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Improve your acoustic fingerpicking in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

<b>Put down your pick and give your chord playing a new lease of life with our fingerstyle workout.</b><p>Don't Miss<p><b>30 chords acoustic guitar players need to</b> …

Electric Guitar

12 Boxing-Inspired Core Exercises for Rock-Solid Abs

You might find it surprising that boxing is one of the most complete, full-body workouts you can do. Your aerobic, anaerobic, and nervous system have …

Bodyweight Exercise

6 Boxing Basics That'll Make You Feel Like a Total Badass

Boxing may look intimidating, but it doesn't have to feel that way. Arming yourself with a few basic moves before your first boxing class or training …

5 essential blues guitar turnaround solos

<b>When you're looking to refresh your blues vocabulary, you can turn things around with these characteristic and enduring motifs</b><p>One of the staples of …

Electric Guitar

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

Sewing

20 Christmas Gifts That Are Just Perfect For The Friend Who Gets Drunk At Every Party

Eggnog for Christmas. Obscure cocktails for New Year's Eve. No party during the holiday season is complete without alcohol in the midst. And while …

Alcohol

Bodyweight Workout: Cycle 2, Week 6, Day 3

<b>The bodyweight workouts require only the space of a yoga mat.</b> This cycle will focus on building up to a one-arm push up over next two 6-week cycles. …

The upper-body big-muscle workout program

Sure, you don’t get a lot of props for your six-pack abs in fall and winter, when layers of insulation replace summer’s skimpy tank tops and tees. …

Weightlifting

Beyond Crunches: The Best Ab Exercises You Should Be Doing

We all like to work our abs, right? But it's easy to get in a rut with your routine. Here are 27 of the best ab exercises to get a tight, toned, and strong middle. We've included both bodyweight moves that you can do anywhere along with weighted exercises for when you really want to take it up a …

Watch A Free Claypool Lennon Delirium Webcast Live From Philadelphia

On Wednesday night, August 31, The Claypool Lennon Delirium bring their Summer Tour to Philadelphia for a performance at The Fillmore. If you can’t …

Eat This Before and After Your Morning Workout

Anyone who's ever experienced a growling stomach during Savasana or that on-the-verge-of-fainting feeling during a 6 a.m. spin class knows that acing …

Nutrition

The Final Suicide Squad Trailer Keeps the Hype Machine Rollin'

Another preview of the film that just needs to come out already<p>Hard as it is to believe this film isn't actually out already, the much-hyped <i>Suicide Squad</i> has entered the last stage of publicity with this final full length trailer that seems to confirm what we already thought.<p>First: it looks like it …

Comic Books

The importance of being stylish: Fashion tips for the dudes

Staying stylish isn’t really hard. With some attention to detail and a little guidance, anyone can look awesome.<p>Men should focus on the fit, keep it …

How to Draw Trees

Trees seem like one of the few things that are easy to draw. However, if you know nothing about drawing, you may either go too simple...<p>... or too …

Converse enlisted Nike to completely reinvent its most iconic sneaker

Hot on the heels of the Converse All Star II released last year, parent company Nike is reinventing the classic basketball shoe again. This, time, however, the shoe has been completely reinvented and reimagined. While the All Star II kept the original styling of the All Star, with only tweaks to …

Shoes

Top 10 picture books with self-help messages

The world can be a stressful and complex place. Here are 10 picture books that may help to make sense of it for young children - and perhaps their parents too<p>I believe that you can find the solution to any problem if you look hard enough and sometimes, those solutions can be found in a really great …

The Nike Dunk High Retro QS “Michigan” Is out Now

This year we saw Nike make a return to the “Be True to Your School” pack, a tradition of honoring universities with their own version of the Dunk …

8 Key Yoga Poses For Runners

You already know yoga is awesome for your mind and your body. But what about using it to improve your running performance? Yoga has been around in …

Yoga

5 Things to Know Before You Renovate Your Kitchen

Relax, you have options.<p>If you sometimes have trouble deciding what to make for dinner, a kitchen renovation can feel paralyzing. But take heart: It …

Secret DIY Gun Compartment Hides Behind a Mirror

Gun safes are great for securing firearms, but not so great when you need quick access. This gun compartment doubles as a living room mirror, which hides them in plain sight.<p>Home firearm storage mostly consists of safes and ugly cabinets. This DIY secret gun compartment doubles as a living room …

Guns

Converse Chuck Taylors Are Getting a Brand New Makeover

Just wait until you get your hands on these kicks.<p>2.2K<p>SHARES<p>There are few sneakers more recognizable in the world than the Converse Chuck Taylor, the …

This Is What A Perfect Day Of Eating Looks Like

By<p>Boost energy with these hour-by-hour tips<p>Raise your hand if you wish a nutritionist would tell you exactly what to eat and when to look and feel great all day long. Yeah, we thought so—that's why we tapped three experts who counsel real women on the simple secrets of smarter meal planning. (Join</i> …

The Exercise That Will Help You Breathe Easy on Your Next Run

The first time I ever hit the track for a run, it felt like someone had lit my lungs up with a match and there was a burning fire blazing in my thoracic cavity, which had also incinerated my esophagus. Every few steps, I felt like I needed to slow down — my body was fine, but my lungs felt like …

How To Take Care Of A Sad Person (10 Steps)

We all deal with sad people in different ways. Some people are experts in the art of comforting others. Some freeze up like they’ve just seen a …

Complete Dumbbells Only Workout for Six Pack Abs

Usually when it comes to ab and core training we use equipment like stability ball, medicine ball, and various no equipment floor exercises. Because …

Bodybuilding

DIY Sliding Lego Table Keeps All Those Bricks in One Place

Lego pieces end up everywhere if you're not diligent about storing them. This sliding table includes hideaway storage and a Lego work surface to keep your kids (or you) entertained for hours.<p>Every parent deals with the challenge of proper Lego storage—or else they deal with the pain of stepping on …

Woodworking

The 1 Exercise That Makes You Better in Every Workout

Detoxes and resets are all the rage these days. Everyone is promising a secret and never-before-heard solution that can instantly take you from flabby to fit. The sad truth is that the only thing that's going to be lighter after partaking in these quick fixes is your wallet. What is a well-meaning, …

How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them

Emotional intelligence is the prerequisite to great relationships. Here's how to teach kids to develop them.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

A Yoga Sequence for Inflexible People

<i>By: Jai Sugrim</i><p>Don't let lack of flexibility keep you from your yoga mat. Practice this short sequence to gain awareness and softening in the muscles and joints.<p>The most common retort to the question of whether or not someone practices yoga is, "I can't do yoga, I'm not flexible." Yoga teachers and …

Bar Guide to Mixed Drinks

<b>Party Drink Supply List</b><p>Before your party, decide what mixed drinks you'd like to serve, and make a list of the supplies you will need.<p>Our checklist …