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The Best New Rock Albums That Dropped This Week

As we round into the second half of 2018, it’s frankly astounding how many great rock records we’ve received thus far this year. From indie artists on the come-up to classic acts padding their already-impressive discographies, it’s not just the amount, but the range of different sounds and textures …

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Quotes from Anthony Bourdain on life and travel: I'm going to 'die in the saddle'

Outspoken host of <i>Parts Unknown</i> Anthony Bourdain has died, his employer announced Friday. Bourdain was known for his love of travel, food — and his colorful commentary.<p>"His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique …

Parts Unknown

7 Musicians' Podcasts You Need to Hear

Questlove’s ‘Questlove Supreme’<p><b>Format:</b> An energetic host, Questlove leads fun interviews that dig into the nitty-gritty of his favorite songs by his …

Using Repetition to Build Solo Lines

As a lead guitarist in a heavy metal band, when I solo I like to go for licks that are simple and repetitive and “drive the point home” as well as …

Learn 5 killer Otis Rush-style blues guitar licks

<b>Otis Rush came to prominence playing on the West Side Chicago blues scene in the late 1950s. A left-handed player, in the early days he would be seen</b> …

What do Stone Temple Pilots, Phish, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles Have in Common? This Progression

Resuming our recent survey of popular, appealing chord progressions (see <i>GW</i> February and April 2018), I’d now like to cite some great, well-known …

The Syrian War Is Actually Many Wars

President Donald Trump is ordering U.S. strikes against government targets in Syria after a suspected chemical attack.<p>The Middle East is a “troubled place,” President Donald Trump said Friday night as he described his decision to use America’s “righteous power” in a retaliatory attack against …

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

A Virginia judge handed down an unusual sentence last year after five teenagers defaced a historic black schoolhouse with swastikas and the words “white power” and “black power.”<p>Instead of spending time in community service, Judge Avelina Jacob decided, the youths should read a book.<p>But not just …

African-American News

Bono And Thomas Friedman Reveal Three Skills American Workers Need Today

The business world is constantly changing and now it’s changing at an accelerated speed. American workers no longer have decades to adapt to new technologies or business advancements. People need to be able to adapt — and adapt quickly — if they want to thrive in the business world and not fall …

Communication Skills

How To Do A Hard Reset On Your Life In 2018

I'm no expert but I don't think next year can be any worse than 2017.<p><i>For more Do Better 2018 content, click here!</i>

Universal Pictures

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories

Here's how to grow your influence, boost your impression and make a powerful impact.<p>Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership …

The final GOP tax bill is complete. Here’s what is in it.

By Heather Long<p>Heather Long<p>Economics correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Republicans were joyful Friday as they finalized their tax plan, bridging differences between the House and Senate bills and moving another step closer to getting legislation to President Trump by Christmas.<p>They also appear to have …

Estate Tax

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Your To-Do List Isn't Working. Here's How to Fix It in 1 Step

How to get unstuck, procrastinate less, and focus more.<p>You're probably familiar with the story for a jar that represents the time available in your life. You fill the jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand representing the big, medium, and small stuff you do every day. If you start with pebbles and …

Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.<p>Why do people pretend to know things? Why does confidence so often scale with ignorance? Steven Sloman, a professor of cognitive science at Brown University, has some compelling answers to these questions.<p>“We're biased to preserve our …

Fake News

12 Lessons You Learn or Regret Forever

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school or walking away from a j-o-b …

Tom Petty's final interview: There was supposed to have been so much more

This is not the Tom Petty story that I intended to write.<p>Though I was more than thrilled to catch up with Petty, whom I had interviewed before, I had no clue that this would turn out to be the last, for me and for him — that he would die just a few days later after going into cardiac arrest at age …

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--if You Want to Be Successful

Don't tolerate anything that stresses you or gets in the way of your success.<p>There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories.<p>Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we …

3 Questions the Smartest and Most Inspiring Leaders Ask Daily

Want to know how to stay on track with the highest form of leadership? Simple: Ask yourself these questions.<p>Let me ask you: What are some examples of the best leaders you've ever worked for over the years? Think about it -- what made them special? Did he or she display these qualities?<p>She didn't …

Walter Becker Was A Master Of Musical Understatement

Don't look for Walter Becker on those endless (ridiculous) listicles ranking the "Guitar Gods of the 1970s." He's rarely mentioned in the same breath as major dudes like Eric Clapton, or Jimmy Page, or Duane Allman, or Carlos Santana, or Billy Gibbons, or Frank Zappa.<p>Becker, who died Sunday at the …

Hurricane Harvey’s Impact — And How It Compares To Other Storms

Hurricane Harvey, which dumped an estimated 27 trillion gallons of water on Texas and Louisiana, looks to be one of the most damaging natural …

Ken Burns’s American Canon

Even in a fractious era, the filmmaker still believes that his documentaries can bring every viewer in.<p>Like Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith, Ken Burns has a summer house on Lake Sunapee, in New Hampshire. The property is furnished with Shaker quilts and a motorboat; every July 4th, a fifteen-foot-long …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Barnes & Noble

16 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

Positive Thinking

The Most Iconic Matches In Wimbledon History

For all of its anachronisms and stuffy pageantry, Wimbledon is still the cat's pyjamas when it comes to prestige in both tennis and the wider …

The slow, secret death of the electric guitar. And why you should care.

By Geoff Edgers<p>Geoff Edgers<p>Reporter covering movies, museums, comedy, music and pop culture<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of …

Guitar

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 …

5 Minor Pentatonic Scale Tricks Every Guitar Player Should Know [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: Pentatonics are great, but can become a little predictable.