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This starter audiophile system sounds outrageously good for $88

I cover all sorts of audio gear, everything from dirt-cheap subwoofers to extravagantly expensive turntables; there's something for every budget.<p>This time it's a <i>system</i> with a Lepai LP2020TI stereo integrated amplifier that sells for the low, low price of just $38, mated with Dayton Audio B652 Air …

Audiophile

Remove yourself from people search sites and erase your online presence

Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely.<p>There is now a very …

Social Media

Emma Ruth Rundle: “The guitar is so wonderful because there are all these things you can do with it: it’s like developing a landscape”

<b>Emma Ruth Rundle is one of those artists with such a deep-seated, personal aesthetic that it runs like a coal-seam throughout all her work, whether</b> …

Acoustic Guitar

Paul McCartney still imagines how John Lennon would react to his music

"I sometimes will just think, oh right, OK, Beatles session, writing session with John, and I say, ‘What do you think of that?’"<p>Paul McCartney has …

Paul McCartney

Apple Puff Pancake Recipe

"Apples are baked into a breakfast cake. This is so delicious that you don't need to add any syrup. A great alternative to regular …

Recipes

10 Healthy Sheet Pan Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes Flat

If 2017 was the year of the crockpot and Instant pot, then 2018 is the year of the sheet pan. The humble kitchen essential has been considered a …

Recipes

Hey, let's watch Paul McCartney break down classic Beatles songs for 30 minutes

If you’ve got 30 minutes to spare today, there are worse ways to spend it than by watching Paul McCartney give <i>GQ</i> the story behind a dozen or so …

Paul McCartney

Pecan Pie Muffins Recipe

"It's hard to believe there are only five ingredients in these wonderful little muffins! The brown sugar makes them taste like pecan …

Baking

What is the 500 Rule in Photography?

If you’re into night sky photography in any way then it’s only a matter of time before you run across somebody talking about the “500 Rule” – …

Shutter Speed

How to choose the right guitar chords for your sound

Don't Miss<p><b>There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating luscious, colourful chords. With so many choices, it can be hard to know where to</b> …

Electric Guitar

The Best Way to Get Sand Out of Your Car

Summer calls for long, lazy days spent on the beach. When it’s time to pack up and head home, you may work hard to get every grain of sand off of …

25 flower photography tips for beginners

Now’s the time to improve your flower photos. Spring and summer offer huge potential to shoot stunning plant and flower portraits. Whether it’s in …

How to Make Soloing Sound Cool on Just Two Strings

A favorite approach of mine for thinking outside the box when soloing is to restrict myself to playing on only two adjacent strings, which ultimately …

Antidepressant restores youthful flexibility to aging inhibitory neurons in mice

A new study provides fresh evidence that the decline in the capacity of brain cells to change, called "plasticity," rather than a decline in total …

How to Never Stop Shooting

Never stop shooting. No matter how boring or uninteresting you feel like your life is; there’s always something to shoot! Some practical ideas to …

Street Photography

Whenever I Need To Impress a Southern Mama, This Is The Recipe I Make

If I have learned anything from my time at <i>Southern Living</i>, it is that one does not show up anywhere without a gift. I have learned the value of a …

8 Steps to Great Long Exposure Landscape Photography

In this article I will outline eight steps, that will help visualize what you’ll need to capture beautiful, well-planned, and unique images that …

Best apps to help stop panic and anxiety attacks

(Credit: nito, Shutterstock / nito)<p>Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., afflicting 40 million adults, or 18.1 percent of the population each year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The good news is that anxiety disorders are treatable via …

If You Don't Own Any Of These 35 Genius Products From Amazon, You're Doing Life Wrong

Are you by chance reading this out in public somewhere? On the subway, maybe? In a doctor's office? Good. Look to your left. Now to your right. …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

How to Build a Living Wall with Movable Planters

Plant a vertical garden, and let the automatic watering system keep it thriving.<p>Every project has its benefits, but few projects bring as many …

How Leonard Cohen Employed Biblical Metaphors to Truly Convey the Beauty, Power and Pain of Love

In a brilliantly detailed analysis, the knowledgeable music essayist Polyphonic takes a deep dive into the way in which the late, great Leonard Cohen …

What Cocaine and Weed Do to Memory

"Your memory is really your identity. Your own history, your own desires, your own fears."<p>It’s well accepted that marijuana is associated with changes in memory, and the more you use, the more it could impede your ability to remember.<p>But “memory” is not just one thing, or one process. Some studies …

Get Personal: Why Every Photographer Should Start a Personal Photo Project Now

Some photographers call it a personal project; others, a self-assignment. I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about whether there’s a difference, …

Jason Mraz’s top 5 tips for musicians: "If you can figure out how to lose yourself and entertain someone else at the same time then you’ve found a voice"

<b>Jason Mraz understands the value of balance in life.</b><p>The San Diego-based singer-songwriter divides his time between the stage, the studio and his …

Move Over, Minimalism—These Bohemian Living Rooms Are Bursting With Color

Minimalist home décor might be popular, but there are still some who refuse to trade in colors, textures, and patterns for sleek, monochrome designs. …

Living Rooms

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Jet-setting photographer reveals her top tips for the perfect snap - and why shooting at 'blue hour' is the secret to capturing the perfect city skyline

For many people, one of the most important parts of travelling is making sure they have gorgeous photos.<p>Unfortunately, if people are travelling alone …

Learn How to Photograph the Milky Way

Have you ever tried to photograph the Milky Way, but your photographs appear blurry, too dark, or too noisy? Well, watch this video by Mike Perea to …