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5 Album Creation Stories That Are As Important To The Album As The Music Is

Context is key<p>A lot of artists talk about what went into the making of their albums. Most of the time, it's nothing to write home about because studio life is studio life. Sometimes, however, what happens behind the scenes is so noteworthy, it mythologizes the album. With Bon Iver dropping their …

Bon Iver

The 50 Best Indie Rock Albums of the Pacific Northwest

<i>PATH OF NO RESISTANCE</i> <i><br>Pacific Northwest Indie Rock Before and After the Gold Rush</i><p>By Sean Nelson<p>The suckerest bet in the music writing racket is trying to neatly summarize a regional music scene. But due to certain quirks of history and provincial character, it’s actually pretty convenient to talk …

The 7 Best Carry-On Travel Bags

They’ll fit in the overhead compartment—but with style this good, TSA might just confiscate your luggage anyway<p>From business travel to impromptu weekend getaways, it’s always nice when you feel like your luggage is working with you, not against you. Carry-on bags in particular—usually an …

Why stop at five senses? Tech is letting us hack our brains to give us 'superpowers'

Many people claim to have a sixth sense, whether it's being able to predict the weather or that they can just 'sense' something bad is about to …

The Brain

Report: Pills in Prince's home mislabeled, contained fentanyl

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pills seized inside Prince's Paisley Park compound by investigators were labeled as hydrocodone but actually contained fentanyl -- the drug that killed the singer -- according to a source with knowledge of the investigation who revealed the information to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.<p>The …

Los Angeles

The World’s Ugliest Color Examined By Graphic Design Experts

When market research firm Gfk was hired by the Australian government to consider how cigarette packs could be designed to prevent smoking, the firm came up with a colorful solution: Make the packs as unappealing as possible by wrapping them in an earthy “dark brown,” or what would be matched to …

Graphic Design

How to build guitar effects pedals

Basics<p>Contrary to what you may think, or what some boutique builders might have you believe, if you have a basic understanding of electronics and a …

The White Stripes’ ‘White Blood Cells’ Was The Perfect Balance Of Old And New

For many music fans, <i>White Blood Cells</i> was their first taste of the White Stripes. It’s true that the band’s first two records had a decent following, and were admired by the folks who were deep divers on music blogs, but it wasn’t until “Fell In Love With A Girl” and its innovative video blew up on …

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

3 months ago I threw everything away — and it's taught me surprising lessons about minimalism

It's been three months since I threw everything out. I've lived in four different places. I haven't paid rent anywhere.<p>I always have benefited from the kindness of others.<p>That doesn't mean I couch surf. But after 20 years of being good to people, I realized I had never let people be good to me. Now …

Researchers Make Malware That Steals Data by Spinning Your Computer's Fans

A new paper shows how data can be extracted from computers without an internet connection or audio hardware.<p>A team of researchers claim they've developed malware that can extract data from an isolated computer with no internet connection, camera or audio hardware—all by using sounds generated by …

Modern thinkers increasingly confirm a designed universe

The idea that the universe might bear some marks of design has traditionally been denied in academic circles. Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins …

Led Zeppelin’s 10 Boldest Rip-Offs

Reasonable people can disagree on whether (and how heavily) Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” filches from Spirit’s “Taurus” – that’s why there’s a …

Guitar

Unexplained Things That Only Happen In A Few Places On Earth

Where you come from -- be it your hometown, home state, home country, or home planet -- has a big influence on everything from your physical health …

49 Underrated Books You Really Need To Read

Under-read, overlooked, and forgotten books that everyone will love.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.<p>Also: Just because you've read one of these doesn't mean everyone has. Stay classy. Yay books!

Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far

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8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

University of Illinois

Here’s Why You Should Add More Veggies to Your Diet ASAP

I honestly can’t remember the last time I ate a meal that didn’t include vegetables. For me, they’re the main attraction at breakfast, lunch, and …

Nutrition

MIT’s Not-So-Crazy Plan To Get Rid Of Stoplights

The intersection of the future has no stoplight—just a very, very intelligent algorithm.<p>The first stoplight was a complete disaster.<p>Installed in London in 1868, the gas-powered traffic signal exploded, killing the policeman who was responsible for operating it. In the 150 years since, the stoplight …

USDOT

10 destinations that are surprisingly affordable in the winter

We've scoured destinations and deals for weeks to come up with bargains and overlooked off-peak destinations that are still great in winter.<p>So, whether you're looking for a bucket-list beach destination or just wanting to hit the slopes, we've found some awesome deals both near and far.<p><i>Deals</i> …

Chrome for Android skips images for up to 70% data savings

Google is updating the Data Saver feature in its Chrome browser for Android to let you save up to 70 percent of your mobile data.<p>When you turn Data Saver on in the Settings menu and the browser detects a slow connection, it will skip images when requesting Web pages so that they load quickly and …

‘Star Wars’ Superfan Dies After Special ‘Force Awakens’ Screening

Daniel Fleetwood, a terminally ill <i>Star Wars</i> superfan who was given the chance to see an unfinished cut of J.J. Abrams’ reboot <i>The Force Awakens</i>, has …

Star Wars

Is MSG as bad as it’s made out to be?

Monosodium glutamate is blamed for a range of nasty side effects. But is there evidence to back up these claims?<p>It used to be called ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’: a collection of symptoms such as headache, nausea and a strange numbness that certain people seem to suffer after a meal of Chinese …

FDA

These Are the Best Movies to Stream on Netflix, Amazon in November

Just in time for the weather to start sucking.<p>Are you ready for an onslaught of quality movies? In November, Hollywood studios go all-in with their prestige pictures, looking to garner enough critical adulation and commercial interest to nab those sought-after golden statues come Oscar night. And …

Movies

Rob Zombie shares the ultimate Halloween playlist

Rob Zombie knows a thing or two about getting spooky — peep these album names from his time as White Zombie frontman as well as a solo act:</i> …

Kurt Cobain’s Intimate ‘Montage of Heck’ Soundtrack: 5 Key Tracks

The first-ever Kurt Cobain solo album comes out on November 13th. Brett Morgen, director of this year’s haunting Cobain documentary, <i>Montage of Heck</i>, …

Kurt Cobain

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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