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How Do You Bond With Mozart? Adopt A Starling

When beginning a new writing project, naturalist and author Lyanda Lynn Haupt takes her research seriously. For her new book, <i>Mozart's Starling</i>, Haupt dutifully traveled to Austria, to see Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birthplace and the famed composer's grave. But then she took one big step …

Birds

Yes, in fact, mayonnaise is an instrument

Seemingly egged on by the now-since meme-ified <i>SpongeBob SquarePants</i> scene where Squidward definitively informs Patrick that mayonnaise is not a …

Violinist of Mosul returns to play amid ruins of his city

For what may be the first time since Iraqi troops liberated large parts of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant control, the sound of a lone violin could be heard among the gunfire and explosions.<p>Musician Ameen Mokdad, 28, gave his first public performance in the city on Wednesday since …

Logistics startup Turvo zooms out of stealth with $25 million in Series A funding

Turvo, a two-year-old, Sunnyvale, Ca.-based company, is emerging today with an idea so ambitious that investors have provided it with $25 million in Series A funding to chase it.<p>What it wants to do: connect people looking to have things shipped, which doesn’t sound so unlike what a lot of both …

GitLab acquires software chat startup Gitter, will open-source the code

GitLab, a startup that provides open source and premium source code repository software that people use to collaborate on software, is announcing today that it has acquired Gitter, a startup that provides chat rooms that are attached to repositories of code so that collaborators can exchange …

Startups

Are You Solving a Problem or Chasing Money? | Inc.com

Before you file your DBA paperwork or register your website, ask yourself this question: "What problem am I solving?"<p>I've seen some of the most promising entrepreneurs of our time crash and burn because their genius idea never actually solved a problem. They could think that making a specific …

Business Strategy

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Try Changing Your Facial Expressions | Inc.com

We spend time selecting our LinkedIn profile picture, decorating our cubicles, and choosing the clothes we wear. But how often do we pay attention to our facial expressions? Our faces represent us, whether we want them to or not.<p>While an inscrutable face might make you a great poker player, it …

Skin Care

5 Tips To Help You Become A Better Communicator And Leader

For a few years, you couldn’t open your news feed without seeing an article dedicated to helping boomers and gen x-ers manage millennials. Millennials were a tough group to crack—they were digitally native, entrepreneurial and more likely to move around than their predecessors.<p>It took a while for …

Leadership

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

Psychology

7 Body Language Tips That Will Guarantee a Great First Impression

Second chances are rare. Improve your body language skills, whether you're meeting a potential investor or interviewing for a new job.

Employment

How Did Beethoven Compose His 9th Symphony After He Went Completely Deaf?

You don’t need to know anything at all about classical music, nor have any liking for it even, to be deeply moved by that most famous of symphonies, …