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The power of lag: How to hit your irons farther

If you're hitting your irons straight, but you're still not getting the kind of explosive power you want, you're probably not creating enough lag in …

The 25 Best Guitar and Music Apps

Nowadays you can find almost anything on your phone. There are apps that will teach you how to play guitar, record songs, simulate amps and more. If …

How to Make Lunges Feel 5 Times Harder—Without Adding Any Weight

Instantly intensify these old-school exercises during your next leg day<p>Slide your way to stronger legs.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour shows you how to do a reverse lunge, side lunge, and hamstring curl with a mini slide board.<p>Mini slide boards intensify old-school …

“Wonderwall” and 11 More Wonderful Isolated Rock Guitar Tracks

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Nick Pickles | Getty Images</b><p>Ever since the creation of multitrack audio recording, it’s been possible for musicians to separate their …

B.B. King Lesson: Soloing in the Movable “B.B. Box”

30<p>SHARES<p>B.B. King is considered by many to be the most influential guitarist ever. From Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Gary …

When Prince Presented the NFL With His Super Bowl Halftime Show Idea, He Literally Gave Everyone Tissues to Wipe Their Tears Away

Prince’s Super Bowl halftime show in 2007 is regarded as one of the sporting event’s most legendary performances, both for the music as well as the …

This Virtuoso Makes Every Annoying Ringtone Beautiful on a Piano

Consider sampling part of this to turn old ringtones on their heads.<p>Tony Ann's Youtube channel shows him covering a wide variety of contemporary music. He has applied his virtuoso keyboard skills to everything from Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" to Adele's "Someone Like You" and his original piece, …

Flute

Watch Paul McCartney cover Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ in late singer’s hometown of Minneapolis

Ex-Beatle honours Prince for 'writing so many beautiful songs, so much music'<p>Paul McCartney paid tribute to Prince at his gig in Minneapolis on …

Music

Whoa! Here's Rare Footage of Kendrick Lamar Performing Live with Prince

We all knew Prince and Kendrick were close, but we didn't know they'd jammed together in front of a live audience.<p>Since the icon that was Prince passed away in April, we've been inundated with clips from just about anything people can get their hands on and repost. But that doesn't mean there …

A Final Visit With Prince: Rolling Stone’s Lost Cover Story

It is, in theory, a mundane sight, nothing 2 get excited about: just a 55-year-old man in his suburban Minneapolis workplace, scrolling through a …

Aretha Franklin Sings Prince's "Purple Rain," Herbie Hancock Performs at the White House: Watch

President Obama welcomes Esperanza Spalding, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, jazz icons to the White House's International Jazz Day celebration<p>Last night, Herbie Hancock, Terrace Martin, and Robert Glasper played at the International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert, held at the White House in …

2. Jimmy Hendrix (4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7alzhFMVqE The beacon of light that was Jimi Hendrix burned briefly in the late €˜60€™s. If you€™ve read from the …

Guitar

We can’t forget how racist institutions shaped homeownership in America

Nowadays it is increasingly rare to encounter studies of residential segregation and racial inequality in the United States that do not reckon with the history of discrimination. Still in many scholarly settings and popular venues, our debates concerning urban change and opportunity are distorted …

Home Ownership

Jordan Spieth's David Feherty impression is fantastic

The fun shenanigans of #SB2K16 have been well documented, but now that it's over (It's over. . . right?), it's time to talk about the best part of this epic trip. And to us, that had to be the impressions of golf announcers done by the guys.<p>Smylie Kaufman showed his versatility by doing a pretty …

Golf

Prince live: five of his greatest moments onstage

The music legend made a surprise appearance with James Brown and Michael Jackson, dominated the Super Bowl, and wowed audiences at his last shows<p>Prince’s 1978 debut album, For You, gave him a reputation – it sold about 150,000 copies and earned favourable comparisons with Stevie Wonder, Michael …

Michael Jackson

PayPal just poured millions into a popular startup that helps millennials invest by answering two simple questions

PayPal contributed the majority of the investment.<p>The raise brings Acorns' total funding to $62 million and aligns it with the biggest name in financial technology.<p>Acorns' goal is to capture millennial investors by boiling down the act of investing to small decisions, cofounder Jeff Cruttenden …

ETFs

Interesting Animation Explains How Airplanes Are Able to Fly

Drag. Thrust. Lift. Jet engines. Propellers. Wings. This animation breaks down just exactly how an airplane flies and it’s pretty damn interesting. …

The Warrior Fit Workout: Chest

<b>Duration</b> 6<p><b>Exercises</b> 30 min<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Get Warrior Fit with this program that will push your body to the brink with a barrage of muscle-blasting …

Mad Max: Fury Road: Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy struggled on set, actress says

<i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> fans, turn away!<p>In a recent interview with <i>WSJ Magazine</i>, Charlize Theron reveals that her and co-star, Tom Hardy, didn’t exactly …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

Why Automating Your Money Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Wallet

A big chunk of your day is spent making decisions (over 50 of them alone are money-related)<p>Should you cut down on expenses? Do you have enough left to host a henna party or for tequila Thursdays? What about investing? Bill payments? WIll I be able to balance work-life, and keep track of it all …

Under Armour has a brilliantly simple strategy to do something Nike has been unable to do — conquer the golf world

Ryan Kuehl, Under Armour's vice president for sports marketing and sponsorships, explained in an interview with Business Insider how they are trying to win over the golf consumer and it is brilliantly simplistic.<p>"We are sticking to what we know," Kuehl said. "What we are doing right now is sticking …

Shoes

Gene Brown Is the Guy Who Finds the Rare Samples for All Your Favorite Hip-Hop Songs

Questlove, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Just Blaze, and DJ Premier are just some of the legendary names who have turned to Gene Brown for sampling fodder.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Gene Brown</i><p>Long before Kanye West called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to help him achieve his dreams, he dialed Gene Brown.<p>Brown, a …

7 cunning IKEA hacks for storing vinyl - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.

<i>Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory</i><p><b>Say hej to IKEA Hackers – the mavericks that modify and repurpose IKEA products in the name of personality.</b> …

Hacking

Being Leo: DiCaprio’s Body Double Shares Stories from the Titanic Set

Brett Baker is seven years older and three inches shorter than Leo, but the back of his head was a perfect match.<p>Around 54 minutes into <b>James Cameron’s</b> 1997 film <i>Titanic</i>, the camera pulls back to reveal the vast expanse of the North Atlantic, and <b>Kate Winslet’s</b> Rose asks <b>Leonardo DiCaprio’s</b> Jack, “Why …

This Drummer Has Squeezed Nirvana’s Back Catalogue Into Five Jaw-Dropping Minutes

When people think of Nirvana, the first person that’ll typically come to mind is Kurt Cobain, the late guitar genius behind the band’s greatest songs.<p>…

Foo Fighters

Stop buying old Bob Dylan albums: “Every time somebody buys a reissue, they’re just taking money away from new musicians”

<b>Bob Dylan (AP/Stefan Rousseau/Salon)</b><p>Salon talks to music critic Jim Fusilli about his mission to expose older fans to music made in the 21st century<p>Stephen Deusner<p>February 20, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>A few years ago Jim Fusilli, the pop music critic at the Wall Street Journal, was at a bar in New York …

Kendrick Lamar

The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

Mavis Staples: ‘I often think what would have happened if I’d married Dylan’

Her raw, rasping voice made the Staple Singers a household name in the 50s and 60s and icons of the civil rights movement. She talks about the time she met David Bowie, her relationship with Bob Dylan and her love of Pharrell Williams’s Happy<p>Sixty years ago, before rock’n’roll had ignited, a …