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Are you interested in playing guitar? Check out this lesson for advice on posture and picking techniques. First, you’ll learn the details of folk posture and classical posture; both have their own advantages. Next, find out how to properly hold a pick. Before you know it, you’ll be picking comfortably all the time.


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Want to make a fun and colorful alcoholic drink? In this lesson, The Vegetarian Baker teaches you how to infuse Absolut Vodka with jelly beans, making the vodka colorful and sweet. Using mini vodka bottles and jelly beans, you can create a cheerful mini-fridge-sized drink with a kick. It's the perfect way to get a little of your inner child into your adult beverage!


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The anatomy of an acoustic guitar and a human body have more similarities than you would think. This lesson shows you how to identify all parts of an acoustic guitar, including the head, the neck, and the body. You’ll understand directional terminology such as “up” the neck and “down” the neck, and explore the basics of electronic extras.


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Are you having trouble knitting in the round? Learn how to make a smooth color change in circular knitting - known to the experts as a jogless color change. Use a knitting marker and learn to knit your first color change row into the previous color to disguise the knitting spiral. Tie up loose ends sooner than later and thread them to duplicate the back of a stitch for a smooth seam. Here’s to a seamless change!


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A recent book written by Sam Harris called The Moral Landscape argues that science can answer moral questions, and has caused quite a bit of discussion on the matter. Enter into this dialogue, and discover what both sides of the debate have to say. In this lesson from Plato Footnote, learn what makes a fact, fact, and what contributions science can make in the field of ethics (for example). Finally, this lesson concludes with a short exploration of moral relativism, Plato, and the divine.


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Math teachers hear it all the time: “When are we ever going to use this?” Python is just one programming language that uses arithmetic operations, from simple addition and subtraction all the way to floor division and exponents. This tutorial by Learn to Program runs through the basics of Python’s seven operators. Start putting that old math to work!


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Make your webpage interactive by designing user events that call functions! In this third of three lessons on functions from Learn to Program's JavaScript series, discover how you can create a page that will respond to certain events or actions. See how to make a button page visitors can click, set up functions to execute once the page has loaded, and have the page respond to a user hovering the mouse over a button or word.


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War: what is it good for? Find out using backward induction to solve the Escalation Game, courtesy of William Spaniel's Game Theory 101 lesson. Should State 1 accept the status quo, or threaten State 2? If threatened, should State 2 concede, or escalate to war? Learn how each state can work backward to determine its opponent's optimal strategies, figure out its maximum payoff at each decision point, and discover why peace really is the answer.


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Need some tips for how to apply makeup? In this lesson, Hayley reveals her everyday makeup tricks, from eyeshadow to lips. Her go-to everyday look consists of light eyeshadow blends, brow blends, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick. Blend like a pro after this quick lesson and learn to look fabulous every day! Get your hands on the products that Hayley uses by visiting the attachments at the paperclip.


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For loops are the most commonly used loops when programming in Python, because they are so powerful. If you know how many conditions you will be utilizing, for loops have a number of features that while loops do not offer. This tutorial by Learn to Program covers when you should use for loops, and demonstrates some of the customizations available to you.


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You've tackled Game Theory 101, so what's next? William Spaniel gives you a sneak preview of more advanced Game Theory concepts such as repeated games and incomplete information. What the heck is a Bayesian Nash equilibrium? Who gets a better deal in a negotiation, and why? How and when is war inefficient? Why do people vote? All these questions and more can be answered with the magic—um, science—of game theory!


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Have you ever lost points on a game theory assignment or test because you came to a slightly wrong conclusion? In this installment of his series on Game Theory, William Spaniel reveals one of the most frequent mistakes game theory students make: expressing mixed strategy Nash equilibria as decimals, not fractions. William demonstrates why 1/3 is not the same as .33, supporting his claim that when solving game theory equations, its always safe to stick with fractions.


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Do we have free will, or do we just boil down to particles following the laws of physics? Professor Massimo Pigliucci from Plato Footnote leads us into a world where science and philosophy collide by discussing the concept of reductionism. This lesson also includes an explanation of the difference between ontological and epistemological reductionism, and how these debates come to bear on ideas of emergent properties, morality, and free will.


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If statements and else statements truly are a match made in heaven. Like black and white, true and false, or 0 and 1 - if and else statements work together so that when one’s conditions are not met, the other steps in to take over. In this straightforward tutorial by Learn to Program, you will learn how to write your own else statements in Python.


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Science clearly progresses. All the time, new discoveries are made, advancements in medicine are discovered, and theories are refined. But what does philosophy achieve? When asked about philosophers do you think of wise long-bearded men who sit and talk in circles, never reaching any conclusions or useful agreements? While philosophy may not answer the same questions that science does, it doesn’t aim to. So learn what philosophy has to offer, and what progress in the field actually achieves.


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Find and handle errors and exceptions in your Python code using a few easy statements! The try and catch method of handling errors and exceptions allows you to catch all data that does not apply to a try statement and specify code for it in an except statement. This tutorial by Learn to Program shows you how to write try and except statements that allow you to handle page errors with ease.


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You've learned how to make page links and anchors that will allow your web browser to travel within and without your website. Now see how to use CSS (Cascade Style Sheets) to determine how your links will appear before and after someone has clicked on them, and when people hover their cursor over the link. Learn To Program teaches you to change color, font size and style, and to underline your links.


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What is metaphysics, and what do metaphysicians discuss? How does metaphysics overlap with science? Plato Footnote introduces you to two robots having just this conversation. Join in for the chance to learn about issues of existence and realism, with a focus on questions of time, causation, and general relativity. Note: This lesson is crucial to watch before attempting any time travel, as it explains causal loops.


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Elif statements allow you to stretch your data comparisons into infinity! Sandwiched between if and else statements, elifs allow you to check for multiple conditions, provided that the if statement’s condition is not met. Once you have mastered if, else and elif statements with this tutorial by Learn to Program, you will be on your way to making useful, flexible Python code.


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