Scented candles and air fresheners may smell nice, but they can actually have a negative impact on our indoor air quality. The chemicals released into the air, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), can cause a range of health issues from eye irritation to headaches. If we want to keep our indoor air clean and healthy, it’s best to use these products in moderation and to also take other measures such as regularly ventilating and cleaning. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here