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Manchester

Mastering the Modes of G Major with Three Notes Per String

461<p>SHARES<p>Close<p>An effective way to master scales and modes on the guitar is to practice playing them three notes per string. In my experience, this is …

Electric Guitar

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

College & University

The best blogs of the Audiophiliac's 10 years

Audiophile

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Having a fire pit out in the backyard is simply genius. It gives you the perfect entertainment setting for outdoor. The fire pit is an excellent …

Landscaping

NASA Cassini Images: Rings Of Saturn Seen In Great Detail

Cassini has been closely studying the Saturn system since 2004 and is now in its Grand Finale mission, making its closest-ever orbits of the gas …

Learn the 50-year history of Mercedes-AMG

Mercedes-AMG has earned quite the name for itself over the years as Mercedes-Benz's performance arm, and for those who have forgotten the past—or …

Steve Caballero: Skateboard Legend and Motorcycle-Riding Badass

Bones Brigade skater discusses love for two wheels, slinging old skateboards online to build vintage bikes and meeting Evel Knievel<p>"I've had a …

The best songs ever

Let's be honest—ranking the best songs ever feels like a ludicrous endeavor. What constitutes a “song” (does Beethoven's Fifth Symphony count)? …

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

Employment

Psychology can explain why wildly successful teams get tempted to the dark side

A few years ago, Google conducted a massive internal study to understand how to build an effective team. Researchers concluded that the most important ingredient for good teamwork was psychological safety—in which members of a team feel comfortable expressing conflicting opinions and taking risks, …

Psychology

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

Sofa Buying Checklist: 10 Questions Design Pros Ask First

A new sofa is a major investment, often involving months of IRL <i>and</i> virtual window shopping, mulling, second guessing, and more mulling. I checked in …

Sofa

10 of the Best Car Mounts for Your iPhone

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10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason.<p>Notably, …

Employment

The single best way to start getting rich, from a nearly 20-year-old personal finance classic

"It's not about how much money you make," Robert Kiyosaki writes in personal finance classic "Rich Dad Poor Dad." "It's about how much money you keep."<p>Most of us learn how to make money — how to get a job and work hard — yet we don't learn how to <i>manage</i> it, the important part.<p>"Money without …

Personal Finance

10 Steps to Becoming a Stock Market Millionaire

Investing in the stock market is a way to make more than just a little extra cash. In fact, with the right approach and the right skills, investing even a little in the stock market can put you on the road to earning millions. Becoming a stock market millionaire isn't an easy task and it isn't a …

Stock Markets

50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time

The best LPs from the age of Aqua Net<p>By , , , , , ,<p>Catchy, concise and more committed to getting parties rolling or groping groupies than conquering …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology
Personal Finance

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

Psychology

9 Ways to Look Like the Smartest Person in the Room (Even When You're Not)

When you are truly in the company of brilliant people, it's hard not to feel intimidated. Genius Moncef Slaoui of GlaxoSmithKline shares what helps regular people be super smart.<p>Is there a more threatening word than "brilliant"? Taught to revere the truly exceptional in our midst--the mathematical …

Genius

5 Secrets to Mastering Conflict | Inc.com

Between the two of us, Joseph Grenny (bio below) and I have spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding is that your ability to handle moments of conflict has a massive impact on your success.<p>How you handle conflict determines the amount of trust, respect, and …

Self-help

Apple Releases Apple Watch CAD Drawings

I think they could sell posters of these<p>For those of you looking to create watchbands or cases for the Apple Watch, they've released the CAD drawings …

Apple Watch

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

Self-help

Ben’s awesome beard

All about beards is happy to welcome Ben to the featured beards on beards.org! Ben first submitted some photos for the beards of the world gallery. …

Email lets other people schedule your life—here’s how to stop it

<i>The following is adapted from Phil Simon‘s</i> Message Not Received: Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It.<p>If you feel like you’re playing Whac-a-mole with your inbox, you’re not alone. Somewhere along the line, email became the default means of communication in corporate America. The …

University of Chicago

U.S.-Russia Space Alliance Hits Snags

Washington’s Sanctions Against Moscow, Growing Tensions Hamper Symbiotic Partnership<p>Heightened tensions between Russia and the U.S. are hampering their cooperation in space, adding to the problems of an American space industry reeling from the crashes of two commercial spacecraft this fall.<p>Russia …

Space