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Rock Singers Without Instruments Sound Insane

If you take away the guitars and drums, most rock songs just sound like a maniac hollering in the street. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Music

Why People Love Tipping Waiters

As an economic phenomenon, tipping is really weird. As a psychological phenomenon, it's something else entirely.<p>When the Linkery, a small San Diego restaurant, shuttered its doors this summer, it ended a fascinating social experiment. The Linkery had instituted a standard 18 percent service charge …

What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device, a well-developed area of technology that …

Nidhogg releasing later this year with all-new moves, online play

Messhof's fast-paced, side-scrolling sword fighting game, <i>Nidhogg</i>, is finally going to be released to a wide audience later this year, according to a report from IndieGames.com. The long-in-development, award-winning title will reportedly come home in an evolved form, featuring new combat moves and …

Hear Netherfriends’ Narcotic Gem ‘Uptown Boys’

Netherfriends, the operational alias of Chi-town producer Shawn Rosenblatt, plans to drop debut album <i>P3ACE</i> (pronounced “three peace”) later this …

14 Bizarre Lyrics That Prove Flo Rida Knows No One Can Understand What He's Saying

Hey, Flo Rida, you're awesome, but what in the heck are you talking about?

Florida

No, really, sequestration is hurting the economy

<b>(larry1235/Shutterstock)</b><p>Only industries largely unaffected by the budget cuts are experiencing any kind of job gains<p>Jared Bernstein<p>July 9, 2013 9:54pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Jared Bernstein’s blog, On the Economy.<p>Still in Europe, arguing the sagacity of austerity measures. As usual, the …

Econ 101 is killing America

<b>Alan Greenspan</b><p>Forget the dumbed-down garbage most economists spew. Their myths are causing tragic results for everyday Americans<p>Robert Atkinson • Michael Lind<p>July 8, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>In the Middle Ages, people looked to the Church for certainty. In today’s complex, market-based economies, they …

Why It Feels Like Your Phone Is Vibrating In Your Pocket When It Isn't

*bzzzzzzzzzzzzz*<p>How many times have you pulled your phone out of your pocket, thinking you felt a vibration that could mean any number of treats (Twitter replies, emails, phone calls, text messages, a turn in whatever game you're playing)? A a study found that 80 percent of respondents felt that …

Beck unveils new single I Won't Be Long

Following the release of last month's Defriended, Beck has unveiled a brand new single entitled I Won't Be Long.<p>The singer initially debuted the …

You Should Take The Lonely Island Seriously As Rappers

Whether they know it or not, Andy Samberg's rap crew fits in very well with today's rap culture, and they stand above much of it.<p>Here's a thought experiment. Artist A has a bevy of gold and platinum singles. So does Artist B. Artist A has a successful YouTube channel featuring videos with tens of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

California tells Bitcoin Foundation to stop trading or face a fine

The only problem: the Bitcoin Foundation isn't actually a trading floor<p>California's Department of Financial Institutions is going after Bitcoin. Today, <i>Forbes</i> published a cease and desist letter sent to the Bitcoin Foundation, an organization devoted to creating best practices for the decentralized …

7 Steps to Discover Love through Meditation

It’s not always easy to feel <a href="http://www.myyogaonline.com/videos/meditation/journey-into-love" target="_blank">love </a>for yourself. This is …

Star Citizen Unveils New Ships As Crowdfunding Approaches $10.5 Million

<i>Star Citizen struts its stuff with a new ‘car commercial’ as the game races toward $10.5 million in crowdfunding.</i><p>Cloud Imperium Games, the Chris Roberts led studio behind upcoming space simulator <i>Star Citizen</i>, is aiming directly for your wallets.<p>The studio has already topped $10 million in …

Edith Heard: 'We can't undo what our parents have given us in terms of our genes'

When something isn't working, Edith Heard is the kind of person who will try to fix it. And at the top of her list might well be the reputation of …

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Not long before he went to the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris last month and put a pistol to his head and killed himself, the French …

5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love digging through every little niche of music and so we have compiled a list of great bands you may have missed!<p>With summer officially here, we're taking the beach vibe of sunny Los Angeles and bringing you some of our favorite LA bands that just epitomize summer in …

Cafe noise boosts productivity

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>A downloadable soundtrack simulates the hum of your local coffee shop, helping you work more effectively at home<p>Liz Fields<p>June 21, 2013 9:32pm (UTC)<p>There's a reason your favorite coffeehouse is packed with patrons wielding laptop computers, and it has nothing to do with free wi-fi. …

A zap to the brain makes you think people are more attractive

Health news<p>Another workday with your drab, dull-looking coworkers. If only your world was filled with the beautiful people - more Kate Uptons than Katie from accounting, more Jon Hamms than John from HR.<p>Actually, technology exists that could almost make that possible -- provided you're OK with an …

Parkinson's Disease

Soundwave hopes to shake up music discovery on iPhone and Android

Soundwave is the latest music discovery app to be released for smartphones, with ambitions to help fans share details of what they're listening to, …

Franz Ferdinand announces U.S. tour

Franz Ferdinand have announced U.S. tour dates behind their new album, <i>Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action</i>, due out August 27th via Domino. The …

Study: People Can Be Trained in Compassion

Equipped with a meditation room for scientific research and a brain-imaging lab, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison examined, for the …

5 Ways to Never Be Stressed Again

Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what stress actually is.<p>Stress is a thought. That’s it. No more, no …

The Dhammapada: "one of the greatest psychological works ever written"

Jonathan Haidt, who studies morality and emotion, at the NYU-Stern School of Business, discusses the Buddhist classic, The Dhammapada, on Five …

French bands Team Ghost and Chateau Marmont in town, playing Northside Fest shows (dates streams)

by <b>Bill Pearis</b><p><i>Team Ghost</i><p><b>Nicolas Fromageau</b> was a founding member of <b>M83</b> and left the group right after 2003’s <i>Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts</i>. He …

Playing 'Battlefield 4': no, you can't blow everything up

"Absolutely nothing compares to the sheer scale and scope of <i>Battlefield 4</i>," touts the game's official website. "Your actions physically change the battlefield in real-time, providing interactive game environments that react to your every move." If only that were the case.<p>At E3 2013, Electronic Arts …

MSN | Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Portals Navigation<p>Outlook.com<br>• Microsoft Store<br>• Skype<br>• Rewards<br>• Office<br>• eBay Sponsored<br>• OneDrive<br>• Maps<br>• Facebook<br>• OneNote<br>• Twitter<p>Get your mail here<p>See your recent emails<br>• Send a quick email<br>• Manage your calendar with easy access<p>Sign in with any Microsoft account: Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Live<p>What is a Microsoft …

Exposing the New Plessy v. Ferguson

Thirty years ago, the landmark 1983 education report, "A Nation at Risk," graphically detailed the then growing educational deficits facing American schoolchildren. The report placed heavy emphasis on the progress in educational achievement made by other industrialized nations and warned that …