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The Tremoloa: History's Weirdest Slide Guitar

This monstrosity is the Hawaiian Tremoloa, a strange fretless slide guitar thing produced by the Oscar Schmidt Company in the mid-20th century.<p>Oscar …

Why We Get Embarrassed and How to Overcome It

In 2003, I turned in an extra credit project for my high school business law class. I had perfectly interwoven what was essentially the story of <i>Harry</i> …

Are These the Top 10 Female Guitarists of All Time?!!?

3<p>SHARES<p>As most GuitarWorld.com fans know by now, this site often shares guitar-centric lists that were produced and posted by other news sources, …

Can Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Treat Depression?

<i>This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There is growing evidence that inflammation—already known to be …

Chris Sizemore, multiple personality disorder patient – obituary

Chris Sizemore, who has died 89, was the subject – under an assumed name – of the bestselling psychiatric study The Three Faces of Eve, which documented her treatment for multiple-personality disorder and became a 1957 film starring Joanne Woodward.<p>Chris Sizemore’s story had come to public notice …

7 X-Rated Traditions That Prove History Was Horny As F#@%

Up until the sexual liberation of the 1960s, you probably think our fuddy-duddy ancestors considered the epitome of raciness to be leaving their …

A woman with schizophrenia told us what it's really like to live with incurable hallucinations

That was how she understood the specters that flitted through her room at night, moved things around, and made faces at her from the branches of trees.<p>Raised in the Southern Baptist community of Indian Land, South Carolina, Star Withers used her faith to understand a universe that she said seemed …

Mental Health

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: By Giles Milton.<p>Do you like trivia and strange stories from history? If you do, and you’re looking …

Adolf Hitler

New graphic novel explores the legend of bluesman Robert Johnson

<b>He sold his soul to the devil.</b><p>Long before Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, or Amy Winehouse joined the 27 Club, blues musician …

Watch Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II Play "Motherless Children"

Earlier today, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>—which is, um, renowned for its guitar news—premiered Eric Clapton's new video.<p>The clip, which you can check out …

The Man Who Woke Up One Morning and Forgot How to Read

There are certain skills that, once you learn them, you can reasonably expect to remember forever. Counting, reciting the alphabet, signing your own …

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

Donald Trump outscores Hitler on psychopathic traits test, claims University of Oxford researcher

Donald Trump outscores Adolf Hitler on a test used to determine psychopathic traits, while Hillary Clinton ranks between Napoleon and Nero, a researcher at Oxford University has found.<p>Psychologist Dr Kevin Dutton ranked the psychopathic traits of the US presidential hopefuls and historical figures …

The bizarre psychology of the bronze medal win

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui's memorable stunned-yet-thrilled reaction to winning the bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke final at the Olympic Games in Rio last week made the Internet love her even more.<p>"I was that fast? I am so happy," she ecstatically exclaimed in a post-race interview …

Olympics

Mystery of deja vu solved?

DEJA vu. We’ve all experienced that feeling of a moment within a moment. But now a new theory may explain what’s really happening.

25 Under-the-Radar Albums Every Guitarist Needs to Hear | VIDEO

PHOTO: Jorgen Angel | Getty Images When gutter laureate Charles Bukowski spat out “nobody knows anything,” he certainly wasn’t taking guitarists into …

Charles Bukowski

Life after death ‘confirmed’ by scientists

DEATH is an inevitable consequence of life, but scientists believe they may have found some light at the end of the tunnel.

Afterlife

A Book About Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient Sparks Controversy

Luke Dittrich discusses his account of “Patient H.M.”—and responds to his critics.<p>At the age of seven, Henry Gustav Molaison was involved in an accident that left him with severe epilepsy. Twenty years later, a surgeon named William Scoville tried to cure him by removing parts of his brain. It …

Mental Disorders

Top 25 Bands With Flawless Discographies

​‘Hell or High Water’ Might Be the Best Crime Movie of the Year

The heist thriller about a pair of bank-robbing Texas brothers is as gripping as it is politically minded.<p><i>Hell or High Water</i> opens with a bank robbery and an announcement that this is no ordinary heist thriller—the message "three tours in Iraq, but no bailout for people like us" is shown …

Why Cocaine Turns People into Jerks, a Simple Explanation

We asked a scientist about the physical process that turns nice, normal people into assholes after they've done a couple lines.<p>Cocaine's a funny drug, isn't it? I can't think of any other substance—bar maybe alcohol—with the power to turn a relatively nice, normal human being into an absolute …

'Suicide Is Not Selfish': Author Posts on Death of Robin Williams

Two years ago, the comedian and actor Robin Williams killed himself in his home. The death of a man who created such joy struck millions of people …

SEE IT: From ‘Kashmir’ to ‘Layla,’ a look at the most iconic guitar riffs in rock history

Proving how great the guitar work on "Kashmir" is, the main riff stays relatively the same the entire track and sounds excellent for all eight …

Push-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong!

How to Do Real Push-Ups That Get Results<p>You Probably Suck at Push-Ups<p>If someone says he can do 40 or fewer push-ups in a row, he typically can't …

Workouts

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Comics

'Faceless Recognition System' Can Identify You Even When You Hide Your Face

Researchers have trained neural networks to identify obscured faces with disturbingly high accuracy.<p>With widespread adoption among law enforcement, advertisers, and even churches, face recognition has undoubtedly become one of the biggest threats to privacy out there.<p>By itself, the ability to …