Nick Sparrow

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All You Need Is a Mat and 25 Minutes to Complete This Total Body Boot Camp Workout

Prepare to sweat.<p>Devan Kline, founder of Burn Boot Camp, and Beth Williams, a franchise partner and personal trainer, stopped by our offices to show …

How to Master the Pentatonic Scale on the Entire Fretboard

Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong?" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger Exercises?," …

The books you never read in high school, but should now

As kids, we don’t always read the books we’re assigned, especially in high school. Maybe you skipped over “Wuthering Heights,” “Of Mice and Men” or …

Literature

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

Intervals And Transposing Via Tuning And Capo Use [Lessons]

<b>The Guide To</b>: Intervals are the foundation of many aspects of music. This lesson will give the reader some tools to deal with translating songs to …

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

How to Find the Key of Any Song

2<p>SHARES<p>How do you find what key a song is in?<p>If you were reading standard notation, you would look at the key signature located at the beginning of …

Why You Don’t Need Guitar Tab

<b>PHOTO: Gabriel Pollard | Flickr Creative Commons (cropped)</b><p>Guitar tab has become an essential part of the modern guitar player’s training. These days, …

8 Ways to Measure Your Love for the Bible

Christians are people of the Word, men and women who live their lives according to its every precept. The Bible is the revelation of God to display …

Evangelical Christianity

TC Electronic unveils Hall Of Fame 2 reverb pedal with shimmer and innovative MASH footswitch

TC Electronic had been on a teasing warpath for its new MASH technology, and it's now announced the Hall Of Fame 2 Reverb as the first …

Hall of Fame

4 simple ways to pay off your mortgage early

Imagine how wonderful it would feel to have no monthly house payment. What could you do with all that extra money every month?<p>The idea of paying off your mortgage in full can be pretty daunting.<p>After all, we're talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars. Paying that much money off today would …

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

12 30-Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life

Get yourself on a fresh track in just a month.<p>For some people, the best way to change a habit is with baby steps. They start incredibly small to avoid terror and procrastination and gradually work their way up from there.<p>But others are more the dive-right-into-the-cold-water type. For these folks, …

A 10-Minute Cardio Workout You Can Do with Minimal Space

It's a Thursday at 8 P.M. and you really don't want to drag yourself to the gym, so you decide to try one of the many cardio workouts you've …

Exercise

How to Memorize Scales and Unlock the Fretboard

Here's is an unorthodox method of memorizing scales using the common three-note-per-string shapes we often employ during runs.<p>Let’s say that you …

The 10,000-Hour Rule Won't Help You, But This Will

To achieve a high level of excellence, you need to do more than just show up.<p>In <i>Outliers</i>, Malcolm Gladwell introduced the world to the 10,000-hour rule. As he described it, world class talents like Bill Gates, The Beatles and chess grandmasters attained their great prowess only after 10,000 hours of …

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

For The People Who Say “The Moral Laws In The Old Testament Still Apply To Us”

Anyone who has ever read the Old Testament knows there’s a lot of laws listed in those books– over 600 to be exact. In many circles of Christianity …

5 Reasons Why Non-Digital Time Management Is More Productive

As technological innovation marches forward in so many aspects of life, there is a movement gaining momentum to return to the past in search of something important that progress may have left behind.<p>No, you can’t beat the convenience of streaming and digitized music, but the listening experience …

Time Management

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

God Hates Wicked People

Over the past few weeks I have been exploring what God hates. I have done this by looking to the Bible to search for those things God flat-out says …

Theology

A Separation is a quietly devastating depiction of modern loss and alienation

To say the nameless narrator of <i>A Separation</i> isn’t one for emotional confessions would be to understate the case. Chapter after chapter, the reader …

Books