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Most Popular Nexus 7 Case: Devicewear Ridge

The Nexus 7 is arguably the leading Android tablet, and for good reason. It's slim, trim, powerful, and affordable. If you want to keep it safe …

Obama and Climate Change: The Real Story

The president has said the right things about climate change – and has taken some positive steps. But we're drilling for more oil and digging up more …

Watch Phoenix's Episode of "Austin City Limits"

Last night, PBS aired Phoenix's hour-long episode of "Austin City Limits"—it was previewed last month with their performance of "Entertainment!". Check out the full episode below, plus the full setlist.<p>Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear will play the October 26 episode of "ACL", while Jim James and …

Austin City Limits

Watch Phoenix Do "Entertainment" Acoustic at the Palace of Versailles

Back in 2009, Phoenix filmed a "Take-Away Show" for La Blogotheque on the streets of Paris, in support of that year's excellent <i>Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix</i>. Now they've reunited with the website to capture some street-level footage of performances of material from this year's <i>Bankrupt!</i> Their acoustic …

Entertainment

Michael Hastings' Dangerous Mind: Journalistic Star Was Loved, Feared and Haunted

"That lasted for a day," says Mike Pearo, Hastings' history teacher there. "Rice stresses its dress code, and 'oddball' behavior isn't …

How to Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup's 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of …

Jahar's World

He was a charming kid with a bright future. But no one saw the pain he was hiding or the monster he would become.<p><i>Our hearts go out to the victims of</i> …

Times Square

Instant RSS Search Quickly Finds Feeds On Your Favorite Topics

Finding RSS feeds isn't always as easy as it should be, and if you're trying to stick with just a single topic it's even harder. Instant RSS Search …

Ultraista's 'Our Song' Remixed by Zero 7 – Song Premiere

Duo re-imagines tune as a spacey, sensual dance-floor jam<p>Following the release of their self-titled debut last year, Ultraísta – the electronic trio …

Start Storing Up: Indie Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads

NPR's Susan Stamberg asked three of our go-to independent booksellers — Rona Brinlee of The BookMark in Neptune Beach, Fla.; Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Co. in Milwaukee; and Lucia Silva, former book buyer at the now-closed Portrait of a Bookstore in Studio City, Calif. — to help fill our beach …

An App That Maps The Entire Universe Of Beer

What if you knew whether you’d like a beer before you even took the first sip? This incredible visualization can make that possible.<p>One night, Kevin Jamieson sat at a bar and drank a beer that was particularly delicious. Maybe he even had a few or a few too many, because the next day, he couldn’t …

Alcohol

Lost in Translation?

Last month, Haruki Murakami published a new novel in Japan. Before anyone could read it, the novel broke the country’s Internet pre-order sales record, its publisher announced an advance print run of half a million copies, and Tokyo bookstores opened at midnight to welcome lines of customers, some …

Every Noise at Once, A Browser-Based Musical Genre Discovery Engine

Every Noise at Once is a site created by Glenn McDonald that maps different musical genres and artists. Users can scan through various genres to hear …

Software

Natalie Maines: A Country-Music Rebel Rocks On Her Own

Natalie Maines doesn't hesitate to make audacious moves, and wresting away "Mother" — Roger Waters' hymn to oppressive maternal authority figures from Pink Floyd — is the biggest one on her first solo album. Maines takes the "Mother" from Pink Floyd's <i>The Wall</i> and deconstructs it, emotional brick by …

Caitlin Rose: A Singer Grounded In The Details Of Yearning

"Pink Champagne," a song on Caitlin Rose's second album <i>The Stand-In</i>, presents Rose's voice in its sparest purity and veiled shrewdness. She sends her voice skyward, the notes as buoyant and light as the bubbles of the pink champagne she's singing about. Her high trills could, with only a slight …

The (Slightly More) Professional Guide to Working from Home

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It seems that working from home — that dreamy day job to which we all used to aspire, and perhaps …

How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Mac

The weather's turning warmer in our neck of the woods, which means it's time to start thinking about spring cleaning. While you're emptying your …

About Leaving Work Behind

Our aim with this blog is to help as many people as we can to realize their own dreams of quitting their jobs and building their own online …

The Complete Guide to Setting and Negotiating Freelance Rates

It's the most common question I receive from aspiring freelancers of all types: How much should I charge? The question comes packaged in various …

Employment

How We Find Meaning in Our Work (and How That Keeps Us Motivated)

Staying motivated at work can be a rough challenge. We've talked about ways to keep it up, but author Dan Ariely says one of the biggest motivators …

How to Digitize Your Wallet and Put It in Your Smartphone

Nobody wants an overstuffed wallet. You can’t find what you need and it feels like an unwanted growth on your leg. While some embrace minimalism and …

These Tips Will Help You Escape The 9-To-5 Mindset

His first bestseller, The Four Hour Workweek, came out of his own experience of going from working long hours, seven days a week to figuring out how to run a business more efficiently.<p>But even for people not ready to take that step, Ferriss has some valuable tips for figuring how to get …

Time Management

Too Many Baseball Books! The 15 Big Titles of 2013

This year alone will see at least 15 titles published before the All-Star Game is even played. Robert Birnbaum breaks them down.<p>The late historian …