Craig Bloom

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Did You Know Photoshop Has a Background Eraser Tool?

There are hundreds of tutorials on how to select the background of an image and mask it out, but you probably didn’t know that Photoshop has a …

Tutorials

These Expensive Bottles Of Tequila Are Worth Every Penny

Tequila is a subtle spirit that’s gone through a big transformation over the past decade and a half. In the early 2000s, tequila was mostly consumed by people living in the US as a simple shot. It was something you grimaced through. Today, many tequilas are something to be savored, much like fine …

Tequila

The Best Bourbon Known To Man

In 1964, Congress declared bourbon the only native spirit of the United States. But in the past decade, the bourbon industry has exploded. While …

Whiskey

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post

Print this story<p><b>From the 16th century to the 19th,</b> scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death, too, beginning with rattling teeth and ending with a body so rotted out from the inside that its victims could literally be …

Diets

How To Make Sourdough Bread — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

For many of us home bakers, making a good loaf of sourdough bread feels like striving for the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal. It's the challenge …

Bread

You Now Have No More Excuses Not to Freeze Your Credit

With the one-year anniversary of the Equifax breach just behind us, here’s a reminder that you will be able to freeze your credit reports and sign up …

Equifax

Sculpt Your Abs in Just 20 Minutes with This Bodyweight Circuit

50 Cent and Kevin Love's trainer has the plan for a shredded set of abs.<p>A strong core is the key to a strong body — and there are few moves better for strengthening your abs into a rock-solid midsection than the plank.<p>The bodyweight-based staple is a key foundation of the workouts celebrity trainer …

50 Cent

Recipe: No-Knead Skillet Focaccia — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's something extra special about bringing warm, homemade bread to the table — perhaps it's because it's such an infrequent occurrence. If you'd …

Recipes

How to Cut Out Just About Anything Using Photoshop

Being able to precisely and accurately select and mask things in Photoshop is one of the most fundamental and essential skills any photographer or …

Tutorials

9 Common Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Iceland

For how beautiful Iceland is, there are a lot of ways a vacation to the island nation can go wrong. The weather is unpredictable, some hot springs …

Travel

10 Things to Do When You Get Amex Platinum

<b>Official Application Link: The Platinum Card® from American Express (60,000-point bonus offer)</b><p>Since late March 2017, Amex has offered an increased …

Flying

The Audiophiliac's best-of-the-best affordable audio guide

Audiophile

26 Copycat Restaurant Side Dishes

We’ll show you to make all of your favorite restaurant side dishes at home—like copycat Boston Market mac and cheese, copycat KFC coleslaw, copycat …

Cooking

This Bodyweight Circuit Will Make Your Muscles Pop in Just 20 Minutes

Prime your muscles with an intense 20-minute circuit session.<p>If you want an impressively ripped torso and arms, you don't need to pick up a weight at all.<p>That's how Jay Cardiello, the celebrity trainer behind 50 Cent and Kevin Love, designs his workout routines. He programs punishing circuits …

Workouts

foolproof cacio e pepe

Bring a pot of well-salted water to boil. Cook pasta to one minute shy of package instructions and taste for your desired doneness, cooking a minute …

Recipes

Help your children grow wealth, tax-free.

Most new investors know that a Roth IRA can be one of the greatest tools in your investing arsenal. By contributing after-tax dollars to it, you are …

Retirement

How much will I get from Social Security if I earn $100,000 yearly?

Here's what to expect from Social Security no matter what your income is -- and some ways to make your checks bigger, too.<p>How much will you get from Social Security if you earn $100,000 – or any other amount, for that matter? It's a good question. After all, about 50 percent of married elderly …

Social Security

The most affordable Michelin-starred restaurants around the world revealed

Michelin-starred restaurants have long been reserved for the few with a large price to pay for exclusive fine dining. But according to travel booking platform Traveloka, treating yourself to a world-famous meal needn't cost an entire month's wages.<p>The website scoured the globe for the 50 most …

Hong Kong

Create Spectacular Skies in Seconds with This Simple 1-Minute Photoshop Tutorial (VIDEO)

We all know how a bland, pale sky can spoil an otherwise beautiful nature scene. But if you have a minute to spare, the powerful video below explains …

Tutorials

5 Best Hikes in Ireland – Hiking on the Emerald Isle

5 Best Hikes in Ireland: What You Need to Know<p>Ireland is a beautiful island that has a lot to offer when it comes to mother nature’s gifts. Today, we …

Here’s how I back up my family photos and videos using the 3-2-1 method

If there is one thing I am obsessed with when it comes to technology, it’s my pictures. I keep them extremely organized and culled. I am equally as fanatical about getting them backed up. When it comes to music, movies, and TV shows – I can rebuy anything I lose due to hard drive failure. When it …

Google Photos

7 Lightroom Secrets Photographer Pierre Lambert Says Will “Change Your Editing Life”

Here’s a great new video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert with his best Lightroom tips and tricks that he says will make a huge difference in how …

Our Favorite ‘Small Luxury Hotels’ In Europe

<i>Point Me To The Plane Contributors David Ghorbanpoor and Sarah Johnson collaborated on this report.</i>Last week World of Hyatt announced a partnership …

Luxury Lifestyle

The Realtors' Last Hurrah

If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you know the complexity and frustration—and the high fees—involved in this critical transaction. You probably used a professional Realtor throughout the process, who guided you through scores of listings and home tours and helped you put together specific …

Tomato Toast is the New Avocado, and We Can't Get Enough

Nine mouthwatering recipes you won't want to miss out on.<p>Not that we're trying to jinx it, but it seems like the avocado toast craze is finally …

Breakfast

Ritz-Carlton’s new cruise liners are the last word in luxury travel for the ‘1 per centers’

Last year the Ritz-Carlton Hotel revealed plans for a luxury cruise line, with three cruise ships set to begin sailing in 2020. Now, reservations are …

How to master cacio e pepe, the deceptively difficult paragon of pasta

The first time I attempted to make cacio e pepe, I thought it had to be just about the easiest pasta dish to make, outside of the un-sauced spaghetti …

How to get rid of a timeshare

Some timeshare buyers know almost instantly that they've made a mistake. Other owners struggle for years with loan payments and ever-escalating annual fees before they're ready to throw in the towel. Even the happiest timeshare owners may decide they want out of their contracts, perhaps when they …

NerdWallet

Joël Robuchon's best mashed potatoes in the world – recipe

It was the recipe that made Joël Robuchon, the Michelin-starred “chef of the century” who has died aged 73, famous and everyone else fat. There are several versions, with the restaurant’s famously consisting of a 2:1 potato to butter ratio. However, the British chef Tom Aikens – who worked for …

mashed potatoes

Last Call: Let's make baguettes at home

Baguette tutorial<p>My <i>Takeout</i> colleague Kate Bernot and I both a bit obsessed with baking breads at the moment. Having started with Jim Lahey’s …