Eddie Van Halen’s Best Guitar Solos [VIDEO]

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The word virtuoso isn’t used lightly to describe musical and artistic genius. However, there are few better descriptors for Eddie Van Halen, who died on Tuesday at the age of 65 from throat cancer. The Van Halen guitarist redefined rock stardom, spreading joy and exuberance from the stage while making jaw-dropping technical moves look impossibly easy.

Born in 1955 in the Netherlands to a Dutch father and a mother from

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42 hobbies that can actually make you money

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Donald Trump Jr. urges hunters to vote for his father

Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpTrump campaign launches ‘Operation MAGA’ while president recovers from COVID-19 ‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic requests pardon from Trump: ‘Be my hero please’ Zaid Jilani discusses Trump’s move to cancel racial sensitivity training at federal agencies MORE released a new video on Wednesday encouraging hunters and other outdoorsmen to vote for his father next month. 

The president’s son, an avid hunter himself, highlighted moves by the Trump administration to make

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75+ Face Masks That Are Shipping Right Now

From Good Housekeeping

As the novel coronavirus pandemic surges on, the demand for face masks has some retailers scrambling to make more — and sometimes, finding a mask that’s actually in stock and ready to be shipped is tricky. Medical-grade surgical masks are in tight supply as healthcare workers on the frontlines in hospitals and clinics are facing a shortage of supplies; while these surgical masks and N95 respirators are designed for a single-use, many

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Ask Amy: Daughter-in-law doesn’t want to forgive adultery

Hotel door with do not disturb icon and female legs on the background; adultery concept

Dear Amy: Several years ago, my mother-in-law, “Betsy,” was unfaithful. This tore their family apart. More than once, Betsy asked my husband to “break the bad news” to “Anthony,” (his dad), and to comfort his father when he was devastated.

I was furious with her.

My parents were abusive during my childhood. My in-laws had always been wonderful. I saw

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Long Island restaurateurs make safety plans for winter during COVID

Igloos, greenhouse seating, creative uses of tenting.

Alternative solutions.

All this and more are being implemented by creative restaurant owners and food service providers across Long Island in an effort to make dining safer this winter in the time of COVID-19 protocols, a panel of experts said Wednesday in the latest in the Newsday Live series of online webinars.

Moderated by Newsday associate editor Joye Brown and Newsday economics reporter James T. Madore, the panel

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A mom of 8 used office cubicles to turn her lounge into a classroom for remote learning

The family purchased and assembled six cubicles in their living room. <span class="copyright">Heather James</span>
The family purchased and assembled six cubicles in their living room. Heather James
  • Heather James, a mom of eight, recently purchased six cubicles for her home in Tempe, Arizona.

  • Her children are taking online classes this fall, and the family was struggling to find enough space for everyone to have a designated place to learn and study.  

  • To solve the problem, James purchased office cubicles and transformed their entertainment room into a classroom.

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Step Inside ML Buch’s Digitized Art-Pop Wilderness

I am staring into the black of a FaceTime window when ML Buch materializes. She’s scrunched up in the driver’s seat of a stationary SUV, facing the phone on her dashboard. Through her rear window is a postcard-perfect view of rolling hills interrupted, in her enormous luggage compartment, by a mysterious jumble of dining chairs. “I’m moving stuff around right now,” she says in her half-asleep way, twisting her shirt collar with an air of

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CA Gov Gavin Newsom says theme parks won’t be reopening soon

Disneyland, and other large theme parks in California, won’t be reopening any time soon.

That’s the message California Gov. Gavin Newsom sent when asked about it during a press conference on Wednesday. The question came in the context of Disney Chairman Bob Iger’s recent departure from Newsom’s COVID-19 economy recovery task force.

Iger hasn’t publicly commented on the reason for his departure, but it came amid the news that his company, Disney, would lay off

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Cryptic Studios interview: Surviving Atari, working with Wizards, and a changing business model

Cryptic Studios is entering its third decade in the massively multiplayer online game market, where it started (like everyone else) in paid subscriptions before moving on to the free-to-play model.

In that time, CEO Stephen D’Angelo has seen the company grow from working on one game (City of Heroes) to now maintaining three MMORPGS: Champions Online (Cryptic also owns the pen-and-paper IP after the deal it had with Marvel fell apart and the studio pivoted

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Trinity’s Old Library to be redeveloped, refurbished

Trinity College Dublin’s conservation and redevelopment plans for its Old Library, home to the Long Room and manuscripts including the Book of Kells, have been granted permission by Dublin City Council.

This follows last month’s historic unveiling of the new Book of Kells Treasury and display, which forms the first component of these redevelopment plans.

As one of the great libraries of the world, the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin is one of Ireland’s

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House panel approves proposed law that stems from BB gun uproar | Legislature

The nationally-watched case of a Harvey fourth-grader suspended in a BB gun controversy arrived at the State Capitol on Wednesday when a House committee approved a bill that would give students and families more  appeal rights.

The measure, House Bill 83, would also require school boards to revamp discipline policies to account for the virtual learning landscape that has become commonplace because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The proposal cleared the House Education Committee without objection

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How to Avoid 10 Common Web Design Mistakes That Hurt SEO

Picture this.

You’ve spent a ton of time designing your website.

You’ve picked an attractive theme, added stunning images, and crafted compelling copy.

You’re sure visitors will love it (and you).

The only problem?

You aren’t getting any visitors.

In fact, your site is nowhere to be seen on Page 1 (or even #2 or #3) of Google.

What’s going on?

Well, here’s the thing.

Your web design might be the reason your site is

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Xbox marks the spot: New game helps put Southeast Alaska arts and culture on the map

The request was so unusual that Jeff Skaflestad was nearly certain it was a misunderstanding.

Would Skaflestad, a Hoonah-based, Norwegian-Tlingit artist, be interested in creating artwork to be used in a video game?

“When they first asked me the question, I had to make sure they knew I don’t do Western-style art,” Skaflestad said in a phone interview. “I didn’t understand how formline art could appear in video games. I thought, in the first moment,

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An affordable way to make college free

When the coronavirus pandemic sent students home in March, colleges scrambled to move courses online. 

Administrators, professors and students griped that the hastily developed remote classes were inferior to what was offered in-person, and often a worse experience than classes developed to be taught online. Jokes about Zoom University bounced around social media, and some families sued colleges, arguing they shouldn’t have to pay full tuition for what they viewed as a lesser education. 


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Checklist For Dealing With A Mechanically Damaged Vehicle

UNITED STATES—If your car has started showing signs of trouble like a strange new noise under the hood or new indicator lights turning on, you may be worried about what to do next. Mechanical problems can be stressful, but with a clear  plan you can tackle this unexpected bump in the road.

You won’t be able to make a decision about how to proceed with your vehicle if you don’t know what exactly is

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Tips for pet owners ahead of Hurricane Delta’s landfall

The Humane Society of the United States is urging individuals who may be impacted by Hurricane Delta to make a plan now.

They offer these suggestions for a disaster kit:

  1. Food and water for at least 5 days for each pet. Also bring bowls and a manual can opener if you are packing canned pet food.
  2. Medications for at least 5 days and all medical records, including vaccination history. Keep these stored in a waterproof
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2020 Hack-A-House Winners Announced

Newswise — Salt Lake City – Today, Ivory Innovations announced the winners of Hack-A-House 2020, a student-driven entrepreneurial competition resulting in innovations to reduce housing costs. The first ever all-virtual Hack-A-House competition included more than 170 participants from 20 universities from across the nation. A total of $10,000 was awarded, with winners in three categories taking home $3,000 each and $1,000 for the “People’s Choice” award.

“Hack-A-House is by design setup to engage, encourage and

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10 Halloween decorations an interior designer would buy at Dollar Tree right now

Dollar Tree has a bunch of affordable decorations for Halloween. <span class="copyright">Dollar Tree</span>
Dollar Tree has a bunch of affordable decorations for Halloween. Dollar Tree
  • Dollar Tree is selling a range of Halloween decorations for just $1 per item. 

  • Insider asked an interior designer to pick her favorite Halloween items from the discount chain. 

  • Designer-approved items included orange string lights, spooky tea-light holders, and sparkly jack-o’-lanterns. 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Spooky season is upon us, and that means bargain-priced Halloween decorations are on sale at Dollar

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Obninsk, Russia, home of the world’s first nuclear power plant, gets its first synagogue

(JTA) — A synagogue has opened for the first time in Obninsk, a city near Moscow that was built in 1945 to accommodate the staff of the world’s first nuclear power plant.

Around 400 Jews, including some from Moscow seeking to move out of the city, make up the city’s Jewish population, according to the Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia. The nuclear plant had many Jewish employees and some of their families stayed in

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