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Budget Breakdown: A Weekend DIY Turns a Neglected Garage Into a Backyard Hangout For $13K

A year after Ben Carstensen moved into his 1925 bungalow in Portland, Oregon, he had a mission: to get his backyard ready for the summer. "It was just filled with weeds and an old, dead tree," Carstensen says of the space. "I tore everything out and started with a blank canvas."<p>The focal point of …

Vintage

The Best Scotch Cocktails To Drink Your Way Into Fall

Summer was a lot of fun, but it’s over now. We just have to accept that and move on to bolder, peaty-er, smokier things. Because autumn is the perfect time to get into Scotland’s native spirit.<p>If you’re unfamiliar with Scotch, you might find it to be a little intimidating. That’s okay. We’re here …

Scotch Whisky

If You Buy Abortion Supporters’ Logic, You Also Have To Support Slavery

With President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, <i>Roe v. Wade</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Vatican Bombshell: McCarrick Conspiracy Uncovered!

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who served at the papal nuncio (that is, Vatican ambassador) to the United States from 2011-2016, has dropped an …

Pope Francis

Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If You Can’t Say No, Your Yes Means Nothing

Opinion<p>Posted: Aug 20, 2018 8:56 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>As an …

The spellbinding sounds of Siouxsie and the Banshees

July 19, 2018 In Features, VF Mixes<p><b>Spellbound sounds.</b><p>Originally founded by Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin in London, Siouxsie and the Banshees …

We're Calling It: Tiny Greenhouses Are the New She Sheds

Sure, "she sheds" are great, but there's no retreat quite like a garden. Something about being surrounded by plants always seems to soothe the soul.

It’s Official: Mini-Greenhouses Are Sweeping Backyards

We’ve had our eye on mini-greenhouses for a while now. We watched excitedly as their popularity grew over the course of the past year, and looked on, …

How To Tie The Perfect Windsor Knot In 5 Simple Steps

Named after the Duke of Windsor, tying your tie with the Windsor knot is a sure-fire way of proving you mean business in the boardroom while your tie …

Windsor

How to create a dragonfly garden

A freshwater source and appropriate plants are key to attracting these colorful insects.<p>If you want to attract dragonflies to your garden, there are …

reDiscover ‘Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud’, Miles Davis’ Groundbreaking Foray Into Modal Jazz

In 1957, 31-year-old <b>Miles Davis</b> – a veritable icon of cool – was the hottest name in jazz. Columbia, the trumpeter’s new label, issued his first two …

The church can no longer ignore the chasm between Catholicism and Catholics

It's an anniversary more important than you might think.<p>This summer marks 50 years since the publication of Pope Paul VI's encyclical, <i>Humanae Vitae</i>, …

Texas

Listen to the world’s ambient sounds filtered through Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies

Side Note<p>May—05—2018 02:45PM EST<p>I recently discovered the delightful website Cities and Memory, a project dedicated to compiling field recordings …

Ambient Music

5 Ways The Left Has Already Brought 'The Handmaid's Tale' To Life

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” a TV show based on a Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, has returned to Hulu for a second season. The Emmy award-winning …

Google AdWords

Pollinator Plants: The Best Perennials for a Pollinator Garden

Bring a biodiversity of insects to your pollinator patch by choosing native plants with different flower colors, shapes, sizes, and blooming periods. …

Benedictine nuns back at it again with a new album

Kansas City, Mo., Apr 27, 2016 / 04:52 pm (CNA).- A new album from the chart-topping community of Benedictine nuns in rural Missouri has an intimate …

Where to Find Tons of Free Classical Music Downloads

Musopen is a wonderful website dedicated to providing free classical music downloads to anyone who wants them. These classical pieces are public …

Classical Music

Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What to Do Instead)

In a nutshell, they simply don't work.<p>Over a half a century ago, Alex Osborne wrote an influential book called <i>Applied Imagination</i> that opined that "the average person can think up twice as many ideas when working with a group than when working alone." Managers must have been convinced because …

Science or silence? My battle to question doomsayers about the Great Barrier Reef

Around the world, people have heard about the impending extinction of the Great Barrier Reef: some 133,000 square miles of magnificent coral stretching for 1,400 miles off the northeast coast of Australia.<p>The reef is supposedly almost dead from the combined effects of a warming climate, nutrient …

Great Barrier Reef

Sex and Catholics: Our Views Briefly Explained

By Dave Armstrong | Catholics believe that sexuality has a fundamental purpose, decreed by God: procreation. Many Christians — who are fully willing …

Pencil drawing in 6 simple steps

The humble pencil is a ubiquitous and versatile drawing tool. To get the most out of it, there are some important considerations when picking your …

Drawing

The Best Explanation of Relativity and Reference Frames We’ve Seen

<b>Meet Hillary Diane Andales.</b><p>Hillary Diane Andales (BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE)<p>The 12th grader, who’s 18, lives in Tacloban City, Philippines, and made the …

Physics

What the ACLU Gets Wrong About the Separation of Church & State

America’s Founders did not want Congress to establish a national church, and many opposed establishments at the state level as well. Yet there was …

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl.

“Congratulations, it’s a boy!” Or, “Congratulations, it’s a girl!”<p>As a pediatrician for nearly 20 years, that’s how many of my patient relationships …

Mental Disorders

Holiday Playlist from YourClassical

While The Splendid Table focuses on making great food for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we also know that good music makes any gathering that …

What is Hipster Catholicism?

In an article that appeared in <b>America</b> over the summer, David Michael wrote:<p>Advertisement<p>Hipsters are drawn to craft beer, obscure cheeses, organic …

Watch Classical Music Come to Life in Artfully Animated Scores: Stravinsky, Debussy, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart & More

Stephen Malinowski has cultivated his own patch of YouTube ground over the years with the Music Animation Machine, slowly scrolling visual …

The Thistle And Shamrock: Seasons Of Mist

From the Celtic colors of Cape Breton Island to the amber of Highland Perthshire and the stunning autumnal displays of the Appalachian Ridges, we feature music from Maddie Prior, Dougie MacLean and The Critton Hollow String Band.