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Easy guitar theory: extended chords

<b>Last time we saw how major and minor chords (called ‘triads’) are made of three major scale notes. Triads are made of stacked 3rd intervals - simply</b> …

Electric Guitar

31 Life-Changing Products On Amazon You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

FOMO is one of the weirder, more annoying side effects of social media usage (that and getting friend requested by your parents). But it can also …

Shopping

Spring has Arrived: 15 Beautiful Images to Welcome Spring

As of writing this, spring is quickly arriving in many corners of the world. That means it’s time to pack away winter clothes and take out shorts and …

Photography

Keeping Your Photos Safe, Part 1: Don’t Touch Anything!

I’m going to get right to the point. Your photo archive is in danger, and you may very well be at risk of losing everything. Be afraid. Be … very … …

Nature Photography

13 of the Most Controversial Books of All Time

Despite the heated controversy surrounding these lightning-rod books, they continue to live on in hearts, minds, and libraries around the …

Books

How to Make a Portrait Backdrop for $5 with Dollar Store Items

Professional portrait backdrops can cost over $1,000 apiece. If you’d like to get creative without getting broke, photographer Jessica Kobeissi has a …

Photography

The Secret Reason Some People Are Never Happy (and What to Do About It)

My friends and I like to play a game we call "pennies from heaven." It's very simple: Pinpoint a sum of money you believe could come to you out of …

Happiness

Why Writing by Hand Could Make You Smarter

Have you ever tried to read your physician’s prescriptions? Children increasingly print their writing because they don’t know cursive or theirs is …

The Brain

So I Said to My Amygdala...

Turning the tables on your traitorous guard at the gate<p>I like to occasionally refresh memories and acquaint newcomers of just what it is we are …

Amygdala

Capture Stunning Photos using Selective Focus

For many, spring is finally beginning to emerge and the earth is coming back to life. The flowers and plant life of spring are perfect for practicing …

Landscape Photography

A Nice Graphic on The Relationship between Learning and The Brain

The human brain, that mysterious black box which has amazed scientists for centuries, has now started to come to the sunshine as more and more …

The Secret to Creativity, Intelligence, and Scientific Thinking: Being Able to Make Connections

When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account a while back, it got me thinking. <b>The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets</b>, which seems …

The Neurological Similarities Between Successful Writers And The Mentally Ill

Knowing his wife was upset with him for spending more time with his typewriter than with her, F. Scott Fitzgerald hatched a plan. He wasn’t proud of …

How Brains See Music as Language

A new Johns Hopkins study looks at the neuroscience of jazz and the power of improvisation.<p>For the better part of the past decade, Mark Kirby has been pouring drinks and booking gigs at the 55 Bar in New York City's Greenwich Village.<p>The cozy dive bar is a neighborhood staple for live jazz that …

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> The nine vagal maneuvers featured in each …

Yoga

What Is Mindfulness and How Does It Work?

It is readily arguable that the single most significant development in mental health practice since the turn of the millennium has been the …

Mindfulness

There's New Evidence That Music Lessons Boost Kids' Cognitive Skills

Dutch schoolchildren reported higher scores on several key tests if they took supplemental music lessons.Evidence has been building that music …

Flute

Study: Being forgetful can actually make you smarter

You can relax if remembering everything is not your strong suit. Recent research makes the case that being forgetful can be a strength — in fact, …

The Brain

Psychological Science says Trump is a Four Year Old

It’s quite impossible to watch president Trump for any length of time and remain unperturbed. He possesses what psychoanalysts call "high …

Psychology

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Kim Jong-un

Our "Little Brain" Plays a Big Role in Coping with Distress

In 1504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the human brain and coined the term "cerebellum" (Latin for little brain) after he identified two …

Neurology

Video Lesson: Cultivate Your Standalone Guitar Skills

Bill EvansMarch 17, 2018<p><b>From the May 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM LEVY</b><p>The acoustic guitar really is a remarkable instrument. In the most …

How to Not Cure Your Panic Attacks

The things that have helped me the most in the midst of severe panic attacks have not been attempts to "cure" the attacks, but to reframe the narrative of what I'm experiencing.<p>If you google "panic attack cure," you get more than 1.5 million results. There are breathing techniques, herbal cures, …

Time I

How to Stop Panic Attacks and Anxiety Without Medication

There’s a great deal of interest in how to stop panic attacks and anxiety without medication nowadays. In the main, sufferers just don’t want to be …

Three Books I Would Recommend For Managing Fear and Anxiety

These three books can be quite helpful if you would like to learn more about—or manage your own—fear and anxiety.<p>source:Amazon.com<p>Brantley, J. …

Mindfulness

13 Tips For Handling Panic Attacks, Shared By Redditors Who Experience Them

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, roughly six million adults in the U.S. suffer from panic disorder, and women are …

How to Manage Anxiety Without Dumping It on the People You Love

In my experience, shared neuroses are as good of a bonding agent as shared interests. Some of my favorite relationships have solidified as a result …

12 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoons

How you end your workweek will not only have a huge impact on how productive you are the following week, but also may determine how relaxed you are …

Productivity

John Lennon-Style Fingerpicking

John Lennon made a lot of beautiful music with only a handful of chords and this simple, one-bar fingerpicking pattern. Investigate how he was able …