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Learning the Laws of Lighting With a Sphere and Applying Them to Photography

In this informative video from Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens, Jay goes back to the basics to show off the principles of light, and how they …

Photography

These Practical Uses for a Whipping Siphon Go Way Beyond Whipped Cream

Whipping siphons tools that seem best for fancy restaurant chefs. I appreciate everything you can do with them, but I’m not topping my weeknight …

The Stories Behind 10 Famous Typefaces and Where They're Used

Typefaces are everywhere—in books, advertisements, signage, magazines, and logos—yet we rarely pay them any heed. But many of them have histories …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Forestry

Jerry Seinfeld Explains a Joke

Jerry Seinfeld, on the conclusion of his Pop-Tarts joke: "I know it sounds like nothing. And it <i>is</i> nothing. You know, in my world, the wronger …

Blue Bottle Coffee Expert Shows Us How To Make The Perfect Pour Over

We recently drank a lot of cups of coffee in the quest to find the very best method for brewing. What we found was that, not only will nine cups of coffee get you <i>really</i> wired, but the old tried and true Chemex pour over still brews a truly stellar cup -- even when compared to expensive pieces of …

14 Steps to Save $1,000+ and Break the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle This Year

Disclosure:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

The Awkward Human Survival Guide

The hardest thing in the world to do is to deal with people. But we all have to do it, because the world is made up of people and relationships and …

Carrots Slow-Baked on Coffee Beans

It appeared mysteriously spartan on the menu at Coi, Daniel Patterson's ashram for food in San Francisco's North Beach: "Carrots/Coffee." What did it …

Russian Photographer’s Photos Reveal the Unique Beauty of Snowflakes

Alexey Kljatov is a photographer with a difference – he takes incredibly breathtaking shots of snowflakes with equipment that he developed at home, …

Photography

LEKSVIK coffee table to shoe bench

<b>Materials:</b> LEKSVIK coffe table, VYSSA SLAPPNA cot mattress, cushions and textile.<p><b>Description:</b> Tired of you LEKSVIK coffee table? Transform it to a …

The Internet Archive puts Atari games and obsolete software directly in your browser

The Internet Archive has officially released a tool that will let decades-old software run in your browser, along with a catalog of noteworthy, fun, or notorious games and applications. The Archive team has spent two years creating and troubleshooting a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software …

What Do Coffees from the Major Growing Regions Taste Like?

In my last post, we explored a little bit of the idea of terroir, and whether it might or might not impact (or at least predict) the flavors certain coffees from around the world might have.<p>All things considered equal for a second, we <i>can</i> generalize a little bit about how coffees from different …

Picture this: A new Eye-Fi card shares your DSLR pics with your mobile device

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Eye-Fi the ingenious module that was created before the smartphone boom to help people liberate their snapshots from their …

Prawn Swanson

Prawn Swanson by Matt Wiley<p>Matt Wiley never half-ass two things. He whole-ass one thing: awesome T-shirt designs. Like this one above, which surely …

The History (and FlimFlam) of Tarot

Even for those of us with no use for fortune-telling, there’s something different about Tarot cards. Those peculiar pictures. That association with …

Language

The Rap Guide to Evolution

When aspiring rapper Baba Brinkman went to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, he decided to mix a little rap into his studies in Medieval …

Cydia Tweak: Velox Takes App Interaction And Notifications To Another Level

If you’re ready to change the way you use iOS, keep on reading this article. A new Cydia tweak called Velox has been released and it’s a real game …

Life Inside The Most Densely Populated Place On Earth [Infographic]

A former military fort controlled by the Triads, Kowloon Walled City was demolished 20 years ago. Here's what life was like there.<p>Manhattan has the highest population density of any city in the United States, at 27,000 people per square mile. Whoof! That is an awful lot of people. Unless you're …

Green Dragon Drink: The Chemistry of Nitrous-Powered, Pot-Infused Liquor

How one New York bartender fused alcohol and marijuana forever<p>Behind the bars of some of the nation's finest cocktail joints, there are secrets: secret recipes, secret bottles for friends only. One of these is the Green Dragon drink, a liquor potently infused with marijuana.<p>There've been …