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Learning how to pick guitar chords resembles raking leaves: easy does it. Follow along with Your Guitar Sage and discover how to produce an open, whole sound with these basic chord techniques. This lesson covers where to place your fingers, how to arpeggiate in order to hear muted notes, and how to adjust your fingers to obtain a full chord sound.


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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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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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Looking for an exercise that’ll help you strengthen your core and lose weight? This Pilates workout for beginners teaches you how to practice ribcage breathing, curling sit ups, and head and shoulder raises. Inhale and exhale in a steady rhythm to get the ultimate workout. Get into a routine and watch your body change!


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Do you think your fingers lack the dexterity needed in order to play guitar? Never fear! This lesson shows you one of the most basic dexterity exercises that every beginning guitarist should practice. You’ll learn where to press down on the frets, how to pick and change frets, how to change strings, and how to move your fingers up the fretboard. It’s simple and you can go at your own pace.


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You may have called it a miracle when your best friend who’d previously flunked every algebra test received an “A” on the final, but according to philosopher David Hume, what you actually witnessed was an “unusual occurrence.” In this lesson from Plato Footnote, learn what distinguishes an “unusual occurrence” from a miracle, what qualifies as a miracle, and what accounts for the lack of miracles in our modern times. Finally, discover Hume’s opinion on both ancient and modern religions.


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Learn when and why to burn your bridges (i.e., limit your own options) in this lesson on creating credible threats in subgame equilibrium game theory. When two countries on opposites sides of a river are seeking control over an island - why should the first country invade the island, burn the bridge leading home, and cut off its route of retreat? Follow along with William Spaniel as he uses the Burning Bridge game theory scenario to illustrate the use of backward induction and credible threats.


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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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Discover the Centipede Game, a game theory conundrum where the inability of players to credibly commit prevents a high payoff ... in theory. But in practice, players defy predictions and continue playing the game for several rounds—leading to an ever higher payoff. Follow along with William Spaniel's Game Theory 101 lesson as he explains the theory, assumptions, and practice behind the commitment problems in this puzzling scenario.


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Why wear boring old flip flops when you could customize them to your own style? Sophie's World teaches you how to decorate flip flops with felt, markers, fleece, or bling - such as beads, rhinestones, and sequins. This is a great craft for kids or adults, and when you're finished you'll have a new glamorous or extra cozy pair of homemade sandals!


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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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The clothes may not maketh the man, but it's the cycle jersey that maketh the cycling champion! Art's Cyclery walks you through the three aspects to consider when selecting a cycling jersey: fabric, construction, and additional features. Learn about the importance of moisture wicking, the differences between a race cut and semi-fitted jersey, and get a list of some key additional features a more expensive jersey will include.


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How do you determine right from wrong when human lives are on the line? Follow along with Professor Massimo Pigliucci as he considers the philosophical and neurobiological answers to this question. This lesson offers a review of Aristotle's virtue ethics, Kant's deontology, and Bentham and Mill's utilitarianism, and then analyzes the classic philosophical thought experiment, the Trolley Dilemma. Learn how different parts of the brain are used for making rational versus emotional moral judgments.


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Are you learning how to play guitar? Interested in the mechanics of how to make a low-pitched noise versus a high-pitched noise? This lesson examines the basic physics of sound, from pitch range to volume control. Check out this lesson and discover how to create the sound you want - including how to adjust the volume of your guitar without a control knob!


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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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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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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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Are you an amateur guitarist? Aren’t we all? Check out this lesson for tips on basic fretting techniques. You’ll learn how to play on the fingertips, position your hand, curl your knuckle for a clean sound, and determine how many fingers to use when fretting. Absorb the principles necessary for becoming the next guitar hero.


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Programming a website and want to execute a specific action or command more than once? In this first of three parts on functions from Learn To Program's JavaScript series, learn how to create a function, which is a block of reusable code you can call in your html. Practice creating functions that can write a greeting or other message and attaching it to your JavaScript file.


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