Dan Bernal

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What I Tell My Friends Who Ask Me What Binoculars to Buy

At any given time, I’m probably within about ten feet of a pair of binoculars. At least that’s the case if I’m home, driving, or camping, which are …

Death Star Engagement Ring

17 Landscaping Ideas For A Low-Maintenance Yard

Spend less time taking care of your yard and more time relaxing in it.<p>You want to spend your time out in the yard relaxing and enjoying the space, not constantly fighting a losing battle against Mother Nature. You don't need to hire a landscaping crew to smite weeds and wrangle hedges for you, …

Don't run out of money in retirement: Here's how much to use per year, and why

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I am confused about "safe withdrawal rates" from retirement accounts. I've read that withdrawing 4% of savings each year is the gold standard that financial planners utilize to ensure that life savings are preserved in retirement.<p>However, if the Standard & Poor's 500 index returns on …

The best telescopes for beginners

<i>By Colin Rosemont</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>Few things are as awe-inspiring as being …

The Definitive Guide To Every Type Of Tie Knot

A complete guide on how to tie a tie. From the Full Windsor and Four-in-Hand to the Granchester and Bow Tie, mastering these 8 popular tie knots will …

4 Reasons Why You Should Photograph the Winter Night Sky

I am no expert, but for me, photographing the night sky is a challenge because the process is very different than what you would do in photographing …

Let’s examine the Ducks’ OT strategy of waiting out, exhausting the Oilers (Video)

The addition of three-on-three overtime to decide regular season games is one of the best changes the NHL has made in … well … decades. It can be …

Expert Advice: 8 Tips for a Meadow Garden from Grass Guru John Greenlee

John Greenlee paints with grasses. His colorful meadow gardens, created for clients around the world, are environmentally friendly alternatives to a …

Green Comet Will Pass Near Earth—With a Twin

A rare double comet is buzzing by; here’s how to see it for yourself.<p>A rapidly brightening green comet is making a historically close encounter with Earth on Monday, March 21. And following right behind it like a tagalong sibling is a second, smaller comet.<p>The green comet, named 252P/LINEAR, is …

Astronomy

Everything You Need To Know About Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job (even if you have a tiny kitchen!), so it makes sense that you'd have a lot of questions about the process. …

These Crockpot Carnitas Will Take Your Taco Tuesday To The Next Level

Step 1<p>If you bought your pork butt whole, cut it off the bone and remove most of the fat cap (you want some fat, but the fat marbled within the meat …

20 Modern American Farmhouses That Update Tradition

With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something special about farmhouses that recalls a bygone era.<p>But that doesn't mean they have to be stuck in the olden days. In fact, many architects have created new homes that are inspired by the classic structure, while …

Architecture

5 Ways to Arrange Furniture in a Long, Narrow Living Room

Long, narrow living rooms can be a chore to lay out and decorate, not to mention live in. Nobody wants to feel like they're entertaining in a train …

3 Reasons It's Smart to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

If you can swing it, there are some very good reasons to not delay starting to collect Social Security. Here are three -- see if they persuade …

Texas Brisket

Special equipment: 6 cups hickory wood chips, soaked in water for 30 minutes<p>Rinse brisket thoroughly under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. …

Cooking

Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of …

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

Starting to collect Social Security early will result in smaller checks, but that's much less of a problem than you think. Here's why you might want …

Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Plants

Test Internet Speed from Command Line on Windows, Mac and Linux

In order to test our broadband speed, we generally visit online speed testing sites like Speedtest.net or Fast.com, however there are many a times we …

Small container home scores BIG on simplistic comfort

Today’s homify story celebrates a small container home in Amazon, that is very low in dimensions but offers modern day comforts in a simple manner. …

Drafts No More: How To Add Weatherstripping to Your Doors

It's inevitable – unless you take this time to escape to warmer climates, those cold winds will find you this winter. To help keep your home cozy …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? MIT Scientists Say Let Them Watch You Do This (But Most Parents Are Afraid To) | Inc.com

Imagine you're a parent. You want the best for your children--and you're convinced, based on science, that it's very important for them to learn grit and tenacity.<p>So, you work hard to make sure that you praise your kids the right way--always for their efforts, never for their innate characteristics …

Self-improvement

Look Up! Grab Your Binoculars to See a Newfound Comet

A newfound comet is putting on a show in the night sky now, and you should be able to see it with a pair of binoculars.<p>The comet C/2017 O1 ASAS-SN …

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we’re off it, we under perform and become incapable.<p>Isn’t this absurd?<p>In his …

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's what researchers say.<p>1. Don't tell them they can be anything …

New York University

PhotoshopCAFE, Adobe, and Canon USA Take on the Solar Eclipse

Colin Smith of PhotoshopCAFE teamed up with Adobe Principle Creative Director, Russell Brown, and the Canon USA team to photograph the solar eclipse …

Check Out This Gorgeous Eclipse Time-Lapse Video and Learn How It Was Filmed

Daniel Dean knew the total solar eclipse would be an incredible opportunity for him to capture something amazing. A few months prior to the eclipse, …

This is What a Solar Eclipse Looks Like to a Weather Satellite

Yesterday, we shared what a total solar eclipse looks like to a weather balloon floating in near space. If you want to zoom out even <i>more</i>, check out …

Space

What Is NASA Doing With the 53 Nikon D5 Cameras It Just Ordered?

NASA has a long history of sending cameras to space. Most notably, Hasselblad medium-format and Nikon SLRs and DSLRs have been NASA's go-tos for …