Alan Harbinson

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Who was Saint Valentine? And why was he beheaded?

Valentine's Day has a surprisingly raunchy history, going back thousands of years.<br>Read More

2 Top IoT Stocks to Consider Buying Now -- and 1 to Avoid

Sometimes it's the companies you haven't heard of that make better investments.<p>More and more basic household objects (like washing machines, cars, …

The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<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>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Frontlines is an action-packed military sci-fi series that captures the essence of warfare

Marko Kloos translates his time in the service to outer space<p>For the past couple of years, I’ve been hooked on Marko Kloos’ military science fiction <i>Frontlines</i> series. Set on an overpopulated Earth in 2108, it follows a soldier named Andrew Grayson who joins the military and ends up facing off …

World's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

Golf Digest's third biennial ranking of the World 100 Greatest Golf Courses is truly global, showcasing brilliant layouts everywhere from Abu Dhabi to Vietnam, but not the United States. This is not a slight against courses born in the USA; Golf Digest will continue to produce biennial rankings of …

From Nazi Germany to Australia: The Incredible True Story of History’s Longest Kayak Journey

With Germany in tatters, his small business bankrupt, Oskar Speck got into his kayak in 1932 for what would become an epic, seven-and-a-half-year paddle—30,000 miles, packed with hero’s welcomes and near-death escapes, all the way to Australia. But as Speck battled sharks, hostile locals, and …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

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Golf

How to Use Open Strings for Blues

The folks over at Texas Blues Alley—makers of "How to Mix Chords with Blues Licks" and "10 Ways to Start a Blues Guitar Solo"—recently (ish) posted a …

Electric Guitar

Guitarist Alan Gogoll Performs an Amazing 1000 Harmonics in Less Than 90 Seconds

The incredibly talented Australian musician Alan Gogoll performed an incredible 1000 harmonics on his guitar in just a shade under a 90 seconds. …

Web Hosting

Lydian Mode Guitar Secrets I Wish I Knew Years Ago [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: In this lesson I discuss all the Lydian Mode Guitar secrets I wish I knew Years Ago.

A hero reborn: ‘China’s Tolkien’ aims to conquer western readers

The world’s most popular kung fu fantasy series is finally set to become a UK bestseller<p>Guo Jing, a young soldier among the massed ranks of Genghis Khan’s invading army and son of a murdered warrior, may soon become as familiar a questing literary figure as Frodo Baggins from Tolkien’s <i>Lord of the</i> …

The Basics of Game Improvement

The best way to improve your game is to figure out the areas where you need help and then go to work using a step-by-step approach. Pretty obvious, but worth mentioning because golfers usually get the process wrong. Most golfers love to chase the sexy skills—hitting it longer, playing a draw, etc. …

Golf

This Fettuccine Alfredo Has a Veggie Secret

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F.<p>Toss the cubed squash with the garlic and olive oil in a large bowl and season with salt …

How to Play Percussive Acoustic Guitar Rhythms with Maneli Jamal

Tricia BaxterOctober 26, 2017<p><i>Sponsored by Elixir® Strings</i><p>Award-winning, fingerstyle artist Maneli Jamal demonstrates how to get percussive elements …

Guitar

Private Lessons: Zipper up your flop shots

Phil Mickelson you're not. When you try to lob the ball over a bunker or to a tight pin location, the results are unpredictable—at best. If you …

Keep your knees strong with this simple workout - Health - ABC News

Whether you're an athlete or a desk jockey, you need to look after your knees.<p>They're among the most complex joints in the body and we rely on our …

Tip: Fix Your Stiff Neck in 5 Minutes

Improve your posture, get rid of that headache, and relieve your shoulder and upper back pain. Try these simple stretches.<p>Do You Have Duck Neck?<p>You …

Massage Therapy

Blues Fingerpicker Todd Albright Kills It on 12-String

Greg OlwellSeptember 28, 2017<p>By Greg Olwell<p>While it would be easy to go on about all of the reasons to watch this clip, this might be one of those …

Acoustic Guitar

How to make the ultimate tomato spaghetti

When I heard I was to be making tomato spaghetti during my cooking class in Umbria my heart sank, a little. I'm no Hartnett, but I can knock up the Italian basics. Or so I thought. Then I met Valentino Palmisano, chef at the Palazzo Seneca, Norcia, the gastronomic capital of Umbria, and, he says, …

Italy

'The Taking Of K-129': How The CIA Stole A Sunken Soviet Sub Off The Ocean Floor

In 1968 — the middle of the Cold War — the Soviet submarine K-129 disappeared, taking with it its 98-member crew, three nuclear ballistic missiles and a tempting treasure trove of Soviet secrets. Without the technology to retrieve it from the ocean floor, the Soviet Union left it there. It was …

Seafloor

16 Epic Books That Will Cure Your "Game Of Thrones" Withdrawal Symptoms

Need a fix of intrigue, adult fantasy, sex, and dragons? Here you go.<p><i>We hope you like the books we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Video Lesson: Learn to Play Your Favorite Songs in Any Keys

Bill EvansSeptember 10, 2017<p><b>From the November 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY TIM BERTSCH</b><p>Weekly Workout lessons usually involve techniques that …

Electric Guitar

Don't Learn Chords - Learn Scales! [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: In this lesson we go back to the old analogy of language in music.

8 fantasy novels to read while you wait for the next season of Game of Thrones

More fantastic worlds to dive into<p>The latest season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is coming to an end this weekend, which means that you’re going to need to get your epic fantasy fix somewhere else, possibly until 2019. You could go back and re-read the entire <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, but you could also …

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North Berwick is the most underrated golf course in the world

Unless you're extremely passionate about all-things Scottish golf, you've probably heard very little about North Berwick Golf Club, if at all. Even if you've read a fair amount about St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Turnberry and other well-known heavy-hitters, North Berwick exists off the beaten path …

Turkish Get-Ups: The Best Exercise You’re Not Doing

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Radiohead’s “Creep” Played on the Gayageum, a Korean Instrument Dating Back to the 6th Century

Every now and then, we check in on the fascinating musical world of Luna Lee--a musician who performs Western music on the Gayageum, a traditional …

Guitar

Guitar basics: how to solo over a 12-bar blues chord progression

<b>Whether you’re a seasoned improviser or a jam-session novice, you can always refresh those 12-bar blues licks. We get jamming over the staple</b> …