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Five books — Philosophy of Maths

You may very well know the Five Books website, where a wide-ranging cast of contributors are asked “to make book recommendations in their area of …

Philosophy

The 10 Highest-Paying Gig Economy Jobs of 2018

The 10 Highest-Paying Gig Economy Jobs of 2018<p>Updated April 17, 2018<p>The gig economy is often mistaken for limited side hustling—part-time work that …

Employment

Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

Online Education

The Best Songs For People Who Love Face-Melting Guitar Solos

Guitar solos can really go either way. If placed or executed poorly, they can kill the emotion and momentum of a song. This is especially true of long, boring solos, devoid of any kind of intention, forethought or passion. On the other hand, a well-done guitar solo can make for the perfect …

Rock Music

Momentum: Use it or Lose

The truth about momentum is that there are physiological components that make it easier to be successful, and the great news is that those physiological components can be influenced.<p>Why is it that sometimes it feels easy to execute well, and other times it's an uphill battle? After a great month of …

Financial Planning

How Guitarists Can Build Super-Human Legato Chops

An essential element in soloing for all guitarists is the use of legato techniques.<p>The term legato is defined as “smooth and connected,” and a legato …

Lessons in how to be an overnight success from a 14 time Grammy winner

Just because Dan Tyminski’s name isn’t immediately familiar to you, doesn’t mean it’s unknown to the Grammy committee. The bluegrass phenom, best …

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation

Set up a second screen for your computer

Two views are better than one.<p>You may get along just fine with only one computer screen, but adding a second can give you much more room to work. This upgrade isn't just for creative professionals or seasoned programmers—it lets anyone spread out their apps, edit documents side by side, and …

How to Use Harmonic Construction to Find Your Voice on Guitar

As an educator in the online guitar community, I’ve had the unique perspective of teaching guitar students of all ages, skill levels and geographic …

Guitar

Finally Learn How to Code With The Complete Programming Language Bootcamp

96 hours of immersive Java, Python, C++ and more.<p>Sometimes when you're trying to learn something new, immersion can be the way to go. That can go for …

Programming

Allan Holdsworth's 10 Most Useful Scales

27<p>SHARES<p>One of the late Allan Holdsworth's many strengths as a guitarist was his ability to improvise.<p>"I knew if I wanted to improvise over chord …

Electric Guitar

Veterans ombudsman and Tory appointee vows to carry on despite request to resign from the Liberals

Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent, one of the former Conservative government’s appointees, says he has no plans to resign his position, despite a request …

I am a self-sufficient widower. So why can’t I figure out a fitted sheet?

<i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>Know me. I am a man, newly widowed. I am a man. I can do things. I can do things other men can do. I can even do things that many women can do. But like other men, I am …

Oscar Gowns That Are Good Enough to Eat

Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon shares her favorite 2015 Oscar gowns and their delicious counterpart.<p>When it comes to fashion and food, I can't help myself— I love them both. In my swoony world, food can be as equally transformative as clothes. Sometimes fashion, especially in the case of this year's …