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An Amazing App for Learning Music

A simple idea—notation synced with recordings—done beautifully<p>All musical notation is a kind of compression, which is to say a compromise between ease of transmission and depth of reception.<p>The notes on a score tell you a lot about a song, but not <i>everything</i>. The same goes for guitar tabs, which …

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing …

Sprint’s Framily plan isn’t Amway, but it’s a distant cousin of multilevel marketing

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Since writing my post about Sprint’s interesting spin on the family plan on Tuesday, I’ve received a bunch of comments about …

Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …

Voluntary government checkpoints spark backlash

January 07, 2014 0 Comments<p>Checkpoints, which the government insists are voluntary, are creating a backlash because of the presence of uniformed …

Lurid Subprime Scams Unveiled in Long-Running Fraud Trial

Lost amid the hoopla over JP Morgan Chase's record-setting $13 billion settlement this fall was news of another monster court resolution – a $2.46 …

Finance

The Rumored Chase-Madoff Settlement Is Another Bad Joke

Just under two months ago, when the $13 billion settlement for JP Morgan Chase was coming down the chute, word leaked out that that the deal was no …

Corruption

A New Low in Health Care Rhetoric

I thought we'd heard it all when Sarah Palin compared having to pay taxes for someone else's health care to slavery, but old friend and Ayn Rand …

Health Care

Politico wonders why traditional media isn't covering good Obamacare news

Why oh why, ponders Politico is it so hard for the good stories about Obamacare working the way it's supposed to work to break through into the …

Berlin's 'poor but sexy' appeal turning city into European Silicon Valley

A decade ago Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit tried to attract creative types to the city by declaring "<i>Berlin ist arm, aber sexy</i>" (poor but sexy).<p>It worked. The City's astonishingly low rents compared with other European capitals – a one-bed flat a short walk from Alexanderplatz in the centre of town …

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Argentina moves to curb inflation

Argentinian families have grappled with constantly rising prices in the country, on everything from bus fares to rice and pasta.<p>In an effort to keep inflation at bay, the government has launched a programme to control the cost of nearly 200 basic items found in grocery stores.<p>Al Jazeera's Daniel …

Cards Against Humanity Donates More Than $100,000 to Public Schools

Cards Against Humanity is “a party game for horrible people,” according to the game’s website. Despite this pedigree, they raised and donated more …

Cards Against Humanity

Persistent Credit Contraction Is Europe's Achilles' Heel

In spite of a number of positive economic indicators out of the Eurozone (see example), credit growth remains the area's Achilles' heel. The latest private sector loan growth aggregate from the ECB shows an annual decline of 1.8% (adjusted for sales and securitization - see press release). Here is …

These bond funds and ETF types could make money in 2014

Last Update:<p>CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — The death of a decades-strong bond bull market may be exaggerated, but fixed-income investors aren’t waiting to …

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

Kids

Why This Startup Chose The Midwest Over Silicon Valley

A new app on the market claims to helps shoppers shop and spend smarter. Wisely combines the social search functions of sites like Yelp and Foursquare with an easy personal finance tracker, all in one app.<p>Wisely founders Mike Vichich and Tyler Felous met at the global consulting firm Accenture, …

Report: Jeff Bezos rescued by Ecuadorian Navy

Amazon.com founder was flown by helicopter from the Galapagos for kidney stone treatment.<p>Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and new owner of <i>The Washington Post</i>, was flown from the Galápagos by an Ecuadorian navy helicopter after suffering a kidney stone attack on New Year's day, according to a summary …

Inner ear disorders 'linked to hyperactivity '

<b>Inner-ear problems could be a cause of hyperactive behaviour, research suggests.</b><p>A study on mice, published in Science, said such problems caused changes in the brain that led to hyperactivity.<p>It could lead to the development of new targets for behaviour disorder treatments, the US team says.<p>A UK …