McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Candy Dulfer performing Nikki's Dream only on McQsJazz.com....

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

by Dan Charles Maybe you've wondered, while looking at the price tag on some organic produce, whether that label is telling the truth. Peter...

Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

Don’t Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

by NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR Hate to burst your bubble, glass lab gear. But plastic bubble wrap also works pretty well at running science experiments....

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Michael McDonald performing Taking It To The Streets only on McQsJazz.com....

Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

by Rob Stein People often talk about how their friends feel like family. Well, there's some new research out that suggests there's more to that...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Kenny G performing Midnight Motion only on McQsJazz.com...

Play With Your Food: The Kandinsky-Inspired Fine Art Food Challenge

Play With Your Food: The Kandinsky-Inspired Fine Art Food Challenge

by APRIL FULTON AND MEREDITH RIZZO We love to have fun with food, and as you may recall, we recently told you about a scientific experiment sho...

3 Kickstarter Food Projects That Leave Potato Salad In The Dirt

3 Kickstarter Food Projects That Leave Potato Salad In The Dirt

by April Fulton Within days of asking for a total of $10 to crowdsource his first potato salad, Ohioan Zack Danger Brown raised tens of thousan...

Billy Eckstine: A Crooner Who Crossed Barriers

Billy Eckstine: A Crooner Who Crossed Barriers

by Tom Vitale Billy Eckstine was smooth as silk. He was tall and handsome, sported a pencil-thin mustache and sang in a distinctive baritone. ...

'Columbusing': The Art Of Discovering Something That Is Not New

‘Columbusing’: The Art Of Discovering Something That Is Not New

by BRENDA SALINAS If you've danced to an Afrobeat-heavy pop song, dipped hummus, sipped coconut water, participated in a Desi-inspired color ru...

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Film

'A Most Wanted Man': A Parable Grounded In The Real World

‘A Most Wanted Man’: A Parable Grounded In The Real World

by Mark Jenkins Fittingly, one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final performances is in a movie about role-playing. The masterly actor mutters and growls his way through A Most Wanted Man as a spy who's simultaneously fighting two losing...

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Food

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

by Maanvi Singh Like it or not, plastic packaging has become an ingrained part of the food system. While it's clearly wasteful to buy salad, sandwiches and chips encased in plastic and then promptly throw that plastic away, we tak...

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Arts

Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music

Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music

by Betto Arcos Jorge Drexler's songs have been called introspective and literate. He's been compared to Paul Simon. But a couple years ago, the Uruguayan musician began to wonder what it would take to write dance-oriented music. That...

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Arts

This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen

This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World’s Most Amazing Teen

by Linda Poon At age 7, Gideon Gidori knew exactly what he wanted to be: a rocket ship pilot. The only thing was, he was living in a tiny Tanzanian village where schools only went through grade six and books about space (or, for t...

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Food

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

by Neda Ulaby Real men eat meat. They kill it and then they grill it. That's the stereotype, or cliche, that's about as old as time. At a recent barbecue in Brooklyn, N.Y., a half-dozen guys who resist that particular cultural ...

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Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado

by RAE ELLEN BICHELL The plague isn't just something you read about in medieval history books. This past week, five cases were reported: four in Colorado and one in China. According to Chinese officials, parts of a city in nort ...

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Maturity And Improvisation In ‘Happy Christmas’

by Tomas Hachard Reckless immaturity in young people is generally diagnosed across generations, most often by parents worried about their supposedly underachieving kids. That makes the premise of Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas relati ...

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Should I Fail…

Answer that question honestly. If it’s not going to work out, what are you going to do? What is Plan B? What if I just don’t have enough? What if it is too much for me? No one else has done anything like this? I just don’t have the ...

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Cat PDA Vs. Human PDA, And Other Animal Behavior Explained

From feisty kittens to pacing cheetahs, Vint Virga knows animal behavior. A veterinarian who specializes in behavioral medicine, Virga has treated many household pets in his clinic. But for the past five years he has been working mos ...

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After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers?

by Anthony Kuhn The year 2014 is well on its way to being Malaysia Airlines' annus horribilis. Flight 17, shot down last week over eastern Ukraine, is the second Boeing 777 the airline has lost in the past five months, after MH370 di ...

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Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

by Laura Sullivan House Republicans went on the attack Wednesday over what they say is the latest bungling of the Affordable Care Act: fake identities used to get insurance. Undercover investigators were able to get taxpayer-subsi ...

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With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

by Susan Stamberg Growing up in Philadelphia in the 1940s, Albert Paley played with blocks and Legos. And he loved wandering the streets, scavenging bottle caps, matchbook covers, cigar bands and "picking up pebbles that I thought we ...

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This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest

by ELEANOR BEARDSLEY Every July, for one month a year, the southern French city of Avignon becomes a theater. Actors, directors and playwrights converge on the walled, medieval town, where thespians perform in every playhouse, opera ...

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As High School Lacrosse Surges In Popularity, So Does Injury Focus

by Scott Hensley Sometimes called the fastest game on two feet, lacrosse is also one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S. Between 2008 and 2012, kids' participation in lacrosse climbed 158 percent to a little more than three- ...

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Families As Groups

Hey Ladies, Today I want to talk about family. What is a family? A Family is any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins, or through marriage. It is made up of people who are so close ...

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