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Want to buy a smart plug? Read this first

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. Smart plugs are one of the most underrated smart home products out there. No, they aren't the flashiest, but they can automate dumb products in your home with ease and bring them into your smart home ecosystem. To make sure you get the best fit …

Home Automation

How To Get An Ethereal Look In Lightroom

Today we are going to look at how to get an ethereal look in Lightroom. I'm going to take one of my photos and walk you through the process step by …

Tutorials

How to make extra-gooey, extra-cheesy, Genius breakfast sandwiches:

No need to spend 10 minutes whisking.

Breakfast

Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"After years of tweaking my chocolate chip recipe, it is now ready for public consumption. It has been laboratory-tested on many of my friends all of …

Dessert

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli ~ Fresh broccoli tossed with olive oil and parmesan then roasted until crisp and delicious.<p>This post has been …

Recipes

Q&A: Carr Golf's Marty Carr on how to successfully plan a golf trip to Scotland, Ireland, and what to expect from Northern Ireland

Marty Carr is the ebullient CEO of Carr Golf, the Dublin-based, family-owned company that has become one of the premier golf travel planners and consultants in the world over the past three decades. One of Carr Golf’s favorite events is its annual World Invitational Father and Son. This week marks …

Golf

The 8 Best Boutique Hotels in the U.S. to Book Under $200

Because a great vacation doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg.<p>When it comes to a hotel stay, how much style should you have to sacrifice for an affordable price per night? These days, not much. The boutique hotel format has been tweaked to near perfection; it’s no longer too much to ask for …

Swimming Pools

This Creamy Corn-Mushroom Risotto Is Ready to Serve in Just 30 Minutes

Infused with a rich corn broth, this corn- and mushroom-studded risotto is a stellar way to celebrate the last of the season’s harvest. The pureed …

Cooking

Best live TV streaming services for cord-cutters

Whether you're considering cutting cable to save some money, or you've never had cable but want to augment your video diet with some live TV, you've come to the right place. Live TV streaming services like Sling TV and DirecTV Now may be relatively new, but they signal a much-needed shakeup of the …

Sling TV

50 Best Southern Restaurants in America: OpenTable Releases Its Latest List

Today OpenTable released its “50 Best Southern Restaurants” list.<p>And as someone who appreciates putting a little South in her mouth, OpenTable’s newest restaurant list really spoke to my okra-loving heart. The new list obviously includes many restaurants in the South, but it also includes Northeast …

New Orleans

The foolproof way to grill sausages and onions together

Sausage and onions are a classic pairing that sounds tailor-made for the grill. But the reality is usually onions that are both crunchy and charred and sausages that either dried out or_even worse_catch fire.<p>We wanted a foolproof method for grilling sausages and onions simultaneously that would …

BBQ

5 Strategies For Dealing With The Harsh Light Of Summer

For many photographers, the summer season represents a time to truly indulge in their craft. Not that anyone purposely slacks off during the rest of …

Landscape Photography

Oven-Roasted Broccoli in Foil Recipe

"A simple and quick way to cook broccoli that even picky eaters love. Best part: I don't even use dishes to prepare it (all mixing and cooking …

Recipes

This Website Has Hundreds Of Cheap First And Business Class Airfares

Search for cheap first or business class airfares and you get a bunch of ads from various search sites and online travel agencies. Even the articles you find simply refer you back to these sites. Go to these sites and for the most part, it’s nothing special. When you find low premium cabin fares it …

Travel Deals

28 Clever Devices That Will Take All the Work Out of Cleaning

From a Gak-like goop that’ll make your electronics spotless, to the most satisfying fly-catcher on the market, these 28 cleaning products that will …

Cleaning

12 Key Lightroom Library Module Skills You Need To Learn

The Lightroom Library module is surprisingly powerful. This is great once you know how to use it properly – but not so good if you’re new to …

Tutorials

13 Homemade Bread Recipes – Never Buy Bread Again

When I asked on the Common Sense Home Facebook page if people were interested in bread recipes, I got a resounding, “Yes!” So I’ve rounded up some of …

Gluten-Free

AI And RPA Will Absolutely, Positively Threaten Your Job

If that headline fails to get your attention, there’s nothing about artificial intelligence (AI) or robotic process automation (RPA) that will shock or scare you. Will AI and RPA take your job and kill your career? It depends on what you do for a living, how old you are, where you live and your …

Artificial Intelligence

8 Tips for Faster Image Editing in Lightroom (AKA the Anti-Editing Tutorial)

If you’re like most serious photographers, you probably spend a lot of time in Lightroom. Maybe too much time. For professional boudoir photographer …

Tutorials

How to Use Tone Curves to Make Quick and Powerful Edits in Lightroom and Photoshop

When you're working in either Lightroom or Photoshop, there are often many paths to the same destination, but some are more efficient and …

Turning Photographs Into Art Part 3: Underexposure and Low-Key Images

Black is the queen of all colors. Henri Matisse 1 – Dusk in the Chinle Buttes There is no road there. The only sign of where to turn off was where …

Tutorials

These Are 5 the Best American Whiskeys, According to More Than 50 Experts

Only five American whiskeys were won golds at this year’s International Spirit Challenge, most of which are surprisingly available. The 23rd year of …

Kentucky

Recipe: Slow Cooker Beer-Braised Brisket — Recipes from The Kitchn

Everyone loves brisket, a Texas staple. Texans — Tejanos — are especially obsessed. My beer-braised brisket is fork-tender, perfect for a crowd, and …

Cooking

3 Advanced Photographic Composition Techniques That You Probably Don't Know

Photographic composition is a topic that usually begins with discussions about the rule of thirds and golden section and ends with people's eyes …

Landscape Photography

The Perfect Margarita Recipe

"Mastering the margarita requires a certain amount of practice, but once you dial-in your perfect ratio, it's a really easy cocktail to replicate. …

How To Use The Show Focus Points Plugin In Lightroom

Have you ever wondered if there’s a way in Lightroom to see which of your camera’s autofocus (AF) points were active when you took a photo? Then the …

How To Make The Best Garlic Bread

Photo: Claire Lower<p>Garlic bread is not a complicated concept; it’s bread with garlic on it. But, within those two ingredients alone, there is a lot …

The 9 Best Hotels in Florence to Book in 2018

Florence, the capital of Tuscany, offers bits and pieces of everything travelers love about Italy as a whole. Art lovers will find some of the most …

The 13 Best Murder Mysteries on Netflix Will Make You a Detective

Grab your hat, trench coat, and favorite smokes—things are about to get grisly.<p>Somebody’s dead and there’s hell to pay. Or, somebody’s dead and there are pieces to pick up. Either way, somebody’s dead and the people, including you, want to know who’s responsible. The murder-mystery genre has been a …

Seven utilities to make your Windows PC more powerful

Microsoft is building some of these features right into Windows 10<p>Last week on Processor we covered a bunch of utilities for the Mac and, as promised, here’s the Windows 10 side of things. As with the last piece, I wanted to focus in on <i>utilities</i> instead of apps — little tools that improve how you …