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The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

Guitar

Learn to choose the right scale for your guitar solo with these 5 cunning blues licks

<b>Choose the scale for the sound you’re after with these five licks written specially to give a certain sound...</b><p>Minor pentatonic scale over dominant …

Electric Guitar

All Student Hand-Outs From Our First Book On Teaching ELLs Are Available For Free Again!

All the student hand-outs from the first book Katie Hull and I wrote have been available for free download to everyone ever since the book was …

Education

How To: Make Anonymous Calls from Your iPhone

When you don't want somebody you're calling to know the real phone number associated with your iPhone, whether it's for privacy reasons, to avoid …

Identity Theft

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Productivity

Class up your guitar solos with these 15 vintage blues licks

<b>The goal of this feature is to get you sounding more authentic in the vintage blues style. There are 15 examples to study and they have been split</b> …

Guitar

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Self-improvement

E-commerce firm Mercado Libre to open distribution centers in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mercado Libre, Latin America's home-grown e-commerce firm, said on Thursday that it would open two large distribution centers in Mexico as part of an effort to improve its logistics in the country.<p>Buenos Aires-based Mercado Libre said it would invest $100 million to open the …

Mexico

Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase it

Scientists call for caution in prescribing anticoagulants after some patients with other conditions found to suffer more strokes<p>Blood-thinning drugs may increase rather than cut the risk of stroke in some people over 65 who have an irregular heartbeat and also chronic kidney disease, according to a …

Medical Research

The Definitive Guide to Oaxacan Cuisine in Los Angeles

Most people don’t know that LA’s collection of Oaxacan restaurants is the second largest on the planet — second only to Oaxaca itself. Famous chefs from around the world have been running to Oaxaca for years to unlock the secrets of its moles, ancient pre-Hispanic techniques, and ingredients. …

Mexico

Kris Kristofferson’s Dramatic Cure of his “Incurable” Alzheimer’s Disease | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<b>The term “iatrogenic” means doctor, drug or surgery-caused disease. It is a taboo subject in America today.</b><p><i>I don’t know how many of my readers listen</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

A Japanese word without a direct English translation reveals the biggest difference between Japanese and American work cultures

Ben Cole, an associate professor of strategy at Fordham University in New York City, once took a group of students on a trip to Japan.<p>Cole had previously lived and worked in Japan for nine years, and he'd arranged for the group to take the train from Narita airport to Tokyo.<p>At a stop along the way, …

Japan

24 hidden settings to maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Apps

The Navy's new, urinal-free supercarrier is facing a ton of problems

The Department of Defense's fiscal year 2019 budget includes a hefty chunk of cash for a fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier, but the Navy may have to wait a little bit longer to see its dreams of an 11-carrier fleet truly realized.<p>Among the slew of vessels included in the Navy portion of President …

Military

Eat a Peach by The Allman Brothers Band on Apple Music

The story of the Allman Brothers Band is one of triumph, tragedy, redemption, dissolution, and more redemption. Since their beginning in the late …

Guitar

Is it Possible to Trick a Drug-Sniffing Dog?

Is it possible to trick a drug-sniffing dog? Enthusiastic members of high society have, for decades, told toker tales about how they avoided getting …

Grateful Dead

Trump’s budget cuts Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, breaking core campaign promise

This would be over a trillion dollars in cuts to some of the nation's most vulnerable.<p>When he began his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised …

Health Care

5 Cable-Cutting Problems You Probably Didn't Think About

As alternatives to live television ― such as Sling TV, YouTube TV and Hulu Live ― improve and other streaming services ― like Netflix and Amazon Prime ― add better original programming, it’s become increasingly tempting to cut the cord.<p>But cord-cutting isn’t quite the obvious choice just yet. There …

Televisions

Amazon rolled out a great new perk for Prime members who love to read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon Prime comes with a lot of perks— among which are notably free two-day shipping on all purchases and access to services like …

Shopping

How to Get YouTube TV on Roku

One of the biggest problems with YouTube TV, Google’s scrappy cable replacement service, was that — ironically — it wasn’t very easy to watch on a …

Smart TV

Only 2% of people can solve this Einstein riddle — see if you can figure it out

There's nothing like a good riddle to stimulate your mind and give you an excuse to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Sure, the thrill of solving puzzles may not give you the adrenaline rush of a skydive, but regularly doing logic and crossword puzzles can keep your brain young as you age. And …

Mathematics

Malfunctioning immune system may explain chronic Lyme symptoms

Most people with Lyme disease are cured by antibiotics, but a certain percentage go on to have lasting symptoms even though it looks like all bacteria have been wiped out. A new study suggests lingering symptoms may be due to an immune system malfunction triggered by the original infection.<p>Using a …

Disease

Why colleges must change how they teach calculus

Math departments fail too many calculus students and do not adequately prepare those they pass.<p>That is the message heard from engineering colleges …

Flipped Classroom

How to Check if iPhone is New, Refurbished, or Replacement

If you’re buying a used iPhone or repairing an iPhone, you may wonder if you can find out if the iPhone was bought as new, is a refurbished model, or …

Operating Systems

How To Scan A Document Using Notes on iOS

Apple Notes received an overhaul in iOS 11 adding great features for users like enhanced text formatting, pinned notes and tables.<p>One awesome …

iOS

Here's what caused a massive epidemic killing countless people in colonial Mexico

Researchers have cracked a nearly 500-year-old mystery about the germ that caused the so-called cocoliztlioutbreak, an epidemic that killed countless indigenous people in Mesoamerica shortly after the Spaniards arrived in the New World.<p>The malady wasn't smallpox, measles or another Old World …

Anthropology

The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

A family of doctors helps reinvent medical marijuana

The Knoxes are a clan of four doctors living in Oregon and California who specialize in medical marijuana. They seem to be doing quite well selling …

Cannabis

Using Out-of-the-Box Scale Fingerings to Master the Fretboard

An exercise that will help you break out of playing scales in box patterns, learn the fretboard and expand your soloing chops—all at the same …

Chronic fatigue syndrome - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can't be explained by any underlying medical …