Find New Music For Free: was created by the Music Genome Project, an interesting project that looks at the "DNA" of music and is able to create relationships between different songs and artists based on the character of the music.

You can use to find new music based on the artists that you already enjoy.  Very, very cool.

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Giving the Gift of Perspective

I’m listening to NPR this morning and hearing about the expensive and extravagant hot children’s gifts this season. Almost reading my mind, Morning Edition plays a commentary that expresses exactly what I was thinking.

Dawn Price worries that we are teaching our children that they are entitled to anything that they want and that there are so many other less fortunate children in the world who are faced with poverty, hunger, war and worse.

Listen to Dawn’s Commentary
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The AAP Speaks Out About Ads Targeting Children

The AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) released a statement indicating that there are so many advertisements bombarding our children that they fear for their health.

Not mentioned in the article; what does this say about our society and the evolution of consumerism and capitalism? . . . We are now raising a generation that has been bombarded with advertisements and conditioned to be such avid consumers. How will this affect the continuing degradation of our environment and our natural resources?→ Continue reading “The AAP Speaks Out About Ads Targeting Children”