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Google launches free music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut

The company's great, human-curated playlists are now free (with ads)<p>As Apple Music nears its June 30th launch, Google is getting more aggressive about trying to sell users on its own Google Play Music service. Today the company is launching a free, ad-supported tier that offers curated playlists (a …

To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist

We all know that listening to music can soothe emotional pain, but Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys can also ease physical pain, according to a study of children and teenagers who had major surgery.<p>The analgesic effects of music are well known, but most of the studies have been done with adults …

Alicia Keys

Listen to Marc Maron's WTF interview with President Obama

Marc Maron and President Obama had a relaxed and fascinating one-hour conversation in Maron's Pasadena, California garage, where Maron produces his …

This Is Pixar's Secret to Making Moviegoers Cry

Editor Kevin Nolting, whose previous credits include Pixar’s <i>Up</i>, reteamed with Oscar-winning <i>Up</i> director Peter Docter on the studio’s inventive <i>Inside</i> …

iPhone Photography Awards Winners Revealed

Photographers of the Year iPhone Photography Awards. First place, Sounds of the old town.<br>Michał Koralewski<p>1 of 17<p>LightBox NewsletterSign up to …

Inside Obama’s Stealth Startup

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.<p>For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at …

June 2015

The 30 Movies Worth Going to the Theater for This Summer

Get ready for The Dark Tower, lifeguards running in slo-mo, and—sigh–more Minions.<p>The weather is beginning to change, the sun is starting to peek out more, the days are longer, the nights perfect for grilling on the patio. All that can only mean one thing: Summer movie season is here! Sure, we've …

Bill Gates recommended these 6 books for TED 2015

He recently wrote a list of recommended reads in honor of the TED 2015 conference on his blog, and they include thoroughly Gatesian themes: business, history, and public health.<p>They are:<p>1. "Business Adventures" by John Brooks<p>A collection of John Brooks' writings for the New Yorker published in …

Self-improvement

Moscow: Opulent, Overwhelming, and Pulsing With Power

MOSCOW<p>Living in Moscow can be terrifying and mesmerizing, says author.<p><i>Next stop for My Town: Next Sunday, Kennedy Warne, the founding editor of New Zealand Geographic, hears the call of the wild in his hometown, Auckland.</i><p>If Carl Sandburg’s Chicago was “stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big …

Meet The Martha Stewart of Weed

From ‘baked’ goods to decorating tips, Cheri Sicard’s new handbook is marketing marijuana for the modern girl.<p>Cheri Sicard is a …

Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners & Intermediates

Displaying 1 - 9 of 49 entries.<p>Posted on May 16, 2018 at 5:13 pm<p>By Andy Lavelle<p>Stress is ever-present, especially at work. There are always deadlines …

Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

By Charles A. Francis<p>These days, <b>mindfulness meditation for beginners</b> is a subject that gives rise to a great deal of confusion. With the rising …

How to Beat Panic Attacks: 3 Simple Mindfulness Techniques

<b>“By living deeply in the present moment we can understand the past better and we can prepare for a better future.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>When I was in high …