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Let’s talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know when you die

Tax season is over. School is starting to wind down. Summer is coming.<p>Things have slowed enough to gather yourself and get organized.<p>We call it the Big Book in my family. Invented by my scrupulously detailed father-in-law, the Big Book is the index containing a road map to everything we own.<p>The …

Retirement

Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World

The panel behind the World Whiskies Awards — made up of 17 whiskey reviewers, bartenders, spirit industry professionals and former distillers — …

Spices

Why Highway 395 is California's Most Underrated Road Trip

Roads trips have become a staple of American culture! There is no better way to see this great nation and spend time with family and friends, then …

Hiking

Secret to financial freedom: Why the 50/30/20 savings rule is a win

<i>JOHANNESBURG — In this excellent article, independent financial advisor and asset management consultant Candice Paine outlines some key tips to</i> …

Personal Finance

12 things that most people who carry a gun don’t know but really should

“There’s more to shooting than shooting” is the way I often make the point that there’s a whole lot more to self-defense for gun carriers than …

4 Retirement Rules to Live By

You could lose 50% of your savings if you don't follow this rule for retirement account withdrawals.<p>Retirement means no longer dealing with the daily …

Tulster adds Sig Sauer P365 to Profile Holster options

Tulster adds the P365 to its arsenal of holster models. <i>(Photo: Tulster)</i>With Sig Sauer’s announcement of the Sig P365, holster maker Tulster has …

Concealed Carry

Marine Corps Bullet Points on Maintaining the Will to Survive | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: At the back of the modern U.S. Marine Corps field manual,</i> Survival, Evasion, and Recovery<i>, you’ll find an appendix on maintaining “the</i> …

I'm a financial adviser who works with the richest families — here are the 8 things I make sure every teen knows about money

For most teens, financial planning is a topic far from top of mind.<p>School, sports, and social activities take priority while managing credit, creating a budget, and saving for retirement feels like a long way off. That said, life hits you pretty fast and before you know it you go from being a …

I’ll never go back to watching TV without this $14 accessory

It might seem odd if you’ve never experienced this for yourself, but I don’t think I can ever go back to watching TV at home without the EveShine …

Remote Controls

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

14 Route 66 Attractions to See on Your Next Road Trip

<i>Ready to have a good ol' fashioned road trip? Consider your travels planned with this excerpt from Drew Knowles's Route 66 Adventure Handbook, featuring quirky roadside attractions and facts you won't want to miss.</i><p>America's iconic highway is still alive and definitely worth incorporating into your …

8 Colorado Road Trips That Will Make You Jump in Your Car ASAP

Credit: Bigstock.com<p>Independence Pass<p>Independence Pass<p>Independence Pass is the highest paved pass in North America, peaking at more than 12,000 feet …

Heading up the 395? Stopping to scope out the sights is time well spent

We've all probably done it. We load up the car and head north for Mammoth Lakes as quickly as possible.<p>I've finally learned that the 300-plus-miles drive mostly on U.S. Highway 395 can be as enjoyable, informative and enlightening as the time spent in that great mountain community.<p>And this time of …

Hiking

What to Do If You Were Affected by the Equifax Hack [Updated]

Equifax’s “security incident” earlier this week affected 143 million Americans. That’s a huge number of people, which means that the chances that …

When Is the Next Solar Eclipse?

If you missed today’s solar eclipse, fear not, there will be plenty more to come. And some that will be a lot more fun to watch. Consider this your …

SIG SAUER Issues Voluntary Upgrade of P320 Pistol | Sig Sauer

<i>P320 pistol meets requirements for industry and government safety standards; performance enhancements optimize function, safety, and</b> …

How to Stop Your Wooden Deck From Splintering

The important thing is to go easy. Those splinters typically result from poor deck care, which allows the wood to deteriorate, followed by overly aggressive pressure washing<p>How do I keep my wood deck from looking splintery after pressure washing?<p><i>-Paul S., Worcester, Massachusetts</i><p>Begin by using a …

How to Mount a Deck Frame to Concrete Foundation

If you are planning on building a low deck or wood patio next to the concrete foundation(check out how to remove concrete slabs from patio), you …

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

Apps

Most Scenic Route From Black Hills, South Dakota, to Yellowstone National Park

While both Yellowstone National Park and the Black Hills of South Dakota have unforgettable scenery, there's plenty between the two you won't want to miss. The fastest way to get to Yellowstone from the Black Hills area is along Interstate 90, a journey of 474 miles and seven and a half driving …

National Parks

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

15 Awesome And Free JavaScript Books

JavaScript is eating the world! With it we can build web apps, desktop apps, mobile apps, games, robots, backends and more. Lots of software supports …

All Aboard: How Do You Carry All of That?

<b>WHEN I FIND MYSELF</b> attending a social function during which I will have to tell people outside of this industry what I do for a living, I never walk …

Self Defense

80% Fire Control Group For The P320

Innovation moves fast these days. As the popularity of Sig Sauer’s new P320 spikes on news of it being selected as the modular pistol contract winner …

Smith Wesson M&P Shield: Easy Upgrade Guide

Throughout the country, concealed carry has taken off in a big way. Many want a small gun, but in more-powerful cartridges than the ubiquitous .380 …

Termites

UC IPM Home > Homes, Gardens, Landscapes, and Turf > Quick Tips > Termites<p>Pests in Gardens and Landscapes: Quick Tips<p>Termites<p>Published …

10 Best Must Have Woodworking Apps for Woodworkers

With the advent of technology, there are so many apps that have been launched to support different professions. From computer geeks to stay at home …

Apps