<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-hess/the-struggle-of-balancing_b_5607865.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Balancing Creativity Against Business in the Music Industry</a>

Balancing Creativity Against Business in the Music Industry

Mark Twain once said, “… The more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make.”

I believe this. However, this doesn’t necessarily hold true in the music industry. While the creative process can help keep an artist motivated, earning a living at it is quite another story.

All too often in my journey of helping Spencer launch a career in the music business, I’ve distilled many conversations with experienced industry veterans to the conclusion of business versus creative passion. An artist is filled with passion about their masterpiece while the bean-counters in the …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/heres-what-happens-when-you-type-why-am-into-google-in-new-york_b_5612820.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Here's What Happens When You Type 'Why Am' Into Google in New York</a>

Here's What Happens When You Type 'Why Am' Into Google in New York

Do you know what happens when you live in New York and you type the words “why am” into Google? Before you can type the next word, Google’s Autocomplete function helpfully offers to complete your thought. The first suggestion: “why am I so tired?” The second: “why am I always tired?” The Zeitgeist perfectly captured by Google.

As the Belgian philosopher Pascal Chabot has put it, burnout is “civilization’s disease.”

True, the results of an algorithm lack the nuance and intellectual heft of a philosophical diagnosis, and the results are regional, but Autocomplete provides …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carrie-schwabpomerantz-cfp/roth-vs-traditional-401k-_b_5607753.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Roth vs. Traditional 401(k) -- Which Is Better?</a>

Roth vs. Traditional 401(k) -- Which Is Better?

Dear Carrie,

I’ve been contributing to a regular 401(k) for 8 years, but my employer just started offering a Roth 401(k) plan. How can I decide which is best?

– A Reader

Dear Reader,

The sheer number of retirement accounts can make anyone’s head spin. Once you’ve opened a specific type of account — for instance a traditional 401(k) — it’s tempting to just figure you’re set. But with more and more employers now offering a Roth 401(k) as well, it’s smart to take a step back and consider the potential benefits of each. …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brooke-warner/the-10-biggest-mistakes-book-publishing_b_5610087.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">The 10 Biggest Mistakes New Authors Make</a>

The 10 Biggest Mistakes New Authors Make

I have to preface this post by noting how easy it is to make mistakes when you’re on the road to becoming a published author. This is an emotional journey, and ego can sometimes get in the way. Then there’s the many details you must hold, which even publishers get wrong from time to time. I’ve experienced firsthand the pain of a few or more projects that went to print with pretty egregious problems. And it hurts. Sometimes entire print runs are destroyed as a result. These top 10 mistakes are among the most common I see in my work …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/cynthia-lummis-irs_n_5614442.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Cynthia Lummis Warns People Will 'Take Matters Into Their Own Hands' Over IRS Scandal</a>

Cynthia Lummis Warns People Will 'Take Matters Into Their Own Hands' Over IRS Scandal

WASHINGTON — A Republican member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee warned Wednesday that Americans would “take matters into their own hands” if Congress doesn’t keep investigating the IRS’s handling of tax-exempt political groups.

The assertion came during a hearing updating the IRS’s response to the so-called targeting in which significantly more conservative political groups than liberal ones got extra scrutiny on their applications for tax breaks.

It came from Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), who asked no questions of the witness, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, but instead decided to address his responses to Democrats’ questions about …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arnal-dayaratna/cbf-appoints-carlos-dunga_b_5611941.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">CBF Appoints Carlos Dunga Coach Of Brazil National Team To Succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari</a>

CBF Appoints Carlos Dunga Coach Of Brazil National Team To Succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari

The Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) today confirmed its selection of Carlos Dunga as coach of the Brazilian national team. Dunga succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil’s disappointing performance at the 2014 World Cup. Dunga’s appointment to the position of coach of the Brazilian national team constitutes his second stint in charge of the Selecao after coaching Brazil to the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup. As a player, Dunga captained Brazil to World Cup victory as a player in 1994, and similarly captained Brazil to the 1998 World Cup final in France. In his previous tenure as …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/matthew-durham-molesting-orphans-volunteer_n_5614200.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Teen Accused Of Molesting Orphans On Volunteer Trip</a>

Teen Accused Of Molesting Orphans On Volunteer Trip

An Oklahoman teen is accused of molesting children at an orphanage while on a mission trip to Kenya, but his attorney alleges he was coerced into a phony confession.

Matthew Durham, 19 was charged Friday with four counts of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children, The Oklahoman reports.

Durham has gone on four faith-based volunteer trips to the Upendo Children’s Home, a Christian orphanage in Nairobi, since June 2012. Federal prosecutors say that on the last trip, from April 30 to June 17 this year, children told caretakers there that …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/israeli-palestinian-parents-agree_n_5610559.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">This Palestinian And Israeli Parents Organization Is NOT Looking For Any New Members</a>

This Palestinian And Israeli Parents Organization Is NOT Looking For Any New Members

If you’ve spent any time watching the news recently, you’d doubt the possibility of Palestinians and Israelis being on the same page, let alone in the same room. But these families came together to agree on at least one thing: They want to stop seeing their loved ones killed.

Recently, the Parents Circle-Families Forum (PCFF) brought together Palestinians and Israelis to promote peace and show reconciliation is possible. The nonprofit group shot a video featuring people who have lost loved ones in the political and religious violence that has shattered their hometowns. In an effort to demonstrate …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/spotless-sun-big-quiet-video_n_5610495.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Sun Appears Eerily 'Quiet' During Period Of Peak Activity</a>

Sun Appears Eerily 'Quiet' During Period Of Peak Activity

Our sun erupted with activity, sported several sunspots and unleashed massive solar flares just last month in what scientists dubbed a “solar mini max.” But now, the sun appears to have gone strangely quiet.

In fact, the side that faces us appeared spotless on July 17 for the first time in almost three years.

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An image of the “spotless sun” taken July 17, 2014 from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

That’s a bit unusual, given that scientists believe the sun is in solar maximum, a period of …read more

Source: World News


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