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Mountain House / Studio Razavi architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In this highly preserved Alpine valley, stringent architectural guidelines allow for very little freedom …

Design

Cool It: 12 Cooling and Shading Products That Won’t Dent Your Style

We may yearn for the mild sunny days of summer, but the extreme heat and humidity that can come with paradoxically have us running for cover or seeking other ways of cooling down. To celebrate — and prepare for — the advent of summer, we present our favorite, most stylish products for cooling, …

Haiku

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

Shutter Speed

How to Connect iPhone or iPad to Your TV: HDMI Cable or AirPlay with Apple TV

There are two major different ways you can connect or stream your iPhone or iPad to your TV. The easiest and cheapest way (if you already own an Apple TV) is to use AirPlay, which will allow you to enable iPhone screen mirroring. Alternatively, you can hook up your iPhone or iPad to your TV with an …

Smart TV

What is Aperture?

Aperture—the hole within a lens that allows light to travel through to the camera body’s internal sensor—is one of the most influential factors in …

Landscape Photography

How the Dead Sea Scrolls Work

September, year 70 of the Common Era. The Roman general Titus has been laying siege to the city of Jerusalem for months. His forces have already …

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Maps

Apple Just Revealed the Secrets to Taking Perfect iPhone Pictures

Struggling to take your photography game to the next level? Then fear not, for help is at hand. Apple has just launched a new website brimming with …

It's Hard to Go to Church

A new survey suggests the logistics of going to services can be the biggest barrier to participation—and Americans’ faith in religious institutions is declining.<p>The standard narrative of American religious decline goes something like this: A few hundred years ago, European and American …

Religion

From highway to high waves: five offbeat coastal road trips

California's Big Sur and Australia's Great Ocean Road may get all the headlines when it comes to coastal driving but they're not the only places where you can lose yourself in spectacular scenery, glowing sunsets and glistening surf.<p>The following routes are equally impressive and also offer quirky …

European Travel

Italy's six best road trips

With a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, plunging coastlines, lakes and historic towns, Italy offers plenty of epic driving. And while some routes are undeniably challenging, they all make for unforgettable experiences.<p>Here we highlight six …

Italy

5 Best Free March Madness Apps for Following the 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament

It's that time of year again — when everyone's attention shifts to the NCAA college basketball national championship tournament, otherwise known as NCAA March Madness. The action begins on March 16. Your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch will be key to enjoying March Madness, from watching …

College Basketball

Ultimate California Highway 1 Road Trip

Laguna Beach to Santa Monica<p>Highway 1 begins unceremoniously, emerging from a tangle of freeway ramps in Orange County’s Dana Point. There’s a …

Inside the plot to kill JFK: The secret story of the CIA and what really happened in Dallas

The official narrative only gets more implausible, especially when you hear the stories of these secret super-spies<p>Those resolute voices in American public life that continue to deny the existence of a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy argue that “someone would have talked.” This line of …

Northern California

10 Intriguing Mysteries Involving The CIA’s Dark Deeds

The CIA was established in 1947 and tasked with carrying out intelligence work outside the United States. But the agency soon strayed from its …

List-Worthy

Best App for Sketching? Try Paper

<b>Paper (free)</b> by FiftyThree is easily one of my favorite apps. It’s available for iPhone but I tend to use it most on my iPad. FiftyThree sells its own Pencil stylus but the app is great with or without it, allowing you to take notes, create photo albums, and make beautiful sketches.<p>Recently …

Apps

How to Grill Perfect Baby Back Ribs - OMG! Yummy

If you’re like me, you were pleasantly surprised when you remembered we’re heading into a 3-day Labor Day Weekend. So what are you going to do with …

Cedar Plank–Grilled Salmon

<i>Cedar plank-grilled salmon. So few ingredients. So little fuss. So much magnificence.</i> Adapted from Tadashi Ono | Harris Salat | The Japanese Grill | …

Seafood

The Secret To Grilling The Perfect Sausage

Sausage or bratwurst seem like simple foods to cook, but there's actually great art and mastery required to properly grill them without breaking the …

BBQ

This Is How You Are Supposed To Grill Steak

You are here: Home » New » This Is How You Are Supposed To Grill Steak<p>Mates! Wanna propose you a very useful guide on how to grill steak! Note some …

Anatomy of a Smoke Ring

By: Title Town Egger<p>When you think of barbecue, most of us envision a nice piece if brisket, with a beautiful pink ring around the outside. We …

Timing Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin is a great cut for the grill. A small pork roast, this piece of meat it amazingly tender if cooked right and that method is a hot …

How To Grill Better-Than-Steakhouse Steaks: An Ultimate Guide

You are here: Home » New » How To Grill Better-Than-Steakhouse Steaks: An Ultimate Guide<p>“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the …

Country style Ribs...

so just wanted to post this Puttanesca sauce.<p>Man it is such a great dish. Lovely change of pace from the common sweet sauce.<p>Doesn't look like much …

How to Smoke Pork Ribs Using the 3-2-1 Method

BBQ Smoked Pork Ribs Using The 3-2-1 Method<p>The 3-2-1 method for making BBQ smoked pork ribs consists of 3 basic steps.<p>The first step is to prepare …

Highs and lows of the 395: road tripping down California's highway of superlatives

US highway 395 is California's backbone. Running east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, it's also a road of superlatives: highest, lowest, hottest, deepest, oldest – the 395 passes close by a whole host of -ests. And then there are the ghost towns, living towns, ski resorts, tufa formations …

Hiking

Two Obstacles to a Relationship with God

<i>Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through</i> …