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George Lakoff says this is how Trump uses words to con the public

President Donald Trump has "turned words into weapons" -- and journalists are providing additional ammunition.<p>That's according to Trump critic George Lakoff, a renowned linguist and professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. Lakoff wrote in a recent article for the Guardian …

Donald Trump

How to Master the Pentatonic Scale on the Entire Fretboard

9<p>SHARES<p>Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong?" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger …

Electric Guitar

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

An introduction to the writer’s library.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at</i> …

Writing

The U.S. ‘Six Party System’ 3.0: Revising the Hypothesis Again

<b>By Carl Davidson</b><p><i>Keep on Keepin’ On</i><p>“Successful strategic thinking starts with gaining knowledge, particular gaining adequate knowledge of the big …

Middle-class

Beautiful chart shows how the English alphabet evolved

Matt Baker from UsefulCharts.com made a detailed poster and video of how the English alphabet evolved over the last 4,000 years, but his elegant and …

Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life

<b>Here’s a tip that my mentor told me a few years ago before I started my most recent role and it CHANGED. MY. LIFE.</b><p><b>I report to the CEO</b> of the company …

Even if you clear your history, Google has a record of all of your search activity — here's how to delete it

YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there's a new hack to worry about.<p>This ever-expanding list has many people realizing their personal information is less secure than they thought. Consumers are looking for ways to limit their online exposure and take proactive measures to …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Climate Change

The Best Spotify Playlists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

The act of listening to music is pretty straightforward, but being a dedicated music fan takes a lot of work, because it requires answers to many questions: What’s the best way to listen to your music? How do you keep up with what’s current in music? How do you discover new music?<p>With the rise of …

7 types of words you need to stop capitalizing

Look, I don’t want to rain on NASA’s interplanetary parade.<p>In 2014, NASA scientists <b>did</b> send the new Orion spacecraft 3,604 miles beyond Earth as they …

The Chainsmokers Win Back EDM Fans With Their Impressive Ultra Performance

Ever since The Chainsmokers dropped their ‘Memories…Do Not Open' album, EDM fans have been wondering whether or not The Chainsmokers were a rock, …

Xue and now-husband Ye were photographed together as teenagers in the Chinese town of Qingdao – and didn’t find out until after they married<p>Two strangers pose for a photo at the exact same spot, in front of a towering red sculpture in a town square in China. By mere chance they appear in the same …

China

6 Gmail tips, tricks, and hacks to help you master your email

Have you ever accidentally sent a damning email to someone that you <i>intended</i> to save for the rest of time as a draft? Or made a friend audibly gasp at …

Productivity

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Clever Ways to Conjure Haunting, Mysterious Melodies

543<p>SHARES<p>In the April 2015 issue of <i>Guitar World,</i> I showed you how to combine D major (D F# A) and E minor (E G B) triads to generate two appealing …

Electric Guitar

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Fretboard | LESSON

684<p>SHARES<p>Ever feel a little out of touch or just plain lost on certain parts of the guitar fingerboard? You’re certainly not alone. Consider this: A …

I’ll Need Your Café’s Wi-Fi Password Because I’m Working on My Novel Today

Hi there. Good afternoon. Oh, gosh, I can’t believe it’s already the <i>afternoon!</i> The plan was to wake up early and be here by 9 <i>A.M.</i> to get to work on my novel. That’s right, a novel. I’m writing a novel, and it’s going to have characters, conflict, dénouement—all that stuff. Wow, it feels so good to …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

The Wheel of Feelings

Feeling a certain way, but not quite sure of the best word for it? The wheel of feelings is a literary (or thereapeutic) tool for lending precision …

Breaking Bad became one of the best TV shows ever by borrowing a trick from Shakespeare

The show balanced improvisation and careful planning thanks to its overarching structure.<p>Much has been made of the way the writers of <i>Breaking Bad</i> <i>—</i> which debuted to modest ratings on January 20, 2008, before growing into one of the defining shows of its era — wrote themselves into corners, before …

Can You Make It Through This Post Without Wanting To Be A Healthyish Person?

Just some bullet journal ideas to help create the ILLUSION OF PRODUCTIVITY.<p>BTW, the idea here is to get inspiration for layouts to track your own personal health goals — not to copy anyone's individual plans. What works for one bullet journalist might not work for you, so definitely consult with a …

Diets

The 50 Best Children’s Books of the Last 10 Years

Modern classics that help kids laugh, learn, think, imagine, dream, see, and embrace the world around them in new ways.<p>The best children’s books have …

Books

The Blues in Jazz: Using the Classic 12-bar Form to Learn Bebop Improv

Bill EvansJanuary 13, 2018<p><b>From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY SEAN MCGOWAN</b><p>In a sense, the genres of jazz and blues grew up together …

Disney just explained some of the biggest secrets in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

The last <i>Star Wars</i> movie premiered a few days before Christmas, conquering the box office on opening weekend and in the weeks that followed. <i>The Last</i> …

Google | The Next Web

All stories in Google<p>Why we should collectively worry about Facebook and Google owning our data<p>why should we care about companies having a lot of data on us? Because it makes large numbers of us vulnerable to exploitation ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>Report: Google Play Music will be killed off and replaced …

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

Whiskey

OBEY’s founder on how to make an image the whole world sees

As the creative force behind the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, Shepard Fairey is, to put it frankly, single-handedly responsible for one of the most iconic political images in modern history. Consisting of a stylised, stencil drawing of the young Democratic nominee staring resolutely into the …

Music theory primer: understanding notes, intervals, scales and chords

<b>There can be little doubt that understanding how music works can help you to make better music; or, at the very least, make things easier when you’re</b> …

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

I kicked my smartphone addiction by retraining my brain to enjoy being bored

As an only child who grew up before the rise of the Internet, boredom was my constant companion. Summers were an endless stretch of riding my bike around town, reading, and staring up into the sky, imagining stories that I later wrote into my tattered journals.<p>This tendency toward unscheduled …