John Leahy

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Mysterious Neolithic monuments and lost prehistoric villages revealed by heatwave dry spell

Two prehistoric villages are among 1,500 lost landmarks which have been discovered in Britain since the heatwave.<p>Historic England has been taking advantage of the exceptionally dry weather to send up reconnaissance planes to hunt for outlines of long-forgotten monuments, buildings and burial …

Archaeology

10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

Weird Chord Shapes That Sound Awesome

Some chord shapes that don't get used very often, but nonetheless offer rich, bold results.

Electric Guitar

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

8 Cognitive Biases That Are Creating the Way You Experience Your Life

The good news is that your life is probably different than how you think it is. Unfortunately, that's the bad news too. As Nobel Prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman says: "The confidence people have in their beliefs is not a measure of the quality of evidence, but of the coherence of the …

Suspended Chords: Liven Up Your Rhythm Playing with Open-Position and Movable Voicings

Noted for their versatility, suspended (or sus) chords are a welcome addition to any player’s repertoire. You can throw them into your arrangements …

Electric Guitar

How to Build a Custom Handcrafted Acoustic Guitar from Start to Finish: The Process Revealed in a Fascinating Documentary

Every serious guitarist learns to set up, repair, and maybe even customize their own instruments. It’s economical and fun and gives players insight …

Acoustic Guitar

Archaeologists discover 2,400-year-old solid gold ‘bongs’ used by Aryan kings to smoke cannabis at ceremonies

<b>Archaeologists have uncovered two 2,400-year-old pure gold ‘bongs’ that were used by Aryan tribal chiefs to smoke cannabis during ceremonies. The</b> …

Archaeology

Guitar Essentials: Barn-Burning Bluegrass Licks

Get ready for some fast, hot picking, because we’re about to take a crash course in bluegrass guitar.<p>Be forewarned, though: this is no sit­ …

Use Chord Partials — And Do More with Less!

The term “chord partials” is a broad umbrella under which you’ll find items like harmonic intervals, shells, double-stops and triple-stops. Many of …

Learn 10 cunning chords that will fill out your guitar sound

<b>Adding a few choice notes to the basic major, minor and powerchords you already know adds flavour and can help fill out your sound.</b><p>Here are 10 tasty …

24 Easy Jazz Chords Every Guitar Player Should Know

If you know your open and barre chords and are looking for something more interesting to add to your arsenal, this lesson will be perfect for …

Four Ways to Visualize the Fretboard

Having a visual sense of the fretboard can help you navigate its entire length as well instantly articulate melodies and phrases when inspiration …

How to Seamlessly Play Pentatonic Scales Over Three Octaves

In this lesson, we are going to expand on my previous lessons—"How to Seamlessly Play Arpeggios Over Three Octaves" and“How to Seamlessly Play 7th …

Electric Guitar

Is Your Guitar Holding You Back?

As you strive to improve as a guitarist, you’ll encounter difficulties that are due to your own ability and some that are the result of your gear. …

Guitar

Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why We Dream, And It's Probably Exactly What You'd Think

Sleep tight.<p>Dreaming is one of the strangest things that happens to us, and for as long as we have been recording history, we have been puzzling over …

Sleep

This Is The Most Common Sexual Fantasy & The Reason Why Is So Fascinating

It can be sort of awkward working up the courage to admit your deepest and, at times, darkest sexual fantasy to anyone other than, well, yourself. …

Amazon Fire TV

The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

<i>A version of this interview ran in 2015.</i><p>Have you ever paid your kid for good grades? Have you driven to school to drop off a forgotten assignment? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two bestselling books —</i> …

Parenting

Guitar Essentials: 22 Classic Blues-Rock Licks You Can Use Right Now

Blues rock is the foundation for all contemporary roots-rock electric guitar styles, pioneered by Cream’s Eric Clapton, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, …

7,000-Year-Old Massacre: 9 Neolithic Outsiders Murdered with Blows to the Head

About 7,000 years ago, the bodies of nine brutally murdered people were dumped into a mass grave on the edge of an ancient farming settlement. While …

Mark Knopfler’s Fingerstyle Finesse

Who needs a pick? Explore the right-hand magic of one of the most influential guitarists from across the pond.

9 Sex Games That Can Help Grow The Passion In Your Relationship

When it comes to romantic relationships, aside from having a strong emotional connection, a physical connection is important, too. If you feel your …

The Classic Blue Öyster Cult Song ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ Played as a Surf Rock Guitar Instrumental

Musician and teacher Bruce Lindquist performed a unique solo cover of the very classic Blue Öyster Cult song “Don’t Fear the Reaper” on separate …

Guitar

Making Room For Desire: Meet Longing with Radical Acceptance

I looked around the hall at all the other meditators, sitting so quietly, with such dignity. Suffering arises from getting caught up in stories and …

Meditation

6 Natural Ways to Boost Libido

Sometimes you want to have sex, know you probably <i>should</i> be having sex, but just...can’t get it together.<p>Don’t worry. It happens to nearly all of us at one point or another. Whether it be lifestyle or hormone changes, stress at work, or lack of time, many things can affect our libidos. The important …

Healing the Pain Within

If you carry pain from difficult and even traumatic experiences, there are many ways in which it can affect you. You might have a terrible sense …

Mindfulness

How a 4th-century Taoist concept is treating anxiety

The concept of non-action might just be the most powerful action to take for curbing anxiety.<br>Read More

Laissez-Faire

3 Ways to Regulate Your Emotions

We do a lot with our emotions, other than just feel them. John Milton wrote of the kingly merits of “reigning” over them. Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray …

Mindfulness

Improve Your Guitar Playing by Giving Your Notes Room to Breathe

Hi, gang!<p>Let's talk about space. Not studio recording space. Sonic space. Your guitar part. We all want to be heard, to stand out, to express …

This Quick Meditation Helps You Let Go of Stress and Sleep

Meditation has been shown to be an effective way to wind down and get to sleep—something that’s especially useful after a harried day of work. …