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Year in Music

 Want to know a country’s zeitgeist on any given year? Listen to its annual chart-topper and apply some sociology to figure it out. The number 1 tune of the 1960s was the instrumental “Theme from A Summer Place” from the movie A Summer Place, which won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1961. According...

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The Mincing Mockingbird

The Mincing Mockingbird is artist/writer/designer duo Kim Bagwill and Matt Adrian, the married couple responsible for the products on mincingmockingbird.com. Among them is the amazing postcard featured here and which our editor-in-chief has hanging on her wall. If you read it and find yourself wondering, Who is the “she?” referenced on the card, she is you and you...

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Highly Creative

 Creative thinking is a competitive edge that separates the good from the great in all aspects of life, so get high and think about thinking. This guided journal is designed to engage your imagination to help uncover new ideas, build more productive habits, and inspire creative thoughts. Bonus: you’re supposed to use it while you’re high. It’s...

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High Holiday

Refreshed, online, and free to the public, Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Hash Bash is celebrating its 50th birthday with a focus on the need for federal legalization and repairing the harms inflicted by the drug war. “Hash Bash is committed to the advocacy of federal cannabis legalization and to giving cannabis users and patients a voice,” said the event’s...

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Play it Again, Sam

Back in the day, most every household had a turntable (a.k.a. record player) but when CDs rose to prominence in the late 1980s, many music fans abandoned those epic vinyl collections. Now we’re all chomping at the bit to get our favorite music in the form of vinyl records again, kicking ourselves for giving away that original Michael...

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Sound and Stories

Beats Solo3 Dre Headphones, part of the Beats by Dre product line, are the quintessential must-have for every lover of pure sound. These noise-cancelling headphones are the perfect tool to drown out the outside world, and the new line of pink, red, and black Beats Solo3 headphones appeal to the savvy and style-conscious consumer. The sleek design that...

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Listen Up

IN-EAR HEADPHONES NuraLoop These easy-to-wear in-ear headphones are truly in your head—they adapt to your hearing. Say what? That’s right. They actually send sound into your eardrum that then informs the system about the best way to play for your individual hearing. The result is bass that hits the back of your brain and sharp clarity on every...

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Environmentally Friendly Reusable Baggies

Re(zip) is part of the Blue Avocado family of products designed to last as close to forever as possible. Using FDA approved PEVA (PVC, BPA, and lead-free) materials, this upcycled reusable baggy is ideal for leftovers, lunches, and overall food storage, including freezing. These bags can also be utilized to store travel toiletries safely. The company’s pillars of...

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Still Fighting For Equality

It is the opinion of this particular Southern California editor, the fact that we’re still debating whether or not LGBTQ people should be protected from discrimination is criminal. It’s disheartening to think that after all of the hard-fought battles, racial and gender equality are two human rights consistently under attack. On May 13, 2019, the Equality Act was...

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All Access Music

Qello Concerts by Stingray Music has created the largest streaming service for full-length concerts and music documentaries available on-demand around the world. With so many concerts canceled this past year thanks to the persistence of COVID, the pressing question of how to support—and see—your favorite bands live hasn’t been answered … until now. Qello is an app designed...

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