Owen Pallett, Bryce Dessner, & Nico Muhly – “Pain Changes” Video (

Composer David Lang recently put out <i>Death Speaks</i>, a record built around the lyrics of Franz Schubert, the master of the art song (and a …

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