Mike Pierani

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Retro-Bit Releasing R-Type Compilation, More For Original Nintendo Consoles

If 2017 proved anything, it’s that classic gaming is still very much in demand. One glance at the sales numbers for the SNES Classic Edition and …

This Gravy Recipe For One Is The Best Way To Enjoy Thanksgiving All Year Long

The fourth Thursday in November shouldn't be the only time you grace your dining table with a bucket of gravy. Sometimes you're eating mashed …

The Ultimate Meat Lasagna Recipe

I know everyone thinks theirs is the ultimate lasagna recipe, but with twice the meat and cheese filling as most recipes, this lasagna really is the …

How to treat your terrarium

You know things are bad when you recognise the trends all the cool kids are doing from the last time round. Back in the 1980s I pored over Dr DG Hessayon’s <i>The House Plant Expert</i>. It was my childhood bible. Out of all his projects, the bottle garden was the one that captured my imagination the most: …

Plants

The top ten most mind-bending optical illusions of the year

If you’re a fan of visual tricks you need pay close attention to the illusion of the year competition.<p>The organisers Neural Correlate Society have …

Sneakerheads Love This Store That Auctions Shoes Starting at 99 Cents

If there’s one thing sneakerheads like more than copping rare and select shoes, it’s getting them for below retail price. Nothing is truly sweeter …

7 Signs You're Eating Too Much Sugar

From premature ageing to unexplained bloating.<p>Sugar and refined carbohydrates are considered 'empty calories', mainly because they don't contain any …

Grumpy Solves Your October Gardening Woes

1. Deer keep eating my pansies and violas. What cool-weather flowers that they won't bother can I plant now? —Aronna<p><b>Grumpy Says:</b> Snapdragons would …

20 essential Windows keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Let your fingertips fly.<p>Compared to reaching for the mouse or navigating a menu, a single keyboard shortcut shaves a moment off your task. This might not seem like much, but add up all those saved moments over a week or a month, and you're gaining a substantial chunk of time. That's why it's …

Software

6 ideas to help you start using color gels

The use of color gels expands the possibilities and helps you create plenty of different looks. If you’re just discovering color gels, Ted Sim of …

We're in the throes of Stephen King mania, again. Here's why his scary stories resonate

Pop culture is in the midst of a full-on<p>Stephen Kingboom. Again.<p>On the heels of the historic box office success of Warner Bros.' $478 million-grossing "It" remake — now the biggest R-rated horror movie in history — come a cluster of King adaptations led by Netflix's "Gerald's Game" and "1922," …

Horror

Growing your own fruit and vegetables: 5 common gardening myths debunked

Including 'I don't have space' and 'I can't because I rent'.<p><b>Growing your own food can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience, yet many don't get</b> …

Should You Actually Be Clearing Out Your Pores?

Here's what science has to say.<p>Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. From scrubs to …

8 Ways to Go From Quitter to Go-Getter

Persistence, more than talent, determines how far you go and where you end up.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success, more than anything, is an attitude you carry about yourself and your life. We are all capable of confidence, of having it all, losing it all and …

How to Prepare the Amazing Appetizing Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon

Many people nowadays wish to prepare healthy and tasty recipes at their home. They do not have enough time and patience to cook the most complex …

Release Date Set For Stephen King’s ‘It’ Sequel After Box Office Success – Early Details On Chapter 2

Less than three weeks ago, the remake of Stephen King’s <i>It</i> hit theaters and immediately started breaking records, but The Losers Club is far from …

How to Know if You’re Progressing in Your Photography

Tokyo flash. Woman with umbrella. Ginza, 2017Progress: Gaining more self-confidence in your photography and art.Dear friend,The only way I would …

Street Photography

This Hack Lets You Take Amazing Macro Photos With Any Smartphone

Always fascinated about Macro Photography, bokeh and sharp images of tiny little objects? Want to shoot like a professional Macro Photographer but …

1 Thing We Learned About Every NBA Team During the Offseason

Every NBA offseason is more enlightening than the previous one. It has to be.<p>Competitive landscapes change on a whim, so the Association's teams must do the same. Some reinvest in a model that's working, while others opt for full-tilt reboots. New contenders emerge. Established ones bow out.<p>Free …

NBA

This Quick Mental Exercise Will Bring You Immediate Clarity & Motivation | Inc.com

A common way to clarify what you want in life is by imagining yourself on your death bed. Similarly, Dr. Stephen Covey invites readers of <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> to imagine their own 80th birthday party.<p>What kind of legacy would you like to <i>leave behind</i> is the idea.<p>Although imagining your …

Self-improvement

From the archives: Gardening show blossomed

This story was first published on Sept. 16, 2007, in the Montreal Gazette.<p>“We are glad to see that the taste for Horticulture, one of the most simple …

Gardening

Wychwood Manor: A 1920s house and gardens, restored and transformed

On a south-facing ridge in the Evenlode valley, the Arts-and-Crafts-style garden of a 1920s house has been given a facelift in recent years, …

Why verbena has captured our garden hearts

It sometimes seems that every car park, roundabout, back garden or park is smattered with <i>Verbena bonariensis</i>. It is not a “designer” plant any more – that ship sailed long ago – but it fits in effortlessly wherever it is added. So I guess I am advocating even more to please the butterflies.<p><i>V.</i> …

Landscaping

You’re Going to Want All of These New Fall Floral Arrangements

Now that we're well into September, we have a serious case of autumn on the brain. And what welcomes the cozy season more than a bouquet of fresh …

Gardens: what to do this week

Visit the Brunei Gallery roof garden, plant a Japanese anemone, install a wall-mounted water butt<p><b>Visit this</b><p>Need a break from the bustle during a trip out in London? The roof garden at Soas’s Brunei Gallery, part of the University of London near Russell Square, is a hidden gem. Peter Swift’s design …

Plants

Seize some seeds from the garden for planting next year

As the gardening season winds down and you pick the season's last vegetables let some plants go to seed and harvest them for planting next year.

Gardening

Photographer Captures Ethereal Beauty of Flowers Floating Like Ballerinas Under Water

Dutch artist and product designer Anne ten Donkelaar arranges and photographs flowers underwater, thus capturing a “silent image of a spirited dance.” In this series, titled <i>Underwater Ballet</i>, the artist’s floral “ballerinas” dance and seemingly float around in still waters. They dreamily pose and …

Ornamental bulbs that are good enough to eat

Alliums which we know as garden plants are prized ingredients in other parts of the world. Here’s why…<p>It’s officially bulb-planting season again, but for a greedy gardener like me there is often a tense trade-off between what space I dedicate to ornamentals and what I leave for edibles in my tiny …

Gardening

How to save seed: select the best plants for improved performance

Saving your own seed is not only wholesome and thrifty, it allows you to slowly improve your stock of seed until you are growing plants that have adapted to your conditions. Germination improves, plants better withstand wind or rain, flowers appear earlier and for longer. And this (late summer, …

Gardening