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Speak With An ENT About Your Ears Today

The eyes are said to be the windows into one�s soul; however, the ears are the gateway to optimum physical health.� A health care professional is able to tell a lot about what is going on by the health of the ear � our ears hold the answers regarding many physical ailments.

The ear is a very sensitive, yet advanced organ of the human body.� Its main function is to transmit sound to the brain.� The three major parts of the ear are the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.� All parts of the ear help in the hearing process.� Sound comes in through the outer ear and vibrates through the middle ear.� This vibration continues traveling to the inner ear, where nerve impulses send messages to the brain.� The inner ear is also the area that controls our balance.� Excess water buildup or an infection can affect the inner ear and cause dizziness.

A few things you may not know about ears:

  1. They are always working, even while you sleep.� Although your ears can never be �turned off�, your brain does not process the sound in the same manner that it does while you are awake.
  2. The smallest bones in your body are in your ears.
  3. Earlobes never stop growing.
  4. Ears help with taste.� Of course you don�t eat with your ears, but they do play a role in transmitting taste signals to the brain.� It is for this reason, that taste and flavor can be affected if there is a problem with your ears.
  5. The human ear can hear frequencies as low as 20 Hertz (Hz), and as high as 20,000Hz.

The inner ear, known as the cochlea, is the size of a pea and shaped like a snail�s shell.� If it could be straightened, it would be a 31.5 mm long tiny tube.

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Sam Smith felt they were inside a ‘prison’ while making their second album

The 27-year-old singer – who came out as non-binary earlier this year – felt “free” to be themselves when working on debut album ‘In the Lonely Hour’ because they were “a nobody” but the pressure was huge when writing the follow-up, 2017’s ‘The Thrill of it All’.

Sam wrote in an essay for Attitude magazine: “When I made my first album I was a nobody and I felt free to be whoever, and express however, I wanted, but that follow-up album was different.

“I felt a deep and heavy pressure that I didn’t want to disappoint my fans, my record label, my family. But most importantly myself.

“As each day went on, my suits felt more like straitjackets and my head started to feel more and more like a prison.”
Sam now feels “more confident and happy” with themself but knows self-acceptance isn’t an easy journey to reach.
They wrote: “Nothing good ever happens easy.

“In the words of Cheryl Cole, ‘We have to fight, fight, fight, fight… fight for this love.

“And I have. Am I am.”

Sam recently revealed plans to release a third album next year.

The ‘How Do You Sleep’ hitmaker is moving away from the “acoustic-y, soulful version of pop music” and plans to sing some more upbeat pop tracks.

Sam said: “It’s made me feel really good and happy.

“I feel like I have recently shown a side of me which I normally keep to myself or for my family and friends.

“I showed everyone it and everyone loved it. It’s almost given me permission to kinda do what I’ve always dreamed of doing but I was always scared to do, which is pop music.”

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Blue Hawaii – Untogether

For an album recorded in separation and distantly pieced together over a Canadian winter, there’s a surprising warmth and assurance to be found in the 11 tracks that make up Untogether.

The debut album from Montreal duo Blue Hawaii, it follows their Blooming Summer EP, released by the scene-setting Arbutus Records in 2010. 

From that EP, standout track Blue Gowns exposed their strong and starkly vivid gift for creating pure pop out of the lowest of moments. On its release, however, vocalist Ra returned to her role fronting Braids, while co-creator Ag moved to Europe.

But while most of us were nursing hangovers and regrets, New Year’s Day 2012 in Vancouver marked the start of something for the duo as they began work on a full-length. Writing and recording until the break of summer, they’ve produced a strong and mature return.

With the pop influences lessened, Untogether thrives on introspection to the point of claustrophobia. This was an album built for headphones. Spacious and bass-heavy, there are moments that are felt more than heard.

The opening samples of Sweet Tooth dart from left to right, while fluttering beats that sound like scissor snips do as they please. The low-end on following track Sierra Lift is so heavy it shakes the speakers.

However, the crux of the album lies in the two-part In Two, the latter half of which makes you want to simultaneously lose yourself while begging someone to please find you again. Ra delivers a sighed, “It doesn’t hurt… It only makes you sicker, than me.”    

It might’ve been easy to compare Blue Hawaii to their Arbutus labelmates, be it the vocal distortion of Grimes or the beat twisting of Doldrums. But Ra and Ag have produced something entirely their own, far more melancholic and sedate than their contemporaries.

Untogether is an album to escape into. A world of its own pain, comfort, and sentiment, it’s more coherent and succinct than its distant formation suggests. Fluid and at times utterly beautiful, few will grow tired of these songs living in their headphones.

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Neil Young Announces New Documentary Mountaintop: Watch the Trailer

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have announced a new documentary chronicling the creation of their forthcoming album Colorado. It’s called Mountaintop, and you can check out the film’s trailer below.

Colorado marks Neil Young’s first record with Crazy Horse in seven years. The album arrives October 25 via Reprise, while Mountaintop hits theaters across North America on October 22, and in Europe and South America on November 18. Mountaintop is credited as a “a Bernard Shakey + dhlovelife film”—Bernard Shakey being Neil Young’s directorial pseudonym. The new documentary is one of 15 new films Young said he would be making.

Ahead of Colorado, Neil Young and Crazy Horse have shared two singles: “Milky Way” and “Rainbow of Colors.”

Read Pitchfork’s feature List “The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s.”

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Put on a happy face, Joker porn is currently the most popular genre on Pornhub

The worst part about having a Pornhub account is people expect you to behave as if you don’t.

This weekend, the new Joker movie didn’t just lead the Box Office, it also topped the search box at Pornhub. The Internet carnality distributor keeps tabs on their users’ search histories, and as first reported by TMZ, the popular site saw a massive uptick in customers who were, well, down to clown.

Pornhub counted 741,000 searches for “joker” in the first four days following the release of the movie directed by Rod Drillups Todd Phillips and starring Walking Penis Joaquin Phoenix. The activity came to a head (get your mind out of the gutter) on Sunday, with a peak of 291,628 searches.

This is hardly the first time that men and women in skintight spandex have dominated pornography searches. In 2016, Suicide Squad led to Harley Quinn (played by Margot Robbie in the film) becoming the most searched fictional character in Pornhub’s history. It’s a dubious distinction for Robbie, and something she probably won’t want to tell her parents. Sure, there’s something vaguely disquieting about so many porn users being attracted to comic book characters, but then again, lots of them seem to want to shtup their step-sisters, too. By the standards of that website, this news might be downright wholesome.

If you are one of the hundreds of thousands searching for superhero porn — and please don’t tell us if you are — the next tentpole event is likely Birds of Prey, starring the aforementioned Robbie as Harley Quinn once again, out February 7th. As for the Clown Prince of Porn, Phoenix is open to a sequel, so look for Joker 2 (or perhaps 2 Clowns 1 Car) sometime in the next few years.

Last month, Pornhub continued its thrust for cultural dominance with Her & Him, an ambitious Romeo and Juliet-inspired film directed by Bella Thorne.

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Adam Sandler and his daughters cover Taylor Swift’s “Lover”: Watch

Is there anything sweeter than a parent connecting with their children over modern music? It’s one thing when an adult teaches a kid about, say, Tom Petty, but when the shared experience goes the other way, it’s even more touching. Which makes watching Adam Sandler covering Taylor Swift’s “Lover” with his two daughters just about the purest thing you’ll see today.

Turns out the Sandler clan are big Swifties. After the premiere of Sandler’s latest film, Uncut Gems, at the New York Film Festival on Thursday, the comedian took his daughters — 10-year-old Sunny and 13-year-old Sadie — to watch Swift perform on Saturday Night Live. The pop star sang “Lover”, a Sandler family favorite, and watching her perform it live must have inspired the young girls. The very next night, they were singing it alongside their famous father at an A-list fundraising event in Malibu (via The Hollywood Reporter).

The Rock4EB! fundraiser, which raised money to fight a little known disease called epidermolysis bullosa, was headlined by Sandler and Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder. Near the end of his closing set, Sandler welcomed out his daughters to sing with him. “They’ve been so excited and nervous, but they’re gonna sing a song,” he said as they took the stage, later joking, “Your knees are shaking, right? How do you think I feel? Every goddamn night I do this shit.”

(Buy: Tickets to Taylor Swift’s Upcoming Shows)

With Sandler strumming on guitar, the girls sang a slightly altered version of Swift’s “Lover”, changing the opening line to “Hanukkah lights” instead of “Christmas lights.” The performance drew a standing ovation from the crowd, which included megastars like Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Rami Malek, Elizabeth Olsen, David Spade, Catherine Keener, and Kim Basinger. Watch footage of it all below.

Elsewhere during his set, Sandler welcomed out his fellow headliner Vedder to sing Pete Townshend’s “Let My Love Open the Door”. According to THR, Judd Apatow was also part of the performance, though he appears to be obscured by a pillar in the clip below.

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Bon Iver and Ezra Koenig Go Deep in 2-Hour “Time Crisis” Chat: Listen

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig sat down with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon for a nearly two-hour interview on the latest episode of his Beats 1 show “Time Crisis.” They reminisced about playing beer pong at a Minneapolis bar after a Vampire Weekend show, talked about their personal hurdles with touring, discussed Vernon’s life in Wisconsin (including his opinions on various chain restaurants in Eau Claire), and much more. Listen to the full episode here.

Vernon and Koenig talked at length about their love of the Grateful Dead. In addition to naming a recent favorite Dead era (Cornell 5/8/77), Vernon discussed the time he jammed with Dead & Company. Vernon said he took LSD with John Mayer, but then second-guessed whether or not Mayer took anything. “Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t, but John’s a really nice guy and boy is he good at guitar,” Vernon said. “And my friends are on the side of the stage just laughing and crying uncontrollably because apparently the lights were getting real hazy, and I guess me and John Mayer just became one thing.”

Koenig asked Vernon about what he was listening to as a high school athlete in Wisconsin. After Vernon talked about listening to Indigo Girls and Rickie Lee Jones after games, Koenig asked Vernon to name his favorite Limp Bizkit songs. After Vernon admitted that he wasn’t familiar with Limp Bizkit, Koenig played and sang along to “Break Stuff.”

As the conversation turned to corporate food culture (a regular topic on “Time Crisis”), Vernon revealed that he tried Flamin’ Hot Cheetos for the first time while working with Chance the Rapper on The Big Day. He decided that he hates them, placed the bag on the ground, and walked away.

Vernon opened up about how during the press cycle surrounding 22, A Million, he only did one interview. “I mean, I seriously could not handle another moment of reflecting upon myself,” he said. “This time, I said yes to a few more things because, to be honest with you, I recognized that when you don’t do anything and you’re not Beyoncé, it can have real effects on your small business, on your family, on the people around you that this is their job.”

The episode concluded with them counting down the biggest songs by musicians from their home states of Wisconsin and New Jersey. Near the end of their chat, Koenig attempted to make Vernon choose sides in the feud between Steve Miller and the Grateful Dead.

Vampire Weekend released their highly-anticipated fourth album Father of the Bride back in May. Bon Iver’s fourth studio LP i,i came out in August.

Read Pitchfork’s Cover Story “Welcome to Bon Iver, Wisconsin.”

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Stephen King announces new novellas collection If It Bleeds

Stephen King never stops. It’s been teased for months now, but the Master of Horror has confirmed the release of If It Bleeds. The book collects four different novellas — similar to Different Seasons or Four Past Midnight — and lands on shelves May 5, 2020.

Details are sparse, though it’s been confirmed that fan favorite character Holly Gibney of the Mr. Mercedes trilogy and The Outsider will return. Currently, there’s an Amazon listing and a book cover befitting of our current season, all of which you can see below.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s PhoneThe Life of ChuckRat, and the title story If It Bleeds—each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places.”

“The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.”

If that’s not enough, Entertainment Weekly has a juicy excerpt from the titular novella, which you can read here. Then again, you’re probably still busy, you know, reading his new novel, The Institute, which is less than a month old. Christ, how the hell do we keep up?

We try. We also keep tabs on everything, and the best way to do that is to subscribe to The Losers’ Club. The weekly podcast covers all things within King’s Dominion, from books like this and its sure-to-be-rolled-out adaptations. Join us.

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Eddie Murphy confirms he’s making Beverly Hills Cop 4

Who knew 2019 would be the year of Eddie Murphy? The comedian has been blazing the comeback trail, with plans to host SNL, embark on a comedy tour, and even star in Coming to America 2. Now, the actor has shared he’ll also be making the long gestating Beverly Hills Cop 4.

Making the Cop’s fourth installment has been on-and-off the table for some time. In 2013, CBS whipped up a pilot for a sequel series centered around the son of Murphy’s cop character, Axel Foley. That never made it to air, and Paramount decided to move ahead with a proper cinematic follow-up. Initially set to release in 2016, production hit multiple delays and eventually fell apart after Murphy expressed frustrations with the script. Now however, it seems like it’s officially back on.

In a new interview with Collider, Murphy discussed his comeback plans, including bringing back Foley. The comedian stated, “Yeah that’s what we’re doing after Coming to America 2. We’re doing Beverly Hills Cop and then the plan is to get back on stage and do standup.” He continued, “These movies and Saturday Night Live it’s kind of like… I’m looking at it as a bookend. If I decided I wanted to stay on the couch forever, I ended it on a funny note.”

(Film Review: Dolemite Is My Name Captures Eddie Murphy at His Best Since the ’80s)

The first Beverly Hills Cop debuted back in 1984, followed by No. 2 in 1987 and then Beverly Hills Cop 3 in 1994. While the first remains a classic, the second and third didn’t do so hot with audiences or critics. Perhaps the fourth will return to some of the bananas-in-the-tailpipe magic of the original.

While we wait, Murphy’s comeback officially begins when his new Rudy Ray Moore biopic, Dolemite Is My Name, opens in select theaters this Friday before hitting Netflix on October 25th. Meanwhile, Coming to America 2 is set for a December 2020 release. Also keep an eye out for whatever Murphy might be cooking up with Netflix; he’s reportedly signed a massive $70 million contract for an undisclosed number of standup specials.

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The Chemical Brothers Release New Remixes From Surrender Reissue: Listen

The Chemical Brothers have released two new mixes of ”Hey Boy Hey Girl” from the 20th anniversary reissue of their 1999 album, Surrender. Listen to “The Secret Psychedelic Mix” and “Kink Extended Remix” of “Hey Boy Hey Girl” below.

The new expanded version of Surrender is due out November 22 via Astralwerks/Capitol/UMe and bundles the album with previously unreleased Secret Psychedelic Mixes.

The Chemical Brothers released their ninth album No Geography in April.

Read Pitchfork’s feature “Running on Instinct: How the Chemical Brothers Stay Vital.”

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