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The 15 Best Tequilas to Mix and Sip this Cinco de Mayo

Skip the shots—these are tequilas worth taking your time<p>Put down the shot glass (for now, at least). In America, tequila’s had a longstanding …

Cocktails

When you’re depressed, make something

Depression doesn’t discriminate. Everyone is a potential target for it, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, geographical location, or income. We are all subject to its grasp, and remember, it’s not the same thing as sadness.<p>Sadness is when you feel down because things aren’t going your way. …

Los Angeles

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

'Battlefield 1' Sacrificed Historical Accuracy to Make The Great War Fun

DICE managed to make a mainstream WWI shooter, but at what cost?<p>World War I was one of the most horrifying conflicts in human history. The four year war engulfed the globe and caused almost 40 million casualties. It killed 17 million and wounded 20 million more. The Battle of Verdun alone lasted …

World History

Decor Shopping Sources for Cozy Farmhouse Vibes

A country style retreat within the city, Nick & Spiro's Chicago home takes you back in time to a slower pace and peaceful way of living. Whether …

Home Decorating

Top 10 Stud Finders Reviews - Which One is the Best? (2018)

Top 10 Stud Finders Reviews — Which One Offers the Best Results in 2018?<p>November 30, 2017<p><b>5293</b> Views <b>0</b><p>Whether you’re looking to mount your TV on a wall …

Woodworking

Why The 1992 Loop Flood Is The Most Chicago Story Ever

<b>2. Clout and corruption</b><p>According to transit historian Bruce Moffat, City Hall’s objection to the tunnels might not have been entirely in defense of …

18 Lettuce-Free Salads for Your Next Summer BBQ

Come summer, everyone is all about salads. Maybe it’s because your new fringe swimsuit sits looming in your closet, or simply that the dish is cold and refreshing in the sweltering heat. But who ever said a salad has to be full of greens? It could be as simple as a refreshing fruit salad or as …

Healthy Eating

What Is Chicago-Style Barbecue, Anyway?

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)<p>The first reported barbecue restaurant in Chicago can be traced back to 1930s, according to food historian Peter Engler. It was one of several that popped up throughout the city's South Side as millions of African Americans migrated from the …

Make a 3D Aquarium Background

I made this background for my 120 gallon aquarium. It was actually pretty easy to make but it was very time consuming and messy. I'd definitely do it …

DIY

The 10 garden flowers that can sell your property

Gardening

The Trick That Turns Your Grill Into a Top-Notch Smoker

It's called the snake method, and it's free!<p>They say that a great charcoal grill is just a so-so smoker. But do you really need to buy a $600 smoker to give your brisket the delectable flavor you seek? Weber's all-in-one chef, cookbook author, and food blogger Jamie Purviance says you don't have to …

Cooking

Watch a Table Saw Blade Transformed From Old and Busted to Good as New

A knowledgeable technician and precise machinery can bring a dull table saw blade back from the brink.<p>Dull table saw blades are ineffective and dangerous, but instead of throwing away your used blades, give them a makeover. Find a quality saw shop that can sharpen and recondition your blade for a …

Woodworking

Cornhole Boards

By Jamison RantzWe wanted to build some cornhole boards for our friends lake house since we spend so much time out there. When I googled regulation …

Woodworking

The Super-Accurate, Under-The-Radar Pistol That’s Perfect For Concealed Carry

Image source: YouTube<p>One of my favorite carry pieces is a little known Austrian-made pistol: the Steyr S9-A1. On the surface it looks like a typical …

Off-grid

Can you tell a weed from a flower?

Weeds don’t always announce their invasion by growing to a height of five metres, causing blisters and making headlines, such as the infamous giant …

Cruise Through a Colorful History of Famous Fictional License Plates

We’ve all played the license plate game during a road trip, but you've likely never kept your eyes peeled on characters' plates while watching a TV …

An Online Tutorial Will Teach You How to Count Cards

In the world of blackjack, a little math goes a long way. Card counting, however much casinos try to prevent it, is a relatively easy way to up your …

Legend of Zelda

The Easiest Way to Fix Grass Damaged By Dog Pee

You're just three steps away from a lush lawn.<p>If you're a dog owner, chances are good that you have a recurring problem every spring: a backyard dotted with bare patches where your beloved pooch has urinated.<p>Not to fear: Blogger Thea, of Time With Thea, struggles with the same conundrum thanks to …

Landscaping

10 Tips From Shop Class You Should Never, Ever Forget

A wood shop teacher shares the skills and advice that transcend the classroom.<p>According to Shakopee West Junior High School, Chris Lyons is a "technology education teacher." I prefer the old nomenclature. Lyons is a shop teacher, one who's taught students (including my younger son) and adults about …

Woodworking

Chicago police investigate whether video captured South Side shooting

Police are investigating whether a man shot Thursday afternoon was posting video to Facebook as his attacker walked up, opened fire, and continued to shoot after he fell.<p>The video was passed around Twitter and Facebook after it was found. The shooting, near the intersection of 56th Street and Hoyne …

These 5 Spice Rub Recipes Will Blow Your Mind

There's so much more to life than lemon pepper. Revamp your protein habits with these five easy recipes.<p>Cooking a big batch of chicken breasts on Sunday is one of the easiest ways to prep protein for your entire week. But eating the same thing day after day is boring as hell.<p>Enter: spice rubs. Whip …

5 Easy Homemade Pickles Anyone Can Make

en_US<p>article<p>Making pickles at home is easier than you …

116 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

<b>1.</b> The first webcam watched a coffee pot. It allowed researchers at Cambridge to monitor the coffee situation without leaving their desks.<p><b>2.</b> Between …

Paramount Network

Best American Lagers

The American craft beer boom has led to some of the best and most diverse brews in history, but most of them reside on one side of beer’s family …

Freshen A Home With Just Two Ingredients

If you've got an active family, you know that keeping your home smelling fresh isn't always easy. Febreze is your best friend when it comes to …

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Happiness

When is tequila not for shooting? How I learned to sip it like a damn adult

<i>Welcome to a tongue-in-cheek, but sometimes super serious column documenting adventures with spirits and cocktails when out and about or from the</i> …