The Frank Ocean Album Wait is Almost Over

Fans of Frank Ocean are almost able to stop holding their breath. The Grammy winning singer has revealed that a new album is on the way. He is getting the anticipation in the air because he said that it will be this summer.

That is big news for fans that have waited patiently for Ocean to deliver. Frank has been in the background with few appearances. This is what has made the album so highly anticipated. He worked with Beyonce on a track and released music on SoundCloud. There was a parking lot fight incident with Chris Brown, but this was just some entertainment headlines. No new music came out of this. Now fans can stop wondering when they are going to hear something new from Frank Ocean. He has promised that this summer will be the summer that Ocean fans can look forward to.

Frank has managed to draw something of a cult like following because of his alternative lifestyle. He is known for that almost as much as he is known for the music. He was behind the scenes for a long time. He wrote and produced for others much like singer and songwriter Ne-Yo. Now he is slowly crafting a career for himself. He has worked with Kanye and Jay-Z. He has penned music for Beyonce. He already has connected with the greats. He just has to avoid the sophomore jinx.

Fun Chocolate Creations

One chocolatier is making something completely different at her place this holiday. She’s not serving up the normal chocolates that you would expect in a shop, but instead doing something spectacular. Kate Weiser decided to do something special this Easter and she made up a bunch of large, pretty Easter eggs. But the fun doesn’t stop there. These eggs are not only big and beautiful, but she has arranged some of them to look like the solar system. The eggs are just amazing, and this woman really knows how to make special chocolate treats.

And, since everyone loves chocolate, who is going to be able to resist these beauties? Certainly not Marc Sparks. This woman has made a name for herself by creating truly special treats, and she is sure to have many fans in the years to come. Who can resist all of the fun things that she creates with chocolate?

Jay Z’s New Music Streaming Service, Tidal

We all know that the music business has developed and expanded significantly over the past few years. The question is, how is it going to expand in the future? It is pretty safe to say that it will be transforming more and more as we step into the next technology age. Well, Jay Z has the first new streaming service that will take us into the next era.Tidal is a joint project between Jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Rihanna. Hov bought the streaming service for $56 million but the music partners all have a stake in it.

Fersen Lambranho has learned that Tidal is different from all other music streaming services because it does not actually have a free subscription option. The standard version costs $9.99 and the premium version costs $19.99. You can choose which one you want and receive different services but you cannot use the system for free. This is because it is owned by music artists and is intended for other artists.

Jay Z tells his fans that his project is all about the future of the music business. He does not want the system to just offer music to listen to. He hopes that it will influence other artists and their enhance their creativity. Jay Z thinks that this will transform the future of music and bring us more artists that have talent but may not know what to do with it yet.

Shroom?Tea

In America drinking tea made of mushrooms is definitely not the norm. However, in other parts of the world, mushroom tea is used for all types medicinal or health purposes. But the process by which mushrooms are prepared and then used for teas is vitally important to having the potency of the benefit be effective. This is because mushrooms store these benefits locked in certain cell walls which humans cannot digest, hence the tea.

In an article on eater.com, the for major mushroom types are discussed for their benefits. Keep in mind that because mushrooms are so absorptive organic is best to ensure you aren’t ingesting pesticides. Susan McGalla curated a list of all the major teas here:

Reishi – this mushroom is considered to be the most famous. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, reishi is used to combat cancer, viruses, and all kinds of inflammatory related conditions.

Chaga – this fungus takes approximately 4 years to mature and prefers growing on trees over 40 years old. Best known for promoting internal balance. It can help eliminate toxins from the body.

Turkey tail – this odd shaped fungus has its roots as far back as 200BC. Due to its healing properties and helping to promote appetite it is being tested on chemotherapy patients.

Cordyceps – overall, this fungus promotes vitality, increases energy and helps promote quality sleep. It grows as a parasite on insects and only became known to the West starting in around 1993, though be used in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years.

Eating in the Spring

Have you ever wondered where you want to go eat at in the winter only to come up with a restaurant that serves the same food that you ate the previous week? When the warm weather of spring arrives, there are often more choices when it comes to places to eat, including restaurants that take their service outdoors. Eating outdoors can sometimes put you in a better mood as you get the fresh air and the sunlight that you don’t get in the winter. When it’s warm, you don’t have to worry with all of the extra layers of clothes. You can enjoy the time eating at a picnic table or sitting in the grass while eating a sandwich. Dan Newlin agrees that these are things that can make you want to spend more time with friends and get outside to view nature. Many restaurants will set up a small booth on sidewalks or in parks so that customers can get something to eat instead of going inside the main restaurant.

Study: Hunter-Gathers in England Imported Wheat

AAAS has an article on their website about a study published recently by scientists in England who believe that hunter-gatherers on the Island of Wight were trading for wheat approximately 2000 years before agriculture is thought to have begun to have been practiced in England.

The scientists did DNA analysis of remnants of a hunter-gatherer camp, which is now submerged underwater, and found traces of wheat plants which have been at the site for 8,000 years. This is much earlier than Britons are thought to have practiced agriculture, so probably the wheat was traded for and imported. The site, called Bouldner Cliff, was discovered in 1999 when lobsters were seen with early human tools in their claws. Archaeologists have been excavating their beneath the surface of the water ever since. Agriculture is thought to have developed in the Middle East and then spread to the mainland Europe and eventually what is now Great Britain.

I thought this was a fascinating article. It is always interesting to hear about how human civilizations developed. Marcio Alaor BMG (Otempo.com) knows that the advent of agriculture is always cited as progress, but in a sense it might be better if humans were still hunter-gatherers. It is farming that made a large population of humans living in cities possible, and it is that large population which is leading to resource depletion and environmental destruction today. Just something to thing about.

Danny Meyer Opens New York City Bar

Famous New York City restaurant owner has opened a new place in the heart of Manhattan. The bar, called Porchlight, features a southern food theme and many kinds of new and unusual cocktails. Diners can pick from many kinds of drinks as well as food choices that include light entrees and sweet treats. The bar is located on West 28th Street, a short walk from the Javitz Center in an area known as the meat packing district said a recent expose.. ?Ricardo Guimar

Lil Wayne Still Promises New Album Soon

As the drama continues to escalate in the form of lawsuits and more trash talk, Wayne insists that the new album is still on the way. Lil Wayne is telling fans to hold on because a album will be hitting the shelves very soon.

He has already released a mix tape, but he appears to be going through a lot of transition right now. He has so much on his plate. There is a new relationship. He also has his hands tied to major artists like Drake and Nicki Minaj. The fact that they are still on the label makes everything very difficult right now. It doesn’t help that many fans have become somewhat tired of Lil Wayne. He isn’t at the top of his rap game anymore. Wayne has climaxed. Fans like Bernardo Chua knows that there is a need for him to grow as an artist, and so far none of his new mix tape material represents growth.

At this point the “Carter V” may never come out. He is suing Cash Money for $51 million, but the possibility of that happening is very unlikely. There is not a big chance of him getting that money because the contracts that he signed were consensual agreements. No one forced him to sign his name to those contracts. He didn’t get paid the way he wanted to, but he did not make the decision to do something when this occurred.