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This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Cooking

Tommy Emmanuel Teaches His Picking Style

The Chet Atkins Certified Guitar Player offers some valuable picking tips.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>A few years ago, Tommy Emmanuel stopped by the Acoustic Nation …

Guitar

10 Easy Licks Every Guitarist Should Know

Darrel Braun runs through 10 licks designed to give your solos a bit of a boost.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Having some trouble getting your soloing off the ground? This …

Electric Guitar

The bodyweight shoulders workout: Day 2

A lot of guys tend to focus on their arms and chest when working out, but there's one upper-body part that's often neglected: the shoulders.<p>It's a …

Workouts

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The Brain

The best way to bulletproof your shoulders against injury

Developing huge shoulders can help you move more weight in the gym, but also help you fill out a shirt and develop a dominating physique. The …

Health

Healthy Dips You Can Make with Basically Any Vegetable

Your Super Bowl snack plan is here.<p>Super Bowl Sunday definitely doesn't need to be a day for healthy eating, but we can still add a few more veggies to the spread. The best place to sneak them in? A couple healthy dips. There's a lot to love about this easy roasted vegetable dip recipe: the …

Recipes

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness

Secrets of Shred: Eddie Van Halen-Style Speed-Picking Technique

Master this relatively unknown picking technique used to great effect by Eddie Van Halen.<p>20<p>SHARES<p>In this lesson, I’ll be showing you a relatively …

Guitar

Face time: 50 portrait photographs, 50 different ways

<b>Is it possible to shoot the same person in 50 different ways and still get creative portraits? The authors of a fascinating new book reveal how, in</b> …

Meet Animal Flow, the Workout That's About to Take Over the Fitness World

If you've been in the workout scene for a while, it can sometimes feel like you've done it all by now. It seems like every group fitness class you do these days is some variation of cycling, strength training, or HIIT. While these are all great ways to get a sweat on and strengthen your body, you …

Aperture Priority & Shutter Priority VS. Manual Exposure | Which do Pros Use?

It is a pretty strong stereotype among experienced photographers to always, <i>always, ALWAYS,</i> shoot in manual exposure, and justifiably so! However, …

Aperture

These Caprese Chicken Rollups Are The Perfect Easy And Delicious Weeknight Dinner

It's going up on a Tuesday.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts<p>Olive oil<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>1 8-ounce package mozzarella cheese<p>1 cup tomatoes, diced<p>1 tomato, sliced<p>Balsamic Reduction<p>1 cup balsamic vinegar<p>¼ cup honey<p>1. Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C).<p>2. In a …

3 tried-and-tested chord progression templates that you can rely on

<b>Pop music’s broad appeal lies in the fact that the songs are memorable, and therefore easy to sing along to. And the easiest way to make a song</b> …

Today's Workout 38: The dumbbell-only circuit for a total-body shred

If you're looking to put your usual muscle-building routine into overdrive—and want to see some serious results—we've got just the circuit for …

​Sculpt Die-Hard Delts With This 8-Minute Workout

​This shoulder burner will build even the most stubborn of shoulders<p>Light loads can go along way when training your delts. Here is a great little 2-minute non-stop complex to light up your shoulder girdle from Jeremy Scott, trainer at Jeremy Scott Fitness.<p>This workout consists of three different …

Learn Something: 5 Famous Pentatonic Licks Everyone Should Know

jomatami<p>Ultimate Guitar<p>jomatami<p>[+] bio<p>UG News editor since early 2013. King Crimson fan. I handle the 'news' around here.<p>Posted Apr 26, 2017 …

Is This the Mother of All Finger Exercises?

PHOTO: Edwin van Buuringen | Flickr Creative Commons (cropped) Finger independence and hand synchronization are essential skills for guitarists to …

Guitar

10 Things Guitarists Should Know About Their Guitar

1<p>SHARES<p>Whether you’re new to guitar or not, there’s probably something about the instrument you don’t know or fully understand.<p>This video should …

Today's Workout 28: The 4-move circuit for massive pecs

Whether at the beach or in the bedroom, every guy wants to look great shirtless. The secret to a bigger chest, killer triceps, and a rock solid back? …

Health

How to Memorize Scales and Unlock the Fretboard

An unorthodox way to memorize scales using the common three-note-per-string shapes we often employ during runs.<p>1.3K<p>SHARES<p>Here's is an unorthodox …

Electric Guitar

Tip: Do The Gorilla Row

Rows are nonnegotiable in back training. So mix it up a little with this new variation.<p>For building a strong back you can't leave out rows. But this …

Kettlebell Exercises

Photo Idea: Create an Interesting DIY Lighting Effect Using a Biscuit Box

Here’s a fun little experiment to try one night this week. Take that box of crackers (biscuits if you’re formal), polish off the last few hangers-on, …

5 Best Loading Schemes for Size & Strength

Set/Rep Methods for Maximal Gains<p>Want Size, Strength, or Both?<p>Here are five of the most effective loading schemes (sets, reps, and weight used) for …

Extreme Sports

21 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

Although in the moment they might seem larger than life, interviewers are people just like you.<p>That means they're susceptible to the same …

Lighting Tips: How to Shoot Killer Product Photography at Home

We’re not entirely sure why, but product photography tutorials are coming hard and fast lately. So in case this DIY lightbox wasn’t good enough, and …

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

How Mindfulness Makes Us Happier & Better Able to Meet Life’s Challenges: Two Animated Primers Explain

The West has very rich contemplative tradition. Monastics of the early Christian church practiced forms of meditation that have been adopted by many …

Mindfulness

Do Mini Squats to Build Serious Sprinting and Jumping Power

You’ve probably been told a million times that a squat doesn’t count unless your thighs go parallel to the floor, or deeper. But it turns out that …