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Man protests vegan food festival in Amsterdam by eating raw, bloody veal heart

A meat-loving YouTuber staged a “shocking” demonstration at a vegan food festival in Amsterdam by chowing down on a raw veal heart “literally dripping” with blood.<p>The man, who goes by sv3rige on YouTube, was presumably attempting to interrupt the city’s first-ever vegan festival in a shirt wearing …


Texas mother of 3 murdered by ex-friend who staged robbery, cops say

A Texas woman, fighting with a friend about money, recruited a man and his teenage girlfriend to help her stage a robbery during which the trio beat and stabbed the mother of three to death, cops said.<p>Amy Medina, 37, was arrested in connection with the death of Lucy Bertrand, 33, who was found dead …


Woman, 19, faked kidnapping, sent ransom notes to extort father

A 19-year-old Kentucky woman who police said wanted to make some quick money faked her kidnapping, even writing her own ransom notes to her family.<p>Abbygail Farley, of Corbin, was reported missing by her father Mark after he received various text messages saying she had been kidnapped and that her …


Biggest-ever British warship joins forces with most powerful American stealth fighter jets

Britain’s largest-ever warship, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, is joining forces with the American-made most powerful stealth fighter jets in the world.<p>The ship is the first of the Queen Elizabeth (QE) Class aircraft carriers and is embarking on its very first transatlantic journey. The giant warship …


Alleged prostitute escapes Wisconsin police at 108 mph

Police in the Milwaukee suburb of Cudahy had no idea what they were getting into when they pulled over a speeder on Aug. 9.<p>But when they did a background check on the name that she gave them, Latoya Watson, it came up as the alias of Laquita Watson, 27, who was wanted for prostitution and contempt …


Mollie Tibbetts' father says Pence meeting was 'touching' as 200 new tips pour in

The father of missing college student Mollie Tibbetts says the meeting he, his sons and Mollie's boyfriend had Wednesday with Vice President Pence was very “touching” and “genuine,” and Pence came across as “just another father that was just hurt and bewildered by Mollie’s story.”<p>Rob Tibbetts told …


The Ultimate Chops Builder: 51 Exercises to Give You Killer Technique

An awestruck concertgoer approaches a virtuoso performer after a show and, after making the usual congratulatory remarks, says, I’d give anything to …

Electric Guitar

Body of missing Colorado woman found at husband's place of work, police say

The body of a pregnant Colorado mom who was killed along with her young daughters was recovered Thursday at the place of work of Chris Watts — the woman's husband, the children's father and the man accused of killing them all.<p>The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said authorities found the body of …


Billionaire Ray Dalio: Quit these 4 bad habits to start actually achieving your goals

Finding a fulfilling career can sometimes feel impossible. More than half of U.S. workers don't feel engaged at their jobs according to a 2017 report …


Amazingly Clear Remastered Footage of an Amazing 1969 Jimi Hendrix Show in Stockholm, Sweden

In January of 1969, the late, great Jimi Hendrix performed at the Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden. For a long time, this amazing show was …


How a Battery Breakthrough May Lead to Electric Cars That Charge in Seconds

Why "flow batteries" might be the answer.<p>An impediment to electric car adoption is the fact that they can take a long time to charge. That means for …

Clean Energy

12-Bar Blues Endings for Beginners

A simple, easy-to-follow lick beginners can use to expand their blues vocabulary.

Electric Guitar

Weird Chord Shapes That Sound Awesome

Some chord shapes that don't get used very often, but nonetheless offer rich, bold results.

Electric Guitar

10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …


The 10 Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi

Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …


The way you get TV and internet at home is about to change drastically — for the better

The way you get and use both TV and internet in your home is about to change drastically.<p>Verizon detailed a bit about how the next stage of home TV …

Smart TV

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd Shares How He Creates His Brilliantly Distinctive Sound on a Guitar

In a wonderful clip from a BBC documentary, the legendary David Gilmour of Pink Floyd talks about his brilliantly distinctive sound that he creates …


Stunning sphinx discovery: Workers make incredible find while fixing road

A mysterious sphinx has been discovered during roadwork in the Egyptian city of Luxor.<p>Mohamed Abdel Aziz, director general of Luxor Antiquities, announced the find Sunday, according to Egypt Today. The sphinx was found at the site of a road connecting Luxor Temple and the Temple of Karnak, two vast …

Ancient History

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …


How to Never Run Out of Licks Again

Learning other people's licks is great, not to mention essential, as pretty much everyone reading this sentence can attest.<p>But, according to guitar …

Electric Guitar

Why Do Collectors Pay So Much for Original Les Paul Bursts?

An original Burst is worth its weight in gold. That’s a 1958–60 Gibson Les Paul Standard with sunburst finish—a “Burst” among those in the know—which …


Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us …

Language Learning

Want to be a Great Writer? Then Don’t Focus on Writing. (Do This Instead)

Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short story-ist whose brevity and inimitable style influenced an entire generation of fiction …


What's The Best Workout To Help You Wake Up In The Morning? The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Can Give You A Surprising Boost

If mornings aren't your jam, and you hit snooze eleventy-million times before diving head first into a pot of dark roast, you probably don't have a …


'Suicidal' man who stole, crashed plane ID'd as 3½-year employee without pilot's license

A "suicidal" man who commandeered an empty commercial aircraft was identified Saturday as an employee who worked for the airline for 3½ years and had full credentials to be near the plane at the time when he stole it.<p>During an afternoon news conference, airline officials and the FBI gave new …


You can make money directly off of other people's debt.

The Best Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms for Investors<p>These services give you direct access to the consumer credit market.<p>Updated August 10, 2018<p>We …


How to sing and play guitar at the same time

<b>Ever rubbed your belly and patted your head at the same time? Well, it will make anyone look ridiculous and it won’t help you here. But the principle</b> …


Behind the Yakuza: documenting the women of Japan’s mafia

The underworld infamy of organised crime has long been romanticised in pop culture. On the silver screen, cult classics like <i>The Godfather</i> or <i>Goodfellas</i> have shaped the public’s perceptions of what being a mobster means. In 2015, Netflix’s <i>Narcos</i> shifted the focus towards Colombia’s criminal …


How to Get Out of ANY Guitar Rut

<b>What is a rut?</b><p>A rut is essentially a problem that needs to be solved but is compounded by the fact that you're stopping yourself from seeing the …

Electric Guitar