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The Long Goodbye? The Book Business and its Woes

Humanity has read, hoarded, discarded and demanded books for centuries; for centuries books have been intimately woven into our sense of ourselves, …

New students 'unprepared for university'

<b>Young people heading for university need much better preparation for what they can expect, say researchers.</b><p>After all the effort of getting a university place, the Higher Education Policy Institute study suggests, there can be unrealistic expectations.<p>Most young people expect to have more teaching …

Higher Education

What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future

Jobs won’t entirely disappear; many will simply be redefined. But people will likely lack new skillsets required for new roles and be out of work anyway<p>The robots are coming, the robots are coming!<p>Regular reports warn us that an automation apocalypse is nigh. In January, a McKinsey & Company study …

The Future

Guns N' Roses 'Greatest' Hits Landmark 400th Week on Chart

Guns N' Roses' "Greatest Hits" is now one of only seven albums to spend at least 400 weeks on the chart.<p>On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart …

Music

Spotify Lawsuit Settlement Aims At Solving Music Industry Data Problems

A song is playing on your favorite streaming music service. What is that song? There’s often no single answer to that question — a fact that has led to lots of difficulties for the music industry. Spotify’s proposed settlement in a major lawsuit last week shows how bad the problems have become and …

Google Play

12 Amazing Beauty Products You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

Tried, tested, and loved by BuzzFeed editors and writers!<p><i>Some products were provided to BuzzFeed free of charge.</i>

The Secret to Making Your Weekends Feel Longer

If all you can think about Monday morning is how quickly your weekend flew by, you might want to consider expanding your horizons a bit in the …

Why The 'Sgt. Pepper's' Cover Art Matters As Much As The Music

Fifty years ago, The Beatles released <i>Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</i>. It's acknowledged nearly universally as one of the most well-known and influential rock albums of all time — and critic Colin Fleming argues that the artwork on the cover is just as important as the music.<p>The <i>Sgt. Pepper's</i> …

Art

People with creative personalities really do see the world differently

What is it about a creative work such as a painting or piece of music that elicits our awe and admiration? Is it the thrill of being shown something …

Great Things Can Happen When You Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Inc.com

When I took a job in Warsaw, Poland in 1997, I really didn't know what I was getting into. I had never been overseas for an extended period of time before, didn't speak any foreign languages, except for some rudimentary Spanish and, truth be told, I didn't have any idea how to cope in a strange …

Eastern Europe

National Tourist Routes

There are eighteen National Tourist Routes in Norway. Ten of them are located in Western Norway. Common to them all is that the roads are going …

Violinist Joshua Bell Unveils His Own New Virtual Reality Concert Experience [MUST SEE]

Violinist <b>Joshua Bell</b> and tech giant <b>Sony Interactive Entertainment</b> have this week unveiled a new 360-degree virtual reality classical music concert …

In Opera, Artistry Matters More Than Size

In my most recent article, in which I analyzed the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-2018 season announcement, I mentioned that the Met seems to be …

The Arts

Creative Habits of Einstein, Picasso and Mozart

IQ alone cannot explain creative spark!<p>Intelligence is not enough to create extraordinary work. If you have ever channeled all your energy and time …

This cat meditation video will help you stay calm while the world potentially falls apart

<b>Let’s all take a deep breath and paws for thought for a second.</b><p>It’s going to be a stressful week.<p>It’s the US election, it’s cold and wet and …

Critical Thinking in the 21st Century and Beyond

One of my fondest memories of school was my science teacher, Mr. South. Having attended a K-8 consolidated school in rural NJ, we knew who all the …

Watch Kristin Chenoweth Preview Her Broadway Concert Series

My Love Letter to Broadway will feature musical theatre and American Songbook favorites.<p>Kristin Chenoweth met the press to run through tunes from her …

New Albums

Watch the Pentatonix Bring 'Hallelujah' to Life in a Beautiful A Cappella Video

Leonard Cohen’s 1984 classic “Hallelujah” is one of the most haunting songs ever written—and it just got a fresh, thrilling new spin thanks to the …

50 of the Most Stunning Historic Hotels in America

Travel back in time on your next vacation.<p>These historic properties make uninspired travel a thing of the past.

The Best Travel Products of 2015

Not only is this Rimowa carry-on a stunner, but its utilitarian inside includes a quilted tech fabric with two removable dividers to maximize …

Shopping

The Only Formula for College Success

You are likely hearing about the current "frenzy" occurring in college admissions. This confusion and uncertainty regarding the admissions process is coming from the news, teachers, college counselors, and even the colleges themselves.<p>As the former Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Columbia in …

Check out Egypt's awesome hockey federation logo and jerseys

BarDown Staff (@BarDown)<p>As the game of hockey continues to grow worldwide, you can expect to see a number of new federations formed as countries …

6 Ways to Liberate Yourself From Toxic Habits!

We've all been in situations where it feels as if your life is on replay, as if you were in a time loop.<p>Things are happening, events are exchanging but somehow its all the same experiences day after day... Monotonous. Different situations yet the same outcome. When this occurs it often takes a lot …

From Amazon To Google Books: How The Internet Is Changing How We Read

Last week the US Supreme Court sided with Google’s mass book digitization program in ruling that the company’s mass digitization of in-copyright books for limited keyword search represents a transformative use case and thus is legal under US copyright law. Underscoring this ruling is just how much …

Books

The 10 most-wanted missing or stolen paintings

A long-lost work thought to be by Caravaggio has been discovered in a leaking attic in Toulouse, France, where it had sat untouched for more than 150 years after an ancestor, who as an officer of Napoleon's army, brought it to the country.<p>The discovery – which could be worth €120 million – is being …

25 Things to Do to on an Airplane to Boost Your Career Success

While you might be concerned about the loss of productivity due to travel, your business trips can actually serve as a great time to check in on your career and make some progress.<p>In 2016, Americans are expected to go on more than 480 million business trips. That's a lot of time spent away from the …

These Comics Show Why It Pays To Have A Cat After A Breakup

Who cares about your breakup? Kitty needs to be FED. 😽<p>Cats have a way of monopolizing <i>all</i> of your free time -- which is why they're the perfect companion after a breakup. Who has time to sulk when your furry baby is demanding more dry food?<p>In the comics below, 26-year-old French graphic designer …

Pets

One of the Most Successful Women in the History of Art Finally Receives Retrospective

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, <i>Marie Antoinette with a Rose</i>, 1783, oil on canvas, 116.8 x 88.9 cm. Lynda and Stuart Resnick.<p><b>The Indomitable Spirit of Vigée Le Brun</b><p>Portrait painting exhibitions rarely draw in the big crowds, but this retrospective of Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, at the …

The most amazing piece of transformer furniture ever was built in 1810

Years ago when the pictures were small and my shutter speeds were slow in low light I saw a remarkable piece of transformer furniture in the Louvre …

Furniture