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Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop

In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s …

Jazz

Blockchain is this year's buzzword – but can it outlive the hype?

The open-source ledger behind bitcoin is touted as revolutionary for everything from banking to health, but the jury is still out<p>The speculation around cryptocurrencies has obscured the fact that blockchain, the decentralised, open-source ledger that drives bitcoin, could radically change how …

Blockchain

Critters So Ugly They Have to Mate With Themselves

In a season in which the entire Christian world is celebrating a virgin birth and a whole lot of other people who don’t believe in the story are …

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Streaming Devices

With the emergence of streaming devices, getting your favorite content from the internet to your TV is getting easier every day. Although Roku, …

Smart TV

How To Be A Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

Creative Writing

5 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

One simple truth about life is that everyone has a Reading Lane. Whether it’s romance novels, or books about troubled former Navy SEALs racing …

What is Blockchain Technology? A Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners

Is blockchain technology the new internet?<p>The blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention – the brainchild of a person or group of people known …

Blockchain

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

The Important "Game Of Thrones" Details You Might Have Missed

Seven seasons worth of hints and clues. Warning: Contains spoilers.

Basic Music Publishing

<i>Guest post by Wendy Day, @RapCoalition and YouTube.com/ThisIsWendyDay</i><i>Wendy Day is a label consultant who helps build successful careers for</i> …

Music Industry

Rulers, Religion and Riches by Jared Rubin – why the west got rich

Getting religion out of politics was the key to Europe’s success, this work of economic history argues. The turning point was the Reformation<p>Why are some parts of the world rich, and other parts poor? In the west many of us live in conditions almost unimaginably more comfortable than billions of …

World History

The science books that inspired eight science writers (and me)

Yesterday’s <i>Guardian</i> has nice survey of eight science writers (many of them working scientists): “‘I was hooked for life’: Science writers on the …

Books

The Single Reason Why People Can't Write, According to a Harvard Psychologist

This common affliction is behind so much unclear and confusing writing in the world today.<p>"Why is so much writing so hard to understand? Why must a typical reader struggle to follow an academic article, the fine print on a tax return, or the instructions for setting up a wireless home …

Richard Feynman

The 18 Best TV Series According to Audiences But Not Movie Critics

We at <b>Bright Side</b> have put together a collection of some great TV series loved by audiences. For this list, we’ve decided to stick to those that were …

TV

Writers recommend great books you've (probably) never heard of

A new book app is challenging the notion that reading “well” necessarily means falling back on the same old classics, from Trollope to Tolstoy. Each week, Alexi, a “digital book club”, turns to writers for inspiration, asking them to rout out hidden gems which are then offered to members to read on …

Books

The right way to be introspective (yes, there’s a wrong way)

<i>Valery Lemay</i><p>Obsessive navel-gazing can be satisfying, but the problem is, it can also be damaging. Organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich suggests …

Psychology

For The People Who We Used To Be Close With, And Now Never Speak To

I believe life is like a story, one broadcast on the air at that. Like a TV series, our lives are narratives in seamless transition from beginning to …

Why Female Dragonflies Go to Extreme Lengths to Avoid Sex

In the Swiss Alps, the insects have evolved a way to survive encounters with aggressive males.<p>Some female dragonflies go to great lengths to avoid sex—they fake their own deaths.<p>For the first time, a scientist has observed that female moorland hawker dragonflies freeze mid-air, crash to the ground, …

Insects

Take That, AP Style! Court of Law Rules The Oxford Comma Necessary

“Who gives a $#%& about an Oxford comma?”So goes one of my favorite lyrics by Vampire Weekend, and the answer to date has largely been: grammar …

Language

The first theory of evolution is 600 years older than Darwin

Nasīr al-Dīn Tūsī was a Persian polymath and prolific writer: An architect, astronomer, biologist, chemist, mathematician, philosopher, physician, …

Biology
Critical Thinking

35 classic movies you can watch for free on YouTube right now

Streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have made a wide array of beloved cinematic classics available to an unimaginably massive …

Posted: May 12, 2014 in Artist Corner, Marketing Tips, Social Media Tips Tags

In the movie “About A Boy”, Hugh Grant’scharacter doesn’t need to work thanks to a hit Christmas song called “Santa’s Super Sleigh” that his late …

This Is One of the Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras You Can Buy

As a person with a little bit of knowledge about cameras and a lot of experience spending far too much money on them, I often get asked: “Hey Alex, …

Bell did not invent telephone, US rules

Scot accused of finding fame by stealing Italian's ideas<p>Italy hailed the redress of a historic injustice yesterday after the US Congress recognised an impoverished Florentine immigrant as the inventor of the telephone rather than Alexander Graham Bell.<p>Historians and Italian-Americans won their …

This map of Earth is the most accurate ever produced, and it looks completely different

<b>Japanese architect Hajime Narukawa claims to have tackled a centuries-old problem - how to draw an oblate spheroid Earth on a flat plane.</b><p>He claims …

Maps

Kroni cinta sejak kecil

SEORANG berambut panjang dan seorang lagi berimej botak. Namun mereka berkongsi perasaan cinta. Bukan cinta biasa, bukan cinta melankolik antara …

Creating More Interesting Chord Progressions

0<p>SHARES<p>Some people think music theory robs you of your creativity. Coincidentally, those are the same people who think the Earth is square.<p>It’s best …

Guitar
Markets