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5 things learning guitar has taught me about life

Learning to play an instrument even moderately well takes effort, discipline and focus. I’m learning this all over again as our son tortures us during his first months of violin lessons. Great artists make difficult pieces look effortless. It’s not until you attempt some of these pieces that you realise how much work is required to reach and maintain this level of proficiency. Studies have identified many benefits associated with learning an instrument. Playing music is one of my favourite ways to unwind when I get stressed out and it’s been a source of pleasure for me and for audiences...

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4 ways to use Google’s online timer

Google is an awesome search engine but it has other practical applications which are not quite so obvious. Google Timer can help you to focus on a task for a period of time without continually watching the clock. Sure, you can set a timer on a smartphone, but the countdown timer is faster and easier if you’re already working in a browser. I’ve even created TextExpander snippets for time intervals I frequently use. How to start the countdown timer Just type set timer followed by a time interval into the Google search box. Here’s some examples to try out: set...