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How to use your smartphone without leaving a trace

Cover up your digital footprints.<p>Every time you grab your phone to participate in a group chat, watch a YouTube video, or search the internet, you leave a digital trail of activity. This footprint can compromise your privacy the next time a friend borrows your device. It also puts your personal …

Apps

How to Seamlessly Play Pentatonic Scales Over Three Octaves

In this lesson, we are going to expand on my previous lessons—"How to Seamlessly Play Arpeggios Over Three Octaves" and“How to Seamlessly Play 7th …

Electric Guitar

Using a Cellular Apple Watch as Your Kid’s Cell Phone

Reading Time: 11 minutes<p>When my 13-year-old told me she really didn’t want a smart phone but my wife and I needed to be able to reach her (since we …

Smartwatches

I Switched On All My Phone’s Settings For A 10-Year-Old And It Was Fantastic

I reached out to Fox News and the Wall Street Journal to find out why their apps were different. It turns out they weren't. They just had slipped …

Apps

Want your relationship to succeed? Experts say this one element is crucial

Relationship experts will be the first to tell you that trust is incredibly important to relationship satisfaction and success. Another thing they’ll …

How to actually move on (from anything)

• In order to move forward, you have to move on. And in order to move on, you have to let go. You can only get so far with your leash still on. The …

Positive Thinking

To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

9 phrases Montessori teachers use to build resilient kids

While we can't possibly protect our children from all of the hardships and challenges life brings, we <i>can</i> help them cope with these difficulties. We …

Parenting

Four Ways to Visualize the Fretboard

Having a visual sense of the fretboard can help you navigate its entire length as well instantly articulate melodies and phrases when inspiration …

Electric Guitar

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Self-improvement

Tips for Mastering Body Language and Confidence

There are two things that can make or break you when it comes to achieving greatness: your body language and your confidence.<p>1 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>There are two things that can make or break you when it comes to achieving greatness: your body language and your …

Language

This 10-minute routine will increase your memory and creativity

Memory and imagination are inextricably connected. In fact, your memory is imagined. It’s not concrete nor objective fact. But rather, your memory is …

Creativity

The Proper Way to Teach Kids to Introduce Themselves, According to an Etiquette Expert

For a Southern mama, there are few better compliments than, “Oh, your children are so well-behaved and polite!” Around here, where good manners are …

Kids

Six Steps To Becoming A Master Of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking stars are balanced thinkers. They practice moderation to insure against the perils of overthinking or underthinking. They are devotees of appropriateness and walk a path of situational awareness.<p>Real critical thinkers are disciplined in their craft of issue resolution. They honor …

Critical Thinking

'Carbohydrates are killing us'

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women.<p>For …

Diabetes

7 Things You'll Notice the Happiest People Always Doing

Here are seven habits of the happiest people, which will make the rest of us perpetually jealous if we don't hop on the wagon and join them.<p>So much has been written about the burgeoning happiness movement within the ever-expanding field of positive psychology, it's hard to keep up.<p>What scientists …

Happiness

Blur the line between rhythm and lead guitar with these smart playing approaches

<b>Many guitar techniques, perhaps most, can’t really be categorised as either purely for rhythm or purely for lead, and a ‘chords and solos’ way of</b> …

Electric Guitar

8 Genius Things Hidden on the Amazon Website

Turns out that on top of fast shipping and affordable pricing, if you're willing to spend some time digging through the navigational menu on the …

Shopping

1 hour per day doing this mental exercise will exponentially increase your success

<b>“Remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. Have dreams, but have goals, life goals, yearly goals,</b> …

exponentially

Use Chord Partials — And Do More with Less!

The term “chord partials” is a broad umbrella under which you’ll find items like harmonic intervals, shells, double-stops and triple-stops. Many of …

Electric Guitar

10 important life lessons we are often taught too late

Life is a continuous learning experience. Throughout our lives we keep rising and falling, picking up important lessons along the way. Some of these …

Motivation

Learn 10 cunning chords that will fill out your guitar sound

<b>Adding a few choice notes to the basic major, minor and powerchords you already know adds flavour and can help fill out your sound.</b><p>Here are 10 tasty …

Electric Guitar

The joy of mid-life fasting: 'I have more energy at 56 than I did at 26'

His son is Max Lowery, the Instagram fitness star and proponent of intermittent fasting, but when he began gaining weight in his forties, Philip Lowery prescribed to more traditional methods of weight loss.<p>“I was always into sport, played rugby for many years, and never had to worry about my weight …

Fitness

Science: You Get 150 Friends and 25 Places (So Choose Well)

We all go to a surprisingly small number of places, and that number appears to be fixed.<p>Germans have the concept of the <i>stammtisch</i>. Greeks frequent their <i>stegi</i>. Brits are loyal to their local. Around the world, it seems, people have a tendency to form strong attachments to a neighborhood hang-out. …

University of London

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

People Told Us About the Most Memorable Hate-Sex They've Ever Had

"I spat in his face, he ripped my underwear off. What happened next was probably the best sex I've ever had. God, I fucking hate him."<p>Hate-fucking: the act of having sex with someone you fucking hate. It's usually with someone you once loved or still love, or simply hate after a bad break-up, but …

Time I

Don't Use Spray Sunscreen

I love sunscreen. I wear it everyday—even in the winter, even when it’s overcast. Applying sunscreen regularly is one of the few things you can do to …

Skin Care

Bottling up emotions doesn’t work, but neither does brooding. Here’s a different approach.

<b>Gretchen Rubin</b> is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project, Better Than Before, and Happier at Home. Her books have sold …

Self-help

Experts Reveal How Many Steps You Need to Take in a Day to Lose Weight

Whether you track your steps with a wearable device or through your phone, knowing how much you've walked in a day can be an extremely useful tool for weight loss. Many of our jobs entail sitting for a majority of the day, which can be bad for your body and your brain. However, simply walking and …

Fitness

Intensive 30-Minute Guitar Workout for Guitarists On the Go: Pt. 2—Symmetrical Scales

I recently gave you a 30-minute guitar workout designed for guitarists with limited practice time.<p>The goal of the workout was to give you an intense …

Electric Guitar