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The One TV Setting You Should Disable Right Now for a Better Picture

If there's one thing you should do after setting up your new TV, it's this: turn off motion smoothing.<p>Although it's designed for better picture …

Tutorials

The 100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - A Science Fiction Reading List

<b>1.–10.</b><p>Our favorite science fiction tends to use the future to illuminate and discuss issues in our present. <i>1984</i> is a prime example of this, a …

Science Fiction

12-Bar Blues Endings for Beginners

A simple, easy-to-follow lick beginners can use to expand their blues vocabulary.

The Best Advice About Camera Settings That I've Ever Heard

Look at any photography forum and by far, the most common question beneath any photo will be: "what were your settings?" By and large, that's the …

31 Stunning Photos That Capture Street Scenes of New York in the 1950s

A small collection of stunning photos that shows street scenes of New York from the 1950s. These photos were taken by various famous photographers …

Malwarebytes comes to iOS w/ scam call blocking, spam text filtering, web protection & more

Long-time Mac security software Malwarebytes is making its iOS debut this month with the release of a new all-in-one security app for iOS users.<p>Thanks to our sponsor Malwarebytes, we’re giving away 50 codes to users that download the new app. Enter your email below and download the app for a chance …

How Many Calories Do I Need to Eat to Lose Weight? This Formula Breaks It Down

If you feel like you've done everything to lose weight — keto, intermittent fasting, Whole30, fitness plans, counting macros — and still aren't seeing the scale budge, it's understandably frustrating. After all, putting so much time and effort into meal prep and reading up on the latest diet trends …

Fitness

Guide to Portugal, Europe’s Most Ascendant Destination

Someone once told me to pay attention when I kept hearing about a destination from multiple people. Over the last year, that destination has been …

European Travel

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

><p>Americans are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. I'm included in that list of seekers. I've tried all sorts of recipes — including Serious Eats' so-called best chocolate chip cookies — but I'm going to …

An Expert's Guide to Intermittent Fasting For Beginners

There are a lot of diet options out there, but don't despair if you haven't found the right one for your lifestyle. Instead, consider giving intermittent fasting a try. I get it — if you're anything like me, the mere mention of fasting may send you running in the opposite direction, but I quickly …

Intermittent Fasting

These Keto Fat Bombs Will Make You Totally Forget You're on a Diet

When it comes to trying a new diet, you may go into it already dreading the things you assume you'll have to to give up. Luckily with the ketogenic diet, dessert is not one of them. Even though the keto diet is known for being low-carb, there are still plenty of options to help you get your sweet …

Ice Cream

Here's how much you have to earn to be in the top 1% in every US state

To be among the top 1 percent of U.S. earners, a family needs an income of $421,926, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute finds.<p>However, …

Pret a Porto: Portugal’s second city is ready for the limelight

Something odd is happening in Porto’s most famous bookshop. We arrive in the middle of the morning, after a leisurely breakfast of coffee and custard-filled pastéis de nata. The queue to get inside runs around the next block. At the ticket office, where access to the bookshop can be achieved by …

Portugal

Is Richard Bacon ill, why was he placed in a coma, what is the mystery virus and does he have pneumonia?

RICHARD Bacon spent six days in a coma after contracting a mystery virus.<p>Here's everything you need to know about what was wrong with the former Blue …

Villager Q & A: Fred Everson, controller Emerald Lake nude resort

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>pMontgomery County is home to many cool places, sites and events, but in one corner of the county about 20 minutes from the …

Chinatown, New York Photography by Ludwig Favre

Chinatown in New York City captured by French photographer Ludwig Favre.Not too long ago, I showed you some of Ludwig Favre’s New York City …

Photography

Back Button Focus | Control Your Autofocus Like You Never Have

Were you browsing through any Facebook group or some photography forum and just stumbled upon the phrase ‘Back Button Focusing’…..and now wondering …

Retirement planning: Go abroad and you can live nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.<p>A new report by International Living, which publishes information about living abroad, ranks the five best places to retire and coast on $30,000 a year.<p>To be sure, retiring in a new …

Retirement

500 Greatest Albums of All Time

50<p>Little Richard, ‘Here’s Little Richard’<p><i>Specialty, 1957</i><p>"I came from a family where my people didn't like rhythm & blues," Little Richard told <i>Rolling</i> …

Explaining Canada Day to America

(YouTube link)<p>Today is Canada Day! In this humorous video, a Canadian explains to his neighbor what Canada has to celebrate. The American talks about …

Crime Dramas Set In A Sleepy British Town For When You've Finished Marathoning 'Safe'

Netflix's latest original series <i>Safe</i> is set within the sleepy confines of a gated community in the North of England. Residents have to pass by a …

100 Greatest Artists

100<p>Talking Heads<p><i>By Dave Sitek</i><p>When I was a kid, I was really into hardcore punk. Hardcore was very rigid. Talking Heads was the first band I remember …

Ear Training Will Make You a Better Guitarist and Musician

Bill EvansJune 23, 2018<p><b>From the August 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER</b><p>Years ago, I observed a group of graduate students in their …

5 Essential Colognes That'll Always Be in Style

You need a good scent—and you can't go wrong with any of these.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>Style is more than the clothes on your back or the watch on your wrist—it's how you present yourself. …

7 BBC iPlayer Shows To Watch Right Now, Because OMG The Options Are Surprisingly Good

Earlier this year, the BBC admitted that 16-to 24-year-olds spend more time watching Netflix than all the BBC services combined. Those services even …

9 British Workplace Comedies That Are Completely Hilarious & Eerily Relatable

Brits are often lauded for their unique sense of humour, especially on the small screen. You only need to watch an episode of <i>The Office</i> to understand …

Five Useful Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - May 2018

Apps designed for the Mac often don't receive as much attention as apps for iOS devices, so we've launched a monthly series that highlights useful, interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out.<p>This month's app selection, outlined in the video and the post below, includes apps for managing and …

Apps

15 Summer Wardrobe Essentials Every Guy Needs

The best men’s summer wardrobe essentials are dead simple. Whereas loud statement pieces and overly niche garments are usually only appropriate for a …

North Face

Best horror movies on Netflix for September 2018

For horror junkies, it's always the perfect time to bully your nearest and dearest into streaming some spooky flicks. I've rounded up the strangest, squirmiest and most terrifying films you can stream on Netflix.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This guide contains movies with sexually explicit (or strong) language …

Horror

Hawaii lava finally reaches the Pacific -- only to create another deadly danger

<b>(CNN) —</b> First it was catastrophic lava. Then it was sulfur dioxide. Now Big Island residents have yet another danger to worry about.<p>Laze -- a mashup of "lava" and "haze" -- is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the …

Coast Guard