Guitar Lessons for Beginners Archive - Free Guitar Lessons Online - Acoustic and Electric Guitar Lessons The following free guitar lessons have been created with the beginner in mind. It is suggested that new guitarists begin at lesson one, spending at least one week learning the exercises and songs in that lesson before moving on. Learning to relax while playing guitar will help immeasurably, so be sure to have fun! Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson One Have you always wanted to play guitar, but never got around to actually getting started? Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Two This free guitar lesson picks up where lesson one left off. Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Three Lots more instruction for beginner guitarists in lesson three, including learning a blues scale, a new strumming pattern, three new chords, and many new songs. Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Four In the fourth installment of this this free guitar lesson series, we learn about power chords, note names on the sixth and fifth string, new strumming patterns, plus a whole bunch of new songs.
HTML & CSS From Scratch in 30 Days This class is perfect for anyone with a great website idea or just an interest in learning how to code. This is a beginner-level class so if you have basic computer literacy and an internet connection, you're all set. Learn at your own pace. You'll leave this class with the skills to create your very own stylish, professional, and responsive website. What You Will Learn HTML and Web Fundamentals. What You'll Make Spread throughout the course are Code Challenges. Handouts and Resources You will be provided with extensive handouts and suggested reference materials to continue your learning even after the course.
How Startup Valuation Works - Illustrated How would you measure the value of a company? Especially, a company that you started a month ago – how do you determine startup valuation? That is the question you will be asking yourself when you look for money for your company. Create an infographic timeline like this on Adioma Let’s lay down the basics. Why does startup valuation matter? Valuation matters to entrepreneurs because it determines the share of the company they have to give away to an investor in exchange for money. How do you calculate your valuation at the early stages? Figure out how much money you need to grow to a point where you will show significant growth and raise the next round of investment. How to Determine Valuation? Seed Stage Early-stage valuation is commonly described as “an art rather than a science,” which is not helpful. Traction. Reputation. Revenues. For consumer startups having a revenue might lower the valuation, even if temporarily. Hotness of industry. Not necessarily. It comes down to two strategies.
PROGRAMS — Prevent Human Trafficking DATES: July 14 - 28, 2014 DEADLINE for application and full payment of $3,000 May 15th at 11:59 EST (notifications will be sent by June 1st) What will you get out of this program: Running since 1999, this intensive, highly competitive program offers participants concerned with human trafficking unique access to some of Southeast Asia's preeminent scholars, activists, organizers and government officials at the forefront of the global anti-trafficking movement. Participants will travel extensively to gain local insights and perspectives on effective strategy, while benefiting from direct exposure to the surroundings which often propel trafficking. WARNING: It will change your life! Participants will: Topics Explored Qualities required: The ideal candidate will demonstrate: Program Fee: USD $ 3,000 per participant - includes deposit, accommodation, breakfast & lunch (and a few group dinners), transport within Thailand (flights, train and private van) and 24/7 in-country assistance. Logistics:
15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read Young-adult books are almost inescapable, even if you haven't visited the teen section of your local library since high school. Big-budget movie adaptations of young-adult books like Divergent and The Maze Runner come out next year and John Green's bestselling YA novel The Fault in Our Stars was included in many of last year's best book roundups that were otherwise full of adult fiction. It's a genre that readers have realized is not just for high schoolers. Like any new genre, it can be hard to know where to start. These fifteen titles should give you a good base. 1. "I am a good guy. Image courtesy of Simon & Schuster 2. Another New York Times bestseller from Laurie Halse Anderson! Image courtesy of Penguin 3. When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. Image courtesy of Penguin 4. Image courtesy of Candlewick Press 5. All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. Image courtesy of Random House
Conversion: Big Data's Sidekick inShare15 You can’t have missed the buzz about how big data tools can take your business to a whole new level. They can, but, by themselves, they are not going to solve all your business challenges. Often, they suggest opportunities you can turn into insight and specific solutions. But, other factors directly influence how successful your big data strategies will be. One of the most important factors influencing success is integrating conversion rate optimization principles into your business practice. Do you want to know how satisfying your customer experience is? If you want those big data tools to work for you, you need to pay relentless attention to the principles of conversion rate optimization. Optimizing conversion rates is not exciting. There is a part of the big data/conversion equation many overlook. As you monitor the big data landscape, keep in mind basic analytics are still a powerful way to understand how to improve customer satisfaction. Data is nice.
The War on Marijuana in Black and White: Report June 3, 2013 OVER-POLICING Between 2001 and 2010, there were over 8 million pot arrests in the U.S. That’s one bust every 37 seconds and hundreds of thousands ensnared in the criminal justice system. WASTED TIME AND MONEY Enforcing marijuana laws costs us about $3.6 billion a year, yet the War on Marijuana has failed to diminish the use or availability of marijuana. STAGGERING RACIAL BIAS Marijuana use is roughly equal among Blacks and whites, yet Blacks are 3.73 times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession. UPDATE (09/11/2013): In the original version of this report, the Minnesota dollar figure under "Money spent enforcing marijuana possession laws in 2010" on page 158 was mistakenly printed as $94,838,792.
Easy Homemade Cronuts Recipe | off the (meat)hook Have you heard about the cronut craze that’s sweeping the nation? Here’s the story in a nutshell: some guy in New York took the fried, glazed goodness of a donut and introduced it to the flaky layers of a croissant. They had a baby and behold, the cronut was born. Now if you’re like me, all this has you thinking: I MUST POSSESS A CRONUT AND PUT IT IN MY MOUTH. I have now concluded that it is easier and faster to make cronuts at home than to stand in line and buy one. This is not really a recipe, but more of a how-to, because the secret to easy homemade cronuts is buying frozen croissants. How To: Easy Homemade Cronuts (with pictures!) 1 package Trader Joe’s frozen croissantsoil for frying – vegetable or grapeseedabout 1 cup powdered sugar1 orange or lemonvanilla paste or extract The night before, prepare a pan with parchment paper and cooking spray and place the frozen croissants on it, well spaced. Keep a close eye on them as they may brown very quickly.