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20 Cellos

Aug 29 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: reveries

Maya Beiser channels Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and others through her cello, reports Corinne Ramey in The Wall Street Journal (8/26/14). Her idea is to play their “voice.” With Kurt Kobain, for instance, Maya produces a “grimy, fuzzy howl.” “His voice is raspy and out of tune and not clean,” says Maya. Getting at that “is about … diving into that world.” Similarly, Jimi Hendrix’s solo on Little Wing is “so out of tune … You have to learn to ...
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TAG on the Web Brings Branding to Small Business with Affordable Web Ads

Source: Ad Balla | May 31 2014, 2:08am CDT | by

A website is ground zero for online marketing and is free advertising space. Web Ads put small business websites to work by communicating a company's personality and profile in the 60-seconds or less spent on a web page. Over time, sustained advertising messaging will "brand" the business. Bringing sophisticated branding usually reserved for Big Advertisers to small businesses.
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Campbell Canada names new president

Aug 28 2014 9:46am CDT | Source: Strategy Online

Nearly a month after Philip Donne's departure, the company has hired former SC Johnson general manager Ana Dominguez to take over his ...
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US reporter requests privacy after release
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The US journalist, who was freed this week by the miltants in Syria after two years in captivity, Wednesday thanked everyone for their efforts to secure his release and asked for privacy to be with his family. | by IANS
James Foley in last message: 'Granny, please take your medicine...'
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS/EFE) American journalist James Foley had sent a personal message to his family through a fellow hostage who was freed just days before the reporter was decapitated by Islamic State (IS) jihadis in Syria. | by IANS
Too much make-up not good for youngsters: Expert
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Ethics vs. Research

Aug 27 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

Researchers are grappling with the ethical dilemma of deceiving their subjects in the name of science," reports Shirley S. Wang in The Wall Street Journal (8/26/14). The argument goes that there are some circumstances under which failing to tell subjects they are being studied is the only way to get accurate information. Geoff Pearson of University of Liverpool applied this premise in a ten-year study of ...
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The End of Absence

Aug 26 2014 4:30am CDT | Source: reveries

Michael Harris thinks we need to limit our intake of technology just as we do fat and sugar (The Economist 8/16/14). Michael is author of The End of Absence, in which he argues that putting ourselves on a high-tech diet may be the last best hope, of those who still remember life before the web, to pass along healthier habits to the next generation. His premise is that when "our insatiable appetites — for information, stimulation, validation" — are instantly ...
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Cool Yawns

Aug 25 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

Yawning doesn’t necessarily mean you are tired or bored. It could mean your brain is on fire, reports Jonathan Rockoff in The Wall Street Journal (8/19/14). First, forget the old idea that yawning was "the body’s way of correcting for a dearth of oxygen." It’s also a myth that our "tendency to yawn when other people yawn" is "an expression of empathy." The latest thinking is that it’s changes in brain chemistry that make us yawn, and that yawns "appear to have ...
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The top toys so far in 2014

Aug 22 2014 10:16am CDT | Source: kid screen

The latest sales stats from The NPD Group emphasize how much kids tastes in toys for the first half of this year vary from country to country. What's been hot in the US hasn't rated in the UK or France, for example. Toy industry an ...
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Fox News

Aug 21 2014 4:02am CDT | Source: reveries

Foxes are "more wily and flexible learners" than hedgehogs because of their childhoods, reports Alison Gopnik in The Wall Street Journal (8/20/14). The difference between the two animals — whose traits are often ascribed to people — was defined by the Greek poet Archilochus, who said: "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." (Archilochus apparently knew one thing but di ...
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