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Make Your Own "audiophile" Quality Speaker Cables!

Introduction: Make Your Own "audiophile" Quality Speaker Cables!<p>About: I'm a university student from the good ol' USA! I'm studying Electrical …

Freeware Guitar To MIDI VST/AU Plugin By Migic Music

Migic Music has introduced a free beta version of <b>MiGiC</b>, a guitar to MIDI conversion software in VST/AU plugin format for 32-bit & 64-bit plugin hosts …

The Internet’s Most-Read Stories, All In One Chart

What does the Internet think about? More than just cats and Kim Kardashian, according to this interactive visualization. Funders and Founders crunched data from Ahrefs Content Explorer, which finds shared content on any topic, to unearth the most-shared articles from each top English-language media …

How'd They Get That Sound? Studio Tricks on 6 Famous Records

Whether it's cutting up the speaker in a guitar amp, using a cassette recorder to make an acoustic guitar sound electric, or slamming a mixing …

8 Nonalcoholic Drinks That'll Satisfy When You're Craving a Cocktail

When I first got pregnant, everyone I told reacted with the same two questions. First: "How are you feeling?" And second: "Wait...don't you <i>drink</i> for a living?<p>For my first few years working for Serious Eats, I kinda did. I wrote about wine and beer and edited everything drinkable: posts about …

How to Hack Loyalty Programs for Free Hotel Stays

Thanks to the internet, frequent flyer mile programs are becoming the normal for most travelers. But for some reason, using hotel loyalty programs to earn points towards free hotel stays, room upgrades and free breakfast, is not common practice for many budget-minded vacationers.<p>If you fall into …

Hospitality

Here's Some Cool Stuff Bastl Instruments Modular Showed Us

Hand-built in the Czech Republic, Bastl Instruments are something special.<p>And tonight in Berlin, the Bastl Instruments creators showed their new …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

This Chart Shows How Long It Takes to Get from an Airport to the City

If you're on vacation, it's always a bit of a crapshoot as to how long it takes to get from the airport to the city. Over on FiveThirtyEight, they …

Transit

Train Like a Superhero

Training is not just hard physically, it's hard mentally. We all know that training our bodies is the right thing to do, it's sticking to it long term or getting inspired enough to even start in the first place that's the tricky bit.<p>Our bodies often trick us and tell us "It's okay" to skip this one …

The 20 Best Memoirs Written By Musicians

Musicians’ memoirs make for an uneven genre. Their authors often struggle to enliven the music business refrains of success, excess and addiction …

GROUP TEST: Entry level Studio Monitors for DJs

READ THIS FIRST | GLOSSARY | THE GROUP TEST<p>An Important Introduction from Mark Settle<p>Pro audio is a minefield. At one end, it is governed by pure …

Detox Your Beauty Routine With 10 Paraben-Free Products

Put the lipstick down, ladies, and read this first. We’re not trying to be the voice of doom here, but since the ’50s, parabens have been widely used in water-based products (like makeup!) to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. #YUCK. These preservatives are known hormone disruptors — in other …

Diabetes Patients Are Hacking Their Way Toward a Bionic Pancreas

When 4-year-old Evan Costik was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, his father began sleeping on the floor beside his bed. Every hour or two, John woke …

2014 Readers Poll Results

The Pitchfork/Dissolve Readers Poll features your picks for the best (and worst) in the world of music and film. Below, you'll find the musical half 2014 Readers Poll results, including your choices for Top Albums and Top Tracks, along with Most Underrated and Overrated Albums, Best Videos, Best …

On Bass: When Your Go-To Lines Aren’t Enough

<b>Adding simple chords to a bass line can create sonic magic.</b><p>I’ve spent most of my bass-playing life reproducing other people’s bass parts. The older I …

I Lost A Ton Of Weight Doing A DVD Exercise Program, And It Changed My Life

For as long as I can remember, I've been straddling the depressing line between overweight and obese. It's been the greatest challenge of my life in some ways.<p>I finally conquered that challenge, or came close to it, with a very popular program called P90X. Even though there's still plenty more work …

The 20 Best Cover Songs of 2014

A good cover is more than just novelty. The best cover tunes discover something new in their song of choice, or can redefine the listener’s …

Things Are Going Downhill Fast for Uber

Uber’s list of lawsuits is growing—from sexual assault cases to city transportation regulations.<p>Uber, the transportation company looking to conquer a …

How to Read Jazz Chord Changes | Music Theory

One of the most common issues that beginning and intermediate jazz guitarists run into is how to properly read and interpret jazz chord changes.<p>When …

Electric Guitar

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

The 10-Minute, Fat-Burning Jump Rope Workout

Jumping rope can burn as many calories as running (and build some killer muscles), but perhaps the biggest benefit of double dutch is improving …

The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

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Ten Clever Uses for Plain Text Files That Can Increase Your Productivity

When it comes to keeping track of all your text and to-do lists, there's no shortage of apps to choose from, but sometimes the ease and simplicity of …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Portable

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

These go-to exercises are seriously challenging—and seriously awesome.<p>Get ready to revamp your abs strengthening routine. We asked six trainers to share their ultimate move for creating a flat and strong core, and they definitely delivered. Check out their go-to exercises—from dead bugs to body …

The Insanely Tough 10-Pound Dumbbell Workout

Who says iron has to be heavy to get a good workout?<p><i>Men's Health</i> fitness advisor BJ Gaddour can overhead press 100-pound dumbbells and make it look easy. But that doesn't mean he won't use light weights too.<p>"Ten-pound dumbbells can challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system in ways that heavy …

Workouts

The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are …

10 Tips for Fall Fitness

<i>By Andrea Woroch for GalTime.com</i><p>Whether you spent the summer scaling mountains or doing laps in your gym's outdoor pool, exercising outside doesn't have to end when the first leaf drops. In fact, fall is a great time to harvest a new routine to re-energize your workout. Consider the following tips …