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Our Cultural Addiction To Phones, In One Disconcerting Video Plus 4 More Stories

An exploration of motivations and addictions

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Our Cultural Addiction To Phones, In One Disconcerting Video

A funny and disconcerting short film, I Forgot My Phone, gives us a sense of just how much our smartphones have changed life experiences — and probably not for the better.

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DECEPTIVE CADENCE
10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

Spruce up the woodshed: with the new school year upon us, here are some easy ways to help you maximize music practice time — regardless of how old you are or what level of playing you've achieved.

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SHOTS - HEALTH NEWS
Money May Be Motivating Doctors To Do More C-Sections

Many obstetricians make more money for C-sections than for vaginal deliveries. In a recent study, these doctors were more likely to perform the costly procedure than doctors paid a flat salary. But when the pregnant women were also physicians, doctors seemed less swayed by financial incentives.

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FIRST LISTEN
First Listen: The Weeknd, 'Kiss Land'

Abel Tesfaye delivers his jaded lyrics with such tension, and surrounds them with such heartless machinery, that the listener can't help but feel a little trapped in his matrix. It's an uneasy feeling, but also genuinely provocative.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
What's Mittens Thinking? Make 'Sense' Of Your Cat's Behavior

Kitties don't play — they hunt. And their aloof appearance has evolutionary roots. In a new book, anthrozoologist John Bradshaw explains cats' mysterious nature and looks at how the cat's relationship with humans has changed over the years.

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