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How to Play Jazz Guitar Scales | 10 Scales Every Guitarist Should Know

<i>You don’t have to be a big jazz fan to boost your guitar skills with some jazz techniques. In this guest post, Matt Warnock from</i> …

Electric Guitar

The 12 best albums of 2016 (so far) - Features - Alternative Press

<b>Panic! At The Disco - The Death Of A Bachelor</b><p>How can words even be shaped around this gorgeous album? We’ve seen various sides of Panic!, but <i>The</i> …

How To Make Your DIY Smartphone Projector With A Shoebox

This article looks at how to make a DIY smartphone projector and offers some practical advice to readers.

Here They Are: The 20 Songs You'll Be Listening to All Summer

Because we aren't just playing the hits at our parties.<p>No one can quite agree on what a song of the summer actually is. Technically, the song of the summer is the most commercially successful track between the months of June and September. For example, the technical winner of 2015 wasn't Taylor …

New Music

We've Cracked Panera Bread's Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Trust us: You're going to want to try these ultra-chocolaty treats.<p>Super-sized cookies usually turn out one of two ways: you-might-just-break-a-tooth crunchy, or so cakey they're practically scones. Yet, every batch of Panera Bread's Chocolate Chippers (their term, not ours) turns out chewy and …

These Are the 25 Most Amazing Hotels Across the World

According to TripAdvisor and their many reviews, that is.<p>Let's be honest, your hotel selection can make or break a vacation. Pick a spot with sub-par service, inedible food, an atmosphere that leaves much to be desired, or a lumpy bed and suddenly that's all you can talk about. Because how can you …

The Traveler's Guide to On-the-Go Style

Whether you're exploring the great outdoors or flying across the country, here's what to wear when you're off-duty, unplugged, and out of the office.

Photographer's Travel Date With Wolves Is Completely Surreal

Warning: Do not try this at home. (Or at your local German wolf haven.)<p>For most, wolves are best experienced from a safe distance. A belly-full howl from a faraway, shadowy creature provides ample wolf exposure for the majority. But not all.<p>Cleo Goossens is a photographer based in Eindhoven in the …

Rare Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Go on Display in London

Monroe's collaborations with photographers Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland produced some of the most unforgettable images of her career.<p>Two legendary celebrity photographers are united in their mutual affinity for Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," an exhibition showing at The …

How to Take Better Landscape Photographs - 20 Tips

How do you make your landscape photographs stand out from the crowd?<p>You set up your tripod at some often photographed location. The scenery around …

Landscape Photography

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …


The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

Climbing On Mount Denali

Gardener Sticks Toilet Paper Roll Into Potted Plant For A Great Green Thumb Tip

<i>"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul."</i><p><i>–</i> …


National Geographic Travel

5 Great Beginner Blues Guitar Lessons

Los Angeles-based guitarist and instructor Keith Wyatt has been teaching students since 1978, serving time as the Vice President of Programs for many …


America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

The Simpsons at 30: the 40 funniest quotes

The Simpsons

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’: Read the First Chapter

Read the first chapter of Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ which will be published July 14<p>In 1957, when she was 31 years old, Harper Lee submitted her first attempt at a novel to the publisher J.B. Lippincott.<p>Titled ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ it was set in the ’50s and opened with a woman named Jean …


National Geographic Travel

Best national parks: Eastern United States

National Parks

Beautiful Examples of Landscape Photography

Tobias Richter is no doubt a gifted landscape photographer based on his strikingly majestic images. The German lensman however, often shocks many …

Landscape Photography

Beginner’s Landscape Photography Composition Tip

While visiting the Teton range, I woke up in my cabin near the Snake River right outside the park entrance and saw the opportunity to make some …

Landscape Photography

THE COMPASS: 8 U.S. Campsites that Need to Be on your Bucket List - DICK'S Sporting Goods - 453 AND A HALF

Image: Getty Images / Karen Desjardin<p>Image: Getty Images / Karen Desjardin<p>Deer Haven, Badlands National Park, South Dakota<p>Why: This grassy knoll …


How to Use an ND Filter for Landscape Photography

ND filters have been used by landscape photographers for many years. They’ve evolved over the years to become much better in quality and have found …

Landscape Photography