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Ten Things To Remove From Your Resume -- Immediately

Dear Liz,<p>I was contacted two weeks ago by a headhunter, “Adam.” He wanted to talk to me about a job opening he’s working on with a well-known employer in our town.<p>I talked to Adam by phone and then I sent him my resume. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. Adam told me a few days later that the …

Want to Knock 'em Dead in Nashville? Learn These 20 Tasty Country Licks

Exploring the world of country guitar is a diverse and exciting journey, one from which a guitarist of any background can benefit, while having …

12 of the most spectacular hikes in California

Mt. Whitney<p>Michael Shainblum<p>If you don’t have time for the John Muir trail you can still summit Mt. Whitney since the peak is accessible via a …

14 Incredible Swimming Holes in Northern California

There are so many great rivers, lakes, and ponds to escape to in Northern California, but these hidden gems stand out beyond the rest.<p>Jump from …

Hiking

Scale Sequences: 15 Hot Patterns That Will Fire Up Your Solos

If you’re a guitarist who loves to practice, you’re probably well acquainted with a scale sequence or two.But if you think they’re best left for the …

Electric Guitar

How to Build Your First Amplifier

In this tutorial we are going to build an amplifier circuit. We are going to accomplish this via the venerable LM386 integrated circuit (IC) …

What I learned during a 6-month hike on the Appalachian Trail

The sun beat down on the narrow wooden boardwalk. On either side, lush, impenetrable foliage hummed with insects and birdsong. It was sweltering — a cloying, sultry, sticky heat more appropriate for primordial jungles than for Western Massachusetts. And yet I was wearing almost every stitch of …

Here’s How to Start the Pacific Crest Trail

After the hikers unload their backpacks from the van, sign the trail registry book at the Campo trailhead, and take pictures in front of the monument, Bob Riess gives them coffee and bagels and gathers them together for a few final words. <b></b>“I say, ‘The true gravity of this situation will become …

How Music Makes You Smarter, Stronger, and Might Save Your Life

Your favorite songs aren’t just hummable, they’re healthy<p>The opening chords to “Racing in the Street” still makes the hair on my arms stand up.<p>I first heard Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform this song 31 years ago, so nostalgia is a factor, no doubt. But every time I hear it, I’m …

New iPhone App Helps You Discover Outdoor Adventures

Have you ever visited a new destination and found yourself unsure of what kind of opportunities for outdoor adventure existed there? Wouldn’t it be …

A Sacred Lake High Atop a Volcano

<b>Where on Earth?</b><br>Crater Lake, Oregon<br>GPS Coordinates: 42.95°N 122.10°W<p>High amid the pine forests of southern Oregon, deep in the Cascade Mountains, lies …

National Parks

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

How to Improve Your Picking Technique

First of all let’s make a distinction between improving your <i>picking</i> and improving your <i>picking technique:</i><p>If you want to improve your <i>picking</i> then this …

National Geographic Travel

How to Build Survival Shelter: Getting Yourself Out of the Elements in a Pinch

Where wilderness survival is concerned, there are a few key concerns that most people agree are critical to survival: <b>food, water, and shelter.</b> …

Off-grid

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

(Photo: official U.S. Navy page)<i>Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution?”</i> …

How To Tie The Only Five Knots You'll Ever Need

There's a million different knots for doing a million different things. But, these five are easy-to-learn, easy-to-tie and accomplish 99 percent of …

Bahia Honda State Park: Beaches, Snorkeling and Camping in the Keys

<b>By Carlos Harrison</b><p>Bahia Honda State Park can boast that it was the first-ever Florida site to make #1 on Dr. Beach's famous "Best Beaches" list. That …

30 Quinoa Recipes for Weight Loss

Quinoa may be a “health food,” but that doesn’t mean you will lose weight every time you use the grain. Yes, the grain is packed with protein and …

Forillon National Park

Travel<p><b>Location: Quebec<br>Date Established: 1970<br>Size: 59,305 acres</b><p>Depending on your perspective, Forillon marks either the beginning or the end of the Canadian portion of the International Appalachian Trail. Much of the park is pure mountain wilderness, with remarkable hiking trails that skirt seaside …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Making Moonshine In A Homebuilt Reflux Still [Video]

Hackett distills some drinkable biofuel<p>In times of chaos, alcohol is a rare commodity that has universally recognized value. It can fuel engines, clean wounds, and ease social interaction. It’s also shockingly easy to make.<p>The first step is fermentation. Yeast cells are not good planners. If you …

Alcohol

Top 10 Marketing Books of 2014

Every entrepreneur should read these groundbreaking books on how to market yourself, your product, and your company.<p>My previous posts have identified the Top 10 Business Books of 2014 and the 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014. In this post, I turn to marketing, where it's been a <i>very</i> good year, …

DIY Vacuum Tube Analog Spring Reverb – The Wave

<b>MOD Kits DIY</b> has introduced <b>The Wave</b>, a stand-alone, tube-driven analog spring reverb unit kit.<p>The Wave can be used in front of your guitar amp or as …