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This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

Janelle Monae, ‘Dirty Computer’<p>We Say: Released in tandem with a film of the same name (like <i>Purple Rain</i>) and with music that engages with apocalyptic …

The 50 Best Jazz Bassists Of All Time

In jazz, as in most music, the bass is the bottom line. It’s both part of the rhythmic foundation of the music (along with the drums) and the sonic …

Apple, Influence, and Ive

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Who Killed Jaco Pastorius?

By Pat Jordan<i>GQ,</i> April 1988<p>He was just another bum bleeding to death in an alleyway at four o’clock in the morning. He lay motionless on the …

Grammy 2018 Winners: Full List

The 60th annual Grammy Awards were on Sunday. Here are highlights from the show:<p>• Bruno Mars swept the top categories, winning album, record and song of the year. We rounded up the best and worst moments.<p>• Kendrick Lamar dominated the rap categories and Alessia Cara won best new artist. However, …

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018

Another year and another 365 quotes--the most inspirational things anybody has ever said.<p>Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for …

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work

We are creatures of habit and so are our brains. When we establish routines, we can carry out tasks faster since we don't have to think about the task.<p>Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're …

10 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is made in your liver and has many important functions. For example, it helps keep the walls of your cells flexible and is needed to make …

Young Music Prodigy Improvises a Beautiful Piano Sonata Inspired by Four Notes Pulled Out of a Hat

While appearing on <i>60 Minutes Overtime</i>, 12 year old music prodigy Alma Deutscher asked host Scott Pelley to pull four notes out of a hat, from which …

Who Was Prince in Private?

In his fifty-seven years, Prince mastered the art of control—not merely the show of self-possession but the daily practice of it. The gravitational pull of racial, sexual, spiritual systems did not appear to act on him. In 1981, the questions he posed in “Controversy”—was he black or white, gay or …

Top 10 things for visitors to do in Hong Kong

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Hong Kong , we know better than anyone that time means money. So we'll waste no time getting to the list of the best of Hong Kong.<p>Whether you have a week or a day, mix and match these top city experiences for an unforgettable trip.<p>1. Victoria Harbour, up close<p>The Hong Kong skyline is …

New York's Top 10 Jazz Clubs: Music in Manhattan

Iridum Jazz Club<p>Music Venue<p>©Michaela Pointon / Culture Trip<p>Located in the center of Times Square, The Iridium was home to Les Paul, the inventor of …

Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

Shutter Speed

26 of the Best Trips to Take Right Now

Whether you’re looking to push your physical limits with freediving in British Columbia or just lean back and cast on Montana's greatest river, these trips are guaranteed to help you make the most of summer.<p>26. North Central Minnesota<p>Once scarred by a series of open-pit taconite mines, this region …

Watch Priceless 17-Century Stradivarius and Amati Violins Get Taken for a Test Drive by Professional Violinists

Materials like carbon fiber and Lucite have been making their way into classical stringed instrument design for many years, and we’ve recently seen …

Piano

Our 23 Favorite Vegetarian Recipes of 2016

Vegetarian cooking has thankfully outgrown its niche and has fully entered the mainstream these past few years. It's no longer necessary to hide or …

Cooking

How to Understand Classical Music?

Newbies<p>Join Date<p>Jun 2010<p>Posts<p>3<p>Post Thanks / Like<p>Greetings classical music faithful!<p>I'm trying to get back into classical music, but I need help …

Lao-Tzu’s 10 Ways to Find Happiness And Peace of Mind

Lao-Tzu also known as Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher, and the author of the book Tao Te Ching, which is the base of the religion Taoism. …

Spirituality

Violin Finalists Announced at Harbin’s Schoenfeld String Competition

HARBIN ― The 6 violin finalists have today been announced at the 2016 <b>Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition</b>, in Harbin, China – …

South Korea

First time Shanghai: discovering the best of the city

From the rickety charm of the Old Town to the space-age architecture of Pǔdōng, Shanghai is a city that's hard to pin down. For first-timers it can be as daunting as the vertigo-inducing views from its skyscrapers and as challenging as trying to eat <i>xiǎolóngbāo</i> (soup dumplings) without ruining your …

Airports

The Life-Changing Magic Of Practicing Yoga

<i>This is a guest post by the daughter of Steve Denning, Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a millennial perspective. The views expressed here are her own.</i><p>When did life get so busy? Most leaders — both actual and aspiring — in most fields work punishing hours. Work follows us …

Guest Review: Pioneer XDP-100R DAP

Disclaimer: Michael sent us his guest review of the Pioneer XDP-100R DAP. I haven’t have the pleasure of listening to this DAP myself. The …

Audiophile

These Photos Transform Shanghai Into A Real-Life Gothic City

Architect and photographer Amey Kandalgaonkar’s series, ‘Dark Deco,’ transforms China’s emerging financial hub into a real-life Gotham City.<p>“The architecture in Shanghai is very similar to the architecture in New York: it’s chaotic, and you see a mix of a lot of different styles,” says photographer …

New England's best hikes

The best part about hiking in New England? The sheer diversity. Stroll along the rugged Maine coast, scramble up a sheer cliff on iron rungs, follow a stream to a gorge-carving waterfall or huff-and-puff to the top of New England’s highest peak where the weather is notoriously wild.<p>Two classic …

In the Morning

This Two-Year-Old Motorcycle Racer Is The Cutest Thing You'll See All Day

If there is one thing I regret in life, it’s that I didn’t start riding a motorcycle or learning to drive well until my 20s. Fortunately, that won’t …