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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

10 Cool Trailer and Campervan Rental Companies Eager to Take You on Your Next Adventure - Dwell

However, don't worry if you're not quite ready to buy your own mobile mini home just yet. Thanks to the following 10 rental companies, you can enjoy the freedom and convenience of mobile living, <i>without</i> making the full-time commitment.<p>So whether you're leaning towards an Airstream, tiny teardrop or …

RVs

These Allen Edmonds Boots Are Built for All Conditions. And They’re $100 Off

Allen Edmonds is currently offering $100 off all styles in its Dainite Collection. Dainite, designed in the United Kingdom in the early 1900s, is a …

Men's Fashion

Excellent book tells story of Marshall Plan, which rebuilt Europe, launched the Cold War

It may be hard to imagine someone hurrying home to curl up with a work of political history, but Benn Steil’s fascinating new book, <i>The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War</i> (Simon & Schuster, 404 pp., ★★★★ out of four), could change that.<p>Steil, author of the acclaimed <i>The Battle of Bretton Woods</i>, has …

Geopolitics

How One Amateur Historian Brought Us the Stories of African-Americans Who Knew Abraham Lincoln

The memoir of Elizabeth Keckly, a formerly enslaved woman who became a dressmaker to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, struck a nerve when it was …

Black History

A former bully who went back to high school as an adult realized bullying isn't the same problem it used to be — it's worse

One of the toughest parts of a teenager's high-school experience is dealing with bullies.<p>And although many parents have memories of getting picked on, that's nothing compared to what students are facing today.<p>At least that's what Erin, a 26-year-old childcare worker from Milwaukee, discovered after …

Cyberbullying

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p><i>"Dear Jeff,</i><i>"I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I</i> …

Tim Ferriss

How One Family Followed 4 Steps To Dig Out Of $142K In Debt

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Surveys show more than half of us are living paycheck to paycheck, but money experts say it’s possible to get off the financial …

Debt Management

Asset/Liability Matching and Portfolio Management for Beginners

However, after 7 years, the entire remaining balance outstanding is due in full. You would prefer to pay off the building entirely at the time of the …

Investing

​Why You Should Never Throw Away Silica Gel Packets

Those tiny little packs of dessicant that come in your new pack of shoes or your vitamins have many uses around your home. Anywhere that moisture is …

Skin Care

I’m autistic. I just turned 36 — the average age when people like me die.

The stress of living with autism is exhausting.<p>On March 21, 2017, CNN published an article on a new study from the <i>American Journal of Public Health</i> that found the average lifespan of an autistic person is 36 years. I wasn’t shocked by this news. I know how dire things can be for so many of us on …

Autism

The 16:8 Fasting Diet

A Simple Guide to Time Restricted Feedings<p>Get Lean, Reveal Your Gains<p>Stick with this fitness thing long enough and you'll notice that everything gets …

Holistic Medicine

This $44 Kit Converts Any Car’s Halogen Bulbs to LED Headlights

For just under $50, <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found a do-it-yourself kit that transforms conventional halogen headlights to bright LED bulbs. You may not …

LED Lighting

5 Unusual Moments in Presidential History, Picked by an Expert

<i>On Monday, Americans celebrate the birth of George Washington, a man generally known for instilling the office of U.S. President with dignity and</i> …

Grover Cleveland

Benzoyl Peroxide vs. Salicylic Acid: Which One Do You Need When, Where, Etc.

For those like me who have had acne since the moment they hit puberty, two ingredients have become mainstays in our day to day skincare routines: …

Skin Care

‘I don’t feel guilty. Why would I?’: the chilling memories of Goebbels's secretary

<i>Clare Mulley reviews The Work I Did: A Memoir of the Secretary to Goebbels by Brunhilde Pomsel and Thore D Hansen</i><p>Two authors are listed on the cover of this disturbing book. They have very different agendas. The bulk of the words belong to Brunhilde Pomsel, once one of several secretaries in a …

Books

Here’s How To Make a Gross Cookie Sheet Look Brand New

Holiday baking shifts our cookie sheets into overdrive. Over the past few months, these trusted kitchen tools have seen it all—from spicy-sweet …

Country Lifestyle

Researchers Say They've Created a 90% Accurate Blood Test for Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complicated neurological condition caused by a variety of risk factors, including our genes and environment (but …

Autism

Frederick Douglass was a Christian and a patriot – why is this so hard for the left to accept?

Last week, actor Danny Glover took center stage as the keynote speaker at Quinnipiac University’s Black History Month event to “explore the similarities of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and its early abolitionist roots –– particularly Frederick Douglass –– to build connections, increase dialogue …

Frederick Douglass

If You Want to Burn Fat, Here's Why You Might Want to Skip the Run and Go For a Walk

While nothing compares to the calorie-burning power of going for a run or lifting some heavy-ass weights, don't discount the huge benefits of walking …

Fitness

Autism blood discovery promises earlier tests and treatment

Scientists have discovered evidence of autism in the blood of affected children in a breakthrough that promises earlier testing and treatment for the condition.<p>A team at Warwick University found that those suffering from the developmental disorder were more likely to have damaged blood …

Autism

How to Remove a Credit Card From an iPhone Completely

For most iPhone users, having their credit card details saved on their device is inevitable. The benefits seam to outweigh the risks and when managed …

iOS

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exists in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

Ernest Hemingway

What Is Vladimir Putin Up To? Here's an Educated Guess

After declaring victory in Syria (again) there's a danger he may turn back to Eastern Europe.<p>Remember that time Vladimir Putin won the Syrian civil war?<p>It was the spring of 2016, and on a visit to the war-torn country, the Russian president told his troops: “I believe that the task put before the …

Russia

Guess Which Americans Have the Highest Levels of Medical Debt

The answer may surprise you.<p>It's no secret that healthcare is expensive, but it's gotten to be such a burden that a growing number of Americans are …

Personal Finance

12 Soft, Fluffy Bath Towels That Feel as Luxurious as They Look

In my humble opinion, a towel can make or break a relaxing bathing experience. With the wrong towel, your skin can feel dried out and scratchy (at least I know mine does). But with the right towel, your hair might look shinier or your skin could feel softer — not to mention that you'll feel like …

Skin Care

Keep These 5 Products On-Hand To Keep Your Drains Clog-Free

Clogged drains aren’t usually something you encounter on an everyday basis, but when one happens to creep up on you, it can really put a damper on …

Penske Media Corporation

Study Says: This Is the Best Way to Pay Off Debt

The "best" approach is also kind of irrational. See if it's best for you or if you prefer an alternative strategy.<p>We humans are not always rational. …

Personal Finance

The Reason the Contraction for Will Not Isn’t “Willn’t”

The English language is full of odd quirks, and for the most part, we just accept them for what they are and move on. Rules are rules, y’all! But …

Country Lifestyle

10 Habits of People With Really Clean Houses

They Keep High-Touch Surfaces Germ-Free<p>There’s no denying that wet wipes make disinfecting surfaces easy (and satisfying). Keep a container handy, …

Minimalism