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10 FAQ About Learning Guitar

Interested in picking up your first guitar? If you’re reading this article, you’ve already taken the first step in beginning a fruitful musical …

Guitar

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Kingsford

Recipes

How To Get Started Grilling - Tip and Tricks

So you’re ready to master the fine art of grilling, but you may have some questions about what you will need to get started.<p>Well, luckily for you, I …

BBQ

Standard Guitar Tuning – How To Tune Your Guitar To The Right Notes

Find out how to tune your guitar using standard guitar tuning by following the steps below.<p>Standard Guitar Tuning – String Notes<p>Standard Guitar …

Guitar

Five Mags: The Art of Analogue Film

MagMaker / December 17, 2014<p>Why shoot on film? Anyone with either an entry-level DSLR or smartphone camera can snap some beautiful shots and share …

The Best Winter Running Essentials of 2014

Don't quit running because of a little snow and ice and numbing temperatures and potential frostbite! At least, not when you have this season's best running gear to aid you. Take a look at these nine essentials–and get out there!<p>Pearl Izumi Ultra Thermal Arm Wamers<p>Pearl Izumi’s no-slip Ultra …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>(Photo by Alison Gootee)<p><b>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather</b> family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of …

King of click: the story of the greatest keyboard ever made

The first thing you notice about the IBM Model M keyboard, when you finally get your hands on it, is its size. After years of tapping chiclet keys and glass screens on two- and three-pound devices, hefting five pounds of plastic and metal (including a thick steel plate) is slightly intimidating. …

You Can Train Your Brain to Crave Healthy Food

Fact: Most diets don't work.<p>A survey done by <i>The Council on Size and Weight Discrimination</i> found that 95 percent of folks who went on a diet regained all the weight they lost in one to five years. This might be because success (and weight loss) depends soley on our own self-control. Or it might be …

Healthy Eating

The Rise Of Open Source Hardware

Hardware has always lagged behind software in the open source movement. But one website is beginning to change that.<p>Emile Petrone founded Tindie for selfish reasons. “The basic idea was that there wasn’t a marketplace for the things I was interested in,” he says. At the time, those things were his …

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

How to Make Hard Cider - Real Food

<i>Learn how to make hard cider. You can make delicious, intoxicating hard cider at home with this simple process.</i><p>How to Make Hard Cider<p>Brewing hard …

Alcohol

Jimmy Page’s Greatest Guitar Solos

When the Edge and Jack White stare at another guitar player like wide-eyed teenage fanboys, that player must have some serious mojo — Rock of …

Guitar

Guitar Strumming 101

[lollum_dropcap]C[/lollum_dropcap]lear and consistent guitar strumming is an important skill to master for any beginning player. You can have all the …

New “Tile” Patio Floor Reveal!

Well, we finally finished staining our concrete patio to look like tile!<p>This was is what our concrete patio looked like before.<p>Dull and dirty.<p>It …

Why Nerdy White Guys Who Love the Blues Are Obsessed With a Wisconsin Chair Factory

In the 2001 movie “Ghost World,” 18-year-old Enid picks up the arm on her turntable, drops the needle in the groove, and plays a song yet another …

Guide to Grilling: Smoking on a Charcoal Kettle Grill

I do a lot of smoking at home, and every now and then I let a good barbecue recipe into my regular grilling routine here. Whenever that happens, I'm almost assured to get at least one comment on how to adapt the recipe for a grill since there are far fewer smoker owners out there than grill owners …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Networking

How to Do Everything. (Well, Almost.)

Learning something new every day just ain't enough, so we rounded up a herd of pros, experts, and autodidacts; interrogated them (gently); and laid down their secrets here. Dig in to our encyclopedic array of do-it-yourself intelligence and discover the right way to climb high, fool fish, brew …

Fly Fishing
Anthropology

Place Training: How to Get Your Dog to Want to Stop Roaming

Time for our young Cooper to learn the fundamentals of steadiness and stillness, patience and quietness. Place is a concept we teach early at Wildrose. This is where we teach a dog to tie out* quietly and stay calmly in a specific spot. These skills are the foundation for a dog that’s civil at …

Pets

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Future Rock: 10 Essential Slides, Scrapes, and Noises

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Explore the limitless world of unorthodox techniques.<br>• Create new and refreshingly musical sounds.<br>• …

Get a Mohu Leaf amplified antenna for $34.99

That's half the regular price of this indoor HDTV helper, which promises a 50-mile range.<p>Now that Aereo is dead, the onus of antenna ownership is back in the hands of individual HDTV owners. (Note: that's you.)<p>In other words, if you want to watch (and possibly record -- see below) local …

Consumer Tech

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

Raspberry Pi

How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android

Save Google Maps for offline access, so you can navigate the roads even when you're off the grid.<p>The moment your phone reads "No service," Google Maps suddenly drops out. That is, unless you've saved your maps for offline access. With this feature, you can store large map areas for guidance, even …

Google

Learn the Screen Printing with Silk-Screening 101

Print your designs on anything you can hang, wear, or tote.<p>Silk-screening (or screen printing) is a great way to personalize your gear. It’s a very basic process that has unlimited outcomes. One of the easiest ways to get a design on almost any surface is to use the photo emulsion process. Once …