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Cancun crime wave threatens tourist mecca

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this article did not make clear that Chicago leads the nation in total homicides this year.</i><p>CANCUN, Mexico — Anti-crime activist Teresa Carmona hangs embroidered sheets in a park with details of those killed in this tourist mecca. She started with …

Mexico

How to Break Up With Someone and Still Be Respectful

There's no two ways about it: Ending a relationship sucks, and it's hard to know exactly how to break up with someone while causing minimum damage. But some strategies make the experience of being dumped (and dumping) far more <i>unpleasant</i> than others. Here are some common mistakes that make our …

3 Must Know acoustic blues solo tricks (Key of A minor) CRUSH your Solos

30 chords acoustic guitar players need to know

Introduction<p><b>ACOUSTIC WEEK</b><b>: If there’s one thing guaranteed to take your songwriting skills to new heights, it’s arming yourself with a bunch of new</b> …

Electric Guitar

Top Eight Chord Progressions of All Time

I’ve covered a lot of incredible chord progressions over the years. And I wanted to pick through them to find the tricks they used. And how those …

Electric Guitar

The 10 Commandments For Better Sleep

Many of us wear our sleep deprivation as a badge of honor. <i>I’m so busy and popular and important that I barely have time to sleep.</i> All too often, …

Diabetes

Push Your Weight Training To the Max for Greater Gains

There's no shortage of training programs that promise to add strength and size if followed to the letter. That being said, not all of those programs …

Bathroom Remodel Cost 2017-2018: Budget, Average, Luxury

Second only to the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most popular rooms to remodel. With all the moving parts, it’s not only one of the more …

Home Improvement

How to Start Investing With Just a Little Bit of Savings | Investopedia

How does a person start investing? Most people invest by using mutual funds. A mutual fund is a portfolio (or collection) of stocks, bonds, real …

9 Easy-to-Use Budget Templates

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Whether you're single, part of a couple, or even head of a large family, creating a budget is a great way to track expenses and income to keep you on track toward your financial goals. Although a simple home budget worksheet can be scribbled out with plain pencil, paper, …

Heart’s Nancy Wilson Talks 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall' CD/DVD

0<p>SHARES<p>Heart’s epic new CD/DVD/Blu-ray, <i>Live at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra</i>, captures the band’s first …

Royal Albert Hall

Butt exercises: 2 moves to tone and tighten

While summer might be over, that's no reason to quit working out. This week, work on toning and tightening your backside with these simple exercises you can do anywhere.<p>Though they're certainly challenging, anyone can do them — there are modifications for beginners included. Watch the video below …

Workouts

If You Only Have 10 Minutes to Work Out Today, Do This 4-Move Workout

If you love a good booty burn, you're going to be all over this 10-minute butt workout. You better get some quarters ready because your butt is going to be so fricking firm!<p>The Moves:<p>Squat thrust<br>Squat with overhead reach<br>Alternating forward lunge (one on each side counts as one rep)<br>Sumo squat …

Workouts

3 historic log cabins on the market right now

Embrace the imperfections<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>Usually, when we round up older houses, we’re looking for one thing above all: gorgeous details. …

You can now scan and measure your entire home with an iPad attachment

Occipital’s new app makes the Structure Sensor even more powerful<p>Augmented reality startup Occipital first burst on the scene in 2013 with a successful Kickstarter campaign for the Structure Sensor — a strip of cameras and sensors you strap to your iPad that can be used to scan, measure, and …

Augmented Reality

Homes That Make a Good First Impression Have 5 Things in Common

It takes just 26 seconds for a guest to form an opinion of your home when they walk through the front door. What does your space say about you? While …

Real Estate

Configuring Triadic Chord Shapes within the 12-Bar Blues Form

4<p>SHARES<p>As I mentioned last time, many students over the years have asked me for a systematic approach to learning how to visualize chord shapes all …

How to Hide Photos on iPhone in a Locked & Private Photo Album (UPDATED FOR iOS 11)

So you want to know how to hide photos on your iPhone, eh? Well the iPhone doesn’t really allow you to create a private photo album even though your photos are techincally hidden. Hiding picture on your iPhone within the Photos app has some big loopholes that makes it easy for someone to find the …

Apps

Are You a People Pleaser?

People ask me all the time what the secret to happiness is: <i>“If you had to pick just one thing, what would be the most important thing for leading a</i> …

Happiness

25 Simple Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Need backyard ideas? Try these fixes for a sloped, shady or boring backyard. Subtle Terracing in Backyard and Garden Idea This backyard benefits from …

Landscaping

5 No-Equipment Back Exercises You Need in Your Life

Learn how to revive and support your spine.<p>Hunching over laptops and smartphones for hours on end does your back no favors. In fact, it’s one of the …

Man of Steel

11 Facts About Retirement Every Retiree Should Know

Close to four million Americans retire each year, and while they may have prepared by saving and investing money in IRAs, 401(k)s, and other accounts, they're likely unprepared in other ways. For example, while you might prepare <i>for</i> retirement, you might not have given much thought to how life will …

Kate Hudson flaunts bod, reveals how she found her perfect fitness routine

Kate Hudson didn't hone her flawless body overnight.<p>The 37-year-old actress covers Shape magazine's June issue and shows off her slim physique in a variety of sexy swimsuits for the accompanying photo shoot, revealing how she maintains her famous figure. It turns out Hudson already found the …

Fitness

How to Break Your Addiction to Work

For many of us, working simply feels good. But just because it feeds your ego or makes you feel important, that doesn’t mean it’s actually good for you. How do you break the cycle of working long hours at the office and constantly checking email at home? How do you persuade those around you — …

San Diego

Read this before you retire at 62

There's a reason 62 is becoming an increasingly popular age for retirement. Since it's the earliest age for Social Security beneficiaries to start collecting payments, most recipients jump at the chance to get their hands on that money as soon as possible. Not only is 62 the age at which the …

Retirement

8 Best Vanguard Funds for Retirement Income

Vanguard customers, especially retirees who want income-producing funds, can rest easy. Between the firm’s many index funds and its actively managed …

Investing

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

Neuroscience

How to Play Jimi Hendrix-Style Rhythm Guitar

In this column, I’d like to demonstrate a few of the rhythm guitar techniques Jimi would most often employ to spice up his rhythm parts and make them …

Home of the Day: A luxury Oasis in La Quinta

Designed by architect Kristi Hanson, this contemporary luxury estate spans three lots and offers an oasis within a gated desert community.<p>In the open-concept great room, a 3,000-gallon aquarium is a dramatic focal point, while hand-selected boulders and manicured lawns define grounds surrounded by …

This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

Self-improvement