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What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

See My Morning Jacket Cover Prince Classics at Jazz Fest

Earlier this week, My Morning Jacket kicked off the 2016 leg of their tour in support of <i>The Waterfall</i>, and at each stop so far, the band has paid …

Music

See Aretha Franklin Sing Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ at White House

President Barack Obama and the White House celebrated International Jazz Day Saturday with an all-star concert that featured jazz legends like Wayne …

Aretha Franklin

Counseling: Enmeshed with Parents

Codependent Enmeshment or true Empathic Exchange? Part 1

The 5 Major Mind Traps that Hinder Happiness

These voices keep us stuck in the depression loop. One of the keys to cultivating an antidepressant brain is realizing you are not these thoughts or …

Why People Love Bass

The beat drops and people start nodding their heads. It's a common behavior, so it's easy to disregard. But the reasons why humans respond to a killer beat aren't necessarily obvious.

Hypnagogia, The State Between Sleep And Wakefulness, Is Key To Creativity

We all experience the borderlands between sleep and wakefulness. Here's how to make the most of it.<p>We're all familiar with the two basic states of consciousness: sleep and wakefulness. But what about what happens <i>in between</i> those states?<p>In the borderlands between wakefulness and rest is a strange …

“Streets of Philadelphia”1993-1994

Cover of CD single for the ‘Streets of Philadelphia.’<p>In 1993, a very moving piece of music about the plight of AIDS victims was written and performed …

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock . Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i> , the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

Psychology

Even the Blues Feel Good in a Musician's Brain - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | January 5, 2016 4:01 pm<p><i>(Credit: otnaydur/Shutterstock)</i><p>Ever wondered why there are so many covers of “Hallelujah” out there? …

Neuroscience

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Give Up on Church

No church is perfect. But that doesn’t mean we should abandon them when they need us—and we need them—the most.The early ’90s were awash in books …

Columbia House to Relaunch as Vinyl Subscription Service in 2016

Four months after declaring bankruptcy, mail-order retailer Columbia House thinks they have uncovered a path to solvency: Vinyl. Hoping to capitalize …

Barnes & Noble

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Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

Flashback: Joni Mitchell Plays a Gorgeous Version of ‘A Case of You’

When Joni Mitchell recorded “A Case of You” for her 1971 masterpiece <i>Blue,</i> the track included guitar backing from James Taylor, her boyfriend at the …

Music

Can that be Right? The Use of Old Testament Prophecy in the New Testament

It’s Christmas season and that means renewed attention on Messianic prophecy. Ah, the familiar sounds of “a virgin shall give birth,” “the government …

Jamie xx - Loud Places feat. Romy (John Talabot's Higher Dub)

Music Production

The Ridge

UberChopper Brings Desperately Needed Excess To Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Today, as you nurse your wounds from Black Friday stampedes outside your local mall, or sit in traffic as you make your lengthy travel back home from the holidays, here’s a reminder that life doesn’t have to be so hard.<p>Forget UberBLACK. This weekend, the who’s who of absurdly wealthy people …

Metallica's Robert Trujillo On His Hero, Jaco Pastorius

They called him "the Jimi Hendrix of the bass." Jaco Pastorius (pronounced "jock-oh") took an instrument normally confined to the rhythm section and brought it out front. He's probably best known for his work in the band Weather Report in the 1970s, with whom he helped define the jazz-fusion sound. …

Rob Bell and Oprah aside, marriage wasn’t designed to solve loneliness

Posted on 02/20/15In a recent appearance on Oprah’s <i>Super Soul Sunday</i> to promote his latest book, <i>The Zimzum of Love</i>, Rob Bell made remarks on marriage …

6 “Heretics” Who Should Be Banned From Evangelicalism

What does it mean to be “evangelical”? What must you believe? What must you reject? Can you be an evangelical Christian and believe . . .. . . in …

7 Surprising Ways Depression Builds A Better Me

Once I started living with depression instead of suffering from it, I started becoming a better person because of depression.

Guitar Trailblazer Mary Halvorson Turns Jazz on Its Head

<b>WHO:</b> Mary Halvorson’s guitar playing can be challenging and at times even confrontational, but it is never conventional. A fixture in avant-garde and …

Guitar

Foo Fighters, U2 and Jarvis Cocker respond to Paris attacks

Celine Dion and Jarvis Cocker are among the musicians who have directly addressed the events of 13 November with tributes to the 130 victims<p>Immediately following the Paris terrorist attacks on 13 November, which claimed the lives of 130 people, the music industry responded with solemnity. Major …