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Don’t think you’re cut out for playing guitar? Think again! Everyone gets frustrated. Even Jimi Hendrix wasn’t a rock god from day one. Check out this lesson for advice on learning how to play guitar and the encouragement to keep doing it. You’ll surely want to continue pickin’ after hearing these words of wisdom. Practice and persist!


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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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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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You watched Tom Antos’ lesson on lighting a romantic scene and took his advice to heart. Keep learning! In this lesson, Tom continues sharing his lighting tips by discussing when and where to add fluorescent and LED lights to create more depth in your shot. Also, learn how you can get a scene to look and feel a certain way by using reverse angles when filming actors in tight shots.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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This lesson will teach the budding painter how to add dimension to an acrylic painting of the ocean by using the wet-on-wet technique. By layering and blending colors of wet paint, artists can create a realistic painting of ocean waves crashing, complete with variations in tone and color. This lesson teaches how to mix paint to achieve a richer picture, as well as how to add reflection to water and give sea foam the illusion of volume by using highlights and shadows.


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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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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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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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Why bend over backwards- or bend over at all- to pick up a tennis ball? Lock and Roll tennis teaches you how to perform Rafael Nadal's sweet trick for getting the tennis ball off the ground using just his feet. It's a stylish, hip, and effortless way to retrieve a ball, especially when you're practicing your tennis swings and have a lot of balls to collect!


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Was your mountain bike chain damaged while chasing wild trails? In this second of two lessons on repairing bike chains, Art's Cyclery teaches you how to identify, remove, and replace bad links in your bicycle chain. Learn how to retain the old pin so that you can use it to attach new links, how to line up and insert new links (using the tool you created using the previous lesson), and how to get the newly repaired chain flexible enough that it can make the journey home.


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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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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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Life's full of tough choices, and sometimes there's not just one right answer: there are infinitely many. In this Game Theory 101 lesson by William Spaniel, learn about scenarios in which a set of mixed strategies can lead to an infinite number of Nash equilibria. Review concepts like strict dominance, pure strategy Nash equilibria, and partially mixed strategies - and discover how one player's pure strategy can result in another player's indifference.


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