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Treehouse | Romantic Cottage in New England

An intimate resort cottage set high in the trees<p>A Connecticut hideaway suspended 35 feet above the forest floor, Treehouse is a childhood fantasy …

New England

3-Ingredient Natural Weed Killer That Really Works

Even if you're not a savvy environmentalist, you probably know that contaminating your yard with nasty chemicals isn't a good idea, especially if you have kids, pets, or an edible garden nearby. Here's an easy-to-make weed killer that won't hurt the earth but will stop the weeds from growing. All …

Gardening

The truth about fasting: Does the 72-hour water fast really work? We tried it and the results were surprising

W hat it would be like if you had no food for three days? No coffee, no juice, no supplements. Just plain old water. Well, let me tell you...<p>First of …

Wellness

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

If software has eaten the world, then agile has eaten the software world. While initially designed to improve the responsiveness of software development teams, more recently agile has become the default team-based operational model for companies big and small, across industries and sectors, with …

Project Management

People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO

CEOs know that they depend on their company’s human resources to achieve success. Businesses don’t create value; people do. But if you peel back the layers at the vast majority of companies, you find CEOs who are distanced from and often dissatisfied with their chief human resources officers …

Management

Make This Tweak to Your Plank If You Really Want to Transform Your Abs

Planks are one of the best exercises you can do if you're looking to strengthen and sculpt your midsection. If you've already mastered the elbow plank and the side plank, try this variation to really fire up your abs. Here's how to do it:<p>Start face down on the floor resting on your forearms and …

Workouts

The Roots of Progressive Metal in 11 Songs

From Jethro Tull to Rush and beyond, here are the albums that led to the prog-metal movement.Continue reading…

This hidden Apple Watch stat tells you whether to exercise or rest

Imagine if your Apple Watch could tell you which days were best for you to do a workout, and what kind of workout you should do. Well it can, sort of, thanks to a hidden feature that few people have yet discovered or know how to use.<p>Heart rate variability, or HRV, is a new metric that reveals your …

8 Bodyweight Exercises That You've Never Heard Of

The most common reason to skip a workout is lack of time but with these eight bodyweight moves, an awesome pump can be achieved right in your bedroom.<p>…

What's the Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything?

The Standard Model. What a dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Going the Distance: A Crash Course in Intervals

500<p>SHARES<p>In music theory, the term <i>interval</i> is used to measure the distance between two notes, like an inch, mile or light year with objects. Our …

Easy guitar theory: non-diatonic chords

<b>Give your chord progressions colour and flair by introducing a handful of ‘out of key’ notes.</b><p>We’ve previously looked at diatonic chords, ie, chords …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

10 Netflix Hidden Gems To Add To Your Watch List

Image: Magnolia Pictures<p>I get paralysed by too many choices. Most nights when I flick on Netflix, if I am not already deep in a series, I just sit …

Learning the David Gilmour Bend

598<p>SHARES<p>Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Italian Food

Apple outlines key features to look for when upgrading from AirPort devices

Now that Apple’s AirPort line is dead, Apple has now published a new support document detailing what customers should be looking for when upgrading from their existing AirPort devices.<p>While Apple’s AirPort devices never support mesh networking, Apple recommends using such a setup if you have a …

Eleven Bands Keeping Texas Rock Heavy

The Well, photo by Rob HilkerFrom the 13th Floor Elevators’ sun-damaged psych, Josefus’ soulful heavy blues, and ZZ Top’s lascivious boogie rock all …

What Is Intermittent Fasting? Here's Everything You Need to Know

Get the facts about the popular weight-loss method.<p>If eating is #life, intermittent fasting might not be for you. Instead of waking up and eating …

Get More Done With the Rule of 3 | The Art of Manliness

Towards the tail end of 2016, my productivity took a big leap forward. The first catalyst was taking a few weeks to diligently track my time, and …

Productivity

Decider

From the creator of 'Superjail!', this mocking take on every sports trope out there has a surprising amount of heart.

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

Tiki Taane's dramatic body makeover in just eight weeks stun triallist

A fitness craze new to New Zealand is being touted as the fastest way to shed kilos and tone up in the shortest amount of time.<p>A group of locals …

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Management

What Guitarists Get Wrong When They Play AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds"

In this old <i>Guitar World</i> favorite, former GW music editor Matt Scharfglass shows you the right way to play AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds."<p>As it turns out, many …

See just how awesome Apple Pencil can be in Notes

Apple is making sure new iPad owners know all about the tablet’s new tricks with its series of educational how-to videos that keep coming out with updates.<p>Hot on the heels of yesterday’s new how-to videos, Apple has published a new video showing how to use Apple Pencil on the new iPad to draw …

How to keep your old videos, music, and photos safe forever

How to digitize your media.<p>The computer age has transformed everything from the way we capture precious moments to the way we watch movies. We've switched from film photos to digital images, VHS tapes to streaming videos, vinyl to music files...you get the picture. However, before we owned …

Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As long as consumers have problems, they will always search for solutions. People will always look for better, faster and smarter ways to accomplish everyday tasks. And fortunately for entrepreneurs, there are still lots of …

Entrepreneurship

How to Play Robin Trower's "Bridge of Sighs"

Explore the finer points of this dense, swirling piece of Jimi Hendrix-inspired magic.<p>In the spring of 1974, former Procul Harum guitarist Robin …

Guitar

How to Learn So It Really Sticks | The Art of Manliness Podcast

When you study for a test or you’re trying to learn a new skill, what’s your typical approach? If you’re like most people, you might repeat facts …