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Step outside the pentatonic box with these fresh blues guitar solo approaches

<b>Every lead guitarist uses pentatonic scales - chances are that the first scale you ever learnt was the minor pentatonic.</b><p>Don't Miss<p><b>Power up your</b> …

Electric Guitar

The 5 best stretches to counter all your desk sitting

If you have a desk job, you’re kinda screwed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who work in these …

Pain

Meet The ‘Huge Fatty Salad,’ Your Brain’s New Best Friend

Elaine Benes may have introduced the world to The Big Salad on “Seinfeld” in 1994, but in 2018 it’s all about The Huge Fatty Salad.<p>If you’re a human who’s ever lived through the month of January, you know America turns to salads when it’s time to drop a pants size. But there’s one specific type of …

Nutrition

If You're Cutting Carbs to Lose Weight, Don't Make This Common Mistake

Think all carbs are created equal? Nikki, known as justget.fit on Instagram, posted this comparison photo for those watching their carb intake in order to lose weight. Most people think of bread, pasta, rice, and cereal when they restrict carbs, but Nikki wants you to remember that fruits contain …

Nutrition

You Will Have Heart Eyes for These Easy Salmon Recipes

Seafood

On a Low-Carb Diet? Take a Look at This High-Protein, Low-Carb Menu

If you've decided to try a high-protein, low-carb diet you will want to know what a typical meal plan is for the day. Many diets such as the South …

Nutrition

David Byrne on the Music That Made Him

Ever the overachiever, David Byrne has spent the last four months tackling his most ambitious project yet: cheerfulness. But not the kind we’ve seen from the Talking Heads legend before—the ecstatic type that once prompted him to flutter and convulse while yelping about infinity, or the esoteric …

Times Square

Australian western 'Sweet Country' spotlights race relations in the outback

Compelling and uncompromising, "Sweet Country" is anything but sweet. A bleak story presented with great style, it's a finely made Australian western that demonstrates the malleability of that most American of genres as well as the impressive gifts of Indigenous filmmaker Warwick …

Race Relations

The demise of the nation state

After decades of globalisation, our political system has become obsolete – and spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline. By Rana Dasgupta<p>What is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and …

Political Science

The Attractively Balanced and Highly Musical E Minor Hexatonic Scale

67<p>SHARES<p>One of my favorite scales for rock lead playing and creating harmonized melodies is minor hexatonic.<p>As the name implies, it’s a six-note …

Electric Guitar

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

There's one magic substance that will help with America's gut problems

Because you're almost certainly not getting enough of it.<p>You've probably been told you should eat more fiber. But despite a broad-spectrum recommendation for the roughage, researchers can’t say for certain why it’s so good for us, what diseases it actually helps prevent, or how exactly we should …

Nutrition

36 Delicious Fish Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Including more fish and seafood is a heart-smart choice. Expand your dinner repertoire with these easy-to-make, healthy recipes.<p>Make this spicy …

Healthy Eating

How to Create Inventive Rhythm Parts by Connecting Mode-Based Chord Voicings

3<p>SHARES<p>Students have often asked how I go about building creative, interesting rhythm parts when playing over a repeating one- or two-chord vamp.<p>As …

Electric Guitar

How Did the First People Get to Australia?

The First Australians were among the world’s earliest great ocean explorers, undertaking a remarkable 2,000km maritime migration through Indonesia …

Australia

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing Foods<i>, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at</i> …

Nutrition

No Stone unturned

Did Brian Jones ever guess at what he had started when he made his way from the Minzeh hotel in Tangier some time in 1968 to a village in the Rif …

Horns

The Outbound Journal

The Outbound Journal

11 Ways to Lose Weight in Your 50s and 60s

Have you noticed that your body has started to change now that you've hit middle age? You're not alone. It's common to see changes on the scale and …

Fitness

Smooth Struttin’

188<p>SHARES<p>Do you admire how great bassists can effortlessly “walk” their way through any blues progression, but don’t have a clue how they do it? …

Electric Guitar

The only 5 exercises you need to get fit

The only 5 exercises you need to get fit<p>We all want to start a fitness regime, but with our busy lives it becomes difficult, we feel it is a time …

Workouts

18 Ketogenic Meal-Prep Lunches You Can Make Once and Eat All Week

Keto devotees, you know that sticking to your diet requires some planning. Your best bet? Prepping lunches in advance. But with a ketogenic diet, …

Nutrition

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.<p>The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we're depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort …

Nutrition

Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?

An increasing number of scientists are waking up to the idea of a link between the digestive system and problems with sleep<p>When we lie awake at night, unable to sleep, we usually blame stress, depression, anxiety, adrenaline or the memory of something stupid we said in 2003. But what if our guts …

Wellness

The Wild Pizzas of Southern Italy Have to Be Seen to Be Believed

A restaurant critic and two chefs go on a pie-in-the-sky adventure to find exactly how far you can stretch the idea of pizza.<p>When do dough, tomato …

Italy

John Lennon-Style Fingerpicking

John Lennon made a lot of beautiful music with only a handful of chords and this simple, one-bar fingerpicking pattern. Investigate how he was able …

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill justice at the hands of an overzealous grill. Contrast that to cheaper cuts like chuck …

BBQ