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Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

ChordBud has got all the tools you’ll need for making interesting progressions

If writing your tracks by using chords is the way you work, then you might want to take a look at ChordBud, a new universal iOS app for doing just …

Apps

Need to Calm Yourself Down? Try This Military-Approved Breathing Technique

Whether you’re dealing with co-worker chaos or pressure to perform on a project, it’s difficult to excel at work when you're extremely stressed. …

Revolutionise your songwriting with these 9 alternate guitar tunings

Introduction<p>Drop D<p>From metal riffing to country blues, drop D tuning enables instant one-finger power chords, and makes your trusty open D chord …

Guitar

How This Millennial Is Transforming The Self-Help Industry With A Simple Podcast

You could throw a rock at any street corner and hit someone that’s preaching about following your passion — or any other self-help cliche that’s antiquated and out of date. It’s part of the reason that personal development has a bad rap. Too many self-proclaimed gurus are giving out tired advice …

Can You Really Solve Your Mental Health Problems With an App?

If you’re struggling with a problem like anxiety or depression, making an appointment with a professional may be the last thing you feel up to doing. …

A former FBI agent shares 8 qualities the most resilient people share

As an FBI agent, I was assigned investigations where I had no idea how to solve them, but this was my thinking: Drop me in the middle of any squad or any situation, anywhere, anytime.<p>I will not be scared, nor will I give up. If I'm knocked down, I'll drag myself back up and keep at it until I solve …

Zen Philosophy Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About It)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before.<p>If you grew up in the west, most of us …

The 20 Minute Morning Routine That Relieves Anxiety

The 20-Minute Morning Routine That Relieves Anxiety<p>Ben Jones<p>Fitness Coordinator Read full profile<p>Anxiety. I call it a brick wall.<p>I want to enjoy time …

Horizon: Zero Dawn Map Leaks, Is Enormous

A brave new world.<p>The full map for Guerrilla Games' upcoming open-world action game Horizon: Zero Dawn has reportedly leaked, showcasing the game's …

14 “Expensive” Guitar Chords You Can't Live Without

These chords sound like a million bucks, and they can be yours.<p>There's a catch, though. Unless you’re a lottery winner, earning a huge fortune takes …

Guitar

7 Apps to Download to Learn a New Hobby

Starting a new hobby often requires time and money—but if you don’t have much of either, you can skip the expensive in-person classes or tutorials, …

Apps

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 …

The Vital Ingredient for Killer Hand Synchronization

One thing that gets in the way of developing hand synchronization—without us even realizing it—is bad timing, especially in terms of the fretting …

The Key to Understanding the Minor Pentatonic Scale

412<p>SHARES<p>The minor pentatonic scale is quite possibly the most used and, suffice it to say, over-used scale on the guitar. The open strings …

What Donald Trump’s Cabinet Pick Means for the Future of Obamacare

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Rep. Tom Price, a conservative from Georgia and a passionate critic of the Affordable Care Act, to …

Are These the Top 10 Hardest Rock Songs to Play on Guitar?

WatchMojo.com posts top-10 "list" videos about just about everything. They've done lists about spaceships, explosions, deaths you didn't see coming, …

Deleting fears from the brain means you might never need to face them

Conventional wisdom suggest that facing your fears is a good way to overcome them, indeed various forms of therapy for fear-related conditions are …

Weird Trick to Help You Memorize Pentatonic Patterns

Some of you might recognize Steve Stine, the guitarist in the July 2016 video below, from his many lessons (which include tab and video) on …

8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

Writing

How to Start a $100k Blog with $0 in Startup Capital: 7 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Secrets

Every founder knows (or should know) that having a quality blog is integral to a startup’s success. Not only is it an effective way to build your …

Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

33 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh

Did you ever felt that positive vibe, when someone’s writing just change the way you look at the world, Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings shall do that for …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

A 75-Year Harvard Study Has Revealed The ONE Most Important Factor In Human Happiness...

<b>What keeps us happy and healthy in life?</b><p>I guess the first thing that comes in your mind is money or fame… but according to psychiatrist Robert …

Iris by Gary Huddlestone[[MORE]]Gary is back in the magazine with this great outdoors series featuring the stunning Iris. Enjoy! Know more about this talented photographer based in Cape Town at...

Gary is back in the magazine with this great outdoors series featuring the stunning Iris. Enjoy!<br>Know more about this talented photographer based in …

Cape Town

Stress is shrinking your brain, but you can rebuild it

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

Time Management

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