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24 hidden Windows settings to help you compute better

Take over Microsoft's operating system.<p>Windows has been with us since the mid-1980s. In that time, the operating system has amassed a huge number of features, functions, and settings. But some of them are easy to overlook. So we're shining a light on 24 hidden ways, from improving security to …

Operating Systems

Building Backpacking Skills Novice to Pro: The +1 Method

The Challenge of Backpacking<br>Like most hobbies, backpacking requires a diverse set of skills and equipment. But unlike other activities, getting in …

Hobbies

How I “scanned” old negatives with $0 budget, a DSLR and stuff I had at home

A few days ago, my boyfriend found some old 35mm negatives. I really wanted to see baby photos of him, so I was wondering: can I “scan” these films …

Photography

Google Opens Up Its Tech Training Program to All, Giving You a Reason to Learn New Skills

Google is offering 10,000 Americans access to subsidized online courses with the hope of recruiting some of the students.<p>If you want to work at Google someday but aren’t sure you have the resume for it, the company wants to train you. To help prospective employees bridge skills gaps, the tech giant …

College & University

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

How to become an Instagram sensation

13 questions with... Jeremy Jauncey<p>13 questions with... Jeremy Jauncey<p>1. Take your photo in the 'golden hour' - this is the time immediately after …

Five map and compass skills every outdoorsman should master

How to master the art of finding your way home.<p><i>This story originally appeared on</i> fieldandstream.com.<p>In the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, as you may remember, Johnny Depp’s character, Capt. Jack Sparrow, navigates with a magic compass whose needle points toward the object of the heart’s desire. …

Maps

The 7 Knives You Should Own

With these seven essential knives, you'll be equipped to take on steaks, branches, and even the occasional zombie.<p>These are the only knives you'll ever need for cooking, camping, and more.

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Digital Photography

15 Best Useful Free Linux Ebooks in PDF For Newbies by Pro Hacker

15 Best Useful Free Linux Ebooks in PDF For Newbies by Pro Hacker<p>15 Best Useful Free Linux Ebooks in PDF For Newbies by Pro Hacker<p>Click To Tweet<p>This …

40 great websites where you can learn something new every day

Today, the worlds of learning and personal or professional development are literally at your fingertips.<p>The open learning movement has made the opportunity to get smarter in your spare time completely accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and it's exploded in recent years.<p>On one of the …

Learning

15 Homemade Pancakes That Will Make You Skip Diner Brunch

It may seem <i>totally</i> necessary to hit up brunch every Sunday, right when that mad pancake craving hits you like clockwork. But before you know it, you’ve had too many mimosas, your bill is up to $40 and somehow it’s 3PM and you’re wondering where the heck the day has gone. The simple solution to this …

Breakfast

Time Titans Vintage Watches

For any watch lover, 47th Street in New York City is a goldmine. The Diamond District, which extends from 5th to 6th Avenue, is jam-packed with watch …

Watches

9 Mechanical Pencils for Your Everyday Carry

Somewhere in between the notes application on your phone and the box of Ticonderogas in the back-to-school section lies the mechanical pencil. If you …

Itero – Pocket Watches Are Back

In our everyday lives, we are bombarded with things that are screaming for our attention. Too often, we get caught in virtual reality and are …

Best Bushcraft Knife Review - Top 5 Bushcraft Knives

Before I give you my detailed pick of the 5 best bushcraft knives, I think it’s only fair to the newcomers out there to fully understand the meaning …

Knife Informer - In search of the Best Pocket Knife

If you’re searching for the best pocket knife then below you’ll find the leaderboards grouped by price which list our favorite pocket knives. All …

Everyday Carry Knives for the Distinguished Gentleman

Aside from the absolute essentials, like keys, phone and wallet, there’s one other indispensable item that adds daily convenience to your life: a …

Vca Knives

VCA - Voss Cutelaria Artesanal, is a Custom Knife maker run by Brazilian João Alexandre Voss. We don´t have much information on the knives, the …

Knives

Fixed-Blade Survival Knives

Few tools are as useful to outdoor enthusiast in an emergency as a sturdy fixed-blade knife. Reliable full-tang survival knives are constructed using …

For Sale: TSA-Confiscated Knives

A recent news item told how the TSA missed 95 percent of mock weapons and explosives smuggled through by undercover agents. Okay, first off, that’s …

Knives

Upgrade Your EDC With a Better Folding Knife

A good folding knife, first and foremost, needs to be functional. It needs to handle what you throw at it, day in and day out, unscathed. But beyond …

BWI traveler’s carry-on contained a hatchet, folding saw, smoke grenades and knives

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>General rules for traveling with carry-on baggage: Keep your liquids, gels, aerosols and creams in a 1-quart sized clear plastic bag. Don’t bring any containers larger than 3.4 ounces. Oh, and leave your smoke grenades and knives at home.<p>One traveler at BWI Thurgood …

Flying

American Craftsmen: Randall Made Knives

These handcrafted, American-made knives are built for a lifetime of use in the field, but handsome enough to put in a museum.<p>For the world's best knife-makers, there's a tendency to want it all. A great knife not only has to perform reliably in the field, it should look and feel like a …

Knives

Ten Uses for Survival Knives

Today, survival knives are owned by the casual outdoorsman as well as the survivalist. Here are a 10 things survival knives do well as pointed out …

Video: How to sharpen your knives

If you have a really nice set of chef knives, you’d know (or should know!) that the blades need to be maintained and sharpened to make life easier …

The Best EDC Folding Knives

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This list has been updated with new picks for 2017. Our previous picks can be found on page two.<p>A good folding knife, first and …

Knives

Buying Your First Watch - What You Need To Know

It can be nerve racking when it comes to <b>buying your first watch.</b> Combining the array of timepieces out on the market, with the price tag of some of …

How to Buy a Vintage Watch

Consider the watch above — a 1966 Rolex GMT-Master. The painted markers are discolored, cracked, and have long since lost their luminescence. The …