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10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

Trump's pick for health secretary makes clear he's totally the wrong guy for the job

Watching Alex Azar, President Trump's nominee for health secretary, testify before the Senate Finance Committee this week, I realized he's more impressive than I'd previously thought.<p>Unlike Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Azar isn't alarmingly ignorant about the department he'd run. Unlike Scott …

U.S. Secretary of Health

Meet Cygnus, the Cat with the World’s Longest, Most Luscious Tail

Lauren and Will Powers, of Ferndale, Michigan, don’t need to dust their home like the rest of us. Their cat, Cygnus, does it for them just by walking …

America’s First Addiction Epidemic

<i>Christopher Finan</i>| Drunks: An American History |<i> Beacon Press</i> |<i> June 2017</i> |<i> 28 minutes (7,526 words)</i><i></i> <i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Drunks<i>, by</i> …

Alcohol

How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder

Newly released documents from long-secret Kennedy assassination files raise startling questions about what top agency officials knew and when they knew it.<p>After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the CIA appeared eager, even desperate, to embrace the version of events …

Fidel Castro

9 ways to get a better drum mix

<b>The quality of a production lives or dies on the strength of its drums. Modern tracks feature impressive beats that underpin all other elements and</b> …

Stream 72 Hours of Ambient Sounds from Blade Runner: Relax, Go to Sleep in a Dystopian Future

As reflexively as we may now describe the 2019 Los Angeles of <i>Blade Runner</i> as "dystopian" — and indeed, as vivid a modern dystopia as cinema has yet …

A real-life company is implanting microchips in employees

After a semi-painless injection between the thumb and index finger, a microchip is implanted in another employee. A cyborg is now created, and this human/machine mashup runs off to buy a smoothie using his or her new sub-dermal implant.<p>If that sounds futuristic, it’s because we’re conditioned to …

Employment

Homo Sovieticus

Summary<p><b>Wladimir Velminski is a Researcher in the Department of Slavic Studies at the University of Zurich, a Research Fellow at the International</b> …

How to weed out a bloated mix

<b>We demonstrate a range of space-carving tactics that can be deployed on a cluttered track to turn it into a clear, spacious mix.</b><p>For more tips and …

Oxford comma debate central to $10 million court case

Someone has finally answered the rhetorical Vampire Weekend question of “who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?”: dairy truck drivers.<p>In a ruling …

Italian Artist Sculpts Bars of Soap into Intricate Artworks

26-year-old Daniele Barresi is a world champion food sculptor with many other titles under his belt, but some of his most impressive creations are …

Art

How to Find Direction Using the Sun and Stars | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following excerpt was taken from</i> FM 21-76: Survival Evasion and Escape<i>, an Army field manual published in 1968.</i><p>Guiding by Sun and …

10 Mysterious Ancient Labyrinths

Do not confuse labyrinths with mazes. Mazes are complex, multibranched puzzles. Labyrinths are single, nonbranching paths that lead to a center. …

Archaeology

Post Christian World? Jesus Christ Statue Beheaded Again In Indianapolis

A statue of Jesus Christ was beheaded for the second time in two weeks near the front doors of a church in Indianapolis, Indiana, over the weekend. …

Pfizer subpoenaed in U.S. over patient assistance plans | Reuters

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said it received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts related to its support for organizations that provide financial help to Medicare patients.<p>A man walks past Pfizer's world headquarters in New York April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew …

Pfizer

How To EQ During Mastering

Sonically Transforming Your Mix Into The Final Master<p>In this blog post, I’m going to discuss how I sonically shape a mix during mastering. I’ll be …

Music Production

Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums: The Met, New York Public Library, Smithsonian & More

Calling all coloring book lovers. You can now take part in #ColorOurCollections 2017–a campaign where museums and libraries worldwide will make …

Museums

The ancient occult texts that Dan Brown is paying to digitize and make free for all

Some of the world’s rarest documents will soon be available online for everyone.<p>Dan Brown, author of <i>The Da Vinci Code</i> and <i>Angels & Demons</i>, announced last week (June 16) that he’s donating €300,000 to digitize a collection of ancient books. The 4,600 pre-1900 texts on alchemy, astrology, magic, and …

Occult

How to Get Through a Miserable Winter With the Danish Concept of Hygge

For some, the winter is a magical time of year. For others like me, it’s a gloomy, cold, darkness you just have to wait out. But there’s a better way …

Learn This Ancient Technique of Memorizing Practiced by Buddhist Monks

Since I started studying buddhist texts in a more thorough and general way I’ve been curious about the traditional methods of learning and pedagogics …

Enliven Your Drum Sound In Logic Pro X

<b>Niall McCallum, co-founder of ModeAudio, a developer of royalty-free loops, samples, synth presets, and field recordings shares his techniques for</b> …

Sarah Parcak wins $1 million TED prize to unlock secrets of ancient civilizations

<b>(CNN) —</b> An archaeologist who detects civilizations lost to the sands of time is the winner of the $1 million TED Prize for 2016.<p>Sarah Parcak, an associate professor at the University of Alabama, has spent the last several years using satellites, initially designed for use by the military, to …

2,400-Year-Old Ancient Gold Bongs Unearthed In Russia

A team of archaeologists has discovered a pair of gold "bongs," or water pipes, in southern Russia. The artifacts, which are made of pure gold, are …

10 Monumental Ancient Achievements Still Shrouded in Mystery For Modern Science

ADVERTISEMENT<p><i>Image: Sam valadi<br>The methods used to construct the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt have long remained a mystery to archaeologists.</i><p>Thanks …

11 Mysterious Ancient Underground Worlds That Remain Unsolved To This Day | Ancient Pages

Passing through countless underground corridors, halls and stairways, he went to a huge niche. "At the center of the niche was black house. Its walls …

Paranormal

Mesmerizing Depictions of Magic and Witchcraft Throughout History

How the occult has been depicted in art, from mandrakes to palmistry.<p>In 1870, artist Robert Bateman painted an unusual scene. In it, a mandrake plant …

Art

All Recording

Recording News & Blogs<p>For the past 25 years, producer, songwriter, musician and audio engineer Mat Mitchell has worked with some of the world’s …

Drugs in Ancient Cultures: A History of Drug Use and Effects

The battle against drugs and drug usage rages on today and for good reason. However, with the near constant limelight that the ‘drug war’ receives …

FREE Variable-Tube Compressor VST/AU Plugin By Klanghelm

via Bedroom Producers Blog:Klanghelm has announced the release of MJUC jr., a freeware colorful variable-tube compressor for Windows and Mac OS based …

Music Production