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Gardens: how to keep basil alive

A pot of supermarket basil is an almost universal starting point for timid first timers making an initial foray into horticulture. Coming as modestly priced, ready-grown plants on the shelves of the veg aisle, they seem like the perfect “gateway drug” – a spot of gardening you can do even in the …

Gardening

Cooking with Fire: Cedar-Plank Salmon

Using a cedar plank is an idiot-proof way to perfectly grill fish. And right now, we’re all about grilling salmon. You may not think of salmon as …

Seafood

14 Foods You Can Freeze | Men's Health

14 Foods You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Stick In the Freezer<p>Save yourself some time and money by freezing these foods<p>Shutterstock<p>Freezing is one of the easiest ways to make your groceries last—as long as you follow some basic rules: Cool foods before freezing, don’t refreeze after thawing, and …

15 Things You Should Be Grilling (That You Probably Aren't)

Everybody knows that burgers are great on the grill. And hot dogs take on a welcomed char that just isn't possible when cooked in the microwave. But those aren't the only foods that benefit from a little outdoor cooking. We're not talking chicken or steak either -- no, it's time to get creative and …

Cooking

The Coolest Father’s Day Gift This Year Is a Trip to Driving School

Your dad may have taught you how to drive, given you pointers or let you grind a few gears in an empty parking lot to learn to work a manual, but as …

Superbikes

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Selvedge Denim

“Typically, the most popular denims in the world are going to be a three-by-one right-hand twill weave, 10 to 12 ounces, red cast (vs. green cast), …

Clothing

How to Properly Soak Your Raw Denim

Denim lovers hunt down premium American and Japanese jeans knowing that, with time, the indigo-dyed fabric will showcase an individual wear-pattern. …

Clothing

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

Building a Get-Home Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & …

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

Workouts

10 TED Talks to Watch for Some Major Career Inspo

Whether you’re dreaming of moving up the corporate ladder at your current gig or you’re considering a career pivot, finding and landing your dream job is no easy task. Luckily for us, the Internet is filled with much more than cat Vines and fail vids (although, we do love a good summer Pinterest …

TED Talks

Ricketts family buys another Wrigley Field rooftop

With baseball season underway, yet another of the rooftop club owners beyond Wrigley Field's walls has sold his property to the Chicago Cubs' owners, the Ricketts family.<p>Mark Schlenker, the longtime owner of the Brixen Ivy rooftop business and building at 1044 W. Waveland Ave., just beyond the …

Solar Power

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

Hack Your Houseplants With Coded Light and Water Sensors

Botani.st sensors monitor plants and send alerts when they need care

Houseplants

The 15 Best American-Made Watches

Smith & Bradley Springfield Field Watch<p><b>Daily Heroics:</b> Watches are a dying art. As such they come with the price tag of any rare craft. The weighty …

Watches

Best Books About Manhood and Masculinity | The Art of Manliness

In every time period, and all across the world, men have been very interested in the question of what it means to be a man. Some of their answers …

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How To Style Surfaces: A Gentlemen's Guide

Whether it’s a shelf, coffee or side table that is looking rather bare, we have laid out a complete process for you to easily arrange punchy and …

21 Simply Beautitful DIY Vertical Garden Projects That Will Transform Your Design

Greenery can completely transform your decor throughout the season with ease. All you need is dedication and time and care for your little green …

Organized Kitchen Corner Cabinet with a DIY Lazy Susan

Happy Candy Coma Monday! I hope you all had a safe and spooky Halloween weekend. I was a Smarty-Pants Batmom to the most adorable little Batman and …

Turntables

Take Complete Care of Your Cast Iron with This Video Guide

Good cast-iron cookware will last you a lifetime, if you take good care of it. We've shown you how to clean, how to season, and the best oils to use, …

Alton Brown

17 Simple Rules for Getting Organized and Decluttered

What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts …

Minimalism

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

Happiness

What Is Chlorella? Health Benefits Of The Green Algae (Including Why It's The Ultimate Hangover Cure)

You might be surprised to hear that chlorella is not some distant relative of Cinderella.<p>In fact, it's a type of algae which promotes detoxification …

Wellness

Pork Schnitzel with Sage Butter

A pork version of the traditional German veal schnitzel, this is a great family favourite in our house. Feel free to ring the changes with the …

5 Reasons Why Most Men Don’t Have Dating Abundance

<b>“Dating abundance” – what does it mean? For a man, it means having the ability to meet and date the woman (or women) that he WANTS to date.</b><p>It means …

Relationships

Butter-basted Pan-seared Thick-cut Steaks

Notes: This recipe is designed for very large bone-in steaks, at least 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches thick and weighing 1 1/2 to 2 pounds. Porterhouse, …

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?Did you hop in the shower, check your email or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter?Did you …

Self-improvement