Brandon Montpetit

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ParaWallet puts survival in your pocket

Survival has been migrating out of backpacks and dedicated kits and into everyday things like shoelaces, bracelets and pens. Now it's available in an …

Multi-tools

How To Make Your Own 'Instant' Mac And Cheese In A Mug

So cheesy, and so easy.<p>It's always a good time for mac and cheese. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that mac and cheese is ready-made whenever to mood should strike. While the blue-boxed option will always do in a pinch -- especially since they're taking the artificial ingredients out of it -- homemade …

11 Lessons Learned in My 11 Years of Fatherhood

You still hear it, although -- thank goodness -- not nearly as often.<p>"I'm on daddy daycare duty tonight." Or, "My wife is out of town, so I have to babysit my kids."<p>As dads, we're never called to provide care for our kids like a daycare would, or babysit them. We're called to parent them. We're …

This Video Explains the Real-Life History Behind Game of Thrones

You don’t need a history degree to know that plenty of what goes on in <i>Game of Thrones</i> is entirely fictional. (Hello, fire-breathing dragons!) But …

TV Series

27 Sandwich Ideas You Probably Haven't Thought of Yet

Don't waste an inch of that bakery bread—these 27 sandwich ideas will help you eat your way through the entire loaf without getting bored.<p>If you've ever been tempted by a freshly-made loaf of bakery bread during a weekend shopping trip, you know how quickly yeasty, carby nirvana can turn into …

15 foods you need to start eating immediately that can lower your risk of cancer, diabetes and more

<b>1. Avocado</b><p>Avocados, which are actually classified as a fruit, are low in fructose and rich in healthy monounsaturated fat and potassium, and research …

5 Things Every Man Should Keep in His Glove Compartment

Be prepared for any roadside situation, from eating take out to surviving the apocalypse.<p>In a perfect world, a man's glove compartment is populated with his car's most essential items, from maintenance manuals and proof of insurance to spare ties and a multitool. In reality, most are overflowing …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Alone On Mont Chilly

Photo: John Rathwell<p>Lift tickets for $20, hot dogs for $1.50, and no snow-making machines. Quebec’s Mont Chilly is a true old-school ski mountain. Built and operated by 83-year-old Larry Hernberger, Mont Chilly has been in the Hernberger family for three generations since they emigrated to Canada …

Skiing

30 Secrets Every Woman Keeps from Her Man

All her naked, sexy (and a little scary) truths revealed<p>The woman you sleep with gazes into your eyes and tells you she loves you. And you believe her. You can tell by the way she looks at you, the way she holds you, the way she seems to always know what you want before you do.<p>There are a few of …

The Making of the Powell-Peralta Skateboard Empire

How an aerospace engineer and a skateboarding legend built a brand that resonates with fans young and old.<p><i>Founded by aerospace engineer George Powell and seminal Z-Boys skateboarder Stacy Peralta, the Powell-Peralta brand of skateboards is still one of the biggest and most popular among riders</i> …

Extreme Sports

Abstract Illustrations Tell the History of Skateboarding

From the X-Games to the Z-Boys, this latest illustrated narration provides a concise recap of the history of skateboarding. When ocean swells were …

Skateboarding

The Deckstop: Desktops Made From Trashed Skateboard Decks

Just when I thought making this tabletop out of pallet wood was laborious, these guys might have topped it.<p>Your average skateboard deck is made out …

Value Added Tax

Get ready to feel some snowboarding emotions with Alto's Adventure

<i>Alto's Adventure</i> is a beautiful-looking snowboarding game coming to iOS next week, Feb. 19. Inspired by games like <i>Tony Hawk's Pro Skater</i>, <i>Journey</i> and <i>Windosill</i> — so it's off to a pretty good start — the endless snowboarder aims to capture the flow and feeling of snowboarding, its creators say, and …

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Swimwear

The 9 Worst Credit Card Mistakes You Can Make

Credit cards can be a convenient, safe way to make purchases and build your credit scores. Or they can be an expensive nightmare that could put you …

Author of ‘The Sistine Secrets’ Shares Something You May Not Know About Michelangelo’s Famous Ceiling

Rabbi Benjamin Blech, an associate professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University and co-author of “The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo’s Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican,” said Michelangelo left messages of peace and unity for the world at a time when religious strife was wreaking havoc …

Starbucks Doubles Down on Dairy-Free Alternatives, Adds Coconut Milk

After a test run hit select markets back in fall 2014, <b>Starbucks</b> confirmed today it will roll out <b>coconut milk</b> as a non-dairy milk alternative in all of its locations, starting in mid-February. According to blogger Starbucks Melody, coconut milk will join the less-sexy soy milk as an option for …

Förster Skateboards by MARCO & SVEN

Förster Skateboards – Made from a simple piece of wood.<p>Sven Gabriel is a cretive designer, art director, concepter, and Illustrator who lives and …

Why Your Coffee Addiction Isn't So Bad for You

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

Nutrition

Woman mistakenly gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru, returns $2,631 bank deposit

A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food.<p>Janelle Jones says she discovered on the way home that the bag did not contain the sweet tea and junior spicy chicken sandwich that she had ordered Friday at the Rochester fast-food …

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

10 Rules to Make Your Relationship Last

For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, what is it that makes a marriage last (and last)? To answer this age-old question, family sociologist …

Relationships

This Is the Absolute Perfect Way to Describe Yourself

It’s been scientifically proven that talking about yourself makes your brain happy. Then why is it always so hard to write a professional bio for …

Employment

7 Things To Remove From Your Resume Right Now

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>We all talk a fair game about what needs to be on …

Employment

45 Quick Changes That Will Help Your Resume Get Noticed

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Employment

The Biggest Résumé Mistakes You Should Avoid

Here are my main complaints:<p><b>Readability: Formatting that doesn’t help me read the content.</b> If my eye doesn’t know where to go, either because you’ve …

Employment

Classic Cocktail Recipes ? New Takes on Classic Drinks - House Beautiful

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

5 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew

This post was written by Pixable's Cristina Gutierrez.<p>Corkscrews have a nasty habit of playing hide and seek on the days you need a glass of wine the most. The stress of every minute that passes as you and your wine bottle wonder what to do next just multiplies the number of glasses you'll need to …