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Great String Parts On A Budget

Whether you're recording real players or using samples, our in-depth guide is your key to polished and authentic-sounding strings.<p>There was a time …

Music Production

How to Build Your Own Kits for Logic Pro X Drum Kit Designer Drummer

If you make beats in Logic, but haven’t used Drum Machine Designer (DMD) you’re really missing out on something excellent. It’s as if Apple went down …

22 Beet Salad Recipes That Will Satisfy at Any Dinner Party

There are some things in life that just can’t be beat and, well, beets are one of them. While you’re probably used to seeing them in salads — why not take the beets out of the supporting role and make them a starring ingredient? You’ll see the deep purple vegetables through new eyes when they’re …

Healthy Eating

This prefab tiny house is simplicity at its most chic

It comes fully furnished, down to the cooking utensils<p>There are many traditional architectural elements that tiny homes can skimp on, but natural light isn’t one of them. Thankfully, the gorgeous Ark Shelter offers an abundance of windows cut into its inky black facades. Floor-to-ceiling glass on …

Three Albert King Blues Licks Every Guitarist Should Know

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead</b><p>Electric blues guitarist Albert King was a giant among bluesmen (literally—he stood roughly six and a half feet tall). A …

Guitar

50 Best Albums of 2016

Beyoncé smashed the system, Chance the Rapper counted his blessings, David Bowie left a powerful goodbye and more<p>50<p>By , , , , , , , , , , , , ,<p>2016 …

David Bowie

Feng Shui - 7 tricks to attract money into your home!

Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing with the surrounding environment.<p>One of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, …

Feng Shui

Start Practicing Loving Kindness Meditation Now!

The loving kindness meditation is one of the most popular meditation techniques around, and for good reason. Those who practice loving-kindness …

Meditation

Intermediate Yoga

Warning: This article contains more physics than we’ve seen since high school. But yoga teacher Leah Sugerman happily dove into the science behind …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Mindfulness Survival Guide: 10 Powerful Mindfulness Techniques for Overcoming Life’s Challenges and Living Mindfully

More than some specific meditation technique, mindfulness is a way of life. Mindful living encompasses every aspect of your life imaginable, it’s …

Mindfulness

5 Powerful Practices to Expand Your Awareness and Harmonize Your Brain

While the brain and consciousness are inextricably linked, groundbreaking research into the nature of consciousness is revealing that their …

Avocados Vinaigrette

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: A new way to eat avocados, with only a spoon and some leftover dressing.</i><p>I recently …

Healthy Eating

17 Small Things To Do Every Day To Be Much Smarter

Intelligence is flexible and there are a lot of things to give it a daily boost. For smart thinking your mind needs 3 things:<p>To be trained in …

10 Things Grateful People Do Differently

More gratitude = Better life.<p>Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.”<p>Turns out Emerson ― who explored the meaning of a good life in much of his work …

14 Books That Inspired Steve Jobs

Why did Apple “think different?”<p>Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>“The reason that …

Why Compassionate Acceptance Is Key to a Healthy Mindfulness Practice (and How to Do It)

In Buddhist mythology, it’s said that the night the Buddha attained enlightenment he was assaulted repeatedly by Mara, a demon who represents …

Mindfulness

Forget Time Management. Do This Instead

There's one resource even more precious than time. Here's how to get more of it.<p>How much do you think about time management? If you're like most busy professionals, the answer is, quite a lot. You're always trying to squeeze the most productivity you can out of every minute you spend at work. You …

Time Management

This concept from Zen Buddhism will help you let go of beliefs that are holding you back

A buddhist statue. Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri<p>I played baseball for 17 years of my life. During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. <br>Coaches tend to come up through a certain system. New coaches will often land their first job as an assistant …

Self-improvement

10 Zen-Based Habits To Motivate You

Applying zen to your life can bring about a radical change in your focus, dedication and positivity. Here are 10 ways to make work for you.<p>It is …

Motivation

5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>Earthy French green lentils, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy vegetables make a hearty and …

11 Quotes From Buddha That Will Ease Your Soul

The teachings of many of history’s religious and philosophical figures are timeless, but are often mistakenly taken at face value. It’s easy to slap …

Spirituality

How to Improve Your Relationships With Mindfulness

"Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." -- Dalai Lama<p>Do you have trouble understanding relationships? If so, then you're not alone. Relationships can be one of the most difficult challenges of the human existence. Whether they are relationships with family …

Logic Pro X - Alchemy Tutorial - PART 3 - Modulation, AHDSR, LFO, Sequencer, FX

Mindful Sex

Meditation and sex might not be the two things you’d most naturally associate. One involves sitting alone in silence while the other is rather more …

Mindfulness

The Simple Way to Living A Mindful Life Today

<b>For a long time I didn't understand what mindfulness was.</b><p>I used to think that meditating was all about entering a blissful trance state. I used to think that mindfulness was all about making your mind totally silent. And whenever I was meditating I thought I was doing it wrong, because, well, I …

Shifting the Focus from What Doesn’t Matter to What Does

This week on Weightless I talked about shifting our focus from the things that don’t really matter to the things that do (see here and here). Because …

Mindfulness

Google's algorithm for happiness

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful.<p>A few years ago, Chade-Meng Tan, one of the company's first engineering employees in Mountain View, noticed many of his colleagues were stressed out and …

Happiness

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

Self-help