David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” Gets Psychedelically Covered by The Flaming Lips

By now, you've hopefully seen David Bowie and Bing Crosby's unlikely encounter in 1977, where they sang a hastily prepared medley of "Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy." It's a curious Christmas classic, and now the subject of a tribute by The Flaming Lips. Above, watch their psychedelic take on the mashup. And if you need to revisit the original, just head here. Follow Open Culture on Facebook and   Twitter and  share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up f...
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I Tried Those Customized Instagram Vitamins & Here Are My Honest Thoughts

They're personalized and pretty, but are they worth it? Now that the Christmas festivities are over and you're parked on the couch, bag of foil-wrapped chocolates in hand, you might be starting to think about your health-related New Year's resolutions.This time of year is prime season for making new health goals and prioritizing wellness, and there are tons of products that aim to help you meet those goals. With this in mind, I decided to test out one of the most hyped wellness products around ...
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3 Ways to Style the Perfect New Years Clutch

Because we're here to help you start the new year with STYLE!The “Fabulous Find of the Week” column gives you the heads up on all the hottest, most affordable items at your favorite stores!Hello beautiful ladies! Merry Christmas to everyone. Can you believe that this year is almost at an end? Where has the time gone? It seems just like yesterday that we were celebrating the start of 2018. For this New Years, we have you covered in the accessory department. We found the perfect clutch that will k...
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Watch The Smiths Play Their Last Live Show (December 12th, 1986)

It couldn’t have lasted—a flame burning twice as bright, and so on. One of the best bands to emerge from the explosion of British new wave and post-punk in the 1980s, The Smiths built a template for thousands of mope-rock bands who followed. Longstanding animosity has meant that their brief time together contains their total legacy. No reunion shows or albums—despite rumors over the decades since they broke up in 1987; no ersatz version of the band, missing key members but limping ever o...
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Genetic study of eating disorders could pave way for new treatment

Researchers explore whether genes and early eating habits may trigger disordered eatingResearchers are trying to identify the role genetics and early eating habits play in conditions such as bulimia and anorexia.Eating disorders, which often arise before adulthood, have been increasing in recent years and about a quarter of young people report having symptoms, according to MQ: Transforming Mental Health, a research charity. Continue reading...
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When Christmas Was Legally Banned for 22 Years by the Puritans in Colonial Massachusetts

Complaints about the commercial-age corruption of Christmas miss one critical fact: as a mass public celebration, the holiday is a rather recent invention. Whether we credit Charles Dickens, Bing Crosby, or Frank Capra—men not opposed to marketing—we must reckon with Christmas as a product of modernity. That includes the sacred ideas about family, piety, and gratitude we attach to the season. The Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony “despised Christmas,” notes Boing Boing. They assoc...
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Surviving & Thriving in the Entrepreneur’s Game

I was shocked to see in my calendar that it’s exactly 30 years since I exited my corporate career as a top retail executive at the now defunct Coles-Myer Group. I also realized that it’s also my 30-year anniversary as a serial entrepreneur who is not only still in a SME business, but is ploughing ...
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13 Ways to Pay for College Without Loans

A college degree doesn’t have to be a debt sentence. Here are 13 ways to pay for college without loans. A s of 2018, Americans owe more than $1.48 trillion in student loan debt. The average student loan payment, per month, is $351. Those numbers, alone, are an argument for trying your best to pay for college without student loans. This may seem impossible, but it’s not. At the very least, implementing some of these ideas can help you cut down on the amount of debt you take on to get through sc...
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What Makes Music Sound Like Christmas Music? Hear the Single Most Christmassy Chord of All Explained

During the past few months of this year, as in those same months of any year, we've been hearing a great deal of Christmas music. Some of the songs in the mix — "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song" — few of us have ever known a time without, and others make it in because of their seasonally themed lyrical content. But certain songs just sound like Christmas songs, somehow, and to understand what, in musical terms, fills those co...
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How David Lynch Stole Christmas

Courtesy of The Family Guy... How David Lynch Stole Christmas is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.
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