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How to Customize a Super Spook

The Heddon Zara Spook, a stogie-shaped, dog-walking stickbait, has been duping bass for more than 70 years. Heddon offers several versions, but the …

Four Must-Know Soft-Bait Rigs

Some soft baits come already rigged. Most of the rest use some version of these following methods.<p>A killer setup for bass, it just means hooking any …

These Anti-Aging Eye Creams Make a Difference You Can See

Sure, it was pretty sweet when you realized you had moves like Jagger, but we promise you’re not going to look nearly as cool with wrinkles like …

The 50 Best Dancehall Songs of All Time

<b>WHO CAN MAKE THE DANCE RAM?</b><br>By Edwin “STATS” Houghton<p>“Top ranking” is a phrase so common in the lexicon of dancehall reggae, it could almost be punctuation. That’s not to mention related terms like “highly rated,” “strictly the best,” and “tougher than tough.” It is doubtful, in fact, whether there …

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Cellphone Spy Tools Have Flooded Local Police Departments

Major cities throughout the U.S. have spent millions on mobile surveillance tools—but there are still few rules about what happens to the information they capture.<p>A little after midnight on November 28, 2014, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters filled the streets of downtown Chicago. The …

Surveillance

Loophole Lets Criminals Buy Untraceable 'Ghost Guns' Online

A legal loophole means that anyone, including criminals, can order a so-called “ghost gun” off the web without a background check – a gun with no serial number that can’t be traced.<p>The guns are built from kits and arrive in pieces, so under existing law, when they’re shipped, they aren’t guns. When …

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How to Catch Monster Winter Smallmouths

There’s a reason why Delaware and Susquehanna rivers guide Blaine Mengel doesn’t stow his rods after fall. Though smallmouth bass may be harder to …

What Makes a Quality Pair of Jeans?

In the period of 150 years, blue jeans have transitioned from workwear necessity to fashion staple. The uniquely American garment transcends social …

What colours say about your brand identity and industry

One of the most fundamentally important things to keep in mind when creating a piece of branding or logo design is the choice of colour. This is …

Artist Continues to Add Pop Culture Characters to Thrift Store Paintings

Looking for a little levity? Dave Pollot's clever oil paintings have always brought a smile to our faces. Pollot scours thrift shops for used paintings and prints, which are then transformed into humorous art pieces under his deft hand. He's mastered the art of finding just the right place to …

How to Make a Cross Joint - VICE Video: Documentaries, Films, News Videos

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Use These 100 Design Websites To Jumpstart Your Creativity

The web is an incredible place. In less than 30 years it completely changed the world connecting and empowering people. One of the biggest benefits it brings is an endless inspiration for any field you can imagine.<p>As a creative entrepreneur, I am constantly looking for inspiration. I love reading …

Graphic Design

Trials of the Blood Dragon

BEWARE, overload of 80s inspiration in this feature from our mighty friend James White that recently released his participation as an Art Director …

Vintage Film Posters From The Golden Age of XXX

While obviously the content of these posters is unapologetically dirty, not to mention the films themselves, we have to say, the design on some of …

5 Ab Exercises That Are More Effective Than Crunches

You probably know by now that if you're doing crunches to work your abs, you're not getting the most out of your core routine. After all, crunches …

A Breath Meditation for Beginners

This is the first in a series of meditation practices that are meant to increase focus, awareness, and enable you to be more present with the breath …

Meditation

Air Force faces shortage of drone and jet pilots

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A top Air Force general warned Wednesday that the U.S. faces a shortage of hundreds of fighter pilots and drone operators.<p>In Capitol Hill testimony, Gen. Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle said that the Air Force needed 511 fighter jet pilots and approximately 200 more drone pilots in order …

Military

How 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Star Rachel Bloom Dresses Her "Real Girl Body" for the Red Carpet

"Here's the thing: I'm wearing a corset and two pairs of Spanx over it under my dress."<p>Rachel Bloom got a very pleasant surprise when she found out she'd nabbed a Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy Golden Globe award nomination for her cult-loved CW show <i>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i>. "The …

Side Chain Compression - Everything You Need To Know

72 Music Production Tips I Wish I Knew When I Started

Dear Past Zac,<p>The year is 2015. I … well you, are older.<p>In time, you’ll release two original EP’s on iTunes. You’ll get a remix and an original …

Music Production

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Up Studio Monitors

Choosing and setting up studio monitors is, of course, one of the most important aspects of designing a good recording/mixing space. Every decision …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

Free PreSonus Studio One Video Tutorials

Our Free PreSonus Studio One Video Tutorials will get you on the fast track to making music with Studio One! Check out all of our Free PreSonus …

Video Tutorials

Japanese Craftsman Masterfully Restores Old Book into Like-New Condition

If you've ever lamented that a treasured a book was falling apart, then you'll enjoy seeing how this Japanese craftsman masterfully restored a tattered 1,000-page dictionary to near mint condition. An episode of the Japanese show called <i>Shuri, Bakaseru</i> (translation: <i>The Fascinating Craftsman</i>) …

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15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

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5 Ayurvedic Medicine Ingredients to Know

Ayurveda, one of the oldest forms of holistic medicine, is based on the tenet that the body, mind and spirit must all be kept in balance for excellent health. Here, two experts share the key ingredients to incorporate into your diet and beauty routine.<p><b>1) Turmeric.</b> "Turmeric has been used in Chinese …

The 15 Best Beers to Drink This Winter

By: Zach Mack<p>It's hardly been 10 minutes since you finished your last pumpkin beer of the season and already people are busting out the tinsel and lawn decorations. As you slide from the dark, spicy beers of fall into the... even <i>darker, spicier</i> beers of winter, I have a few recommendations you …