Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E

Nat King Cole sings L-O-V-E, a song recorded for his album of the same name (1965). It was composed by the German orchestra leader, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, arranger, and composer Bert Kaempfert (16 October 1923 – 21 June 1980), with lyrics by Milt Gabler, the American record producer (May 20, 1911 – July 20, 2001). The trumpet solo was performed by Bobby Bryant (May 19, 1934 – June 10, 1998), the American jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist.

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Joe Dassin – Les Champs-Élysées

Les Champs-Élysées is a reprise of the song “Waterloo Road” written by Michael Deighan and composed by Michael Wilshaw. It is interpreted by the British group Jason Crest in 1968. The title is adapted from the French lyricist Pierre Delanoë. Here it is sung by Joe Dassin, the American-born French singer-songwriter (November 5, 1938 – August 20, 1980).

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Inti Illimani Histórico – Llanto de Luna (Crying Moon)

Chilean instrumental and vocal folk music ensemble Inti-Illimani Histórico performs Llanto de luna (Crying Moon), a “bolero” (see notes 1) by the popular Cuban music director, pianist, composer and arranger Julio Gutiérrez (January 12, 1918 – December 15, 1990). Live performance from their 2006 album named “Esencial”.

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5 ways to be productive while working from home

Fuschia Sirois, University of Sheffield

If you have been asked to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic to help slow the spread of the virus, you might be quite happy about it at first. Think of the benefits such as saving on commuting time and expenses, and being in a comfortable environment.

But the home environment has numerous distractions that can make it easy to procrastinate and not get your work done. Whether you are new to working from home or are a long-time remote worker who struggles with staying on task some days, these evidence-based strategies can help you reduce procrastination and stay productive.

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Saint Privat – Poisson Rouge

“Poisson rouge” is a beautiful song by Saint Privat, a group formed in 2002 by singer Valérie Sajdik and electronica musician Klaus Waldeck, named after the village of Saint-Privat in France, where Valérie decided to live. From the band’s 2006 album named “Superflu”. Paintings by Christian Asuh, the Korean artist.

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Vanessa Paradis – Tu si ‘na cosa grande

Tu si ‘na cosa grande (English: You are a great thing for me) is a beautiful song composed by the Italian singer, songwriter and actor Domenico Modugno; lyrics by Roberto Gigli. Here it is sung by the famous French singer, model and actress Vanessa Paradis in her 2013 album titled “Love Songs”.

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Tom Waits – Tom Traubert’s Blues (The Old Grey Whistle Test-1977)

Tom Waits performs his song Tom Traubert’s Blues (also known as Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen, sometimes referred to incorrectly as “Waltzing Matilda”, the Australian song from which it borrows) at The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1977.

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How to spot a conspiracy theory when you see one

Anyone who engages critically with the phenomenon of conspiracy theories soon encounters a conundrum. Actual conspiracies occur quite regularly. Political assassinations, scandals and cover-ups, terrorist attacks and a lot of everyday government activity involves the collusion of multiple people in the attempt to bring about a desired outcome.

Jovan Byford, The Open University

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