Folk Music Icon Joni Mitchell Makes Rare Public Appearance After 2015 Stroke at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammys Gala

Folk Music Icon Joni Mitchell Makes Rare Public Appearance After 2015 Stroke at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammys Gala
Folk singer and music icon Joni Mitchell made a rare public appearance over the weekend, attending the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Los Angeles where she being honored, according to her website, "as one of the greatest songwriters whose work has touched everyone in the music industry."

Record producer Clive Davis, who hosts the annual Grammys pre-party, recounted some of the 73-year-old singer's many accomplishments in his speech.

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"She really is the quintessential true artist with a creative mind," Davis said, according to EW. "She communicates not only through her music but through her expressive artwork and photography. She's a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She's been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy in 2002. Because she's truly one of a kind, she holds a special place in the heart of everyone in this
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Ten Tips on Organizing Your Mind, from Dr. Daniel Levitin

The neuroscientist that brought us bestsellers “This is Your Brain on Music” and “The World in Six Songs” has turned his attention to the problem of organization. Dr. Daniel Levitin’s new nonfiction book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload,” combines scholarly research and interviews with people like Michael Bloomberg, George Shultz and Sting with practical tips on how to organize our homes, social lives, time and more.
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Finally, A Cure For Bieber Fever

Finally, A Cure For Bieber Fever
You already know that Bieber Fever is more infectious than measles, but now researchers are taking a look at the brains of teenage Justin Bieber fans to determine why the affliction even exists.

After observing fMRI scans, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin found that "familiar, favorite music stimulates the release of dopamine, the neurotransmitter involved in pleasure and addiction, providing the same rush as eating chocolate or that winning does for a compulsive gambler," reports The Wall Street Journal.

While boys are susceptible to Bieber Fever, it's adolescent girls who pose the highest risk, something the music industry is happy to support. "In my era, in the '60s and '70s, Tiger Beat and other teen music magazines would airbrush out the stubble on the [male] teen idols," said Dr. Levitin.

So, is there a cure for Bieber Fever? Yes, and it's called growing up.

"I used to be, like, madly in love with Justin Bieber.
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