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Essential Listening: 10 Stellar Headphone Albums

0<p>SHARES<p>What, exactly, is a headphone album? Well, the definition changes depending on who you are.<p>For audiophiles, a headphone album is a work that …

Music

Delivering ‘The Sermon!’ With The High Priest Of The Hammond, Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith wasn’t the first organist in jazz – Fats Waller, <b>Count Basie</b>, and Wild Bill Davis all preceded him – but he was the first notable …

Universal Music

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Mexico Agrees to Pay for Trump’s Psychiatric Care

MEXICO CITY (The Borowitz Report)—Hoping to resolve the seemingly intractable conflict over immigration, Mexico surprised the world on Thursday by agreeing to pay for Donald J. Trump’s psychiatric care.<p>Speaking to reporters, the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, said that he had authorized …

How Keith Jarrett Defied The Odds To Record His Solo Masterpiece, ‘The Köln Concert’

24 January 1975 proved a memorable, magical night for the 1,300 people that witnessed American jazz pianist Keith Jarrett perform a solo recital in …

'Final Tour' Celebrates John Coltrane's Last Go-Round With Miles Davis

Coltrane played his last engagements as a sideman with Davis in the spring of 1960. Recordings from those European shows have been bootlegged for years; now a few are collected in a new anthology.<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. In the spring of 1960, John Coltrane played his last …

Soul Music

21 girl power picture books to help inspire strong girls

Remember when books aimed at girls were covered in pink and glitter? Today, all those princesses seem to be surrounded by small, raised fists.<p>Book sellers are embracing feminism for young readers, inspired by current events and the success of books — like “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” and …

Puff, Puff, Playlist: The Best Songs About Weed

Alfred Gescheidt/Getty Images<p>As the walls of injustice continue to come tumbling down upon the needless criminalization of cannabis in America, it’s …

40 of the sweetest candid photographs of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

40 of the sweetest candid photographs of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

This luxe panoramic train in Peru will make you rethink hiking to Machu Picchu

Inca Rail, Peru’s leading train service to Machu Picchu, announced significant upgrades to their passenger train services in Peru. The journey to …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Meghan Markle turns up the heat grilling burgers in scenes saucier than Suits

If you thought Meghan Markle’s Suits scenes were racy, you’ve seen nothing yet.<p>The royal bride to be – who will marry Prince Harry in May – uses her …

8 Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat

As you're losing weight you might notice that the weight isn't coming off your stomach as quickly as it comes off other areas of your body. If you …

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

Five brilliant science books for kids out this World Book Day

There are plenty of children running around dressed as Harry Potter and the Gruffalo, but we reckon there are a few budding scientists who would love …

45 funniest Mexican expressions (and how to use them)

<b>1.</b> A Mexican doesn’t “humor you”…“he gives you a plane” (<i>te da el avión</i>).<p><b>2.</b> A Mexican doesn’t “make fun of you”…he “snacks” on you (<i>te botanea</i>) or he …

The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

17 bizarre French expressions you did not know

<b>1.</b> The French don’t say “giving a blowjob”, they say “carving a pipe” (<i>Tailler une pipe</i>).<p><b>2.</b> The French don’t say “make things simpler!”, they say “no …

15+ Mesmerizing Photos You Cannot Miss

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos they are most proud of in the Monthly Pro Vol 38 Photo contest with chances to win Pro …

The confusing way Mexicans tell time

Understanding this word takes not a fluency in the language but rather a fluency in Mexican culture.<p>When I first stepped foot on Mexican soil, I spoke relatively good Spanish. I was by no means fluent, but I could hold a conversation. So when I asked a local ice-cream seller in downtown Guadalajara …

Language

The Best Travel Cameras

An ideal travel camera is compact, lightweight, and versatile. And while the smartphone in your pocket may be all of those things; it's not quite …

Aboard 'the beast': migrants' daring train ride through Mexico – in pictures

Veronica G Cardenas photographed life on the route of la Bestia – the freight train on which Central American men, women and children band together as a caravan to make the brutal 20-day journey through Mexico.<p>They can travel without having to pay, but still they risk kidnappings, rape and injury. …

Mexico

How to get around Mexico City

Mexico City is huge and chaotic (it’s one of the biggest metropoleis in the world), so it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by it, especially for …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Here is how people crush their hangovers in Mexico

If taking care of hangovers were an Olympic event, Mexico would certainly be a world champion. Disposing of the nasty effects after a wild night is a …

Of course Donald Trump looked directly into the sun

It is not necessarily news that, like so many of us, many prominent members of the Trump administration stepped onto a porch today at the White …

Donald Trump

The 7 coolest neighborhoods in Las Vegas: Where to stay, eat, and party

THERE IS a whole lot more to Vegas than just what you see bathed in flashing neon. Here, we’ve broken the Las Vegas Valley down into its seven most …

What Is Chorizo?

Chorizo is a name given to a variety of sausages, both fresh and cured, originating from the Iberian Peninsula (what is now Spain and Portugal). …

10 Simple Strategies to Control Your Anxiety

Any time you’re overcome with stress or anxiety, just follow these steps to stay calm, empower yourself, and regain control.<p>The ability to manage …

Self-help

50 African proverbs to get you thinking

As 6-year-olds in Zimbabwe, we were taught proverbs before we were taught how to navigate the nuts and bolts of Shona (the most common language in …