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Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff. What Happens When It Gets Called?

Contour by Getty Images.<p>It was sunny in Williamsburg on the last Wednesday in May, which also happened to be the second day of a new era at Vice …

Journalism

Struggling to Make Sense of Your Company's Financial Data? Here Are 5 Key Financial Metrics You Need to Know

Many CEOs struggle with choosing which financial metrics to pay attention to. While every company has unique numbers based on their own business model, here at five that every leader should watch.<p>Every business has its own set of critical numbers and metrics. If you're a software-as-a-service …

Small Business

8 Bottles of Affordable Whiskey You Should Always Have on Your Cart

Whether you’re finally setting up that bar cart for the first time in a new place, or you’re just trying to explore the world of whiskey, it’s about …

Avoiding GMOs isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral.

Of the several claims of "anti-science" that clutter our national debates these days, none can be more flagrantly clear than the campaign against modern agricultural technology, most specifically the use of molecular techniques to create genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Here, there are no …

The Off Piste Pug

When I started riding bikes, off road, in the late ’80’s, I saw the bike as an escape vehicle and trails as portals <i>out</i>. I knew virtually nothing …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Japan

It’s no coincidence if Japanese gardens remind you of those scene-in-a-shoebox dioramas you made in grade school.<p>A Japanese garden is a miniature …

Landscaping

The Inside Story of the Kushner-Bannon Civil War

West Wing sources come clean about the backstabbing, the bullying, the distrust, and the buzzing flies.<p>I. Buzzing Flies<p>The West Wing of the White House is a cramped collection of tiny offices, some of them windowless, linked by narrow hallways. New inhabitants are sometimes surprised at just how …

How Sex Can Make Backpacking Lighter

Want to pare away weight on your next backpacking trip? Thanks to technical innovations in couple’s gear, the best way to do that is to take your partner with you. Here’s why.<p>A few years back, I remember reading a story on GearJunkie about two guys doing a ski circumnavigation of Washington’s Mt …

26 of the Best Trips to Take Right Now

Whether you’re looking to push your physical limits with freediving in British Columbia or just lean back and cast on Montana's greatest river, these trips are guaranteed to help you make the most of summer.<p>26. North Central Minnesota<p>Once scarred by a series of open-pit taconite mines, this region …

Commission your own traffic and construction studies without ever leaving bed using SpaceKnow

The number of things that can be done from the comfort of one’s own bed has increased in recent years — shopping, banking and now geospatial analytics. OK, it doesn’t sound sexy, but it might give you a leg up the next time your friend starts an arcane argument with you over whose neighborhood …

Carnegie Mellon University

Edible Landscaping

Lettuce is a widely adapted winter vegetable in most zone 7, 8, and 9 climates. It grows and can be harvested all winter.<p>You can garden through the …

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Build Your Own Workshop Stool With a Secret Compartment That Happens to Fit a Beer

A small stool for your workshop is handy enough as it is, but over on YouTube, Patrick Soriano decided to add in a secret compartment that just so …

16 Essentials for Surviving Abroad

If you’ve spent any significant time overseas, you know that it’s not just getting lost in the backcountry that you have to worry about. Often the smaller, less extreme problems present the biggest challenges. Take it from someone who learned the hard way. I used to think emergency travel kits were …

Camping

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Rusted Metal

There is something sinister about a landscape of rusted metal: a corroded car off the highway, a forgotten Midwestern town, or a decaying seaport. …

Landscaping

Folding workbench and bench top power tool organizer

I have a problem in my shop, I AM RUNNING OUT OF HORIZONTAL SURFACE AREA, (tables, benches, and shelves) I have many bench top power tools that I use …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

How to Frame and Install a Partition Wall

Creating rooms starts with building walls the right way.<p>Remodeling a home usually consists of removing and building walls. These are both jobs that a motivated DIYer can take on and save some money in the process. Building a wall starts with assembling and installing the frame, which are the …

Aquaponics Vertical Garden

Tessellated Wooden Art<p>How to Choose the Right Pot or Planter for a Plant<p>How to Take & Grow Succulents From Cuttings<p>Starting a Handmade …

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Poured Concrete

An encore to the usefulness of concrete in the garden! (Our previous post on the subject focused on genius ideas for Hardscaping 101: Poured-in-Place …

Keep Your Feline Busy For Hours With This DIY Cat Laser

All you need is an Altoids tin and some electronics know-how.<p>With a six-month old kitten of my own at home, I could seriously use this laser contraption.<p>Posted by La Fabrique DIY, this cat distraction device is ingenious for both its application and what it's made out of. This cute little laser is …

Model a Quantitative Trading Strategy in R

1<p>Introduction to R for trading<p>Get familiar with the new cool language of the financial analysts: R! This chapter is to equip you with the basic …

Trading

These Slow Cooker Breakfast Kits Make Your Mornings Beyond Easy

Breakfast made in a slow cooker is already a fairly streamlined affair, but making slow cooker breakfast <i>kits</i> makes for an even easier morning meal …

The Ultimate Bikepacking Kit

I knew diddly about bikepacking when I signed on for a multi-day, unsupported, ass-breaking ride on rugged Western singletrack that turned out to be …

These Cabinet Hacks Seriously Increased My Kitchen Storage

Unless you designed your kitchen from scratch, with a custom layout and cabinets, it's probably not perfect for your needs. But new cabinets can …

Hydroponics: can you really grow without soil at home?

Until recently, hydroponics – or the practice of growing plants in water instead of soil – were largely known to two industries: that of large-scale produce farming, and large-scale marijuana farming.<p>It’s a way of gardening that relies on science and measurements rather than instinct and trial and …

How to Build a Perfect Tool Drawer For Your Pickup or SUV

This custom sliding-drawer toolbox is perfect for keeping your tools and gear safe, secure, and organized.<p>Tools, emergency supplies, recovery gear—the stuff you need to take with you can quickly become the stuff that makes a huge mess out of the back of your SUV. This DIY tool cabinet will …

Woodworking

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2018

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Costa Rica

Shiplap Wall…

We… the Pickle and I, have an ever growing list of home improvement/nesting projects that we’re working our way through… to really make our house OUR …

Woodworking