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Turmoil at one of the world's largest oil producers might drive up prices

Venezuela's oil production could fall by a half million barrels per day in 2016, according to a recent estimate from Barclays. Electricity blackouts, financial distress, lack of maintenance, and a shortage of imported light oil for processing could lead to faster declines in the South America …

5 Reasons to Shoot With Small Apertures.

Size Matters With Big Numbers and Small Holes<p>Small apertures (or big f-numbers) have a bad name. We are conditioned to constantly be chasing huge …

Landscape Photography

26 grooming and style hacks every guy should know

There are certain things every guy should know about his appearance.<p>From how to match your dress shoes to your suit and how often you should get your hair cut to even how to shave, these tips will make every guy's life a whole lot easier.<p>There's bound to be at least one thing you didn't know.<p><i>Megan</i> …

Men's Fashion

BIY 2 Bike Kit - Build any bike with bamboo in 5 hours

TOP UP FOR BIY 2 - NO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST IS REQUIRED FOR BACKERS<p>Above are the top ups for the kit. Additional Shipping cost is not required for …

FROM SHOP TO LOFT

Jacopo Gallito<p>as Architects<p>This accommodation/studio has been built for a young professional from Torino in the rooms where there had been a store up …

Our 24 favorite military movies everyone should see

Few things have the power to transport people as the cinema.<p>Who can forget Robert Williams' "Good morning, Vietnam" to Marine Corps DI Hartman's memorable quotes.<p>The following list is of our favorite military movies.

The 22 best documentaries on UK Netflix

From killer whales and dinosaurs to Banksy and Cobain, UK Netflix has a lot of treasure in its documentary vaults. <i>Empire</i> have chosen (<b>in no</b> …

Anna Wintour

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Living Rooms

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Filmmaking

Watch This Artist Create Beautiful Calligraphy Using Different Pens And Techniques

Designer, calligrapher and stationery enthusiast King Blotto III creates short videos of beautiful calligraphy that are an absolute delight to watch. …

This Photoshop Trick Lets You Easily Fix Color Fringing

Photoshop and Lightroom both have built-in tools for dealing with chromatic aberration (AKA color fringing), but in some cases the features don’t …

Tutorials

2015 Holiday Gift Guide For People Who Love Photography

Giving a gift to a photographer can be a tricky thing. We’re picky about our gear, and those T-shirts with cheesy photography jokes aren’t quite as …

Photography

The 10 Best Restaurants In The U.S., According To TripAdvisor

America the beautiful. 🍴<p>It's tricky to name the best fine-dining restaurants in the U.S.: There's food, and there's price, and then there's ambiance to consider.<p>And nobody knows how to judge all three like a traveler does. TripAdvisor has released a nomad-vetted list of the top fine-dining …

Lenovo's latest pro laptops pack 4K and Xeon processors

There are plenty of workstation laptops that claim to deliver on the promise of heavy-duty computing on the road, but they're not usually <i>that</i> much different on the inside than a garden variety portable. You can't say that about Lenovo's monster new ThinkPad P50 and P70 systems, though. The two not …

A Mega Leica 28 Summilux f/1.4 Lens Review by Kristian Dowling

Apple loves this new security cam and its 1TB of storage

Home security system manufacturer Uniden just released a swanky new system that can store 120 days’ worth of data and, if you want one, you’ll have to go directly through the manufacturer or Apple.<p>The Uniden Wireless DVR HDD comes with two cameras and a 1TB drive for storing your home movies like …

Trey Ratcliff Designed an Ultimate Camera Bag, and Now It’s Blowing Up

It seems that when the Internet’s most followed photographer designs a camera bag, the world of photography listens. Travel photographer Trey …

Shopping

Showers Pass Double Century RTX Jacket

Versatile, waterproof shell fits and breathes well<p>Showers Pass the place sits high in Humboldt County, California. In the mid-nineties I spent a year living and playing there. That winter was also one of the wettest periods I can recall: We went 52 days in a row with rain or some sort of …

Liv Intrigue 1

May evoke visions of enduro-racing glory<p>I knew that with its 5.5 inches of travel, the Liv Intrigue 1 would probably be fun on descents. But I'm a cross-country racer at heart. I want to climb fast, and I didn't expect to get much help to the top from the aluminum-frame Intrigue, which felt heftier …

Yeti ASR C Race

It has a split personality. (We love both.)<p>What is this bike for? I asked myself that question several times while riding the ASR C. At first I obsessed about what it wasn't. With more relaxed handling and a softer suspension tune than a typical 102mm-travel cross-country bike, the ASR C lacks the …

2015 Buyer's Guide: Trek Domane Disc 6.9

It's not perfect—just spectacular<p>The Domane Disc 6.9 has its quirks. But I also think it may be the smartest, friendliest bike I've ridden.<p>I'll start with the quirks—namely, the signature IsoSpeed decoupler pivot, which allows the seatmast to flex farther and more easily than if it were rigidly …

Recommended: Osprey Syncro 3 Hydration Pack

We loved the smart details on this minimalist pack<p>The Syncro 3 hydration pack was my first experience with Osprey, and I was super impressed by the smart, well-thought-out details on this pack.<p>The Syncro 3 is new this spring, and it fills a much-needed role in my bag repertoire: For most of my …

Giro Sutton MIPS Helmet

Packed with safety technology and performance features for the city cyclist<p>The first helmet I bought was a BMX helmet so heavy it gave me chronic neck pain just to keep my eyes on the road. At the time I was just starting to ramble around town on an old mountain bike, and I was too insecure in my …

Cervélo S5 Dura-Ace Di2

The 2015 Cervelo S5 is more than just an aero bike—it's an amazingly fast road bike<p>Aero road bikes ask you to make a leap of faith—to believe that their wind-cheating benefits will make you faster, despite the fact that those benefits are hard to feel. Even riders who obsess over their power output …

6 Innovative Bike Locks

Keeping your bicycle safe has never been easier—or more fun

4 Bike Fit Tips to Knock Out Knee Pain

The simplest ways to find your perfect seat height and cleat position<p>You could spend a century's worth of riding time calculating your seat height with all the formulas out there. Five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault swore by his method of multiplying his inseam by 0.885, while fellow …

Volvo Life Paint Makes Cyclists More Visible

The highly reflective spray paint is transparent during daylight and lasts about a week<p>How much can a car company do to improve bicycle safety? This year, Volvo seems to be on a mission to find out. Long known for its commitment to safety features, the Swedish auto manufacturer is doing what it can …

Fox Unveils 2016 34 Float Fork and Float DPS EVOL Shock

New suspension can be easily tuned for your riding style and trail conditions<p>It’s spring and the weather is warming up and drying the trails. That means mountain bike season is starting to come out of its winter slumber in much of the country. It also means that companies are starting to officially …

Pinarello Launches Road Bike With Suspension for Tour of Flanders

Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas will be riding the Dogma K8-S this Sunday<p>Bike races over cobbles are great to watch on TV, but I always wonder how bad that has to hurt, especially on a stiff bike that's built for speed. It seems that the Classics aren't only races of attrition, but also contests …