Bill Clayton

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Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

Meditation

How the Amazing Drum Effect of Gated Reverb Came About by a New Recording Console Accident

In a rhythmic episode of “Vox Pop“, host Estelle Caswell explained the concept of gated reverb, its incredible soaring popularity in the 1980s, its …

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

Guitar Lesson 16b: Getting a double-coil sound with a stratocaster and exploring their tonal variety

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10 Gorgeous "Color Chords" That Can Inspire Your Playing

1.1K<p>SHARES<p>Standard major, minor and 7th chords are fine for when you’re just starting out learning guitar, but after a while most players want to …

Electric Guitar

Simple ways to get really unusual, beautiful houseplants for free. All you need is a little patience<p>Exotic houseplants are now well and truly back at the forefront of fashion<p>After a long hiatus since their 80s heyday, houseplants are now well and truly back at the forefront of horticultural …

Houseplants

A Backpacker’s Theory of Life

What I learned my first summer in the Sierra Nevada—and since<p>I’m in the autumn of my life now, a first-year baby boomer, not yet retired but given to …

This is what could happen if Obamacare is repealed

Samantha Lee/Business Insider<p>What's happening now<p><i>Tuesday 1 p.m.:</i> The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says in a new report that repealing major parts of Obamacare without a replacement plan could lead to an additional 20-25% hike in premiums above existing projections. And it says 18 million …

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

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5 Free Marketing Tools Small Businesses Can't Afford To Ignore

Think that it takes lots of money to market your business effectively? Nope. There are a number of online marketing tools now available to help you attract and sell to more customers without costing you a dime.<p>Here are five of the most effective marketing tools your business should be already using:<p>…

Marketing

3 Zen Moves to Conquer Workday Hell

It completely sucks when your work day is filled with stress. And your job title doesn't matter - we all have days that completely suck the life from us. It doesn't matter if you're self-employed or a corporate titan. We all have days from hell where we just want to run away...<p>Here're a few …

'My home-made battery pack means I heat and light my home for nothing'

A brand-new market is growing for home batteries that make it possible for British homeowners to store energy generated by solar panels and other renewable sources.<p>The “Powerwall” battery, from Tesla, the pioneering automotive company founded by Elon Musk, is now going on sale in Britain.<p>But one …

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8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

10 Proven Habits of Happy People | Inc.com

If there's one desire that humans universally share, it's happiness. For Americans, "the pursuit of happiness" is even written into the Declaration of Independence.<p>But the results of that pursuit vary greatly. Some people remain sunny even in the worst of circumstances; others are unhappy despite …

Happiness

Portland schools tried to change how they teach climate change — and ignited a firestorm

This winter, a small group of advocates, teachers, parents and students began meeting each week at a church in Portland, Ore., to figure out how their schools could do a better job of preparing the next generation to fight climate change.<p>Together, they wrote a resolution that, with some changes, …

School Administration

Elon Musk vs Warren Buffett: how two titans see carbon-free electricity

There's an energy battle brewing in Nevada.<p>The Silver State is witnessing a fight between two energy companies promoting different visions of energy …

17 Camping Gear Fails You Never Want to Make Again

We've all done some stupid stuff while camping. Let's learn from our mistakes.<p><b>Not bringing warm enough clothes:</b> This is the number one mistake I see. Inevitably, someone has failed to realized that the mountains are colder than the city or that the desert can be, too. Or, they think, “45 degrees? I …

DIY a Mini Zen Garden for Mom This Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day coming up, we know it can be hard to find a gift for the woman who gave you life and so much more. Lucky for you, moms always love handmade gifts from their kids (especially DIY photo gifts), no matter how old you get! Show her your love with a beautiful AND functional DIY mini …

Landscaping

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

This Huge New Solar Farm Near Las Vegas Provides Power—Even At Night

You no longer need sun to get solar power.<p>Solar power keeps getting cheaper, but there’s a reason why utilities still turn to fossil fuels: it’s expensive to store solar energy for use at night or on a cloudy day, times when solar doesn’t work. But a massive new solar plant, sprawling over 1,670 …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

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The Murders at the Lake

Prologue<p><i>Every murder involves a vast web of people, from the witnesses and the detectives who first come to the scene, to the lawyers and the juries</i> …

Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2014. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

'It's A Bit Of A Gift': Yusuf Islam On His Break And Return To Music

The story is well-known: After making some of the most distinctive music in pop history, the artist once known as Cat Stevens became Muslim, changed his name and gave up performing to concentrate on faith and philanthropy. Now, as Yusuf Islam, he's back with a new album called <i>Tell 'Em I'm Gone</i>, and …