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Where Did The Unique Style Of Botswana's Guitarists Come From? Nobody Seems To Know

As YouTube videos go, a 2009 clip entitled "Botswana Music Guitar - Ronnie - 'Happy New Year' " is not the most visually arresting — just a static shot of a man sitting in front of a cinderblock wall and cradling a battered acoustic guitar, while behind him a second person, in a blue work shirt and …

Guitar

Shooting a Day-to-Night Timelapse the Cheap and Easy Way

Shooting a day-to-night time-lapse doesn’t have to be hard. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create one of these “holy grail” timelapses the …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Workouts

Build Muscle With the Pushup Challenge

The pushup is a classic move and one of the best things you can do to hit your chest, shoulders, arms, and core in one swoop.<p>If you get your pushup …

A strange and beautiful sunset is happening in New York City this week — here's how to see it

Twice each summer, the sun, Earth, and monuments of human industry create a spectacle of light in New York City called "Manhattanhenge."<p>On four days — two before the summer solstice and two after — the sunset aligns perfectly with the city's gridded streets. The phenomenon's name is a portmanteau …

New York City

​These 25 Moves Will Give You Rock-Hard Abs

What you truly need for a shredded core<p>When it comes to getting rock-hard abs, planks and crunches just won't cut it. The Anarchy Abs Workout, created by Andy Speer, is all about training your abs through various types of movement, guaranteed to challenge your core in ways you haven't experienced …

50 Things to Grill in Foil

Try a new cookout dish: Food Network Magazine created dozens of fun and easy foil packs.<p>Charles Masters<p><b>How to make a foil packet:</b><br>1. Lay a large sheet …

45-Minute Calorie-Torching Tabata Workout

This 45-minute workout is one of our hardest, but Equinox Tabata instructor Raneir Pollard's infectious energy will inspire you to push past your limits. Tabata is a form of HIIT (high-intensity interval training) that alternates between 20 seconds of intense bursts of work and 10 seconds of rest …

5 Rippin Blues Guitar Licks for Your Arsenal

Every guitar player has an arsenal of go-to licks for the various genres they play. These are five of my favorite licks of the blues variety that …

Electric Guitar

5 essential blues guitar turnaround solos

<b>When you're looking to refresh your blues vocabulary, you can turn things around with these characteristic and enduring motifs</b><p>One of the staples of …

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

How to Play—and Use—Blues Double-Stops

In this new video, Sean Daniel and Ian Stich take on double-stops, which are prevalent in blues soloing. As Ian explains, it involves knowing your …

Louis Vuitton Portable Whiskey Bar

If you're serious about whiskey, but often find yourself beyond the reach of your personal collection, this Louis Vuitton Portable Whiskey Bar …

Framebridge

Chances are you already have a stockpile of frame-worthy pictures trapped on your phone for eternity. Get those photos out of storage and onto your …

Stanley Adventure Cocktail Set

Just because you're hiking, camping, or otherwise enjoying nature doesn't mean you can't also enjoy a good drink. This Stanley Adventure Cocktail Set …

Raspberry Pi Tube Amp

Raspberry Pi's combination of small size, versatility, and affordability has led to a number of interesting projects. The Raspberry Pi Tube Amp is …

The 22 best documentaries on UK Netflix

From killer whales and dinosaurs to Banksy and Cobain, UK Netflix has a lot of treasure in its documentary vaults. <i>Empire</i> have chosen (<b>in no</b> …

Little India in the East Village: a Thumbnail History

Two restaurants ablaze with tiny colored lights stand at the top of a steep staircase. Perched above on a platform like characters from Shakespeare, two gentlemen in ties and waistcoats launch into their dialog as soon as they spot someone passing at the foot of the stairs. "This place is the very …

Spark Sleeping Bag

The Spark SPI minimal sleeping bag by Sea to Summit is ideal for adventurers that need to pack light. The Spark has changed adventure traveling …

churros

Prior to a few months ago, the full extent of my understanding of churros was:<p>They’re long cake dougnuts.<br>• They must be very difficult to make or they …

Dessert

This Interactive Poster Lets You Show Off All the Beers You’ve Tried

Thanks to the explosion of craft brewing, the number of beers and beer styles out there can be tough to wrap your head around. Keeping track of what …

5 Stovetop Steak Recipes for When It's Too Cold to Grill

There's no beating a juicy, charred steak that's been kissed by live fire on the grill. But when temperatures drop below freezing, the idea of …

Scientists Find the Exercise and Diet Sweet Spot for Gaining Muscle, Losing Fat

Holy GrailThe exercise and diet sweet spot to build muscle, lose fat.Scientists have found the perfect balance of exercise and diet to achieve one of …

Exercise

Why Deadlifts Are Worth the Hype, and How to Do Them Safely

Deadlifts: you either love ‘em or are afraid of ‘em. To the casual eye, they look like a great way to throw out your back (and you can if you have …

Muscle

Taylor Stitch Moto Boot

The search has ended for your next pair of boots. Taylor Stitch teamed up with Rancourt in Maine to bring back the already popular Moto Boots. But …

Wove Band

Most smart watches thus far have tried to mimic the design of traditional timepieces. The Wove Band says to hell with all that, instead using Polyera …

HP Envy

More and more people are turning to laptops as their only computer. So if you're going to get a desktop, you might as well go all-out. The HP Envy …

Suunto Kailash Watch

Suunto makes plenty of watches for those who adventure around their home. The Suunto Kailash Watch is made for those who adventure around the world. …