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How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

Spoon

All these soulsuckers, they're among us. They're stealing our privacy, our convictions, the very essence of our being, and leaving behind little more than a "for sale" sign and some vague, constant hollowness. In music, a dwindling whirlpool of funds only spurs on these parasites as they scavenge …

Idea of the Week: Mapping the Rise of Craft Beer

As of March, the United States was home to two thousand three hundred and sixty craft breweries, the relatively small, artisanship-oriented producers best known for India pale ales, porters, and other decidedly non-Budweiser-esque beers. These beverages have become so popular that craft beer now …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

David Cross on the New Arrested Development Season and the Real-Life Inspirations for Tobias

Seven years after <i>Arrested Development</i>was tragically ejected from the Fox lineup, the zany Mitch Hurwitz comedy resurfaces on Sunday with a fourth season—all 15 episodes of which will be released at the same time on Netflix. In keeping with <i>Arrested Development</i> tradition, the new installments—which …

Pope Francis defends atheists

Atheists and other nonbelievers largely welcomed Wednesday's (May 22) remarks by Pope Francis that performing "good works" is not the exclusive domain of people of faith, but rather a place where they and atheists could and should meet.<p>In a private homily, Francis described doing good not as a …

Janelle Monáe - Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu [Official Video]

Janelle Monáe

26 Drinks That Prove Mixing Beer Is A Great Idea

Why should liquor have all the fun?

The Most Creative Tacos In The U.S. -- Part 1

Pop quiz, which of the largest 50 California cites has the highest amount of unique tacos per person? L.A.? San Diego? Baja?<p>Courtesy of whatsGOOD, here are the cities with the most tacos per person in California:<p><b>Top 5 Most Prolific Taco Cities In California: (How many unique tacos for every 1,000</b> …

Here's a Look at the Stunning Sculptural Plates for Can Roca's El Somni

Here's a video that goes behind the scenes of the stunning sculptural plates the <b>Roca brothers</b> of <b>El Celler de Can Roca</b> — currently ranked #1 on the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best restaurant list — helped design. The elBulli Foundation connected the Rocas with multimedia artists <b>Pere Gifre and Daniel</b> …

27 Reasons Deep Dish Pizza Is Better Than All Other Pizzas

Chicago-style pizza is the ONLY pizza.

A Sandwich a Day: The Mayor at Kitchen Sink

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>At first glance, <b>The Mayor</b> ($7.50) at <b>Kitchen Sink</b> looks like a fairly simple <b>turkey</b>, <b>bacon</b> and <b>brie</b> sandwich. The turkey is fairly nondescript deli fair, while the melted brie is kind of bland. But the sandwich gets interesting when …

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Pandora For Beer? Beer Mapper App Allows For Beer Discovery Across the Beer Space

Until recently, the nerdiest thing to happen to beer in some time had been the introduction of <i>Game of Thrones</i> ale. However, news of the official brew of Winterfell has now been watered down by a new innovation: a heat map depicting users’ tastes across a number of beer categories.<p>Beer Mapper is an …

Craft Beer Map Shows Love Of Brew Across The U.S. (PHOTO)

To celebrate its American Craft Beer Week, which starts on May 13, the Brewers Association has released a sweet graphic representing some of the nation's best craft beer outfits.<p>The U.S. map, plastered with brewery logos, reads “No Red States or Blue States, Only Brew States." We're incline to …

An Interview with Shaun Hill, Brewmaster at Hill Farmstead, the “Best Brewery in the World”

In January of this year, Hill Farmstead was dubbed Best Brewery in the World by RateBeer.com—the world’s most comprehensive beer-review-and-rating Web site—just two years after being awarded the title New Brewer of the Year. In February, I sat down with its head brewer/founder/etc., Shaun E. Hill, …

Star Wars Vintage Action Figure Paintings

The Best Grilled Cheeses from Grilled Cheese Month

A collection of sandwiches from all over, all of them delicious, all worth your time. Plus: essays, chef wisdom, and how to make and eat the ultimate grilled cheese.<p>A collection of sandwiches from all over, all of them delicious, all worth your time. Plus: essays, chef wisdom, and how to make and …

Satisfy Your Daft Punk Hunger by Streaming Justice’s Live Album

Daft Punk’s long-awaited, eternally teased <i>Random Access Memories</i> doesn’t arrive until May 21, but fans dying for some fresh, French electro-house can …

Live Albums

Stream The Jay-Z Curated "Great Gatsby" Soundtrack In Its Entirety

As far as movie soundtracks are concerned, it doesn’t get much bigger than this. It was announced late last year that Jay-Z had signed on to …

How to Make Easy, Perfect Guacamole

Many guacamole recipes call for raw onion and jalapeno, which I feel overpowers the delicate avocado flavor. So using salsa verde -- made from roasted tomatillos, chiles and onions -- is the perfect answer. While you can use red salsa in a pinch, your guacamole will have a less-than-appealing …

Michael Vick Finally Shuts Up Younger LeSean McCoy, Smokes RB in 40-Yard Race

Michael Vick is fast. If you wonder how fast, just ask LeSean McCoy, who is far quieter than usual at the moment.<p>The Philadelphia Eagles safety Colt Anderson piqued Twitter's interest by posting this result recently.<p>Wait, what?<p>I understand Vick is an elusive quarterback who amazes when healthy, but …

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The Melt Master Catches Neptune's Net on His Grilled Cheese Hook

Bold Two-Story Einstein Mural by David Flores

Recently, American artist David Flores was commissioned to create two of the four murals that will cover the walls within The Reserve L.A. Formerly a U.S. Post Office, The Reserve L.A. is a 20-acre site that will house Microsoft and TMZ offices. The project concept states, “The Reserve has all the …

High Speed Photos of Flying Liquids by Manon Wethly

These delightful high speed photos of flying containers of liquid are by Belgium-based photographer Manon Wethly. Remarkably, Wethly took most of the …