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The Best Podcasts for Road Trips and Long Flights

With so many podcasts out there, it can be hard to choose which to download in anticipation of a long trip—here are our top picks.<p>An unwavering, wide open road through the middle of the country; a 12-hour flight across the Pacific with nothing to look at it but sea and sky—that's a whole lot of …

Radio Industry

110-Year-Old Piano Saved And Transformed In To Awesome Piano Desk

Artist and musician Jonathan Miranda Sickmeyer salvaged a 110 year old piano which was listed on Craigslist and saved the piano from a trip to the …

Activity

Archaeology

Start Your Own Junkyard Band with This Huge Archive of Free, DIY Musical Instrument Plans

Whether you’re after a classic three-string cigar box guitar, a wooden snare drum, or a Blue Man Group-inspired PVC pipe organ, Cigar Box Nation has …

DIY-IT: Top 10 how-to articles of 2016

We publish a lot of how-to articles here on ZDNet, especially in the DIY-IT column hosted by David Gewirtz. To wrap up our year, David takes you …

Social Media

Donald Trump actually has very little control over green energy and climate change

“Market forces, not the government” are responsible for the fact that wind and solar power are replacing coal<p><i>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.</i><p>Yes, there are reasons to fear an impending environmental disaster: Donald Trump has spent much of his campaign claiming the mantle of …

Fossil Fuels

The average American is personally responsible for melting 645 square feet of Arctic ice every year

Of course, we all are. If you've lived on Earth for even a couple of years, then greenhouse gases—emitted by you or for your benefit—have in some small part helped cause warming temperatures, rising sea levels, and mass extinctions.<p>It's that "in some small part" that's the rub, though. Global …

Global Warming

It's Time To Face My Flu Shot Fears

I haven't had the flu or a flu shot for almost a decade, but that's a weak argument against vaccination.<p>This will sound like I'm jinxing myself, but I've made the following boast enough times that the damage has already been done. So, here goes: I haven't been sick since 2008. Two or three …

Public Health

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

Slow Cookers

12 Awesomely Free Fitness Applications

Check out the best free applications for fitness motivation, activity tracking and diet control. Smart ways to lose weight, build muscle and get into …

How to Make Your Existing Photos Shine in Post Production in The Next 20 Minutes (Lightroom Special)

Post production is a massively important part of every serious photographers workflow and is something you ignore at your peril. While it will not …

Tutorials

The Ultimate Comparison of Nine Noise Reduction Methods for Night Photography

Imagine yourself under a starry night sky. Wouldn’t it be great to capture the Milky Way to show it at home or on the web? Unfortunately, you are …

25 of the Most Popular Cleaning Tricks on Pinterest

Make your life easier with these genius hacks.<p>Upgrade your cleaning routine with these smart hacks and home solutions.

Beyond Blues: CAGED Developments

Supercharge your solos with the potent fretboard approach used by legendary players like Robben Ford.

Guitar

Get Stronger in Half the Time

Build more muscle in less time with a time-tested technique called supersets. This pairs non-competitive exercises back-to-back — like pushing with …

Workouts

Paramedic Shares His Wild Ride Treating 'A Thousand Naked Strangers'

In the 10 years he spent driving an ambulance in Atlanta, former paramedic Kevin Hazzard rescued people from choking, overdoses, cardiac arrest, gunshot wounds and a host of other medical emergencies.<p>He frequently found himself practicing medicine in unsafe settings, either along the side of a …

Living Rooms

Quantum Suicide: How to Prove the Multiverse Exists, in the Most Violent Way Possible

Quantum mechanics says objective reality doesn't exist, that instead all we see are probabilities collapsing into one particular configuration... and …

The Workout That'll Make You Feel Like a Gym Class Hero | Women's Health

<b>The workout:</b> Complete the exercises below in order with a partner. If you choose to do more than one game, rest for three to five minutes between games. Have fun!<p>Check out the pinable graphics of each game below, and then keep scrolling to see a breakdown of each individual move.<p><b>Move 1:</b> <b>Burpee</b><p>Beth …

Woman Uses Milk And Gelatin To Remove Blackheads

I'm the kind of person who notices every little thing on my face. Now, I may not act on everything little thing that "pops" up, so-to-speak, but I …

Here Are the Tech Stocks You Should Buy in 2016

Let’s face it—today’s top companies are radically different from the ones we grew up with. The corporate campus has given way to the private home or …

Big Data

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

Landscape Photography

These 3 Enchiladas Recipes Are All You Ever Wanted

These three enchiladas are, well, perfect. Here's how to make them.<p>It’s hard to find a good enchilada. Don’t get me wrong, I have had some really good ones: my mom’s, Mrs. Estrada’s (my elementary school lunch lady), and El Patio restaurant in Austin, Texas. Few things are more comforting than a …

Cooking

30-day guitar challenge, day 10: Use Paul Gilbert's 4th-less blues scale

<b>30-day guitar challenge: After the last two days, strength and dexterity workouts, here's an easy tweak to the blues scale, tipped to us by Paul</b> …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

27 Clever DIY Projects That'll Make Drinking Even Better

Sipping on gin... and crafting.

Primer: Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop For Basic Skin Retouching

Photoshop contains a world of post-production tools that photographers can use to bring their works of art to life. Today, we are taking a look at …

Tutorials

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

Simple Steps for Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Focus stacking is an effective way to achieve deep depth of field; it’s a technique that’s especially used in macro photography. The idea is to make …