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David Bowie, Glenn Frey and the End of the Classic Rock Era

Early this week, I interviewed J.D. Souther, who first met the Eagles’ Glenn Frey in 1968 and, in addition to having his own career, co-wrote some of …

ELO’s Jeff Lynne: My Life in 15 Songs

Electric Light Orchestra, “Showdown” (1973)<p>In the late 1960s, I was in a group called the Idle Race and this guy called Roy Wood that was in the …

Native American Slaves: Historians Uncover an Overlooked, Chilling Chapter in U.S. History

Here are three scenes from the history of slavery in North America. In 1637, a group of Pequot Indians, men and boys, having risen up against English …

Why Ole Miss Has More Staying Power Than Mississippi State

The Egg Bowl between Mississippi State and Ole Miss took on special meaning last year, with the Bulldogs still on the periphery of the College Football Playoff and both fighting for "group of six" bowl berths after spending the majority of the season in the national consciousness for the majority …

9 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Scientists have been investigating that question for decades, and the research suggests that everything from your mother's breast milk to the size of your waistline can influence your intelligence.<p><i>Additional reporting by Chelsea Harvey.</i>

How to Talk About Your Accomplishments without Coming Off Like A Jerk | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran.</i><p>Have you ever met someone whose personal story just blew you away?<p>My friend Tom is one of those …

How to End a Conversation Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

We’ve done several articles on the Art of Manliness covering the wonderful art of conversation, from its dos and donts, to how to make small talk, to …

Are You A Rockstar? Take The Sales Success IQ Test

Most of us view ourselves as serious business people, committed to success and focused on those things that will ultimately lead to greater sales and …

Does personality trump intelligence? | IB Community Blog

in Classroom culture, Diploma Programme, Research, Thought Leadership<p><b>What can guarantee academic success? This is a question that students, teachers</b> …

Charles Murray: One of America\'s most important thinkers or victim of brain-eating memetic parasite?

From the <i>Noahpinion</i> blog by economist Noah Smith:<p>Tuesday, February 17, 2015<p>How Charles Murray changed my mind<br>Author: Noah Smith<p>I always get a lot of …

Planet Earth: Facts About Its Orbit, Atmosphere & Size

Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. It is the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of liquid water …

Senate GOP asking new questions about emails for Clinton and Abedin, who had special employment status

Senate Republicans are renewing efforts to learn why Huma Abedin, a top assistant to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was allowed to keep working at the agency under a special, part-time status while also being employed at a politically-connected consulting firm.<p>The new requests are being …

Lincoln’s Civil War brilliance: The real story of the political savvy that helped end slavery

<b>Allan Pinkerton, Abraham Lincoln, center, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand in Antietam, Md., after the Battle of Antietam on Oct. 3, 1862. (AP/Library Of Congress/Alexander Gardner)</b><p>The president walked a careful line, sometimes imperfectly. But his political skills ultimately won emancipation<p>James …