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Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening

In Charlotte Zwerin's 1988 film <i>Straight, No Chaser</i>, Thelonious Monk road manager Bob Jones tells a story about Monk appearing on a television show sometime in the late '50s. Monk is asked what kind of music he likes, to which he replies "all kinds." The interviewer, hoping for a "gotcha" moment, …

New Albums

Touring London with Shakespeare, Dickens and Oscar Wilde: 7 must-see literary landmarks

One of the world’s greatest literary cities, London’s streets, pubs and clubs have housed some of the most beloved names in the history of English …

This Map Shows How to Take an Epic Road Trip Across Europe

45 European cities. 14 days of driving—and several months of sightseeing. That’s the optimized plan created by an algorithm, a followup to the …

Eastern Europe

I'm Walter Isaacson and This Is How I Work

Walter Isaacson has made a career as a thorough biographer of exceptional people, like Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin. Of course, …

Walter Isaacson

17 Things You Can Do in OS X Yosemite That You Couldn't Do in Mavericks

If you installed OS X Yosemite at the end of last week then you've no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new …

Three Tasks You Should Do Every Day to Stay Happy and Productive

Some days, even the best job can be a bit of a drag. If you want to get things done—but still keep your sanity—Jay Shirley's "Must, Should, Want" …

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the …

Behavior

You Get 25,000 Mornings: Here Are 8 Ways Not to Waste Them

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a …

Running Just 5 Minutes a Day Might Add Years to Your Life

A new large-scale study provides further support for the idea that even a little bit of intense exercise can benefit you.<p>The study, published in the …

5 Essential Add-Ons For Dropbox

Many of us rely on Dropbox for file syncing and backup, but you might not be aware of all the different extensions and services that you can plug …

This Year's 20 Must-Have Mac OS X Utilities

Each year I round-up my top list of applications and utilities used the most throughout the year. Without further introduction, here are all the …

Stop Emailing Me: How to Get Out of Your Inbox and Into Your Work

<i>This post originally appeared on the 15Five blog.</i><p>Email is a huge time and efficiency suck. It’s a perpetuating cycle of call and response, a vortex of distraction and a black hole for productivity. But there is a way out…<p>In the movie <i>Every Day’s a Holiday,</i> Mae West famously remarked, “Let’s get out …

China’s e-commerce market to hit $71 billion in sales in Q2; these are the top 10 e-stores

China’s e-shoppers now number over 240 million, who collectively spend an average of $40,000 per <i>second</i>. But the nation’s e-commerce boom is far from …

eCommerce

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

Woody Allen