Alan Parsons

134 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | 5 Followers | @AlanParsons7lss | Keep up with Alan Parsons on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alan Parsons”

Naming Ourselves

Before first contact on Turtle Island, we Native peoples were simply ourselves. We, of course, had identities, the names by which we knew, and still …

A Toaster Just for Bacon Will Make Every Meal So Much Better

If you find your kitchen counters cluttered with food-specific gadgets and appliances, you finally have a good reason to get rid of them all. The …

Our Favorite Reader Photos from "The Great Outdoors" Assignment

Outdoor photography is a favorite with <i>Shutterbug</i> readers so this was a very competitive assignment. But we were looking for more than just your …

Photography

How I Turned $3,000 Into a Successful Fine Art Photo Business

About a year and half ago, after what seemed like a lifetime of living paycheck-to-paycheck (paying off student loans and other debts) my wife and I …

Customer Service

Rofis TR20 Angle Light

Angle lights aren’t new, however you do not see a lot of lights that will convert from traditional to angle – especially in modern higher powered LED …

Learn how to read your histogram and nail exposure in just 2 minutes

Histograms are handy things. They either confirm that you’ve nailed your exposure or let you instantly see if you need to adjust. But, they can be …

How to Use Any Compass for Navigation | The Art of Manliness

<i>Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up, as did men of</i> …

Land Navigation: Finding Bearings & Topo Maps | The Art of Manliness

When I went to the ITS Tactical Muster a few years ago, one of my favorite skills that I learned was land navigation (land nav, for short). With …

WATCH: World's Largest Nerf Gun Able to Destroy... Watermelons?

Well, you can’t just build the World’s Largest Nerf gun and not try to do a little damage to a few targets, am I right?<p>Eclectical Engineering took …

Knife Review: Opinel No. 8 'Carbone'

An Opinel knife will never win a ‘World’s Sexiest Knife’ competition, and it has no mall-ninja pretensions whatsoever. It’s not made from fancy …

How to Make a Bug Out Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due …

How to Survive a Mountain Lion Encounter | The Art of Manliness

Spotting large predators in the wild is a thrill for any hiker or outdoorsmen, but coming face-to-face with a 220-pound cat can turn a walk in the …

Mountains

Land Navigation: How to Orient With a Map & Compass | The Art of Manliness

Welcome back to the Art of Manliness Land Navigation Manual. In Part I, we covered how to properly use a compass, how to shoot your bearings, and the …

Oklahoma

Building a Get-Home Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & …

Watch Chef Jacques Pépin Demonstrate 7 Mesmerizing Knife Techniques

Chef Jacques Pépin is a culinary legend. Take his master class in knife skills with this collection of how-to videos.<p><b>Chef Jacques Pépin</b>: This culinary master has done more to shape the way we eat today than we'll ever be able to quantify. His books and recipes are classics, but it's his cooking …

Becoming Antifragile: Beyond "Sissy" Resilience | The Art of Manliness

What’s the opposite of a person or organization that’s fragile?<p>If you ask most people this question, they’ll likely say “robust” or “resilient.” But …

To be a global role model, Canada must realize what sets it apart

Use words, not force. Make railways, not war. These overly simple ideas capture a national story – the Canadian one – that differs from those of most other countries.<p>Canada's story has increasingly been driven by persuasion. The American story has more often been shaped by war and violence: the …

This Is What Happens When a Neuroscientist Turns to Photography

As a young man, Eran Gilat began his university studies following in the footsteps of his biologist father. Gilat quickly realized that although he …

Medical School

Artist Delicately Cuts Paper to Look Like Whimsical Illustrations

Artist Parth Kothekar produces paper masterpieces with nothing more than a knife and a pair of steady hands. Sketching out his designs on single sheets of paper, with a simple paper-cutting knife in hand, he transforms his fragile medium of choice into intricate, incredibly delicate pieces of art. …

Sketching

The Knobby Root that Deserves Shelf Space in Your Fridge

This odd, knobby root deserves some shelf space in your fridge.<p>Jarred horseradish might be convenient, but it will never come close to the white-hot, mustardy and peppery intensity the freshly grated root lends to salsa verde, gremolatas, and creamy sauces. But to really unlock the knobby root's …

Bow Lake Clouds

Miles of Thread and a Giant Needle Weave Indoor Rainbows

Gabriel Dawe gives you the rainbow without the rain.<p>Imagine a rainbow that’s divorced from rain, water, or any kind of natural and uncontrollable events, a rainbow that will linger, flawless and unchanging, for however long you care to watch it. Gabriel Dawe makes these perfect rainbows reality.<p>The …

Everything You Need To Know About Beef Cuts In One Chart

Beef cuts don't have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it's chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is how to cook it.<p>The experts at the Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association created a chart of all the different kinds of beef …

Cooking

10 Questions to Find Your Passion

Dr. Kerry Petsinger<p>Entrepreneur, Mindset & Performance Coach, & Doctor of Physical Therapy Read full profile<p>Only 1 in 3 Americans are happy, …

10 awe-inspiring pieces of monochromatic art

Sometimes it can be daunting to erase colour from your work. Black and white brings it's own set of challenges - mastering light, shade and form …

Fairy Tales

How to Build a Quinzee Snow Shelter | The Art of Manliness

Whether you’re trying to survive in the frigid wilderness or you’re camping out in the winter for fun, building a quinzee is a great option for …

Remarkably Realistic Tattoo Portraits by Valentina Ryabova

Tattooing is an art that can be done in many different ways, and Valentina Ryabova from St. Petersburg, Russia has skillfully made her works look incredibly realistic. When you consider that the entire image is on skin, the depth that's achieved from subtle changes in hue and shading is …

Drawing

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

You May Be Strong . . . But Are You Tough? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Khaled Allen</i>.<p>As a little boy, I was scrawny, weak, and prone to illness (much like a certain former …