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5 Skills You Won’t Learn in School, Skill Two: How to Turn Music Theory into Music

Have you ever thrown your hands up in frustration trying to understand music theory?Have you ever found yourself lost and panicking in a solo as you …

The Science of Baking, In One Graphic

Baking is a science as well an art, and the key to better baking is understanding the chemical forces at play. Thankfully this graphic explains all …

Food

10 easy music theory tricks that every producer should know

Theory queries<p>This bad rep is entirely unjustified, however, since regardless of whether you're a composer, songwriter, producer or DJ, shoring up …

10 of the best hostels and lodges … that you have to hike to

These out of the way retreats can only be reached on foot – but the reward for your efforts is a warm welcome and a chance to rest weary legs in spectacular surroundings<p><b>Rifugio Lagazuoi</b><br>Rifugio Lagazuoi is like a sentinel 2,750m above the spires and green valleys of northern Italy, offering not only …

Hiking

11 Things You Have to Know About Purchasing Vintage Amps

In a previous piece I looked at ways of finding good used guitars at the traditional old bargain-basement haunts such as pawn shops, garage sales and …

The Cognitive Origins of Religion

To understand the human brain we often turn to neuroscientists and psychologists. Two decades ago, Professor of Archaeology Steven Mithen decided to …

Humanity

Proof of Evolution That You Can Find on Your Own Body

DO try this at home.<p>It might sound a little offensive, but your body is a museum, full of ancient relics that no one really needs anymore. From your …

4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

NeoWave Posters Resurrect Psychedelic Space Art

Put on a Pink Floyd album and check out James White's retrofuturist posters.<p>All images courtesy the artist<p>When not designing for some of the biggest companies in the world, from MTV and Universal to Google, Nike, and Toyota, Canadian artist James White explores his own graphic interests. His latest …

On the Andaman Sea in Thailand, a putt-putting boat will carry you to travel-poster fantasies

Fantastic shapes dotted the horizon — craggy limestone spikes that soared hundreds of feet into the cloudless blue sky — as our long-tail boat skimmed across the Andaman Sea off southwestern Thailand.<p>The afternoon seemed idyllic, and I congratulated myself on becoming part of a living travel poster …

Thailand

10 ways to design better synth patches

<b>The average modern soft synth ships with hundreds if not thousands of professionally designed presets, ready for use straight out of the virtual box,</b> …

Music Production

Art, Science, and Folklore Tackle the Mysteries of Human Consciousness

Delve into the oddities of human consciousness at 'States of Mind,' a new exhibit at London's Wellcome Collection.<p><i>Still from Squeezed by Shadows, 2013, Carla MacKinnon © the artist</i><p>Human consciousness: it's something we all share (some of us more than others), yet barely understand. It's a tricky …

This grilled cauliflower recipe will actually make you forget about steak

There's no shortage of cauliflower dishes on Los Angeles restaurant menus. Perhaps you've had the cauliflower and raisins at Otium, or the porridge of cauliflower and millet at Odys & Penelope on La Brea Avenue. Or maybe you've had the cauliflower tacos at Colonia Tacos in Whittier.<p>But do you have …

What is holding back the growth of solar power?

Solar sector needs better power storage, grid infrastructure and government support to meet bullish growth predictions<p>Sixty years ago, the price of solar panels was astronomical. At a cost of $1,910 (£1,350) per watt in today’s money, the only practical use for them was in space on the US Vanguard …

Solar Panels

Frida Kahlo on How Love Amplifies Beauty: Her Breathtaking Tribute to Diego Rivera

“I do not think that the banks of a river suffer because they let the river flow.”<p>As artists, <b>Frida Kahlo</b> (July 6, 1907–July 13, 1954) and <b>Diego Rivera</b> (December 8, 1886–November 24, 1957) each possessed boundless talent bolstered by an unbending will. As partners, they possessed each other with a …

Einstein on Grief, Time, Eternity, and the Privilege of Old Age: His Beautiful Letter to the Bereaved Queen of Belgium

“…and Mozart remains as beautiful and tender as he always was and always will be.”<p><b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18, 1955) is celebrated as “the quintessential modern genius.” But surely there is something more expansive than his undeniable scientific brilliance to warrant such high …

Kenny’s Window: Maurice Sendak’s Forgotten Philosophical Children’s Book About Love, Loneliness, and Knowing What You Really Want

“A wish is halfway to wherever you want to go.”<p><i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> <b>Maurice Sendak</b> (June 10, 1928–May 8, 2012) told Stephen Colbert in his last on-camera appearance. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i> Having fallen in love with his work as an adult myself — none of it made …

Poshtels are the hot new trend in the travel industry — here's what they are

But a new kind of hostel is on the rise and it's far from a no-frills backpacker haven.<p>It's called a poshtel — a combination of posh and hostel — and it's bringing together two concepts that most travelers wouldn't likely use together: luxury and hostel.<p>Most poshtels offer guests the option of …

Paris by Mouth Has Got Your Summer Dining Plans Covered

Given Paris’s reputation as one of the great food cities of the world, restaurants are, rightfully, an important part of anyone’s visit. Pity the …

France

The Food-Loving, Creative Culture Revitalizing Marseilles

Marseilles’ once-polluted Vieux-Port now has impressive restaurants, a can’t-miss food hall, and revitalized historic buildings to house it all.<p>Since …

France

Yoga Poses For Travelers

Whether it's for work or as part of your vacation, travel can be a great time to learn about a new place, try new things and enjoy a break from your usual schedule. It can also be an absolute strain on the body and mind. Here are yoga moves to help counteract that, like...<p><b>Flying Pigeon</b><p>Okay, first …

What to Do With 36 Hours in Amsterdam

I recently found myself back in the picturesque city of Amsterdam for just a day-and-a-half, intrigued by the question of what to do from the seemingly endless possibilities! After much thought, my top picks for 36 perfect hours in Amsterdam are:<p><b>Day 1</b><p>2:30 p.m.: Arrive in Amsterdam, check into your …

Stunningly Lifelike Wire Mesh Sculptures Tower Over Their Environments

Rome-based artist Edoardo Tresoldi constructs stunningly expressive representations of the human form using wire mesh. Gigantic figures come to life under the hands of Tresoldi, with each facial expression, clothing wrinkle, and contortion of the body so realistic that each sculpture looks like a …

Top 10 books about spies

Photograph: Harold Clements/Getty Images<p>Kim Philby holding a press conference after being cleared of spying charges by foreign secretary Harold Macmillan in …

Top 10

Day Trips From Rome

By College Tourist; Author: Sydney Alonso, University of Central Florida<p>The only thing that might be better than the Eternal City is the array of picturesque towns that are just a few hours away.<p>While Italy's big cities do offer tourists a taste of Italian culture, they are often over saturated …

Campervans: The New Approach to Visiting Thailand

The air was still and thick, leafy plants floating quickly on the current down the river, the water turning from gray to orange as the sun rose in a blur. Every now and then the sound of sandals flopping on tile walkways as the locals began their day, sweeping as if to stir up breezes in the heavy …